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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

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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

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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

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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

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What you need to know about Metals in Jewellery

Precious metals form the basis of many of the pieces of jewellery you own. Gold, Silver and platinum are the most commonplace metals in jewellery design, however, cheaper alternatives such as palladium, titanium and stainless steel are becoming ever more prevalent. Baser metals like Zirconium and Tungsten are finding popularity in the market due to their extreme durability yet lack the prestige of more precious metals, thus driving the price for using them way down. Gold Gold as a commodity is timeless; this precious metal, at its purest form, is the... Read More

An example from our fine collection 25/08/2017
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The Ultimate Guide to Gold

The most precious metal of them all, there’s something so very special about gold, and it’s relevance in history. We have some beautiful gold masterpieces here at Susannah Lovis, so we decided to delve a little deeper into what gold actually is and (hopefully!) answer any questions you may have! What is gold? Pure gold is one of the most sought-after materials there is. It is a dense metal of shiny, yellowish colouring. Its element is known as Au and was one of the first known metals. When used in... Read More