fantastic news!

We’re excited to announce, our first ever shop, in gorgeous Stamford, is now open!!!

It has been an exhausting, sometimes frustrating, but always rewarding few months since we started this process, but everything has finally come together in time for us to throw open the doors, just in time for Christmas.

(Of course – if you aren’t local to Stamford, you can still shop online!)

Read on to hear more about our next chapter…

Welcome to “The Little Workshop”

There are many advantages to running a successful, highly-rated online business, but there are some disadvantages too… Although we can chat to customers on the phone, via email, or on our Webchat – there’s no substitute for meeting people in person. It is the same with our jewellery – no amount of photographs and descriptions can replace seeing it in person; being able to hold it, touch it, and even try it on.

When I first started this business, as ‘FingerPrint Jewellery’ in 2006, I met every single one of my customers face-to-face, at local events and gatherings. The switch to ‘online’ was borne out of necessity – and although I have attended the occasional, annual event (and had a small part of the range available in selected John Lewis stores), I have mainly spent my days squirreled away in our Biggleswade Studio, alongside the rest of the Morgan & French team, making jewellery, working on new designs, and growing the business online.

It has been great fun – but I do miss meeting customers, so I have been quietly working on my top secret plan to open a proper, grown up, ‘bricks & mortar’ store, all of my very own… and here it is!

Why Stamford?

We live here, now, so it was the obvious choice! We are in love with Stamford and everything it offers. It has a real sense of independence and individuality about it, which is exactly why it is the perfect location for Morgan & French.

There’s a thriving ‘shop local’ culture (#ShopStamford), and a heap of other, really supportive local businesses – but, above all, Stamford is just such a fantastic town.

We have customers in all corners of the world that have wanted to visit us so now they can! And, they can take in beautiful Stamford and all it has to offer at the same time – so a win-win for everyone!

What’s in the shop?

You will be able to find examples and samples of pretty much everything we make – from our original ‘FingerPrint Jewellery’, ‘Ten Tiny Toes’ and ‘Little Picassos’, right the way through our collections of bracelets, Medical Alert jewellery, Memorial Jewellery, cufflinks, rings, Milestone jewellery, etc… The list goes on!

You’ll also be able to see all of our chains and leather colours / styles, and even have your ring sizing done so you know what size to order!

Last, but not least, we will also be offering a print-taking service in store! Back to our original roots, we will be on hand to take fingerprints and hand or footprints, ready to turn into fantastic jewellery for you. Appointments can be booked, really easily, online. Click here if you’d like to find a date and time that work for you!

Finally, I just wanted to say a big “Thank you” to all of our customers – it has been a really difficult couple of years for everyone, but we’ve loved hearing your stories, and really appreciate being trusted to make something really special for each and every one of you.

We truly believe that gifting should be thoughtful and meaningful. Unlike mass produced fashion pieces, our jewellery is individually hand made to order and destined to be kept forever. Gifts from the heart, made with with love and personalised with your chosen words, your prints, your special dates; capturing your thoughts, special moments and memories that are unique to you.

Come visit us in person at Morgan & French, 9a St George’s Square, Stamford, Lincs, PE9 2BN.

1 month to go…

With only a month to go until Mother’s Day on 31st March, we’re busy making each of your wonderful and precious pieces of sentimental jewellery each one lovingly handcrafted and gift boxed ready for you to give.

As everything we make can be personalised with your choice of words it makes our hearts swell to see how much you love your mum – as much as we love ours!

To help you pick your favourite from our wide range of beautiful personalised gifts, we’ve curated a special Mother’s Day collection on our website, highlighting some of our most popular and cherished keepsakes.

We know that sometimes it can be difficult to choose so if you need a little guidance or advice, our wonderful team are here to help you; just reach out to us (by web chat, email or telephone!)  – we LOVE talking to you about your ideas and how we can make your gifts as special as possible!

As a busy team of silversmiths, we thrive on creating your gifts within as little as 3-7 days! So, plenty of time to arrive for Mother’s Day!

We always let customers know that some of our best-selling gifts, such as FingerPrint and Little Picasso jewellery and keepsakes, are so popular because they are so unique. This means we need a little extra time to handcraft gifts made from your children’s drawings, fingerprints and handprints. We’d hate you to miss out, so please ensure we receive your order by 15th March 2019.

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And don’t forget! Use the code MUM2019 for 15% off all Mother’s Day Gifts.

THANK YOU from all of us – Nat, Tilly, Beth, Jo & Lisa x

Care of your Jewellery

Every piece of Morgan & French jewellery is personal to someone, but also special to us too. We take great pride & joy creating your beautiful gifts for you to enjoy and we want to make sure you are always happy with the pieces we create for you.

To keep your jewellery looking sparkling, please follow our care guide…

“Silver and other metals are prone to tarnish, this oxidizing process is a natural occurrence but some substances in our daily lives will speed the process up. Soap, hairspray, perfume, food, latex, perspiration and even the natural oils on our hands can tarnish metals more quickly. Some may even find their skin is more reactive with metals and find copper or silver tarnishes very quickly, sometimes within days. If this is the case you could apply a barrier, such as Renaissance Wax or a clear lacquer on the metal surface so that it isn’t in direct contact with the skin.

We recommend that you use a good quality jeweler’s silver cloth regularly as part of your jewellery cleaning routine for precious metals & we’ll include one of our “Magic Pads”with your jewellery which you will find useful for removing the cloudy film caused by perfumes etc on silver.

You should always remove jewellery before showering or swimming as metals can react with chemicals and chlorine. Never allow leather to get wet. Wet leather will stay damp inside and deteriorate from within, this will loosen the bond within the clasp and affect the strength and look of the leather. As with all jewellery, straps, links and clasps can be opened or broken if not treated with care. Please check your jewellery carefully when you receive it and contact us within 7 days if it is delivered faulty or damaged.”

2 months to go…

We may be getting ready a little early, however we’ve already seen orders come through for Father’s Day and we are so HAPPY to see this!

Luckily, our Twisted Typist collection only needs 3-7 days to turnaround, however some of our other collections such as our FingerPrint and Little Picasso jewellery and keepsakes need 2 weeks from when we receive usable prints/drawings and at busier times, this can be a little daunting for us in the studio!

We absolutely LOVE being busy, but it really is even better, when we have orders come in early enough for us not to get our panic on! At the moment, we’re just organizing our Father’s Day page to show you all, but in the mean time, I thought I’d share with you our ‘Gifts For Him’ jewellery and keepsakes. Is he difficult to buy for? We are sure we’ll have something in this collection he’ll be happy with!

Just click this link and it’ll take you to 3 pages of meaningful, thoughtful, beautiful one-of-a-kind precious gifts: For Him

THANK YOU from all of us – Nat, Tilly, Beth, Meg, Hannah & Lisa x

New designs by M&F

We’ve been working very hard on lots of new designs in the studio these last few weeks and we thought we’d show you behind the scenes what we’ve been up to…

 

 

We’re loving the personalised deep engraved cufflinks we’ve created and think they’d be perfect for any occasion!

 

We’ve also created some wonderful gold and rose gold slender fingerprint rings, which we will be adding to the final collection shortly.

 

But first, what do you think we should make? What else would you like to see? We’d love to know your design ideas too!

Valentine’s Day!

Traditionally people around the world celebrate Valentine’s Day by showing appreciation for the people they love. Some people take their loved ones for a romantic dinner at a restaurant while others may choose this day to propose or get married. Many people give greeting cards, chocolates, or flowers, particularly roses, on Valentine’s Day,

But a handful of very lucky loved ones will receive a gift handcrafted just for them from Morgan & French!

We have so many gift ideas that are absolutely perfect for Valentine Gifts, from rings with messages discreetly hidden to bangles and necklaces.

We’ve got just a few ideas below, but why not take a look at our whole collection here: Valentine’s Day collection

Heart Imprint Personalised Ring:

Personalised HALO Ring Necklace:

Personalised Deep Engraved Silver Cufflinks:

Chapter & Verse Story Bracelet:

Personalised Silver Cuff Bracelet:

Skinny Bangles:

Gifts for family

https://www.morganandfrench.com/66-for-family

We try and make our website as easy as possible for you to browse our jewellery collections – we’ve created gifts ‘for family’, which we think is just perfect! Why not have a look below or click on the link above to take a look at the whole jewellery collection for families.

Black Gold and Silver Fearne Necklace:

Identic Ten Story Bracelet:

Inked Monogram Circle Fingerprint Cufflinks:

Personalised Hex Bar Keyring:

Personalised Mama Pendant:

Personalised Silver Calendar Keyring:

Little Picasso Charm on a Chain:

Ten Tiny Toes Circle Charm on a Chain:

And if there are too many choices and you can’t decide, why not choose our Morgan & French Gift Cards – perfect!

 

From our heart to yours…

Morgan and French is fuelled by our appetite for creating original and unique pieces of quality jewellery. Never far from our sketchbooks, each design begins as the spark of an idea which evolves from a pencil drawing to a finished design. We love the process of experimenting with new designs, shaping the metals, exploring the way it’ll move and hang, and how it can then be personalised for the individual.

It’s a constant inspiration to us that the pieces we dedicate hours to creating will become something that whoever it’s for will treasure forever. Our pieces ignite wonderful memories, celebrate life’s special moments and tell a story.

So let’s meet the makers and find out each role in the studio at Morgan & French!

Natalie –

This is Natalie, she has been a key member of the studio team since 2012 and she is a Designer Silver Smith. She makes many of the Twisted Typist designs from start to finish and loves being super busy with Christmas being her favourite time of the year. She has a Chow Chow called Copper who she, and we, adore.

Beth –

This is Beth, if you have ever called the studio you will have chatted to Beth. She answers emails, receives your impressions and gets them ready for Tilly. She is also a dab hand with the engraving machine and all things technical; she also selects the music we listen to in the studio. Beth has two big dogs called Rocky and Molly who are both as soft as she is.

Hannah –

Hannah has been working at the studio since 2015 and she handles all our social media channels. She also answers all the enquiries on Not on the High Street and Hard to Find. Hannah is also Lisa’s PA and has been working on preparing all the product descriptions for the new website as well as being kept very busy with dispatching all the orders.

Tilly –

Tilly has been with us since 2014 and she makes all the FingerPrint Jewellery and Ten Tiny Toes Jewellery. Tilly is totally dedicated to her work and is meticulous in everything she does, she is a true perfectionist. She has two children and a dog, and her favourite past time to relax is fishing!

Meg –

Meg is our newest Silver Smith and she works with Natalie in the upstairs studio at the Old Fire Station making Twisted Typist jewellery from design to finished masterpiece. Meg has a very creative flair and designs beautiful pieces of jewellery incorporating hand cut silver feathers and silver reticulation.

Lisa –

And I’m Lisa Morgan, and I started FingerPrint Jewellery back in 2006 on my own, on my kitchen table. I’ve been post girl, customer services, designer, maker and tea girl and I’m now very proud to be part of a team, they simply are the best girls to work with and they are all so enthusiastic and proud of the journey we are making together.

So there we go, this is us – Morgan & French!

Happy New Year!

We hope you had a wonderful Christmas & New Year – we’re now back into the studio after just over a week off and feeling refreshed and ready to go! It’s not always easy getting back into the swing of things, but when you love what you do, it seems to be only natural to get back into the studio and start creating beautiful keepsakes for you all.

We’d just like to take the time to thank all our customers for a wonderful 2017, we’ve enjoyed every moment of it and we’d like to wish you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR! As always, thank you to all our customers who come back to us year after year, we are so proud and honored that you are so loyal to us when there are so many other companies out there.

Our new collection!

This last month, we’ve been very busy creating some wonderful new products for you to see – they’ve all gone through several remakes to get to this point! We’ve changed the dimensions, the typeface quite a few times, but now they are all perfect and we’re ready to introduce our new Deep Engraved collection! Don’t forget to let us know what you think to them all!

Name Bar Necklace – now who doesn’t love a good hashtag – let us know your favourite one and have it deep engraved on your bar necklace!

Secret Message Elvish Ring – For all Lord of the Rings fans, we’ll take your message and translate it into Elvish.

Personalised Aura Family Ring – Family names, wedding vows or the lyrics to your first dance… These tiny letters will be deep engraved into the side of your ring.

On This Day Slender Ring – This stunning, handmade Sterling Silver slender ring can be worn beautifully on its own, or stacked with others!

On This Day Eternal Ring – A unique keepsake personalised with your wedding date,  your initials or names.

On This Day Wedding Ring – A truly special ring deep engraved with your choice of words.

Personalised Halo Ring Necklace – Linked to our Halo Ring, we’ve added our Halo Ring Necklace to the collection. An all time favourite!