|From top: Gold and diamond bracelet, QVC. Initialled bracelet: Minetta at Etsy. Gold-plated bracelet: AB Handmade|
As you all know, I am partial to a bit of fine jewellery. And although I love the usual suspects: Monica Vinader, Astley Clarke, Carolina Bucci, I like even more to surprise people with my jewels (see my post on the H Samuel ‘Love’ ring here).
So this is my new guilty pleasure…once I learnt that you can actually BUY ONLINE and not have to buy through the TV, I was sold. It may not have the kudos of Monica Vinader but they really have some gorgeous pieces.
|Rose-gold jewelled ring, £33, Diamonique at QVC|
|Trying on the A/W collection…the middle ring has my name on it!|
|Rose gold bracelet, AB Handmade|
I just love the story behind this brand, father and daughter duo (Alba the designer and Antonio the craftsman), designed in London and hand-made in Spain – with plenty of love. Stocked online or in select boutiques in London.
|9ct rose-gold skinny midi ring, £25, Nikki Stark|
I love layered jewellery, and Nikki Stark’s pieces are quietly stunning – I love these layered skinny rings and have my eye on the baguette rings…
|£75, Nikki Stark|
A marketplace website for emerging talent, this is somewhere you can really find an original piece.
|Ring, £96.50, Jung Ee Eun at Boticca|
I’m always looking for individual pieces for my fashion shoots, and my favourites from here are Jung Ee Eun and Michelle Oh.
Obviously I love a scroll through Etsy…and its jewellery is by no means less interesting. I stumbled upon Minetta at their S/S Press day and loved the simple concept – hand stamped letters on beautifully fine chains. Affordable too – it’d make great gifts.
|14ct gold initialled bracelets, £26, Minetta at Etsy|
And what have I been wearing religiously, lately? H Samuel’s 9ct gold sleeper hoops…
I haven’t worn earrings for years (apart from the occasional statement piece), but the recent rebellion for ear piercings got the better of me. I got a second hole pierced at the Boticca Press Day and then re pierced my original holes – it feels modern and I somehow feel (even if I don’t look) younger.
|Small 9ct gold hoops earrings, £29.99, H Samuel|
It had absolutely nothing to do with seeing Sienna Miller killing it in the Red Carpet with her Astley Clarke diamond hoops….ahem
|Rose gold mini diamond hoops, £795, Astley Clarke|