Daphne Descends as a brand was created in 2008, by artist Laura Lambroni. Daphne is an ancient Greek version of the Latin name ‘Laura’. The name is representative of beauty and femininity. It represented the very first collection of the designer. The collection features uniquely created pieces made from moulds, mosses, beehive fragments and dried roots etc. all of which are coated with gold or silver dust and embedded with semi-precious stones. Laura’s forte is that she explores new territories and materials to manufacture her range of accessories. She derives inspiration from the place of her birth – Sardinia in Italy.
All of her accessories are made in Italy. Factors that makes her collection all the more unique is that it features organic materials, among other elements from the earth, which are dried naturally and then used to create her masterpieces. The portfolio of her first collection was done by Ellen Rogers in December 2011. Ellen’s photography style perfectly complements Laura’s creations.
The theme was from a Sardinian legend more than two millennia old, which had Sardinian priestesses sacrifice their lives to save their people from the Romans. The jewellery pieces created by Laura’s are a tribute to the legend. Each piece is hand crafted in Italy, distinctly unique in style and in perfect harmony with nature and the elements.