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Date added: 09/08/2016 The Vamp Rio Collection: Bringing Summer to Life

The Vamp Rio Collection: Bringing Summer to Life

At John Pass, we are extremely excited about the new Vamp Rio collection, so we wanted to speak to the figureheads of the brand and see what inspired the summer collection. We were lucky enough to have a chat with Camille, the Creative Director of Vamp London, and she gave us the dirt on the new collection and the inspirations for Vamp Rio.

Vamp Rio Collection

What were the main influences behind the brand?

An attraction to mystery in all its form lie at the heart of Vamp London. Every collection is rooted in our passion for hidden depths, seductive secrets and enigmatic personalities. This was inspired by the beautiful Venetian masquerade and is the reason why we made the mask our signature symbol. All our jewellery is adorned with the mask which is our talisman of individuality and a reminder that your stories, secrets and mysteries are worth celebrating.

Why Rio?

The world has been getting ready for a summer of sports, festival and sunshine and Rio is the destination on every one’s lips! The Rio Collection is inspired by the electric theatre of Brazilian lifestyle and channels the vibes and spirit of summer.

If you had to sum up the collection in five words?

-Sun-kissed

-Brazilian

-Elegant

-Timeless

-Boho-Chic

Rio Collection

What is your favourite piece from the collection and why?

Can I choose two? I adore the front to back Rio earrings, they are so simple yet so striking. I have the yellow gold ones and love pairing them with a little black dress for instant edgy rock look. And every time I wear them I get a compliment (which is always nice!) My second favorite has got to be the ankle chain, it is so sparkly and is such a nice touch when I am wearing sandals.

What is a Vamp London customer like?

We recognise that all women are many things at once but all appreciate individual designs, sumptuous quality and everlasting elegance. The Vamp London customer is an independent women, confident in her own style that she creates without the need to follow trends. She is elegant and always choose splendour above all else.

What celebrities would you align the style of the collection with?

Rio is so diverse, I’d love to see women with attitude such as Cara Delevigne layer multiple bracelets and necklaces for an edgy rock look on the party scene. But I could also see it on gorgeous Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen who is the perfect embodiment of boho-chic beach style.

Do you favour wearing the pieces alone or stacking them up?

The beauty of the Rio Collection is that we can do both, so this is exactly what I do! During the day I go for multiple layers in different finishes, it makes a simple outfit so much more interesting and the sparkles are very eye-catching. For dates night or evening soirees I am an adept of “less is more” so I’d lean towards a more simple look with one necklace (long or short) and a couple of bracelets.

What can we expect from your next collection?

Of course we cannot reveal too much, the next collection will be launching soon and you know how we like to keep our secrets! However do expect striking stackable designs with graphic architectural lines, crafted with the detailed precision of fine diamond jewellery. We are so excited and cannot wait for the big reveal.

We don't know about you but we can't wait to see what else Vamp London have in store for collections to come.

The Team at John Pass

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Date added: 09/08/2016 The Compact Gift Guide for Him

The Compact Gift Guide for Him

As part of this series of posts, we will be creating an easy to shop gift-guide for all the special people in your lives in an easy to read, manageable format with something to suit all price brackets and age groups. I will be looking at the male gift guide with a breakdown in terms of age group and interest relevance, although these are obviously not set in stone and there is movement across these subcategories.

Under 30's:

Men's CufflinksMen's Cufflinks

For the professional man who spends a lot of time in suits or attending functions, what better gift than a quirky yet smart set of cufflinks that can adapt for business and pleasure. If you're thinking of something more subtle, then why not try something more classic, like this Links of London pair. Woven and leather bracelets have become a real hit in recent years with younger males, and here at John Pass we stock a large selection. From a black braided style, like this, to statement Anchor and Crew pieces. Anchor and Crew combines Great British naval heritage with an eye for evolution and modern movement. The outcome for the brand is a wearable range of day-appropriate wrist-wear, accessible here and in-store.

30's - 60's:


Pens and PencilsDartington Glitz Brandy GlassesRotary Timepiece

A pen is the perfect gift for someone who isn't necessarily jewellery minded but appreciates fine things. We offer a wide range of pens and pencils in every style. Have a look at our selection, and don't forget a planner (an essential for every organised male). Whether it be a festive gift or a gift for someone with appreciation for liquers, a glass set is always a well received gift and can be viewed here. A close family member or friend, a classic timepiece like this Rotary number is a fail safe for day wear. On a slightly higher budget, how about a stainless steel, black dial Longines number.


The Watch Lover:

Wolf Watches TAG Heuer Formula 1 Watch

Has that special man in your life got a penchant for his automatic watch collection? What better gift than a watch winder to keep the power running when it's not in use. Look no further than Wolf's watch winders on our website here. Or, if they are still working on their watch collection, why not make this an occasion to remember and spoil them to a classic timepiece, from Rotary or Omega, we have something to suit every watch lover - from beginner to intermediate. The Tag Heuer Formula 1 watch is a favourite for swiss watch collectors, but also a fantastic, wearable step into designer watches.

If you're struggling to find something special and think we could be of help, give us a call or pop into one of our stores and we can select the perfect gift for the occasion.

The Team at John Pass

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Date added: 08/08/2016 The Compact Gift Guide for Her

The Compact Gift Guide for Her

So a special celebration is coming up and you're stumped as to what to buy for a special lady in your life. Here are some suggestions, catering for all price brackets. Whoever it is, we have something to suit everyone.

Bracelets:

Chlobo Bracelet

Image: Chlobo

Most women would be happy to receive a new bracelet as a gift, and Chlobo's current range encompasses a modern taken on dainty jewellery and gives a nod to the bohemian vibes of Bali (where the grounding for the brand began). Something like this star bracelet is likely to be a crowd pleaser, especially amongst the 15-25 age group. Thinking more sophistication and a classic piece, then go for something like this gorgeous Swarovski dainty bracelet.

Earrings:


Hot Diamonds Earrings

Image: Hot Diamonds

Women love earrings and they can make a really special and sentimental gift. Whether it be something classic and timeless, like these Jersey Pearl numbers or a drop pair that is guaranteed to transform any outfit and add that wow factor.


Timepieces:

Henry London Watches

Image: Henry London

Watches are a great gift and can really help finish off a look. Whether it's a fashion forward rose gold offering, like this Henry London watch, or a timeless piece for everyday wear, like this Longines number. Feelings extra generous? Why not check out our pre-owned watches and give someone a gift that they will never forget.


If you're struggling to find something special and think we could be of help, give us a callor pop into one of our stores and we can select the perfect gift.


The Team at John Pass

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Date added: 30/06/2016 Pandora Gold Event on Saturday 2nd July 2016 at John Pass Jewellers in Crewe

You're invited to our Pandora Gold Event at John Pass Jewellers in Crewe

Pandora Gold Event

Date added: 28/12/2015 New Year Opening Hours

Christmas/ New Year Opening Hours

Our Christmas/ New Year Opening Hours in Crewe are:

  • Tuesday 29th December 2015 - 9 am to 5.15 pm
  • Wednesday 30th December 2015 - 9 am to 5.15 pm
  • Thursday 31st December 2015 - 9 am to 3 pm
  • Friday 1st January 2016 - CLOSED
  • Saturday 2nd January 2016 - 9 am to 4.45 pm
  • Sunday 3rd January 2016 - CLOSED
  • Monday 4th January 2016 - Normal Hours Resume

Our Christmas/ New Year Opening Hours in Newcastle are:

  • Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th December 2015 - 9 am to 5 pm
  • Thursday 31st December 2015 - 9 am to 3 pm
  • Friday 1st January 2016 - CLOSED
  • Saturday 2nd January 2016 - 9 am to 5 pm
  • Sunday 3rd January 2016 - CLOSED
  • Monday 4th January 2016 - Normal Hours Resume

For more information about our stores, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Date added: 28/12/2015 Website Deliveries

Website Deliveries Over The Festive Period

We will be despatching Website Order as follows:

  • Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th December 2015 - As Normal. Second Class Mail or Special Delivery
  • Thursday 31st December 2015 - NO ITEMS DESPATCHED
  • Friday 1st January 2016, Saturday 2nd January 2016, Sunday 3rd January 2016 - NO ITEMS DESPATCHED
  • Monday 4th January 2016 - Normal Deliveries Resume

If you select Special Delivery on any of the dates we are not despatching, we will post on the next despatch date and you will receive the day after so if you want an urgent delivery, please bear this in mind when ordering

Date added: 22/12/2015 ​Technical difficulties

Sorry for any inconvenience

We are currently suffering from a few technical difficulties on our checkout.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Please contact us at Crewe on 01270-214157 or Newcastle-under-Lyme on 01782-631076.

Date added: 22/12/2015 Google Map for Crewe

Google Map for Crewe Update

As at 22nd December, we are aware that the Google Map showing the location of Crewe shop is incorrect. We are getting this re set as soon as possible.

In the meantime, the address and post code is correct so will work in your Sat Nav.

Also, if you do a Google Map search for CW2 6DT, you will get to the correct location that way.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Date added: 15/12/2015 Rolex Mentor & Protégé Arts

Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative

The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative brings artistic masters from seven disciplines together with highly promising young artists for a year of creative collaboration in a one-to-one mentoring relationship. Rolex pairs mentors and protégés in the fields of architecture, dance, film, literature, music, theatre and visual arts in a unique creative exchange that is in keeping with its tradition of supporting individual excellence.

Discover more on https://www.rolexmentorprotege.com.

Date added: 13/12/2015 Sunday Opening Hours

Sunday Opening Hours - John Pass Jewellers

Our hours on Sunday are 10am to 4pm NOT 4.30pm as shown on our website.

SORRY for the inconvenience caused.