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21 Dec 2023

Golden future for Northumberland Jewellery business

Vanessa Priest TA Quaystones Hall: Halls 2, 3+3a Stand: 2H53
Golden future for Northumberland Jewellery business
Large oyster earrings with golden pearls

Northumberland based jewellery designer and maker Vanessa Priest will be taking QuayStones Jewellery back to the Birmingham Spring Fair in 2024. You will find QuayStones in Hall 2 stand no H53.

Her jewellery is inspired by the sea, coastline and fauna of Northumberland and is manufactured in Berwick-Upon-Tweed from reclaimed metals. All the jewellery has a full hallmark from the Edinburgh Assay Office and is presented in luxury eco-friendly packaging.

2023 was a busy year for the new business, not only did QuayStones exhibit at Spring Fair for the first time, but Vanessa was selected as a finalist in the NAJ Designer of the Year awards and shortlisted for Emerging Designer of the Year at the 2023 Retail Jeweller Awards. 

Here is what Vanessa has to say:

2023 was a very exciting year starting off with a very successful launch at Spring Fair and then being shortlisted for 2 national awards. I was also persuaded by one of my new stockists to supply my designs in a gold plated finish. This has proved to be very successful for them, so for 2024 I will be offering the option to order my designs in sterling silver, gold plated silver and 9ct gold.





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