Accessible glamour: Ruby & Rose Jewellery
I’m a huge fan of accessories, so I’m always on the lookout for new designers. I like delicate bracelets, usually in silver, and I have a passion for cocktail rings. So I was really excited when I happened to come across the label Ruby & Rose, which is a Scottish-based jewellery design company created by mother-and-daughter team Marion Paterson and Emily McIntyre.
After being diagnosed in 2006 with rare neurological condition Dystonia, Marion started attending jewellery classes as a therapeutic way of coping with her illness. She continued over the next few years, learning new techniques and experimenting with different materials. Her daughter, Emily, then came on board to deal with the promotion of the business. She started up their social media pages, including a blog, Twitter account and Facebook page.
Looking on their website, here, some of the designs really caught my eye; particularly the Cora Bracelet, Carey earrings and the Scarlett ring.
Emily says, “We like to think of R&R Jewellery as accessible glamour and we hope it comes across that way. We are from two different generations and we both bring something to each design. We do find that the majority of our sales come from women buying for themselves. They work hard and like to treat themselves. We appreciate that and take time and effort hand-making each piece; they are not mass-produced and each piece is a limited edition”.
When asked what were their favourite pieces from the collection, Marion said: “My favourite piece is our Constance bracelet; it is timeless and very easy to wear. It can be dressed up or down and is so versatile. I love that”. Emily said: “My favourite piece from this collection is our Annie bracelet. I love the sparkle and the warmth of the colour”.
Their plans for the rest of 2012 are to continue to grow their brand and enjoy the success which they have had so far.