How it Began

How it Began

We should really be called Serendipity, for it all began as a happy accident - a chance meeting on a tropical island started a chain of events which nobody could have foreseen. Now Paula designs for some of the most prestigious Museum and Heritage shops in the world and produces new collections for this catalogue every year.

The Balinese families who produce our jewellery have become our friends and two very different cultures exist in almost perfect harmony!

About our jewellery

The majority of jewellery in The Paula Bolton Collection is hand-crafted in Bali by craftsmen whose skills have been handed down from generation to generation. Many of our pearl collections are sourced directly from families in China with their own pearl farms so our prices are very competitive.

The silver jewellery featured on The Paula Bolton Collection website is made from 925 sterling silver, often highlighted by 18 carat gold plate. We also produce copper designs embellished with silver which are clearly indicated. When the silver is over the required weight it carries a U.K. hallmark. A variety of semi-precious gemstones have been specially selected for their vibrant colours and delicate hues, including amethyst, garnet, peridot, iolite and citrine. For clarity of colour we have decided in some cases to use "Japanese" amethysts which are laboratory-grown from amethyst crystal. The pearls we use are freshwater pearls grown in the rivers and lakes of China. Swarovski crystal is occasionally used and we only use farmed coral.

All our jewellery is presented in high quality boxes and silver chains are included in the price of pendants. Many of our large brooches also have pendant loops at the back which gives the wearer greater versatility. Chains are not included with these.

On a personal note

Paula lives in a 16th century cottage in an idyllic village in rural Kent. She is married with two children and five grandchildren. A self-taught designer with very original ideas, Paula is influenced by her extensive travels, art, nature and her rapidly overflowing walled garden.

Descended from a long line of intrepid travellers, Paula's great grandfather was an adventurous entrepreneur and her father and grandfather were both born in Japan. Her mother's ancestors were Dutch merchants who sailed to the East in the 18th century.

Silver - Designer

Silver - Designer
Jewellery

Silver - Designer

Unique handcrafted silver jewellery set with semi precious gemstones including amethyst, peridot, iolite, moonstone, turquoise and others. Constantly evolving collections echoing today's need for something really different.
Silver - Great Artists

Silver - Great Artists
Jewellery

Silver - Great Artists

Paula's work on special museum and heritage projects has led to these wearable works of art. Tributes to Rembrandt, Vermeer, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Margaret Macdonald and the iconic Cheapside Hoard.
Silver - Past Glories

Silver - Past Glories
Jewellery

Silver - Past Glories

Flowing lines of Art Nouveau and geometric patterns of Art Deco are translated into statement pendants, earrings, rings and bangles.
Silver - Nature

Silver - Nature
Jewellery

Silver - Nature

Silver jewellery featuring the fragile beauty of our local flora and fauna from honeybees and swallows, to snowdrops and mistletoe, cow parsley, acorns and blackberries. Also the planet Jupiter.
Copper - Designer

Copper - Designer
Jewellery

Copper - Designer

Warm tones of copper with silver plated accents. This diverse collection includes Art related Margaret Macdonald & Charles Rennie Mackintosh inspirations, Japanese Lacquer, and a growing collection of animal jewellery including cats, elephants & hares.
Pearls.

Pearls.
Jewellery

Pearls.

An affordable pearls selection including timeless, elegant classic earrings and necklaces in white, pink, grey, black, bronze & champagne colours.

Resin - Wholesale only

Resin - Wholesale only
Jewellery

Resin - Wholesale only

We are now supplying our Resin Art Jewellary in wholesale quantities only.

This applies to our existing designs and Bespoke designs.

Existing designs of this high quality hand made resin jewellery include items inspired by Mondrian, Miro, Monet and William Morris. Also Cezanne and Van Gogh tributes, flowers & butterflies etc etc.

Please enquire about wholesale prices, minimum orders and our bespoke design service.