As part of our 'Leading Ladies' series we've chosen to feature the incredibly talented Minette Arlow. We also have some very exciting news for our Top 12 Bride Of The year finalists, as Minette is working on a little extra something special for our Top 3 crowned brides for this year!
"My style constantly evolves and adapts with me as a jeweller. I draw inspiration from everyday life. Whether it’s a piece of music or a beautiful flower, it reflects in both my personal style and my style of design. My jewellery changes with me but the basic elements always stay constant – Simplistic, elegant and unique."
"Colourful gemstones and warm metals! I find that people are moving away from silver and white gold and more towards gold, copper and brass coloured metals. Milky sapphires, rubies, emeralds, and diamonds with flaws and inclusions and becoming popular. A stone with personality that reflects your personal style. This is a very exciting shift in trend and opens up a world of creativity."
"It is very important to be completely happy with the jewellery for your wedding. Make sure your jeweller understands exactly what your expectations are and spend enough time researching styles and ideas before your consultation. This will make the process run smoothly for both you and your jeweller."
"I practise yoga in my spare time. It's a great source of focus and energy. I love spending time with family and friends. The encouragement from my loved ones keeps me grounded and motivated."
"Running your own business in the jewellery industry is tough. It takes a lot of extra hours, patience and hard work. Make yourself and your jewellery stand out. Treat your fellow jewellers and clients with the utmost respect and most of all, don’t give up."
"Make sure you choose the right jeweller for you. Do your research, and have fun!"