Thursday, 24 February 2011

Wedding Ideas Mag & Staggered Directory 2011

Happy Thursday!! Isnt it beautiful when the sun shines? Big Smiley Faces all round!

I know what you are thinking - where have you been? We have been a bit lapse on blogging the last couple of weeks but we have been so busy we simply havent had time! However, we have some exciting information to share with you so hopefully that will make up for it!!

Jon Keith Diamonds are proud to announce we are the official sponsor of the 'Proposals and Jewellery' section of the STAGGERED DIRECTORY 2011. For those of you who dont know this website, where have you been?? Its the one stop shop for Men for everything Wedding related! The slogan says it all: Staggered. Weddings. Blokes. Sorted. So get yourself over there and check out the AWESOME directory which is sure to be every mans Bible when it comes to Wedding Planning!!
Check out the Directory HERE.

We were also thrilled when we opened up the brilliant bumper March issue of Wedding Ideas Magazine to see on page 33 we are selected as an 'Editors Choice'. Rachel obviously has bags of style and knows a good thing when she sees it ;o) Many thanks Rachel for selecting us it is appreciated! Go grab yourself the new issue NOW - its super duper!

So, as you can see, we havent been 'busy doing nothing' over here at TeamJKD!

We have a very sparkly blog coming your way on Monday, so check back for your weekly Diamond fix then!

If we can help you with any bespoke jewellery please email

Have a nice weekend!


Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Wedding Supplier Wednesday - Joyce Connor of Brides and Beauty

Boy do we have a treat in store for you today, with the gorgeous and wonderfully talented Joyce Connor, who is a Make Up Artist and Beauty Therapist based in Reading Berkshire. Lets hear what the lovely lady has to say:
My business was established in 2006. But I have 15 years experience. I started my business because I wanted to offer great customer service and only use quality brands I didn’t feel that was the case at the salon I was working in. I knew I could offer a better service so I took a leap of faith and did it. I love quality brands and I knew customers did too!

I am one of only a few companies that offer the full range of Beauty and Bridal services to customers in there wedding venue. I also cater for all skin tone and hair types.
I love creating the look the Bride has asked for and then watching her walk out the room to meet her groom. I’m the last supplier the Bride see’s before she gets married
I love doing bridal hair and make up it’s the best thing in the world. My advice to brides is to book at least 6 months before the wedding day so I can get their skin to its optimum hydration and ready for the make up application on the wedding day. For brides that are getting married abroad I can do make up lessons and help with the make up shopping too. If you’re a bride that doesn’t normally wear any make up it would be a good idea to wear some, especially for the photos. Camera flashes can drain the colour from your face so some make up will add a bit of colour to enhance your look. Don’t overdo the make up either on the day you still want to look like you but just an enhanced version of your normal self. Don’t forget about you hair too. Have conditioning treatments before the wedding so that it’s gorgeous. If you’re growing your hair for the wedding still have it trimmed every six weeks to remove any split ends and promote healthy growth! Hair up do’s mean no conditioner on the day and washing your hair the night before so that your hair stays up all day long.

For more helpful tips visit Joyce's Website@ and Blog: and if you want to book this super duper lady get in touch quick!
Thank you so much for allowing us to feature you!!

If we can help you with any bespoke jewellery email me on or if you want to feature on our blog email

Dont forget to check out our FACEBOOK page too!
Have a nice day!

Friday, 4 February 2011

Spring time!!


We hope you have all had a great week and are looking forward to the weekend?

This week has really felt like the start of Spring for us - lighter evenings and a beautiful blue sky in London get us all in the mood we thought we would share this amazing Yellow and White Diamond Lily brooch with you all, which we completed late last year for one VERY lucky person!SUCH AN UNUSUAL PIECE!!
We hope it makes you smile as much as it does us!

If we can help you with any bespoke jewellery then drop an email to

Have a lovely weekend!


Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Wedding Supplier Wednesday - Olivier Laudus Boutique

HAPPY WEDDING SUPPLIER WEDNESDAY! we hope you have had a lovely week so far?

Today we are featuring the amazing Olivier Laudus online wedding accessory boutique ( offering luxury wedding accessories ranging from unique personalised wedding ring cushions to stylish bridal bags, jewellery, tiaras, headbands, decorative hair combs, flower clips, heart-shaped umbrellas and lots more! We caught up with Sangeeta Laudus, co–founder and manager of the day to day running of the business with her husband – Olivier Laudus – who the business is named after. Here is what she had to say:
I worked in the city as a finance lawyer for 14 years first in one of the large law firms and then in-house in an investment bank, but had been involved with the business since it was launched. I decided to come on board full-time last year to help Olivier grow the business and have loved every minute of it!
I mainly take care of our Boutique Collection of accessories and also meet clients for style consultations. Having loved accessories since I was very young, it’s a real pleasure to help brides pick pieces that suit them or make suggestions about pieces they might not have thought of. I think it’s all about finding the right balance and harmony between the jewellery, headpiece and the wedding dress as well as making sure the bride’s individual style shines through!
We are an online boutique ( but our office is in North London and we also have use of a studio in Central London where we meet brides for style consultations.
We set the business up in 2004 with a unique collection of handmade wedding ring cushions which were showcased at the National Wedding Show at Olympia. The idea of creating a luxury ring cushion collection came simply because when we got married in 2002 we were unable to find a stylish cushion to present our wedding bands on. The collection was designed by Olivier, with cushions retailing around £70 to reflect the work that goes into them as each is individually hand beaded. Last year we launched a lower-priced collection faithful to the original concept of style and luxury but with simpler designs inspired by the vintage trend.
Olivier is an irrepressible entrepreneur and loves the thrill of running a business but the original reason we set up Olivier Laudus was because we fell in love with the ring cushion we had commissioned for our own wedding and wanted to share it with others.
We have been in the business now for coming up to 7 years so hopefully can share our experience and passion for what we do with our clients. We are also very customer focused and client care is really important to us and seems to be something the clients appreciate from all the testimonials and thank you cards we receive – one lady (the mother of the bride) even sent us a piece of wedding cake which I thought was a lovely gesture and well received.
The best bit about our working day: The variety is fantastic: running your own business you get involved in every part of it from processing and packing orders to dealing with magazines and writing expert articles so no two days are the same. I also love the client contact part of the job helping brides finding perfect accessories for their big day either on the phone or in person!

What a LOVELY couple - working together to achieve a shared goal. Something we appreciate over here at JKD! Thank you so much for allowing us to feature your awesome company!

If you would like to get in touch with with Sangeeta or Olivier or for more information, the full collection can be seen at or call them on 020 8374 1239.

If we can help you with any bespoke Jewellery email us on or if you would like to feature on our Wedding Supplier Wednesday email

Have a GREAT Wednesday and dont forget to check back Friday for some beautiful sparkles!