Our TV Debut on BBC News

What a week it has been here in the studio (and it's only Wednesday!), following the exciting news that David Cameron wore our cufflinks, Maria and the team were asked by BBC South East Today to be involved in a short documentary on the story. Here are a few photographs of our TV debut!

    And a few behind the scenes...

Why Mr. Prime Minister what lovely cufflinks you are wearing...(!)

Having lost a bet with the New Zealand Prime Minister on an England vs All Blacks rugby match, David Cameron promised that if England lost, he would donate to charity and also wear a pair of Kiwi cufflinks to the House of Commons. We made him a custom pair and here he is wearing them! We also created Union Jack cufflinks for the UK PM to send to his NZ counterpart the next time England beat the All Blacks.

Here we are getting the cufflinks ready - 

Both our Kiwi and Union Jack cufflinks are now available to buy on our website in sterling silver for £50 per pair, they will arrive beautifully gift wrapped in a lovely antique style box. Visit our website!

Christmas Giveaway!

Don't miss out on our Christmas Giveaway over on Facebook. All you need to do is follow this link to our Facebook page and like and share our Christmas Giveaway image before Saturday 30th November. This will put you in our prize draw to win one Maria Allen Boutique product of your choice!

Malteser Traybake

It's national chocolate week so I thought I'd share one of my favourite recipes - a chocolate malteser traybake that I love making. It is very quick and easy to make and doesn't actually require any baking!

I use Nigella's recipe which can be found here


  • - 100 grams butter
  • - 200 grams milk chocolate
  • - 3 tablespoons golden syrup
  • - 225 grams digestive biscuits (finely crushed)
  • - 225 grams maltesers

  • 1. melt together the butter, chocolate and syrup then add the crushed biscuits and the Maltesers.


2. Mix together quickly then pour into a lined Swiss roll tin and chill until set

3. For a special occasion drizzle with some melted white chocolate.

Luke & Carley

Last week I received an email from one of our customers and had to share it with you. Luke bought a personalised mini love letter necklace from us a little while ago, for his girlfriend Carley. Then later on had an idea to purchase a second little love letter on its own that was etched with 'will you marry me?'. He then whisked her off to Amsterdam for the weekend as a surprise. He secretly changed over the love letter inside the locket when she wasn't looking and proposed to her on the bridge and captured this amazing photograph as she re-opened the locket and read the new message inside! 
Luke then told me there was more to the story - "Then we got in a rick shaw to a cocktail bar where i had secretly organised her friends and family to be, i also flew in my parents and brother from Dubai. Then the tears really started to flow." I think these photos is fantastic and is also a wonderful story - she said yes! Congratulations to Luke & Carley on your engagement!

Carley opening her love letter necklace that read 'will you marry me?'

The happy couple

And now also available in sterling silver

Update - Reclaimed Wood Cufflinks

Great news about my cufflink range - all our designs are now made from reclaimed British wood. The wood is reclaimed copper beech wood from Chartwell in Kent. It is from a tree that was in Sir Winston Churchill's family home estate and is over 200 years old. The wood has more slightly more grain to it and I really like that. This photo is from our latest photo shoot, featuring the bike cufflinks in sterling silver settings...

Above is a photograph of where the copper beech tree used to be and below is the provenance certificate from the National Trust, which includes a photo of the very tree that the cufflinks are made from! If you would like us to include a small version of the provenance with your cufflink order please just let us know.