If ever there was a time of year to glam up and splash out, it must be now. As the celebration season arrives, this is the opportunity to accessorise oneself and treat those you love with jewellery. So, we asked of three of the finest jewellers for their expert advice at this time to sparkle!
Words: Samantha Wynzar [insta] @berrysjewellers
Weddings, proposals, parties and showing your loved ones how treasured they are, the festive season means so much to so many, and with the opening of our second store on Stonegate, we now have everything you need for Christmas all on one street.
Coloured stones are particularly popular this year, and the stunning rubelite is not only the perfect stone for adding that festive touch to your partywear this Christmas, but mixed with diamonds they make the most gorgeous gift for a loved one.
Words: Laura Petyt [insta] @phillipstonerthejeweller
When it comes to choosing a gift that will be cherished for a lifetime, diamonds really are a girl’s best friend. They’re timeless, universally flattering and durable enough to wear every day.
Recently we’ve seen a growing trend for delicate diamond set jewellery; slim bracelets and bangles, stacking rings and pendants in a mixture of 18ct Yellow, Rose and White Gold.
These are pieces that look just as beautiful worn alone as they do layered; allowing the wearer to build their own unique collection over time and create a look as individual as they are.
Words: Stephen Roper [insta] @simchagallery
Nature-inspired jewellery is becoming ever more desirable, and people who are seeking unique designs not seen on the high street discover my Leeds Corn Exchange studio-shop, where I make my collections. These include ‘Wild Wood’ and ‘Moon Shadow’ in silver and gold.
I explore organic textures and forms, and I love my work to have a tactile feel which is both ancient and contemporary. I undertake many one-off commissions, and upcycle unworn but cherished jewellery into fresh personal designs, which is great for our endangered planet, and an increasingly popular way of giving Christmas gifts that are special and sustainable.