Monday, 24 April 2017

Supporting British Jewellery Designers With The Fine Jewellery Company

For years Britain has been at the forefront of fashion design worldwide. From Mary Quant to Paul Smith, Stella McCartney to Alexander McQueen our fashion designers are well known for their stunning, unique and creative jewellery. Many designers mix vintage designs with modern styles and we are particularly good at incorporating innovation with traditional techniques. 

Our jewellery designers include well-known names such as Vivienne Westwood and Stephen Webster to lesser known names starting out in the business. When I had my own jewellery shop I used to love to support British jewellery designers, as the jewellery was always unique and different. This is why I applaud the Fine Jewellery Company.

The Fine Jewellery company is based in Birmingham and has a range of experienced and skilled gemologists with experience in retail, design, manufacture, diamond testing and grading. They sell a range of stunning gemstones from exquisite diamond rings, stunning sapphire earrings, pretty pearl bracelets and much more. But what I love about the company is their passion and support of British jewellery designers. Here are my top picks from the independent British jewellery designers available on the Fine Jewellery Company website.

Charlotte Lowe



Charlotte Lowe's current collection focuses on those special moments in life. Her jewellery is wearable, personal and current, and it perfect for that keepsake to remember a time, a person, a holiday or even a pet.


This lovely sterling silver and gold vermeil necklace is called 'Walk With Me'. Handmade this necklace celebrates those precious moments shared by mum and dad with their children, from walks in the park to strolls in the British countryside it is a reminder of the time we spend with our loved ones, in our down time.

Clare Hawley


Clare Hawley takes her inspiration from where she is based, the beautiful stunning Sherwood Forest.  Her first collection entitled "Leaves of Sherwood" was made by hand in silver and gold using traditional sheet fabricating techniques. 

She takes leaves from the forest floor and recreates each one in stunning rose and yellow gold vermeil. The result is a beautiful, commercial and ultimately wearable piece of art. This necklace above is made of rose gold vermeil and is the leaf of an oak tree. Her jewellery is exceptionally tactile, her inspiration being her mother who is registered blind. 

Fei Liu 



Born in China but now based in Birmingham, Fei Liu is an internationally recognised jewellery designer. After studying at the Birmingham School of Jewellery he has since gained worldwide acclaim for his glamorous work - a fusion of his eastern heritage and western influences. 
This exquisite sterling silver and black rhodium ring called 'Cascade', is set with blue cubic zirconia. A striking design with smooth curves and sharp lines, this ring is an item of jewellery that will certainly get you noticed. Fei Liu has won several awards including Harper’s Bazaar China Jewellery Designer of the Year and was a finalist in the UK Jewellery Awards. His jewellery can also be seen on the red carpet worn by many of his celebrity fans.

I Love A Lassie


Love A Lassie is a Scottish designer jewellery brand, offering solid silver contemporary designs inspired by life’s little treasures. Arlene Katorza the jewellery designer for I Love A Lassie, has been selling her jewellery for over 20 years in Edinburgh and since the launch of I Love A Lassie in 2013 the range has regularly featured in Elle, Vogue, and Grazia magazine.

Designs are based on precious mementoes, such as a piece of bark discovered on a woodland walk, a fragment of antique lace, or an antique Bawbee coin.

As you can see, we have amazing talent on the UK jewellery scene and if you buy from a British designer you will get craftsmanship, stunning designs and unique jewellery. You can find these items of jewellery featured on the British Designers section of the Fine Jewellery Company website, as well as other jewellery from other emerging and established British jewellers.

Tell me, do you try to buy British products if you can? What do you think of the British jewellery designers featured?


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31 comments

  1. I think it's good to support local and British Designers. I love the "Leaves of Sherwood" piece it is stunning.

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    1. I do like to support British talent. That necklace is beautiful!

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  2. I love the leaf design that is pretty. It is great to support British jewellery designers were you can and you can find some lovely gifts.

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  3. They are all really lovely, especially the leaf design.

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  4. I'm so glad you offered some of your favorite designer picks. I wouldn't have any idea where to even start. The blue Cascade ring is absolutely stunning! I can't stop stop staring at it.

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  5. Oh wow what some stunning picks, I adore the blue of the stones in the ring that is right up my street.

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  6. What talented people! I love the unique designs you get from supporting local designers :)

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    1. I love the uniqueness too. Something you won't see on every high street.

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  7. The cascade ring is just lovely. I'm all for supporting British.

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  8. I love the walk with me peice. Unique.

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    1. I love the gold vermeil on the necklace too.

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  9. Oh wow how gorgeous!! I love the leaf, that is so pretty and also so talented to make!

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  10. Wowee! There are some amazing designers there! Love Fei Liu's designs. We love supporting British design :)

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  11. I adore I love a Lassie, great to see British designers being recognised

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    1. We have some of the best talent in the world!

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  12. There are some very talented designers within this bunch x

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  13. Wow how pretty is the leaf design. Very talented people!

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  14. Beautiful pieces and designs. I think it is great to support British designers. So much talent here :)

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  15. The leaf pendant is stunning and so unusual. Great to support our local designers and celebrate their achievements

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  16. love the rose gold leaf pendant, always great sot shine a spotlight on the indie traders :)

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  17. How pretty, I love the leaf necklace. Really detailed

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    1. The technique she uses means the detail is amazing.

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  18. I love the Walk with me necklace.

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  19. I'm not really a jewellery wearer, but I love that Leaves of Sherwood Forest necklace! It's gorgeous!

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  20. What beautiful pieces rfom amazing British designers. I am all for supporting grass root designs and loved the ones you have picked here.

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  21. Those jewelry pieces are absolutely gorgeous and unique!

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  22. There's some great pieces here, and it's great to inspiration coming out of places like Sherwood Forest, which is a really beautiful place.

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    1. I would love to visit Sherwood Forest, I have heard it is beautiful and I may even spot Robin Hood!

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