Almeida Gems was born from a love of pretty gemstones and a passion for attention to detail. Having seen my mentor and mother design and make jewellery, I’ve always had an appreciation for the beauty inherent in these beautiful gemstones and how the right setting or the right design can take a piece from merely pretty to absolutely stunning , – actually, I liken that to makeup but that’s a whole other blog post!
We believe that the right piece of jewellery, worn in the right way, also enhances a person’s natural beauty. It can enhance your sense of self, which in turn can enhance your experiences over an entire lifetime. On a smaller scale, it can also make or break an outfit, which in turn can make or break the experience of an entire event! At Almeida, we want to ensure the right piece finds the right person to give many decades of pleasure before being passed on to the next generation. As Elizabeth Taylor once said: "I’ve never thought of my jewellery as trophies. I’m here to take care of it and to love it, for we are only temporary custodians of beauty.”
At Almeida, we only deal in precious metals and precious gems as we believe that that is what YOU deserve. For too long, consumers have felt that if you want costume jewellery you can get it on a whim, but that a bespoke piece made from precious metals or precious gems is unobtainable. We want you to get the piece you love when you want it, not wait for an eternity or keep it as a pipe dream – after all, time waits for no man (or woman!). We don’t go in for pushy sales tactics; we are always available to work with you to design your bespoke piece, offer advice and answer your questions. After all, you DESERVE to be able to shop for bespoke luxury jewellery without feeling pressured in to a decision and know that you won’t be breaking the bank to do so. This passion for making the world of luxury jewellery come to you is why Almeida only deals in luxury pieces for all occasions and never in pretty costume pieces – our desire is to bring affordable luxury to your doorstep.