Olivia Esme Jewellery and Gifts, named after our young daughter Livvi, was started by myself and Laura in 2015.
Since starting in the jewellery and watch industry almost 30 years ago I had always dreamed of starting my own business, but like all dreams, time got in the way.
Laura studied jewellery design and worked on the benches designing and making her own jewellery for several years before then going into the retail side of jewellery. She still makes her own jewellery in a workshop at our home selling to friends and on Etsy.
I had been suffering a medical condition for many years which I tried not to let drag me down but unfortunately it eventually got the better of me and just last year I needed several emergency and life changing operations which left me unable to work.
It was then that I guess we decided that it was the perfect time to realise our dream and start our own business full time. Rather than sitting and using an illness and recovery as an excuse, we used it as a boost to do something we had always wanted to do. Using the contacts we had built over the years in the trade and knowing the quality of products they made we carefully chose the designers and brands we could trust and we built our website. Deciding on a name was simple, what was the most amazing thing that had happened to us? Our daughter Olivia Esme.
We hope everybody will find something in the store to suit their desires. Obviously we cannot put everything onto our site but we can source most quality items, whether it is Christening jewellery or engagement rings, please contact us and we are sure that we will be able to help you.
Simon, Laura & Liv.