Be Jewelled launches tomorrow in-store and online at Liberty, a rare opportunity to meet a line-up of international designers and chat with our jewellery buyers to find the perfect gift for someone special.
Kojis is a British jewellery brand with a difference. Founded in the 1980s, the company specialises in eclectic antique pieces, from Classical Antiquity, through to the Golden Age of European luxury of the 18th to 19th centuries and contemporary classics; the Kojis collection consists of some of the finest pieces from yesterday and today. In celebration of the five day in-store and online event, British jewellery brand Kojis will be showcasing their top 20 engagement and commitment rings. Discover the collection below, available to purchase in-store only.
1. A 1920’s intricately engraved vintage heart ring in 18ct yellow gold, £895.00
2. A stunning antique Georgian diamond ring engraved in 1801, £7950.00
3. 19th century French rose cut 3 diamond ring, £1600.00
4. A special piece that includes 5 yellow diamonds from the 1920’s, £2950.00
5. Uniquely shaped vintage diamond marquis cluster ring, a favourite of the Liberty Buyers’, £5500.00
6. A pretty Edwardian, two stone crossover diamond ring, £6500.00
7. Classic yet bold vintage platinum set diamond ring with shoulders, £12500.00
8. A beautiful flora inspired piece, £6500.00
9. A Vintage Deco spirited cluster ring £17500.00
10. Vintage diamond ring set in platinum, £52500.00
11. Diamond target cluster ring £19500.00
12. Platinum diamond set ring with baguette set shoulders, £19500.00
13. Yellow diamond fancy cluster ring, £9500.00
14. Platinum pink diamond heart ring, £6500.00
15. 18ct white gold baguette and round diamond eternity ring, £5250.00
16. A bolder style, cushion diamond with pave shoulders,£17500.00
17. A very special diamond cluster ring, £12500.00
18. 18ct yellow gold delicate floral diamond cluster ring, £6950.00
19. A more modern touch with rectangular cut yellow diamond ring and mixed metals, £4500.00
20. A signet ring with blue diamonds, £2950.00
Shop our edit of Kojis jewellery online
Read our calendar of events for Be Jewelled and plan when to visit us this week to meet your favourite jewellery designers and shop exclusive jewellery.
Sales Assistants/ Christmas elves Faith and Felicity (picture above with home buyer Julie and the business manager for home Richard) joined the store this year in September at the annual opening of the Christmas shop. We caught up with both girls to get their top picks from the festive shop.
Job title: Sales Assistant
Years of Service at Liberty: Since August 2013 when the Christmas shop opened
Favourite Liberty moment: The Christmas soundtrack going on, and serving Katy Perry
How do you feel about being in Liberty of London? Scared now! I don’t know if I can bear to watch myself
Job title: Sales Assistant
Years of service at Liberty: Since September 2013
Favourite Liberty moment: When a customer emailed in with positive comments about my service
How do you feel about being in the show: It’s a bit surreal, my Mum is more excited than I am!
Shop Faith & Felicity’s top Christmas shop buys:
1. Jewel Snowflake Bauble
2. Christmas Pudding Decoration, £2.95
3. Liberty Bauble
4. Red and Gold Dove on a Wire Decoration, £9.95
5. Silver-plated All I Want For Christmas Spoon, £16.00
6. Liberty Finest Produce Pear Drop Sweets, £3.95
7. Farrah’s Olde English Toffee Assortment, £6.95
8. Super Deluxe Luxury Crackers, £34.99
9. Gingerbread Girl Christmas Stocking, £19.95
10. Gold Glitter and Pearl Vine Bauble, £3.95
Episode 2 of Liberty of London aired on Monday 9 December, if you missed it visit Channel 4 to catch up. Don’t forget to tune in for next week’s final episode on Monday 16 December 9pm on Channel 4.
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Job title: Oriental Carpet and Furniture Buyer
Years at Liberty: Since the ark
Favourite Liberty moment: Buyer’s trips around the world
How do you feel about being on Liberty of London? Great! I love showing people my department here at Liberty
For many of our customers, the rugs and carpets on the 4th floor are an essential stop. Famous as the department that carries Arthur Liberty’s original vision, the store has a long tradition in all things Oriental. Bruce is now the man responsible for ensuring only the best reaches the shop floor, travelling all over the world to source the unique, wonderful and covetable one-off pieces. We asked Bruce to talk us through one of his recent trips.
Where did you go on your most recent trip?
Iran. There was a huge exhibition happening in Tehran, I’ve been going there for years. The rugs have already arrived; we have some really good Kashgai pieces, they are a nomadic group from the South of Iran. Also some very old Turkeman pieces from Turkmenistan.
Did you see anything you hadn’t seen before?
With what I do, everything is one-off and handmade so every trip is an experience. Unlike the other buyers in the building, I can’t go with a preconceived idea about what it is I want. You hope for things, but you have to be a lot more open minded. I was hoping this time to see really fine silks and I found them, which was really good, but the essence of the trip was really to see how the carpet industry in Iran is at the moment.
Is there anything that you always look for?
It must be handmade for Liberty, we don’t stock anything else. Preferably it will be an old item, but what we’re after is the unusual. What we’re about as a stockist is not whether something fits in with today’s colour schemes, it’s all about the individual rug. It’s a constant search – in order to buy 500 pieces I maybe go through 50,000. What we look for in an old piece is the pedigree and also the condition. And obviously price!
Watch Bruce in #LibertyofLondon on Channel 4 at 9pm on Monday 9th December
Bruce’s current 4th floor favourites:
1. Antique Afghan rug made by the Chachangi tribe 124cm x 106cm, £1195
2. Bone inlaid box from Delhi, £575
3. Ethiopian lidded bowl, £75
4. Moroccan pot from the Twareg tribe with henna decoration, £55
We hope you’re ready for the second episode of ‘Liberty of London‘, Channel 4‘s fly-on-the-wall documentary about our beloved store in the heart of Soho, airing tonight at 9pm. So far you have all loved meeting the characters and employees in the first episode, and tonight you get to know some of the pinnacle people a little more with more trials and tribulations that are just part of everyday life here at Liberty.
You’ll also get to meet our wonderful head of press and communications, Kate (pictured above with our Managing Director Ed Burstell and Head of Fashion Stephen Ayers. She and her hard working press team work tirelessly around the clock to ensure everything runs smoothly for our business, and that both customers and clients walk away with good experience of the store and what we can offer.
We caught up with Kate to find out just what she’s got her eye on for Christmas this year.
“I’m a big fan of self gifting at Christmas. Very indulgent, I know, but you’ve worked hard all year and deserve a treat don’t you? It’s also the perfect way to ensure you get exactly what you want!”
1. Richard Nicoll Stella Printed Silk Dress, £415.00
“I will be swanning round in this Richard Nicoll dress in between Christmas and New Year, using its diaphanous and forgiving cut to mask all food and wine excesses.”
2. Cire Trudon Abd El Khader La Grande Bougie Candle, £385.00
“I’m going to buy this giant Cire Trudon candle for a few of my pals and also put it on my list to Santa. The smell is so bewitching and will mingle perfectly with the wafts of pine needles and over excitement Christmas always brings.”
3. Liberty London Iphis Zip Pouch, £95.00
“This little beauty should help me with my New Years resolution to get my finances in order, or at least provide a place where I can store my receipts.”
4. Frederic Malle Carnal Flower 100ml, £210.00
“I always think fragrance is a nice gift for someone who is hard to buy for (hint, hint) and this is my favourite. I am also really into the new limited edition Liberty print box, which Mr Frederic Malle himself chose from our print archive to represent Carnal Flower visually. What’s not to love about that?”
5. Anna Sheffield Rose Gold Pavé Champagne Diamond Licol Ring, £1,440.00
“How major is this ring by Anna Sheffield? Almost too major is the answer! I love how Ms Sheffield uses delicate gemstones and precious metals in her work, but in an almost irreverent way. I’m going to rock this on my index finger and love showing it off… Which reminds me I must book a festive manicure at Margaret Dabbs!”
6. John Derian English Padlock Mini Glass Tray, £59.95
“I love this whimsical little trinket tray by John Derian. It’s the perfect thing to bring order to my chaotic dressing table. I’m going to put tomorrow’s jewellery out on it every night before bed.”
7. Givenchy Leopard Print Ponyskin Shoulder Bag, £1,125.00
“I like how this Givenchy bag is very uptown at first glance, but then when you take in the cross body chain and the claw fastening its very downtown too. I’m taking this to all my Yuletide festivities and matching my jewellery and nail polish to its rose gold chain strap.”
8. NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in Mexican Rose, £17.50
“These Nars lip pencils are a marvel and make for great stocking fillers. I haven’t tried this shade yet but I’m hoping someone might buy it for me.”
For lots more incredible and thoughtful gifting ideas, shop our collection of hand picked gift edits.