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Simply Stacked by MissBudgetBeauty

I have never been a massive fan of lots of jewellery, I have collected pieces over the years that have been trendy and what I thought I should be wearing but ultimately my style is very simple, delicate and fuss free. I am someone that takes off a watch and doesn’t put it on again for another week.. and so I am someone who never takes off her watch. Same goes for jewellery. I wear my wedding bands and my arrow necklace every single day and so anything I now add to my collection has to mix and match w

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Fit for a fairytail: fine jewellery for the Belle of the ball

The new Beauty and the Beast movie is already one of the most talked-about films of the year, starring Emma Watson in what’s billed as a feminist reworking of this classic fairy story. It inspired us to take a look through our artisan made jewellery and pick out the pieces that speak to us of courageous princesses and timeless tales… here are our top choices to grace any belle of the ball this Spring. Lunar loves Luxury Diamond Rose Gold Disc Drop Earrings Princesses don’t always play by the rules… some of them slip out of the palace to da

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Modern Gifts for Stylish Mamas

2017 mums are an eclectic, powerful bunch – calling the shots in the boardroom, creating a new wave of entrepreneurs and just as likely to have strong political opinions as views on fashion, florals and how to pour the perfect cup of tea. In celebration of these very modern mamas, then, here are London Road’s picks of our fine jewellery collections. These are pieces for women whose style reflects the way they live their lives: boldly, unapologetically and with their own take on the classics. For magpie mamas: Harlequin earrings Yellow Gold Multi-Gem Harlequin Earrings These gorgeous earrings pile

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Five Favourite: Style Staples

This year I’ve really tried to focus on creating content on That New Dress which spotlights style investments rather than throw-away fashion. In a day an age of pyjamas worn to the supermarket (we’ve all been guilty of it!) and Yeezy inspired “destroyed” clothes, sometimes we need to remind ourselves of the great style icons, such as the exceptionally elegant Audrey Hepburn and stunning Grace Kelly. Trends will come and go but style is forever. I thought I’d share my 5 style staples which are easy to follow and work universally for everyone. 1) A Smile One of the

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A twist on Valentines

By the middle of February, we’re all ready for the grey chill of winter to make way for sunshine and spring flowers.  As the days lengthen and temperatures start to rise, it feels like an apt time to celebrate the person who brings a ray of sunshine to even the dreariest of days. Valentine’s Day has been a celebration of love for centuries, ever since Chaucer’s fourteenth-century poem commemorated the day when birds chose their mates. This year, may we propose a twist on a Valentine’s gift for the special woman in your life? A gift that speaks to

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London Road Christmas Gift Guide: 2017

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, as the song goes… and at our London workshop we’re busy polishing up the brightest and best of our collections, ready to bring some very special sparkle into lucky stockings this Christmas. (With free worldwide shipping and gift wrapping thrown in, our London Road elves provide a service to rival Santa’s!) Jewellery always makes a wonderful gift, and as a third-generation family jewellers we know a thing or two about the craft, quality materials and classic designs behind pieces that will stand the test of time. In our 2017 gift guide, we&rsquo

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Essential jewellery pieces for Autumn 2016

As the leaves fall and the temperature drops, Autumn’s blaze of colour reminds us winter is just around the corner, and we’ve chosen the perfect pieces to keep a smile on your face even when the skies are glum. From Hyde Park to Hampstead Heath, this is the time of year when Londoners wrap up warm and make the most of the spectacular sunsets and gentle Autumn light. Adding a little something different to your daily style, with quirky accessories in soft golds to compliment the season, is the perfect way to bring a bit of light to the dar

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Celebrating tomorrow’s entrepreneurs

On 8th October London Road were delighted to sponsor Sheer Luxe’s ‘Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow’ event. As an independent jewellers we’re proud to support the growing number of businesses doing things differently: led by women, driven by core values and not afraid to challenge more established corporate brands. The insights from the entrepreneurs who attended were truly inspirational. Here we’ve compiled some of our favourite gems from the day… Kara Rosen, founder of Plenish juices, pioneered healthy, cold-pressed organic juices in the UK. Her tips for others wanting to follow in her footsteps included remembering that you’re selling a lifestyle; t

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London Road: The story behind the jewellery

Among those in the know, London Road stands not only for its modern, vintage-inspired designs, but for the attention to detail and commitment to the highest quality of workmanship that makes us a truly artisan brand. Our London workshop is a hub for the talented craftspeople who bring our designs to life and make sure that they not only look fabulous, they’re guaranteed to last and last – to be loved by the wearer today and for decades to come. The rose cut diamonds in this beautiful pendant are hand selected and cut using a technique commonly used in Victor

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Join the pearly royalty

For over one hundred years the “Pearly Kings and Queens” of London have gathered at harvest time to parade their intricate costumes and raise money for good causes. A tradition unique to London, the pearlescent buttons painstakingly stitched onto dark suits make a striking spectacle and commemorate a charitable tradition started by an orphan street sweeper, Henry Croft, who made his first costume from buttons and scraps he’d swept up from the floor of the market. Affectionately known as the “pearlies”, the families who continue the tradition hail from Boroughs across London. This Sunday saw the annual Pearly Harvest t

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Portobello treasures

“Portobello Road, Portobello Road, street where the riches of ages are stowed! Anything and everything a chap can unload, is sold off the barrow in Portobello Road. You’ll find what you want in the Portobello Road! “ – Mr Brown, Bedknobs and Broomsticks Portobello Road is a London institution. The curving West London street runs the length of the colourful and quirky district of Notting Hill, and has been immortalised in countless works from the movie Notting Hill to novels by Ruth Rendell and Paulo Coelho. What inspired them is no doubt what inspires us whenever we revisit the a

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Carnival Colour

The Notting Hill Carnival coming up this weekend is the largest street festival in Europe and a landmark in the London calendar. For three days, the streets of Notting Hill in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea close down to vehicles and welcome a vibrant array of colours, sounds and smells. In the spirit of carnival, we’re celebrating the brightest and most colourful gems of our collections; the perfect accessories to bright summer dresses, tropical-inspired colours and bank holiday fun. Multi-coloured Gemstone Yellow Gold Carnival Necklace True to London’s eclectic roots, carnival began in the 1960s as two distinct stra

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Summer Nights

Summer nights are some of the most beautiful of the year, with long evenings and late suppers stretching on until the stars come out. Exclusive Yellow Gold Rose Cut Diamond Starry Night Large Star Pendant The middle of August is an especially good time to get together with friends, because the 11th, 12th and 13th are when the annual Perseid meteor shower peaks. This annual spectacular happens when the earth’s orbit crosses the orbit of the Swift-Tuttle comet. From mid-July onwards, fragments of the comet’s tail burn up in the earth’s atmosphere, creating the incredible phenomenon of multiple shooting sta

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Blue is the colour

Blue is the colour of horizons; of deep seas and clear summer skies. Beautiful topaz, with its clear azure tone, is one of our favourite stones. It adds a flash of striking colour as a simple standalone piece, for example in the white gold set cushion ring: Designer White Gold Cushion Blue Topaz Ring The kingfisher blue draws the eye to the striking curves of the cabochon cut stones in our pimlico bubble selection. Luxury Rose Gold Blue Topaz Bubble Ring So, what are the properties and associations of this spectacular gem? The stone is an ancient one, wit

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London tales: Soho

Seedy, edgy, creative, sexy… ask any Londoner what Soho means to them and you’ll likely hear one of these words in their reply. So how did this tiny tangle of alleyways come to play such a huge part in London’s cultural scene, and inspire one of our favourite collections here at London Road? In the words of PD James, “You see it as you wish. An agreeable place to dine; a cosmopolitan village tucked away behind Piccadilly with its own mysterious village life, one of the best shopping centres for food in London, the nastiest and most sordid nursery

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Summer of Love

Last week’s full moon falling on the summer solstice was the first since 1967, and with Glastonbury festival just passed we’re embracing our inner hippie and sinking into that “summer of love” feeling. Today we’re looking at one of our most beautiful stones, the delicate rose quartz, and digging into what makes it such a perfect summery staple in any jewellery collection. Of course there’s nothing wrong with choosing jewellery just because it looks fabulous, but drawing on these associations can be a beautiful way to choose a memorable gift – for you, or someone close to you. Elegant Yel

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The Queen’s Birthday

We all love a good birthday party, and it seems the Queen is no exception. In her ninetieth year she’s enjoyed a wealth of celebrations culminating with her official birthday parade and Patron’s lunch, this past weekend. As ever Her Majesty demonstrated her distinct style in bold green and pink, accessorised with classic pearls and a different heirloom brooch for each day. We can only guess as to whether the Queen finds it as challenging as some of us do to choose the perfect piece of jewellery for a special event. The fact that her photograph will be broadcast aro

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HOW TO BUY JEWELLERY AS A GIFT

As children, when it came to presents, Size Mattered. For grown ups, however, the opposite is true. The tinier the box we’re unwrapping, the quicker our hearts beat in anticipation of the sparkle that lies within. Jewellery is the perfect gift, for partners, family or friends. Luxury, delight and exquisite craftsmanship – what could be a more thoughtful expression of celebration for someone we care about? But we’re the first to admit that buying it for someone else can be surprisingly tricky. After all, jewellery is personal, intimate, worn against the skin. The best presents need to blend with

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Victorian Inspired Festival Chic

This year, festival accessories are reaching a new level with the right look taking priority over the right tent. This year, festival accessories are reaching a new level with the right look taking priority over the right tent. It’s no longer all about denim shorts and crochet vests, it’s all about the small things making the big difference. London Road Jewellery has a fabulous Victorian inspired Serpent Collection, now available in silver, perfect for adding style to a festival look. Inspired by the Victorians love of snake themed jewellery, a trend that again became a love during the Art Nouv

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Aisle Style

Finding the perfect wedding jewellery is a task that should not be underestimated. Finding the perfect wedding jewellery is a task that should not be underestimated. It’s all about finding jewellery that complements a wedding dress without upstaging it. You need to find jewellery that complements a dress, and enhances the detail and style of your look. We all have different skin tones so choose a gold that suits you best. If you would like to add a sophisticated pop of colour to your look or you have a colour themed wedding, use coloured gem stones. More often than n

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The Great British Picnic

There is nothing like a picnic to enjoy British summertime. There is nothing like a picnic to enjoy British summertime. Why would anybody choose to stay indoors when you could be outside basking in the sun, enjoying the scents of summer flowers, sea breezes and woodland pine. Lazy days in the company of friends and family takes some beating, and there is no better way than to throw down a rug and relax  with fresh food and a glass of something chilled. London Road Jewellery have some great pieces in the Kew Collection, perfect for teaming up with your summert

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London Road Jewellery at Royal Ascot

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Porcelain Beauty by Heather

London Road Jewellery via Jewel Street.com Share Pin Email With my end of year formal just around the corner, I’ve been on the look out for cute and dainty accessories to pair with my otherwise quite simple and understated black dress. When it comes to jewellery, my tastes are very simple really, I don’t like anything too fussy and i’m all for that effortless and chic look. I was unsure what it was exactly that I was looking for, but I knew that when I saw it, I would know. The lovely team over at Jewel Street allowed me to browse th

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Showstoppers at the Chelsea Flower Show

The Chelsea Flower Show opens its gates on the 19th May 2015 at the Royal Hospital. Share Pin Email The Chelsea Flower Show opens it’s gates on the 19th May 2015 at the Royal Hospital. The Hospital grounds will yet again be transformed into spectacular shows of colour, texture and fragrance. With Gardens costing up to £250,000 each, there is no room for anything except pure brilliance. A group of synchronized swimmers including British Olympian Katie Clark, Hannah Green and Robyn Bignell opened the M & S Garden, swimming in a pond wearing hats made with 800 Dance Chrysanthemums. &nb

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New Varieties to Kew Collection

Now spring has arrived in earnest, trees are bursting with glossy new leaves and flowerbeds are awakening with bright shows of colour. Share Pin Email Now spring has arrived in earnest, trees are bursting with glossy new leaves and flowerbeds are awakening with bright shows of colour. It is a wonderful time of year as gardens take on a new strength and colours and shapes become more vibrant. The Chelsea Flower Show is only a few weeks away, when the Royal Hospital grounds will be transformed into a myriad of inspirational small gardens. Gardens will include some to the new

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Will Prince William be buying Rose Gold for a Girl?

Prince George is soon to have a brother or sister as the Duchess of Cambridge is rumoured to be due at the end of April. Share Pin Email Prince George is soon to have a brother or sister as the Duchess of Cambridge is rumoured to be due at the end of April. Being an April birth date, the baby could share a birthday with the Queen, who celebrates her 89th birthday on April 21st or it could arrive on St Georges Day on April 23rd, or the Duke and Duchesses wedding anniversary, April 29th. It hasn’t been revealed

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April Birthstone

Diamond is the traditional birthstone of April and is regarded as the most coveted gemstone. Share Pin Email Diamond is the traditional birthstone of April and is regarded as the most coveted gemstone. The diamond holds a significant meaning for those born in April and is thought to mean purity, innocence, eternity and courage. It is also symbolic of eternal love. Diamonds are available in a range of colours including steel grey, black, blue, green, pink, red, orange, yellow and cappuccino. The colour is dependent on the impurities that are present in a stone. Blue diamonds have minute traces

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STARRY NIGHTS BY LONDON ROAD JEWELLERY

WRITTEN BY STEPHANIE Share Pin Email I have a weak point for stars, they are a little bit of an obsession for me. So as you can imagine, this ‘Starry Night Pendant‘* really tugs at my heart strings. It’s a gorgeous sterling silver necklace, which has a simple star pendant. It’s everything I like a necklace to be; it’s chic, it’s simple but it’s beautiful. It’s made by a brand called London Road Jewellery. They were founded in 2009 with the aim of creating fashionable but highly wearable jewellery, all at a good price. They choose unique designs, pair t

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Creating Masters for Casting Fine Jewellery

Fine jewellery is most often created from a single master. Jewellery and sculptures have been created from masters for more than 5700 years. Share Pin Email Fine jewellery is most often created from a single master. Jewellery and sculptures have been created from masters for more than 5700 years. The oldest know examples of this technique were found in southern Israel and have been carbon tested to date 3700BCE. Today masters can be produced in several ways, including crafting silver by hand to create a perfect piece, hand carving from hard wax or using CAD technology. Masters can be produ

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Garnet Gemstones – January Birthstone

Gemstones have fascinated mankind since the beginning of time. Share Pin Email Gemstones have fascinated mankind since the beginning of time. The red garnet has been a favourite of jewellers for its dense vibrant colour. Featuring in many pieces from both Roman and Egyptian civilizations where rings were used for ceremonial purposes by the ruling elite. Today these precious stones remain as popular and continue to be set in contemporary styles of current trends. Natural garnets occur in a wide range of colours including orange, yellow, green, peach, purple, pink and brown. The gemstones are glassy in appearance allowing

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12 Days of Christmas Accessories

Christmas is not only a great time to catch up with friends and family, it’s also a perfect opportunity to look fabulous. Bring a little black dress to life with stylish accessories or add glamour to a favourite pair of jeans throughout the festive period. Share Pin Email On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me, a rose gold smoky quartz ring. Wear a fabulous smoky quartz cocktail ring to Christmas parties and new year celebrations. A perfect accessory to a cranberry sours or Christmas cosmopolitan On the second day of Christmas my true love s

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Looking Stylish in the Rain

Rain is a very tempting reason to wrap up and stay indoors on a rainy day. Share Pin Email Rain is a very tempting reason to wrap up and stay indoors on a rainy day, but in the UK we have more than our share of wet days so we have to brave the weather and step outside. A bit of drizzle or even a downpour is no excuse to look unstylish and there is nothing like looking fabulous to lift your spirits. A crisp-fitting trench coat is an all time favourite, year on year. This classic coat is perf

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Starry Night Accessories

The ‘hottest’ new winter fashion trends are usually trends that have been around for several years and will probably be around for the next few years too. Share Pin Email The ‘hottest’ new winter fashion trends are usually trends that have been around for several years and will probably be around for the next few years too. Buying keep-forever classics is a perfect way to tackle the chillier months ahead. As the nights darken rapidly and streets are illuminated by bright lights, winter is the perfect season to shine. Layering is very key this season allowing you to make

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Indian Summer Accessories

With the sun glowing in the sky as we begin autumn and leaves turning into a spectacular show of colours from green to yellows, reds and the brightest Share Pin Email With the sun glowing in the sky as we begin autumn and leaves turning into a spectacular show of colours from green to yellows, reds and the brightest oranges, the roadsides of Great Britain are displaying a variety of bold colours synonyms with catwalks worldwide. The dry hazy days of this Indian summer are allowing us to enjoy summer trends and colours right into autumn. Shop windows are compet

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Hot Autumn Fashion Accessories

Autumn is in full swing with leaves falling and a mixture of sunny days, stormy nights and breezy in between. Share Pin Email Autumn is in full swing with leaves falling and a mixture of sunny days, stormy nights and breezy in between. But the temperature is only going one way, and as temperatures drop your wardrobe needs to be prepared for the months ahead. This season is all about wrapping up against the cold with scarves, capes, shearling and shawls playing a key part in pretty palettes, sixties shapes, prints and flashes of shining gold. Bold colours and flo

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New Collections at London Road Jewellery

London Road Jewellery are showcasing new additions to the collection at the International Jewellery London show between 31st and 2nd September 2014. Share Pin Email New Collections at London Road Jewellery London Road Jewellery are showcasing new additions to the collection at the International Jewellery London show between 31st and 2nd September 2014. Additions to the collection include a new piece, the ‘Velvet Leaf.’ Inspired by the beautiful and delicate velvet seed heads which come from a variety of Abutilon from the mallow family. The Velvet Leaf collection will include three different rings with matching pendant necklaces and earrings

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Quartz Gem Stones

Quartz is a gemstone created naturally in a wide spectrum of colours including oranges, pinks, greens purple and brown. Share Pin Email Quartz is a gemstone created naturally in a wide spectrum of colours including oranges, pinks, greens purple and brown. Quartz is one of the most important minerals on earth and is one of the most sought after gemstone groups of coloured stones in the world. Quartz is an essential constituent of granite rock, and also very common in sandstone and shale. The largest documented single crystal of quartz was found in Brazil and measured 6.1×1.5×1.5 m and weig

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Beautiful Beach Jewellery

Now summer is in full flow many of us are swapping jeans for bikinis and heading for the beach. Share Pin Email Now summer is in full flow many of us are swapping jeans for bikinis and heading for the beach. It can be difficult to remain stylish whilst at the beach, but the easiest way to add personal style is by wearing jewellery. Whilst chunky bangles and tribal beads look fabulous on the pages of magazines, inevitably they are difficult to wear and achieve an even bronzed look. The key is to wear light and dainty pieces that w

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Choosing the Best Jewellery for a Big Occasion

The English have a long tradition with wearing hats to formal occasions such as Queens Garden Party, the finest horse racing including Royal Ascot and the Epsom Derby and by guests choosing to look incredibly stylish at weddings. Share Pin Email The English have a long tradition with wearing hats to formal occasions such as Queens Garden Party, the finest horse racing including Royal Ascot and the Epsom Derby and by guests choosing to look incredibly stylish at weddings. The key is to match a hat to the occasion. Ladies day at the races is a perfect excuse to w

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Gems at the Hampton Court Flower Show

Following the spectacular Chelsea Flower show in May, the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show has opened its gates to reveal sensational gardens. Share Pin Email Following the spectacular Chelsea Flower show in May, the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show has opened its gates to reveal sensational gardens. This high summer event is placed within 34 acres of the grounds of Hampton Court Palace and features world-class gardens. The show features show gardens, floral marquees and pavilions. Visitors can enjoy stunning floral displays at the RHS spectacle, the largest of its kind in the world where gardeners can see, smell

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Perfect Valentines Day Jewellery

With Valentines day just around the corner, it’s all about finding the perfect gift. Share Pin Email With Valentines day just around the corner, it’s all about finding the perfect gift. Will it be an old classic of a dozen red roses, a box of Belgian chocolates or maybe a little fizz with bottle of champagne? Maybe you would like to take some Valentine gift ideas from the stars, In 2009 Jay Z bought Beyonce a Platinum covered mobile phone costing $24,000 In 2012 Angelina Jolie bought Brad Pitt a 200-year-old Olive tree for their French Chateau. The ancient t

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Rose Gold

To add strength to pure gold, a dense metal that shines yellow in colour, gold must be combined (alloyed) with other metals. Share Pin Email Rose Gold Pure gold is 24 carats, which is a very soft and malleable metal with an attractive yellow colour and lustre. In it’s purest form, gold is difficult to work with as it is too soft to safely hold precious stones. To add strength to pure gold, a dense metal that shines yellow in colour, gold must be combined (alloyed) with other metals. This alloying can also maintain the yellow gold colour or cha

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Sparkling Christmas Gifts

Looking for the best Christmas gifts for your friends and family? Share Pin Email Sparkling Christmas Gifts Looking for the best Christmas gifts for your friends and family? look no further. London Road Jewellery is packed to the rafters with gems perfect for every generation of your family and the best of friends. With such a wide selection available it can be difficult deciding what to choose, classic or contemporary? Classic jewellery pieces will serve a lifetime. They are simple yet sophisticated and will continue to look chic regardless of the changes in fashion and style. Diamonds and pearls

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Perfect Party Jewellery!

This the season to party! Share Pin Email Perfect Party Jewellery Tis the season to party! With the onset of party season, every woman is seeking out the perfect dress and fabulous accessories to look incredibly stylish and ad a unique look to an outfit. When you get a last minute invite to a party you simply can’t refuse and the only outfit to hand is a trusty little black dress, fabulous jewellery will make you noticed, for all the right reasons. Every fashionista will be aware that this year has been dominated by fabulous textures that exude luxury. Shimmer

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Cocktail Jewellery

Party season is gathering momentum as invitations drop through the letterbox and ping into inboxes. Share Pin Email Cocktail Jewellery Party season is gathering momentum as invitations drop through the letterbox and ping into inboxes. There will be lots of thought going into what to wear and how to stand out. Some invitations will give you the luxury of hours of pampering, whilst others will require you to attend straight from the office. The key to finishing any outfit in your wardrobe is finding perfect accessories. The cocktail ring has become the new darling of accessories with fabulous rings

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Diamonds

The cut of a precious stone dramatically changes its appearance. Many precious stones are dull and of little interest when freshly mined. Share Pin Email Diamonds The cut of a precious stone dramatically changes its appearance. Many precious stones are dull and of little interest when freshly mined. When mined, the diamond looks most unremarkable with dull and battered external surfaces, similar in appearance to a pebble. However when cut, the fire and beauty in the stone is released. The cut of a stone does refer to the overall shape (pear, oval), and the symmetry, proportioning and polish. The

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Autumn leaves

Autumn is one of the most dramatic seasons for change. Autumn Leaves Share Pin Email As the leaves on the trees are changing colour to fabulous hues from the brightest yellows and oranges to rich deep reds and chocolate browns, Autumn is one of the most dramatic seasons for change. Soon the leaves will begin to fall creating a spectacular display as paths and verges are carpeted in vibrant colours. London Road Jewellery has added Layered Leaves to the ever popular Kew Collection. The layered leaves necklace displays six yellow gold leaves with textured finishes and fluted edges layered u

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The Coronation Collection

The summer of 2013 celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Share Pin Email The summer of 2013 celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. To mark this momentous occasion, the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace included a very grand exhibition. A spectacular array of dresses, uniforms and robes worn by the royal party together with works of art, paintings and objects used on the day have been displayed to recreate the atmosphere of the wonderful event. On Coronation Day, The Queen wore a Diamond Diadem (crown) desig

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New Kew Serpent Collection

he snake is one of the oldest jewellery motifs and snake bracelets were pictured on the arm of Cleopatra. Share Pin Email London Road Jewellery have recently launched the new Kew Serpent Collection for 2013. The collection includes a fabulous snake bangle, pendent necklaces, earrings and rings in a textured yellow gold with ruby eyes set on some pieces. The snake is one of the oldest jewellery motifs and snake bracelets were pictured on the arm of Cleopatra. The Victorian fascination for serpent jewellery began with a love story in 1940 when Queen Victoria married her beloved Albert. The engagem

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Perfect Prom Jewellery

The Proms are currently in full flight at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Share Pin Email Perfect Prom Jewellery The Proms are currently in full flight at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The eight week musical spectacular will see Marin Alsop make history in 2013 when she becomes the first woman to conduct the final night of The Proms. Marin Alsop was not chosen because she is a woman, but her musical strengths simply made her the best person to conduct this years festivities. The last night of the proms is traditionally a flag-waving finale to the

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