A fashionista haven of exquisite delights, here can be found pieces to adorn the body in a way that only Merola can.
We share our cabinets with collections by renowned, one-off jewellery icons including celebrity favourite the late great Kenneth Jay Lane, and vintage guru, Miriam Haskell.
Many of our pieces can be bought online, however, some are just too pretty to be viewed on the Internet alone so why not drop by for a one-to-one consultation and treat yourself to a bauble or two?
After all, as we all know...
"You never really know a woman, until you have seen her jewellery" Maria Merola
My philosophy is simple when it comes to making or choosing collections just
let it be lovely & wearable
No matter the cost, jewellery should make a positive difference to its owner. It should give them confidence and make them feel special when they wear a particular piece.
It was 1980 when I started with my tiny shop in the Camden Passage. I called it THE STUDIO after a renowned, but no longer published art magazine, which had exerted a major influence on the development of the Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts movements, which I specialised in at the time.
LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT
One extraordinary day, a lady came to The Studio with a collection of original bakelite and chrome jewellery from the 1920s Art Deco era. I became enthralled by the artistic and beauty merits of this form of art immediately and not only did I buy the collection from her, I made it my quest to find out as much as I could about it; where it was made, materials used, and so on. For a jewellery lover, it was an amazing and super-interesting journey, and at the end of it all, I decided to specialise in vintage couture costume jewellery of the finest sort.
And that was how