An important aspect of a jewellery item is the gemstone. Different gemstones have different meanings. Helen believes that all gemstones are precious. Finding a gemstone, whether it is a diamond or other gemstone for an individual is an exciting process. Helen focuses on finding a stone that not only suits the personality but is also a reflection of the individual.
Jay Bhayani, HR Solicitor remarks –
“Helen found me a diamond which perfectly suited my skin tone, personality, professionalism and taste. I have also listened to Helen’s talks – I always learn something new about jewellery, its origins and symbolism, and the special meaning it holds for so many people. Having Helen speak at a women lawyers event I organised was perfect- her vast knowledge and passion for her subject were a winning combination in educating people, as well as keeping them entertained!”
Not only symbolism, but she also educates the customer about hallmarking who is making a purchase. She is an advocate for informing the consumer as much as possible.
She also encourages making the purchase of jewellery even more intimate by customizing it further. She fondly recalls a couple she had helped make a purchase engraving lyrics of their favourite song on the inside of the ring. Engraving song lyrics, important dates, nicknames, inside jokes are just a few ways to go further with it. Another way is by hiding a small birthstone in the piece.
Inspired by Annie’s love and care, Helen has taken an initiative called Annie’s Legacy. This initiative aims to provide services such as resizing of rings, remodeling of jewellery, recycling gold for cash and create bespoke items. A 15% contribution is made to the East Cheshire Hospice for all works undertaken or purchases made in memory of a loved one.
Whether marriage or jewellery, matchmaking can be a difficult process to navigate. Nothing brings her greater joy than to bring someone a piece of jewellery that they will always cherish and look fondly at. She understands how jewellery is an immovable reminder and a representation of significant moments of our lives. Jewellery is universal yet personal. Each piece has a story to tell. Helen’s mission is to help find the best way to tell this story.