Based in Cheshire, established in 2016, Jennifer Gibson Jewellery is a brand that is making a name for itself in the vintage world, both at home and abroad.
With a strong following from celebrities, stylists and trendsetters – such as Nicole Kidman, Anne Hathaway, Joely Richardson, Tess Daly, Nicky Hilton Rothschild and Suki Waterhouse – its work has already graced the pages of some of the UK’s biggest publications.
Jennifer Gibson has appeared in Vogue, Tatler and Harper’s Bazaar – to name but a few.
No stranger to such world class affiliations, the brand is already stocked in the Fenwick department store on London’s Bond Street and at the world-renowned V&A museum.
Now, Jennifer Gibson Jewellery joins the ‘jewellery destinations’ of three Selfridges department stores in London, Manchester and Birmingham.
“As career highs go (and incredibly, there have been a fair few of these over the last 18 months), this one is a real dream come true for me,” says the firm’s eponymous founder and vintage jewellery expert Jennifer Gibson.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to bring my unique brand of vintage to Selfridges in three truly stunning, one-of-a-kind collections, which will also be available online.”
Oxford Street, London
For Selfridges’ historic Oxford Street store, Jennifer has put together a 31-piece edit, which is a real celebration of costume jewellery.
“It’s all about timeless glamour and elegance, with exquisite jewels ranging from mid-century to the 1990s,” she explains.
“This exclusive edit includes effortlessly chic crystal collars, eye-catching shoulder duster earrings, delicate chains with quirky charms and some exceptionally beautiful vintage trinkets, including an enamelled Russian silver box and a crystal-embellished handbag mirror.
Exchange Square, Manchester – and – The Bullring, Birmingham
“For Selfridges Manchester Exchange Square and Birmingham, we’ve gone full on designer with catwalk cool of the 80s and 90s, celebrating the cult age of the supermodel.
Both collections feature high-end pieces of designer jewellery from legendary Parisian couture houses, Chanel, Dior and Givenchy, including some incredible golden oval Christian Dior earrings, identical to those worn on the runway in 1991 by the legendary Linda Evangelista.
There’s a bold mix of dazzling gold, white crystal and classic pearl pieces and more than a little logo love for those that like to say it with a name.”
Growing up in the Manchester area, Jennifer has an emotional connection to Exchange Square, where her mother ran a successful antiques business in the 80s and 90s.
“I spent my teenage years immersed in the wonderful world of antiques and developed a lifelong obsession with vintage jewellery.
“Weekends were invariably spent searching for vintage gems and working in the family business.
“Returning to Exchange Square this year with a rather special vintage collection of my own feels very much like I’ve come full circle.”
Voted the ‘Best Store in the World’ an incredible four times (the only store to boast this unique accolade), the Selfridges name is synonymous with style, creativity and innovation.
Since the Oxford Street store famously threw open its doors in March 1909, Selfridges has always strived to do things differently.
As Jennifer explains: “When Harry Gordon Selfridge realised his dream, he left an indelible mark on the face of the retail industry and completely transformed the way we shop. And his legacy of change lives on.
“Selfridges continues to reinvent retail with its ground-breaking new campaign, Project Earth.
“Launched in August, Project Earth has already been hailed as one of the industry’s biggest and best green campaigns.
“Putting sustainability at the heart of everything it does, Selfridges has shown a real commitment to change the way that its customers shop and I’m delighted to be part of the store’s new Closing the Loop edit and brilliant Resellfridges offering.”
Jennifer Gibson Jewellery can be found online and in store at Selfridges (Oxford Street, London; Exchange Square, Manchester; and The Bullring, Birmingham).
(image credit: Vanitas Life)