Marie Lichtenberg


      Marie Lichtenberg's symbolic love lockets draw inspiration from the Forçat chains of her mother's Martiniquan heritage, paying homage to craftsmanship and carrying deep meaning. These love lockets, traditionally passed down through generations, feature hollow gold chains with distinctive locket clasps, symbolizing the celebration of emancipation in Creole culture. Marie's personal connection to these treasures began in her teenage years when her mother gifted her one, sparking her appreciation for the emotional significance of jewelry. This experience later inspired Marie to contemplate what she would pass on to her own daughter in the future. In India, Marie crafted her inaugural love locket, captivated by the nation's vibrant colors, spiritual heritage, and age-old jewelry-making traditions. This transformative journey sparked the idea that would evolve into Marie Lichtenberg Fine Jewelry. Today, she collaborates with some of the world's premier ateliers to bring her meticulously crafted lockets to life. Marie seeks out experts in intricate hand-enameling, guilloché, and ciselure, and partners with master diamond cutters, polishers, skilled stone-setters, and expert artisans to achieve the distinctive gold coco finish. Each new skill required is sourced from highly talented jewelry craftspeople, ensuring the creation of truly exceptional and unique pieces. The love locks fasten 18 karat recycled gold chains made by hand in italy, pearl-strewn silk mauli strings from india, and hand-threaded ghanaian beads scattered with gemstones. To these, she has added earrings, pendants, charms and bracelets with new gold finishes, as well as an ever-expanding collection of chains and cords, each developed with an uncompromising approach to quality. Marie lichtenberg has dug deep into her history to create modern heirlooms, designed in paris and steeped in stories from distant lands, to produce rare, finely worked jewels, infused with love.