Collinson Jewellers is the diamond of Sunderland.
The multi award winning, family owned jewellers is the ‘go to’ in Sunderland for everything from statement pieces to classic diamond luxuries!
Collinson Jewellers offer something for everyone, with brands such as Michael Kors, Links of London, Pandora, Raymond Weil, Stephen Webster and Hearts on Fire - to name a few!
There’s always a warm welcome to be had on every visit from the lovely Harry Collinson, who opened the doors with his wife Sandra in 1981, and now runs the store with Harry Collinson Jnr. All of the staff are always happy to help and spend time getting to know each customer to suggest and provide the perfect product.
The friendly and superb service at Collinson’s can be enjoyed in their beautiful (VERY beautiful!) store - finished with dark oaks and shiny glass, it is a pleasure to shop in! There is a Links of London bar to design your jewellery opposite a pristine white Pandora counter, always full with all of the latest ranges.
(Above) Perfect for Valentie’s Day - Gorgeous Links of London necklace and heart candy heart charm available at Collinson Jewellers
But my favourite brands at Collinson Jewellers have to be Stephen Webster and Hearts on Fire.
(Above) Beautiful purple Sugalite Quartz Superstud collection from jewellery designer to the stars, Stephen Webster
(Above) Stephen Webster Mother of Pearl Superstud Dagger Collection - a classic twist on rock chick!
Stephen Webster’s statement pieces are dramatic and ooze glam-rock. Each piece boasts creativity and will certainly turn heads at any event! Collinson Jewellers already have the Spring (S/S 13) collection (above) in store - a piece from this gorgeous range would definitely score brownie points on Valentine’s Day!
Diamonds really are a girl’s best friend when they appear in a Hearts on Fire piece! The World’s Most Perfectly Cut Diamond® is available at Collinson Jewellers and once you’ve had your eye on them, no other diamond will compare. On top of the fact Hearts on Fire use only the highest quality diamonds, their craftsmanship is phenomenal. The method they use to cut and contour each diamond is top secret, though it produces ‘perfect proportions, perfect symmetry and perfect alignment’ for incomparable sparkle. On a visit to Collinson Jewellers, you will be able to see how Hearts on Fire got its name!
Harry Snr. showed me something in a Hearts on Fire ring that I will never forget… When looking at a regular diamond with a magnifying glass, its cut looks similar to that of 8 hearts with splits through the middle. Hearts on Fire diamonds are the only diamonds cut without those splits - the only diamond without a broken heart! Romance materialised in a diamond - it couldn’t be more perfect!
(Above) Beautiful 3 stone Hearts on Fire ring - past, present and future. A timeless piece.
(Above) Stunning platinum set Hearts on Fire ring
And not forgetting ‘him’ on Valentine’s day… Collinson Jewellers stock a carefully selected range of prestigious watches such as Raymond Weil, Citizen, Hugo Boss and Armani. Or why not treat him to a Tresor Paris bracelet from the gent’s range?
(Above) Swiss made Raymond Weil time piece available at Collinson Jewellers
Collinson Jewellers are amongst the most highly regarded retailers in Sunderland having been awarded Retailer of the Year two years running in 2010 and 2011, and currently hold Sunderland’s Retail Awards prestigious label of Jeweller of the Year 2012! They have recently been recognised by Theo Paphitis in #SBS and now feature on his website! Check it out here!
The lovely bunch at Collinson’s were also kind enough to donate some prizes for the auction at the recent Tribute to Joe McElderry event in aid of Variety, the Children’s Charity, and needless to say they helped us raise a fantastic amount for the charity.
You can find Collinson Jewellers online here, or find them at the top of Crowtree Road opposite Debenhams, Sunderland. Happy shopping!
[Images courtesy of Collinson Jewllers Facebook page, here]
I like cake, cheese and wine too much to give any of that up. Joined a gym last January, popped in twice. All year.
Less food, more exercise, would just be an unrealistic goal for me. Especially when January is when I need naughty indulgence most of all. Assignment and exam period has begun. 6 long months of it. Until I can finally graduate, say goodbye to Law, run away, and live the life of a King on a beach in St Lucia, cosmo in hand.
Well, something like that. Minus the running away. And the dream of St Lucia. But not the cosmo of course, that can stay.
But, this year I do finally get to say goodbye to Law, and hello to Marketing and PR! So a number of my resolutions are based on this very welcome transition…
1) Continue keeping a (relatively!) neat organiser - already verging on OCD with this one, so it shouldn’t be an issue
2) Have breakfast every day (this one seems to involve getting up before 12pm… Not sure how that will work out!)
3) Eat more fruit. Well, start eating fruit…
4) Keep on top of emails
5) Organise Summer before Summer
6) Blog more!
7) Make more time to catch up with people
8) Don’t leave assignments until 2 weeks before (even if it’s Law related and I’d prefer to chew wasps…)
9) Drink lemon water
10) Travel. Got wanderlust again, big time…
They’re all realistic and attainable. I’m going to set a monthly reminder of them on my phone so they don’t escape me! No excuses!
Happy New Year!
The Dunes Adventure Island was transformed into a Winter Wonderland for the arrival of Santa and his elves! The weekend was enjoyed by children and parents alike, and over £1000 was raised for Variety, the Children’s Charity!
The Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside were the first to welcome Santa to the North East, opening the grotto to the public. Both great supporters of Variety, the Children’s Charity, they also attended JAM’s Real Variety Superhero fundraiser at Ian Berry’s photo studio at the beginning of November - they’re sure to be on Santa’s Nice list!
Making Santa feel at home was the fantastic team at Best Dressed Rooms. Santa’s grotto was filled with sparkling Christmas trees, frosty snowmen and glittering gifts! The car park at The Dunes was jam packed with the cars and coaches that had brought children to see Santa, so Santa’s sleigh got the perfect parking spot in the grotto.
At this time of year, the elves are very busy in Santa’s workshop making toys, so unfortunately they couldn’t all come to The Dunes. But luckily, Nathan from JAM Marketing stepped in and dressed up as an elf to help Santa. Nathan looked brilliant (and a little bit hilarious!), as one of Santa’s helpers; he said, “I am always willing to do whatever it takes, to raise as much money as possible to help Variety, the Children’s Charity. If that means dressing up as the world’s largest elf for the weekend, then so be it!” Without the work and dedication of volunteers like Nathan, and all of the ‘Jammy Dodgers’ at JAM Marketing, the work that Variety does, and the happiness that it brings to sick, disabled and disadvantaged children would not be possible.
Throughout the day almost 150 children visited Santa, then it was play time downstairs in Adventure Island! The Dunes kindly donated from the purchase of each soft play or bowling alley entry fee to Variety, the Children’s Charity, which was a massive help in raising such a fantastic amount.
A Christmas tombola and an amazing raffle also helped to raise money for the charity, with prizes from Sunderland Football Club, The Metro Radio Arena, The Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, The Customs House, and many other generous businesses across the region.
Although Variety, the Children’s Charity, is a charity that desperately needs support for sick, disabled, and disadvantaged children all year round, JAM’s Nathan said, “it’s this time of year when it’s most important to make sure that everyone joins in with the festivities and shares the Christmas spirit!”
The help and support from businesses across the North East for this event was fantastic! Variety, the Children’s Charity, and JAM, would like to say a massive thank you, and a very Merry Christmas to them all!
To help a sick, disabled, or disadvantaged child in the North East have an extra special Christmas this year, you can give to Variety, the Children’s Charity, by texting JAMV99 plus the amount to 70070. All money received will go directly to disabled and disadvantaged children in the North East. Thank you!
[Charlotte Barron, 01/12/2012]
[Images by, and courtesy of, JAM Marketing]
Some children’s worries are more severe than losing points on Moshi Monsters, or having to eat vegetables for dinner.
Some children worry, “what if Mum isn’t here to get me ready in the morning?”, “what if I can’t get there without my wheelchair”, “is this hospital going to make me better?”. Unfortunately, some children struggle to enjoy life the way others can.
Variety Children’s Charity aims to change that! Every child should be given the chance to live their life to the full, regardless of any disability or disadvantage that affects them.
With the help of donations and fundraising, Variety Children’s Charity is able to provide wheelchairs and Sunshine coaches to help children not only in their day to day life, but as transport to fantastic events especially organised by the charity and its volunteers!
The charity’s work doesn’t stop there. They sponsor hospitals and facilities to ensure that children in need, get the best possible care available.
A major achievement for the charity was being able to support the 17 exceptional young athletes of Team GB Paralympics 2012. Variety believe in every child, and knows that with dedication, anything is possible!
“It’s an amazing cause!”, I hear you say! But such a phenomenal charity does require a lot of funding, and most of it comes from fundraising and volunteers. CUE THE REAL VARIETY SUPERHEROES!
The Real Variety Heroes is a week long event thought up by inspirational photographer Ian Berry, and supported by dedicated Media Agency, JAM Marketing. The week so far has seen participants dressed up as Super Heroes soaring through the sky (well, walking) all over the North East, collecting sponsorship and donations for sick, disabled and disadvantaged children.
JAM Marketing have already been flying around the region in search of donations… But they need your help!
Other companies who have thrown on their capes to raise as much as possible, include Trocaderos, Bar 44, The Cyprus Pub, Smooth Motion Pictures, The Dunes, Hungry Horace and The Demystifier!
But it’s not too late for YOU to soar away and raise as much money as possible! Jackie Marston at JAM Marketing has worked alongside the charity for 10 years and has seen what a difference every penny makes - there’s still a few days to dress up in your golden boots and super cape to raise as much money as possible! JAM Marketing are ready and waiting to sign you up; for a participation pack, call 0845 900 2127.
Although the event officially ends on Friday 9th November, money raised after that date still contributes towards a better quality of life for disabled and disadvantaged children in the North East. Donations can be made via Just Giving, www.justgiving.com/JAM-Marketing. Alternatively, simply text JAMV99 followed by the amount you’d like to donate to 70070.
Jackie Marston, JAM Marketing said, “hopefully, together we can give as many children as possible a brighter future”. So become a true superhero; have fun, dress up and change lives!
[Images courtesy of JAM Marketing and www.varietyclub.org.uk]