As if sleeping in, working from home with my cat, and writing for a living isn’t awesome enough, for the past few months, I’ve had the pleasure of writing about one of my greatest loves… jewellery! And even better, antique and vintage jewellery!
I collect antique and vintage jewellery, and I’ve written quite a few times about the wonderful relationship I have with Farringdons Jewellery in London’s Hatton Garden. Reputable jewellers are worth their weight in platinum, and I don’t deal with anyone but Farringdons! Over the past two years, I’ve done some bespoke projects and acquired several antique and vintage pieces from them.
Yes, I name them : -) Unfortunately, after over six months, my diamond bracelet is still nameless. I usually name my pieces before I’ve even swiped my debit card, but this one has me stumped. Please leave me suggestions in the comments ; -)
Long story short, the last time I was in London, Farringdons mentioned that they were redoing their website. Writing content about a subject I love for a business I love is pretty much the stuff freelancers’ dreams are made of, so I pitched them on the spot and was ecstatic when they asked me to write the content for their entire website because… jewellery!!!
Over the past few months, I’ve had an absolute blast putting words to over 400 beautiful pieces of jewellery (it was so difficult not to name and/or buy some of them!), and today, Farringdons’ new website finally went live!
If you love beautiful things, you’ll love this website. Farringdons have the most stunning collection of antique and vintage jewellery I’ve seen for sale anywhere, and they also deal in pre-owned pieces from designers like Cartier, Boodles, DeBeers, Theo Fennell, and Tiffany & Co., as well contemporary and bespoke pieces. And now every single piece of their inventory is online!
So even if you can’t make it to London to see one of Hatton Garden’s most beautiful window displays in person, you can browse all of Farringdons’ pretty things online. Georgian earrings? Art Deco bracelets? Victorian and Edwardian engagement rings? 1950s & 1960s cocktail rings? Tiffany & Co. diamond necklaces? Yes, please!!! And they ship ; -)
You can visit Farringdons’ brand new website here, and they also have a pretty sweet Instagram feed! Oh, and if you’re looking for a freelance copywriter or editor and you like the tone of the new Farringdons Jewellery website, don’t hesitate to get in touch :)
I love beautiful things…Simple and elegant how lovely!
They really are :)
Barbara Paola says
Wow Sage! Beautiful job! Congratulations! and I’m betting Opie is ecstatic to have his mommy home with him…
Thanks, Barbara! Opie is so sweet… he rarely leaves my side. I used to joke that I wanted to be a stay at home cat momma, and now I am ; -)
Those are stunning pieces of jewelry! What a fun job to write about jewelry and get paid for it. Kudos to you for pitching them and congratulations on securing the job! Surely that is something that dreams are made of!
Thanks, Kristy! Aside from naming polish colors for OPI, I can’t think of a cooler writing gig than this one : -)
Shannon P says
Those earrings are stunning! Simple but make such a statement!
Thanks, Shannon :)
Michelle Gwynn Jones says
I buy a lot of older jewelry – usually at thrift shops.
Finding of these antique beauties at a thrift shop would be a coup : -)
Paula Schuck says
I love the look of the bouquet with that jewelry draped across it. I’m a huge fan of antique and vintage jewelry, so I’ll definitely have to head over to the Farringdon’s website. I’ve actually got several antique pieces in my jewelry box.
It’s not fair to mention these antique pieces, then not tell me about them ; -)
I love dressing up an outfit with a good piece of jewelry! These are fabulous!!
Laura O'Neill says
I adore a good piece of jewelry, although it can be challenging to find at times. I keep telling my boys that you get what you pay for and the mass market stuff is NOT creative or a ‘keeper’. What fun to name your items, too.
You are so right, and that’s why I’m so glad to have stumbled upon Farringdons. Their bespoke work is top-notch, and I’ve never yet left their shop without adding an antique or vintage piece to my collection. Every piece I buy is special, and I know I can trust them. I never second guess whether the item is what they say it is, or if I paid a fair price. Buying jewellery can be a minefield.
Amy Jones says
The site looks fashionable and elegant, it is so funny that you name the pieces! I’ll pick one and maybe my bf will get it for me? hehe ;)
Doesn’t hurt to ask ; -)
I love all of the sparkle! Anything that’s blingy always catches my eye, especially pieces with age and classic beauty, but I have never really thought bigger jewelry pieces look good on me. THat hasn’t stopped me from collecting some though! LOL All of my jewelry is packed up for our move and it’s killing me that I can’t get any of it out to wear! Those really are beautiful pieces you shared.
I was never into big pieces, until I started collecting. Now I love big, bold pieces from the 1920s, 1950s and 1960s. The more unique, the better! They were making some really awesome things back then.
Gwendolyn Mulholland says
I love checking out jewelry even when I can’t afford it. Antique and vintage jewelry is very beautiful and surpasses most of the jewelry you find today. I’m sure it was so much fun writing about it!
It really does! Aside from the couple of bespoke pieces, modern jewellery doesn’t interest me in the slightest. I love imagining who owned my pieces before me, and where they were worn, etc. you don’t get that with modern jewels.
Elizabeth O. says
That’s really amazing, I’m glad you’re doing what you love to do. I am not so good at naming jewelry so I’ll pass on that question. I will check out the website though, jewelry is always fun to look at.
What a difference a year makes! A year ago, I was being harassed by my boss and wondering how I’d ever manage to quit my job and make a living in a foreign country, and now I’m making a good living doing what I love for nice people. Sometimes, I can’t believe my luck!
E H (@ehesketh) says
The jewelry looks amazing! I couldn’t imagine having to describe all of these – not an easy task for sure!
It got easier as time when on and I learned the different types of settings, shoulders, etc. I’ve learned so much about jewellery with this project, which is great knowledge to have as a collector.
I had never heard of Farringdon’s until today. I’d love to have a few pieces of their antique jewelry, they have a ring that would go great on the finger next to my wedding ring!
They’re Hatton Garden’s best kept secret, you really can’t go wrong buying from them!
Lexie Lane says
Never heard them before. Love that! Glad you shared it. Thanks!
Happy browsing :-)
Their jewelry is just stunning! There’s something so classic and timeless with antique pieces.
Oh my gosh these pieces are absolutely stunning!! I love the look of antique jewelry as well – it’s just so classic and polished. What an amazing gig – I would totally be wearing these every single day!
Oh I do! Robert says I’m probably the only woman in Denmark who puts on $50K worth of jewels to work from home or walk to the grocery store…lol! I love them and I wear them, or else what’s the point?
For the most part, I find myself more attracted to antique jewelry too. Of course, I don’t own any jewelry right now but a girl can dream.
Two and a half years ago, I didn’t either… dream big, you never know what may happen :)
Theresa S. (@Reese22) says
WOW! Those look stunning! I’ll have to strategically leave my computer open to this page so that my hubby gets the hint for Mother’s Day. Some guys need a bit of guidance ;)
Melissa Bernardo says
These pieces of jewelry are stunning! I’d love to have a piece or two!
Head on over to Farringdons’ new website ; -)
Jaimie Felix says
Just like you I love antiques and vintage stuff. Those pieces are really gorgeous! – jaimie
Thanks, Jaimie :)
Kathy Kenny Ngo says
Name the bracelet endless or forever or infinity because it looks like it could go on forever and ever.
I always name them after someone they remind me of : -)
Very classy! I wonder if I can Can i have a piece? :)
Amy Shappell says
Hi Sage, I’m visiting London right now, in preparation for a two-year move there for my husband’s job. Was literally just wandering around today and noticed that I was in an area with a lot of jewelers. I remembered your raves about Farringdons, so I googled them. I was literally 100 get from the shop. Should have just looked around more closely! Lovely shop with lots of nice pieces. Thanks!
Hi Amy :) How lucky are you? Farringdons is awesome! I can’t help myself, I usually stop in on my way from the airport to the hotel. I swear if I lived in London, I’d be broke! Good luck with the move :)