Bringing the joy of Christmas

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Bringing the joy of Christmas

I love this festive time and it can be truly magical.  With just a little thought it can be full of lovely surprises, some big and some small but all can be equally precious.  In the words of Sir Walter Scott, “Heap on the wood! The wind is chill; but let it whistle as it will; we’ll keep our Christmas merry still.”

To help out during this lockdown you can have a “Virtual appointment” via Zoom where we can show you what we have available and talk you through the possibilities.  Then when you have made a choice we can arrange click and collect or delivery.    So click on our appointments section to book yourself in, and start to bring the joy into this Christmas.

So let’s see if I can inspire you to spread the season of good will and bring joy this Christmas!


Earlier this year, during lockdown, Scottish designer Linda Macdonald designed a new collection called ‘three little birds’ which she says ’reflects on the small things which bring smiles and happiness to brighten our day’.

I’m a great believer in supporting the smaller British designers and we love John Garland Taylors work – handmade silver jewellery from Warwickshire.

Looking further afield, another small family business from Poland that I have known for many years specialises in amber pieces. Piotr’s work is always unique and this autumn he has brought to us new designs which includes silver lazered butterfly brooches.

Still with a European flavour, who can resist our colourful Argenesi silver and glass bowls – Italian style at its best!

Spot the little diamonds set on each corner of the blue topaz stone on this newly designed pendant and earring set. I think the white gold contrasts beautifully with the striking ice blue colour of this unusual cut gemstone.

New additions to our lovely ‘bubble’ collection and featured on the back page is the 18ct rose, yellow and white gold bubble ring sprinkled with tiny diamonds! If you love white gold, then you might be tempted by this white gold diamond bubble pendant set in 18ct.

This silver triple heart textured pendant has been a favourite and some pictures don’t do justice to this great pendant – but here goes….

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Enamel work from Nicole Barr. I decided to feature my favourite, an ‘art nouveau’ inspired piece. I love the graceful curved lines of this pendant and the vibrant peacock blue enamel.

Some ring designs speak for themselves. These vintage inspired delicate seed pearl and marcasite rings have an added flash of colour from amethysts or emeralds. Simply stunning.

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