Marie Lichtenberg's exquisitely crafted jewelry is designed to encapsulate emotion and carry it into the future, as heirloom pieces made to be handed down to the next generation.
After leaving the world of runway shows behind in her previous life as a Paris fashion editor, she channeled her creativity into a line of jewelry and clothing hand-crafted in India and was deeply inspired by the country's colorful aesthetic and artisanship.
Drawing on her Creole family roots in the French West Indies, her gemstone and gold heirloom love lockets strung on Mauli ties blessed in Jaipur, hand-threaded beads or hollow gold chain, have become cult items for the style-savvy that symbolize emancipation and empowerment.
In conversation with Marie Lichtenberg
Which is more important in your work, craftsmanship or design?
I think it’s a virtuous circle, as they both serve each other mutually. Craftsmanship helps us to take our creative process further while having the support of talented jewelry craftsmen is what makes [...]