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Meet Sheila at Loch Lomond

It’s Meet the Designer this week in Loch Lomond! This is your chance to meet Sheila, see all her very latest designs and ask her any questions you’ve had in your mind.

Meet Sheila at Loch Lomond 22-29 July 2017

Sheila will be showing her Dragonfly collection, lovely for summer, and her new Salmon pieces. Think of relaxing days beside Loch Lomond…  She’ll also be taking some exciting high value rings with her.

Making Dragonfly

Sheila has been working on Dragonfly for several months and the collection is now complete with various pendants, stud and drop earrings and gold pieces. Come to Meet the Designer if you’d like to see the new Dragonfly ring!

Sheila's Dragonfly sketchesEnamelling Dragonfly

Sheila created a new enamel colourway for Dragonfly. This colourway includes soft blues, turquoises and pinks for the little silver wings. The enamellers then have the challenge of getting the colours on all the wings symmetrical, not as easy as it looks! After each wing has been filled with tiny grains of glass the Dragonfly is fired. Then it’s back to the jeweller for polishing. All much more humane than it sounds!

Firing DragonflyPolishing Dragonfly

High Value Rings

As well as Dragonfly and her brand new Salmon design, you will be able to view a range of Sheila’s exquisite rings. Sheila will be taking rings in unusual precious metals such as white gold, rose gold and platinum. Some of the rings feature precious stones and diamonds, all set by hand.

RING selection for MeetThe Designer Lomond 2017

Trilogy is a beautiful ring, popular as an engagement ring, with three large diamonds. The image below shows Trilogy made in white gold. We also make it in rose gold, palladium, platinum and, of course, yellow gold.

TRILOGIE RING code DR132 in 9CT White GoldVENUS RING with Garnet SR224 in Yellow Gold

Sheila’s Venus ring is shown above with a deep red garnet, handset in yellow gold. If you prefer a sparkle a diamond Venus also looks wonderful. Like the Trilogy ring we also make Venus in different metals including rose gold, white gold, palladium and platinum. Getting the correct size for you is important…

Ring Sizing for a ring set - Meet Sheila and have your finger sizedOur Ring Sizing Stick - Meet Sheila and have your finger sized

Ring sizing is a fine art and we like to take the time to ensure a comfortable fit for you.  Sheila may want to know if your hand feels warm or cold while sizing as this can affect the fit. We make rings in almost all possible sizes so whatever your requirements we’re normally able to help.

Meet Sheila, Janice and the Lomond team

Karen and our manager, Janice, on right, have been busy getting the Lomond shop looking lovely. It’s a rather special year as we celebrate 15 years of Sheila Fleet in Loch Lomond! Janice can hardly believe it’s been so long, she remembers the opening day in 2002…

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It’s also a special year for Sheila, she’s celebrating 50 years in the jewellery industry! Where does the time go… To make it even more special Sheila has been chosen as one of only two jewellers to receive Scottish Gold.  Just up the road from Janice and her team, Scotland’s first gold mine is extracting gold from the hills around Tyndrum. Do ask about ordering a ring made in Scottish Gold when you meet Sheila…

GOLD DRAGONFLY EARRINGS E0240 in 9CT Yellow GoldSHEILA'S RINGS-Venus Ring in Rose Gold & Princess Ring in Yellow Gold

We have a competition and special offer running in our Lomond shop during Meet the Designer.

Enter our competition and you could win a Dragonfly pendant and £50 store Voucher. Sheila will draw the winner on Sat 29 July and all proceeds are going to Action for Children.

Sheila is also offering 10% promotion at Lomond on all her silver, gold, palladium, platinum and diamond jewellery and rings from 22-29 July. The offer excludes the charitable Daisies collections but includes all Sheila’s new designs.

Sheila, Janice and all the Lomond team look forward to welcoming you to Sheila’s concession in Jenners at Loch Lomond Shores. Do come along and meet Sheila!

Kathleen

Sheila’s son Martin grew up in and around the Orkney Workshop while cousin Kathleen remembers Sheila visiting her mother, Sheila’s older sister, with exciting new designs from a very early age. Between them Martin and Kathleen will keep you up-to-date with Sheila Fleet Jewellery news!

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