Augustine Jewels

Augustine Jewels 3,500 years ago

Posted by Alexandra Robson on June 05, 2017 0 Comments

A recent archaeological discovery has given us a glimpse of what Augustine Jewels' workshops might have looked like millennia ago.

While excavating in the Persian Gulf,a team of Danish archaeologists discovered a jewellery workshop dating to 1700 - 1600 BC: 3,500 years ago!

 

An aerial view of the archaeological site. Copyright: Flemming Højlund.

 

Around the workshop, the team found fragments of gemstones such as jasper and carnelian, which were probably used to create beads and seals with intricate decorations such as these:

 

Jasper seal found around the jewellery workshop. (Photo: Moesgaard Museum)

 

These beauties were made by people part of an empire called Dilmun, one of the oldest civilisations in the Middle East to take part in trading activities. As a matter of fact, archaeologists think that the gemstones found at the workshop were not local, but had been imported from Pakistan and India.

 

If you like archaeology like we do, you don't need a time travel capsule to create stunning pieces inspired by antiquity! Thanks to our bespoke service, we can create any design you like: take a look at examples of our bespoke work here, and contact us at alexandra@augustinejewels.com for more details!

 

 

 

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Spring Sale at the House & Garden Festival

Posted by Alexandra Robson on May 05, 2017 0 Comments

Explore with us a world of inspiration for your lifestyle, interiors, and gardens, at the House & Garden Festival at Olympia London: we will be waiting for you at stand C61.

For all our lovely clients, there's a special surprise! At the festival, you will be able to enjoy a 15% discount on all our collections, and we will also be running a giveaway competition at our stall: a lucky winner will be gifted a beautiful Silver and Blue Topaz Mini Necklace.

But it doesn't end here! We have a special code that will enable our customers to enjoy 30% off their entry tickets: SS140 . To claim your discounted entry price, just quote this code when booking online (here), or by phone (084 4412 4623).

Take a look at the Festival's website here, and browse through our collections here.

See you there!

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SPRING SALE!

Posted by Alexandra Robson on April 18, 2017 0 Comments

It's here! Our spring sale this year is better than ever.


Enjoy 15% off on all purchases by entering the code SPRING at checkout on our online store, and the code will be valid for over a week: from Friday 21st April to Sunday 30th April. It doesn't get much better than this...Shop here today!

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We know the secret to luxury lifestyle...

Posted by Alexandra Robson on April 12, 2017 0 Comments

We have a secret. We know where to find luxury jewellery, cars and experiences, all in one location. And we have free entry tickets...

Join us at The Elite London's exclusive luxury event, from the 11th to the 13th of May, 10 am to 6pm at London Biggin Hill airport: you will find a stunning exhibition of all your favourite luxury brands and services. We will be waiting for you with our exquisite collections at stand H7.


And (wait for it!)...We have five complimentary tickets kept aside exclusively for you! Email us at salesandmarketing@augustine-studios.com to receive your free entry pass.

Please check out our Facebook event and let us know you're coming: we look forward to seeing you there!

If you cannot resist until then (we get you!), you can shop our Diamond and Ruby range here.

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The gemstone that broke two records

Posted by Alexandra Robson on April 11, 2017 0 Comments

Have you heard the news? The most expensive gemstone on Earth, the Pink Star diamond, was sold last week in Hong Kong.

This pink gemstone is unique in many ways: with its 59.60 carats, it already held the record for being the largest Fancy Vivid pink, Internally Flawless diamond ever graded by the GIA (Gemological Institute of America).

However, last week it further exceeded everyone's expectations, by becoming the most expensive gemstone to ever be sold: Hong Kong jewellery company Chow Tai Fook bought it at auction for $71.2 million, surpassing its original estimate of $60 million at Sotheby's Hong Kong.

Before last week, the record for the most expensive gemstone was held by the Oppenheimer Blue diamond, which was sold for $57.5 million at Christie's in Geneva last may. 

This beautiful gemstone seems to be full of surprises! We wonder when it will next be on the news...?

If you like the look of this pink beauty, why not shop for our pink Morganite and pink Quartz jewels? You can find them here and here

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National Wedding Show in London

Posted by Alexandra Robson on February 08, 2017 0 Comments
We cannot wait to take part in this year's National Wedding Show in London! Come find us on 17th - 19th February at Olympia, London.
Our shining new bridal collection will be there, but do not worry if you cannot make it to London: you can also shop it on our website!
We also have 20 complimentary tickets to the show, please email
info@augustine-studios.com for more information.
We look forward to seeing you there!

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UK Jewellery Awards 2017!

Posted by Alexandra Robson on February 08, 2017 0 Comments
We are so happy to have been shortlisted for two categories in this year's UK Jewellery Awards! 
Thanks to our new gorgeous bridal collection, we have been shortlisted for Bridal Collection of the year 2017 for the second year in a row! You can shop our beautiful pieces here.
      
Moreover, we have been shortlisted for Jewellery Designer of the year 2017! You can take a look at our amazing creations on our website.
 
 
We are so excited for these nominations, and we cannot wait to hear the results!
 
 

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Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club Show

Posted by Alexandra Robson on November 25, 2016 0 Comments

We are very excited to be participating in the Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club Publication Launch Show! It will be held at Kensington Palace on 9th December, 2016, from 5pm. We will be featured alongside many other luxury brands, from providers of show-stopping cars to makers of fine wines. We can't wait!

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Visit us at the Spirit of Christmas 2016!

Posted by Alexandra Robson on October 18, 2016 0 Comments

This year at the Spirit of Christmas we are happy to showcase a new capsule collection inspired by Portofino!

 

The Portofino collection boasts a beautiful range of coloured gemstones set in silver, yellow gold and rose gold spirals. The Pastel-colored houses and deep blue sea of Portofino caught the attention of the designers at Augustine Jewels. This capsule collection of necklaces is enchanting, yet simple and is the epitome of glamour for the modern woman. The spiral shapes hug the most gorgeous natural stones, with combinations of rose gold with morganite, yellow gold with emerald and silver with sapphire.

 

 

Visit us at stand C63 for an exclusive 10% all collections for show goers! 

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Quintessentially Weddings Atelier - Dubai

Posted by Alexandra Robson on October 07, 2016 0 Comments

Augustine Jewels is getting ready to attend the Quintessentially Weddings Atelier show in Dubai, United Arab Emirates! The show takes place in the heart of downtown Dubai, 17-19 November. We are very excited to be a part of this amazing show and to display alongside other luxury brands, as well as to experience a new city. We can't wait for November, and are sure it will be a great success!

 

Click here for more information and to buy tickets: http://quintessentiallyatelier.com

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