Susannah Lovis Jewellery Features

03/12/2018
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A look at Birthstones: Turquoise for December

Turquoise is one of four stones that celebrate those born in the month of December. Turquoise is known for its intense blue-green colour and can be found in various shades of blue. The finest colour is an intense blue that is uniform throughout the gem. Other gemstones representative of December-born individuals include Topaz, Zircon and Tanzanite. Here at Susannah Lovis, we celebrate one of the world’s oldest gemstones, Turquoise, and have several pieces in our collection that feature this sensational stone; the ultimate gift for those born in December. That... Read More

30/11/2018
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Christmas Gifting Guide from Susannah Lovis

With less than a month until the big day, many of you will be thinking about what those closest to you will be waking up to come Christmas morning. We’ve decided to look at just some of the many reasons you may want to invest in jewellery as a meaningful gift for a partner, or why you should be asking for a treasure to call your own this December. Jewellery is one of the best and most popular gifts all year round for one simple reason: it brings people joy.... Read More

20/11/2018
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Jewellery Showcase: The History of Tiffany & Co.

With Thanksgiving being celebrated this week we thought it prudent to give thanks and share our love of vintage jewellery by one of our favourite American brands: Tiffany & Co. This iconic brand dates back to 1837 when Charles Lewis Tiffany opened a small stationary and fancy goods store in New York City with his friend John B Young. The store was a raging success and quickly established itself as the go-to emporium for the well-to-do ladies of the city to source impeccable jewels and American style timepieces worlds away... Read More

05/11/2018
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Unboxing the past: Stuart Period Jewellery

Remember, remember, the Fifth of November Gunpowder treason and plot I see no reason why gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot The words we all know that mark that time of the year that celebrates Bonfire night, and we thought it apt to share some of the history behind such an occasion. The Gunpowder Plot of 1605 was the failed assassination attempt of King James I by a group of provincial English Catholics who aimed to blow up the House of Lords during the State opening of Parliament. This was... Read More

29/10/2018
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Spooky Jewellery to unearth this Halloween for your collection

With Halloween, or All Hallows Eve, right around the corner; we thought it the perfect opportunity to unearth some of the spookier finds from our collection. The development of artifacts and symbols associated with Halloween has formed over time; traditionally in keeping with relics designed to frighten off evil spirits. It is commonplace belief that Halloween has roots in traditions originating from ancient Celtic harvest festivals. , a Gaelic festival, itself marked the end of the season and heralded the beginning of winter. Ancient Celts believed that on this day... Read More

22/10/2018
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Jewel Identity – Jewellery Valuation Event

Special event Jewel Identity, in association with Country Life, will enable you to unlock the secrets of your jewellery, whether you are curious as to the date, the maker or its value. The expertise of Joanna Hardy, Susannah Lovis and her team will be at your service and they will be providing free, verbal valuations for antique jewellery. ‘This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone who wants to unearth that hidden treasure or that hopefully priceless family heirloom,’ says Susannah, the owner of Susannah Lovis Jewellers based in the Burlington Arcade, London... Read More

22/10/2018
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Autumn/Winter Engagements: The guide to a seasonal proposal

It’s the time of year where you can start thinking about cosy nights in front of the fire, adjusting your wardrobe to accommodate for plunging temperatures and the promise of seasonal festivities right around the corner. The romantic nature of autumn and winter really is undeniable; setting the scene perfectly for those wishing the drop the most important of questions. People search high and low to find what they perceive to be the perfect ring for a significant other yet that is just part of what they need to consider... Read More

15/10/2018
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Unboxing the past: Victorian Era Jewellery

Never has a single moment in history seen such a level of diversity in the design and craftsmanship of jewellery than by pieces from the Victorian era. This style of jewellery is eponymously named after the reigning queen of the time; Victoria ruled as Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 1837-1901, the last British monarch of the House of Hanover. Historians segment the reign of Victoria, dividing her rule into three key periods; Early Victorian or “Romantic”, Middle Victorian or “Grand” and the Late Victorian... Read More

08/10/2018
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A look at Birthstones: Opals and Tourmaline for October

Those born in October are lucky enough to have not one, but two of the most unique and beautiful birthstones of them all; the opal and the tourmaline. Opals are amorphous, which means that unlike most gemstones, it doesn’t have a crystal structure. It’s unpredictable in nature, and you never know what colour or shape it may take. Tourmaline, on the other hand, has a hexagonal crystal structure and appears to change colour in different light. Here at Susannah Lovis, we have several beautiful opal and tourmaline ornaments that are steeped... Read More

02/10/2018
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Diamonds Through the Decades: Jewellery Trends and Styles

The world of jewellery has experienced a vast amount of changes over the last 100 years, with styles and trends going in and out of fashion every few years. As ever, there’s some timeless styles, including pearls, that remain consistent as an effortlessly elegant option for every occasion. Here at Susannah Lovis, we find it fascinating to explore what was popular when, as well as the cultural, social or political reasons behind shift in styles in relation to historical context. Read on to discover the different styles of jewellery that... Read More