Have You Met Miss Jones Jewellery

One of my favourite home-ware finds this year was a ceramic pear from the team at Have You Met Miss Jones. It now takes pride of place in my room and even inspired me to line the drawers of my wardrobe with wrapping paper that features an illustrated pear print: true story! Such is my love for Have You Met Miss Jones’ ceramic and signature white bone china figurines that I was inspired to drop her a note saying such. Imagine my delight when I heard back with details of her new sterling silver jewellery collaboration with Gareth Hughes; a young jeweller who has worked with the likes of ksubi and Michelle Jank. wowsers!

Best of all, Have You Met Miss Jones agreed that BusinessChic was the perfect place to unveil its new jewels and new ceramic pieces, commissioning me to style and photograph some of its new pieces available for purchase online, just in time for Christmas. As such here is the first of a few posts sharing the pieces that I thought were particularly business chic and a nice way to add some delightful detail to a work ensemble. Check out the images below inspired by the iconic Coco Chanel!

The iconic Coco Chanel favoured a uniform of chic black dresses accessorised with layers of costume jewellery

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Thanks to Jennifer Jones of Have You Met Miss Jones who took the time to answer a few of my questions about her new jewellery line and personal work style!

1. Congratulations on the launch of the first Have You Met Miss Jones jewellery collection! How did this collaboration with Gareth Hughes come about?

The collaboration came in a really round about way. I knew Gareth was a jeweler and had extensive experience in making resin jewellery. The first concept was to do a range of our best selling bone china items in resin and we experimented with this for a few months. However, we realized that the beauty of our bone china was its pure white aspect. By this point the creative juices had started flowing and through lots of discussions we began thinking about a range of Miss Jones jewellery that mirrored our design atheistic. Once we focused on this, we managed to narrow it down to a simple and concise first collection.

2. What is a typical day for you?
We start the week with an office meeting where we plan and discuss what we need to achieve that week. From this point everyone gets their own ‘to do’ list and we work pretty much independently. As we’re in an open office there is always discussions occurring and we usually have lunch together. I tend to clock off early so I can take the dog for a run then catch up later from home after dinner. Gareth is an early riser so he’s the first in the office every day.

3. What do you like to wear: (a) to work; (b) to a work-related function with clients?

We keep work very casual and I have worn the same ‘uniform’ for years – white Converse, t-shirts either by Jac&Jack or Superfine and either man style chinos or dark denim. I’ve always been a tomboy at heart!
For work functions I love a blazer, layered necklaces, skinny black jeans and a pair of heels.

“A fashion that does not reach the streets is not a fashion.” ~ Coco Chanel

Samantha wears a sterling silver multi-button necklace from Have You Met Miss Jones, black dress by Bento and shoes by Manolo Blahnik.

Stay tuned to Business Chic for more pieces from Have You Met Miss Jones‘ new collection or check out her website and see if you can guess which of the too cute pieces I’ll be featuring next 😉

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