The Lily Blanche story beings on the windswept Island of Skye in the Inner Hebrides, where I spent childhood holidays with my grandmother, Lily Blanche Sheridan. It was here, playing on the shore of the loch, opposite my grandmother’s white-washed croft, that I first came across real pearls washed up on the rocks. And my imagination was fired.
My grandmother encouraged and inspired my creativity. She is the motivation behind everything we do here in the Lily Blanche Studio. Many of our designs are inspired by the pieces in her jewel box.
Born in 1903, Lily Blanche lived an extraordinary life, travelling thousands of miles with four small children, bringing them up in India in the 1930s.