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Borealis Bow Barrette

Regular price
€350,00
Regular price
Sale price
€350,00

Description

The Borealis Bow Barrette, crafted in silk, twines the luster of silver wires through its form, each a delicate filament of moonlight. It captures the ancient art of wire breaking, a technique that weaves tales of tradition into every knot and twist. Clasped in hair, it is not merely an ornament but a piece of the heavens, framing the wearer in an aurora of elegance.

Characteristics

- Made with white silk and silver wires by using a traditional technique from Anatolia, called "wire-breaking".

The hair bow features a French barrette closure made of steel for securing it in place on the hair.

- The bow weights around 20 grams and measures approximately 40 cm in length, making it lightweight and suitable for all hair types.

What is the "wire breaking" technique?

Centuries-old Anatolian craftsmanship, known as "Bartın Tel – Tel Kırma," involves the delicate art of wire breaking using fine silver wire and handcrafted needles. Skilled artisans meticulously create unique pieces through this traditional technique. However, the advent of mass production poses a threat to this ancient art form. In response, our Istanbul studio endeavors to safeguard this heritage by infusing it with a luxurious perspective and embracing sustainable practices. Our artisans, with their expertise, intricately embroider silver wire onto tulle using specialized needles, resulting in breathtaking pieces that exemplify their craftsmanship. Each creation stands as a testament to our commitment to using only the highest quality materials, offering you the opportunity to own not just a piece of history, but also an exquisite work of art and luxury.

Storage and Use

For your epoxy and ceramic accessories, store them in their case to protect the handmade resin petals from sun damage. It's important to keep these accessories away from heat sources such as fireplaces and lamps. If the petals are flattened, gently lift them with your finger to restore their volume. Additionally, avoid spraying hairspray directly on the accessory to prevent damage.

Regarding your metal and coated accessories, spraying perfume directly on your gold-plated jewelry is not recommended; it's better to apply perfume first to avoid chemical interactions. Ensure lotions are fully absorbed by your skin before wearing your jewelry. These pieces should be kept away from substances like oil, chlorine, and sweat to prevent tarnishing. After use, cleaning with a soft cloth is advised, and for deeper cleaning, warm soapy water can be used, steering clear of harsh jewelry cleaners. To prevent scratches, storing your pieces in a soft cloth or in a separate jewelry box is recommended.

For further information, kindly review our FAQ page.

Shipping Information

Products are delivered in a secure gift box to prevent damage. The responsibility for tracking and managing customs falls to customers. If an address is undeliverable or the customer is absent, re-shipment costs will be incurred. Shipping times for international orders can exceed a week. Anthémis does not mark packages as gifts or lower their value for customs purposes.

We offer free domestic shipping within France, using tracking services via Colissimo or UPS, though shipment durations can vary between 2 to 5 days. International shipping rates and times vary based on the destination, customs fees, and regulations. For more detailed information, please review our Shipping and Returns page.

Return Policy

Please be aware that Anthémis is unable to process returns or exchanges as each product is made-to-order and uniquely tailored for the customer. Custom or bespoke items, as special orders, are non-returnable and non-exchangeable. However, customers will receive updates and images throughout the crafting process, which allows for feedback and ensures the final creation aligns perfectly with their preferences. For more detailed information, kindly review our Shipping & Returns page before placing an order. Should there be any issues with damage, please contact studio@anthemisparis.com for assistance.

Borealis Bow Barrette