Therefore when you order from Luxuria you are ordering a unique piece of jewellery with just 1 click. No shop. No mass productions.
I think I can safely blame my Mum for my love of jewellery.
She didn't have hugely expensive pieces; they were an eclectic mix which I was always allowed to play with (and I still have that jewellery box).
My Mum died relatively young (at only 49) and it was only then as I went through her jewellery box that the emotions each of her pieces evoked took hold. It was only then that I appreciated just how much emotion and how many memories are connected to the jewellery we have.
I then designed my own wedding ring (much to my Husbands confusion I didn't want an engagement ring, but instead incorporated diamonds in my wedding band. I knew I would never wear an engagement ring daily).
A childhood spent travelling all over the world from UK Winters in South Africa to Summers all over the Med, evoked my love of colour.
As a 30-something adult I gave up life as a Criminal Psychologist to go and live in the Mediterranean for 13 years which is what really ignited my dream of bringing a little design, colour and Riviera-chicness to women.
I wanted to accessorise the way women do in the Med; one bold colourful, statement piece was usually all it took. They were not afraid to wear beautiful pieces every day; to the beach or the the local food market, they adorned themselves.
Consequently, I wanted to buy/create pieces which I would be just as comfortable wearing to the beach, to work or for Sunday morning brunch with friends. I also knew many women who wanted the same.
I wanted pieces that would make me want to dance in the mirror every time I put them on.
I wanted to "give-back".
(I give a % of all my profits to Pencils of Promise)
Abridged Version: a lover of jewellery via DNA, a boutique owner by accident (and a lot of Hail Mary's) and a creative by choice.