BAR : A block of metal in its pure form. The name BAR comes from the idea of being stripped back to basics, akin to the minimal and unapologetic bar form that metal takes before being made into jewellery. The aesthetic of BAR is informed by elegance and simplicity, surpassing the transcience of trends, in the hope that you will wear the pieces for years to come. Founder Sophie Mckay has worked as a fashion designer in London and Milan for various luxury brands and continues to consult within the fashion industry. BAR uses silver that has been recycled via a traceable process into fine silver. The feed material for the silver comes from the jewellery, giftware, medical and electronics industries. Despite the metal being recycled, there is no difference in look, feel or value from regular silver. BAR is handmade in London, UK by local factories and skilled artisans. Positive, ethical and sustainable practice are central to the brand ethos.