Nicholas Wylde March Newsletter
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March 2017 Newsletter

Top Story: Wylde at Heart Valentine competition crashes website as our most popular competition ever! Winner announced...

Our Valentine’s Day competition to win £2,000 worth of Wylde jewellery along with a luxurious stay at the Royal Crescent Hotel, a trip to Thermae Bath Spa, a pampering photo shoot by Divine Divas, flowers from Crescent Flowers and more (£3,000+ value in total), proved to be the most successful competition we’ve ever run!

We received 8,000 entries through our social media platforms and our website. In fact, demand was so great during the competition’s first week; the flood of entries temporarily crashed our website, which was picked up by Bath Chronicle and reported across the media.

All entries were collated and the lucky winner chosen at random can now be revealed.... (Drum roll!)

And it’s our hearty congratulations to Diane Harwood who will be experiencing a truly memorable stay in England’s most beautiful city along with an item of Wylde jewellery to treasure forever. Very well done Diane!

Diane commented: “I’m absolutely overwhelmed to have won this competition. Not just the fact that my entry was picked out of more than 8,000 entries, but also at the immense generosity of Nicholas Wylde to offer such a unique and wonderful prize. I have never owned expensive or ornate jewellery and my imagination is running Wylde (sorry for the pun!) at the prospect.  The luxury visit to Bath is just the icing on the cake. I’ve not been to Bath for many years and have always wanted to return. Congratulations to all at Nicholas Wylde who are celebrating their 30th Anniversary and a huge thank you for picking me as your winner. “

                                       

 

Our deepest thanks to all 8,000 who entered and helped spread the word about the competition. You may not have been lucky this time around but our ‘Year of Surprises’ will offer you all more chances to win even bigger prizes as our celebratory anniversary year unfolds.

Make sure you keep up to date with news on our website, through our social media channels and, of course, by reading this newsletter each and every month. Read on further in this very edition for a tantalising tease of our next BIG COMPETITION.

Supporting local business: Wylde at Heart sponsors
We were able to promote such a fabulous competition with the help of our partners whose generosity contributed greatly by donating amazing prizes to the cause. Such co-promotion and mutual support of independent business is very important to us as we always champion fellow indie traders whenever we can. We’d also like to extend a huge thank you to our #WyldeatHeart sponsors for their wonderful contributions.

The Royal Crescent Hotel

The iconic five star Royal Crescent Hotel is one of the finest hotels in the country with luxurious rooms, stunning gardens and its own Spa and Bath House. Situated in one of the most famous crescents in the world, the hotel was designed by the architect John Wood the Younger and built between 1767 and 1774. The Royal Crescent is among the greatest examples of Georgian architecture to be found in the UK and celebrating 250 years in 2017.

Royal Crescent Hotel   
 

Thermae Bath Spa

Bathe in Britain’s only naturally warm, mineral-rich waters, just as the Romans did 2,000 years ago, at Thermae Bath Spa. Combining the best of the historic spa with contemporary design and facilities, Thermae offers relaxing spa treatments, interior baths and an open-air rooftop pool giving stunning views of a World Heritage city, among many other delights.

Bath’s Thermae Spa 

 

Divine Divas Boudoir Photography Studio

Specialising in glamorous photo sessions designed to boost self-confidence and prove that ‘all women are beautiful and just need to be shown’

Divine Divas, believes that boudoir photography is a fantastic way to celebrate and embrace the beauty of the female form tastefully and with class!

In their Bath studio, they encourage anyone who wants to feel beautiful to come to them for a pampering make-up and photo session and unleash their inner diva!

Spirit/Divine Divas

Crescent Flowers

Located just behind the Royal Crescent in Julian Road, Crescent Flowers is Bath’s leading florist for all your florist needs. 
 

Crescent Flowers

Upcoming summer sizzler: Bath’s Wylde Treasure Hunt. Registration open now...
Our next competition event will be even bigger, with a jaw-dropping £10K value and an engaging detective hunt around Bath’s city centre

In association with Visit Bath’s official promotion of ‘Bath Trails’, we’re teaming up with fellow indie traders to organise the ‘Ultimate Trail’ with our amazing ‘Bath’s Wylde Treasure Hunt’.

Join us for a fun-for-all-the-family search around Bath city centre to locate seven outrageously stunning jewelled treasures, hidden in selected independent shops and famous attractions.

By solving clues and playing detective on the hunt, you’ll spend an exciting half day in gorgeous surroundings as you try to ‘hunt down’ them all.  These are very special pieces of jewellery and well worth the searching (you’ll certainly know when you’ve found them!). Once found, take a note of the weight of the gems in each jewellery piece then add all 7 weight values together to present a total number with your entry.

Complete the hunt and enter our prize draw for a chance to win a fabulous prize that includes:
  1. A Wylde Flower Diamond®
  2. A VIP stay at the luxurious Gainsborough Hotel
  3. Entry to some of Bath’s top tourist attractions
  4. A shopping spree of gifts for him and her
  5. Meals, champagne and lot’s more!
The Treasure Hunt takes place during the months of June, July and August but we’ll also be hosting pre-hunt competitions on our Facebook and Twitter pages to give you even more chances to win superb prizes!

We’ll be sending out all the clues to where the treasure is hidden to all who register, so if you want to get ‘clued up’ before the Hunt’s launch date of June 1st, head over to our website to REGISTER NOW!
Registration is open from March 1st, all clues will be mailed out on April 1st and the hunt will be officially afoot from June 1st – August 31st.

Watch out for more details coming soon.
 
Mother’s Day is March 26th: Give the most precious flower of all this year & bring your Mum into our stores for a special discount....

Mother’s Day or ‘Mothering Sunday’ is on March 26th this year, a chance to show just how much your Mum means to you.

In the UK, the tradition dates back to the 1600s, where Mothering Sunday was celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent and children brought gifts and flowers to prayer services honouring the Virgin Mary in tribute to their own mothers.

The custom died out by the 19th century but came to be celebrated again after World War II when American servicemen revitalised the occasion.

We know your Mother deserves the best and we’d like to support this during the week leading up to Mother’s Day (March 20th-26th) with our own special ‘thank you’ to mums everywhere.

Come into either our Bath or Bristol stores during that week with your mum, say the slogan ‘Wylde for Mums’ and receive a 10% discount on any purchase.

It’s a long held tradition to give flowers on this day but if you’re looking for that extra-special floral tribute for that extra-special Mum, look no further than the achingly beautiful Wylde Flower Diamond ®!

This registered, patented diamond cut is quite simply a work of art.

Each one created has 81 precisely cut facets – that’s 24 more than a brilliant-cut diamond – including 8 on the base which reveal a perfectly cut flower.

You won’t find this diamond anywhere else in the world and Nicholas Wylde brought all his experience, dedication and love of beauty and art together to create this stunning masterpiece.

Available in five distinct collections: Flower, Facet, Petal, Leaf and W, this flower is one guaranteed to bloom forever!

While diamonds are certainly a Mum’s best friend, we have other popular choices to offer...

Pearls are a perennial favourite and we have some stunning examples of freshwater and cultured pearls in stunning necklaces, pendants and earrings guaranteed to make your Mum smile with delight.

  1. 18ct yellow gold, Kiss Collection, mother of pearl pendant featuring a distinctive gold crossover design, exclusive to Nicholas Wylde.   
  2. Palladium, multi-coloured nucleated freshwater & Tahitian cultured pearl necklace.
  3. 9ct white gold, freshwater cultured pearl & diamond set ‘huggy’ drop earrings.
  4. 18ct white gold, diamond set ‘Love’ charm (also available in Silver)

Our Expressions Collection is also perfect for a thoughtful gift for Mum. The collection consists of charms which are engraved with a single poignant word set with a small diamond or precious stone. We could also create a unique charm with your own wording. These charms can be sold on their own or on a silver bracelet, pearl bracelet or silver necklace.

The Expressions Collection also helps lives as a percentage of every one sold goes to global charity Business Against Poverty, helping people worldwide.
 
Learn more about our unique Wylde Flower Diamond®.
 
View our Kiss Collection.
 
Discover our choice of Pearl pieces.
 
Browse our Expressions Collection.
 
Read about the good work Business Against Poverty does here.
 
Over in Bristol: ‘Restored faith in customer service’ brings black diamond delight

It’s always lovely for us to receive heartfelt comments from happy customers, relating their own experiences of the ‘Wylde Effect’.

Such was the story we received from Laura after visiting our Clifton store, following a disappointing experience elsewhere.

Brano, Bristol store manager, took two months to source the particular black diamond the client desired and had the gemstone especially cut for them in the Far East.

Laura wrote: “We’d like to extend a sincere & heartfelt thank you to the staff at Nicholas Wylde for putting the magic back into our engagement, with a simply stunning black diamond ring.

After our original ring – purchased from a different retailer – cracked following only 72 hours of wear, we came to you with our spirits shattered. Not all diamonds, we learnt the hard way, were forever.

Thankfully, you and your team worked tirelessly, not just in sourcing a rare stone in an even rarer cut & designing a beautiful new piece of jewellery, but in restoring our faith in customer service! The treatment we have received by Shetal, Brano & Lynne in store has been second to none, and we would recommend Nicholas Wylde unreservedly.

We couldn’t be happier with the ring. It is more elegant, more refined & ultimately more special because of the people who brought it to life.”

Platinum black and white diamond ring. Consisting of one marquise shaped black diamond and rub over set, surrounded by round diamonds in a grain setting with a mill grain edge.
 

If you’re planning a visit to our Clifton store, don’t forget that we have two dedicated parking spaces for clients to use, allowing them to visit us and then sample all the other delights Clifton Village has to offer, including a short stroll from the world famous Suspension Bridge.
Contact 0117 974 3582 to book a space in advance of your visit. We look forward to welcoming you in store very soon.
 
Visit: ‘Our Shops’  http://www.nicholaswylde.com/about-us/the-shops/

Now Available: BRAND NEW Wylde Offers
We have a brand new selection of  ‘Wylde Offers’ - four stunning items of jewellery selected by Nicholas and offered at a special 25 % off discount – to tempt you this month, running from March 1st to May 1st.

It’s a great way to make savings while still experiencing the ‘Wylde Effect. But with such attractive discounts, it’s best to act quickly as its first come first served on all only-one-of-each Wylde offers. Contact the Bath store on 01225 462826, the Bristol store on 0117 974 3582 or through our website www.nicholaswylde.com today!


 View Wylde Offers on our website

 
BATH WYLDE OFFERS
18ct white gold, diamond ring 

The oval cut diamonds weighs 2.48ct in total and are assessed as clarity SI, colour I. Total weight 1.7 grams

WAS: £8,395   WYLDE OFFER PRICE: £6,295         VIEW ON WEBSITE


18ct yellow gold, diamond pendant

The diamonds weighs 0.30ct in total and are assessed as clarity Internally Flawless, colour G. Total weight 21.2 grams.

WAS: £2,845   WYLDE OFFER PRICE: £2,133         VIEW ON WEBSITE

 
BRISTOL WYLDE OFFERS
Platinum, single stone diamond ring

The diamond weighs 1.10ct is assessed as clarity VS2, colour K/L, claw set with ‘Facet’ style collet. Total weight is 4.5 grams.

WAS: £8,955    WYLDE OFFER PRICE:  £6,715          VIEW ON WEBSITE


18ct  white gold, diamond solitaire large circular shape pendant 

The brilliant cut diamond weighs 1.27ct and is assessed as clarity Si1, colour I, IGI certified. Total weight 8.7 grams.

WAS: £13,720            WYLDE OFFER PRICE:  £10,290       VIEW ON WEBSITE

For full terms & conditions, visit our website. www.nicholaswylde.com
 
March birthstone: Aquamarine
For those born in the month of March the aquamarine is your traditional birthstone, a gem associated with faithfulness, courage and friendship. 

The deep sea green colour of aquamarine is believed to keep one calm and peaceful, allowing the bearer to remain stoic and in control despite any provocation. Aquamarine has a pale, deep green-blue cool colour that works perfectly with spring and summer wardrobes. 

The lovely aquamarine gemstone is said to heighten awareness, communication skills and quick response. This gemstone also symbolizes honesty, faithfulness and beauty.

Aquamarines were considered sacred to Neptune, Roman God of the Sea. The association with the sea has made this stone a sacred gem for sailors, promising a prosperous and safe voyage for all those at sea. The Greeks wore amulets made of aquamarine engraved with Poseidon (The Lord of the Sea) on a chariot. The word Aquamarine is made up of two Latin words:  ‘aqua’ or water and ‘marina’ the sea.

Aquamarines vary in colour from deep blue to bluish-green, with differing intensities due to the varying quantities of iron in the beryl crystal. Naturally occurring deep blue aquamarine stones are rare and in high demand. Let’s hope that as spring is now well and truly on its way, we see that deep blue colour not only in the gems we love but also in the skies above us!

Browse our aquamarine jewellery here
Discover more about all precious gems in our ‘Wylde Guide to Gemstones’.

 
Competition Time: ‘Look Back to 1987’ quiz to win a £30 off Wylde voucher!
We’re not the only ones celebrating 30 years in 2017 as it seems a lot of seminal events occurred in 1987 – including the origins of the ‘Wylde Effect’!

For your chance to win a £30 off voucher you can use against any purchase from Nicholas Wylde, take our 1987 memory quiz and try your luck!

The correct answers from last month are:
  1. Kylie Minogue / ‘The Locomotion’
  2. The Simpsons / The Tracey Ullman Show
  3. October / Michael Fish

Congratulations to James Garrett, our winner this month who wins a £30 Wylde Voucher. Well done on identifying the correct answers, especially on the Kylie question as most entries wrongly identified ‘I Should Be So Lucky’ as the answer, which was the star’s second single release.

Here’s another round of questions for this month, taking your mind back to the days of big hair and shoulder pads....

1.    Which classic LP by which classic rock band is celebrating 30 years in 2017? The band in question is touring the LP this year worldwide and hopefully they will finally find what they’re looking for!
2.    Which major 30th anniversary is the city of Bath celebrating this year?
3.    Which much loved Hollywood movie was released in 1987 that offered iconic scenes still remembered (and often lampooned) to this day?
 
Send your answers to david.currie@nicholaswylde.com and the draw will be held on March 24th to select the winning entry that wins the £30 off Wylde voucher. Good luck!
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