In My Jewellery Box | Adelle Thompson

In My Jewellery Box | Adelle Thompson

Adelle's jewellery box favourites. 

Adelle's jewellery box favourites. 

When it comes to diamond talk, who better to grab a cuppa with than Adelle Thompson, Beaverbrooks’ Head of Buying and Merchandising, who has been hand-selecting our exceptional diamonds for over 25 years. We got the lowdown on Adelle’s jewellery box favourites and found out what new Beaverbrooks pieces have caught her eye.  

How did your love for jewellery begin? Can you remember the first piece of jewellery you ever owned?

When I was five I was a bridesmaid for my cousin and was given a silver cross and chain and an expanding silver bangle, which I adored; the silver bangle I wore until my teens when it no longer fitted.

My first piece of ‘grown up’ jewellery was a 9ct gold Smokey Quartz dress ring, which was from my parents for my 16th birthday and was a big and bold statement ring - very fashionable in the 70’s! The ring came from M Beaver in St Annes on Sea, which unknown to me was a part of the Beaverbrooks family and which, some 14 months later, I would join and develop my career.

Adelle's amazing 9ct gold Smokey Quartz dress ring - a definite "wow" piece! 

Adelle's amazing 9ct gold Smokey Quartz dress ring - a definite "wow" piece! 

What’s your most special and sentimental piece of jewellery?

My beautiful engagement ring, even after 22 years I look at it sparkling away on my left hand and feel that emotional connection with my now husband. It reminds me of a time when we were starting to plan our life together and the excitement of knowing that I had met “the one.”

Apart from your engagement or wedding ring, what piece of jewellery do you wear the most?

A pair of diamond studs and a diamond pendant – simple, elegant, timeless and suitable to dress up or down. Diamonds are fabulous and make you feel special…the best gift you can give (in my opinion)!

What’s your biggest splurge?

A diamond bangle and matching dress ring which was an impulse purchase at one of the jewellery trade shows which the buying team attend. We were creating a new collection for Beaverbrooks and I saw this bangle and just fell in love with it in an instant. I felt that I had to have it so I bought it there and then. It’s not my usual considered purchase, however, I love it and the fact that it felt like an indulgence at the time. I still wear it and will cherish it for many years to come.

Adelle's "biggest splurge", her diamond bangle and matching dress ring. 

Adelle's "biggest splurge", her diamond bangle and matching dress ring. 

What piece of Beaverbrooks jewellery are you currently lusting over? 

I love our new 9ct Rose Gold Diamond and Morganite Drop Earrings – the delicate and beautiful pink stone is truly stunning and comes with a matching pendant and dress ring.

The collection still features diamonds (my favourite!), but with a very different look and feel to my classic solitaire diamond jewellery.

Some of our 9ct Rose Gold Morganite and Diamond pieces looking pretty in pink. 

Some of our 9ct Rose Gold Morganite and Diamond pieces looking pretty in pink. 


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