The Wonderful World of ‘First Editions’ with Alyssa Smith Jewellery

How do you feel when you are told that you are second? You’re second in a race… you’re second in line to notice a brand-new release from your favourite designer… when you read on our website that ‘this piece is from the ‘second batch’ made’… it doesn’t quite have the same ring to it as being ‘first’ in line, or the ‘first to receive’, does it!?

No, it just doesn’t. Especially knowing that you could have had one of the very ‘first’ of something if you had just got there a little, teeeeeny bit sooner?

Now, how does it make you feel when you’re told that you are one of the first? One of the very first people in the world to bagsy special piece… one of the first to touch it… one of the first to BUY IT and WEAR IT!? No one else has anything like this just yet, and you will be one of the FIRST!

That makes you feel much better… right?! (Almost superior, but we won’t tell anyone that bit!) … Do you want to have that feeling all the time? To be able to show off one of the FIRST EVER pieces we made, in the world!?
And here’s the thing- When people tell you how much they love your new piece of jewellery (which, believe us- they will!) … you can then say (in your totally non-superior way!) … ‘Yeah, I got one of the first pieces ever made!’ … Love this feeling!? Then welcome to the world of first editions- this is the one for you!
We LOVE making our customers feel special, and anyone who has ever had a piece of jewellery from Alyssa Smith Jewellery will know that as well as spending a lot of time designing and creating wonderful jewellery for you all, we also pride ourselves on our excellent customer service, and genuinely ENJOY making your day extra sparkly with every parcel that you receive from us. We know what that feeling is like when you’re waiting for the postman (or lady!) to deliver your parcel, complete with added extras (sweeties…sparkles….)  And this is a big part of why we decided to create some wonderful first edition pieces just for you. We don’t offer our first edition pieces with every single piece we make, so you do have to wait for them to come up, but this just makes them even more sought after!

If you have followed the story of Alyssa Smith Jewellery for a while now, then you may remember the piece that started the remarkable ‘first edition’ saga, and took it by storm… Our 3D Hesketh Bear jewellery!
When we launched these incredible little bears back in April 2017, we were completely overwhelmed by how much everyone loved them, and were especially pleased when so many of you told us how excited you were that you managed to grab yourself one from the very first batch we had made- and were looking forward to receiving your mini first edition cards which came with him!

It was at this point that we realised just how much you all loved having a little authentication card to prove that you have a first edition piece.  The care that went into hand writing the product and date on each tiny card was quite time consuming (especially the amount of metallic gold pens we went through!) but the reaction from our customers over them was just incredible!
Thereafter, we decided to add the miniature first edition cards to some of our favourite and most special new designs (begged for by you!) such as Rainbow the baby unicorn, the Iconic Scooter and most recently, our stunning Kiwi bird and prancing horse and many, many more… And you guys seem to LOVE it and we can definitely see why! Like we say though, we don’t launch every single design as a first edition- and sometimes the first editions can range from just 10 available, right up to about 50- and they sell very quickly indeed! Once all of our first editions have gone, we can never issue any more first editions- so if you’re lucky enough to be the owner of one, don’t loose your little collector card!


How to get a first edition card and piece…

Okay, so here’s the low down! For those of you who may not have seen much of our jewellery before or have never managed to get your hands on our gorgeous first edition pieces, this is how it works:
  1. Go to our website if you’re not already on it (why not save it as a favourite whilst you’re at it!? Aren’t we cheeky!)
  2. Type in the first edition piece that you recently saw i.e. Clarence the kiwi into the search bar
  3. Check the title of the jewellery you wish to order to see if it says FIRST EDITION
    • If yes; just add the amazing piece to your basket, go to checkout and place your order
    • If no; then you may have just missed out ☹ but that is okay, because we are always launching new designs based on what you want to see next, so fingers crossed you will get your hands on our next wonderful first edition piece!
  4. Alternatively, if you’re not sure which piece of jewellery you want and want to browse which pieces we currently have as first editions- you can type ‘first edition’ into our website search bar, and all of our current first editions will filter through!
  5. Once you have placed your order, all you need to do it tell EVERYONE that you managed to bag yourself an astonishing first edition piece from Alyssa Smith Jewellery and leave all the hard work to us
It is really that easy… so what are you waiting for? Be one of the first… not second!
Those of you who already have first edition piece(s)… Isn’t the feeling of opening your little box or pouch and reading your miniature first edition card a just the best? Looking at your piece and knowing that you have, in your hands, one of the first ever pieces of this kind?

We hope that you love all your miniature masterpieces from us (first edition or not) and we would love to hear all about how happy your little sparkles make you feel - and of course, the meanings behind why you chose that particular piece- Get in touch with us on social media or via email – we will always do our best to share your story with our other fans and jewellery lovers- what a lovely little community we have built, and we absolutely love having you all as a part of it! 😊

Don’t forget to sparkle!
Lots of love
#TeamAlyssa x

Written by- Jade
Edited by- Alyssa