petit bijoux – leeds based jewellery designer | uk wedding blog

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“The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.”

― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

I feel this way about pearl jewellery. So beautiful, yet so simple. Perfect for a wedding day, whether to wear or to gift. Emma’s designs are simply beautiful and she is based here in Leeds. Introducing Petit Bijoux.

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My name is Emma and I make jewellery inspired by elegant, vintage style. My preferred materials are sterling silver and AA+ semi precious gemstones.  When I was small, I remember playing with my grandmother’s jewellery and later on, my mother taught me to knit and sew my own clothes.  This encouraged me to be creative, and I always enjoyed having something unique.

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A few years ago, a friend got married, and I was struggling to find accessories for my outfit that weren’t from the high-street or exactly like the other guests would be wearing.  So I wandered into a craft shop in town and bought a handful of beads and findings, and made my own (rather fabulous) set of jewellery and a fascinator.  This then inspired me to make jewellery for friends and family as Christmas presents, and by then I was hooked.  I needed to find an outlet for my designs as it was not long before I was making more jewellery than I could possibly wear myself or give away.  So as a New Year challenge, my best friend suggested I set up an on-line shop, and nearly 3 years later, I can’t really remember what my life was like before it was dominated by sparkly gemstones or jewellery pliers!

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I have always loved vintage styles, particularly the ladies of the early twentieth century.  I love how their jewellery could be simultaneously understated and elegant, yet chic and dramatic at the same time.  This is something I always try to bear in mind each time I come up with a new design.

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I’ve very recently completed my first bridal collection.  In the past year or so I have had a lot of commissions from brides-to-be, and it’s been such a pleasure and privilege to be able to work with them to create something beautiful and unique for their special day.  I love working with pearls, they always feel so romantic, and there are pieces with sparkly crystal quartz too.

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Pearlsofpurity //

I like pearl jewellery and also feel that pearl jewellery is the best for your wedding day. Pearl jewellery is the beautiful jewellery and so simple and perfect choice to pick up. I enjoy the experience of pearl and mostly I like vintage style because it gives elegant look to you.

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