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This Seasons Bangles…at Honeybourne Jewellery

Our team of three makers can be inspired by any theme, creating bracelets and bangles just as unique as you are. The perfect gift for anyone….get ready for Christmas! Check out our Bespoke Archive for inspiration.

Here are just a few of our favourites…made for our lovely customers. For more information about our £ – ££££ price guide, visit How to do Bespoke.

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Birthstone torc bangles ££ per bangle.

Vitreous Enamel Bridesmaid’s Bracelets £ per bracelet.

Emerald Charm Bangle from £-££.

Solid 9ct gold bangles with tiny open heart charms, from £££ per bangle.

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Honeybourne Jewellery Bangle Selection. From £-£££

Gold plated pod bangles ££ each.

Sri Lanka/IOW bangle, £££.

Bridesmaids Bangles, from £-££ per piece.

Mini Beast Bangles, £ each.

Silver & gold Remembrance Bangle, £££

For more information pop into the shop or drop us a line info@honeybournejewellery.com 01983 854618.

How to do Bespoke!

Bespoke jewellery is what we do best. Over the last 20 years, I have worked alongside 1000’s of clients, designing and making their perfect pieces of jewellery. From dramatic neckpieces & men’s jewellery, wedding  & engagement rings, right through to signed and framed pictures.  Myself and my two Honeybourne Jewellery colleagues, Raff & Emily, can make the entire spectrum on the premises..

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For our full range, check out our ‘Bespoke Archive’.We pride ourselves on making life as easy as possible for our customer’s as we understand that it can be a daunting task placing that initial order but we feel that our years of expertise and relaxed and friendly approach will put you at ease. We feel that it is testament to our passionate approach that keeps our customers coming back time and time again.

Relax, bespoke doesn’t have to be daunting! Here are some frequently asked questions answered..

“I want to propose to my partner, I think I know her style but I don’t have her exact size” This is a common issue as guessing the size and style can be an almost impossible task but relax, we have the answer!. We have lots of rings in many different styles in stock that can be bought and used for the special proposal. As long as the ring is un-worn (no problem to use it for the all important social media announcement!) the happy couple can make an appointment together where we can discuss designing and making up the real mccoy adding her design input. The original ring is then returned to us (please note, terms for this service apply, ask for more details). On some occasions, we can make a ‘mock up’ ring for the proposal using silver and semi precious stones. The final piece is then made (addressing any design ‘tweaks’ from the bride) in gold and precious stones such as Diamonds.

“Can I use old stones and gold” Yes! We love nothing more than to remove old stones from old fashioned settings, incorporating them into brand new Honeybourne Jewellery style designs. We can also provide any stones required to suit any budget. Although we cannot melt down old gold to make new jewellery, we can use it for detail and design (see our ‘Bespoke Archive’ for more info)

“How long does it take to have something made” That depends on the piece. Our personalised jewellery, such as our ‘Pieces of Eight’ collections, bookmarks and keyrings, can be made as quickly as 2-3 days. More intricate, involved pieces such as engagement rings or pieces using inherited stones and gold can take between 4-8 weeks but we try to be as accommodating as is possible. If using inherited material, we often make a silver ‘mock-up’ for the customer to try before they decide on the final design at no extra cost. It’s extremely  important to us that they are 100% happy with every aspect before the final piece is made. This allows our customer’s to have full input and involvement from start to finish with our guidance.

“Can I just turn up at the boutique and order or do I need to make an appointment” Our shop opening hours are Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. We are always happy for customers to pop in for a browse, a try on or just to gather inspiration and our team are fully trained in taking an array of commissions, such as our personalised pieces and Pieces of Eight jewellery, ‘off the peg’ enamels in different shades, advising on ring sizing etc. However, if you want to discuss more complex designs, please always phone ahead to book an appointment with me (Sophie!) or to see if I’m in the workshop as I’m not always available as very busy creating current commissions.

“How much extra does it cost to have bespoke” Having something ‘bespoke’ ( handmade for you), doesn’t make it more expensive than buying ‘off the peg’. The cost depends on the materials used, silver or gold etc, and the complexity of the design and how long it may take to make. We do not charge extra for bespoke, we provide quotes before we proceed with any order and are also more than happy to work to your budget, providing ‘menu style’ options to choose from.

“Help, I can’t draw, do I have to provide sketches ” No! We pride ourselves on making pieces for all, from those who have exact ideas of what they want to those who have only a tiny ‘spark’ of an idea. We can advise throughout.

“Can I see other pieces that people have had made” Yes! Our Bespoke Archive is our unique collection of our favourite pieces from the last 20 years. It also shows the width and breadth of what we can achieve for you. We don’t include prices as the pieces are too personal and are often gifts, so please call the shop for details Mon-Sat 10am-5pm 01983 854618 

For any more info, please drop us a line on info@honeybournejewellery.com or pop in to see us. We very much look forward to creating your ideas.. X

Guess How Much I Love You

I loved recreating such a beautiful story within this silver pendant for a mother to give to her daughter on her 21st birthday. Stamped on the back was “to the moon & back”. I’m sure she won’t mind me saying but she got choked up describing how much the book meant to them both 

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For price details or to discuss a bespoke piece that you may have in mind, email info@honeybournejewellery.com or call the shop Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm 01983 854618

Remembrance Poppy Pendants

Jewellery can not only celebrate the positive events that happen in ours lives but can also mark the sad times too. Our Remembrance pieces have become a really beautiful way to do just that. Ashes from a lost one can be incorporated into a piece and worn close to the heart.

It was such an honour to be asked to make these pieces for two sisters to represent the sudden passing of their beloved third sister.. Solid gold & silver Poppies set with their birthstones at the front, the reverse of the pendants are set with the ashes behind a Rock Crystal made to be worn close to the heart. The gold version has two more elements, a silver feather & golden heart, further representing such a lovely lady..

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The finished piece, yellow gold open heart and Poppy set with Amethyst and silver feather.

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Silver set with Turquoise.

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The finished gold group.

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Adding the ashes to the back of the piece, the crystal holds them in place.

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The reverse of the Poppies.

For lots more examples, check out our ‘Bespoke Archive’ and as usual, please phone ahead to book an appointment to discuss any ideas that you may have.

Thats all for now Sophie X

 

How to do Bespoke!

Bespoke jewellery is what we do best. Over the last 20 years, I have worked alongside 1000’s of clients, designing and making their perfect pieces of jewellery. From dramatic neckpieces & men’s jewellery, wedding  & engagement rings, right through to signed and framed pictures.  Myself and my two Honeybourne Jewellery colleagues, Raff & Emily, can make the entire spectrum on the premises..

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For our full range, check our our ‘Bespoke Archive’.

We pride ourselves on making life as easy as possible for our customer’s as we understand that it can be a daunting task placing that initial order but we feel that our years of expertise and relaxed and friendly approach will put you at ease. We feel that it is testament to our passionate approach that keeps our customers coming back time and time again.

Relax, bespoke doesn’t have to be daunting! Here are some frequently asked questions answered..

“I want to propose to my partner, I think I know her style but I don’t have her exact size” This is a common issue as guessing the size and style can be an almost impossible task but relax, we have the answer!. We have lots of rings in many different styles in stock that can be bought and used for the special proposal. As long as the ring is un-worn (no problem to use it for the all important social media announcement!) the happy couple can make an appointment together where we can discuss designing and making up the real mccoy adding her design input. The original ring is then returned to us (please note, terms for this service apply, ask for more details). On some occasions, we can make a ‘mock up’ ring for the proposal using silver and semi precious stones. The final piece is then made (addressing any design ‘tweaks’ from the bride) in gold and precious stones such as Diamonds.

“Can I use old stones and gold” Yes! We love nothing more than to remove old stones from old fashioned settings, incorporating them into brand new Honeybourne Jewellery style designs. We can also provide any stones required to suit any budget. Although we cannot melt down old gold to make new jewellery, we can use it for detail and design (see our ‘Bespoke Archive‘ for more info http://www.honeybournejewellery.com/bespoke-introduction/)

“How long does it take to have something made” That depends on the piece. Our personalised jewellery, such as our ‘Pieces of Eight’ collections, bookmarks and keyrings, can be made as quickly as 2-3 days. More intricate, involved pieces such as engagement rings or pieces using inherited stones and gold can take between 4-8 weeks but we try to be as accommodating as is possible. If using inherited material, we often make a silver ‘mock-up’ for the customer to try before they decide on the final design at no extra cost. It’s extremely  important to us that they are 100% happy with every aspect before the final piece is made. This allows our customer’s to have full input and involvement from start to finish with our guidance.

“Can I just turn up at the boutique and order or do I need to make an appointment” Our shop opening hours are Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. We are always happy for customers to pop in for a browse, a try on or just to gather inspiration and our team are fully trained in taking an array of commissions, such as our personalised pieces and Pieces of Eight jewellery, ‘off the peg’ enamels in different shades, advising on ring sizing etc. However, if you want to discuss more complex designs, please always phone ahead to book an appointment with me (Sophie!) or to see if I’m in the workshop as I’m not always available as very busy creating current commissions.

“How much extra does it cost to have bespoke” Having something ‘bespoke’ ( handmade for you), doesn’t make it more expensive than buying ‘off the peg’. The cost depends on the materials used, silver or gold etc, and the complexity of the design and how long it may take to make. We do not charge extra for bespoke, we provide quotes before we proceed with any order and are also more than happy to work to your budget, providing ‘menu style’ options to choose from.

“Help, I can’t draw, do I have to provide sketches ” No! We pride ourselves on making pieces for all, from those who have exact ideas of what they want to those who have only a tiny ‘spark’ of an idea. We can advise throughout.

“Can I see other pieces that people have had made” Yes! Our ‘Bespoke Archive‘ is our unique collection of our favourite pieces from the last 20 years. It also shows the width and breath of what we can achieve for you. http://www.honeybournejewellery.com/bespoke-introduction/ We don’t include prices as the pieces are too personal and are often gifts, so please call the shop for details Mon-Sat 10am-5pm 01983 854618 

For any more info, please drop us a line on info@honeybournejewellery.com or pop in to see us. We very much look forward to creating your ideas.. X

 

 

 

Wow, What a Year!!

We’re celebrating the passing of 2015 at Honeybourne Jewellery. We had a record year and loved working alongside you all on your bespoke commissions. It never ceases to amaze me just how inventive our lovely customers can be and as you know, we do love a challenge!.

Now that the baubles and fairy lights have been packed away for another year, I can finally share with you some of our favourite bespoke Christmas gifts..

For the full list, peruse our Bespoke Archive  for inspiration and book an appointment with me to talk through any ideas you may have by dropping me a line info@honeybournejewellery.com

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Silver and 18ct Yellow gold ring stack using inherited Diamonds.

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Galaxy Cluster pendant and studs using inherited gold for hammered granulation beads.

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From a teenage son for his mother’s surprise Chrstamas gift, textured silver ‘Om’ pendant set with Blue Agate.

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‘Woman Over Board’ This was commissioned by UKSA, the Island’s premier sailing school, as a leaving gift for a well loved staff member. Hand pierced silver sail boat with ‘UKSA’ stamped on the flags. Entitled ‘Woman Over Board’, the piece was signed and framed, a lasting memory of her time spent there.

That’s all for now, Sophie x