Made in The Lakes – Necessary Angel
For lovers of the Lake District, a piece from The Mountain Range should be at the top of their Christmas list.
Having introduced The Mountain Range jewellery in the Guide Magazine in August, The Necessary Angel has now expanded the range to include commissioned pieces. An 18ct yellow gold Blencathra ring, platinum Crummock Water rings and a silver Wastwater Screes ring are all among the pieces going to some thrilled customers.
The designer-makers of this range, Deborah Cowin and Tessa Brown, are delighted with the response. And the increasing interest has also resulted in ongoing donations to Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs, who benefit from every sale.
Along with The Mountain Range, The Necessary Angel also has a stunning collection of handmade jewellery by over 50 of the leading designer-makers in Britain. On display are ranges made in silver, oxidised silver, gold detail, titanium and mixed metals along with 18ct gold and platinum jewellery, most of the latter being made by hand on the premises. Pieces are chosen to suit all contemporary tastes and budgets.
Deborah, the goldsmith and designer at The Necessary Angel, is a trained diamond grader specialising in one-off original pieces and personal commissions of jewellery. This can be a design using a stone that has been especially sourced for the piece, or one that includes precious stones that the customer already owns but would like re-modelled into something new.
Deborah explained: “We host a selection of contemporary jewellery that isn’t available on the high street, something different for our customers.
“We are an independent business, supporting independent designer-makers. Research shows that for every £1 spent with a small or medium-sized local business, approximately 63p stayed in the local economy, compared to only 40p with a high street chain store. So, not only will our customers get something special they will be helping the local community remain vibrant and attractive to visitors and residents alike.”
The staff pride themselves on being friendly and helpful, offering visitors to The Necessary Angel the chance to experience real personal shopping. But if you can’t make it to the Keswick shop in person, their website hosts a wide selection of jewellery, including new ranges and provides additional information on each piece to make your shopping as easy as possible.
For more information visit www.artangel.co.uk or contact 017687 71379