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www.giftwarereview.net Giftware Review July/August 2014 23 ‘Feelgood’ jewellery for men


Jewellery and fashion accessories for women are usually a ‘no-brainer’ for good looking gift shops but are you tapping into the current trend for jewellery for men? Celebrity culture and the rise of the


charity band has had a huge influence on the ‘bling for men’ market with more males than ever before prepared to reveal their sensitive side and admit they quite like a little decoration, be it rings or bracelets, cufflinks or watches or even a discreet piercing. High profile figures including


Russell Brand (right) are regularly seen sporting heavy duty jewellery and there has been increased interest in the use


gemstone bracelets for men using crystal beads. She said: “Crystals are known to embody individual healing energies and have been used for thousands of years. The meaning of each gemstone is explained on the website and when combined, these stones can create the ultimate expression of positive energy. “Our customers can


expect a unique and stylish tailor-made product that suits their lifestyle and looks good too. The ‘prescription’ service enables customers to


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choose from a list of feelings and emotions in the drop down menu or they can select a personal choice of crystals from the ‘Build Your Own Bracelet’ section. “Alternatively the


‘Ready to Wear’ section contains ready-made designs such as the ‘Creativity’ bracelet which I designed to help those working in the arts or health to help promote a


...crystals


embody healing energies


Drops of delight


Midas (Home and Gift Stand QS4, Top Drawer Stand ZF19), by Dee Barnes, adds new additions to the exciting 1950’s textile print range including these delightful drop earrings featuring bold prints, vintage patterns and crystal drops. All handmade from Dee’s studio in Lincoln. Visit: www.midasarts.co.uk t: 01522 532299


Absolutely charming


Kutuu’s latest addition to its growing sentimental collection is a range of gemstone bracelets with pewter charms. Each bracelet features a symbol or phrase charm such as an anchor, flower, “live love laugh” or “you are loved”. All are tied to a keepsake wooden tag which is engraved with a sentimental phrase relating to the charm. The range launches with a choice of 15 charms and a choice of four gemstone bracelets (amazonite, rhodonite, black agate or mixed agate). The bracelets retail at £18, complete with presentation packaging. Visit: www.kutuuwholesale.co.uk t: 01244 346490


of crystals recently with Lady Gaga and Angelina Jolie known to be fans. The healing power of crystals has long been endorsed across the world as a way of improving health and wellbeing. Gaynor Lawn, owner of jewellery


designer, KarmaFeeling provides crystal


sense of wellbeing. Three men who should know a thing or two about the jewellery market are Bill Ferris who set up Swag Jewellers in 1974 and his two sons, Edward and Tom who now run the business. For Fathers Day they recently recommended the Links of London tie bar – a sleek Sterling Silver bar engraved with the brand’s logo. Watches continue to be high fashion statements for all ages and cufflinks on the stock shelves never fail to do well.


Flora and fauna


Bluebird Boutique’s beautiful collection of 24ct gold-plated and Sterling Silver jewellery is handmade in the company’s Devon studio. As well as being a British brand, Bluebird Boutique produces designs with a very British feel. The flora and fauna charms reflect the countryside and include birds, bees, dragonflies, butterflies and flowers. Some pieces have a vintage-inspired look and many are accented with Swarovski crystals or semi-precious stones. A complimentary gift packet or gift card is supplied with every item. New jewellery designs will be on show at Top Drawer Autumn. Visit: www.bluebirdboutique.biz t: 01803 833763


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