Sisters Heath and Landon Slane teamed up in 1997 to design a collection of high-end sterling silver jewelry that would become “tomorrow’s heirlooms." Though their company's name has changed over the years (original name: Slane & Slane), its sources of inspiration — architecture, nature, and spirituality — remain the same. Handcrafted from recycled silver and 18-karat gold, Slane jewelry includes a series dedicated to bees (stand-out pieces: diamond pavé rings shaped like honeycomb), luxurious tassel earrings and pendants made of tiny basket-weave beads, Maltese crosses, mixed-metal fleur de lis pendants, and bold column bangle bracelets featuring contrasting textures and classic shapes. Slane has appeared on the covers of <i>Vogue</i> and <i>Town & Country</i> and adorned the likes of Gisele and Oprah.
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North Carolina-born sisters Heath and Landon Slane are behind this elegantly whimsical jewelry line, so it's no surprise that their modern pieces evoke such decidedly stately charm. Inspired by things like architecture and nature, this pretty collection includes intricate basketweave earrings, sleek bangles and cuffs, classically versatile station necklaces, and cute bee pendants and rings.
Born and raised in High Point, North Carolina, sisters Heath and Landon Slane came to the business of designing jewelry with the resources that might otherwise have put them through graduate school. After varied career explorations and experiences in Santa Fe, Los Angeles and New York, the sisters came together in 1995 with the vision of creating sterling silver designer jewelry with the same quality and detail that historically had been dedicated only to gold and platinum. Numerous childhood influences would shape their design sensibility, not the least of which was an utter fascination with their stylish and worldly grandmothers. Portraying restrained elegance with flourishes of a grand scale or splashes of vibrant color, the girls’ eyes were trained on a style that never looked predictable, but always looked appropriate. It is this sensibility which defines their design aesthetic. Distinctive finishes in both their sterling silver and 18 karat gold designs characterize collections which are at once familiar but new. Drawing inspiration from a myriad of sources, each symbolic to one or the other, the sisters have defined a look that seamlessly complements the wardrobes of women in the workplace, out for the evening or at play on the weekend. Worn individually, mixed or matched, Slane & Slane’s Collections are appreciated both for their understated elegance as well as for their playful exuberance. With features in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and InStyle , Slane & Slane is available at Gilt Groupe.
Sisters Heath and Landon Slane’s love affair with fine sterling silver comes from their admiration for the treasured heirlooms that have been passed down for generations in their family. The design duo imbues each of their hand-cast, hand-finished creations with the same stately charm, and by using sustainable, recycled metals, this elegant array of trilliant-cut gemstone studs, diamond cocktail rings, and ornate pendants make a decidedly modern statement as well.