Posts Tagged ‘jewellery’

Cheapside Hoard Gems

October 14th, 2013 4:33 pm

Over the weekend, the Musuem of London opened it’s doors to display the extraordinary and priceless treasure of late 16th and early 17th century jewels and gemstones in its entirety for the first time in over a century.

This new exhibition investigates through new research and state-of-the-art technology, the hidden the secrets of the Cheapside Hoard focusing on who owned the Hoard, when and why was it hidden, and why was it never reclaimed?

The exhibition is open now until 27th April 2014 Daily 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Adult tickets costing £9 (without donation.)

Sister Act

November 23rd, 2011 10:00 am

Yuta and Mauela Pasch have recently launched a website for their jewellery company called Yuta Pasch!

Anna has been a fan of the sisters’ designs for years. She established a friendship with the sisters when they’d chat at the CPD fashion and accessories trade market in Düsseldorf each season. Anna and her team (Lucille- the fit model; Penny- the design assistant; Kate- the production manager) would come back from CPD sporting the sisters’ latest quirky designs. Now this treasure trove of fun and affordable jewellery is just a click away!

Back in 1987, Yuta Pasch travelled all the way from Düsseldorf to New York’s Museum of Natural History, where she found the little tyrannosaurus toy that would become the cornerstone of her work as a jewellery designer.

From the get-go, magazines and shops were gaga for the fun jewellery, and Yuta’s sister, Manuela, joined her in establishing a workshop. They opened their first shop in Düsseldorf in 1991 and have been busy ever since.

They release a new collection twice a year based on current trends. But certain lucky talismans– such as Buddha, angel wings or Fatima’s protecting hand– remain a constant. “This is probably why our pieces often become a steady companion for the wearer,” muses Yuta. “…Each detail that we use has a history and a meaning—our jewellery has a soul.”

Though the size of their business has grown, the sisters remain very hands-on with their craft. Every piece is still manufactured in the small workshop in the back room of their store. They work with individual artisans and gem suppliers. “Our jewellery is made with love, and that is only possible if we keep taking an active part in the manufacturing,” says Yuta.

Visit their website for exquisite pieces that are trendy, quirky, beautiful and enduring.


© Anne Kroul, 2013.