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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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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?

Cocktail rings emerged during the hedonistic prohibition era 1920s, when speakeasy drinking dens became a magnet for socialising and illicit drinking. Cocktail rings are inextricably linked to a sense of fun.  Although the Art Deco period is generally...

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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

The abrupt appearance and rapid spread of covid-19 has left many businesses formerly dependent upon production from abroad exposed and vulnerable. It is entirely natural that they now review and possibly alter their supply chains. By law, when a piece of jewellery is...

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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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Fundraising for the real angels and stars.

Fundraising for the real angels and stars.

As our celebrity obsessed culture begins to re-assess its priorities, other unexpected stars and angels emerge. NHS staff who work tirelessly and at great personal risk, pharmacists continuing to prescribe much needed medicines, grocery staff under unprecedented...

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Discover a world of versatility with brooches

Discover a world of versatility with brooches

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 lapel of a jacket- and...

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Creation of Woman

Creation of Woman

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

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All things Tudor…

All things Tudor…

As Hilary Mantel's "The Mirror and the Light" hits the shelves, will you be embracing 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 serious...

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Guaranteed to make the heart thump 💗💘🥰

Guaranteed to make the heart thump 💗💘🥰

Nothing speaks the language of love like jewellery- the anticipation of an unopened jewel box, the tingle of excitement as the lid opens to reveal the treasure nestling inside. If you find it difficult to express those three magic words, let us do the talking for you....

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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 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 jewellery sold online...

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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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Earring Trends and Hearing Aids

Earring Trends and Hearing Aids

Jacqui  co-presented "Diamonds, Ears and Hearing Aids" with Olesja Grant at Private Members' Club, Coya Mayfair, on Wednesday evening. The talk was presented in two halves: the first half with a jewellery emphasis, and the second half concentrating on ear health. The...

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Crackers for Christmas

Crackers for Christmas

If your Christmas table features crackers, why not elevate their role from party accessory to something truly memorable? We can assemble a bespoke cracker with a gift of your choice nestled inside to create a genuinely unexpected surprise....

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