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Kate Hamilton-Hunter Studio floral tin wedding jewellery

This beautiful set of jewellery could be yours – the perfect gift for your maid of honour or bridesmaid, the mother-of-the-bride, or for the bride-to-be.  Created by the Kate Hamilton-Hunter Studio from floral tins cut into hearts, and secured on a chain with Swarovski pearls, they are ideal wedding jewellery.

Kate Hamilton-Hunter Studio floral tin wedding jewellery

Kate’s jewellery is handmade with an eco-twist, with many items made from recycled biscuit, sweet and toffee tins.  The designs include both modern and vintage inspired collections, with each item designed and made in North Wales.

Kate Hamilton-Hunter Studio floral tin eco wedding jewellery

This pretty set could be winging its way through the post to you if you get your entry in below.  I know that many of my readers are helping out friends, siblings and daughters to plan their wedding, so perhaps you’d like to win this for the bride-to-be or someone else special to her.  If you are a bride-to-be you’re welcome to enter to win it for yourself as well!

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Oria Jewellery ethical jewellery

Ethical jeweller Oria Jewellery are known for their delicate jewellery designs inspired by the natural world – birds and hares, owls, wolves and bears are all incorporated into their beautiful necklaces, earrings, bracelets and cufflinks.

To celebrate the launch of their newest collections – ‘Moths and Stars’ and a series of retro inspired designs – they are offering a 20% discount on all silver jewellery up until midnight on December 11th 2011.

Order online and enter your discount code ORIASTAR11 to get 20% off your purchase.

Oria Jewellery ethical silver cufflinks

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There are lots of wonderful businesses listed on the directory, those who have a strong committment to the environment, to ethical sourcing, to re-using, and to handcrafted items.  It’s always nice to have a browse at what they’re all up to and discover what they’re up to.

Oria Jewellery is one of those wonderful businesses – they are an ethical jewellers and I spotted these beautiful rings on their website today.  I think either would make a stunning engagement ring – the one on the left is quite similar to my own, and I love the detailing of the other with the tiny flower encasing a diamond.

Oria Jewellery supports small-scale, fair trade companies and are passionate about respecting our environment.  All of their metals and diamonds can be traced back to the mine they came from.

Buying an engagement or wedding ring is a big expenditure for most people, and its one purchase that you can make a big difference with by choosing one from a reputable, ethical company.

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I was very sad to learn this week that one of our fabulous ethical jewellery businesses, Leblas, is closing down.  It’s a real shame as their jewellery is beautiful and was so popular, even amongst royalty! However, it means that they are holding an incredible closing down sale so there are some incredible discounts to be had on their ethical engagement rings and wedding bands.  Their rings are either recycled or fair trade and with discounts of over 50% on some items it’s not to be missed!

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A recent addition to the directory is an inspirational company called Jewels for Freedom who are doing truly amazing work.

Set up in 2010 by Carol Shipley, Jewels for Freedom sell beautiful bridal jewellery, donating all the proceeds from sales to a charity called ‘Children on the Edge’.

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Rosie Weisencrantz’s gorgeous collection of handcrafted jewellery would make a lovely Mother’s Day gift or as a present for a mother-of-the-bride-to-be.  Her bewitching headbands, bracelets and trinket style necklaces are reminiscent of romantic bygones eras.

Each piece is unique and individually handcrafted and bursting with vintage glamour.  To celebrate Mother’s Day on 3rd April, Rosie is offering our readers a fantastic 20% discount until the end of April.  Simply enter the code ‘mother’ at checkout.

Not only is this discount available on jewellery and gift vouchers, but it can also be used for bespoke jewellery.  Rosie can create your very own personalised piece, using personal mementos, to create a unique keepsake.  Email caroline@rosieweisencrantz.com.

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This pretty floral bracelet is made from reclaimed biscuit tins – who would have guessed that such a beautiful item could come from such humble beginnings!  It’s made by the talented Kate Hamilton-Hunter Studio who is featured on the directory.  I think it would be lovely for either a bride or bridesmaid looking for jewellery that’s a bit different.

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