Inspired by the Forçat chains of her mother's Martiniquan roots, Marie Lichtenberg's symbolic love lockets honor craftsmanship and embody meaning. Traditionally handed down through the generations, the hollow gold chains with bold locket clasps celebrate emancipation in Creole culture. Marie received one from her mother as a teen, sparking her connection to the emotional value of jewelry. Years later, it would also lead her to explore what she would like to pass on to her own daughter in turn.
Marie designed her first love locket in India, where she fell in love with the country's rich colors, spiritual heritage, and ancestral jewelry-making traditions. The trip proved transformative, igniting an idea that would become Marie Lichtenberg Fine Jewelry.