Get to Know: Our Favourite Independent Jewellery Brands
Taking inspiration from his upbringing in the Suffolk countryside, Alex Monroe’s jewellery celebrates the beauty of nature with intricate charms; from his much-loved bee necklace to heart-shaped earrings. Encapsulating a British sense of quirkiness, each design is sustainably crafted using recycled gold, silver, paper and plastics and hand-finished to reflect the British designer’s love for detail and timeless style.
Founded in 2016 by New Orleans designer, Kellie Daniels, in her Newcastle Studio, SALOME is a British-American jewellery brand that is inspired by strong women and sets to empower with natural gemstones. Handcrafted chain bracelets make for delicate everyday styling while the brand's signature pearl hoops and drop earrings give any daytime look an elegant feel. Inspired by architecture, the jewels express the brand’s love for beautiful, organic materials and are created to be worn and mixed with other designs.
A favourite go-to of ours for showstopping earrings, Soru was started by sisters, Francesca Kelly and Marianna Doyle, as a way to celebrate their English-Sicilian heritage with statement jewellery. Bringing together their creative backgrounds, the sisters named their label Soru as it translates to ‘sisters’ in Sicilian. Ethically handmade in Italy or Turkey using semi-precious stones, the range includes pearl-encrusted hoops and bedazzling pendants in shades of silver and gold. “We are constantly playing dress-up and designing pieces to go with our next outfit,” says the duo in an interview with Fenwick. “We love beautiful things and are passionate about creating them ourselves.”
Tutti & Co
Hailing from the North East Coast of England, Tutti & Co was established in 2004 by designer Kate Rose with the intention to create beautiful jewellery that reflect the joys of life. With Tutti translating to ‘all/everything’ in Italian, the brand includes a range of delicate stud earrings, necklaces, and even scarves. Each design is thoughtfully hand finished and honours the brand’s British heritage with designs that are inspired by natural coastal landscapes. Sweet and delicate, they are the perfect finishing touch to any outfit.