Man-made gems are soaring in popularity thanks to their impeccable sustainability and conflict-free credentials, and CARAT*’s are among the best in the world – its unique stones have such similar optical characteristics to natural ones, some experts admit to difficulty in distinguishing the two.
Founded by husband-and-wife team Scott and Heidi Thompson, CARAT*’s accessibly priced ear jackets, pendants and stacking rings have made it a favourite with celebrities and influencers including Olivia Palermo, Ellie Goulding and Lady Gaga.
A favourite with flapper girls and the silent movie stars of the 1920s, Ciro has been making high quality costume jewellery for over a century. The collections take an aesthetic lead from the world of fine jewellery, making the Burlington Arcade flagship a destination for celebrity and fashion stylists.
Ciro was the first company to bring imitation pearls to market – today it offers imitation, cultured and freshwater pearls – and uses AAA-quality cubic zirconia, which is hand-cut and polished by master diamond setters. It also boasts an unrivalled selection of clip earrings.