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Diamonds

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

Stunning Deco style asscher cut diamond cluster ring 20/09/2018
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10 of the World’s Most Famous Diamonds

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend! Diamonds are the most popular stone, they symbolise love and romance, and are known to last forever. Here at Susannah Lovis, we cannot get enough of these stunning jewels and thought we’d take a look at ten of the world’s most famous diamonds, from the Tiffany Yellow Diamond to the Millennium Star. Read on to discover a bit more about these precious stones: 1. Tiffany Yellow One of the largest yellow diamonds to ever be discovered, the Tiffany Yellow diamond was discovered in 1878... 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

The Queen and Prince Phillip in a carriage at the Royal Ascot 17/08/2018
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Race Day Jewellery Guide: What to Wear to the Races

Choosing the right jewellery for any formal occasion can be difficult; however, when it comes to the races, selecting the perfect adornments becomes a whole new ballgame. While the general dress code for any racing event is typically formal, knowing what jewellery to pair with glamorous attire can be tricky, especially if you are making your racing debut. Consequently, here at Susannah Lovis, we’ve put together a handy guide to ensure you select your race day jewellery from only the most dazzling of gems:

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