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The 4 North East collections you need in your jewellery box

From minimalist designs made from Northumberland sea glass to luxurious styles with precious gems stones – here are some of our favourite local jewellers.

Written by Rachael Nichol
Published 28.10.2021

Laconic Jewels

Every piece of jewellery tells a story. And that’s exactly the mission that talented jewellery designer and craftswoman Lindsay Forbes’ has chosen for her brand. With her designs, Lindsay encourages us to embrace the true nature and power of jewellery, express ourselves and tell our unique stories.

Inspired by her Scottish heritage and travels, Laconic Jewels’ collection, crafted with traditional goldsmithing techniques and attention to detail and is influenced by myths and symbolism – Lindsay wants to bring confidence, positivity and strength through each piece.

HLN TOP TIP: Lindsay teaches beginners silver jewellery making workshops, so you can have a go at expressing yourself creatively by making your own jewels.

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Laconic Jewels - Facet Silver Open Twist Ring - £100.00 - £130.00

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Laconic Jewels - Fracture Gold Half Hoop Stud Earrings - £920.00 - £2,250.00

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Laconic Jewels - Valley Silver Statement Necklace - £350.00

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 Laconic Jewels - Fracture Gold Necklace - £350.00

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Salome 

Empowering through gemstones, every piece is unique and has a story. New Orleans native Kellie Daniels has travelled around the world to sustainably source gemstones that all have inspirational meanings behind them. Salome’s beautiful jewellery collections are handmade in her Blaydon studio and stocked in upmarket stores from London to New York. You won’t find these unique pieces anywhere else.

The Salome collection makes a statement to any outfit but also bring sentimental meanings in every piece. Inspired by the famous Greek goddesses, who were also the daughters of Zeus, and the special gifts they bestowed upon humanity – mirth, elegance, and beauty – Salome’s Three Graces Collection has also been influenced by Kellie’s relationships with her own three daughters and reflects the beauty, joy and youthful spirit they each bring to her world.

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Salome - Three Graces Necklace - £55.00

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Salome - Salome x Stephanie Waxberg Signature Pearl Earrings - Gold - £65.00

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Salome - Malachite Bracelet - £45.00

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Salome - Bridal Collection Girl With A Aquamarine Earrings - £45.00

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Daint Jewellery

Captivated by Sydney’s beaches’ natural, bohemian and minimalist style, Kim White, the creative talent behind Northumberland’s classic and sustainable jewellery brand, has been making waves in the North East.

Using sterling silver, gemstones and hand-picked sea glass from Northumberland beaches, Kim creates classic styles that take us from season to season. Dedicated to detail and bringing love and attention into each design, Kim makes every piece made to order – meaning every treasure is unique to each customer.

HLN TOP TIP: Check out Daint’s Made To Order collection and make your gorgeous piece unique to you.

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Daint Jewellery - Blue Northumberland Sea Glass Necklace - £35.00

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Daint Jewellery - Chalcedony Ring - £27.00

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Daint Jewellery - Bobble Hoop Earrings - £30.00

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Daint Jewellery - Amazonite Stud Earrings - £38.00

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The Biscuit Factory 

The Biscuit Factory is home to one of the largest collections of contemporary handmade jewellery in the North of England. All their pieces are carefully curated each season and are all handmade, original and unique. From affordable statement pieces to high-value wedding bands, they stock a variety of jewellery from the UK’s most talented designers and makers.

Housed in a former Victorian warehouse, we couldn’t think of a better setting to browse their jewellery collection than at the UK’s largest independent contemporary art, craft and design gallery, set in the heart of Newcastle’s cultural quarter. 

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The Biscuit Factory - Teeny Tiny Pendant - £240.00

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The Biscuit Factory - Mini Sunray Earrings - £110.00

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The Biscuit Factory - Gold Droplet Bracelet - £229.00

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The Biscuit Factory - Stone Set Flow Ring (Square) - £129.00

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