RL Austen hosted a special Christmas evening at its East Street store in Chichester.

Guests were invited to meet various suppliers who attended the evening which included the Italian jewellery brand FOPE and Tivon Jewels with its exclusive designs and limited edition pieces of gemstone jewellery.

Also there was David from Matt Aminoff who gave a talk on the culture of pearls.

A spokesman said: “It was a great opportunity for customers to get to know some of the brands that Austen’s sell and treat themselves or loved one with some exclusive items.

“We stock a range of high quality jewellery, specialising in coloured

gemstones, diamonds and pearls, along with top name branded watches including Rolex, Tudor, Longines and Mont Blanc.

“We stock quality named giftware such as Moorcroft Pottery, Royal Crown Derby, Halcyon Days enamels, and a large selection of luxury pre-owned jewellery and silverware.

“We undertake a full range of customer services including jewellery repairs, re-sizing, watch and clock repairs.”