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Fine jewellery
by Tatiana Van Lancker

Van embodies timeless fine jewellery: future scenes from the past.

The pieces are hand-crafted in 18kt gold and precious stones in an established family-run atelier in the historic town of Arezzo, Italy. Once the world-capital of gold due to the ancient Etruscan civilisation who built up the city in the sixth century BC, Arezzo is known for unparalleled precision in fine jewellery handcraft.

Van launched with the now-iconic Van Robot pendants in 2020, with a playful and personal approach that countered the dominant trend of high-fine jewellery. The robots quickly gained a strong following, beloved for their insouciant yet chic aesthetic by men and women alike; from tastemakers in the creative industries to families looking for a beloved personal yet playful talisman.

Van expanded on the DNA of the “weighty, tactile bijoux-bots” by creating new styles incorporating Art Deco references always with Italian craftmanship and design excellence at the core.

Van’s “joyful, playful” fine jewellery has appeared in renowned publications such as The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Vogue UK, The Sunday Times Style and The Times Luxx Report. Van fine jewellery’s broad gender-neutral appeal has gained an international following with many clients electing to customise the designs with precious birthstones.

Founder Tatiana Van Lancker was born in Paris, grew up in Sydney before spending over twenty years in London and now currently lives between Rome and Tuscany with her husband, two daughters and their dachshunds.

"Van was born from my desire for heritage pieces that transcend time and place. I love irreverent jewellery, and I designed the Van Robot to embody the past, present and future. Fine jewellery should feel perennially relevant, not take itself too seriously, and, above all, it should make you smile."

Tatiana Van Lancker, Founder & CEO Van

The Times Luxx Report

The Times Luxx Report