British-born Lewis Williams studied jewelry at Central Saint Martins and The London Guildhall before moving to New York City to work for the prestigious jewelry designer Philip Crangi. The name LHN pays homage to Lewis’s grandfathers: Henry, a boxer and captain in the British Army, and Nicholas, a cobbler. His pieces, made by hand in Brooklyn using various techniques—hand-sawing, engraving, hammering, soldering—are primarily influenced by classical antiquity from the Roman era, through Byzantine and Victorian times. The result is handmade, eclectic jewelry that is aesthetically beautiful and feels like old treasure.
Why we Covet: Lewis’s collection is the ideal mix of androgyny, street chic, and rock ‘n’ roll.