August 27, 2023
Now that we can travel again many of us are thinking of our holidays and one thing we can often take either too much off or too little is our jewellery.
If we take too much jewellery, not only it is at risk of getting damaged, misplaced or stolen it also runs the risk getting tangled, knotted or damaged.
It's important to thing about the outfits we plan on taking and taking jewellery to match. Think in colour themes and metal colours (silver or gold, for instance?).
We also want to think about leaving are most precious pieces of jewellery at home, safely locked away whilst the more fun, versatile pieces come out for our hols.
There are also some great versatile pieces of jewellery that can be reworn and repurposed for multiple outfits and styles.
Mixed metals will, of course, go with either silver or gold accessories.
A necklace that can be worn in multiple ways is a fabulous piece and can become part of your "holiday wardrobe".
Similarly a bracelet what can adapt to become a fabulous anklet is a wonderfully creative piece to pack.
A watch with a silicone strap is less prone to damage from being splashed by water - with the added advantage of often coming in nice, summery bright colours.
Toe rings, anklets and layered bracelets are inexpensive and look great layered for the evening.
Don't forget to pack your jewellery well - ideally in a sturdy, but light-weight travel case which will not only help protect your jewellery but will keep it separate from the other pieces, protecting it from damage or tangling.
The last thing you want to be doing is untangling a clump of knotted chains - particularly after a cocktail or two!
May 20, 2023
As it's the wedding season and brides are often looking for a piece of blue jewellery to wear on the day we thought we'd share an article highlighting some beautiful blue jewellery that is perfect for a wedding.
According to a 19th-century Lancashire poem, there are a number of items a bride should carry on her wedding day:
"something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue and a sixpence in your shoe".
Something old was believed to represent being tied to the past traditions.
Something new indicated optimism and hope for the future.
Something borrowed was meant to be from a happily married friend or relative and brought good luck and was a good omen to bring to the union.
Something blue was believed to ward off the evil eye as well as stand for purity, fidelity and love.
The sixpence signifies wealth and abundance. Traditionally the father of the bride would slip a sixpence into the heel of his daughter's shoe just before the ceremony. Whilst a sixpence is now "old currency" - equivalent to 2 1/2 p in today's money - it can be swapped for its rough equivalent or can still be found. Other countries also have this tradition.
This stunning silver pendant features blue lace agate (each piece being unique) surrounded by rose gold that contains rare Welsh gold. We also have some matching drop earrings.
Welsh gold has long had a tradition of being used in royal wedding rings so there is a strong connection with marriages.
Stunning white gold with multi-gemstone earrings in varying shades of blue are just perfect for a wedding day. From London Blue Topaz, Sky Blue Topaz to Swiss Blue Topaz - eighteen different topaz in all.
With a timeless appeal, these white gold stud earrings feature a central, oval sapphire surrounded by a cluster of sparkling diamonds. These earrings will be treasured for a lifetime.
These beautiful pale blue solitaire stud earrings and pendant are so pretty. Elegant and unobstrusive, this set will only draw attention to your whole outfit and won't compete with your dress.
Every stone in the Diamonfire range is cut with 57 facets, just like a brilliant diamond, for unrivalled sparkle.
Hearts are always popular but especially so for weddings, due to the obvious meaningful significance of the symbol. Pictures don't do this pendant justice as it looks simply stunning on.
Something blue and pearls! What more can a girl want on her wedding day. With sparkling white topaz it will tick all the boxes.
Set with two different coloured opalite stones, this silver necklace has a fluid-like look and flowing lines.
Tanzanite is such an exquisite gemstone and this heart-shaped piece is no exception. Topped by a sparkling diamond and set in 18-ct white gold it is a treasured piece and looks stunning on.
May 14, 2023