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  • Mrs Sparky wants a piece of jewellery for her birthday, something permanent I guess, as it's a round number this year. Does anyone have any advice on where to go? I'm not spending loads here, but want something nice that preferably hasn't been mined by tiny African children at gunpoint.

  • Pearl necklace?

  • Thanks, LFGSS.

  • Liberty have some nice timeless pieces at a range of prices (I don't work there)
    Alex Monroe does lovely things .. liberty have a few of them
    Don't buy any jewelry from etsy or notonthehighstreet.. quality is unreliable but usually crap.
    Without knowing her style it's difficult to suggest any particular designer or shop. There are a few smaller boutiquey shops in Covent garden that have some lovely things.. not totally whacky but not like everything else.

  • My GF is a Jeweller here is her website...

    http://www.alexyulejewellery.co.uk

    She shares a studio in Camberwell with a couple of other Jewellers who might also be able to help you out depending on the style/price.

    Also look out for the next open studios at Cockpit, Pullens Yard and Craft Central, the all have hand made Jewellery.

    ^Alex Monroe normally does a sample sale @ Pullens Yard open studios.

  • Try Darkroom on Lambs Conduit Street.

  • I've picked up a couple of really nice bits for Mrs Dodger at Comfort Station on London's trendy Cheshire St.

    www.comfortstation.co.uk/

  • I've bought Mrs TS a few cute bits from here, may not be exactly what you're after but...

  • Jeez, their website is hideous... Some of their insect stuff is really nice and not too pricey... Depends what you're after...

  • Try any of the pawnbrokers in the East end. Sov rings, dancing clown pendants, cannabis leaves, rope chains, is all good

  • I like Alex Monroe too, but it depend whether she likes that style or something more simple. Also like Ana Verdun.
    Window shop in Liberty ground floor for names.
    http://www.liberty.co.uk/fcp/categorylis­t/dept/accessories_fine-jewellery
    http://www.liberty.co.uk/fcp/categorylis­t/dept/accessories_jewellery

    Costume jewellery but fun stuff - I also like Les Nereides http://www.lesnéréides.com/collections

  • I've picked up a couple of really nice bits for Mrs Dodger at Comfort Station on London's trendy Cheshire St.

    www.comfortstation.co.uk/

    want

  • A friend of mine makes lovely handknitted silver jewellery, it's all sustainably/ethically sourced and is really beautiful - www.elenahall.co.uk

  • I have treasured my Lexi Dick rabbit ring for years.. She seems to do rat rings instead now, which might not go down so well.. but her work is fab http://www.lexidickjeweller.co.uk/

  • ^ ludicrous... but somewhat pleasing

  • http://shopbird.com/home.php?cat=576

    its in the US, but just to show what i think of when i'm buying for someone.

  • Pearl necklace?

    Fucksake, read this thread and didn't make this joke, I must've been tired.

  • http://www.julianstephens.com - in Brighton, but close to the station. Lovely stuff from a range of individual jewellers. Different styles. Prices not expensive up to to ferociously so. They have an ethical policy on diamonds, but don't know about metals.

  • Mrs Sparky wants a piece of jewellery for her birthday, something permanent I guess, as it's a round number this year. Does anyone have any advice on where to go? I'm not spending loads here, but want something nice that preferably hasn't been mined by tiny African children at gunpoint.

    Hi Sparky,
    My girlfriend makes jewellery from recycled bike parts, check her stuff out if you still need to get a pressie.
    www.katiesbike.com

    regards

    WW

  • Holy thread dredge batman!

    My wife has just set up an antique jewellery shop on etsy, just in time for Christmas! Lfgss mates rates apply!

    Instagram: https://instagram.com/marrainejewellery?­igshid=1fxpojip9xamk

    Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MarraineJewels­

    Why buy from her?

    She has worked with all of the major (and one mid sized) auction houses over the past number of years as a jewellery specialist. She's a gemologist by training, with a background in fine art. Most of all, she has great taste!

  • Massive dredge.

    My wife had her ears pierced about a year ago, so want to get her a pair of ear rings for her birthday. She is allergic to gold, so have to avoid that, and wanted to go a bit classier than silver, so was thinking platinum, however, I just want a really simple pair of studs, no diamonds or anything on them, and don't seem to be able to find something similar anywhere, is this for a reason?!

  • Late reply to a dredged thread...

    And no doubt well past the birthday in question.

    Did you manage to find any platinum earrings?

    It's possible your wife may be allergic to some of the metals in the platinum alloy (similarly with gold).

    I (and several of the jewellers I work with) will Rhodium plate earing posts and backs etc for those with severe allergies when gold plating isn't enough.

  • Past the birthday, but always on the look out! she was allergic to a white gold ring, but has happily worn platinum rings for the last 10 years, so hoping she would be fine with platinum. I shall have a look out for Rhodium.

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