During my weekend walk in a trendy part of South-West London I came across lovely quirky boutiques and of course, my little obsession – jewellers. I wanted to share with you some designs I came spotted there and show you why we keep saying that Freddie & Cinnamon is an affordable designer jewellery! I did small research, and here are the results.
£67 SPARROW CHARM BRACELET by Freddie & Cinnamon
green onyx, 18ct gold vermeil charm
I’m sure you’ve seen our charm bracelets – made of high quality cut gemstones, like green onyx, amethyst, garnet, and black onyx. All friendship bracelets are finished with high quality 18ct gold vermeil charms sparkling with zircons. Their retail price is £67 compared to designer brands I came across for similar type and quality products varying between £135 and £319! Which means we offer between 50% and 80% off the typical designer price tag!
How is that at all possible? We design pieces ourselves and then search for the most cost -effective way to bring them to the market. We deal with jewellers direct and bring them straight to you – no middle mad, no shops, no commission pay aways, no unnecessary overheads!
Have a look for yourself
£165 GOLD PEACE WRAP BRACELET by Assya London
amethyst, 18ct gold vermeil charm
£195 HAMSA FRIENDSHIP BRACELET by Astley Clarke
agate, 18ct gold vermeil charm
£319 CATHERINE MICHIELS beaded bracelet available at farfetch.com
brown gemstones, silver and crystal charm
Despite being cheap designer jewellery we offer high quality products! How to recognise that?
When it comes to gemstone bracelets, price factors are:
- size of beads: the smaller, the more expensive as more stones are needed for one bracelet so it’s more difficult to select stones in the same shade and quality for one jewellery item
- the faceted stones are more expensive than plain round stones as involve more labour to prepare
- class of stones – their clarity
In the above comparison another thing to watch out for is gold quality and plating type – gold vermeil is a high quality 2.5 micron plating used for lasting effect.
Therefore, even if the below bracelet seems to be similar price range, it is lower quality than the Freddie & Cinnamon one!
£84 ENAMEL HAMSA HAND TOKEN 6mm GEMSTONE BRACELET available at Dana Levy
So you may keep waiting for discount designer offers until they’re on, or you may come straight to Freddie & Cinnamon anytime you want!