Cotton and Gems encapsulates what I stand for. The ‘Cotton’ of Cotton and Gems is me – Clare Cotton. Some people think jewellery is just for show but for me it’s so much more. Jewellery should reflect your spirit and personality.
I have had a love and passion for jewellery all of my life and I have grown up in a family where jewellery has been a fundamental part of our lives. Because of this I have been able to draw upon personal experiences to gain an understanding of what customers want and subsequently select pieces that are stylish with impeccable design.
After following my father into the jewellery trade I started my career training in retail, excelling in customer service before going on to run a small family jewellers. With an extensive knowledge in all aspects of the retail trade, from management to buying, I wanted to explore the jewellery world further and decided to learn about wholesale and manufacturing, working for an exclusive Italian manufacturer who designed for such high profile retailers as Tiffany’s and Links of London. Being responsible for the full creative portfolio, I have been been credited with successfully modernizing the brand’s design and steering the company through the next stage of growth and design evolution at the forefront of the British retail jewellery scene.
With my latest venture, Cotton and Gems, I am sharing my life long passion for jewellery by launching my online jewellery boutique, offering Cotton and Gems gifts and its own exquisite jewellery collection in addition to housing an exclusive new platform for established luxury jewellery brands and a new generation of designers that reflects my fundamental and ongoing commitment to bringing sophisticated, stylish design to any wardrobe, whatever the occasion.
When you buy from Cotton and Gems you will receive a quality service from the moment you choose one of my pieces to the minute you feel your personally selected piece in your hand. Every order is treated with the same degree of attention to detail, as I understand how pleasurable it is to give and receive such beautiful gifts. Because of this all of your orders are lovingly and carefully packaged in quality gift presentation boxes and bags and tied with ribbon reflecting my desire to make your purchase unique. We hope that you enjoy your shopping experience with us and are on hand to assist with any questions or requirements you may have. Please contact us by clicking here. Contact