The Irga Cuff is handmade by artisans in Nairobi, Kenya from dark cow horn (a by-product) and finished by hand in the England in solid brass. The intricate pin clasp is gem-set with a 0.2-carat natural emerald sourced from the ethical mines of Gemfields in Zambia. 'Irga' takes its name from the Irga building, designed by an Italian architect in 1930s Asmara, Eritrea - the Italian "design laboratory" of Africa. Each cuff is handmade from natural materials - please note that colour variation, horn inclusions and slight colour irregularities may occur. Fouché London logo laser-inscribed on the interior hinge. Inner circumference of small size 16 - 17cm / medium 18cm / large 19cm (delivery time may differ) - height of cuff is 7cm. Fouché jewels are delivered wrapped and enclosed in a hand block printed linen bag and sealed with taffia ribbon.
Handmade by artisans in Nairobi, Kenya.
Finished by hand in the England in solid brass.
The intricate pin clasp is gem-set with a 0.2-carat natural emerald sourced from the ethical mines of Gemfields in Zambia.
Small :16 - 17cm
Height of cuff is 7cm
Standard price for UK delivery: Free Delivery (1-3 days)
Standard price for European delivery: £12.99 (3-10 days)
Standard price for Rest of World Standard Delivery:
£20.00 (5-14 days)
Fouché jewellery is designed by Claire Fouché, an artist and jeweller with a deep interest in African culture, craftsmanship & rare gemstones. Claire takes inspiration from the Italian art déco architecture of Asmara on the Horn of Africa and interprets into modern, sculptured cuffs and bold earrings amongst her jewellery designs. Fouché jewellery is hand carved by artisans in Nairobi using locally sourced materials such as Ankole cow horn and wood that is intricately finished by hand in small workshops based in England. Claire is half South African and grew up travelling around Africa with her parents. The 'Diana' Cuff is named after her late mother and takes inspiration from the warrior cuffs worn by style icon Diana Vreeland and Nancy Cunard. Claire is a former couture jeweller for Fabergé where she trained as a designer and gemologist. Fouché jewellery provides ongoing fair-trade employment to skilled artisans in Nairobi and Kibera, Africa's largest slum. In 2012 Claire co-founded the Maisha Foundation to support young talent from Kibera in skills training programmes. Fouché jewellery is coveted by inspirational women around the world, including Sienna Miller and Lucinda Chambers, and has featured in British, French & Brazilian Vogue.