Packaging and Product Information
So many small businesses are leading the way at reducing wasteful and plastic packaging from our products, whilst not scrimping on style. Shutter Jewellery is working to be free of unnecessary plastic and generally making the business as eco conscious as possible. This includes sourcing materials from other small UK based businesses wherever possible.
Under each product description is information of how the item will be packaged. This will either be in a matt black card gift box or on a branding card backing card. Silver jewellery items come with a polishing cloth and care information so that you can keep your items looking as good a new for many years to come.
As each piece of jewellery has an original photo within the piece, a card is included with each jewellery item explaining the story behind the subject matter of the image.
Jewellery boxes are made in the UK by Norfolk based firm, Potters. This company has been producing boxes and packaging since 1846, using traditional skills and expert craftmanship. The boxes made for Shutter Jewellery are matt black card with silver foiling for a luxurious finishing touch.
Most of the printing such as backing cards, flyers and business cards is sourced from Walton-on-Thames based company Click, Save & Print.
All items are designed, made and tested by hand in the Shutter Jewellery studio in Walton on Thames. High quality materials are used and all jewellery, with the exception of hair accessories, are made from 925 sterling and 999 fine silver.
Note on glass charm items: Similar jewellers use resin for this type of piece, however I find this can discolour over time. I like to make my charms with glass for greater shine, quality and longevity plus the weight it gives to the charms helping them to sit correctly within the piece. The pictures are sealed to keep the colour bright and allowing the bracelet to get wet without any damage to the pictures within the charms.
Note on Butterfly items: There are many people who make jewellery from real butterfly wings and most of these makers do so ethically, using only the wing of butterflies who died naturally. Understandably, though, some do not feel comfortable wearing real animal products. These tiny photographs give you all the detail and colour of the real thing so you can wear all the beauty of the butterfly without any doubt that the only thing taken from the natural world was a photograph.
Sizes, chain lengths and information about catches and fittings are included within each individual item listing but please do get in contact if you have any questions. It's possible to provide bracelet and chain lengths different to those mentioned and provide other earrings fittings such as clip ons. Please let me know if you'd like something made especially for you using the contact form.