Hello, and thanks for finding our andStrings website. We are a small but growing jewellery business established in 2014 by three of us, our different skills and backgrounds from Hong Kong and from London complementing each other in classic jewellery, modern graphic design, traditional strings knitting and ecommerce. The name of the company originates from blending our designer strings with a variety of materials, such as silver and strings, crystal and strings, stones and strings, wood and strings, and more. Everything you see on the site starts out as a sketch on our drawing board, and you’ll find a few examples on this page. We want to demonstrate that simple chic jewellery can be designed from scratch and crafted piece by piece without costing exorbitant amounts of money, yet still be of very high quality.
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 bespoke 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 then 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.
We really want you to have a total and enjoyable customer experience with us, from the moment you arrive at our website, to browsing through our jewellery, making an enquiry, making a purchase, and finally to the secure delivery of your hand-picked piece. You’ll find personal touches and attention to detail throughout your buying 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 friends. Where we go from here partly depends on your feedback on the website, your suggestions on our designs, and of course on the number of orders we receive! Ideas currently in the pipeline include an "industrial" collection, as well as more silver designs using different moulds that we are creating.
Hope you like what you see, and do please enjoy the experience.
Chrissie Y and William L
Chief Designers, andStrings.com