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Alex Monroe Wedding Jewellery – Beautiful Unique British Designs

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Alex Monroe Custom Studio

Whilst a lot of our blogger days are spent behind a desk, typing away, emailing non stop, one hundred tabs open on our browser whilst tweeting and pinning, some days believe it or not, we do get away from our desks and get to experience something super fun. Well my trip last week to view the ‘Tie the Knot’ collection at  the Alex Monroe jewellery boutique in London’s very hot right now, Bermondsey was one of those days. The boutique was showcasing all their incredibly unique wedding and engagement designs in their fine jewellery collection and boy did I have a serious case of the Magpies.

Alex Monroe Boutique, Bermondsey, London

I’ve followed Alex Monroe’s designs for a long time now [and a few of the items are always on my 'wish list] and I’m sure you all know THE bumble bee necklace, but there is so much more to his designs and indeed this little beautiful boutique is the perfect proof of that. I deny anyone to leave this store without one of their little sage green boxes. The London based designer has been designing and making jewellery for over 25 years and is strongly inspired by nature and British eccentricity, which provides a whimsical charm to each piece.

Whether you’re a guy about to get on bended knee [kudos you for reading the blog if so] or a lady looking for inspiration or gifts for your own wedding then I cannot recommend a trip to this boutique enough. The team there are so welcoming and friendly and whilst the merchandising of the items is undeniably beautiful, they all know about the craft too so you can be sure they know their stuff and will advise you all the way, from the metals, to the shapes, sizes and of course the diamonds or stones, especially if you’re looking for something bespoke.

Alex Monroe Boutique, Bermondsey, London

At the boutique, there is a  bespoke design studio where you meet with one of the designers to talk through your ideas whether it’s for an engagement ring, or a custom Alex Monroe wedding band to perhaps suit your existing ring. The unique nature of the designs with your input make them so personal and it’s so nice to see where they are made, it all adds to the charm!

I fell in love with the utterly cool but girly Clustered Baby Wild Rose Fine Twist Ring [tried very hard to see if anyone would notice if I left with it, but don't worry, I was good], come on, just look at it! A close second was the Fine Bark Diamond Ring with Vine Detail which is the perfect mix of classic with a twist.

They have a great range of delicate stacking rings, which I really like the idea of for adding to as life events occur, first comes anniversary, engagement, wedding, eternity, you then create your own unique stack which is not only pretty but a lovely reminder of events too, whilst being an affordable way to build your jewellery collection.

Alex Monroe Wedding and Engagement Ring Alex Monroe Wedding and Engagement Ring Alex Monroe Engagement Ring AG-1 Alex Monroe Wedding and Engagement Ring

Let’s of course not be selfish here, there are other people to think about for jewels, your leading ladies perhaps or a gift for the soon to be Mr? Adorable trinket cufflinks and delicate bracelets, necklaces and earrings would all be very gratefully received I’m sure.

AG-2 Alex Monroe Bridesmaid Forget Me Not Bracelet Alex Monroe Boutique, Bermondsey, London Alex Monroe Bridesmaid Gift Earrings Alex Monroe Boutique, Bermondsey, London

I’ve rounded up a few of my favourites, for both the bride and the bridesmaids, anything take your fancy?

Alex Monroe Bridal Jewellery Inspiration

 

Alex Monroe For the Bride: Clockwise: Aquamarine Hoya Ring / Hooray Disk Necklace with Diamond / Fine Bark Diamond Ring with Vine Detail / Baby Bee Charm Bracelet / Morganite Hoya Ring / Heritage Ring Five Eternity Ring / Wild Posy Twist Diamond Ring
Alex Monroe Bridesmaid Jewellery Inspiration Alex Monroe for the Bridesmaids: Clockwise: Little String Bow Earrings Baby Bee Necklace / Forget Me Not Fine Stacking Ring / Fern Leaf Bracelet / Rosa Damasca Necklace 

I could talk about jewels all day, but all I have to say is, if you are in the lovely pocket of London, you must pop in. But be warned, you may not come out empty handed.

Win! A Personalised Gold Love Letter Necklace

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***Competition Now Closed*** Win A Maria Allen Personalised Necklace on London Bride

I hope you all had a thoroughly enjoyable weekend? The good news is that the fun isn’t quite over just yet as we are kicking off this week with a fabulous giveaway for a lucky London Bride reader!

I was recently introduced to the beautiful jewellery from the Maria Allen Boutique, who’s designs feature intricate vintage illustrations on wood, fusing traditional and modern together. The stand-out piece for me is the adorable, charming and super pretty personalised mini love letter necklace. I was lucky enough to receive my very own personalised necklace from Maria Allen and I’m completely smitten with it – even if I did write the love note to myself!

Each necklace is carefully handmade in the Maria Allen studio in Brighton, and it features a 24k gold plated envelope locket with a lovely textured surface. There is a sweet bird charm ‘delivering’ the envelope on the chain and the locket can be opened to reveal a teeny removeable wooden card insert which will have your choice of words etched onto it. My choice of words is a little nod to our engagement story, how very soppy! It’s very cute how you can open the locket to reveal the message – any guys out there looking to propose I can imagine this being the most perfect opportunity!

The winner of this gorgeous necklace worth £49 will be able to choose their own short message, date or name to include which can even be in any language. Perfect for a wedding day accessory, bridesmaid gift or just because!

Win A Maria Allen Personalised Necklace on London Bride Win A Maria Allen Personalised Necklace on London Bride Win A Maria Allen Personalised Necklace on London Bride

Competition Details

All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning a Mini Gold Personalised Love Letter Necklace with your own choice of message, simply head on over and click ‘Like’ on the Maria Allen Facebook Page and complete the form below.

Whether you are getting married or not the competition is open to everyone throughout the UK!

***Competition Now Closed***

*** Winner – Jacqueline Campbell***

Please Read the T’s & C’s!…

  • Only one entry per person will be accepted
  • Winner will choose their own personalised message
  • Winner will be chosen at random and contacted by email by Maria Allen to arrange the prize
  • Competition only open to UK residents
  • Contact details will not be shared with any third parties other than London Bride or Maria Allen Boutique
  • Competition  is open for 14 days and closes on Sunday 16th March at Midnight

* this item was kindly gifted to London Bride