Nicholas Wylde October Newsletter
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October 2016 Newsletter

Top Story: Introducing our brand-new collection for 2016 – ‘Carousel’
Think of ‘Carousel’ and it may bring to mind a fairground merry-go-round, an airport conveyor system or a medieval tournament.  But you’ll also think of bright, vivid colours, exciting movement and good times. 

Considering the range and depth of colours found in the precious gem sapphire and the fluid shapes we can design from precious metals, it’s no wonder we named our new 2016 collection ‘Carousel’. 

We’ve selected only the very best, vibrantly coloured sapphires and lovingly set them in circular designs of white and yellow gold to create a new Wylde collection of stunning jewellery to make you dizzy with delight!

The collection is made in 18ct yellow and white gold and each set consist of a ring, earrings and pendant in distinctly Wylde design, available in any colour combination you choose. We have also made this new collection in silver sets with an array of colourful semi-precious stones. The Carousel collection prices start from £250.

The collection will receive its official launch at our upcoming in-store sapphire events this November (details follow) but you can browse the entire collection on our website.
 Our NEW Carousel Collection
Book now for November Sapphire Events

Limited spaces! Popular event! 

‘The Colourful World of Sapphire’

Bristol November 8th & 9th       Bath November 10th & 11th

In November, our free in-store events celebrate the timeless beauty of one of the most precious gems of all – sapphire. Booking is still open but places are limited so don’t delay, book today!

These special events, designed to be educational as well as entertaining, will see an abundance of stunning sapphires on display of every imaginable colour, including star sapphires and their glorious natural designs. You’ll be able to hear talks on their history, folklore and about some of the most famous sapphires in history. You’ll never see so many gorgeous sapphires collected together in one place. It’s also a great opportunity for you to select and buy your own precious gem for that perfect jewellery item – just in time for Christmas! These events are designed to be small, intimate gatherings to ensure that everyone is very well looked after. 

The dates are November 8th and 9th in the Bristol store and November 10th and 11th in the Bath store. There will be two events organised each day – an afternoon one that runs from 3pm to 5pm and an early evening one from 7pm to 9pm 
As well as a wonderful display of sumptuous sapphires, you can bring along your own gem to get care tips and receive a free gemstone clean (maximum two items per person) as you enjoy afternoon tea, cake and nibbles in the day and canapés and a glass of bubbly in the evening! 

All November sapphire events are completely free and if you wish to reserve a place please contact and specify which store (Bath or Bristol) and time of day (afternoon or early evening) that would suit. 
 Discover our stunning sapphire jewellery here
Over in Bath: Literary gems shine in our new window display for autumn

We’ve redesigned our Bath store window to reflect a jewellery-linked literary theme and all the books we’ve chosen are real literary gems!

Nicholas’ sister, Corrinda, is our award-winning window designer and her inspired creativity has ensured that our window displays are always vibrant, colourful and eye-catching.

This season is no exception with an inventive display of vintage book covers with titles that bring to mind the precious gems we love.

We have been running ‘reading recommendations’ on our social media platforms, telling the stories behind the books.

So for those who agree that ‘Diamonds are Forever’, come along to Nicholas Wylde, who is truly ‘Lord of the Rings’!
Client Story: Eternity brings surprises!
We are very good at keeping secrets here at Nicholas Wylde, as one lady discovered recently.

Joel & Hayley Lucy celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary in September and Joel wanted to arrange a surprise eternity ring for his wife.

He came into us to discuss his ideas and we designed an exquisite white gold eternity ring, flush set with diamonds.

On the actual day on their anniversary, Joel brought Hayley into our Bath store – with the guise of just saying hello to a staff member – and was presented with a glass of bubbly and then, the sparkly presentation from Joel which came as a total surprise to Hayley! 

Joel said: “I can’t praise everyone at Nicholas Wylde enough for such a wonderful service; I’d been thinking about purchasing an eternity ring for my wife as a gift for our 10th wedding anniversary for some time, only simply couldn’t find anything that was special enough for what I wanted. 

Someone suggested that I consider Nicholas Wylde in Bath and following a consultation at the branch with designer India, where I was shown various eternity ring materials and style options, I was quickly sent several ring designs to match my input and budget. The process of choosing the ring was incredibly easy as everything was mirrored by my expressed preference during the consultation.

 I was totally overwhelmed with the end result, India had produced something that not only I was extremely pleased with, but my wife was completely
bowled-over with when presented with this surprise gift!”

We wish them all the best for their continued happiness…
Now Available: Wylde Offers, last chance for current choices...
Our current offering of ‘Wylde Offers’  - four exquisite items of jewellery selected by Nicholas at a discounted price – runs until the end of October only, to be replaced with four new offers.

It’s a great way of making 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 today!
 View Wylde Offers on our website
18ct white gold, sapphire & diamond dress ring

The ring has a central sapphire that is an oval cabochon cut, it is surrounded by pave set diamonds totalling 1.50ct.

WAS: £6,150.00               WYLDE OFFER PRICE:  £4,500
Platinum, diamond solitaire ring

The Diamond is a 1.00ct round brilliant cut, certificated I/VS1

WAS: £10,750    WYLDE OFFER PRICE: £7,995
18ct yellow/ white gold, diamond square cut ring

The ring has a central square cut diamond with two diamond-set bezels, principal diamond weighs 0.82ct VS G/H, diamond bezels totalling 0.08ct VS G/H

WAS: £7,775.00               WYLDE OFFER PRICE:  £5,800
18ct yellow gold, yellow and white diamond ring

A diamond three stone rub over set ring, principal yellow diamond weighs 0.72ct and the two white diamonds total 0.40ct

WAS: £4, 090.00               WYLDE OFFER PRICE:  £3,060

For full terms & conditions, visit our website.
Over in Bristol: Welcome to Lynne, our new Sales Consultant in Clifton

It’s welcome aboard Lynne, who has officially joined the staff at Nicholas Wylde Bristol as one of our knowledgeable Sales Consultants 
Nicholas’ aim is always about offering excellent service so now the Bristol shop has found its feet and is becoming very busy from client recommendations; Nicholas has decided to add another full-time sales staff member to join his excellent team.
Lynne commented: “I have worked in all sorts of retail since being a Saturday girl in a shoe shop a very long time ago – I’ve now been in the jewellery trade for almost 20 years. Really having a passion for everything shiny has given me a lot of pleasure in my career. My favourites are coloured stones and especially sapphires, opals, tanzanite and anything with good colour saturation!   I am a warm friendly and approachable person, happy to help with anything I can.”

The Bristol shop offers all the collections and quality service as Bath including an in-store workshop, two dedicated parking spaces for customers and unique jewellery items exclusive to the store. Situated in the picturesque village of Clifton, just a short stroll from the world famous Suspension Bridge, Clifton offers a pleasant shopping experience.

October birthstone: Opal
For those of you born in the month of October, opal is your birthstone.

Opal is a hardened silica gel, containing up to 10 per cent water and formed in cavities within rocks. There are two varieties: precious opal – the most desirable, which shows flashes of colour (iridescence) – and the common or ‘potch’ opal.

Until the 19th Century, Slovakia was the primary source of origin until large deposits were found in Australia, including the rare and prized black opal.

Australian opal has often been cited as accounting for 95–97% of the world's supply of precious opal. Recent data suggests that the world supply of precious opal may have changed. In 2012, Ethiopian opal production was estimated to be 14,000 kg, for example.

Through historic folklore, opal was believed to bring the wearer the power of invisibility, to bring happy dreams and to ease the process of change.
See our selection of stunning opal jewellery here

Discover more about all precious gems here: ‘Wylde Guide to Gemstones’
Competition Time: Match the sparklers to the celebrity & win a £25 off Wylde voucher!
We had a great reaction to our new competition last month and many of you entered telling us what fun you had researching the answers.

The correct answers from last month’s newsletter are:
  1. Scarlett Johansson
  2. Kylie Minogue
Congratulations to Carol Hunnisett, our winner this month, who was the first to send in an email correctly matching the celebrities to the jewellery.

We have focused on celebrity neckpieces for this round, so take a look and see how your knowledge is and don’t worry, there are clues to help you.

Send your answers to and the draw will be held on October 17 to select the winning entry that wins the £25 off Wylde voucher. Good luck!

For full terms & conditions, visit our website
1. One of the world’s best-known supermodels, this lady recently made her first public appearance since the passing of her husband – a legendary British performer – in January. She revealed a golden necklace, announcing she would wear it for the rest of her life to remember her Starman ...
2. Mama Mia! This lady is one of the most revered actors of her generation and has appeared in numerous classic movies. This gorgeous leaf design neckpiece was seen in recent public appearances by the star.
And finally: Indie shops - reasons to be spending local...
There are many good reasons why supporting your independent retailers makes sense on so many levels. So many, in fact, we’ve had to create a series of them for this newsletter! Here’s another three reasons why shopping indie is always the best choice....
1. You will be supporting local British entrepreneurs

Artisan markets help foster the talents of the next generation of British designers and retailers as hotbeds of innovation. When you buy from an independent store, you are supporting an entrepreneur who decided to take a risk and offer something different to the local community. By shopping indie you are helping to build a sense of community.

2. You are not just entering a shop...

Many independents store owners use visual merchandising as a way to express their own creativity, which makes each store unique and extremely personal to the business owner. This is usually noticed the
moment you walk through the door with the amount of thought, effort and endless hours that have been dedicated into building these havens of imagination.

3. You are building a direct relationship with the retailer

Each indie store owner is responsible for sourcing or even creating their own product lines offering unlimited choices. If you are a regular, the shop owner will come to know you personally and this
will make your shopping experience a lot more satisfying and enjoyable.
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