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If you're looking for the ideal pieces to enjoy on your holiday then ponder no more. These five, specially selected items are perfect for those lazy and long care-free vacation days we all need to unwind and recharge our batteries and zest for life!
My Reef Blue necklace is a fabulous statement piece featuring a cornucopia of gems: 18ct white gold coral clasp set with sapphires strung with a mix of kyanite, apatite, prasiolite, green beryl, blue topaz, aquamarine and pearl; interspersed with 18ct white gold coral pieces set with diamonds.
My other selections include some delightful pieces perfect for your holidays. For more details click on the images below. Please note Items shown as Sold Out are Made To Order. If you like any of these pieces click here to contact me and we can discuss a commission, please allow from four weeks for delivery of made to order items.
Beyond the reef, is a new chapter in the cast coral collection, inspired by natural forms thrown up from the deep sea reefs and re imagined in precious metals and gem form. I’m delighted to unveil these never-seen-before pieces which I hope you enjoy discovering as much as I enjoyed bringing them to life.
If you like something you see in my new collection, but want something more unique especially for you, please contact me to discuss a commission piece.
My cleaning services will keep your favourite pieces looking their best. Having them professionally cleaned is the ideal way to keep them pristine and have them checked for any damage or wear that’s easy to miss to the untrained eye.
Treat yourself to an early Spring Clean and bring the sparkle back to all of your jewellery, whether you need it cleaning, polishing or re-plating.
A must for anyone who enjoys standing out from the crowd, bold, eye-catching styles will increasingly feature in this year’s fashion columns. So if you want to glisten with confidence, this is the perfect trend for you to explore.
If you want to inject some pizzazz to your earrings then this is the trend for you. Statement earrings will bring vitality and glamour to your look. Dramatic drop styles work well with whatever you wear, from jeans and a white shirt, to work wear and of course will help you shine when you’re dressed for that special occasion.
Layering chains with panache is a key trend for the year ahead. From doubling up existing chains with delicate detailing to more architectural shapes or overlaying a series of well chosen chains to give you the look for 2018.
A look that’s dominating the red-carpet, the pendant drop is an elegant style that flatters everyone. Definitely a trend to add a touch of something exquisite to your jewellery collection.
Bring some Baroque into your jewellery box this year, with its sense of drama and love of sumptuous luxury, this style works wonderfully with baroque pearls and ornate earrings. This life-affirming look is a profusion of passion and works well with today’s current fashion trends.
I’ve been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to exhibit my pieces at some incredible shows throughout the year, such as the internationally renowned Goldsmiths’ Fair. So it was a real delight to stage my final exhibition of 2017 with my friends at Dazera, earlier this month, at the appropriately named Exhibitionist Hotel in London’s South Kensington.
Together with fellow talented and award-winning designers, it was three days of exhilarating, hard work and of course great fun. I always enjoy meeting new people and to do so in the wonderfully luxurious surrounding of the quirky design-led Exhibitionist Hotel was a real joy.
A marvellous end to a busy year.
One of December's birthstones, tanzanite is a unique gemstone which can only be found one place in the Mirerani Hills near the base of Mount Kilimanjaro in Northern Tanzania.
The gemstone was given the name 'tanzanite' by Tiffany & Co. This sumptuous stone has a vivid beautiful blue like no other.
30 NOV UNTIL 2 DEC
thursday & Friday 2pm until 9pm, saturday 2pm until 7pm
Do join me if you can for my final show of 2017 with my friends at Dazera and fellow award-winning designers in The Exhibitionist Hotel in London at: 8-10 Queensberry Pl, Kensington, London SW7 2EA.
Click here for details and tickets, as my special guest please give the discount code ESTHEREYRE to use at the checkout for your FREE ticket.
I hope you can make it.
This Christmas whether you are looking for that special gift for a loved one or for yourself (and why not) there’s plenty to choose from in my online shop with an array of gorgeous pieces which are available today.
If you’re searching for something more bespoke, indulge yourself in my made to order page and, depending on what you like, there may still be time for you to have your chosen item before Christmas. Otherwise you’ll be able to sparkle in the New Year with your commissioned jewellery.
Please contact me here if you see anything you like and wish to discuss your purchase beforehand.
Best festive wishes,
Returning to Goldsmiths’ Fair this year exceeded all my hopes and expectations.
It’s always a privilege to be chosen to exhibit with the country’s leading gold and silversmiths unveiling all my new pieces in the splendid surroundings of the spectacular Goldsmiths’ Hall. I especially enjoy catching up with familiar faces and of course making mew acquaintances, including the Prime warden of Goldsmiths’ Company Judith Cobham-Lowe whose visit to my stand was a real treat. Exhausting and exhilarating there’s nothing quite like the magic this annual event to make me appreciate how lucky I am to do something I’m endlessly passionate about.
Nothing adds more oomph to your seasonal style than choosing the perfect party earrings and necklaces for the occasion. My tips for choosing the right pieces are, first, always select something that reflects your personality, whether it’s classic or contemporary, choose the pieces you truly like if you want to sparkle in the party season. It’s so important you feel totally comfortable wearing your jewellery. Second, it’s a time for a more is more approach so if you’ve been waiting for an excuse to show off your statement pieces over your more subtle possessions in your jewellery box, your wait is over! Make an impact and above all have lots of fun!
October’s gemstones are tourmaline and opal, both of which have rich and colourful stories.
Tourmaline, available in many colours, can also have one gemstone with several colours in it, being true to the meaning of its name as ‘stone of mixed colours’. Indeed the Ancient Egyptians believed tourmaline found its variety of colours when, on its journey up from the earth’s centre it passed through a rainbow. Tourmaline is mined throughout the world and is highly sought-after because of its wide range of colours. It’s 7 to 7.5 on the Mohs scale making it a hard stone that’s perfect for wearable jewellery.
The Ancients believed opal to be the queen of the gems. Many scholars argue the word comes from the Greek word opallios, meaning ‘to see a change in colour’ as precious opal shows a variable interplay of internal colours as its internal structure makes it diffract light. It comes in a rich array of colours from grey, red, orange, green, blue and more and its typical country of origin is Australia where it is the national gemstone. It’s a more delicate gem with a hardness of 5.5 on the Mohs scale but with extra care will wear and last for generations.
Tourmaline Lotus Bud Necklace (below left) and Reef Opal Earrings (below right).
Cufflinks are an essential accessory to any well-groomed man’s wardrobe. Traditionally, cufflinks made from precious stones are reserved for formal occasions. Simpler cufflinks made from gold and silver are suitable for formal occasions too and can be worn to the office and to black tie events.
Choosing the perfect bracelet is, above all, about finding something that reflects your personality. If you’re flamboyant and colourful, then a bold bracelet would be ideal. Otherwise if you’re more classical in your style and tastes then a delicate chain is for you.
Metals, styles and settings are important when choosing your perfect ring, but for me it’s the stone that takes centre stage. It’s all about the four ‘Cs’ colour, clarity, carat and cut. I adore intense colours for example and when looking at clarity, clear transparent gemstones with no imperfections or visible flaws are what to look out for. Coloured stone prices are calculated per carat (by weight not size) so similarly sized stones of different varieties may differ greatly in cost. Finally, cut is an important factor when choosing, a well-cut faceted gemstone evenly reflects light back across the surface area when held face up.
When choosing necklaces my top tip is to bear in mind your neckline first, the general rule of thumb to find your ideal necklace length: measure your own neck and choose a chain that is two to four inches longer.
Complexion is also important when choosing the metals and stones the suit you best, yellow gold, for example, enhances warm complexions and platinum or white gold complement cooler skin tones. For pendant necklaces it’s all about the the centre-piece, the stone or the design of the pendant that you want to show off.