An Alternative Wedding Showcase | Tomfoolery London

After having waxed lyrical about jewellery boutique Tomfoolery last month, we were excited to hear that they are hosting an ‘alternative wedding showcase’ launching this Saturday, 19th March. Featuring trunk shows from some of my favourite designers and London’s top design talent; kicking off with the LA-based rough diamond queen Polly Wales (9th & 10th April),...

Cool Jewel: Vortex diamond ring by London Jewellers Guy & Max

This week’s Cool Jewel is courtesy of London jewellery designers Guy & Max. Based on the concept of a vortex – which makes for a neat analogy of the whirling of emotions getting hitched involves – this diamond and 18ct white gold ring features one of my favourite diamond shapes: the oval. Sexier and more streamlined,...

How do you propose to a jewellery designer? London’s top jewellers show us their own engagement rings…

Proposing to a jewellery designer…the pressure, the pressure. Fortunately (and unfortunately) convention and tradition are no longer as important as they once were when it comes to buying an engagement ring. The set of rules that once guided people in one direction – diamond, solitaire, platinum, etc etc – have definitely loosened over the years; meaning that women...

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...

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