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Gem Stone

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

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

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

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 woman wearing the Edwardian diamond brooch on five row pearl choker 09/09/2018
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How to Display Your Vintage Jewellery | Antique Jewels

Whether you’re lucky enough to have inherited some dazzling gems or are already an avid collector of vintage jewellery, knowing how to display your jewels can be challenging. While a jewellery box is an obvious option, these often-small storage solutions usually offer confined spaces that can not only cause delicate pieces of jewellery to spoil but also hide your gems from view, keeping them locked away out of sight. Here at Susannah Lovis, being such lovers of vintage jewellery, we believe that these exquisite pieces should be displayed loud and... Read More

Beautiful sapphire jewel available at Susannah Lovis 07/09/2018
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The Complete Guide to Sapphire

Last year, we wrote 15 facts about Sapphire, so those of you that are born in September, or know someone who is, could learn a little more about the beautiful gemstone. This year, we’ve decided to take that one step further and create an ultimate guide, featuring anything and everything you should wish to know about the beautiful gemstone. So, sit back, relax and enjoy our guide, before browsing the extensive sapphire-studded collection of jewels available on our website! Quick Stats: Colour: white, colourless, blue, green, yellow, orange, brown, pink,... Read More

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

29/06/2018
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The Origin of the Tennis Bracelet

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