Our Story

Black & Sigi

WHO WE ARE

Black and Sigi was born from the idea of two sisters, Clio and Athena, and their passion to create beautiful and inspiring handmade pieces of jewellery that could be worn by every woman so she can express her inner confidence and beauty.

Each piece is made from our studio in Leigh on Sea, UK. We draw inspiration from all areas that make up who we are – from our Italian heritage to the people in our lives, each range is designed and created to reflect different loves and experiences, and aims to relate to every woman.

OUR VALUES

Our values are deeply rooted in our heritage, upbringing and culture. We are passionate about empowering women at any age and walks of life. We also put heavy emphasis on collaborations and are passionate about supporting our local community.

We believe in accessibility but never compromising on quality, style and design. Our wire wrapping technique, passed down from generation to  generation, allows us to be creative and innovative. And even though we are self-taught, it doesn’t stop us to constantly experiment, allowing us to keep the traditional skill  modern and alive.

WIRE WRAP TECHNIQUE

The wire wrap technique can be traced back to 1446 BC with evidence of elements of wire jewellery in ancient pharaohs’ tombs and pyramids in Egypt. The process involved using flattened sheets of metal which were cut into strips and rolled into tubes.

These days we use a 9ct gold plate and a 10% sterling silver filled wires for the main part of our designs.  There is a slightly thicker plating on the silver, but this explains the reason why  our prices are the same for both gold and silver.  Majority of our designs will use plating, but occasionally we also use a gold filled and sterling silver. Find out more about our wires here.

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