Jewels & Finery UK is a family based company in Solihull, England. We only sell from this website and have done for over 11 years now.
There are two of us - a husband and wife team. Mark - who is the boss and does all the driving, deals with all our parcels and just about anything else that is required. Sue - I do some of the writing and research as a jewellery historian. Also taking some responsibility for running the website and social media activities. We both love to source the unique items we sell. A small but effective team that has been going now for over 32 years (doesn't time fly far too fast!). With only the occasional disagreement!
What we sell.
We sell a wide range of affordable costume jewellery, accessories and gifts for both women and men from across the last 150 years or so - from the time of Queen Victoria right through the twentieth century and twenty first century up to today. We like to source rare and that bit special pieces that catch our eye. Especially UK made jewellery and some home ware, different glass beads and that oh so useful material plastic. We have now over 1700 different items to choose from. With every page a mix of old and new that is aimed at adding variety and uniqueness to your look or home.
How we started
We first opened our virtual doors in 2008. We had always sold older jewellery. Expanding to also sell previously owned jewellery to the more modern day. In 2012, we increased the amount of new jewellery and silver jewellery we had available. Introducing limited collections from Festival Susie and Gothic White Witch not found any where else. In 2013 we extended our range to include more accessories of trinkets, scarves and ties. 2014 saw more jewellery, accessories and a new re-vamp of our website. By 2016, our website had undergone many changes and we have sold many pieces of fabulous jewellery.
In 2016 we changed our websites name
So we have changed slightly from Jewels and Finery.co.uk to vintage & handmade jewels.com. Becoming more international in our approach to selling jewellery. However if you still use Jewels & Finery in searches You will still find us.
2017 brings further challenges of online selling. That year, we expanded our Gothic and alternative jewellery, accessories & home ware. With more jewellery and more accessories added to Jewels & Finery, as well as vintage home accessories. We started of the years with a whole new look - hope you liked it and our name is still JEWELS AND FINERY on vintage and handmade jewels.
2018, passed as a blur I must admit. With a new grandchild appearing and our daughter moving away. Settling down and announcing another grandchild on the way. We are blessed in many ways. We continually added jewellery and accessories through out the year. Sourcing locally and finding some fabulous pieces. This was our 10 year birthday. We could not believe that a whole decade had passed.
So into 2019 (Our 11th year).
We still do not follow the rules of fashion, but expand and go around corners to bring the most unusual and unique pieces we can find. Lots of historical and themed reproduction with kitsch, retro and just fabulous jewels. We do have a panache for plastics though still!
We have thought long and hard about up-cycling and re-using. Some of our packaging is recycled and some can be used again. We are working hard to re-design our packaging techniques this year - to make it all recyclable. So watch this space.
Jewels & Finery UK today and always
Stand out from the crowd - why look like everyone else? has always been our mantra. Now with granny chic and save the planet fashion at its most popular, we have so much to accessorize your wardrobe and home.
All our product's information, blog posts, any other information on this website and including all photographs are copyrighted.
We only sell exclusively from this website, and have no other agents or have any other affiliated company involved as a third party for selling any of our products.
So Love Vintage.
All the best Sue.
Updated February 2019.