These bangles are handmade using the ancient Chinese art of cloisonné developed in the 13th century. Each piece is hand forged. Artisans attach small metal wires to the surface, add coloured enamel and then fire them to reveal intricate colours and patterns. These bangles have a hinged seam that opens which allows them to fit most wrist sizes.
Rebekah Allen is the founder and designer of Le Serey. Having worked in development for more than ten years, she has worked with marginalised communities in Kenya, India, China, and now Cambodia. While working in anti-trafficking in India, she realised that jewellery design was more than a passing hobby and could serve a dual purpose: it provided stable income for the rescued women and provided a safe, therapeutic outlet as they healed from the trauma of sex trafficking. Debuting in 2020, Le Serey (pronounced: say-ray) means “The Free”, and it’s with this sentiment that the collection was born. Le Serey is easy to wear, easy to update, and easy to mix and match, giving customers the freedom to change and transform their style easily and seamlessly. Le Serey jewellery is free from exploitation and slavery, and all hoops and chains are made with mineral-traced, conflict-free gold. Rebekah currently designs and makes all charms by hand, with hopes of expanding and creating a safe, stable and fair income for women in the near future.