About us

Lovingly Personalised Jewellery & Gifts

Welcome to Maria Allen Boutique - our online store of stylish personalised gifts, jewellery and accessories. Our products are handmade, assembled and finished by our devoted and skilled team of craftspeople.

Celebrating Your Special Moments

We aim to help our customers celebrate special occasions and capture memorable moments, in unique and individual ways, by creating custom made items that you and your loved ones can cherish for years to come. Ideal for occasions such as Anniversaries, Mother’s day, Valentine’s Day and Christenings. Some of our items, such as our best-selling Love Letter Necklace are ordered especially for proposing marriage. 

Each item is made-to-order in our Brighton studio, beautifully gift wrapped and carefully packaged, ready to delight each lucky recipient.

 Where To Find Us

Items are available here on our online store, and are stocked in selected, independent boutiques and galleries worldwide. We have made exclusive collections for Tate Galleries, The British Museum, The Royal Academy of Arts and the Houses of Parliament.

We welcome requests for bespoke pieces, and are happy to work with you to create your desired item.

We are delighted to have our products appear in publications including Stylist, Glamour, House Beautiful, Country Living, Fabulous and The Times magazine.

 

Our Story

While Maria Allen was at University studying graphic design in the vibrant City of Brighton, back in 2008, she became inspired by the antique markets and jewellery shops of the famous North Laine, and developed a passion for unusual jewellery and vintage keepsakes.

However, there was a lack of desirable, affordable jewellery available on the high street, and spotting a gap in the market for unique, personalised items, she created her own handmade jewellery to sell online and at craft fairs, without the exclusive price tag.

With designs inspired by vintage illustrations, travel memorabilia, botanical etchings and beautiful typography, combining vintage designs with modern ideas, and applying both innovative craft techniques; Maria successfully created her own distinctive style and her business flourished.

Today Maria works with her small, but perfectly formed team of 6, who take great pride developing fresh ideas, designing interesting products, and finding new materials to use with their faithful laser cutter. Since the early days the product range has evolved and now includes personalised accessories, homeware, men’s jewellery, and wedding decorations. Recent best-sellers include Personalised Plectrums, Luggage Tags and Glass Jewellery Boxes.