Reflections on a fantastic year, and looking ahead to 2018

Like me, I am sure you can never believe how fast time flies and how it is already the end of the year and Christmas time again! Like me, as the year draws to a close you’re probably already wondering what the next year will bring, what you will do differently and better. Liri Jewellery definitely has a lot of plans for 2018, which I can’t wait to share with you right now. But before I do that, let’s just reflect on what has been a truly fantastic year for us.

Beautiful photo shoots

One of the highlights of 2017 was definitely the photo shoot we did in 2017 for Liri’s brand new collections. Shot in the beautiful Black River Gorges and La Preneuse beach in Tamarin, Mauritius with a fantastic team of models and stylists, the talented  photographer, Melanie Francoeur captured the essence of Liri’s jewellery to perfection. Against the stunning backdrops of one of Mauritius’ finest beaches and its beautiful forests and ravines, The sense of freedom and joy in every piece of Liri jewellery was clear to see in every image. Apart from the polished, final images, we also had so much fun behind the scenes – so much laughter, wading through water to get that perfect shot and rushing to beat the setting of the sun so we got the perfect light – it was a truly fantastic day!

 

Early in the new year I am going to be working with Melanie again for another photo shoot to showcase Liri’s brand new collections. The collections are being designed and made and we are scouting some exciting new locations on this beautiful island. We will also have some exciting new Mauritian models showing each piece to perfection.  It will undoubtedly be scorching hot and we will all melt– January/February are the officially boiling hot months in Mauritius, but who cares! If it is as much fun as last time I cannot wait.

Inspiration

I cannot say this enough, I am truly blessed to live where I do. Not only is it warm and sunny (well most of the time, because, believe it or not, Mauritius does have a ‘winter’), but the colour and vibrancy of life and the environment here really do provide me with continuous design inspiration. It is all around me and I find something new every day. If I had to narrow it down I would say it was the colours here that inspire me the most – blues, purples, pinks, greens, nothing is subtle or understated. People love life and colour here and you can’t help but be influenced by it.

Next year, designs will be even bolder and more colourful, and, as always, there will be something to suit everyone, whether you prefer dainty or striking. Gemstones will continue to be bright and beautiful, with a few new additions such as A+ Botswana Agate, Rose Quartz and Rainbow Fluorite. You also really love your charms, so next year there will be even more of htem!

Mauritius also celebrates a very special anniversary next year – 50 years of independence. What better way to celebrate than with very limited edition pieces of jewellery made from sterling silver and the finest dainty gemstones. They have already been designed, and I cannot wait to show them to you.

Customers

A business is nothing without its customers, and Liri can’t thank you enough. It gives me no greater joy than to meet with a customer who, like me, is a total jewellery magpie; someone who can’t decide what to buy so must buy everything!

I also love to work with customers to design that one off piece especially for them. To do this you really have to infuse each piece with an element of their personality and style – I love it!

There are also the many customers who I never meet because you buy our jewellery from fantastic stockists in Mauritius such as Oui Oui Fashion, My Pop Up Store and Shanti Maurice Hotel, amongst others. Thank you so much for your support. I look forward to supplying you and some more with my new and existing designs in the new year.

So……

It is no underestimation to say that 2018 is going to be a significant year for Liri jewellery. With brand new designs on the way, an increasing team of people promoting our brand, and a growing number of stockists bringing our pieces to you, you are going to be seeing a lot more of us. However, despite growth, a brand must always focus on providing the best customer service possible, treating everyone as individuals, and providing the best shopping experience we can. We take this very seriously and we continue to value you and your support.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a fantastic new year!!

Natalie
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