Collinson Jewellers : Sunderland

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Collinson Jewellers Sunderland Hearts on Fire

This post should be titled 'Collinson Jewellers - A girls best friend!' I was invited along by the lovely Harry Collinson earlier this week to pop in store and take a peak at their new stock. I had SO much fun and I now have a wishlist a mile long.

It was a perfect Autumn day today and I decided to walk into town to get a manicure and meet Harry - please excuse my nails in the photos. Collinson Jewellers is based on the corner of Crowtree Road (near TK Maxx for you NE'ers) and you can't really miss it - the windows are full of diamonds and bright coloured gemstones!

Harry showed me around the store and told me all about the history of the shop which was started by his parents as a watch and clock repair shop way back in 1981. There really is something for everyone, from Michael Kors, Links of London, Pandora to the exclusive Hearts on Fire range and I have to admit... this was probably my favourite.

The 'Hearts on Fire' range features the worlds most perfectly cut diamonds and I had a little lesson on how to spot this. I also got to try a few pieces on and boy do they sparkle... they're the prettiest stones I've ever seen in my life.

While in the shop I spotted lots of potential presents for various people (I won't say who) but the great thing was there was something to fit every price bracket. You can shop online but I really recommend a visit to have a play and try everything on and make sure you tell them who sent you!


  1. Amazing rings!
    Love the last one!


  2. Hi Katy, I'm making a trip to Sunderland next Sunday for the first time ever, afternoon plans are sorted, but what would you suggest I do on the Sunday morning, the best bits of Sunderland, suitable to do for a few hours by myself? A snippet of sunderland life if you like, I like all the things you do, nice walks, cafes, gallaries, shops etc. As I love your blog I thought you might offer some suggestions!

    1. Hi Claire, Thanks for the lovely comments! To be honest, the city centre can be a little hectic with people shopping on a Sunday. So I prefer to walk down from the Wearmouth Bridge along the river towards Roker Beach. There are a few cafes in the marina you could try for a coffee and a spot of people watching. Then on the way back The National Glass Centre does an incredible Sunday Lunch! Remember your camera though, it's a 50:50 split between a really scenic walk & a taste of Sunderland's industrial work!
      Thanks, Katy x

    2. Great, thanks. I will also probably avoid the centre (just meant I'm heading town direction) and check our Roker beach. I do love a good spot of people watching

      Post idea, good fireworks shows? In Sunderland/ the NE? I'm a student (well have been for far too many years now!) and I know when I first came to the NE I didn't know where to find any, often bloggers will blog about stuff after, but often nice to have a heads up first. Just an idea, struck me as the kind of thing you'd like too!

      Claire x

    3. Hi Claire, Hope you enjoyed your day in Sunderland? I actually have a planned in post on a guide to fireworks displays in the North East going live early this week so you might want to hang on for that. If not Ashbrooke Cricket Club always has a great display... tickets are £6 unless you can find a friend who lives nearby and watch from their place!


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Katy x