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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

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

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

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

A set of 18ct yellow gold solid bar knot cufflinks 01/08/2018
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8 Fascinating Facts About Cufflinks

No matter what the era, cufflinks have always been one of the most stylish accessories a man can wear. Not only can these small adornments be used to add a touch of class to any outfit instantly, but they are also one of the most traditional types of men’s jewellery, making them a solid choice for those in search of an elegant and timely appearance. While the invention of buttoned shirts may have lessened the need for this classic accessory, here at Susannah Lovis, we are still huge fans of... Read More