My jewellery is handmade in Scotland by me and composed of sterling silver with gemstones and/or Swarovski® crystals.
All items on my website are in stock, come gift boxed and are delivered free within the UK.
I am so in awe of the wonder of Mother Nature's gorgeous gemstones and love the sparkle of Swarovski® crystals - working with these materials is such a joy!
Hi, I'm Rose, the owner and designer/maker for Bonnie Gems Jewellery. For as far back as I can remember I have always been engrossed in some sort of craft work - knitting, crocheting, sewing and various arts and crafts interests but I have always been drawn to things that sparkle so an interest in gemstone and Swarovski® crystal jewellery was inevitable. My earliest memory of designing and making jewellery was as a young teenager - I used my Dad's clunky electrical pliers to adapt jewellery I owned but wanted to change in some way. I loved taking the jewellery apart, adding bits from other pieces of jewellery and redesigning them to my exact vision. I pretty much continued in this way (minus the clunky pliers!) for a number of years making jewellery for myself and as gifts for others. The gifts always went down very well and I started to receive requests so I decided to create my very own online store which has been great fun.
I use various mediums and techniques to create my jewellery. Over the years, I have read numerous books on the subject and have completed several courses to further develop my knowledge on jewellery making as well as clocking up hours and hours of practise perfecting my techniques. I use classic bead stringing, macramé, chainmaille, wire work, Viking knit and kumihimo techniques in my jewellery. My designs may include sterling silver component(s) I have purchased (e.g. clasps, ear wires, charms, connectors) to complete and enhance my designs. These components have been purchased from bullion dealers and reputable jewellery making suppliers. The gemstones are purchased from a few trusted companies who deliver quality, responsibly sourced gemstones. The Swarovski® crystals I use in my designs are purchased solely from dealers who are approved by Swarovski®.
I will never mass produce any of my designs! Many gemstone pieces (not Swarovski crystal or plain strung, knotted or station pearl designs) will be a one-off or limited edition design. All one-off gemstone pieces will be labelled as such in the product description - all of the other gemstone pieces, excluding the pearl designs stated above, will be limited edition designs. A limited edition piece means I will only ever make a maximum of 25 of this exact piece. However, I may redesign a gemstone one-off or limited edition piece by using the same gemstones and/or components in a new design or keep the same design but change the gemstones and/or components.
Your jewellery will arrive in a winter white gift box branded with the Bonnie Gems Jewellery logo - great if you're gift giving!
The Delivery Note placed in your parcel does not show the purchase price so it's safe to post direct to a recipient's address if you wish. Your proof of purchase will be the email sent to confirm your order and payment.
Please note that Bonnie Gems Jewellery is a mail order company only and as such I am unable to accept visitors. If you have any questions please get in touch using the contact form, email, landline, Facebook Messenger or mobile. The preferred method of contact is either by email, Messenger, text or Contact Form as I am usually very busy in my studio making jewellery and may not be able to come to the phone! However, if you leave a message I will call you back as quickly as I can. Business hours are 10am - 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).
I hope you like my designs as much as I have loved making them. I don't take on commissions but if there is something you would like to see on my website, I would love to hear from you.