Pieces favoured by Duchess of Cambridge given official royal approval.
Lola Rose founder Nikki Gewirtz received her MBE from Prince William in a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace yesterday (February 24).
Gewirtz was honoured for her outstanding services to jewellery design in the grand ballroom of Buckingham Palace, explaining: “The prince was incredibly charming and kind so my nerves evaporated”.
The self-taught, London-based designer launched Lola Rose from her bedroom in 2000, starting with her now iconic Tumble bracelets – a strong of semi-precious beads threaded on woven silk cord.
Leading stores, including Harvey Nichols and Fenwick, Bond Street, picked them up with celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker and Halle Berry helping to push the brand name into the consumer consciousness.
The brand is now perhaps best known for its signature heart necklace, which has been worn by the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.
Gewirtz added: “I wanted to create jewellery that made women smile and feel happy when they wore it – a Lola Rose design is an affordable treat that will lift your spirits and make you feel very glamorous.”
She continues: “I believe that we must celebrate British Designers – we have some of the finest in the world. It is the ability to think outside the box and break rules that results in the extraordinary and original and as a nation we shine at turning things on their head and coming up with a unique perspective. ”
14-years since its launch, Lola Rose now launches two collections per year in a selection of precious metals and semi-precious stones.