Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Didi Jewellery

Didi Colley has been designing jewellery under the Didi Jewellery label for 12 years. After graduating from Edinburgh, she qualified as a gemologist and has established herself in both the UK and USA industry. Working between Miami and London her style stays true to the materials she uses and keeps her jewellery simplistic yet beautiful.
 





 
Amethyst Sovereign Crystal Pendant £185, Blue Chalcedony Regal Pencil Ring £80, Diamond Disc Earrings £1645, Pink Sapphire Diamond Pendant £1510, Lapis Pencil Pendant £70.00, Amethyst Banded Ring £60.00
 
All available to purchase from here.
 

Tiklari

Founded by Karla Diaz Cano, Tiklari was created after a visit to Istanbul in 2010. Meaning 'colourful adornment' and taking inspiration from Turkey's rich jewellery culture Tiklari jewellery is made using traditional techniques, precious metals and semi precious stones.
 




 
Feray Earrings Green $76.00, Halid II Ring $56.00, Tara Ring Pearl $54.00, Beyza Necklace Turquoise $170,Tara Bracelet Pearl $36.00
 
All available from the Tiklari Shop
 






Thursday, 5 September 2013

Professional Jeweller Top 100 of 2013

Want to know who is at the top of the jewellery industry game? Well look no further, the Professional Jeweller Hot 100 2013 has been revealed at a gem studded event at One Marylebone in London.

 
 
Check out who made the list on the Professional Jeweller website here.
 
And watch out for some future posts showing some of my favourites!

    
 

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

The Charm Works

As a child I was fascinated by my mothers charm bracelet, every link was filled of little gold treasures and I loved the way it jingled with every movement.
Each charm had a story and a sentimental element which made me adore the bracelet even more.
 
The Charm Works is a fantastic company offering a huge range of sterling silver charms and bracelets. The quality and the price is outstanding and I've had huge amounts of fun designing my own bracelets with there online bracelet builder.
 
The Charm Works was founded in 2008 by internet wizard Alex who has dedicated his time in becoming a charm selling expert, and
creating a company who prides itself on great customer service.
 
Here are a few of my favourite charms ...
 


 
Want to win a silver charm? Enter the weekly prize draw by liking The Charm Works on Facebook!
 
 

Getting married soon? The Charm Works have an amazing competition at the moment ...

For your chance to win a set of personalised silver charm bracelets for your wedding (worth £300!) sign up to The Charm Works newsletter.
 
 
Go and check out there charms and try out making your own bracelets, also take advantage of there free shipping for orders over £20!
 

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Professional Jeweller Treasure Competition

The Professional Jeweller annual Treasure Competition is upon us. Having recieved a record number of entries, the talented panel of retail buyers and industry experts have shortlisted 10 jewellers who all have the chance to win one of 3 stands at jewellery show Treasure.
The 10 finalists are Anes Kim, Annabelle Lucilla, Crux London, Imogen Belfield, Novo Hombre, Rachel Boston, Ros Millar, Rosita Bonita, Smith/Grey and Tessa Metcalfe.

Want to know who will be getting my vote? Here are my top picks ...

Launched in 2012 by Katie Woodward, this jewellery brand was named after the smallest star formation in the universe. Mixing metals and unique gemstones this jewellery brand is sleek and effortlessly wearable.


Central St Martins graduate Rachel Boston creates her jewellery in her East London workshop. Taking her inspiration from nature, contemporary culture and high fashion she produces beautifully hand crafted, strongly designed jewellery.

 
Born and bred in London, Tessa Metcalfe takes inspiration from her home city. With a fascination with taxidermy and wildlife, her desire to never let anything go to waste has resulted in creating beautiful jewellery from interesting sources.



Make sure to visit the Treasure jewellery show from June 13th-16th at Somerset House, London.

Check out the 10 shortlisted jewellers on the Professional Jeweller's competition gallery and pick your favourite, the 3 with the most votes will win a fantastic opportunity to exhibit at this prestigious show.

Voting closes on Tuesday 26th March at 4pm. Who will be getting your vote?

Monday, 18 March 2013

Lauren Wolf

After studying jewellery design in the mountains of Mexico, Lauren Wolf developed her jewellery range and works out of her California studio. Her jewellery is inspired by her love of travel and unique artefaces and her pieces are available in over 40 boutiques worldwide.
 




 
 
Large Silver Stingray Crescent $625, Cleopatra 18K Yellow Gold and Diamond Ring $6000, One of a Kind 18k Yellow Gold and Ruby Slice Earrings $6800, Sixe Strand Pyrite Bracelet $500, Silver Stingray Large Spike Bracelet $600
 
All available for purchase on the Lauren Wolf website.

 

 



 

Gypsy Warrior

Gypsy Warrior was lauched in 2010 by best friends Nicla DiCosmo an Michel Bezoza. Showcasing a collection of clothing, shoes and accessories they pull inspiration from rock n roll, tattoo culture, streey styles and vintage eras. Well curated and amazingly priced pieces make up there online collection and also in there shop, opened in 2011. Here are a few of my favourite pieces ...
 




 
Arizona Arrow Earrings $12.00, St. Barts Bib Necklace $28.00, Sunburst Ring $12.00, Cross Cuff Bracelet $45.00, Mixed Metal Geometric Earrings $16.00
 
All available here.
 
 

Friday, 8 February 2013

'Drawing Jewels For Fashion' Carol Woolton

Jewellery editor of British Vogue, Carol Woolton, is a leading figure in the jewellery world. Having extensive knowledge of antique and modern jewellery and also being a critic and judge for many art houses, she knows her stuff when it comes to jewels! Her newest book 'Drawing Jewels For Fashion' is a fantastic insight into the story of jewellery designers, and shows how there sketches and ideas develop into the final piece. Available from Amazon, this is a fascinating read and research book for anyone interested in jewellery.
 
 
Also Carol has her own jewellery blog, check it out here.
 
 
 


Monday, 28 January 2013

Ileana Makri

Born and based in Greece, jewellery designer Ileana Makri travels around the globe and draws inspirations from different cultures and landscapes. Fascinated by nature and multicultural symbolism, she opened her first store in Athens called Mageia, meaning magic in Greek, and showcases an eclectic mix of fashion, art and jewellery, including her own collection. Her unique feminine pieces are made using old craftmanship technique and use 18k gold and semi precious gemstones. The jewellery below are all available from the New Yorks prestigious Barneys store ...
 
 





 
 
 
Champagne Diamond Gem Teardrop Earrings $19,765, Ruby Love Ring $735, Champagne Diamond Centarus Galaxy Drop Earrings $8160, Blue Diamond & Ruby Little Snake Earrings $1345, Diamond, Sapphire & Tsavorite Dawn Ring $7675, Rose Gold & Champagne Diamond Dangling Gem Earrings $4725
 
All available here.
 
 

Friday, 25 January 2013

Me & Ro

Roni Renzi is the designer behind the Me & Ro jewellery, having been making jewellery since her high school days. Taking her inspirations from the human need to adorn and express emotions, her subtle designs are beautifully made and her brand has been seen at red carpet events and on many celebrities. Ethically sourced materials including recycled metals, conflict free stones and using recycled packaging her pieces are 100% made in New York City and sold in many department stores and retail boutiques.
 

 
 



 
Lapid Chain Drop Earrings $400, Crescent Moon and Star Pendant $1295, Double Drop Opaque Diamon Earrings $1835, Skull with Indian Diamond Pave Band $2650, Sandy Red Opaque Diamond Earrings $5000 
 
All available from Barneys NY website here.
 
 

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Sydney Evan

Sydney Evan was developed in 2001 by Rosanne Karmes. Collecting her inspiration from concepts such as spirituality, sentiment and personal expression she has created a jewellery range which celebrates the uniqueness of our lives. Here are some of my favourite pieces from the collection stocked at Benna ...
 
 



 
Diamond and Gold Lucky Horseshoe Ring £235, Diamond and White Gold Love Bracelet £510, Diamond and Red Coral Hamsa Bracelet £275, White Gold and Diamond Hamsa Necklace £325, Diamond Horseshoe and Pyrite Bracelet £285
 
All available here.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

London Road Jewellery

New jewellery brand, London Road, creates classic jewellery using precious metals and stones. With three generations of jewellery manufacture there pieces are created with skill and have a contemprary edge. Stocked in some of the finest stores across the UK, this brand is set to take the jewellery industry by storm.
 





 
9ct Yellow, Diamond and Turquoise Gold Evil Eye Bracelet £350, 9ct Yellow Gold and Diamond Star Earrings £545, 9ct Rose Gold and Blue Topaz Raindrop Bracelet £195, 9ct White Gold, Diamond and Ruby Hand of Fatima Necklace £385, 9ct Yellow Gold, Diamond and Turquoise Evil Eye Drop Earrings £594.99
 
All available here.