October – Designer of the Month

Jez HeberThe classic combination of silver and gold in Jeremy Heber‘s designs makes his jewellery a very popular choice for gifts and as many people have already started shopping for Christmas I have chosen Jeremy as ‘Designer of the Month’ for October.

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Jeremy Heber has been making jewellery, more or less by accident, since 1988. Over the years he has gone full circle from working alone in a bedsit to employing “a range of luckless staff” and then back to working on his own again. His style is classic but with distinction, he wants his jewellery to be worn everyday but feels that it should still feel special and look stunning.

 

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JHeber1Jeremy was one of the first designers I started working with back in 1989 and I still love his jewellery today.

 

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Spend over £50 on Jeremy Heber jewellery in October and receive an Argent gift voucher.

Happy Easter!

I can’t believe it’s Easter already, a great excuse for me to go shopping for Easter eggs in the gorgeous chocolate shop across from us in Thorntons Arcade though. I always notice their fabulous window displays and could easily be tempted to buy their chocolate treats all year round……. however if you’re looking for an alternative to chocolate, Alex Monroe’s ‘Fat Hen’ necklace in rose vermeil is one of my favorites and this year’s Easter collection from Trollbeads is a winner!

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The Bunny is already a firm favourite with us all here at Argent. The Precious Easter Eggs are available in three stunning colours, they are beautiful and a little bit more affordable than the famous precious eggs designed by Carl Fabergé! I read an article recently about an intricate golden egg, 2927824encrusted with diamonds and sapphires, which was bought for £8000 from a bric-a-brac stall in the US. The buyer had intended to melt it down for scrap until he discovered what he actually had was a long lost Fabergé egg worth £20 million! Carl Fabergé designed a total of 50 precious eggs, the first one was produced for Tsar Alexander III in 1885, the Tsar gave his wife an egg every year during the Russian Orthodox Easter festival.

 

The tradition of giving eggs has been associated with Easter for centuries, representing new life and fertility they were originally linked to Pagan spring festivals and later adopted by Christians to symbolise the resurrection.

Happy Easter! I hope you enjoy your Easter gifts whether they’re precious or made of chocolate!

Missoma comes to Argent

After a few weeks of waiting, we’re pleased to tell you that the brand new Missoma range is now available in the shop.

The range includes a collection of exclusive and innovative designer jewellery, using exotic semi-precious gemstones including topaz, black onyx and moonstone to name a few. Missoma is a bold and contemporary collection of bracelets, necklaces, earrings and rings. Available in 18ct gold vermeil and Sterling Silver, these recognisable pieces will be ideal for spring, making a fresh and colourful addition to any outfit.

With a large fan base throughout the UK, Missoma has been seen in a number of well-known publications such as Elle, Grazia, Harper’s Bazaar and Marie Claire. The striking style of Missoma will add something completely new to add to your jewellery collection, choosing an item with a range of coloured gemstones or go for a simpler, understated design.

If you’re in and around Leeds, pop in to Argent and have a look at the new range – we’ll be on hand to help whether you’re looking for a gift or if you just feel like treating yourself.