A bit about how Jewellery Lady started...

Once upon a time, there was a young couple who travelled from London to Mexico to visit their friend who lived there. The friend asked what they’d be interested in seeing in Mexico as he could then show them around. One of the things they were interested in was hand painted tiles. Luckily for them, this was a local speciality so he took them to a place where they could choose a design based on some hand painted plates, and the artists converted it into a tile design for them. The couple was very pleased with the sample tile they were presented with so they ordered some tiles for one day when they were grown up enough to be able to use them in a little house somewhere. 

Another thing the friend asked was: “Do you like silver jewellery?”. You see, he knew of a little town in the mountains in Mexico where they mine and manufacture beautiful Sterling silver jewellery. The 3 friends made the journey to Taxco, where they spent a day admiring all the beautiful wares created by local silver smiths. The girl was lucky enough that her husband bought her a birthday present (to this day the Birthday Bracelet is one of our best selling items!) and they also shopped for gifts for friends and family. 

From there the idea for a business opportunity came... the friends & family were delighted with their presents so the couple went back 5 weeks later with the sole purpose to shop for silver! That was in 2005, and the girl has been slowly growing her business ever since. She started by hosting jewellery parties and trading at market stalls, and in 2008 launched her first website, www.cholulaplata.com.

Once a year the couple travel back to Mexico to hand-pick new, unusual & beautiful items, along with replenishing their stock of some old favourites, like the Birthday Bracelet that was the seedling from which the whole business grew, and that we’ve stocked all these years! 

2012 Brought with it the opportunity to re-brand the business from Cholula Plata to the more memorable Jewellery Lady, along with the exciting new, trendier website www.jewellerylady.com.  

Furthermore, in 2015 we relocated our business from London back to the lovely Cape Town!  It hasn't been without its challenges (the website being a major one, but we're working on that so please continue to bear with us) but we're enjoying putting down our roots, establishing our brand and building our customer base in our new market.

I hope you grow to love Jewellery Lady as much as I do!

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Anélle Featherly 

 

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