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Yoko London acquire extremely rare violet pearls for exclusive new collection. Luxury pearl jewellery brand Yoko London has recently acquired a range of rare and highly valuable Freshwater pearls in unique natural shades of deep violet, forming the new Vigneto Collection.


The brand’s close relationship with the pearl farms helped them secure these most unusually coloured pearls almost as soon as they were extracted from the water.

These captivating gems have been set with glimmering diamonds in 18KT white gold settings in modern and elegant designs, which only enhance their truly unique organic beauty.

Whoever is fortunate enough to acquire a Vigneto piece, can safely say that they own something completely one of a kind.

This collection was exclusively unveiled at the Baselworld exhibition, as one of the centrepieces of Yoko London’s showcase.

Yoko London was born from a family’s relentless pursuit to discover the world’s most exquisite pearls. The company as it is known today has evolved with three generations of the Hakimian family. The insatiable team continually scour the globe searching for the rarest and highest quality pearls in terms of size, colour and lustre.

In the head office thousands of pearls are sorted, graded and matched every single day ensuring only the finest are selected for Yoko London’s collections. These select pearls are then expertly combined by artisans in Yoko London’s workshop, and set in striking designs featuring diamonds and other gemstones.

The majority of Yoko London pieces are handmade, always to the highest standards, and many pieces are completely one of a kind. Some elaborate pieces can take years to create – this meticulous process ensures every pearl in each Yoko London piece sit perfectly in balance with each other.

In 2013 Yoko London was selected to represent modern pearl jewellery at the ‘Pearls’ exhibition at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, put on in collaboration with the Qatar Museum’s Authority. The exhibition traced the history of pearls from the Roman Empire to the present day.

Yoko London was recently awarded a JCK Jewelers Choice Award for their much lauded ‘Carnevale’ necklace.

Carnevale Necklace from Yoko London

You can see all of the collections on their website and follow them on  Pinterest.

There are occasions when it would be lovely to be able to wear gorgeous high-end statement jewellery but we don’t necessarily have the budget.  The Folly Boutique has it covered! Why not hire rather than buy if budget doesn’t allow? With pieces suitable for not only the bride and bridesmaids but mother of the bride/groom as well as wedding guests you can hire everything you need on this  easy to use website. Of course, weddings aren’t the only occasions we might want something different in the jewellery department to set off an outfit, a special night out, Christmas or a New Years Party or a day at the races, The Folly Boutique is bound to have something suitable!

A new online boutique The Folly Boutique is an exciting new website dedicated to designer statement jewellery, which offers a twist for all jewellery lovers. The company is the brainchild of owner Sophie Moore, who herself found the lack of hireable designer jewellery for her own wedding frustrating. It offers fashion lovers and brides looking for something that little bit different the chance to buy or hire high-end pieces. The go-to place to find exquisite unusual costume and statement jewellery, The Folly Boutique represents the idea that women all over the UK can wear designer jewellery for a fraction of the retail value. is a sleek and sophisticated, easy to use online shop showcasing a huge selection of handpicked designers, ranging from the relatively unknown to the top dogs in the fashion jewellery world. The collection includes established and well loved brands such as Mawi and Lara Bohinc, as well as up and coming UK designers like Smith/Grey.


This exciting new  e-store offers a unique product and a unique service, allowing everyone to wear stunning designer jewellery without the commitment. Rent it or buy it, The Folly Boutique displays an exceptional selection of stunning and unusual jewellery for weddings, galas and balls, parties and even for everyday wear.

Director Sophie Moore says “We want our customers to experience the thrill of wearing pieces by the world’s top jewellery brands at a fraction of the price.”  She adds, “Given that our clients can hire or buy most pieces from the online store, it gives them the opportunity to ‘try before you buy’ or simply to regularly wear new season statement pieces making them feel fabulous and become the envy of their friends.”


Sophie’s passion for jewellery is longstanding, and through this new business she aims to to get across the idea that all women can enjoy the feeling of wearing fabulous designer statement jewels without having to break the bank. You can order a rental piece through the website, pay a fraction of the retail value by picking a 3 or 6 day rental. It will arrive in the post on the morning of your rental period, you then wear it and enjoy it, pop it into its prepaid returns bag and simply post it back.

· Perfect for brides and weddings

· Stylist advice and personal shopper service

· Wear once and return

· New stock each season

· Luxury packaging and branding

· Try before you buy – Keep the pieces you fall in love with

You can view all the jewellery available to buy and hire on their website, you can also find them on Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter.