, , , , , , ,

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

, , , , , , , ,

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

, , , , , , , , ,

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

, , , , , , , , ,

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

A pair of 1920's French Onyx and Diamond Cufflinks in a red box 21/09/2018
, ,

The Complete Guide to Cufflinks | Men’s Antique Jewellery

Cufflinks are both contemporary yet timeless and while some may consider them a little outdated since the advent of buttoned shirts, here at Susannah Lovis, we still adore these stylish adornments. Not only are cufflinks wonderfully practical but they are also some of the most ornamental jewellery a man can wear, making them a sterling choice in our book. But how much do you know about these elegant accessories? Check out our complete guide below to discover more about cufflinks, their origins and how to wear them:

A woman wearing a stripy skirt holding a yellow woven bag 13/09/2018
, ,

7 Vintage Fashion Accounts to Follow on Instagram | Style Inspiration

When it comes to vintage style, if you’re looking for inspiration, Instagram is undoubtedly the place to go. From fabulous jewellery accounts to vintage fashion bloggers, this image-sharing platform is the perfect place to connect with inspiring influencers from across the globe and gain a photographic insight into their lives. Here at Susannah Lovis, we love to share our favourite treasures with our 31,000 Instagram followers and hope to inspire with our wide array of glistening gems and jewels – the perfect accompaniments to any outfit. However, while we may be... Read More

Autumn leaves on a blue sky background 11/09/2018
, , , , , , ,

Top 8 Autumn Jewellery Trends in 2018

It’s September, and we’re slowly transitioning into autumn and for the remainder of the year we are going to see a rise of statement pieces adorning the catwalks and streets. With the release of new collections, we’ve seen a shift in the trends for the latter half of the year, including the rise of seasonal specific pieces and some throwback jewels from the 80’s. Here at Susannah Lovis, we have compiled a list of the top eight jewellery trends to watch out for the remaining few months of 2018. 1.... Read More

A woman wearing the Edwardian diamond brooch on five row pearl choker 09/09/2018
, , , , , , ,

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

Antique diamond floral drop necklace at Susannah Lovis 20/07/2018

A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Vintage Jewellery

For many vintage fashionistas, it is easy to determine the value of popular goods such as fur coats and handbags. However, when it comes to jewellery, knowing the worth of an heirloom can be far more challenging, especially if you are new to the world of antique jewels. While carats, metals and stones are perhaps the most obvious elements to consider, these are not the only things to think about when buying vintage jewellery. Consequently, whether you’re choosing the perfect adornment for yourself or a loved one, our beginner’s guide... Read More

, , , , , ,

Wedding Party Gifting @ Susannah Lovis Jewellers

A lot of time and effort goes into the planning of your dream wedding. Those closest to you will undoubtedly also put a lot of their own time into creating the perfect day for you. Show your support and appreciation for these loved ones with a special gift to thank them for all of their support and dedication in getting you down that aisle. Jewellery is a thoughtful and timeless gift that anyone can enjoy; both the men and the women of your wedding party can come away with a... Read More