fine jewellery by Tatiana Van Lancker
VAN creates timeless fine jewellery pieces: future scenes from the past.
Since launch in 2020 Van Robots have appeared in renowned publications such as Vanity Fair, Vogue, The Sunday Times Style, The Times Luxx Report, The Australian, In Style, Country & Town House and Harper's Bazaar.
Crafted in 18kt Gold and precious stones these "weighty, tactile bijoux-bots" have gathered an international following and are now stocked globally in select boutiques.
The Times Luxx Report
“Newcomer Tatiana Van Lancker’s Van Robots – fully articulated gold and gemstone robots are presented as pendants and earrings or can be customized to a client’s specification. Van Lancker describes her pieces as “sci-fi meets art deco” and “playful, fine jewellery bijoux-bots”.
The most recent Van Royal collection, featuring Re and Reggy Van Robots and the Dynasty VAN Inca Signet, incorporates large cabochons.
After recently moving to Rome Tatiana Van Lancker was inspired by the monumental domes and chose to incorporate gloriously glossy and curvaceous cabochons, the perfect encapsulation of the classical and contemporary.
Re & Reggy Van Robots - Ruby, Emerald, 18kt Gold (£3750). Dysnasty Ring - Paraiba Tourmaline, 18kt Gold (made to order - POA)
“The Eternal City’s quest for the beautiful, elevating the wonders of nature to eternal works of art was the inspiration for the Van Royal collection. Whilst at the same time I wanted to stay true to the Van DNA- fine jewellery that feels fun and doesn’t take itself too seriously. Jewellery that makes you smile.”
(Tatiana Van Lancker, Founder & CEO)
Van Robots at first seem quite futuristic but the design was created using a mix of Art Deco influences and Incan motifs. These joyous, lively characters are created with articulated arms and legs giving them a spirited, childlike quality - quite in contrast to how robots are often perceived.
Disco & Denim Van Robot Pendants - Precious Stones, 18kt Gold (Starting £2750)
“Central to my inspiration for VAN was my desire to design heritage pieces that transcend time and place. I am passionate about Art Deco jewellery but always had an eye on contemporary design and I wanted to fuse the two into jewellery that feels relevant today. I love jewellery that starts a conversation and so also wanted to bring an element of magic and surprise into the designs”.
(Tatiana Van Lancker, Founder)
Jessica Diamond, Country & Town House, Watches and Jewellery
“New name to know? Van Robot for its brilliant, cute robot pendants… I love irreverent design – so jewellery that feels fun and doesn’t take itself too seriously. Jewellery should make you smile.”
The Van Robot pendant collection has now expanded to include earrings, cufflinks, charms, rings all handcrafted in Italy, from 18kt gold and precious stones. In addition VAN now offers Argento Van Robot, a more accessible version in turquoise and silver - with a side of diamonds.
The Sunday Times Style
All pieces can be personalised with endless precious-stone combinations - what would you choose?
Bespoke Van Robot Pendants (starting £3450)
Bespoke Van Inca Signets (starting £2750)
Bespoke Van Robot Earrings and cufflinks (starting £2750)