Self-Care for you & your Jewellery

And so it’s a New Year!  A chance to start something fresh, turn over a new leaf, out with old and a time to reflect.  January is a good time to look back and take stock of a few things.  What worked well for you last year?…  What could be done differently this year?…  And…

Somerset Makes Christmas Catalogue

Somerset Makes Christmas – Love Local & Handmade

HO HO HO!!! Yes it’s that time of year again… the twinkling lights are up, the now thankfully chilly air is filled with Crooner songs of sentiment accompanied by sleigh bells… And snow has fallen! The festive cheer has arrived and whether you LOVE or despise Christmas (bah humbug),  I have a little guide up…

Fair Luxury - precious metal grain

Flux it up – London’s first Fair Luxury Exhibition

With the recycling of precious metal heirloom jewellery predominant these days (minimising the need for direct mining) and more importantly the demand and availability of Fairtrade Gold and silver on the increase; small scale artisanal mining communities around the world, and the natural environment are getting a fairer deal. If you couple that with traceable fairly…

Peridot & 9ct Ecogold Earring Commission

Peridot Glow- The August Birthstone

August has arrived! And with it comes the fab August birthstone of Peridot.  With it’s brilliant lime green glow, these iron rich gemstones were first discovered and adorned by the Ancient Egyptains 2000BC. Found on a small volcanic island off the Red Sea called Topazios, and recently, to my amazement it’s been discovered in meteorites….


Peep at Wilderness Festival – Guest Blog

Hello festival lovers, it’s Jo from Peep here! I’ve taken over Julia’s blog to take you inside the amazing Wilderness Festival, happening 3-6 August. If you like your festival with a side of sophistication then this one’s for you. Set in the beautiful Cornbury park in Oxfordshire, surrounded by ornamental freshwater lakes, ancient oak trees…

All Wrapped Up – Our Luxury Gift Box Draw!

It feels good to collaborate, share and give! And with the launch of LOTUS, my new designer trinket style collection, I wanted to celebrate and do just that with a Luxury Gift Box Giveaway! But first, a brief explanation as to how this came about… Earlier this year I discovered EthicalHour, the world’s first support…

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