Jewellery by Linda - The Story so Far
I’m Linda Bonnington - I'm passionate about bringing you unique handmade jewellery from Yorkshire - without compromise. Sterling silver and gorgeous genuine gemstones in designs which are feminine, wearable and undeniably beautiful.
- If you're looking for unique jewellery gifts featuring handmade gemstone jewellery from the UK, look no further.
From an early age I have adored all things twinkling and sparkly - I was always a girly girl. My mother has an abiding love of jewellery, so maybe it is inherited! I have spent my working life sitting at various desks which offered me no twinkle and no sparkle whilst, in my heart, I wanted to design and create jewellery.
Now I am lucky enough to have achieved my dream - I design and hand make jewellery using high quality precious and semi-precious gemstones, freshwater cultured pearls and silver. It is very important to me to use the very best quality components I can source and you will see this in the finished pieces.
- My designs are colourful and unique. The jewellery I create for you has classic influences, with a modern twist.
- Sterling silver jewellery is timeless - not driven by a throw away culture.
From my studio window overlooking the Bronte parsonage in the picturesque village of Haworth, West Yorkshire I am inspired by the lush countryside and by the history of the area that I am lucky enough to enjoy every day. Originally, I am from the North-East of England and I have lived in Yorkshire with my wonderful husband since 1977 – earning me an honorary visa to travel across the Yorkshire border at will!
I am totally self taught and I delight in finding that each gemstone ‘speaks’ to me in terms of design and I create a piece of jewellery to bring out the best in them. I put a little piece of my heart into each and every design. None of the jewellery you see from Jewellery By Linda is mass produced, so you can be sure that you are wearing either a one off piece or one of a very limited edition. Every piece is created with passion and attention to detail. As every precious and semi-precious gemstone has individual, beautiful, characteristics and a story to tell, no two gems are ever the same. I also enjoy hand forming silver and some of my collections feature exclusive structural fine or sterling silver pieces in conjunction with genuine gemstones.
The gemstones are formed by Mother Nature and she knows just what she is doing – I am always amazed at how diverse and beautiful they are. I get so excited when I am in my studio and creating a handmade piece of jewellery with gorgeous genuine gemstones in unique designs especially for you!
I am passionate about bringing you great quality jewellery which you can treasure. I will let you know the jewellery which is hallmarked at the Sheffield Assay Office - just check out the product description.
I am a Gold member of the Jewellery Designers Guild.
I believe that every woman is special and unique. I create jewellery in that belief so that you will own a piece which is handmade especially for you, and is as unique as you are - jewellery which is wearable and precious.
I am inspired by the myriad colours and shapes of nature. I love to walk in the hills of Yorkshire, or simply gaze out across the sea. I have been privileged to visit, and be inspired by, some of the most beautiful places in the world. From the intricate delicacy of the head of a flower to the drama of a huge wave – my spirits soar at the sight. I carry this feeling through into my creations so that when you receive your jewellery your spirits can be lifted too.
Why Buy Handmade?
I find that my customers value the uniqueness, and above all the quality, which I offer them. Although cheap high street mass produced pieces may seem to be bargains, they don't last. Each handmade piece from Jewellery By Linda is lovingly created with attention to every detail and my customers can treasure their jewellery and wear it with confidence. We don't all want to look the same and my customers love the uniqueness and enjoy that owning an individual piece means they can express who they are whenever they wear it. Which will you choose?