Winter Jewels Online 2020

Many of you will be familiar with our Winter Jewels exhibitions which are normally an annual event at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens in Romsey, running from the end of November into the New Year. This year we have, like everyone, been facing the challenge of the Covid19 pandemic.
We always like to plan ahead as far as possible, and towards the end of the summer we asked our members their views on the possibility of participating in some sort of physical exhibition (if possible) or an online event which would might run in parallel with a physical exhibition at Hilliers.
We discussed the option of a scaled down Winter Jewels event with Hilliers, but by September it was clear that the logistical difficulties faced in running such an exhibition would insurmountable, and we made the difficult decision that Winter Jewels 2020 would not go ahead in its usual form.
We decided instead to set up an “online gallery” linking to the web based shops of the virtual exhibitors. This was launched on 15th October 2020, and it can be found at
The gallery links to the pages of 25 exhibiting jewellers. Although it is not possible to chat to them in person this year, it is possible to contact individual exhibitors via their websites. Regular updates on Facebook @acjwessex and Instagram @acjwessex will feature the work of our jewellers.
We realise that your shopping experience won’t be the same this year, but we hope that you will enjoy browsing our online event and selecting these unique hand crafted items safely from the comfort of your own homes.