Hidden Gems: Tomfoolery Jewellery Boutique in North London

It’s tricky being a jewellery retailer. Selecting and buying the right pieces to work as a cohesive and attractive ‘collection’ is no mean feat. The pieces you sell embody the brand and establish the boutique within a specific style or aesthetic, which customers need to recognise and trust in order for them to return. The rules...

Starting a jewellery business: What you need to know to make it.

I started writing this post initially about jewellery trends for the coming season, but got side-tracked whilst thinking of all the trailblazing jewellers I know, and subsequently how hard it is to maintain the freshness that got them there in the first place. Starting a jewellery business in today’s times, in London (or any big metropolis)...

Hidden Gems: Inside Jewellery designers Zoe & Morgan’s Primrose Hill Boutique

Last week we visited the pretty London enclave of Primrose Hill, where jewellery designers Zoe & Morgan have created their new boutique space, showcasing a beautiful selection of handmade, delicate and style-focused jewellery and – most importantly for me – their new collection of engagement and wedding rings. With graphic prints on the walls, flowers and...

Grace in Geometry: Jewellery design duo Shimell & Madden

I love looking at a person’s handwriting. The flourish, scale, weight and care that the individual gives each word says so much about them, that I find it intensely personal and revealing (non-descript, changeable scrawl or basic printing in capitals acts as a warning, and is hugely unattractive to me). It is also relatively easy...

Watch: The inspirations of Ruth Tomlinson

Making jewellery can be at once all-consuming, frantic, sweaty work, as well as a meditative, calming process. For jewellery designer Ruth Tomlinson, it seems to mainly be the latter. This beautiful film shows Ruth at work, revealing her creative processes and inspirations; from finding pieces of once molten metal in the sand on the beach, to sitting at...

Parisian Cool: New Jewellery Designer Charlotte Chesnais

After an illustrious career working as a stylist and designer in the world of high fashion (including Balenciaga, Kenzo and Maison Kitsuné), Parisian Charlotte Desnais has launched her own collection of jewellery under her own name. Sinewy, sculptural gold wraps itself around the wrists and ears, whilst at once remaining minimal in its feel whilst...

Cool Jewel: New collection from Tomasz Donocik

An electric new direction by top London based fine jeweller Tomasz Donocik, these earrings from the new Electric Nights collection are this week’s Cool Jewel. Featuring a neon-inspired palette of amethysts, tanzanites, iolites, sapphires and topaz baguettes, these convertible earrings (you can remove the long drops to create graphic ear cuffs) are top of our list. We...

10 Engagement Rings from the 1970s

It’s the decade du jour, so why not go the whole hog and get some engagement ring inspiration from this season’s favourite era? Here’s one reason why: cocktail rings make great alternative engagement rings. Bold, colour-filled designs with no-holds-barred styling and detail, an engagement ring from the 70s will probably just make you feel good,...

Engagement Ring Inspiration: 1950s – 1960s

Continuing our collaboration with antiques superstars 1stdibs, we’ve selected our favourite vintage engagement ring inspiration from the 1950s through to the 1960s. After exploring early vintage design from the Victorian, Georgian and Edwardian periods, as well as the graphic lines of Art Deco, we’ve now arrived, post-war, at the 1950s. With design becoming increasingly bold, bombastic...

London Fashion Week AW15 Jewellery Highlights

London Fashion Week AW15 is up and running, with Rock Vault, the fine jewellery showcase featuring the UK’s most exciting jewellery designers is back to its glittering best. After a slightly dark and gloomy setting last September, the sun shone into the white walled room at Somerset House this weekend to reveal the jewellers’ talents...

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