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News & Events

The world of fine jewellery is dynamic. Get the inside scoop on topical issues including latest trends, controversial sustainability issues, or how the language of jewellery is used politically.

Read about where Jacqui takes inspiration, the release of new collections, and stay up to date with her latest news and events in London.

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Bespoke Jewellery- Angel Delight

Bespoke Jewellery- Angel Delight

We are very selective about our partners- they need to share our passion for unique jewellery and have a history of quality craftsmanship. This enables us to present diverse collections which are unique and exclusive and largely customisable- in essence, a bespoke...

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What is a tennis bracelet?

What is a tennis bracelet?

The term tennis bracelet seemed to enter common jewellery parlance in the 80s. At the time, the origin seemed somewhat uncertain. However, it can be traced to a particular player competing at a high profile tournament. "Tennis bracelet" is a collective description for...

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Ethically sourced gemstones- Moyo Gems

Ethically sourced gemstones- Moyo Gems

There are lots of ways that you, as a consumer, can make a real difference by the choices you make. It is estimated that approximately 75-80% of coloured gemstones are mined by small artisanal miners, who lead a largely hand to mouth existence. Moyo Gemstones is a...

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Happy Birthday Madame Secretary

Happy Birthday Madame Secretary

We extend the warmest of birthday wishes to Madeleine Albright, the first female US Secretary of State. If you ever doubted that jewellery is a language, her famous use of brooches (or pins as they are referred to in the US) to convey messages became legendary. She...

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Earring Trends for 2020

Earring Trends for 2020

Jewellery lovers, it cannot have escaped your attention that ear jewellery is BIG. Literally and metaphorically. This is hardly surprising. Your face is the focal point of any social interaction (particularly if Zoom is your lockdown platform of choice). Your ears are...

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Toi et Moi- the most romantic of rings

Toi et Moi- the most romantic of rings

Probably one of the most romantic of rings, Toi et Moi (You & Me) rings traditionally showcase two stones nestling side by side, symbolising the union of two souls. They were particularly popular as an engagement ring during the 19th & 20th centuries, although...

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What is a Cocktail Ring?

What is a Cocktail Ring?

If you've ever wondered "what is a cocktail ring?", these flamboyant rings are inextricaly linked to the US prohibition era 1920s, when speakeasy drinking dens became a magnet for socialising and illicit drinking. Cocktail rings typically feature a large centre stone,...

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Lockdown Dreaming

Lockdown Dreaming

Lockdown has produced mixed blessings for many people. Some have found the restrictions isolating; others have discovered new ways of doing things and found the unexpected extra time liberating and  a welcome opportunity to be creative and productive.But even for...

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Cleaning Diamond Jewellery at Home

Cleaning Diamond Jewellery at Home

With an obvious emphasis on high levels of cleanliness and hygiene during the covid-19 pandemic, it seemed timely to post some basic tips on cleaning jewellery at home. Diamonds have many amazing qualities, but one of their least appealing characteristics is their...

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Created in the UK

Created in the UK

If you value artisanal skills and handmade jewellery, then a recent initiative by the NAJ (National Association of Jewellers) may be of interest to you.  A new hallmark- “Created in the UK”, has been introduced which clearly identifies jewellery made in Britain. If...

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The Art of Cutting Gemstones

The Art of Cutting Gemstones

A lapidary is an artisan who transforms rough gem material into fabulous gemstones or decorative items. They need to understand the crystallography of the rough, which directions create the best colour and be aware of any inherent structural weaknesses which may cause...

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Spring Clean your Jewellery Box

Spring Clean your Jewellery Box

One of the silver linings of the lockdown is that we have an unexpected opportunity to spend time on tasks which have forever been put to one side. So if you have been seized by an urge to spring clean and de-clutter, then include your jewellery box in the purge. Now...

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NHS Fundraising- for the real angels and stars.

NHS Fundraising- for the real angels and stars.

NHS fundraising As our celebrity-obsessed culture begins to re-assess its priorities, other unexpected stars and angels emerge. NHS staff and NHS volunteers who have worked tirelessly and at great personal risk. Pharmacists continuing to prescribe much-needed...

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Discover a world of versatility with brooches

Discover a world of versatility with brooches

How to wear a brooch Brooches are re-emerging on the catwalk. We have a theory that there is a reticence in embracing them simply due to a lack of confidence and creativity in how or where to wear them. They have so much more potential than being consigned to the...

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Creation of Woman

Creation of Woman

International Women’s Day has its roots in the Suffragette Movement fighting for women to have the right to vote. Nowadays the day not only celebrates the achievements of women, but highlights continued efforts to achieve equality for women socially, culturally,...

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Characteristics of Good Pearls

Characteristics of Good Pearls

As Hilary Mantel's "The Mirror and the Light" hits the shelves, have you been inspired to embrace all things Tudor? The Times fashion editor, Harriet Walker, is advocating "big headbands, huge sleeves and giant pearls" as strong themes this season. I would need some...

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Guaranteed to make the heart thump

Guaranteed to make the heart thump

Jewels of love Almost every significant personal occasion is celebrated with jewellery. Engagements, weddings, the birth of a child, significant birthdays and anniversaries. Nothing speaks the language of love like jewellery- the anticipation of an unopened jewel box,...

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New Years Resolutions for the Conscious Consumer

New Years Resolutions for the Conscious Consumer

Responsible Jewellery Choices2020 heralds not just the start of a new year, but a new decade. And possibly a new you. If conscious consumption is high on your agenda and you'd like to explore how to embrace this when purchasing or commissioning jewellery, here are...

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Recognition by the London Assay Office

Recognition by the London Assay Office

We are vocal supporters of the London Assay Office (LAO), the organisation which independently tests and hallmarks jewellery to verify the fineness of the metal. It is one of the oldest forms of consumer protection, and it is estimated that at least a third of...

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Gift Guide

Gift Guide

Finding inspiration for unique, personal and heartfelt gifts can be challenging. Which is why we go to so much trouble to source items not available elsewhere. We have prepared a guide by budget to help navigate your choice. All items are independently hallmarked for...

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