My thoughts, musings and my Inspiration
Here’s a place where I can share interesting things. A journal that tells stories about clients and our work together. That unveils new collections, announces new projects, and introduces collaborations. A space for you to see what inspires me and one where we can connect and engage.
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Lockdown Life: Isolation Diary ~ Gem Weekly 3
A "New Normal" - "A New Luxury" ? When we think of luxury, we generally associate it with expensive, extravagant, high end. Living in luxury and leading a life of luxury; cruises, glamorous hotels in exotic location - Richard Branson’s island (has he sold that yet??) Luxury goods; fast cars, yachts, exquisite clothes, bags, shoes and jewellery of course. However, in Lockdown Life are we experiencing new Luxuries?
Reading time: 4.5 minutes
The luxury of family ~ The luxury of creating jewellery for them
An engagement ring from Dave for Kat: My brother is probably the least romantic person I know, who had absolutely no intention of ever getting married. So it came as a major shock to us all when he proposed to Kat. I remember squealing down the phone with delight! It also came as a major shock to Kat who made him wait 48 hours for her reply...
Reading time: 2 minutes
Lockdown Life: Isolation Diary ~ Gem Weekly 2
Questioning the things we value, and treasuring them: Those two words treasure, and value are of course inherently associated with jewellery – they are after all treasures and they have a value. But what exactly is the meaning of value in relation to jewellery?
Reading time: 4 minutes
The story so far ~ Rosie's remodeled 'twinkly' ring
Applauding our NHS and key workers through bespoke jewellery stories: 10 years ago Rosie was gifted a diamond cluster ring by her mother-in-law. When she came to see me a few month ago the center diamond was lost and it had experienced a fair amount of wear-and-tear over the years (pictured) I started work to rejuvenate it just before Covid-19 Struck. Read the story so far...
Reading time: 1.5 minutes
Diamonds are April's friend!
Diamond is the birthstone for April. Part one ~ overview: These sparkly (and let's be honest pricey) little things come in all shapes, sizes, cuts and colours. If you're tentatively considering dipping your toe into the world of diamonds, maybe for a future marriage proposal then I appreciate researching these fascinating miracles of nature (unless lab grown, but that's a story for another week) can be a bit of minefield...
Reading time: 1 minute
Lockdown Life: Isolation Diary ~ Gem Weekly 1
Hello, how are you? That question kind of just hangs there doesn't it. Usually we'd jovially say something along the lines of "I'm fine thanks, you?" I'm not really sure how I'm meant to feel I've never lived through a pandemic and extended periods of isolation before. I think I'm fine. I feel fine...
Reading time: 3 minutes
Lockdown Life: Isolation Diary ~ Daily Gem 7
Bespoke piece of the week: She said yes! From Matt to Marilina. A truly unique and bespoke engagement ring, made in platinum and set with and extremely stunning bluish green sapphire.
Reading time: 1 minutes