Bespoke Jewellery Is The ‘Next Big Thing’

Bespoke and unique jewellery has been a rising trend several years, with major players such as Links of London and Pandora seeing their customisable charm jewellery become surefire hits on millions of teenage girl’s wishlists worldwide.

Pandora has managed to create a $10bn business in over 50 countries with their ‘limited edition’ trinkets and multiple choice style customisation that ensures each piece differs (even if only slightly) from the next.

This is not expected to a fleeting trend, according to industry experts quoted in Jeweller Magazine, the bespoke jewellery markets only set to get more personal…

According to the report by Tim Grey, bespoke jewellery is no longer a luxury of the obscenely rich – consumers of every type are demanding accessories created specifically for them…

“It’s not a just a fad, which makes sense: very few objects are worn as intimately or given quite as much symbolic significance as jewellery. Now, an increasing number of retailers and designers are offering a ‘storied’ experience to their customers.

While bespoke jewellery has been available in the high-end for some time, pioneers in the charm-bracelet market – particularly Pandora – are driving its popularity in less affluent markets.

However the trend is not confined to international brands, many local designers are honing-in on people’s desire to wear something unique.”

At Smash & Grab whilst we offer a range of online products with a set range of charms and features, we strongly believe that jewellery should be personal. The very thing that we loved when we had our ‘Eureka’ moment top create jewellery from broken glass was that every piece was different from the next…

Although we offer a customisable range of charms to add to our bracelets and necklaces online to cater to a wider audience, we love nothing more than being asked to create a bespoke piece.

And to verify the trend referenced by Jeweller, since starting up we have actually had more requests for bespoke than for orders from our limited edition range.

If you are interested in going bespoke with Smash & Grab, simply contact us with your requests. What’s more, as all of our pieces are hand made to order, there is currently no extra cost… take advantage now!!

You can check out our range of unique jewellery at http://www.smashgrabswag.com. Stay tuned for updates via our Social Media Channels – like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

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Jewellery Inspiratio​n From Dubai: All That Glitters

Independent jewellery brands need to keep their product as unique and exclusive as possible, according recently published research highlighted by Sterling Silver in this Jeweller Magazine article.

At Smash & Grab we like to use our own personal photographs from our travels to keep our offer fresh…. Ok, we put our hands up and admit it, we’ll use just about any excuse to go globe trotting, but when the doom and gloom of January truly sets in, who’s really going to say no to hot footing it over to the Middle East for an ‘inspirational jaunt’?!

With little persuasion required, one half of S&G was on a plane to Dubai within a flash, vowing to return with some fresh ideas, hot pics for jewellery inspiration and a tan. Well two out of three ain’t bad…. (You can’t help being pale skinned okay!!)

Blessed with a room with a view of the Dubai marina, every single morning brought the visual treat of the sun rising over the mesmerising cityscape… (This was far more welcome the first morning as opposed to the days when the fire in the sky seemed a rude awakening following crashing into bed an hour earlier at 5am!) Definitely beats the grey view of Manchester at this time of year though!

Naturally, we set about experimenting with some of these fabulous graphic images straight away…

We’re excited to get started on these bad boys now… Keep your eyes peeled for more coming in collections this Summer 2012!

For more photo-finish glass pieces see our SanAn cuff, Sunset Rocks earring and various other pieces at our online store.

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