We are delighted to be supporting the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire. In our very own marquis we will be exhibiting our collections and there will be a competition to win a paid of Cannele Twist Cufflinks and a silver Cannele ring, rose gold vermeil with faux chocolate diamond – the same style as the one Pippa Middleton wears. Our marquis will be positioned near the finishing line in Leeds town centre on Sunday 5th May. For details about the event please click Tour de Yorkshire. See you there…
When we envisage the Neanderthal man we imagine a savage warrior focussed on surviving in a harsh world using stone toolsto make weapons for hunting. Yet it seems that even 135,000 years ago man had an intrinsic desire to adorn their bodies with jewellery. An archaeological discovery in Croatia of eagle talons cut in precise locations revealed this to be one of the earliest examples of man’s need to create such ornaments, confirming a seemingly fundamental wish of human beings to wear items of beauty. And as such jewellery and the reasons for its creation has provided us with fascinating stories about what it means to be a human being.
In early societies, the hunters and warriors wore amulets to protect them from danger as well as utilising items from the hunt or battle to reflect their prominence within the group – the great warriors adorned accordingly to show their prowess in battle. Indeed, the magical and mythical properties of gemstones have survived the centuries and today many choose crystals for their healing properties or for what they symbolise, for example Rose Quartz being the stone associated with matters of the heart and unconditional love.
Jewellery as a way to express one’s wealth and power has been prevalent for centuries with Ancient Egytpians creating wonders in gold and gemstones, most notably Tutankhamun’s death mask. Whilst we rarely hear of riches being offered as gifts to gods in modern society, it is still common place for people to wear jewellery revealing their religious beliefs: from the Christian crucifix to the Buddhist mala beads, the symbolic nature of such pieces project an unspoken message from the wearer to those around them.
Indeed, concepts sometimes difficult to put into words can be expressed through jewellery. One of the most common reasons to purchase fine jewellery today is to denote connection and commitment to another person in the form of an designer engagement ring or wedding band. Giving and accepting such a ring tells the rest of the world that this couple are united in love and the ritual is one which has survived hundreds of years.
To celebrate our individuality we adorn our body with jewellery chosen specifically to reflect our heritage, the places we have travelled or to commemorate significant life events. We may choose to wear jewellery to enhance our mood or to send out a message about how we are feeling. Like the male peacock who regales the female hen with an elaborate display of colour, the human too can utilise jewellery to celebrate their individuality, their inherent uniqueness.
As a fine jewellery brand, we understand that for all its gleam and exuberance, for all the fascinating reasons why we choose to wear jewellery, a piece can never outshine the wearer, it is there to enhance and illuminate their beauty, to invigorate and compliment how they communicate with society. Since man began his journey in the world, there has been an inherent need, above that of basic survival, to revere and to create things of beauty. It is indeed, food for the soul.
We invite you to celebrate our forthcoming 21st birthday with us as we offer a curated and limited selection of silver pieces in our Gifts section of the site.
The first pieces in this collection are a handful of our signature pieces in silver and cubic zirconia. This includes our iconic Cannele, Cannele Twist, Chapiteau and Clair de Lune – true testament to the Gallic inspiration during Andrew’s stays in the Aquitaine and Languedoc regions of France . To further fuel the celebration, the pieces, which are only available online, are priced below £1000 however for a limited time only. It has been over 10 years since we have produced in silver and we are delighted to open up the brand in this way. As with the gold and platinum pieces, the silver versions are still hand crafted in the UK to the highest specifications and are fully hallmarked. They are available rhodium plated, gold plated and even rose gold plated. Click GIFTS to take you to the page.
Lincolnshire Price magazine showcase our eye catching Aquamarine ring we made specifically for S T Hopper, our wonderful stockist in Lincolnshire. As well as creating bespoke jewellery for clients, we also create unique collections for retailers. If you are a retailer or a consumer and are interested in commissioning a bespoke piece of collection then please use our contact page.
If you are intending to get engaged soon then we would like to help – in two ways…
Firstly, and most importantly, we are engagement ring specialists and have a wonderful collection available. These include a wide variety of diamond, halo, coloured gemstone and more. And surely an engagement proposal needs to include a splendid dinner at some delightful restaurant? This is also where we would like to help. If you purchase your engagement ring from www.andrewgeoghegan.com we will contribute £150 towards your proposal dinner. To qualify for this please enter in the additional notes on ordering that you would like the proposal dinner offer. We will then liaise with you about your restaurant of choice and all you need to do then is turn up and get engaged!
If an engagement is on the horizon then we look forward to help you make it perfect.
From the AG Team
The Satellite Diamond Vintage is an exaltation of the timeless, everlasting enchantment of the diamond, in a beautifully executed, quintessential emerald cut. There’s an intriguing balance in this inspired, unique asymmetric design: a breathtaking emerald cut diamond is countered by a sweet satellite diamond, both set in a shimmering surround.
We are delighted to launch this most eye-catching of designs which follow in the footsteps of our highly successful Satellite Diamond with brilliant-cuts. One of the many splendours of this design is that it has the capacity for a wide variety of centre stone sizes as well as alternative cuts and coloured gems.
2018 is a very special year for AG and for two reasons:
Firstly, we celebrate 20 years in business! It is amazing to think that the AG brand started in the late 90s from a small potting shed behind my parents’ house in Yorkshire. At this time the collections were predominantly silver, a good few years before designer engagement rings were even a glint in my eye!
Secondly, the possibility to buy direct from our website is now a reality. This opens up the brand to a totally international market and now appeals to those who prefer to purchase online. Our brilliant network of retailers across the UK and Germany are still as important as ever and continue to expertly sell, promote and offer advice about the AG collection.
Please peruse the ranges within the new site at your leisure. If you have any feedback or questions then naturally we would love to hear from you.
If you are not already a fan of AG then I truly hope you become one as we continue to design and make beautiful jewellery over the next twenty years!
We’re thrilled to be ending the year on this high – for the fourth year running Professional Jeweller has named Andrew Geoghegan as winner in the Jewellery Collection of the Year!
This year it is the Bridal category which we have won and the collection which stole the show is the Gabriel, our most recent designer engagement ring and wedding ring. This wonderful range, which includes the Rafael diamond set wedding ring, was inspired by the power of the oceans and the bold explorers who pioneered their waves. Designed on the wild coast of Portugal and named after two of the ships that Vasco da Gama sailed on his journey to India.
We want to thank everyone who has supported us in 2017 – to all those who voted for our win and the AG wearers who carry off our pieces so beautifully – you’re all part of the success we’ve enjoyed this year. The timing couldn’t be better and will be a real inspiration for 2018 – we can’t wait to see what it might hold – keep your eyes on our website for more news.
Sincere thanks, and best wishes for a truly magical Christmas.
From all at Andrew Geoghegan.