Deborah Roberts: Deborah is a jeweller and gemmologist, she trained at Sir John Cass department of art, in design, jewellery and silversmithing, and obtained her qualification in Gemmology from the Gemmological Association of Great Britain. Having previously worked in the civil service where she met her partner in crime, she now works within the jewellery industry, interests include all aspects of jewellery and silver, historical and contemporary, designing and making jewellery, fashion, magazines, travel, and shopping for a bargain or two!
Victoria Arslan-Ward Victoria has no background in jewellery, she has worked within the Civil Service since 2004 in a variety of roles. Victoria has always had an interest in jewellery and particularly jewellery from unusual materials, more recently she developed an interest in gems and unusual jewellery design. Victoria lives in London with her family and in her theoretical spare time she likes to watch a well known jewellery shopping channel, knit and sleep.
About us We met in 2006 when we started working together, we became close friends and our shared interest in jewels, gems, travel (…food and cocktails…) meant that our friendship has withstood changing jobs, marriage and a baby. We decided to set up this blog as we felt that there was currently nothing blogwise that suited us. Whilst there are many amazing jewellery, fashion and gemstone blogs (which we love to read!) these tend focus on higher end designer jewellery or fashion. Fashion magazines don’t focus as much on jewellery and we want to create this type of easy reading in blog form looking specifically at jewellery. We are as interested in designer jewels as we are in high street trends so we hope that you find this blog covers all aspects of the jewellery spectrum and is interesting, informative and fun! We want to write about all aspects of jewellery so some months you may notice themes…some months more of what we’ve been up to that month. We are always interested in feedback so please do comment on our pages or message us by way of social media, we would love to hear from you and will try to respond to all comments. This is a blog written for others of similar interest so if there’s anything you would like us to write about do let us know!