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Art Deco

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

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

A pair of aquamarine and diamond cluster drops 30/08/2018
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7 Antique Earring Sets that Will Revive Your Love of Vintage

All things vintage and retro have been trending for some time now, and there’s a good reason for this. It has to do with the satisfaction we feel from looking back in time, because reflecting on the past can be both comforting and inspirational. Nostalgia may prompt the odd wistful moment – but for the most part we reflect on what we call the good old days! And when it comes to antique and vintage jewellery, there’s even more reason why the good old days were so good. That’s because,... Read More

A large room decorated for a wedding reception 14/08/2018
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Top 8 London Wedding Venues

Your wedding day is one of the most important occasions of your life, so carefully handpicking a location that will create a lasting impression is vital. Across London, you’re spoilt for choice, with a plethora of venues around the city waiting to be chosen for your big day. From sweeping views of the capital’s skyline to grand halls with a royal charm, we’ve included a list of our top eight favourites to offer some guidance in the decision-making process.

10/07/2018
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110 Years of Bridal Couture

Weddings as we know them today are the culmination of decades worth of evolving style trends. In the last 100 years alone, we have seen the emergence of so much in the way of bridal couture, with a heavy influence from war, politics and economy integral to its design. We are going to delve deep into the last century and explore the stylistic choices women would make on their wedding day. From dresses, to jewellery we will give you the lowdown on bridal wear through modern history. From early Saxon... Read More

02/07/2018
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Behind the scenes: Susannah Lovis Brochure 2018

It is that time again! We are beginning the long and arduous process of creating our winter Brochure and you would not believe the amount of work that goes into the organisation of such an undertaking. This year we are shaking things up a little and have taken the shoot in a completely different direction. Here is a little look at how the day ran last week; we look forward to sharing the final product with you in a few months but for now here is a little sneak peak... Read More

22/06/2018
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The Susannah Lovis Guide to Wearing Brooches

Royal Ascot is arguably one of the biggest fashion events of the year, an occasion dripping in sartorial elegance. The event continues to recognise the ever-changing nature of fashion yet maintains a rich history in its time-honoured traditions. The sense of style reflected today harkens back to the original dress code as dictated by Beau Brummell; turn of the 19th century fashion icon. It is therefore very important to be mindful of the dress code when attending Royal Ascot; the event demanding a level of formality in your ensemble. For... Read More

21/05/2018
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How to dress like Royalty: Jewellery Edition

In the wake of the Royal wedding we thought it only prudent to share some of our favourite looks and explore how you too can get the Royal treatment. We will be looking at the fabulous jewellery adorning the Royal family this year and weighing in on our own selections for these leading ladies; with our collection full of similar pieces to those worn. Meghan, Duchess of Sussex For the wedding ceremony itself, Meghan was loaned a Tiara from the Queens collection; worn originally by Queen Mary in the 1930s,... Read More

14/05/2018
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Inherited Jewellery: What you can do with it…

As purveyors of antique and vintage storied pieces, Susannah Lovis Jewellers often come into contact with customers wondering about inherited jewellery they have been bequeathed. We do our best to inform and educate said individuals on the history and nature of their newly acquired treasures. Often, our customers come to us with very little knowledge about the item that has recently fallen into their possession, however, we aim to give them all the material they need to make an informed decision as to what they should do with their heirlooms.... Read More