There’s nothing like your favourite piece of jewellery. A spectacular engagement ring you never take off, the lucky necklace that can swing any job interview, or a showstopper pair of earrings you wear because you KNOW they will wow everyone.
As well as creating our fine jewellery collections, a lot of our work comes from bespoke commissions, where we create a totally unique piece from scratch for a client. Many of these are personal clients, but we also get corporate commissions where businesses contact us to create something special for them.
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...
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.
- 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.
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...
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.
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.
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?
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".
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.
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...
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.