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Member Q&A - Lillicoco

Last week we caught up with our members Lillicoco, an online antique jewellery shop, making fine English antique jewellery available to collectors around the world.

Tell us about Lillicoco, where did it all start?

Lillicoco was born in Bristol in 2016, but has quickly become a brand that is known by collectors around the world.  We started with just a small Etsy shop but we now have our collection of around 1000 unique pieces listed on multiple online platforms, including our own website.

What do you love the most about your job?

I love hunting down one-of-a-kind treasures to add to our collection and then finding those pieces new homes where they will be loved for decades to come.  Sourcing every item individually is hard, but rewarding work!

What's next next for Lilliicoco? What else do you want to achieve?

We're getting ready to launch a crowdfunding campaign in the near future to give our customers an opportunity to share in our growth, and to enable us to significantly expand our collection.  Our mission is to establish Lillicoco as the largest independent collection of antique jewellery online!

What's your favourite piece in your collection?

At the moment, this ring is my favourite piece in our collection. It's around 220 years old, and has an interesting link to our city...  It has been made using Bristol Blue glass, which has survived to this day in perfect condition.  I've never seen anything like it before or since! It's absolutely perfect.

How long have you been a member for and why did you choose Square Works?

We joined Square Works about a year ago and we've been loving it!  One of our photographers, Mike, introduced us to Kevin and we immediately thought Square Works would be a good fit for us.  We like that its a space that caters to creatives and the level of attention to detail here is so high, which is very much in line with our own values.


What do you like the most about being a member at Square Works?

The staff are all absolutely lovely, and go out of their way to accommodate us at every opportunity.  We love the community vibe here too, which makes it feel like a home away from home.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Stacey and I don't get as much free time as we used to, but we both enjoy exercise, music, travel and food.  My dream week off would be drifting around the Mediterranean exploring, eating and partying!

What's your favourite place to eat in Bristol?

Chomp is my favourite steak in the city and it's just around the corner from our flat, so I usually go there at least a couple of times a month!  Casamia is the best for a fancy dinner and Pasta Loco or Paco Tapas are both top-notch but with more casual vibes.