Introduction and inspiration
I am a designer maker and love to make jewellery. I specialise in creating ethical and sustainable collections. I also work on creative commissions too and work with precious materials. These include silver, gold and platinum. I have a Fairtrade gold licence and all the pieces are stamped with a special hallmark, when made in this material.
So, I have always had an interest in art for as long as I can remember. I developed a keen interest in jewellery after completing a short jewellery course in my late teens. Working with jewellery opened up a whole new and exciting world. A world filled with new processes, techniques and terminology. The idea of designing and creating items, that you can wear had great appeal. Jewellery can really make you feel good. It adds a focal point to an outfit and a talking point too. Jewellery accessories add glamour and are an amazing finishing touch.
“Her work celebrates the finer things in life and seeks them out. Everyone needs a special piece of jewellery just for them….”
The inspiration behind the jewellery comes from a myriad of sources. These include botany under the microscope, travels to different places in the UK and further afield. Found objects in the home and more. Life is an inspiration.
“Farah Qureshi is a jewellery brand based in London and sells her jewellery worldwide. The key pieces are inspired by Botany and the designers love of travel. Inspiration comes from places such as Kew gardens, through to the Australian outback.”
Ethics and sustainability are essential to the business. Using recycled materials helps the planet and by using Fairtrade gold, the communities around the mines benefit. The communities have greater standards of living. There is also greater health and safety for the miners.
The jewellery collections I design and make wearable collections that are modern and pared down. They have an air of simplicity. The jewellery made is great for every day and the pieces are versatile. You can mix and match the jewellery, with other pieces for a more eclectic look.
“There are hidden treasures to be found everywhere; you just need the time to discover them”
Beautiful combinations of gem stones are often incorporated into the pieces of jewellery. For those who enjoy wearing a splash of colour. Pink tourmalines are combined with a sprinkling of black diamonds. Aquamarines are matched with patterns of white diamonds, along with many other variations.
All of the items shown on the website can be personalised with engraving, different coloured metals and different gemstones can also be used.
“The precious jewellery that is created can be passed down the generations. The pieces can be considered to be modern heirlooms.”
Awards and shortlists:
2020 Good Brand Award from Sublime Magazine; 2020 Bursary from the Artists Newsletter/Arts Council; 2019 Career Development Award from CPP (creative people and places); 2019 Certificate of excellence, from online directory Bark; 2018 Ethical jewellery designer United Kingdom, Global Wedding Awards; 2017 Heathrow World of Opportunity Award; 2017 Green Business Award, Hounslow Business Awards; 2017 Wedding jewellery designer, Lux Wedding Awards; 2017 Brooch competition winner, Craft Central in collaboration with Transport For London; 2017 High Commendation, Heritage Crafts Association; 2017 Shortlisted for the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Award; 2016 Finalist Maker Awards, Not On The High Street; 2016 Named one of the 100 small businesses, Small Business Saturday; 2016 Highly Commended, Green Award, Hounslow Business Awards; Jewellery Design Award from Nina B, awarded while a student at Art School
Information on deliveries: The jewellery is made to order and will take up to three weeks to make and send by insured post.
Postage terms and conditions:
Shipping in the UK is free with any purchase over the value of £150.00. delivery will take up to seven working days.
Standard delivery will be £3.50 and will take up to 5 working days excluding weekends
Special delivery will be £10.00 and items will arrive the next day, excluding Sunday. If posted after 5pm on Friday the items will arrive on Monday.
Delivery to Europe will be £13.00
World wide delivery will be 20.00 for items valued up to £3,000
A courier service is also available, please contact email@example.com for further information.
Deliveries, lost and delayed:
Farah Qureshi will only be able to deal with a lost item 30 days after being dispatched, internationally and 20 days in the U.K. However will not be held responsible for delayed or lost items. It is advisable when making an order to have the jewellery delivered to your home address.
The packaging will be sent in a Farah Qureshi jewellery box and can be gift wrapped on request.
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REFUNDS & RETURNS POLICY
Commissioned jewellery cannot be refunded unless faulty (for example if a piece has been damaged during carriage) If you would like to return an item of jewellery please send it back within 14 days of delivery in an unworn condition and in its original packaging and an exchange can be made.
If a piece of jewellery is faulty and to be returned please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Guidelines can be given on how to proceed with the return of the jewellery.
It is important when sending back an item to send it back via a tracking service and to insure the item for the value of the piece as Farah Qureshi cannot be held responsible for any items returned which are lost in transit.
Delivery charges cannot be refunded, for the original order. International customs and duties and sales taxes are not refundable outside of the European community.
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There is a repair service available for goods that are repairable. Faulty goods or goods that are damaged on arrival or which have a manufacturing fault can be repaired within a period of six months. Wear and tear will not be considered a fault.
With regards to the satin finish of certain items, this finish is not permanent and the jewellery over time will develop a shine.
Please check the jewellery carefully when receiving the item.
Earrings cannot be returned for hygiene reasons unless faulty.
Please ensure when ordering a ring the ring sizing is correct. If a ring is to be resized this will be subject to a charge.
Refunds can be made within 30 working days on receiving the original item and will be credited in the same manner as the payment was taken.