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Valentine’s Gift Ideas!

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Romantic jewellery, art and accessories for the season of love.

Are you a lover or a hater of Valentine’s Day? The holiday of love isn’t beloved by everyone, but we think it can be nice to have a little romance and optimism injected into the greyest time of the year! And we can’t argue with all that extra chocolate. Whatever you make of the concept Valentine’s Day has its perks, right?

In that spirit we’ve put together a collection of Valentine’s gift ideas with just a hint of romance about them, from traditional gold jewellery to vibrant art and sweet cards. The independent designers behind them have used the classic symbolism of love in a fresh, interesting way that we think you’ll adore – whether you’re coupled up or not. We hope they’ll inspire you to embrace your romantic side!

A few gift ideas…

Symbolic rose quartz is the perfect material for a Valentine’s gift:

crescent moon dangly gemstone earrings - valentines gift ideas
Arose Rose Quartz Moon Earrings by Eclectic Eccentricity

These clever rings are reversible, so you can wear them with either the heart or the gemstone facing outwards:

Reversible gold ring with black gemstone and heart - valentines gift ideas
Amour Reversible Gemstone Ring by Marine Mistake

Tell someone they’re peachy perfect with some cute fruit earrings:

cute fruit peach dangly earrings - valentines gift ideas
Acrylic Peach Earrings by Woll

If your love is as fierce as this tiger then this bold print might be perfect:

Roaring tiger neon pink and orange riso art print - valentines gift idea
Love is Power Risograph Print by Jacqueline Colley

For inseparable couples these sweet lovebirds are the ideal gift:

Yellow art print with colourful love birds - Valentines gift ideas
Love Birds Poster by Bonbi Forest

Strike an arrow through their heart with these classic studs:

detailed brass arrow stud earrings - valentines gift ideas
Brass Arrow Earrings by Datter

What could be more romantic than an elegant bouquet of flowers?:

Detailed floral bouquet enamel pin badge - valentines gift ideas
Flowers Always Enamel Lapel Pin by Bonbi Forest

The fede ring is a traditional symbol of friendship or betrothal:

Brass friendship clasped hands fede ring - valentines day gift ideas
Fede Hang Ring by Datter

This detailed floral ring and matching pendant use a classic single rose motif, a symbol of enduring passion:

gold double ring with rose and hand design - valentines day gift ideas
Hand and Rose Ring by Mood Good
pretty gold pendant with detailed hand holding rose charm - valentines day gift ideas
Hand and Rose Necklace by Mood Good

Finally, these sweet cards are perfect for the occasion:

pink valentines card with gold foil alyssum flower
Alyssum Flower Card by Ola
cute cartoon valentine card from Hannah Zakari
Be My Valentine Card by Laura Skilbeck
Typography rainbow valentines card from Hannah Zakari
Love Card by Betty Turbo

Check out the Hannah Zakari webshop for more lovely gift ideas!

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Hannah Zakari Christmas Gift Guide 2019 – Stocking Fillers

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All the little extras – small gifts under £20!

Christmas is creeping up fast! How’re you all getting on with your gift shopping? Maybe you’ve done it all already and you’re just casting an eye around for a few extras to make the day super special, or maybe you’re in the midst of some last minute despair and need to get it all sorted right now: either way, don’t panic! We’ve got a few ideas to help you on your way in our 2019 Christmas gift guide!

This little collection is full of small gifts under £20. They make great thoughtful stocking fillers, secret santa gifts or wee last minute presents for anybody you’ve forgotten. Enamel pins and patches, stationery and stud earrings, brooches and temporary tattoos: all by small independent artists and designers. Come visit us in our Edinburgh shop for more ideas if you’re stuck – we’ll be getting some festive music on the go and upping our chocolate intake drastically for the last few days before Christmas!

Rise Up fist enamel lapel pin - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide stocking fillers
Rise Up Enamel Pin by Small Stories
Hexagon geometric stud earrings in wood and pink acrylic - Hannah Zakari 2019 gift guide stocking fillers
Hex Stud Earrings by Wolf and Moon
Retro style TV telly brooch in gold acrylic - Hannah Zakari 2019 Christmas gift guide, stocking fillers
Television Acrylic Brooch by I Am Acrylic
Small notebook with navy pattern - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide stocking fillers
Patterned Layflat Notebook by Ola
White moth enamel lapel pin - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide stocking fillers
Creature of the Night Enamel Pin by Bonbi Forest
Cute meal plan notepad - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide stocking fillers
Magnetic Meal Planner Notebook by Asking For Trouble
Black small spell notebook - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide stocking fillers
Spells Notebook by Pirrip
Cute pink book enamel lapel pin - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide stocking fillers
Book Enamel Pin by Scout Editions
Solar system space temporary tattoo set - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide stocking fillers
Planet Temporary Tattoo Set by Paperself
Funny gin pin brooch in wood and acrylic - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide stocking fillers
Gin Pin by Kate Broughton
cute red squirrel notepad - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide stocking fillers
Squirrel Notebook by Scout Editions

We have lots more pins, patches, stationery and jewellery in the Hannah Zakari shop! Visit us on Candlemaker Row if you’re in Edinburgh this weekend and we’ll give you a helping hand to choose the right gift.

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Hannah Zakari Christmas Gift Guide 2019: Home Improvements

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Give the gift of art this Christmas!

Our 2019 Christmas gift guide continues with a collection of gorgeous digital, risograph and screen prints! Prints are a fantastic way to give the gift of art without breaking the bank, and they’re sure to be appreciated by anybody with a blank patch of wall in need of brightening up.

From cute minimalist pieces by Cosas Minimas and Scout Editions to bold illustrative designs by Brie Harrison and Bonbi Forest, to the gloriously fun kitsch of CouCou Suzette and Betty Turbo, we’ve got a whole range of tastes covered. We think they’d make a perfect present for the art lover in your life!

Here’s a collection of some of our favourite art by independent creators in the Hannah Zakari shop right now:

a3+ large minimalist print of a winter landscape - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide

Iceberg Print by Cosas Minimas

Cute, simple sun and moon art print - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide

Sun and Moon Print by Scout Editions

Coffee Time funny cartoon art print - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide

Coffee Time Art Print by Betty Turbo

Cherry blosson tree in city pink and blue riso print - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide

Blossom Risograph Print by ANO Studio

Girl and cats Stay Home Club art print - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide

Stay Home Club Print by Stay Home Club

Bold love birds yellow and pink art print - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide 2019

Love Birds Poster by Bonbi Forest

Boob pattern art print - Hannah Zakari christmas gift guide 2019

Boobs Print by CouCou Suzette

Abstract landscape art print - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide 2019

Landscape I Print by Cosas Minimas

British birds chart print - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide 2019

British Tits Print by Kate Broughton

Pretty flower illustrations print - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide

Summer Plant Study Print by Brie Harrison

You can find more colourful art over on the Hannah Zakari webshop or in our Edinburgh shop!

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Hannah Zakari 2019 Christmas Gift Guide – Fruits and Flowers!

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Christmas Gift Guide – jewellery, stationery, art and accessories inspired by nature!

There’s a lot to love about winter. Crisp days, snow, mulled wine by a roaring fire, and of course – Christmas! One thing we don’t love, though, is the loss of all the beautiful flowers and fruit that fill our gardens in summer. If you know any keen gardeners or nature lovers, they might be feeling the same thing! That’s why we’ve created this Christmas gift guide full of colourful fruit and flower themed gift ideas. Help them to recapture the vibrancy of summer with a gorgeous flower necklace or a fun pair of fruit earrings!

The pieces below have been created by independent artists, and a gift bought from them is also a great way to support small business this Christmas while getting your loved ones something really unique! In the run up to the 25th we’ll be publishing a few of these gift guides to show off our favourite pieces by indie designers and hopefully give you some fresh gift ideas.

Here are a few of our favourite fruit and flower pieces in the shop right now:

Large statement Pear Tree acrylic and wood fruit necklace - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide 2019

Pear Tree Large Statement Necklace by Wolf and Moon

 

Frosted acrylic retro asymmetric flower necklace - Hannah Zakari 2019 Christmas gift guide

Flora Acrylic Flower Necklace by Julia de Klerk

 

Yellow acrylic lemon stud earrings - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide

Acrylic Lemon Stud Earrings by Wolf and Moon

 

Large statement acrylic Carmen Miranda Brooch - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide 2019

Carmen Miranda Statement Brooch by Lou Taylor

 

Small acrylic papaya necklace - Hannah Zakari Christmas Gift Guide 2019

Papaya Fruit Necklace by Woll

 

Statement acrylic banana fruit earrings - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide 2019

Large Banana Earrings by Woll

Beauty Full Nature Enamel Pin by Bonbi Forest

 

Handy shopping list notepad with fruit and veg design - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide 2019

Magnetic 5 a Day Fruit and Vegetable Shopping List Notepad by Asking For Trouble

 

Hand painted wooden flower necklace - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide 2019

Poppy Bouquet Wooden Flower Necklace by Layla Amber

 

Illustrated plant and flower art print - Hannah Zakari Christmas Gift Guide

Summer Plant Study Art Print by Brie Harrison

Shop the rest of our collection online here, or visit or Edinburgh shop!

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Introducing – ANO Studio

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New Risograph Prints by ANO Studio – Dreamy Urban Landscapes

A close up view of an ANO Studio Risograph print. A red haired girl stares at a pink shrimp held between chopsticks.

This collection of riso prints by ANO studio captures the complex spirit of city life. With towering buildings, lonely rooms, bustling streets and empty malls, these urban landscapes feel simultaneously busy and eerily quiet. They cleverly explore the idea of loneliness (or serenity) in the crowd!

ANO Studio is a brand new designer to Hannah Zakari, and we are absolutely in love with their work. ANO is the sole creation of Hannah Kay Piché, an independent designer and illustrator based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Her inspiration comes from travel and geometric forms, with a clear influence from Japanese design. The studio’s name is also inspired by Japan: “ano” is a pronoun in Japanese, roughly translating to “that thing over there”.

ANO’s risograph prints are printed in a harmonious pink and blue colour palette using soy-based inks.

 

Shrimp riso print - girl eating prawn with chopsticks, with a city skyline outside her window in the background

Shrimp Risograph Print

 

A riso print in pinks and blues, depicting a city skyline against a large red sun. Perfect home decor.

Red Sun Risograph Print

 

A Risograph print in pink and blue colours depicting a city scene.

Strip Mall Risograph Print

 

A Risograph print depicting an overhead view of a leafy street, with pedestrians walking below.

Walking Risograph Print

ANO Studio’s risograph prints are all produced in a limited edition of 25 and stock is very limited, so get in there if you’d like one for your home! They look great either alone or paired together.

You can find these lovely prints and our full range of wall art over on the Hannah Zakari webshop!

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New Jewellery by Rosa Pietsch!

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Beautiful statement acrylic jewellery handmade in the UK!

Rosa Pietsch takes acrylic seriously! Her work plays with texture and colour to create sophisticated acrylic jewellery that really makes a statement. Pietsch’s designs are handmade in the UK using a range of unusual acrylics including mirror, glitter and marble elements – their intricate engraving and hand-finished details make each piece truly unique!

This collection takes inspiration from nature, celebrating the distinctive shapes and colours of tropical Calathea and Ginkgo leaves. We think that the necklaces and earrings in this quirky range would be perfect for plant lovers!

Here are some of our highlights from the new collection:

 

 

A beautiful statement necklace with detailed acrylic ginkgo leaves on a gold chain. Acrylic jewellery made in the UK by Rosa Pietsch.

Ginkgo Leaf Bib Necklace in Chamomile and Gold

 

Statement drop earrings made from green and silver glitter acrylic in the shape of tropical Calathea leaves. Acrylic jewellery made in the UK by Rosa Pietsch.

Calathea Leaf Medium Drop Earrings

 

 

A dramatic statement necklace shaped like a tropical Calathea leaf, made from gold and marbled acrylic on a gold chain. Acrylic jewellery made in the UK by Rosa Pietsch.

Calathea Leaf Pendant Necklace

 

Ginkgo leaf shaped drop earrings made from shiny mirrored gold acrylic - a great nature inspired statement piece. Acrylic jewellery made in the UK by Rosa Pietsch.

Ginkgo Leaf Drop Earrings

 

Pretty leaf shaped stud earrings made from green acrylic. Acrylic statement jewellery made in the UK by Rosa Pietsch.

Calathea Leaf Etched Stud Earrings

 

A striking statement necklace inspired by the natural beauty of ginkgo leaves. Made from coloured acrylic on a silver chain. Acrylic jewellery made in the UK by Rosa Pietsch.

Ginkgo Leaf Bib Necklace in Silver and Moss Green

Pretty everyday geometric stud earrings in glittery and mirrored teal acrylic. Made in the UK by Rosa Pietsch.

Diamond Segment Stud Earrings

A small acrylic tropical Calathea leaf shaped Rosa Pietsch necklace made from mirrored silver hand inked acrylic on a silver chain. Perfect as a mother’s day gift.

Calathea Leaf Etched Mini Necklace

To browse all of our Rosa Pietsch acrylic jewellery visit the Hannah Zakari webshoppe!

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All the patches! Cute old and new iron on patch designs by Mokuyobi Threads

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Colourful, fun iron on patch designs by Mokuyobi Threads

Do you have an ancient denim jacket in need of an update? A hat with a weird stain you want to cover up? A backpack that’s the same backpack you’ve already seen ten other people carrying this morning? To all these problems, there is one solution: an iron on patch! They’re ideal when you want to freshen up, repair or add individuality to your clothing. Embroidered patches are also a fun way to telegraph your personality, your hobbies, and the things you really care about to the world. With a long history of association with counterculture they’ll always feel a bit alternative, even when they’re as cute and colourful as the ones we have at Hannah Zakari!

Because we think embroidered patches are awesome, we’ve just added a few more great designs to the HZ collection. This fun assortment of patches from LA based independent accessory designer Mokuyobi Threads features some brand new styles and some long time favourites, all of them colourful, quirky and a total delight to wear. Mokuyobi’s designs are for people who like to stand out!

Here’s a collection of our favourite Mokuyobi Threads patches, with themes spanning from outer space and international travel to ghosts, music and hot dogs.  Each one is like a tiny, affordable artwork!

Embroidered Iron on patch with image of airplane on orange suitcase background

Jet Setter Iron-On Patch

Cute embroidered iron on patch featuring a chill sausage dog relaxing in a hot dog bun. Illustration of pink dog in brown bread roll on pale blue background

Chill Dog Iron-On Patch

 

Shield shaped iron on patch with a spooky blue wizard chanting the word magic in red lettering. Designed by Mokuyobi threads

Magic Wizard Iron-On Patch

 

Electric blue keyboard piano shaped embroidered iron on patch

Keyboard Jam Iron-On Patch

 

Cute spooky ghost iron on patch embroidered white patch perfect for Halloween

Mini Ghost Iron-On Patch

 

Cute backpack bag shaped iron on embroidered patch in red, blue and pink. Designed by Mokuyobi Threads

Fave Backpack Iron-On Patch

 

 

Yellow mustard bottle shaped embroidered on patch with picture of hot dog. Designed by Mokuyobi Threads

Mustard Iron-On Patch

 

 

Hexagon shaped iron on embroidered patch with three blue mountain peaks against a setting orange sun. By Mokuyobi Threads.

3 Mountains Iron-On Patch

Space explorer spaceman/astronaut/cosmonaut iron on embroidered patch

Mini Space Explorer Embroidered Iron-On Patch

 

Round embroidered iron on patch with illustration of blue planet with rings in space.

Galaxy Planet Iron-On Patch

You can check out our full range of Mokuyobi Threads designs over on the Hannah Zakari webshoppe, or pop in to the Edinburgh shop for a closer look! If you’ve got a lot of space to fill on your jacket you should also have a look at our other patches by designers such as Hand Over Your Fairy Cakes, Stay Home Club and Zabby Allen.

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Hannah Zakari Sale!

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Hannah Zakari is having a sale! 🎉

Happy new year, everyone! We hope your 2019 is off to a good start. To kick-start another January here at Hannah Zakari we’re having a wee sale! There’s some beautiful, bargainous jewellery reduced over on the webshoppe and in our Edinburgh shoppe, by some of our favourite designers including Wolf & Moon, Rosa Pietsch, Dotpop And Scout Editions. Whether you’ve got some pesky January birthdays to contend with or you just want to get yourself a little New Year present, this is the perfect opportunity to find something nice.

Here’s a selection of the best deals!

Pretty wooden bead necklace by independent designer apres Ski. Half price in sale.

Maple Necklace by Après Ski
 Was £88 – Now £44

Geometric phase earrings, made from grey painted wood and brushed brass. Designed and made in the U.K. Now in the Hannah Zakari sale.

Phase Earrings by Wolf And Moon
Was £70 – Now £50

Colourful drop earrings with multicoloured acrylic disc on gold chain, now in the Hannah Zakari sale.

Aya Disco Drop Earrings by Dotpop
Was £20 – Now £15

Wooden geometric dangly earrings with green beads, by independent UK designer Wolf And Moon.

Garden Window Earrings by Wolf And Moon
Was £25 – Now £15

Pretty painted wood geometric dangly earrings in pink and orang, now in the Hannah Zakari sale.

Cascade Earrings by Wolf And Moon
Was £48 – Now £32

A bold statement acrylic necklace with an art nouveau inspired floral design, now in the Hannah Zakari sale

Nouveau Flower Statement Necklace by Rosa Pietsch.
Was £96 – Now £68

A statement geometric necklace made from pink painted wood and brass geometric shapes on a brass collar. Now in the Hannah Zakari sale.

Fountain Statement Necklace by Wolf And Moon
Was £68 – Now £46

A temporary tattoo of a black handed decorated with metallic gold mystic magic symbols, now I’m the Hannah Zakari sale.

Mystic Hand Temporary Tattoo by Tattly
Was £6 – Now £4

There are more reduced earrings, necklaces, tattoos and stationery over on the Hannah Zakari Webshoppe!

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Hannah Zakari Gift Guide 2018 – The Christmas Party

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Get ready for Christmas party season with these fun festive accessories!

Christmas is creeping up on you, and suddenly your calendar is starting to fill up with parties, dinners, and meet-ups. You’ve got the dress, you’ve got the shoes, you’ve got the bag; you just need a few finishing touches to make your Christmas party outfit really say HOLIDAYS! We’ve created a list of ten of our favourite party pieces to give your look the little nod to the season that you’re looking for, whatever the occasion:

 

A quirky enamel necklace with an iceberg pendant, hanging on a gold chain

Enamel Iceberg Necklace by Hug a Porcupine

This cute Iceberg necklace is perfect for starting conversations about the weather (not that you’ll need any extra help with that at the office Christmas party). It’s a chilly looking pice in fun winter colours, ideal for theming your outfit to the season!

Clear square cute bead drop earrings with black tassels on gold plated hooks

Biba Tassel Earrings by Dotpop

Beautiful earrings that would look just perfect with the right little black dress! One for the most sophisticated Chrismas party you’re attending this year.

 

Large statement necklace made firmly intricately cut perspex in art nouveau inspired floral patterns, with gold, tortoiseshell and cream tones. The large design hangs from a purple cord.

Nouveau Flower Statement Necklace by Rosa Pietsch

If you really want to stand out from the crowd this party season, bold statement jewellery is a must: this stunning Art Nouveau inspired handmade necklace is just right for the job.

Whit porcelain disc earrings on gold goops with a pattern of gold dots

Gold Mist Porcelain Disc Earrings by One & Eight

Christmas is all about sparkle, and these pretty porcelain earrings are ideal for adding just a touch of that festive glitz.

 

 

Gold circle glittery pendant on gold bobble chain

Single Stardust Necklace by Dotpop

And speaking of sparkle, this subtle and sweet little pendant packs a lot of it into a small space; the textured gold plated disc and bobble chain catch the light beautifully, so this piece really shines.

 

A shield shaped pendant with an enamel image of a house in a snow covered landscape.

Winter Scene Necklace by Bonbi Forest

Go all out winter with this pretty enamel necklace, inspired by a snowy landscape! This cute pendant is available in either silver or gold.

Glittery blue and green novelty enamel gemstone shaped drop earrings

Enamel Gemstone Earrings by Buried Diamond

For a colourful Christmas party look these cute enamel gemstone earrings are ideal. Great for anyone channelling a quirky aesthetic this December.

A cute stylised Robin Badge made from brown and red enamel with metal details

Robin Enamel Lapel Pin by Scout Editions

Even if you’ve got most of your jewellery sorted, you can’t go wrong with an extra festive touch on your lapel – this sweet robin enamel pin badge is a great little nod to the season!

Origami style Arctic Fox, white with blue tipped tail and gold metal details.

Origami Arctic Fox Enamel Brooch by Hug A Porcupine

Inspired by Japanese origami, this cute and unusual arctic fox brooch would be a lovely finishing touch to any winter look.

Iron-on embroidered patch with an image of a crying cat wearing a party hat

Crying at the Party Iron-On Cat Patch by Stay Home Club

Finally, if you’re absolutely dreading Christmas party season there’s an accessory for you too – iron this excellent embroidered patch to your jacket and count down the minutes until you can go home to a nice Christmas film and a cup of hot chocolate!

For more Christmas outfit ideas head over to the Hannah Zakari webshoppe!

 

 

 

 

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Introducing… Buried Diamond!

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Magic, mysticism and glitter from new jewellery designer Buried Diamond

When you come into Hannah Zakari looking for jewellery, sometimes you’ll find the jewellery looking back!

We’re very happy to have a new range in the shoppe from Buried Diamond, whose bold eye themed pieces have really caught our gaze this Spring.

Buried Diamond is the creation of Martha Moore Porter, an independent jewellery and accessory designer based in Brooklyn, New York. Porter, disappointed that she couldn’t find any jewellery flashy enough to suit her own outlandish tastes, originally started out as a designer by making bold, colourful eye necklaces for herself. Unsurprisingly her fun pieces started to draw attention from others, and before long Buried Diamond was born!

The eye motif that started it all still runs strong through Buried Diamond’s pretty enamel collection. We love the glittery eye collar clips and the large Magic Eye brooch! As well as this signature symbol, the collection features pieces inspired by unlucky omens, witches hands, fearsome cats and summer fruit. It’s eclectic, outrageous, colourful and fun, and we hope you love it as much as we do!

 

 

 

This is just a little snapshot of our favourite Buried Diamond pieces; to view the full collection, including more necklaces, fun charm bracelets and cute fruit earrings, head over to the Hannah Zakari webshoppe!

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