Tiny, pretty things. This is what's in store in the lovely Sweetpea in Primrose Hill, a gorgeous find located on a backstreet in North West London. Run by Siobhan and her friendly team, this homely boutique sells the kind of jewellery that I want to wear. It's all teeny tiny, delicate, gold pieces, peppered with little diamonds.
The aesthetic is one that is increasingly popular in London - layering of delicate, fine, precious pieces rather than opting for big, bold, and fake, and it works extremely well for daily wear, as well as for something more formal such as an engagement ring.
We've therefore featured a selection of engagement rings that we love - very thin, fine bands of gold and subtle but beautifully cut stones.
We particularly love a rose cut diamond, and these are featured quite heavily in the store's collection. Perfect for those who don't want a diamond sitting too 'proud' above the finger, the flat base of the cut allows quite a minimalist look which is also really easy to wear, as it won't catch or snag on clothes.
Also stocking brands such as Ruth Tomlinson, Laura Lee, Alex Monroe, Kamofie and Redline, all following a similar delicate, easy-to-wear, feminine style, Sweetpea is the place to go if you're looking for something precious and delicate for someone who isn't too showy with the jewellery they wear.
Visit the store:
77 Gloucester Avenue,
London NW1 8LD
tel: +44 (0)207 449 9292
P.s. Sweetpea also has an interesting pearl collection, great for brides wanting something a little different, and we'll feature this soon in our upcoming feature on alternative bridal jewellery.