Jewellery To Match Your Identity

Here at Hepburn & Hughes, we know that everyone wants to sparkle and shine by showing off their style with beautiful jewellery, and that’s why we make pieces that are unique, much like our personalities. We make it our mission to create collections with something for everyone. In this article, we will be looking at our top three favourite ways to express ourselves using the art of jewellery. 

1. Experiment With Your Style

Jewellery is the perfect way to jazz up an outfit and experiment with a bunch of styles. Whether you are on the hunt for a bold, eye-catching statement piece, or even a sparkly number – jewellery truly allows you to express yourself in a number ways. 

art deco pendant - upcycled - clarice cliff - large triangle - sterling silver

Whilst it might be tempting to stick to the tried and tested, there is nothing wrong with experimenting with different hues and textures. For example, our gemstone jewellery is ideal for all of us who are looking to try something daring. For something that’s a little more bold, we can recommend our collection of Clarice Cliff jewellery. Clarice Cliff is synonymous with the vibrant Art Deco movement of the 1920s. She was an English ceramic artist renowned for her striking and distinctive ceramics and tableware. 

You can carry a piece of her colourful and lively work with our jewellery made from her broken plates. We have a range of pendants, cufflinks and rings, that we will make for the most eye-catching statement piece. To get these unique finds, we scour auction sites and antique dealers, picking up the damaged crockery and making our one-of-a-kind Clarice Cliff jewellery. Not to mention, this art deco sterling silver jewellery range is truly one-of-a-kind, handmade by a skilled silversmith. 

spitfire cufflinks made from genuine spitfire parts - sterling silver

2. Jewellery Pieces With Sentimental Meaning

For many of us, jewellery is not just an accessory – it means something to us. Some people choose to wear pieces passed down through their family, gifted to them from someone special, or even just something that holds a memory of past times.

Take our Spitfire Cufflinks for example – one of our favourite hero pieces here at Hepburn & Hughes. Our dazzling Spitfire cufflinks are made using reclaimed parts of the iconic Supermarine Spitfire fighter plane. We source genuine spitfire parts during dismantling such as the fuselage and upcycle them, setting them in sterling silver, to produce these stunning aviation cufflinks. 

Our Spitfire cufflinks make for the perfect unique gift for history lovers with an interest in WWII history, which plays along nicely with the sentimental feeling some jewellery pieces can hold. Also, with wedding season around the corner, they also make for the ideal wedding gift which your groom, or groomsmen, can hold near and dear to their hearts long after the big day. 

minton pottery pendant sterling silver

3. Let Your Jewellery Speak For Itself

What you wear, whether it’s natural jewellery, or even sterling silver jewellery, can really make an outfit. Imagine this – an elegant black dress, with a pop of colour brought in by a stunning necklace, does that sound perfect? Jewellery can be the centrepiece of an outfit.  

Jewellery is also a great way to show off your hobbies and passions. For example, in our upcycled jewellery collection, we have the Minton Pottery collection. Similar to our Clarice Cliff selection, we have acquired broken pieces of the Blue Willow Minton plates and upcycled them into these stunning pieces of unique sterling silver Jewellery. Each piece of jewellery is carefully chosen to capture the most interesting hand-painted designs. This beautiful array of plates were created to show the forbidden love between a Chinese Mandarin's daughter and his secretary, and their quest to escape together. The story ends in tragedy as they both die, the Gods then, touched by their love, immortalise them as doves in the sky. A wonderful story portrayed in jewellery, paired with any outfit, is sure to be a conversation starter.

May 19, 2023 — Louise Parkin