Augustine Jewels is a female founded business, with a team comprising of strong, hard working women. International Women's Day is on Tuesday 8th March. We'd like to mark the occasion by telling you a little about women in the jewellery industry that have had a great impact.
Alexandra, Founder and CEO of Augustine Jewels
After studying jewellery design in Paris, she completed her degree at the University of Cambridge. Alexandra had a long successful consultancy career. After deciding to return to her passion of gemology, Augustine Jewels was founded nearly a decade ago. Our clients include royalty and prominent women in business.
Elsa Peretti, Designer at Tiffany & Co
Elsa worked in interior design before being employed by Wilhelmina Modelling Agency. She then dabbled in jewellery design and joined the board at Tiffany & Co as a designer in 1974. She worked closely with the iconic jewellery brand until her passing in 2021.
Lorraine Schwartz, Bespoke Celebrity Jewellery Designer
Lorraine started her career as a diamond dealer before moving onto bespoke jewellery design. Celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce commission her to create beautiful one off pieces.
Suzanne Belperron, Jewellery Designer at Herz- Belperron
Suzanne began her jewellery career at Boivin Jewellery House however resigned as she wished to be the face of her designs. After this she began working with Bernard Herz, gradually becoming more famous. She later went onto partner with his son successfully for the next 30 years.
Paloma Picasso, Designer at Tiffany & Co and Yves Saint Laurent
Paloma first designed jewellery for flea markets and then attracted attention from critics. After attending jewellery design school, she showed her designs to her friend and famous couturier Yves Saint Laurent who commissioned her to design accessories for him. Paloma carried on to design for Tiffany & Co.
Coco Chanel, Founder of Chanel
Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel was already an established fashion designer when she released her first jewellery collection in 1932. Bijoux de Diamants was inspired by stars, comets and the sun and was unlike any jewellery designed at that time. This was the sole jewellery collection that Coco Chanel designed, however it had a prominent influence on the jewellery styles.
International Women’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate the wonderful work that women do, including these fabulous female jewellery designers.
Browse a range of our jewellery designed by Alexandra:
Our best selling piece of all time is simply beautiful! It features an octagon cut Blue Topaz set in Sterling Silver, Yellow Gold Plate or Solid Yellow Gold.
We had to include a piece that featured March’s birthstone, Aquamarine! This stunning necklace shows a beautiful Green Amethyst, Aquamarine and Morganite set in 9ct White Gold.
These bold and bright earrings are from our most recent Andalusian Collection. They feature octagon cut Garnet and Citrine stones set in 9ct Yellow Gold.
For enquiries about our jewellery, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 3556 5780 during business hours to speak to a member of our team.
And for all your bespoke jewellery needs, contact designer Alexandra directly at email@example.com or book a consultation online.
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