Like many jewellery lovers and fans of the aesthetically pleasing we’re huge fans of the social media platform Pinterest. Not only is it a source of ideas and inspiration, it has also become a very important launch-pad for independent designers and artists to showcase their work to a worldwide audience, without the expense of a fashion show or trade campaign. We’re absolutely staggered by the amount of truly breathtaking jewellery designs we’ve come across on Pinterest and we thought it was only right that we share our favourites with you.... Read More
For retailers, both high street and online, choosing the right supplier or suppliers can be the making or breaking of your business. Choose well and you’re laughing but choose badly and any number of problems can ensue. Over the years we have worked with thousands of retailers and in this time we have heard pretty much every horror story going, some of which have seen small businesses on the verge of bankruptcy. So, armed with that knowledge here are our top tips for choosing a supplier that will help your... Read More
What do you get when you combine the year’s biggest award ceremonies, the world’s most popular TV shows and a load of glamourous celebrities out to impress? The answer is tons of breathtaking celebrity jewellery and red carpet bling! We’ve decided to share our favourite celebrity jewellery pieces with you in one gallery, counting down from 12 to number 1. There are some names you’ll no doubt expect to see and some that are perhaps a little less well known but what they all have in common is impeccable taste... Read More
Fashioning a dazzling gem stone from a rough crystal is a true skill. The process of gemcutting is called Lapidary and it dates back thousands of years. As with most crafts, as techniques, tools and technology have improved so has our ability to create ever-more intricate designs and cuts. The infographic below highlights some of the more traditional gem cuts, all of which are still commonly used today. Share this Image On Your Site Please include attribution to www.parklaneonline.com with this graphic.
While doing some research for a blog post on the world’s most precious metals I discovered that there is no one site that houses all of the major facts, or if there is it’s very well hidden. I had to search high and low and visit a huge number of websites in order to pull together the information I was looking for. So, rather than leave others, who looking for the same information I was hunting for, to experience the same struggle I’ve created this simple infographic containing all of... Read More
So, another Moda show has come and gone and once again the show came up trumps for Accessories By Park Lane. This was our 11th year at the show and our continued attendance is testament to the quality of the event and the sheer number of visitors and serious buyers it attracts. This August’s show was one of the most successful we have ever experienced and, as expected, the new Autumn/Winter collection went down a storm. Our buyers have spent hours, days and weeks hand-picking the most unique, beautiful and... Read More
It’s no secret that shopping habits have changed in recent years and perhaps no surprise either. It was inevitable that the emergence of the internet was going to have major repercussions at some point but few could have predicted the extent of the High Street demise and the sheer number of ever-present high street retailers who would go to the wall as a result. There is one area of the high street that seems to be not only surviving but flourishing – discount retailers. The likes of Primark, H&M, Officers... Read More