It was a profound honour to create parting gifts for Kate and William on their 2016 visit to Canada, and we at Shi feel it is a story that still needs to be told and shared. Due to popular demand, we have decided to keep the spirit of the Royal Collection alive. We’ll be carrying forward the two top designs from the collection and adding some new pieces that showcase April Lacheur’s Dogwood Breeze print, hand embellished with metallic shine.
The Royal Dogwood collection will include the favourite Pearl Charm Cluster Necklace and Charm Bracelet from the original Royal Collection given to Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2016. It will also welcome new designs including The Dogwood Layer Necklace, The Cascade Plunge Necklace, The Pearl Teardrop Earrings and a delicate Oval Pendant. All are classic looks that carry with them the spark of a royal story
The Charm Cluster Necklace is a longer flowing necklace with an elegant Shi charm, silver charm and pearls dangling. The Shi charm is double sided with individual cuts of the dogwood breeze on each side. The chain, charms and findings are all 925 Sterling Silver and the pearls are freshwater.
Shi Studio glass and textile fusion accessories primarily use the traditional dynastic pattern silk brocades of Southern China. Some of the pieces are full sterling silver but most of the pieces are constructed based on the principles of stained glass. For these pieces, the backings on the pendants and earrings are stainless steel and the edges are a lead-free solder made of silver, copper, bismuth and tin. There is no nickel in any of our pieces. The bails and findings, including shepherd hooks, are all sterling silver.The chains are all sterling silver or brass. We use a variety of leathers including full grain Italian cowhide and Italian lambskin. Where appropriate we use high quality vintage and upcycled garment leathers.Product Care
- These accessories are made with glass.
- Please handle with care. Do not immerse in water.
- If the solder tarnishes slightly, then buff with a rouge cloth which can be found at most jewelery stores. The solder can also be buffed lightly with super fine steel wool.
- For the complete sterling silver pieces only use a silver polishing cloth to buff.
- In order to slow the process of oxidization or tarnishing you may store your shi pieces in air tight or zip lock bags.
A little note regarding the belts: The Shi Lucky Belts are best worn with the tip positioned behind the main belt strap. They are also designed to be fitted for the first three holes closest to the belt tip.