andStrings was established in 2014, the name originating from our early designer pieces made with jewellery strings, coupled with a variety of materials such as silver, crystal, wood, beads and semi-precious stones. We aim to create simple chic jewellery, designed from scratch and hand-crafted piece by piece, not costing exorbitant amounts of money, yet still of very high quality. Currently there are three of us running the company, our different skills and backgrounds from Hong Kong and London complementing each other in classic jewellery creation, modern graphic design and digital ecommerce.
Our design philosophy is to bring contemporary styling and a non-bling approach back into everyday wear. Materials are carefully selected from a number of local suppliers, with many of our stones cut to size from larger pieces, and with the various metals we use either formed in cast-iron moulds or shaped by hand. Local craftsmen and women skilled in string-knitting and knot-making techniques help us to assemble and construct each piece. All our andStrings jewellery can be styled, stacked and personalised. Mix and match it as much as you like. We also encourage made-to-order pieces, so if you see something you like but want it made slightly differently, or have another style in mind altogether, just let us know. Recently we have processed into more expensive designs using 18ct gold and Japanese pearls, yet still hand-completed with the help of local skills.
We want you to have an enjoyable customer experience with us, from the moment you arrive at our website, to browsing through our jewellery, asking any questions, making an order and through to the secure delivery of your hand-picked piece. You’ll find personal touches and attention to detail throughout your purchase journey, and we also have a great after-sales service in case of need. If having chosen something, you then find it’s not quite to your liking when it arrives, we’ll be happy to exchange if for something else.
We’re going to keep andStrings on a personal level, putting our hearts and souls into creating something modern, unique and long-lasting for our customers and our friends. Where we go from here partly depends on the feedback on the website, suggestions on our designs, and of course the number of orders we receive! Ideas currently in the pipeline include an "industrial" collection, as well as more gold and pearl designs using different moulds and techniques under development.
We hope you like what you see, and do please enjoy the experience.
Christina, William and Martin