The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Bucks & Oxon Edition

Category: Jewellery

Win a £2850 diamond pendant!

25 Nov 2016

I have a delectable competition in December to warm your winter cockles – no, I’m not telling you, you’ll just have to wait and see! Until then though I thought I’d warm you up with a fantastic giveaway I’ve come across at the brilliant Biagio the Jeweller in Thame and Bicester involving nearly £3k of diamond cocktail necklace.

Check out this bad boy! It’s a 18ct white gold, green quartz and diamond necklace designed personally by Biagio, perfect for knocking your costume jewellery into touch as you chic up your Christmas party outfit, or for all those Ferrero Rochet ‘ambassador’ soirées you simply must attend.

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Want a wedding ring at 50% off? I do!

5 Oct 2016

When Mr Muddy and I got married the wedding ring was a bit of an afterthought. It was all about the diamonds, and we were just about exhausted with the whole process by the time Mr Muddy asked me whether I liked the rose gold or the stainless steel band that I did my Little Britain impression almost horizontal in my seat and said ‘I want that one’.

Wedding bands have moved on though, haven’t they – maybe it’s the ever-growing trend for all things personalised, or the fact that in second, third and subsequent marriages there’s less finger bling and more emphasis on the band itself.

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Blingin’ beautiful bespoke jewellery

3 May 2016

There are few jewellery designers I’d willingly drive more than 50 minutes to go and see, but India Mahon is definitely one of them. Her recently extended store in the lovely Stow-on-the-Wold – not exactly on a back street, but slightly away from the main shopping action –  is the kind of place you are unlikely to just stumble across on a visit to the Cotswolds, hence this post!

India came into my line of vision last year through the Muddy Stilettos Awards and have been watching her progress since.

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A Day in the Life: Biagio the Jeweller

17 Jun 2015

Always a pleasure to do a feature about things that sparkle.  Biagio the Jeweller has been the go-to store for diamonds and beautiful jewellery in Oxfordshire for the last 20 years, and it’s easy to see why when your read how hard he works! His energy levels are exhausting me. Pass me a reviving solitaire, will you?



6.30 I’m up and getting my youngest daughter Ava ready for school.

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Wedding ring-a-ding-ding!

26 Mar 2015


If you’re getting married, or know someone who is, you’ll want to know about this – the Biagio ‘Golden Ticket’ Wedding Rings event, which started last week and still has a couple of days to run until 30 March (so get a lick on!).

Basically you choose your wedding rings in store, and you get given a golden ticket which entitles you to between 10-50% off the wedding rings ordered.

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£3000 jewellery spree up for grabs!

12 Dec 2014

Ding dong! Just a quickie to see if you’re interested in winning a £3000 spending spree at Biagio the Jeweller before the end of the year? Basically if you go into either the Thame or Bicester stores between now and 31 December, someone is guaranteed to win £3000 to spend in store by 5pm on New Year’s Eve. You’re handed a QR code on a postcode as you enter the shop and you just take it to the till to see what you’ve won.

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