Your Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Wedding - December 2022/January 2023 (Issue 36)

HOT TOPIC Our experts answer all your big-day questions 60 ALL THAT GLITTERS The last thing on our to-do list for our upcoming festive wedding is to purchase the jewellery. What can we expect to see in store? Meet the expert: Lorna Haddon is head of diamonds and jewellery at Beaverbrooks stores nationwide with a branch located in The Brunel Shopping Centre in Swindon, Wiltshire. Lorna says: This Christmas we will be seeing several festive weddings, engagements and celebrations going ahead so we expect there will be significant demand for diamonds, jewellery and watches. Diamonds are always a best-seller for the Christmas period in our experience. We recently launched our new diamond collection called Essence featuring 27 pieces including a stunning variety of pendants, earrings, bracelets and rings. Our vision behind the collection is about capturing the ‘essence’ of life, so we wanted to create a diverse range that encapsulates those magical moments. So many of us hold such deep, sentimental meanings behind the jewellery pieces we purchase – from signifying a new beginning to marking a connection with someone special. Christmas time sees the party jewellery trend rise in popularity once again as customers wish to add some sparkle to their festive outfits with statement pieces, such as dazzling necklaces or drop earrings. The Essence range is perfectly suited to this trend, as well as bridal jewellery or sentimental gifting. Also favourable for wedding gifts are designer and Swiss luxury watches. Silver jewellery also does particularly well – we expect coloured stones, birthstones, and initial jewellery to be top of the charts for our customers this year. Beaverbrooks | 01793 534 893 |