The Sappho

Kim Smiley

You won’t believe it’s not metal.

Our Kim Smiley Cult Classic Cuff, made entirely of lace, save the metal magnetic clasp, has caught the eye of celebrities and social justice crusaders alike.

Inspired by Indian Henna and the bracelets from the Olbia Treasure, discovered in the ancient Greek colonies of the Black Sea. The perfect accessory to jeans or a killer LBD.

In Kim Smiley’s Atelier, the world’s finest Japanese lace is hand-sewn into a bracelet by local women for a fair trade wage. Think Wonder Woman meets Grace Kelly. Less like jewellery than a badge of honour

3 ½ inches high x 6 — 8 inches long. Send us your wrist measurement when ordering. 

Available in bronze, oxidized bronze and rose gold/warm silver.

Also available with semi-precious gems or Swarovski.

Handmade in Toronto, Canada for a Living Wage.

This Kim Smiley lace cuff comes with the poem that inspired the piece:

Fragment 16
By Sappho (625-570 BCE)

Some say the most beautiful thing
Upon the black earth is an army of horsemen;
Others, of infantry, still others, of ships;
But I say it is what one loves.

Translation by Jane McIntosh Snyder.

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