At Lily Luna – an independent jewelry shop located in William Street in the New Town of Edinburgh – they specialize in both high-end jewelry collections by a selection of designers and bespoke bridal pieces.
Working with numerous local and global designers, they have an evolving collection of modern, costume and vintage pieces, as well as high-value unique pieces you'll be hard pressed to find anywhere else nearby.
One of the pieces in the bridal collection at Lily Luna — Photo courtesy of Lily Luna
The showroom is located in the ground floor of a beautiful Georgian tenement in a delightful cobbled street. Dusky blue paint coats the understated exterior, and large paneled windows give a glimpse of the treasures within.
Moving inside, the shop floor is pleasantly uncluttered, with dark varnished wooden floors and pale cream walls dotted with display cases.
The collection is an eclectic mix of styles as a result of the wide range of designers with whom they have a close working relationship.
Lily Luna's shop in Edinburgh — Photo courtesy of Lily Luna
Fashionistas will love the vibrant colors and rustic textures of Hipanema bracelets created by two Parisian designers and influenced by Brazilian fashion and culture. Formed from shell, pearl, brightly colored thread and leather, these statement pieces are beautiful and exotic.
They also stock stunning jewelry by Oria Ethical Jewelry at Lily Luna. Believing that beautiful jewelry should not damage the earth, they use exclusively fair trade gold, silver and gems to create delicate pieces with a social conscience.
Local designer Betsy Heilmann contributes intricate and delightful embroidered jewelry to make one-off and limited edition pieces studded with Swarovski crystal, gemstones, glass and crystal pearls. With echoes of art nouveau and Art Deco, her pieces will delight lovers of vintage and costume jewelry.
Betsy Heilmann, available at Lily Luna — Photo courtesy of Lily Luna
Oei Ceramics bring Dutch porcelain into the mix. Cream white porcelain melts into rich delft blue, framed by gold and sterling silver to great effect. This contrasts beautifully with the bright colors and forms of the Artysmarty collection. Wood, resin and metal take on the forms of birds, animals and plants to create a vibrant daywear collection.
Their bridal collection includes everything even the most stylish and fashion conscious person could want. Beautiful tiaras, garters, hairpieces and combs sit alongside classic pendants, earrings and bracelets. You can also make an appointment to discuss a custom-made creation of bridal pieces.
With many more collections to view and the frequent addition of new pieces and collections here, you're assured that whatever your taste in jewelry, and whether you have a limited budget or can push the boat out, you're bound to find something at Lily Luna to catch your eye.
Lily Luna also has an excellent website, with links to a fascinating blog to keep patrons appraised of new collections and events, such as their popular “Meet the Designer” articles.