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Lustre of London's 1950s Opulence

by Alexandra May | March 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Lustre of London

I'm pleased to announce the addition of a new range to my online store: the iconic silver and platinum jewellery of British studio Lustre of London.

The company's co-founder, Lesley Cole, traded for many years in fine vintage jewellery at Gray's Antiques Centre in London. This background gave her an expert's understanding in precious jewellery: how it's made, what works and what customers are looking for.

Lustre of London Studs

Since much of the jewellery she sold featured real diamonds and precious stones, it was not affordable to most and lacked versatility - customers were afraid to wear their pieces for fear of losing them! This led Lesley to envisage a range of high-quality, high-end jewellery that came with a more accessible price tag than the rare, antique kind.

Together with a small team, Lesley set about designing intricate, finely-crafted pieces that were inspired by the classic designs she was familiar with. More contemporary styles, like hoop earrings, were also given a timeless touch with the inclusion of hundreds of minute Cubic Zirconia stones.

As a less expensive, man-made alternative to diamond, CZ gems almost rival the stone for purity and hardness. Lustre's resulting pieces are flawless, classically stylish and indistinguishable from real jewellery.

I'm in love with this range - it perfectly complements the more colourful and offbeat jewellery in my collection and has proved very popular in my Bath shop.

Enjoy browsing!
Alexandra

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Trousseau Fix

by Alexandra May | October 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Trousseau Fix

It's here! The shop recently received a bounty of Trousseau jewellery, 25 pieces of which are now available to buy online in the New Arrivals section.

Trousseau is the creation of young Indian jeweller and entrepreneur Urvi Vora. The company's archaic French name (translated: 'the bundle of possessions that a bride assembles for her marriage') refers to a series of events that inspired Urvi to set up the company: a realisation she had, whilst helping a friend shop for her wedding, that few of the products available to buy were personalised or remotely unique. This led to her decision to make all Trousseau creations either bespoke or in small quantities, thereby retaining the work's individuality.

The Trousseau range's nod to traditional Indian jewellery is clear, but Urvi's designs are neater and cleaner than their predecessors. Bold shapes and sharp lines give her pieces a modern feel, and their simplicity means they're very wearable - my customers tell me they're able to match their Trousseau jewellery with plenty of different outfits.

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Getting In The Mood For Christmas Shopping: Earrings

by Alexandra May | November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

I have had a huge delivery of new earrings in from all of my favourite jewellery designers including Konplott, Sweet Romance, and Philippe Ferrandis.

Bold statement pieces from Konplott include stunning Art Deco 'Oriental' Emerald Green Crystal Beaded Earrings or 'African Glam' Purple Crystal Beaded Earrings. For something simpler, yet no less dramatic, Philippe Ferrandis’ 'Indiana' Blue, Lime Green and Turquoise Drop Earrings are beautiful.  

Delicate vintage-style pieces from Sweet Romance include the prettiest Rose Gold Turquoise Crystal Bow Earrings and Coral and Turquoise Vintage Style Cluster Earrings, perfect for dressing up the simplest outfit.

Alex x

 

 

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