Updated: Feb 14
It’s that time of year that really gets us excited! The team can't wait to open up so they can try on some of these beauties! From amazing tourmalines, sapphires, diamonds and even amethysts we're confident that you'll be swooning over these as much as we will.
ITS A GOOD THING JEWELLERY WORKS FOR EVERY SEASON
We don't know about you, but the one thing we've been certain of this year is that our jewellery always fits, and our passion has never waned. We've spent far longer than we should looking and drooling over other peoples jewellery - it's made Bex and Anne come to work ( albeit an empty shop ) adorned with favourite pieces, with earrings fit enough for zoom.
Although our passion hasn't waned our patience has, as has everyone else's. we imagine. So come on guys we can still do this. Deep breaths and push on. It can't be long now..
We'll be filling your newsletters with amazing jewellery, so that when we can open it'll be here ready for you to droll over in the flesh. And dare we suggest - to try on!
Whilst our annual ring exhibition was due to start on 1st March ( we'd love to have invited you in ) we'll have to put that on hold. But if you are local, and you happen to take your daily walk past our shop window, we'll be putting on a small display of the collection at the gallery so come take a look.
*please do not drive to Penarth to take your walks- it's against COVID rules and you may be fined if found far from your own neighbourhood.
With the most talented makers to select from, it's always hard to narrow down our choices and curate a body of work that will blow you away, without giving you make-your-mind-up-meltdowns.
But we're confident we've got it right - because that's just what we do, and you amaze us by coming back time after time with your support. We've enjoyed telephone chats, video calls, zooms and endless emails, just to source the right piece for you. And although jewellery may not be at the top of everyone's wish list at the moment, the sparkly things always work for the magpies, and we're sure it's going to work for you too !
Jacks started her career as a silversmith, designing and creating one-off pieces of silverware. As a result, she has a wealth of experience and knowledge around silver and goldsmithing. After spending eight years managing the workshop of a top jewellery designer, Jacks opened her own studio to perfect her signature style. Jacks jewellery has precision and elegance, and she is definitely our go-to girl for timeless pieces.
Using nature as a direct influence, these delightful heart-shaped seed-pods rings take inspiration from a crop of Shepherds Purse that grow in a nearby field. They form perfect, tiny symbols of love which have been reproduced elegantly to celebrate its natural texture.
Yen Duong expresses her passion for art and design through jewellery. Her designs are engaging, the tactile nature of the jewellery invites touch and interaction. The physical movement and visual fluidity in her designs encapsulate a rare intriguing quality. The core of the design process is to create jewellery that embodies comfort and radiates confidence when the distinctive pieces are worn.
"My jewellery reflects a fascination for miniature worlds found within the natural landscape, from exotic jungle flora to the humble rock pool. My obsession with geology drives me to select the most interesting and unusual gemstone specimens. I compose unique settings sympathetic to a gemstone’s individual character re-imagining the natural landscape and dynamic crystalline structures from which it was discovered"
Shorelines, coastal colours and barnacle clusterings - just some of the natural inspirations studied by Ami that help create unique and sculptural pieces of jewellery. These treasures invite you to seek them out, to adorn yourselves in nature's sculptures. You will find yourself staring at them in wonder and awe, and never want to take them off.
Dagmar’s love of florals and simplistic design results in ethereal, elegant and timeless jewellery. She moved from Germany to the UK in 2003 and followed her passion for creating jewellery, and since graduating with a BA Degree in Designed Jewellery and Metalwork in 2010, Dagmar has been selected to exhibit at a number of prestigious venues including the Victoria and Albert Museum, Goldsmith’s Hall and the beautiful Kew Gardens in London. Her delicate collections incorporate intricate hand piercing and fine finishing techniques, and are formed by fusing a multitude of miniature petals, which translate the abundance, fullness & beauty found in organic structures. With the subtle and soft metal textures she employs, combined with the brilliance of colours of gemstones and pearls, her work creates a beautiful visual balance.
Shimara's work is, and always has been inspired by nature and natural forms. A childhood spent by the wild Atlantic ocean nurtured Shimara’s fascination for collecting shells, stones, mermaid’s purses, feathers and seed pods found along the sea shore. As an existing exhibitor, we are so excited to have received new work from Shimara that really highlights her passion for her craft. We'll be giving you a sneaky preview of the pieces she sent very soon.
And of course no Sp-Ring exhibition would be complete without new work from Anne Morgan herself! Anne loves the imperfect, choosing rough, included stones over the clear flawless ones. We're all about the essence of beauty and, with Anne's work in particular, about the imperfect. We love to explore nature's creations, and this 18ct Rose gold and diamond ring really shows that the underlining love of diamonds doesn't have to be the 4 C's.
Whats Coming up Next ?
/We're going to be exploring in more detail all about our makers where they are from and what makes them tick.
/Want to know a bit more about the stones that we use? We going to be including some little facts about what makes a diamond a diamond and a CZ not a diamond.
/We'll be styling it up with our very own stylist Rachel Thomas Davies. She'll be showing us ways to wear the jewellery we stock with some of her picks.
/And just because its been a long time - how about a little introduction to Anne and her business- how it all started.
/We got some great links to share with you all about jewellery - online exhibitions you can check out and what talks are coming up. If there's anything you'd like us to include in our newsletters then please get in touch.
/We've been delving into the digital world so much recently we thought we'd share this Instagram talk between Katerina Perez and Melanie Georgacopoulos. We loved learning about the way Melanie works and the use of her materials. Check it out!
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