A beautiful piece of jewellery is so much more than an accessory. Jewellery tells a story of fine craftsmanship and exquisite attention to detail. It is sentimental, expressive and a cherished treasure to pass on to future generations. With a wide variety of designer and contemporary brands all under one roof, The Royal Exchange is home to some truly exceptional pieces.
WORLD OF WONDER
The whimsical Wonderland collection from luxury jewellery house Boodles is the ultimate showcase of skill and imagination. Released this June, the fifth Wonderland collective – an homage to the art of storytelling – is replete with one-off treasures such as the exquisite, multi-layered Just Beyond the Setting Sun bangle, which took more than 400 hours of craftsmanship to create.
NEW YORK STATE OF MIND
Tiffany & Co. is defined by its iconic collections and instantly recognisable signature designs. This vibrant Tiffany Soleste ring features the brand’s legacy tanzanite gemstone, while the Line Bracelet from the Victoria collection showcases the New York-jeweller’s exceptional diamond-cutting expertise, and the dazzling Paper Flowers open drop earrings are as beautiful and delicate as origami.
Tiffany Soleste ring in platinum with a pear-shaped tanzanite and diamonds, £8,300; Tiffany Victoria Line Bracelet, £14,500; Tiffany Paper Flowers Diamond & Tanzanite Open Drop Earrings £13,100; all Tiffany & Co. at The Royal Exchange
PEARL OF WISDOM
Links of London’s new Orbs collection explores the endless beauty of freshwater pearls, bringing this underwater gem into the 21st century. Sharp, graphic lines give an elegant yet edgy silhouette, juxtaposing strength and softness, as seen in the optical illusion Square Hoop earrings and the bold Square Signet ring, while a single pearl-studded cuff designed to sit in the conch of your ear – no piercing required – pairs tradition with modernity.
Family-owned jewellers Searle & Co. are specialists in silverware, antique and contemporary jewellery as well as repairs and bespoke commissions. This veritable Aladdin’s cave has operated at The Royal Exchange since 1893. It’s just the place to find one-of-a-kind treasures, such as this jaw-dropping pear-shaped Aquamarine pendant topped with cascading marquise-cut diamonds.
18ct gold geometric shaped sapphire and diamond hinged bangle, £9,650; handmade platinum mounted single Pear Shaped 47.23ct Aquamarine pendant on a platinum chain, £19,975; single 1.09ct Emerald ring with a diamond cluster border and diamond rondelles, £12,500; all availale from Searle & Co. at The Royal Exchange
SIMPLICITY IS KEY
Scandinavian design is world-renowned for its minimalist clean lines that translate into graceful and timeless jewellery, especially when paired with the simplicity of precious metals. Danish silversmithing house Georg Jensen specialises in elegant, sculptural jewellery designed to fit the body beautifully, such as the sensual silver Neck Ring, which adorns the base of the neck like a piece of wearable art.
DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
As specialists in diamond jewellery and exquisite antique treasures, the Royal Exchange Jewellers is home to some showstopping creations. Channel your inner Daisy Buchanan in the exquisite emerald and diamond halo ring, or the magnificent three-stone ring centred around a glistening yellow diamond, or make a statement with a decadant diamond-encrusted bangle.
Colombian Natural Emerald and Diamond Halo Ring, £95,000; Pink Diamond bracelet, £175,000; Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond Three-Stone Ring 2.52ct, £125,000; all available from Royal Exchange Jewellers at The Royal Exchange
BREAK WITH CONVENTION
Tateossian is a unique modern jewellery brand that creates distinctive and playful pieces for both men and women. The brand utilises unconventional materials such as meteorite, copper and gold nuggets (as seen in these limited-edition Australian 22ct yellow gold cufflinks), and even dinosaur bone, in equally unconventional settings.
Semi-precious Silver Signet Ring, from £295; Tennis Bracelet in Champagne and Blue Diamonds and 18ct Rose Gold, £3,795; Limited-edition Gold Nugget Cufflinks in Silver with Pure Gold Nugget, £1,450; all Tateossian at The Royal Exchange
Discover all of the above and much more at The Royal Exchange’s exceptional array of jewellery boutiques.