First, we gather all the materials needed for your bag. This can include Grape- or PU leather and/or fabric from the Milan province, as well as lining from Florence and the IGI-certified lab-grown diamond from the diamond capital of the world, Antwerp.
Our bespoke fittings are handmade by a young Italian firm outside Milan, specialising in fashion accessories design, prototyping, and the production.
We then schedule the work process with our craftsmen. An Augustina handbag requires around six hours of manual labour from 5 -7 Italian craftsmen, each contributing their own skills at every phase of the process.
The precision skills required to inlay the cultured diamond in the silver Lazuli Kingfisher pendant can only be done by a master jeweller. For a diamond cannot simply be glued, as it will lose its sparkle.
Other preparations, taken by our artisans, continue in the Milan studio. Here they measure, and cut the leather and fabric parts to the sizes needed for the final assembly of your handbag.