17 September 2018

Grown-up Glitter for AW18

Your September diary may not be booked full of evening soirees full of schmoozing and boozing, but don't let that stop you from working some serious sparkle into your jewellery game this season!

Statement looks guarenteed to cause a few head turns are all a-rage this September so why not up your accessories game with some red-carpet worthy sparkle and upgrade low-key day-to-night attire with a touch of razzle dazzle!

Dip into a shower of dazzling showstoppers with d├ęcolletage grazers dripping in crystal motifs, neckline grabbers encrusted in multi-coloured sparklers and lollipop rings dusted in light-catching rocks!

From subtle flashes to head-to-toe looks, sequins, glitter and all things sparkly have reined supreme this A/W 2018 season!

If you tend to reserve your touch of sparkle for the festive season then things are about to get shaken up!

This fairty-tale worthy trend is casting a spell on all things fashion-related this September - from eye-catching jewellery, shimmery dresses, crystal-embellished tights to glitter encrusted eyelids, you'll be shimmy and shining all season long!

A new season marks the time to reinvent and revamp yourself so get shopping with our latest lookbook of Autumn's finest gems and get ready to shine in a way all of your own!

Love, Sarah

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26 August 2018

Out with the Old, In with the Bold

The slew of super-sleek and sophisticated minimalistic pieces have outshone as the go-to pieces for day-to-day wearing and red carpet soirees. Delicate, dainty and off-duty cool, the days of simple adornment has had its day.

Autumn is notoriously a season of change and a perfect chance to revive, refresh and replenish your jewellery box. So it is rather fitting that a new wave of jewellery showstoppers are will be demanding the fashion spotlight.

Gone are the days of intricate delicacies as it's time to welcome the big, the bold, the mismatched, the unique and your new jewellery bff's! There's no better way to reel in the approach of a new season than with a loud an proud entrance!

Think oversized shapes and patterns, a pick n'mix of fabrics and textures, unpredictable lengths and a cocktail of colour mixes and you'll arrive at the A/W'18 sneak-peak show!

Here are our must-have pieces making their way onto our ever-growing Wishlist for September!

Love, Sarah

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28 July 2018

A Touch of Noir

When we think of diamonds we're used to picturing white sparkly stones, so what if we were to say that alongside those bright glistening stones is a dark step sister that is becoming equally popular?

In recent years, the demand and popularity for nonconventional stones - particularly in engagement rings- has found black diamonds to be one of the most popular choices of fancy-coloured diamonds.

Previously held in low regard, natural-colour black diamonds continued to be unpopular until designers started to implement them into their collections in the late 20th century; often contrasting them with colourless pave diamonds.

Perhaps the most relatable moment for today's millennials that sparked the desirability for black diamonds is the moment Mr. Big presented Carrie with a 5ct black diamond engagement ring at the end of the 2010 film, Sex in the City 2.

Research into the colour and formation of black diamonds is still relatively new. In general there are two main types of black diamonds; each demanding varying industry values.

These two categories include:

1. Natural-colour black diamonds
These have the same chemical composition as white diamonds but their crystal structure, containing many inclusions is vastly different, therefore causing the change in colour. Natural-colour black diamonds tend to be completely opaque with a high luster which gives the stones their metallic-esque finish.

2. Treated black diamonds
These diamonds tend to be low value white diamonds that contain many inclusions. By treating these white diamonds with heat or radiation, the colour of them is then altered to black. Since such black diamonds are made from low-value regular diamonds, this type tends to demand the lowest industry value.

Treated black diamonds are far more common to come by since naturally-occurring black diamonds are quite rare.

It goes without saying that whilst black diamonds don't showcase the same sparkle and light-catching display as its white counterparts, they add a level of striking drama and exotic demure in their own right. Timeless, classic and unexpected, a touch of noir is the perfect way of taking your look from boring to passionate and edgy.

With unparalleled durability, why not take a trip to the dark side and let your stones showcase a touch of sensual femininity, mystery and statement individuality; as they say, once you go black you'll never look back!

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