15% off for all key workers at Stephen Einhorn. We salute you!

Key workers we salute you!

We all love our emergency services. Whenever something goes horribly wrong, we simply pick up our phones and dial 999 without giving the people who respond to the accident a second thought. They have dedicated their lives to helping others. They put themselves in danger every day. They often take abuse from an ungrateful public who don’t realise how lucky they are to have them just a phone call away. As well as the emergency services there are other key workers who are as equally important. Teachers, social workers, care workers, the armed forces and many other support services that we couldn’t do without.

Key workers 15% off jewellery at Stephen Einhorn London

We salute you all. And as a big thank you from us we would like to offer every single key worker a discount of 15% off anything that they buy in our shop or online*. If you’re shopping in-store please bring relevant photo ID and if you’re shopping online please email your photo ID to our shop email and we will provide you with a unique code that you can use. Please note that the card you use to pay will need to be the same name as what is on your photo ID.

*Offer for UK residents only. Can’t be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount and can’t be applied to engraving or jewellery re-vamps.

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Students from the Chelsea Academy visit our London jewellery workshop

Alice, one of our jewellers setting a diamond into one of our designs

Last Tuesday we had a school visit from the Chelsea Academy, an outstanding Academy in South West London, as part of the Walpole’s Luxury in the Making Schools Programme. We are enthusiastic supporters of anything that gets our schoolchildren interested in the art of making things. We do love passing our knowledge on and if we can enthuse some school children and encourage them to get involved in our industry then even better.

Chelsea Academy visit British jeweller Stephen Einhorn as part of the Walpole’s Luxury in the Making Schools Programme.

We desperately need skilled craftspeople in this country and the only way we are going to have them is if we pass our skills on. We gave them a small overview of our company. Explained that running a business was all about raising your profile so that people know about you, not just making things (the bit we like best) and using social media.

Students from the Chelsea Academy learning about making jewellery

We then moved into the workshop where our workshop manager Gerry showed the students how to make a simple ring by shaping a bit of silver wire, then soldering it and polishing it with a bit of annealing along the way. After that, Alice one of our skilled jewellers set a diamond in a silver heart for them, so they could see how we set stones. The trouble is our jewellers always make it look so easy… The students all had a turn looking through her microscope. Finally, we engraved something for them with their school name on it. We really enjoyed their visit and hope they got something out of it too.

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Unique gifts for Father’s Day 2019

Like Father Like Son

Ah Father’s Day. The day to thank your dad for teaching you to ride a bike and watch football, bake a pie and darn your socks.

So who celebrates Father’s Day? That’s easy. Anyone with a father. Whether that’s your biological father, adopted, honorary, gay, trans… If you are a father to somebody then you should be celebrated. There is even a tradition of Father’s Day gifts from bump: the nearly Father’s Day present. And when is Father’s Day 2019? It’s soon, people! Sunday 16th June. But relax. We’ve got you covered.

Where does Father’s Day come from?

First things first, it’s good to know what you are celebrating. Contrary to popular belief, the day was not manufactured by greetings cards companies to optimise sales. In fact the tradition of honouring fathers dates back to the Middle Ages and Catholicism, where they were commemorated in the feast day of St Joseph. Our modern, secular version is often attributed to two single celebrations in the US: that mounted in 1908 by Grace Clayton, and in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd. Here in the UK, it has been celebrated since some time after the Second World War.

First Father’s Day gifts

The very first Father’s Day is the biggie, marking a turning point in someone’s life. This is also one of the last ones where the child has absolutely no say in the choice of a present so it’s the perfect opportunity to embrace your grown-up side. A tie pin or money clip, or perhaps a pendant or engravable signet ring. It’s one to treasure when you’re sitting in an empty teenager’s bedroom wondering where that tiny little ball of noise has gone.

Stephen Einhorn Oval Tie & Lapel Pin in Silver

Personalised and Bespoke Father’s Day gifts

Every father is different, and personalising the gift for them is a great way of showing that. For us, personalisation is key. We have created a whole host of meaningful and timeless gifts. We have made a men’s lockets with a lock of their child’s hair inside, made a bespoke pair of Monkey and Chick cufflinks (monkey and chick are the nicknames of their two children), and made a drawing into a three-dimensional charm to hang on a neck chain. Father’s Day jewellery gifts can be as traditional or as unconventional as you like.

Stephen Einhorn Bespoke Monkey & Chick Cufflinks in Solid Sterling Silver

Engravable jewellery

Engraving is another fantastic way to personalise something for the father in your life. Engraving pendants or wrist cuffs with a date of birth, a first word, or a child’s name is a lovely way to commemorate the relationship between a father and child. Engraving is also a great way to take a very masculine piece of jewellery and add a secret, sentimental touch.

Stephen Einhorn Engravable Times Square Cufflinks in Silver

Just something fabulous to show you we love you

There are no hard and fast rules about what you should buy for the dad in your life. Whether you are an adult buying for a father, or a partner buying for a co-parent, you just want to make someone feel loved, and thought about. A Skull ring because that’s their style. A leather bracelet to match their biker jacket, or a silver bangle to casually shake out of the end of a suit sleeve.

Plain Leather Snap Bracelet in Silver & Blue Woven Leather

Anything to make someone feel appreciated and special is key, no matter how big or small is key. And don’t forget breakfast in bed!

Shop all our unique Father’s Day gift ideas here.

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Do you really know the jewellery company you are buying from?

I Made Your Jewellery – Stephen Einhorn Team

Do you really know the jewellery company you are buying from? Do you trust them? Are they prepared to answer your questions, to sit down and have an open conversation about their materials and working practices? If you come to us, we promise you that we will answer any questions you have honestly. We’ve also prepared a handy set of questions (which we’ve also answered) that you can ask when buying jewellery from other places, in order to help you to make more informed decisions.

This year we are proud to be taking part in Fashion Revolution Week and as part of it we would like to introduce you to the jewellers in our London workshop. These are the fabulous and hugely talented people who make all your lovely Stephen Einhorn jewellery. Meet Gerry, Alice and Camille, Jane and of course, Stephen.

I Made Your Jewellery – Stephen Einhorn London

Fashion Revolution Week 2019

I Made Your Jewellery – Stephen Einhorn Team

What is Fashion Revolution and Fashion Revolution Week?

Fashion Revolution is a global movement that runs all year long. It celebrates fashion and jewellery as a positive influence while also scrutinising industry practices and raising awareness of the industry’s most pressing issues. It aims to show that change is possible and encourages those who are on a journey to create a more ethical and sustainable future for the fashion and jewellery industry.

Fashion Revolution strives to be action-oriented and solution focused. Rather than making people feel guilty, it helps them recognise that they have the power to do something to make a positive change.

Fashion Revolution Week (22nd – 28th April 2019) falls on the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse, which killed 1138 people and injured many more on 24th April 2013. The Rana Plaza building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, housed five garment factories and some of the clothes produced in the building were made for Western retailers.

Rana Plaza Building Collapse

This disaster awoke the world to the poor labour conditions faced by workers in the ready-made garment sector in Bangladesh and on that day Fashion Revolution was born. During this week, brands and producers are encouraged to respond with the hashtag #imadeyourclothes #imadeyourjewellery and to demonstrate transparency in their supply chain. As well as this, consumers are called upon to use their voices for a fairer, safer and more transparent global fashion and jewellery industry.

How can I get involved in the Fashion Revolution movement? 

Your voice can change everything. Since Fashion Revolution started, people from all over the world have used their voices and their power to tell brands that things must change, and it’s working. The industry is starting to change and more brands are being open about where their clothing and jewellery is made. More manufacturers are making their factories safer and more producers are being seen and heard. But the story is far from over. We can’t stop until every worker who makes the clothes and jewellery we love is seen, heard, paid properly and is working in safe conditions.

There are many ways you can get involved (you can read more on the Fashion Revolution website) but a very simple way is to ask brands #whomademyclothes and #whomademyjewellery. Contact them directly or tag them into a post on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. You can also vote with your feet, you have the means, you have the power!

Who Made My Jewellery

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The best things to do in London over the Easter weekend

Do you know what you’re doing for the Easter weekend? If you’re going to be in London during the first bank holiday of 2019 (Friday 19th April – Monday 22nd April) you are in for a treat as it’s going to be hot! Wooo enjoy, how optimistic Londoners are when the sun shines. It’s not summer yet but we have to make the most of any good weather when it comes. It’s the perfect opportunity to get out and about, and good old London has loads to offer. Our jewellery shop and workshop are in Islington, North London and Stephen (Einhorn) and Jane (Best), our founders are Londoners to the core, so they know some of the best places to visit. We caught up with them to find out a few of their recommendations of what to see, where to eat and very importantly where to drink over the Easter bank holiday weekend… We have that Friday feeling!

Friday Feeling – Stephen Einhorn and Jane Best

What would you recommend seeing this weekend?  

Juliet & Romeo by the Lost Dog company at the Linbury Theatre, which is an intimate much smaller theatre within the Royal Opera House. Come From Away at The Phoenix Theatre or Emilia at The Vaudeville.

The Dior exhibition at the V&A and you can also visit their newly reopened jewellery gallery. Stephen was invited to the opening and said it was lovely and worth a visit. For the first time you will be able to see Queen Victoria’s incredible sapphire and diamond coronet worth over £5 million. Alternatively, you could go to Sir John Soane’s Museum and wait to get shown the Hogarth’s that are there behind the panelling!

See Queen Victoria’s Sapphire & Diamond Coronet on display at The V&A

Where is your favourite place to eat?

In Islington, it’s Masala Zone or Japanese at Zen Mondo. Lots of restaurants come and go especially in Upper Street but these two places are consistently good.

Japanese at Zen Mondo in Islington – Photo by Sonya Metzler

Best spot for a cocktail?

The American Bar at the Savoy. You can’t beat it… old fashioned service, knowledgeable interested staff and great cocktails.

The American Bar at The Savoy

The museum or gallery we visit the most is…

The Barbican is our favourite place in London. It has exhibitions, theatre, music and cocktails – it’s fabulous. Also it’s really worth spending a bit of time mooching around the permanent collection at Tate Britain.

Barbican Theatre – image credit Peter Dazeley

You’ll find the best walk…

That’s really hard there are so many in London. Along the River Thames towards Richmond or the other way. The river is a great way to see a different side of London. There are pubs everywhere if you need to take a break. You can find great walks along the canals towards Bow too, you can get all the way to the Olympic Park. In the other direction you can walk from Islington to Regents Park as long as you can bear walking round the hordes at Camden Market. In the summer that part of London can be a bit horrendous.

Walk along the London canals

Your favourite places to shop

Islington is actually a great place to shop (after all we are here!). There are still independent boutiques here with lots of different things to buy… perfume, furniture, gifts, clothes and even saucepans! The Almeida Theatre is here as is The Screen on the Green. Great cocktail bars and a plethora of restaurants to choose from, we have it all!

Stephen Einhorn London Jewellery Store

If you do one thing in London this weekend…

Take a walk around Shoreditch, Spitalfields and Brick Lane. The Huguenot houses are beautiful. We love walking around the city, you get a real feeling of the history and if you plan your route carefully you can end up in Borough Market where there is lovely food. Make sure you’ve climbed up the Monument first or you won’t have earned it!

Freightliners City Farm in Islington

You live in Islington and that’s also where your jewellery shop and workshop is. Where are your favourite local spots?

One of our favourite spots for all the family is the Freightliners City Farm. We love it so much we made our Gertrude The Goat charm for them (£10 for every sale goes directly to the farm). The people who run it are really dedicated to working with the local community. It’s a lovely bit of paradise in the middle of Islington and the food is amazing and very good value. They have three new little pigs called Poppy, Wilfred and Owen. We will definitely be there over the Easter weekend.

Gertrude The Goat Charm made for Freightliners City Farm In Islington

Do you have any pearls of wisdom for ‘non Londoners’ who might be visiting for the weekend?

Try and stay away from the centre and explore other bits of London. You’ll get more of a feel of what London is really about if you do that. If you crave some green space take a trip to Richmond Park. It’s incredible. It’s like being in the country but you can see all the really tall buildings in the city in the distance. And there are deer!

Deer crossing Richmond Park

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Game of Thrones Star & Stephen Einhorn Jewellery

Game of Thrones Kristian Nairn (Hodor) wearing our large skull ring & earrings

We are big Game of Thrones fans at Stephen Einhorn and so can’t wait for the start of the final season… what is going to happen? We were very gratified to see lovely Kristian Nairn wearing our Large gold Skull ring and rose gold Curved hoop earrings at the premiere of the first episode of the final season. The ring was custom made especially for this event and it looked fantastic. Will Hodor return? Yet more uncertainty…

Love this little video that was made at the premiere and the fab Joshua Kane bespoke suit.

 

What was Kristian Nairn (Hodor) wearing at the Game of Thrones Season 8 Premiere?

Kirstian was wearing our Large Skull ring in yellow gold which is one of our signature pieces. A statement design with a rock ‘n’ roll spirit, this ring can be handmade in a variety of solid precious metal options. Choose to keep the skull plain or have two round brilliant cut stones set into the eyes. Kristian was also wearing our rose gold Curved Hoop earrings. These hoops have beautiful detailing and are totally timeless yet also very contemporary looking. If you’re on the hunt for some hoops that look a bit more designed, these are the perfect earrings for you.

The Making-Of Kristian Nairn’s Stephen Einhorn Skull Ring

Now, all you need to know about when and what time the new season starts…

When does Games of Thrones season 8 start?

Game of Thrones will return for the final season on April 14th 2019 in the US and April 15th for the UK.

What time is episode 1 on TV?

The first episode of Game of Thrones season 8 will air in the US at 9pm Eastern time and at 2am on Monday 15 April in the UK.

How many episodes will there be in season 8?

The eighth season will be the shortest yet. There will be six episodes, making it shorter than the penultimate season (seven episodes) and a lot shorter than the first six seasons of the show, which had 10 episodes each.

Watch this space for more Kristian Narin / Stephen Einhorn news coming soon…

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Laura Wade wins Olivier Award wearing Stephen Einhorn jewellery

Laura Wade Wins Olivier Award Wearing Stephen Einhorn Jewellery

We are very excited that Laura Wade, an incredibly talented playwright has won the prestigious Olivier Award for best new comedy with Home, I’m Darling. We were extremely flattered that she chose to wear our jewellery for the big night. Obviously it brought her luck, and her award is nothing to do with how enormously talented she is. We’ve seen the play and it’s brilliant.

Laura Wade Wins Olivier Award For Home, I’m Darling

What was Laura Wade wearing for the 2019 Olivier Awards?

Laura Wade was wearing our Flame ring,  a dress ring and one of our more exotic fine jewellery designs. A vibrant 5.95ct concave cut madeira citrine sits on a central piece of 18ct rose gold. These are both held delicately together by two halves of 18ct white gold. The flame design is encrusted with 255 pavé set rubies and 30 pavé set orange sapphires. It’s an exquisitely crafted, contemporary ring that exudes beautiful warmth and a fabulous sparkle.

Stephen Einhorn Flame Ring

Laura was also wearing pieces from our Raspberry Heart fine jewellery collection; a pair of Raspberry Heart earrings and a necklace in yellow gold and diamonds. Our Raspberry Heart collection is another exquisitely crafted range. We believe in attention to detail, with this in mind Stephen designed a delicate filigree pattern on the back of each heart, they are as beautiful on the back as they are on the front. Each heart has 33 pavé set brilliant cut stones and is handmade in our London workshop by our highly-skilled jewellers.

Stephen Einhorn Raspberry Heart Necklace Rose Gold & Brilliant Cut Diamonds

Stephen Einhorn Raspberry Heart Drop Clip Earrings in Rose Gold & Brilliant Cut Diamonds

What are the Olivier Awards?

Established in 1976, the Olivier Awards celebrate the world-class status of London theatre, and are Britain’s most prestigious stage honours. Laurence Olivier (1907-1989) was an actor, director and founder of the National Theatre Company and in 1984 Olivier agreed to give his name to the awards.

Watch this space for more Laura Wade and Stephen Einhorn news coming soon!

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Stephen Einhorn on ITV London News

We had a visit from ITV News yesterday, who filmed Stephen in our London workshop and jewellery store. The reason they popped in was to talk about all the bespoke jewellery that we’ve made for Hollywood films, including pieces for Disney and Tim Burton’s Dumbo, Tomb Raider, Dark Shadows, Cinderella and The Huntsman: Winter’s War. It was on last nights 6 o’clock and 10 o’clock news – and you can watch it here. We’re very proud!

Stephen Einhorn Jewellery on ITV London News

Stephen Einhorn Makes Bespoke Jewellery For Dumbo

Read more about the bespoke jewellery we made for Tim Burton and Disney’s Dumbo film here.

See more of our bespoke jewellery designs for film here.

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Hopes, dreams, role models & challenges with Stephen Einhorn co-founder Jane Best for International Women’s Day 2019

International Women’s Day is about championing female empowerment and celebrating the achievements of women across the globe. In the spirit of this important day we thought we’d catch up with Stephen Einhorn’s multitalented and passionate co-founder and creative director Jane Best. We asked Jane questions about her dreams growing up, the biggest challenges women face, her role models, which men who are doing their part for women’s equality she finds inspiring, and a whole lot more…

Stephen Einhorn co-founder Jane Best

What was your dream job when you were growing up?

I really wanted to be an actress. My father was absolutely against it. He did everything he could to put me off, including getting a family friend round who was an aspiring actress and had had a nervous breakdown. To him that was proof of what would happen to me. I simply took away from that that all adults are just plain weird!

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Stop apologising for being female. Your ideas are as good as anyone’s and they may even be better. Stay in education, it will give you more choice.

What would your advice be for women who are just starting out in your industry?

I don’t think our industry is any different to most others. I would say, take it slowly, make mistakes, stick to your guns and if you are successful don’t expand too quickly, that’s a real classic. But mainly do what you think is right and be nice to everyone. Remember life is for living. Don’t sacrifice your life for your business, you’ll regret it, a good work-life balance is everything. Easier to say than do, I know.

Stephen Einhorn London Jewellery Workshop

Has anything changed specifically in your lifetime for women?

I think most of the biggest changes for women came during my mother’s generation. Birth control, autonomy over your own money, etc. Women have become stronger during my lifetime. We have more choice. Whether you are able to use it is a whole different question. Women now have the opportunity to not declare their marital status by being Ms., a man has never had to do that. It’s small but to me it means a lot. I still get letters addressed to Mrs Stephen Einhorn. What? I’m not a man and that’s not my name! If everything had changed as much as we would like to see, there would be no need for #metoo would there?

Who have been your role models?

Emma Thompson and Barbara Castle.

Role model Emma Thompson

What are the best and worst decisions you have ever made?

Best decision I ever made was having children. Absolutely the best thing ever. The worst was actually a haircut I had when I had my second child. What was I thinking? I looked like a fat monk!

What do you wish women would stop doing?

Stop bloody apologising! It’s when we all say… this is probably a really bad idea; would you mind if I made a suggestion? Men never talk like that, ever. If you start a request in that way you are simply setting yourself up for a refusal.

Whose work do you admire in relation to women’s rights and equality?

Well there are loads but I think Marie Stopes would have to be one, although her motives now seem questionable but she did, without a doubt help women have more autonomy over their own bodies. Any women who fought for women’s right to vote. There were a lot of unsung heroes during that campaign. Anyone who works at a women’s refuge helping women escape from all kinds of domestic violence. There are so many incredible women out there working hard to make things better.

Role model Barbara Castle

What will be the biggest challenge for the generation of women behind you?

The far-right eroding women’s rights. Everything feels like it might start moving backwards. Some people want us to go back to the 1950’s. The younger generation always have to keep fighting for their rights. Nothing changes without a fight. They are more aware now so not so easily dismissed.

The younger generation always have to keep fighting for their rights

Which men do you find inspiring that are doing their part for women’s equality?

Any man who takes responsibility for sharing childcare, changing nappies, and generally being around for his children. If he cooks a bit, cleans a bit, he’s got my vote.

Who are your favourite cultural heroines? 

Augusta Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace who was the daughter of Lord Byron. Along with Charles Babbage she invented the first computer, or the concept of it. She was a consummate mathematician. How do you work on something like this from nowhere? Incredible.

Augusta Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace

What world and national events have significantly influenced your life?

I cannot think of anything that is going to affect my life more than Brexit. Nothing like this has happened in my lifetime.

How you feel about how women are represented in the media, film and pop culture?

Disgustingly! Women are portrayed as idiots, sex objects, incontinent, constipated, smelly when they have their periods, (remember the ad when a young women is walking down the central isle of a train?) judged, put down, objectified. Even our dear Prime Minister is constantly being criticised for her clothes. Young girls are judged and judge each other entirely on their looks, their fabulous selfies, their thousands of ‘likes’. When did you last hear someone below the age of 16 say, “oh that young girl is so clever, so accomplished, so talented?” Everything is sold using a girl’s sexuality, and it hasn’t really changed. Not really. We laugh at old adverts of women in bikinis draped over cars, but look what happened when there was a fund raiser for Great Ormond Street Hospital run by the Presidents Club.

Can you see yourself in any of them?

No.

What hopes and wishes do you have for the girls and young women in the UK, and around the world?

I have so many hopes for them. As each generation grows up, the style of parenting changes and that’s really what changes girl’s attitudes. If your parents won’t allow you to be put down and bring you up with a strong sense of self worth everything can change. The same goes for boys.

For women around the world I wish all the rights that they need be available to them. We don’t know how lucky we are here, to be able to choose how to live.

Happy International Women’s Day 2019

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Win £3,500 worth of British luxury goodies for you and two friends

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love in all its wonderful forms. In the spirit of February 14th we have teamed up with three of our favourite British luxury brands to bring you and two friends of your choice an extraordinary prize worth over £3,500.

The lucky winner will win three sets of these prizes:

– A Stephen Einhorn Golden Bumblebee charm necklace

– 6 Jancis Robinson x Richard Brendon glasses

– A Kit’s Coty Collection of 6 wines from Chapel Down

– Couture Collection luxury bouquet from Maison de Fleurs

Read more about each of the fabulous prizes here and find details on how to enter.

The winner will be announced on Monday 11th February 2019.

Entries close midnight GMT Sunday 10th February 2019.

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Win 3 Stephen Einhorn Golden Bumblebee Necklaces

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