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Occasion jewellery that looks like the inside of a hard drive?

(13 Posts)
Floisme Mon 06-Mar-17 17:01:14

Some colleagues have realised I've hit 60 and want to buy me a piece of jewellery. They have around £150-£200 to spend. My first thought was Vivienne Westwood cos I love her but I've taken a look and nothing really hits the spot. Plus I'm guessing it's mostly made in China now and, on reflection, I think I'd rather support an up-and-coming designer.

Now I love my jewellery but its mostly chain store or second hand. I don't really do pretty or blingy - I like stuff that looks a bit industrial and my favourite necklace of the moment looks like the inside of a computer hard drive. I'm not too bothered about it being classic/timeless because let's face it, I'm not going to be wearing it for the next 50 years but, on the other hand, it's a lovely thing for them to do so I want to find something appropriate.

Which is a long winded way of asking if anyone can suggest some contemporary jewellers in that budget range? Thanks.

clairethewitch70 Mon 06-Mar-17 17:05:20

Sounds like you like Steampunk style. There are lots by various designers on Etsy.

Floisme Mon 06-Mar-17 17:07:21

That's a good idea. I used to have a steam punk ring I really liked but it fell apart! Thanks.

tethersend Mon 06-Mar-17 17:11:56

Have a look at Emma Ware- independent designer, sustainably produced and very striking. Plus, she's lovelysmile


MrsT2007 Mon 06-Mar-17 17:36:15

LOOk at Hayley Priestley (has own site and she's on NOTHS too)

FoodGloriousFud Mon 06-Mar-17 17:49:07

I was going to say something steam punk from Etsy. I got DP a lovely steam punk tie pin from Etsy, it's gorgeous.

ChishandFips33 Mon 06-Mar-17 20:22:28

Coming on to also say steampunk

I've just googled 'Circuit board inspired jewellery' and found these on images - love them!

Hairy Growler works with coins and cutlery to create some amazing pieces

Niminy Mon 06-Mar-17 20:24:42

Love some of those pieces by Emma Ware <dreams>

Floisme Tue 07-Mar-17 07:19:51

Thank you all so much. I feel absurdly anxious about this as their tastes are so different from mine and I really want to choose something that I love but that won't have them thinking, 'What the fuck is that?'

I shall have a sneaky look at these in my lunch hour and report back.

ActuallyThatsSUPREMECommander Tue 07-Mar-17 07:23:36

Dazzle might be worth a look because it combines loads of different small designers - they do gift vouchers as well which might help.
Haven't looked to see if there's anything for your specific taste though.

Floisme Tue 07-Mar-17 07:36:28

Thanks I'll look at them too!

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Tue 07-Mar-17 07:47:32

I liked looking at these recommended creative people's sites, great gift ideas.
OP I think it's so nice of your colleagues to raise so much (they obviously hold you in high esteem!) and whatever you choose I'm sure they'd much rather you pick something you love and wear, not stick in a drawer untouched.

Floisme Sun 12-Mar-17 13:25:38

Well I've had a great time looking up these suggestions and I can honestly say there was something on every website I liked. So many talented people out there! I really like the steampunk stuff and the spoon rings - interesting history too and I've got lots of ideas for future wishlists. However on this occasion I've got a bit more money to spend and I can't stop thinking about Emma Ware
stunning but probably too high for me
this might work better on me
or this which might even leave me enough for this cuff - or a spoon ring!

I like it that she uses sustainable materials too. Do you know her tethers?

I'm going to hunt down a stockist first as I want to see and feel it for real. I'm also going to a contemporary jewellery exhibition in a few weeks which may give me some more ideas.

Donkeys you're right - it's lovely of them and they're not made of money either which is why I felt a bit daunted at first. But as you say, they want me to get something I love, which is why they've asked me to choose.

Thanks again all!

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