We have been pleasantly surprised about the warm weather here at Jana Reinhardt HQ. Some days have been positively scorchio and Byron the workshop beagle has been taking cover wherever he can find a cool spot, although if it’s not too hot, he’ll be stretched out in front of the big window, sunbathing. It’s a dog’s life...
Posted on June 12 2017
The bridal season is almost upon us again. The majority of our bespoke enquiries is about making wedding bands, our stockists are calling in pieces for their wedding displays and we’ve just had the first invite for a friend’s wedding this summer.
Working on bespoke commissions is one of our favourite things to do. Over the last few years we have been making hundreds of engagement rings, wedding bands and eternity rings.
Posted on April 01 2017
Diamonds are amazing. Here are 10 things you might not have known about them:
- Only one diamond in a million weighs a carat or more.
- Most diamonds are over three billion years old. Two-thirds the age of the Earth!
- Diamonds are practically fireproof...
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- Collaborate or go it alone - Is the commission a surprise for someone you love? You’ll need to decide whether to go it alone or to get them involved.
Posted on January 31 2017
We often get asked where our jewellery is made, if it’s sterling silver, if we have certain pieces in stock, if we can make something in a different size or colour...
So I thought it might be good to explain how exactly we work...
Posted on January 10 2017
How is January treating you so far? The excitement of Christmas and New Year is over, we’ve had Arctic cold, grey skies and rain. It’s dark when you wake up, it’s dark when you go home. If you’re anything like us, you might be feeling the teensiest bit blue.
Posted on December 15 2016
Christmas is approaching fast (as every year). 31 sleeps until you can rifle through your stocking and hopefully find something amazing. Obviously, we are thinking a little piece of jewellery would be just the thing. So, we've put together a few of our favourites for you to add to your own wish list or to give to that special someone.
Posted on November 30 2016
Are you the kind of person who lives for the Christmas shop? We saw you, wearing novelty antlers and tinsel, humming along to Mistletoe and Wine... Own up! Or are you, dare we say it, more of a Christmas grinch, who would much rather forget all about the festive season, give everyone vouchers and hide under the duvet until January?
Posted on October 07 2016
We've got some exciting news! After a whole year of waiting for a new addition to our Polar Nights brood, baby Jonty is finally here. Super cute and perfectly formed, he's the spitting image of proud parents Lara and Lars. Jonty is believed to be the smallest polar bear ever born, weighing in at an ickle 2.7 grams, but there is no stopping him from becoming the star of the "Jana Reinhardt Jewellery Minis".
Posted on October 01 2016
We've been enjoying the last days of summer this week with doors and windows wide open in our seaside studio, shorts and flip flops and Absolute 80's. We had the hottest September day in over 100 years a couple of days ago, but all of a sudden autumn came and I'm wrapped up in a blanket today, listening to the wind howling outside.
Posted on August 10 2016
As some of you might know, we are quite besotted with our dog “Byron Beagle” and I have been hunting for beagle paraphernalia ever since we got him a couple of years ago. Most pet owners, especially dog owners seem to be smitten with their four-legged friends and so, over the last couple of years we had a few requests for bespoke dog jewellery...
Posted on April 20 2016
It's been ten exciting, challenging and rewarding years since I started making my own designs and building Jana Reinhardt Jewellery to where it is today.
Giving up a well paid job as a diamond mounter in Hatton Garden (the heart of London's jewellery quarter) to start a jewellery company with no idea whether I'd make any money, seemed like a terrifying step to take at the beginning but I had worked as a goldsmith for ten years both in Germany and England and I was ready for a new challenge.
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The Jana Reinhardt seasonal shindig is happening tonight. There’s sure to be paper hats, rubbish jokes (from inside the crackers, not from us, honest) and a few drinks. As with any office party, we all wanted to look our best. So Lindy, Laura and Jana all wore their best Christmas jumpers, accessorised with their favourite pieces of Jana Reinhardt contemporary jewellery.
Posted on November 30 2015
Let it go. No, not the song from Frozen (although we guarantee there’s no escape from that this Christmas, or the next hundred). But as Elsa’s song suggests, it’s much better to agree to disagree.
Posted on November 14 2015
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It was a very busy few weeks at the Jana Reinhardt studio leading up to IJL2015! With Hannah and Jana adding the finishing touches to the new collection and making new stock, Ross’s phone working overtime with all the calls and emails and as a team ticking off our to do lists and meticulously applying vinyl stickers for the exhibition stand. I am fairly new to the Jana Reinhardt team (marketing assistant), and was very excited to be a part of the trade show! It was not only my first time attending IJL but was also my first time at the spectacular venue – London Olympia.
Posted on August 25 2015
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Making bespoke jewellery keeps us super busy here at Jana Reinhardt. People from across the globe ask us to make everything from pendants that look like their pet dog, to Grateful Dead cufflinks! We’ve created body armour for a pop group, a ring for a new TV series (more of which in the New Year) and a charm bracelet celebrating diversity that was exhibited at the V&A. Each bespoke piece is as different as the person who commissions it.
So what happens if you decide you’d like us to make you a piece of jewellery? Well, we start with a chat to find out what you want, we look at photos and pictures together for inspiration and then we start designing the piece for you...
Posted on May 01 2015
We have moved workshop again and this time it looks like it might be the one! We are still at the Oaklands Business Centre in Worthing, but instead of a smallish old room at the back, we are now renting three big, bright and nicely decorated rooms at the front of the building.
We have been umming and ahhing for a while whether or not to take the space when it became available, but in the end Ross managed to convince me with his many mantras - If you built it they will come! Dream big pig! Onwards and upwards...
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We at Jana Reinhardt decided to mark the Chinese New Year by creating a very special limited edition sheep charm.
2015 is the year of the wooden sheep, but rather than wood, Jana chose to create her sheep from something a bit more luxurious (Well, you know we're suckers for anything shiny - wood was never going to cut it.. )
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Here's how it's done:
We started with a few centimetres of white gold wire, which Ross kindly turned into a ring for me. I could obviously have done this myself, but bending 3mm thick gold wire into a ring is quite hard work, so why bother if you can ask a strong man to do it for you...
Posted on May 10 2014
We've been adding photos to our Pinterest as we go but thought it would be nice to write a little post about the delightful bloggers and their...
Posted on March 15 2014
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The NEC is a HUGE exhibition centre. There are 20 halls and each one looks like the inside of the Death Star (that's really big, with lots of massive pipes, giant doors and gigantic lights, in case you're not a Star...
Posted on February 10 2014
Every year a team of top industry judges pick the cream of the jewellery crop for nomination in a variety of categories, with the winners to be announced at a super swish awards ceremony complete with champagne and celebrations - how exciting!
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The wedding season is now upon us and if you’re looking for ideas for your outfit then why not take inspiration from some of the beautiful pieces available at www.janareinhardt.com. With their unique designs and delicate feminine detailing they make a perfect accessory to any stylish wedding guest outfit.
- Give yourself plenty of time when it...
Posted on February 11 2013
It’s been a great couple of weeks for Jana Reinhardt Jewellery, as well as releasing our new Spring / Summer Butterflies Collection, we had the amazing news (via balloon) that we are finalists at this years UK Jewellery Awards in the category of Etailer of the Year!
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We are currently working on a new collection which, I for one, am extremely excited about! Its a bird related collection this time, (a brave step away from our flower collections). Not sure what we'll call it yet, Year of the Bird perhaps!