Wouldn’t you though?
If you’re looking to create something special for Christmas, India Mahon is your woman. The Stow-on-the-wold based jewellery designer is one of the most talented women I’ve come across. Featured in Vogue, her fair trade designs have an Indian influence – the rough cut gems, the gold, the vibrant colours, the delicacy. They’re just stunning.
Word has slowly been filtering out of the Cotswolds (you know what, I’ll take some credit for that!) and India has started working for other high end designers but the thrust of her own business, aside from the shop in Stow, is bespoke. So, er, hello Christmas, because this is your perfect excuse to get her to create something gorgeous for you or yours!
Just to give you a little visual smorgasbord of how gorgeous her jewellery is, check out this lot.
India’s background as a designer comes to bear strongly in the jewellery, how she presents it and even the shop itself – I love her shop window displays using Barbie. Last year our favourite airhead was literally in a gilded cage; this year she’s a jewellery fairy.
If you’re looking at this jewellery and thinking ‘it’s gorgeous but it’s too expensive’ think again. There are earrings in her shop for £35, and she’ll work with clients to hit a tight budget, so it’s well worth a conversation.
I’m a massive India fan and already have a beautiful bangle from her shop that for some inexplicable reason I Instagrammed on my favourite tree below (don’t judge me, I’m just being arty and ‘free’).
I have two rings from two grandmas, neither of which fit, that I’m going to take into her and see what beauty she unlocks in them. I totally rate her, and I think you will too.
India Mahon, The Old Sorting Office, Sheep Street, Stow on the Wold GL54 1HQ. Tel: 01451 830676. indiamahon.com