A PORT Seton-based jewellery business, whose jewellery is inspired by East Lothian's beaches, has been recognised at a national awards ceremony for the third time.

Trinket Pixie Jewellery was named as a runner-up in the Best Jeweller category at the Scottish Wedding Awards 2023, held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Glasgow on February 28.

The small business lost out on top spot to Diamond Heaven Jewellers in Glasgow, which owns a store on Princes Square.

Caroline Nevison, 42, started her own jewellery business from her home in Port Seton seven years ago, having previously worked in John Lewis.

She now runs the business full time.

The business sells hand-crafted jewellery and textiles to clients both locally and all over the world, including the USA and Germany.

Caroline is originally from Longniddry but now stays in Port Seton with her husband Garry. She has two children: Dylan, 20, and Eve, 13.

Speaking to the Courier, Caroline said: “This is the third time we have made the final, which is a huge honour.

“I’m delighted that we were given second place.

"The winner is a massive jewellery business, so to be competing with them in the category is incredible.

"We do some wedding stuff but to be honest that's not our main customers, it's mostly more personalised jewellery."

Caroline attended the awards with her mum Sylvia and daughter Eve.

She said of her work: “I’ve always liked the idea of making jewellery and so seven years ago I decided to give it a go.

“It has just taken off from there and I’m loving every second of it.

"East Lothian is a real inspiration for a lot of my jewellery. I love the sea and the beaches which are so prominent here. East Lothian has inspired a lot of my creations."

Caroline said that while the prospect of growing her business into a shop might be enticing, she preferred running it on a small scale.

She said: “I don’t think I’d want to own a shop or anything. I like how personal my work is. It’s mostly personalised stuff that is made with real personal care. I think if you go too big, you lose that."

A spokesperson for the Scottish Wedding Awards 2023 said: “We are thrilled to have been able to celebrate the very best of the wedding industry in Scotland.

“The winners truly deserve this recognition for their exceptional work and we hope that their success will inspire others in the industry to strive for excellence.

“Each winner demonstrated exceptional skill, talent and dedication to their craft, and should be proud of their achievements.

“We would like to extend our warmest congratulations to all the winners and finalists.”