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Custom Design and Commissions
A commissioned handmade custom designed ring or piece of jewellery is the ultimate statement of your individuality andcharacter. With our own in-house designer and access the UKs specialist makers, we can guarantee to create a unique high quality item to meet your desires.
This is a speciality for which we have become renowned with our customers referring and recommending their friends and family onto us on a regular basis.
Perhaps you have been left some jewellery by someone close and would love to keep the history and memories but turn them into an item you would wear with pride. Come and have an informal chat where we will run through the possibilities and give you the best guidance to help you decide how you would like the jewellery used.
It may be as simple as repairing or rebuilding the items to their original design or redesigning and remodelling the piece to give it a modern contemporary feel, or starting from a blank canvas and designing a completely new piece of jewellery using stones or other elements of the original.
Whichever way you choose to go you can be assured we will treat the pieces with utmost respect and when finished the new handmade creation will be a compliment to the originals.
When you don't know exactly what you want but know you want something different, contemporary and handmade, then our in-house design team can talk you through all of your options. We take time to listen, find out a little about you, your lifestyle, your likes and most importantly your dislikes. From there we will come up with some ideas and develop those along with you until we find the design you love.
Every handmade design or remodelling project is unique and therefore impossible to put a cost on until it has been defined. If you have a budget to work to it's best to be upfront about it at the initial consultation as we can advise on the best way to work within your comfort zone.
We do not charge for consultations or design work and will give you a fixed price once a final design has been agreed.
We'd love to help make your dreams become reality so why not make an appointment for a no obligation consultation?
Pebbles Jewellery Valuation Service
At Pebbles we are very proud to work with Scotland's premier jewellery valuation consultant, Adrian S Smith FGA Jewellery Valuations.
Adrian S Smith FGA is an independent jewellery valuation consultant providing a comprehensive jewellery valuation and appraisal for private clients and some of Scotland's most eminent jewellers.
Adrian is the founding member of the Association of Independent Jewellery Valuers. In addition, he is actively involved in gemmology education in Scotland as a member of the manangement committee of the Scottish Gemmological Association. He is also a member of various associations in the USA, including the National Association of Jewellery Appraisers (senior member) and is a senior accredited gemmologist and a member of the Board of Govenors of the Accredited Gemmologist Association.
Adrian does not buy and sell jewellery or accept renumeration from insurance companies, brokers, lawyers or any other associated industries. In adopting this stance he remains totally independent, unbiased and objective.
Why you should have your jewellery valued regularly
A valuation and appraisal of your treasured items is so much more than a listing of their values. It provides you with peace of mind that in the event of a loss, the detailed description of the missing item will allow a fitting replacement to be supplied. The schedule provides proof of ownership. This is useful when a claim is made against any unspecified items on your insurance policy.
Do you realise that if you cannot prove that stolen jewellery belongs to you, it can, in some cases be returned to the suspected burglar? The detailed descriptions and images in your jewellery valuation report, help the police identify your items and return them to their rightful owner.
It is important that your jewellery valuations are kept up to date as the value of precious metals and gemstones can increase quite dramatically. If your jewellery is undervalued you will find it difficult to replace with equivalent pieces as your insurance company may only pay out the lower valuation. We recommend that your jewellery is re-valued every 3 - 4 years.
To find out more about our jewellery valuation service or to have your treasured items valued please contact us on 01506 826863 or email email@example.com
This week is your last chance to grab a bargain in Pebbles Edinburgh's Clearance Sale before the shop closes on Saturday 1st March.
The lease on our Edinburgh shop is coming to an end and although we have been looking for an alternative location we have been unable to find anything suitable.
We would like to thank all who have shopped with us in Edinburgh for your support and invite you to take advantage of the HUGE savings in our Clearance Sale.
These are just a few examples - there are lots more in the shop so please call in this week and bag yourself a real bargain!
Valentine's Day can be a touchy subject.
Do you go for it all hearts and flowers or is it just another commercialised out-dated tradition?
It's a dilemma - you should show your love every day not just on one specified day. But if you ignore it are you destined for the dog house?
Here at Pebbles we are big softies and welcome any excuse to give and receive gorgeous jewellery - whether it's cheap and cheerful or outrageously extravagant.
If you need inspiration for valentine's Day - or any other day - here's our pick of the best.
So whether you celebrate Valentine's Day or not there's always an excuse (reason) to treat someone you love to gorgeous jewellery.
With our January Sale almost over I have got to wondering if we have become a nation of bargain hunters because we have less money to spend or because we have been convinced never to pay full price for anything?
As a result of some retailers running almost constant sales have we lost the ability to see the value of anything unless it is reduced?
As a business we have taken the view that to sell an item for Christmas then reduce it a week later was morally wrong and unfair to our customers.
However, this year we have succumbed to pressure and have drastically reduced selected items of jewellery and handbags.
As soon as this was announced our website and phone lines were red hot as people snapped up bargains.
So I am left wondering has retail been it's worst enemy?
By promoting the idea that to pay full price is somehow foolish and unnecessary has retail (and the media) left consumers confused and unable to judge the real value of a product?
I'd be interested to hear your views.
Those of you that know me, know how much I love a statement ring so you can imagine my excitement when I opened the delivery of a range of exclusive silver jewellery all the way from Greece.
Designed and handmade by a small collective of Greek artisans these amazing ranges also include earrings and necklaces.
Working in silver and 22ct gold plate, these very talented designers, produce amazing statement pieces of jewellery that are sure to turn heads every time you wear them!
To view this EXCLUSIVE collection pop in to Pebbles Bo'ness and I know you will love it as much as me!
We would like to say say a HUGE thanks to all who came to our Exclusive Pebblettes Xmas Party last night.
For those of you that sadly couldn't make it here is a wee taster of the fun filled night of exclusive discounts and surprise extra savings (guests pulled a cracker at the till to find out how much extra discount they would get - some people saved an additional 25%!!). Santa himself even made an appearance bearing gifts for lucky guests!
Among the most popular items were our Fabulous Rew scarves.
The edgy style of Bjorg caught the eye of many of our guests.
Thank you again to everyone that helped to make it such a memorable evening, and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.
Danielle, Val and Kevin x
Christmas is fast approaching and we are getting ready for it with lots of exciting new products at Pebbles.
It's a busy time for us at the moment as new products arrive on an almost daily basis in preparation for all our lovely Christmas shoppers - it still seems a long way off but it's not really (note to self - must be more organised this year).
We are delighted and excited to have the quirky edgy fashion brand - Bjorg jewellery back.
Popular with celebrities such as Rhianna, Kelly Rowland, and Cheryl Cole to name a few, you're in good company when you wear Bjorg jewellery.
For those of you who like to add a bit of sparkle to your outfit, the SPARK range of silver and crystal jewellery featuring SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS is perfect. We love these long shimering statement earrings.
There are also some exciting additions to the range of REW scarves in cosy fleece and in colours to brighten up and complement any outfit. These gorgeous scarves fasten with a single button and are so easy to wear - we love them!
We'll have more exciting new products to show you soon.
See you soon
Have a browse through the range and you will find Symbols and signs refreshed with on trend mixed metals and delicate pave details. Layer up for a tailor-made look.
You will find marquise shapes illuminated with vibrant crystals creating a chic and contemporary style.
Many pieces feature smooth rounded forms adorned with sparkling cubic zirconia and crystal for understated glamour.
You'll love the Galaxy inspired designs with clusters of tiny gems.
See you soon.
This is a transcript of a feature in the Bo'ness Journal & Gazette on Friday 26th April 2013, reporting on Pebbles move to larger premises in Bo'ness. (Words by Esther Hutcheson, images by Gordon McBrearty)
A 24-carat gem of a jeweller's shop
Pebbles' passion for jewellery sparkles as brightly as the diamonds it sells and this family run Bo'ness firm's new premises are almost four times larger that previously, allowing it to showcase even more unique, high quality designs.
Expectations are not just met, but exceeded, by husband and wife Val and Kevin Trotter, and daughter Danielle who offer the highest level of expertise and customer care at their centrally located shop at 43 North Street.
They aim to be the wedding ring specialists for the West Lothian and Falkirk area, offering what they believe to be the widest choice in the region.
Couples have a comfortable consultation area in which to discuss their wishes, with the ever popular in-house bespoke design service available.
Pebbles opened in Bo'ness in 2005 before expanding into Edinburgh and has twice been voted by customers and industry peers as an "Inspiring Independent Jewellers" (2011 and 1012).
It has also been named as a "Retail Star" by a trade magazine.
Pebbles' impressive contemporary stock range boasts rings, neck and wrist wear, earrings and accessories, including French, Swiss, Italian, German and British designers.
Customers will find unusual, eyecatching pieces attractively displayed, many exclusive to Pebbles, which also prides itself on supporting emerging and new talent.
While items of jewellery can cost hundreds or thousands of pounds, at Pebbles fashion pieces start from £15 and silver jewellery from £20, ensuring there is something to suit every budget.
And a very gnerous loyalty points system has just been launched, giving one point for every £20 spent. Reach 10 points and there is 10 per cent off your next purchase.
Val, Kevin and Danielle are all trained in jewellery and have a combined 50 plus years experience, so customers can be assured they are in safe hands.
Should you have a special idea for your own unique piece of jewellery, the Pebbles team will work with you to bring it to friution.
The team's opinion is well regarded within the jewellery world, so much so, they have sat on judging panels and been invited to speak at trade shows.
On what makes their business stand out from the crowd, Val says: "I think the product offering is different - it's unusual, not what you can find everywhere. Lots of our designs are exclusive and we like to surpirse people with what we have.
"Quality we insist on, and in terms of expertise, we know what we are talking about.
"We get to know the designers, to know the back story to a piece of jewellery.
"At Pebbles it's the whole package that sets us apart, including how to look after your purchases."
The new North Street shop sells and fits replacement watch batteries and the team can arrange for repairs and valuations to be carried out.
And if you have pieces of family jewellery tucked away that you would love to wear but they are the wrong size, or you wnat them incorporated into a different piece, a remodelling servie is available.
Testament to its sucess, the growing family firm which started in Bo'ness and has kept its main branch in the towm now has customers from all over the UK and beyond.
They, and new shoppers, can keep updated on a daily basis by following Pebbles on Facebook and Twitter, via email bulletins and byy visiting its website at www.pebblesjewellery.co.uk There you can find details of the new online loyalty scheme.