Like so many American stories, SLANE begins with a vision, a vision to take something humble and make it extraordinary. In 1995, sisters Heath and Landon Slane set about transforming silver—always perceived as the less precious metal—into the foundation of their new line of sculptural fine jewelry. From staple to statement, each of the Slane sisters’ clean, versatile, sterling silver pieces were designed to be iconic, and crafted with the loving care generally reserved for 18 karat gold: Hand-assembled, hand-set, and hand-finished with innumerable intimate details intended to be enjoyed by the wearer alone.
Fifteen years on, SLANE encompasses not only the line’s signature sterling silver, but a full range of fine jewelry made with the same values and the same vision that have defined SLANE from the start. Diamonds, freshwater pearls, colored gemstones and—yes—18 karat gold are incorporated into the SLANE wardrobe of timeless, dress-up/dress-down styles. There’s a distinctly American point-of-view at work here: Heath and Landon design for today, inventing a new vocabulary of shape and texture, and create for tomorrow, knowing that these pieces will be the prized heirlooms of future generations.