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
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
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
In the spirit of Wimbledon, this week we thought it only appropriate to discuss the tennis bracelet; elegant wristwear for the sophisticated woman on the move. Professional tennis player Chris Evert, who had a prolific career between 1972-89 had the misfortune to lose her diamond Bedewi eternity bracelet during a match in the US Open. The clasp on the bracelet unfortunately snapped during a particularly violent serve and was sent flying from her wrist. Subsequently, the match itself was put on hold until the piece was recovered. It was this... Read More
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
There is nothing we adore more than delving into the history of vintage jewellery and uncovering some hidden treasures of the past. In this blog instalment, we will take a closer look at the Victorian Era – universally known as the height of the British Empire, where grandeur soaked into every part of the culture, including the choice of opulent jewellery.
Here at Susannah Lovis, we love all things related to birthstones, and have an extensive range of vintage and antique jewels that prove it! That said, while we’re fairly clued up on the birth stones associated with each month and what they mean, we didn’t know very much about what the stones said about you. Steeped in history, meaning and intrigue, each stone is said to symbolise different characteristics and qualities of those born in the associated month. So, if you’d like to wear your traits loud and proud, expressing... Read More
The 70th annual Cannes Film Festival drew to a close last weekend, and we can now look back at the glamour, fame and sparkle that took place this year. Superyachts bobbing in the harbour, Nice airport full of private jets and helicopters and, of course, several serious red carpet wardrobe malfunctions; Cannes 2017 was everything we dreamed it would be and more. What really interests us here at Susannah Lovis, is the love triangle that is formed year upon year, between jewellery brands, celebrities and the rich beyond compare. We... Read More
Emeralds are a truly spectacular gemstone and the birthstone for those who are born in the month of May. Its rich, deep green colour is unparalleled, miles ahead of its other green-coloured counterparts and they are often associated with royalty, romance, and intrigue. Like many birthstones, emeralds are steeped in myth and legend, and are said to bring many powers and strengths to the beholder. We’ve put together ten interesting facts about emeralds for you to browse and enjoy, before popping into our jewellers, London, for an emerald treasure to call... Read More
Birthstone jewellery has been a popular option for significant birthdays and other special occasions for a number of years. They are a prime example of how jewellery can not only look good and boost confidence, but also carry meaning and sentiment for the wearer. These meanings can vary from personal attributes and characteristics to medicinal solutions, and some were even used as a direct healing solution throughout the Middle Ages.