Me and my team here at Della Kaur have been around in Cambridge now for nearly 3 years and I still love this city just as much now, if not more, than when we first opened our doors. I’m sure many of you reading this have probably lived here or at least close by for a while now and will know all the history however for the newly initiated I thought I would give a quick abridged history.
Cambridge is a university city that sits on the river Cam about 50 miles north of London. The university of Cambridge is one of the top five universities in the world and was founded way back in 1209. The large green known as Parker’s Piece hosted the first ever game of Association Football and our other big parks, known as Jesus Green and Midsummer Common, are hosts for the Strawberry Fair music and arts festival, the Midsummer Fair and the annual Cambridge Beer Festival (of whose festivities we have recently enjoyed).
Hopefully that gave a little insight in just some of the fun and learning that can be enjoyed in this city. Now, onto the jewellery of Cambridge. Believe it or not, Cambridge jewellery does encompass more than simply the latest daisy brooch worn by The Duchess of Cambridge or even her oval blue ceylon sapphire engagement ring all that time ago. There is a love and respect for jewellery in this city that excites me.
As some of you may know, I am from an Indian family but was born in Africa and moved to England in my youth so I have been blessed with a large blend of influences and styles over the years. This doesn’t just entail my jewellery though. It includes my pashmina collections, my Lupo handbag displays and much much more. I have always believed in the dichotomy of life and how we all have creativity in us. This means that as much as I love Indian jewellery I also love bespoke designs. That is really how Della Kaur came about. The mentality that we would love you to come in and explore our range however if you don’t see exactly what you want then simply tell us and we will design and make it for you in our in-house workshop. If bespoke jewellery interests you then please click here to learn more.
There are plenty of other jewellers in Cambridge whom I respect and will on occasion browse through their collections to help keep me at the forefront of what is going on in my local industry and I truly believe it is this open-minded and collaborative thought process that my customers really enjoy. It is why I like to keep in touch with them even after we have designed their new wedding ring or recycled their old gold scraps into a new pendant or they bought a daisy brooch like The Duchess of Cambridge. It’s through communication in the community that we get ahead and it is why I love this city so much. Long live Cambridge, and Cambridge jewellers!