Pack Your Bags: Travel Jewellery Edit

With Summer in the UK living up to it’s ‘mixed’ reputation, we can’t help but be tempted by sunnier forecasts, sandy beaches and the new adventures of travel.

Whether you’re packing your bags for the trip of a lifetime, jetting off on an adventure-packed gap year or heading to a fun-filled festival, this travel jewellery edit brings you our favourite designs for seeing the world.

Sunglasses – check

Passport – check

Personalised jewellery – check out our collection below…

Never forget

merci-maman-sterling-silver-elephant-charm-bracelet-for-travelGet ready for the holiday of your dreams or remember your favourite big trip with our Personalised Elephant Bracelet. Elephants are said to bring you luck and strength, so what better charm to have by your side as you travel the world. Personalise yours with a hand-engraved date or name to bring your adventure to life.

Not all who wander are lost

merci-maman-women-gold-plated-personalied-edge-necklace-travelA Gap Year is filled with memory-making moments, from ‘finding yourself’ while travelling the world to loosing yourself in the excitement of your first taste of freedom. Be inspired by our Personalised Edge Necklace, hand-engraved with a message of up to 25 characters to keep with you every step of the way.

So long, farewell

merci-maman-women-sterling-silver-personalised-intertwined-bracelet-brown-cord-travelSend a friend, family member or colleague off into the world with a beautiful reminder of home. Our Personalised Intertwined Bracelet allows an engraving of up to 25 characters for a short but heart-felt message of well-wishes and we’ll miss you’s.

Into the wild merci-maman-women-gold-plated-personalied-eternity-bracelet-liberty-london-travel

Bask in the feel-good vibes of a summer festival! Treat yourself or your friends to a reminder of the fun you had together with our Personalised Liberty Eternity Bracelet. This design combines colour, prints and personalisation in a fun, easy-to-wear bracelet.

Discover more of our favourite jewellery and explore the rest of our collection here.merci-maman-personalised-jewellery-travel

Perfectly Personal: Diana and Kate’s Engraved Jewellery

Alongside the iconic fashion of Princess Diana’s wardrobe went her wonderful collection of jewellery.

Family was one of the closest things to Diana’s heart so it’s no surprise that this shone through in her jewellery, featuring personalised pieces and meaningful charms.

The young Lady Spencer owned a simple gold chain bearing her initial ‘D’, keeping her early jewellery minimal and personal.

Upon the birth of Prince William in 1982, Prince Charles gave Diana the gift of a gold pendant (photographed below) engraved with their new son’s name, which she always wore close to her heart.Princess-Diana-personalised-necklace In 2013, Pippa Middleton continued this family tradition by giving her sister Kate, The Duchess of Cambridge, our Personalised Duchess Necklace to celebrate the birth of Prince George. Featuring a hand-engraved disc with the Prince’s full name, a small boy charm and a heart engraved with a ‘W’ to represent Prince William.merci-maman-personalised-duchess-necklaceDiscover more personalised treasures for yourself or your little Prince or Princess here.

By Royal Appointment: Merci Maman Met The Queen!

There has been a lot of excitement in the Merci Maman studio recently, with two royal appointments and a very British summer party!

A Royal Seal Of Approval!

After accepting The Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2017, our founders, Beatrice and Arnaud, were invited to Buckingham Palace!

They attended a reception hosted by Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, where they were able to tell them more about the story of our brand and celebrate this achievement!merci-maman-queens-award-2017-summer

Accepting this award is a huge milestone for Merci Maman as a business. From a kitchen table idea that has turned into to a £3m-turnover business recognised by The Queen for its achievements in International Trade!

The Deputy Lieutenant visits Merci Maman!

On Friday 14th July, Kevin McGrath, the Representative Deputy Lieutenant from London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, visited our studio to present us with the official Queen’s Award! It felt very special to have family, friends and staff come together to celebrate this success and also to help us unveil our brand-new office (more details on this later!).

The Deputy Lieutenant presented the award on behalf of The Queen and gave a speech detailing the values and journey of Merci Maman…we would be lying if we said there weren’t a few tears!merci-maman-queens-award-2017

Party Time!

All of this excitement called for a Merci Maman summer party – with a royal twist of course!

From a ‘Make Your Own Crown’ station to a Royal Photo Booth, Pimms and British snacks, we started the evening with fantastic costumes and lots of laughs.

Our royal carriage awaited in the form of a vintage London bus and we were whisked away to collect Beatrice and Arnaud from Buckingham Palace!

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A royal quiz and a few bottles of champagne later, we were ready for an evening of dinner, singing and dancing at Piano Works! You can take a look at our Instastory from the evening below!

It’s been an incredibly special time for all of us at Merci Maman and we are very excited for everything that the future holds – with a new collection launching this Summer and more exciting news to come!