Open Monday - Friday 9.30am - 5.30pm*
Saturday 10am - 5pm*
Sundays 12.30pm - 4.30pm** UPDATE: NOT OPEN SUN 23rd JUNE
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING OPENING HOURS
*Please note that we now close our doors 15 minutes before closing time to ensure that we are able to offer the required service before closing.
**We'll be open on Sunday afternoons for a trail period from Easter Sunday. (This is a trail period to ensure that it works for our family). There will be no workshop services or wedding/engagement ring consultations available on Sundays without prior arrangement, but please feel free to drop off or collect repairs. Please let us know if you're making a special trip to visit us on a Sunday. This information applies to Sundays only, not to any other day of the week.
Love from Skye is a jewellery gallery and workshop owned and run by Paul and Bryony Matthews showcasing both contemporary and traditional jewellery with an onsite jewellery workshop manufacturing an exclusive range, offering a commission service and jewellery and watch repairs service. Love from Skye also offers a selection of gifts and cards. All stock is sourced locally from the surrounding Skye and Lochalsh area or from elsewhere in Scotland and suits every pocket. Jewellery ranges from sterling silver at £12.50 to 18ct gold and diamonds at £1000.00. Our gift range starts at £4.99.
Our 'Love from Skye' collection is available from our website
Mail order can also be arranged for special orders and for the other ranges we stock - just get in touch.
We're still working away. Just get in touch if you have any questions or have a wee look at our updated website www.lovefromskye.co.uk
Because we're working mainly from home and our home is a bit of a nightmare, I've set up a wee temporary office space in our bedroom! (We've been living in half of our house while we try, very slowly, to gut the rest. We moved in almost 2 years ago now!) I love that I can sit in my wee "office", still connect with our customers and see the sea (even if it means looking passed ugly extensions!) The hotel across from us would normally be getting busy by this time in the year. It's sad to see only the staff around it.
We picked up the Dafs on our walk yesterday (promise they were already broken stems!) Today's walk is going to be a wee bit less Spring like!
Yesterday's exercise outing was exploring around the wee pier when the tide was out.
Before this, I spent 2 & a half hours on hold to our bank before giving up. I still haven't managed to talk to them but i'm reminding myself of how unbelievably busy they must be and we're grateful to anyone who is still going out to work. While it's so frustrating trying to make contact with companies & organisations to allow us to make some sort of business plan, we're thankful that, right now, this is all we have to be concerned by. It's amazing how quickly worries of the world go from the front of your mind to the back of your mind when you're out in the fresh, sea air. How lucky are we that this is in the middle of our amazing wee village, just across the road from our house.
Applications to grants for small businesses. Thanks to Business Gateway for sharing. We weren't on the look out for these applications opening up as the government website states that the local council will contact businesses. Glad we spotted this on the Business Gateway page!
We are so thankful, now more so than ever, that we have this just along the road from us. While the current risks to our loved ones, the terrifying news reports, thoughts of those who are alone, who don't have this on their doorsteps and those in professions who are doing incredible work at the moment and, of course, thoughts about how long it's going to be before we can open our shop again are never far away, we're making sure we get our one form of exercise per day! This is the best way to try to stay positive.
I keep seeing a post being shared about the self employed not being thrown a lifeline. We're hopeful for all our self employed friends & some of our favourite local services that help is coming.
Please remember that we are all in this together. Please don't see the government help which businesses are being promised as grants being thrown at them. Please remember that while businesses are being asked to look after their staff with this help, the business still needs to make up the rest of that wage plus pay PAYE and pension contributions. Please remember that businesses have rent & all the other normal monthly outgoings to cover with the grant they get. That all adds up, however big or small the business. That's not to mention the owner of the business having to try to pay their own wage too.
Let's not compare our situations. While there is always someone better off, there is always someone worse off.
Let's help one and other and share any helpful tips or information if we can to support each other.