Thursday, 14 June 2018
What do you buy in the sales?

I'm actually terrible at buying things in the sale. I always forget that they are happening even though I'm aware of them weeks in advance. My primary interest it often to see what's been discounted as could this mean the end of a trend or is something just too expensive at full price.

Dolce & Gabbana - Floral and orange drop clip-on earrings - Was: £525 Now: £315

I noticed a significant amount of fruit-based Dolce and Gabbana jewellery in the Matches sale, and fruit has been an emerging jewellery trend all throughout spring. By the way, if you fancy snapping up a zany fruit necklace now is your chance!

However, I had a think at what I would buy in the current sales and in all honesty there is only one thing I've had my eye on that's finally been reduced, and that's a Monica Vinader Diamond Baja Ring. This ring usually is £475.00, and now it's £285. That's almost half price with £190 off, and I might be tempted if I hadn't already got a recent jewellery purchase that is now the love of my life. More on that another time. This Baja ring is my ideal diamond ring that you can buy for yourself. It's not a solitaire or anything like an engagement ring. Pave diamonds are generally quite chic, and I love the perfect sparkle you get with it. The size of this ring means that I would happily wear it to the office, or on a night out and at the weekends. It's not as large as some cocktail rings, but it's not a slinky skinny stacking ring which I'm incredibly bored of at the moment.


There is quite a lot of variety in the Astley Clarke Sale and I've always liked this moss agate necklace. I really like it when jewellery is completely unique due to the natural variations in gemstones. I don't have anything with Moss Agate and I like that this piece is not automatically black and gold which is my go-to winning combination. The dark green makes this a little more mature and stylish then a black gemstone plus it would look cool over white or black. I especially like the idea of wearing this with a black turtleneck, black jeans and statement shoes. Chic AF.  



At the moment I'm also into really chunky stuff and have been coveting statement pieces from The Great Frog and anything that's got a rock and roll edge to it so these Alexander McQueen beetle earrings are my ideal earrings at the moment. Ancient symbology and insects is a huge trend this year and I don't think it's going away quickly. I love the detail on these earrings and the way there is even a tiny skull on each once that been incorporated into the design. These would have a home in my jewellery box for years to come.

My strongest advice to anyone wanting to pick up a great piece of jewellery at a low price is buy something that's a hero piece from that brand such as statement tassel earrings from Oscar De La Renta, a Skull ring from Alexander McQueen or hoop earrings from Maria Black.

My biggest avoid would be buying anything that's still expensive where the trend might seem like it's over. I'm not a big fan of paying for expensive costume jewellery for the sake of a brand name either so always have a look at what something is made out of as well. Plus the golden rule don't buy something becuase it's cheap!


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Monday, 14 May 2018
Sunday, 29 April 2018
The Goldsmiths' Company at Fortnum & Mason

To celebrate London Craft Week, Fortnum's has teamed with iconic goldsmithing and silversmithing guild, The Goldsmiths’ Company, to curate a selection of exceptional jewellery and contemporary silver objects for sale across three floors of our Piccadilly store.    Featuring the work of emerging and established designer-makers alike, visit Fortnum's between May 3rd-31st for the chance to Meet the Makers and purchase their work - and during Craft Week itself (9-13th May) catch the stunning work of contemporary jewellers and silversmiths in our Duke Street windows too.


To celebrate London Craft Week, Fortnum's has teamed with iconic goldsmithing and silversmithing guild, The Goldsmiths’ Company, to curate a selection of exceptional jewellery and contemporary silver objects for sale across three floors of our Piccadilly store.

Featuring the work of emerging and established designer-makers alike, visit Fortnum's between May 3rd-31st for the chance to Meet the Makers and purchase their work - and during Craft Week itself (9-13th May) catch the stunning work of contemporary jewellers and silversmiths in our Duke Street windows too.
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Thursday, 26 April 2018
Cool Signet Rings for Modern Girls

Forget everything you thought you knew about signet rings. Modern signet rings have kept their chunky design but now look more refined which makes them perfect for wearing with all your other rings. Lots of designers have been embracing this androgynous jewellery trend from minimalist engraved styles to colourful and sparkly stone encrusted rings.    Whether you make a statement with a single ring or styling up a stack of rings there is plenty to choose from simple high street finds to investment diamond pink rings. Signet rings are now a cool way to switch up your jewellery game for chic style.

Forget everything you thought you knew about signet rings. Modern signet rings have kept their chunky design but now look more refined which makes them perfect for wearing with all your other rings. Lots of designers have been embracing this androgynous jewellery trend from minimalist engraved styles to colourful and sparkly stone encrusted rings.  
Whether you make a statement with a single ring or styling up a stack of rings there is plenty to choose from simple high street finds to investment diamond pink rings. Signet rings are now a cool way to switch up your jewellery game for chic style. 








 



















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Wednesday, 25 April 2018
Jewel of the Week: And Mary Black and Gold Unicorn Ring

And Mary Black and Gold Unicorn Ring - UK Jewellery Blog - Jewellery Curated
This week jewel of the week features this gorgeous black and gold unicorn ring. It's by whimsical jewellery brand And Mary. This beautiful ring is made of porcelain and the design is hand painted. Although this ring is available in white and gold I am such a sucker for anything in black and gold. I love the contrast of the matte black with the high shine of the golden horn and the delicate blue eye. 

I guarantee you that if you head over to And Mary jewellery's site you will struggle to pick a favourite. I often look through their Instagram to see all the animals, and every time I can't decide on a favourite. I think that what I love the most about the jewellery are the lifelike and gentle faces of the animals. The stylisation of each piece strikes a perfect balance between something natural and charming. I feel the jewellery is instantly recognisable as an And Mary piece and at £50.00 this is perfect payday treat for any fan of unicorns. 


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Tuesday, 24 April 2018
Jemma Wynne Sample Sale April 2018

 Jemma Wynne Sample Sale April 2018    WHEN:    April 24th 2018 to April 25th 2018    Free Entry    WHERE:    Jemma Wynne,   609 Fifth Avenue,   Suite 608,   New York, 10017       WHAT:    Shop deep discounts with up to 75% off women's fine jewelry at this two day Spring Cleaning sample sale from Jemma Wynne in NYC, featuring 18K gold with diamonds and precious stones. Payment is by cash and credit card only.



WHEN:

April 24th 2018 to April 25th 2018

Free Entry

WHERE:

Jemma Wynne, 
609 Fifth Avenue, 
Suite 608, 
New York, 10017


WHAT:

Shop deep discounts with up to 75% off women's fine jewelry at this two day Spring Cleaning sample sale from Jemma Wynne in NYC, featuring 18K gold with diamonds and precious stones. Payment is by cash and credit card only.
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Janis Savitt Designer Jewelry Sample Sale April 2018


Janis Savitt Designer Jewelry Sample Sale April 2018    WHEN:    April 23rd 2018 to April 25th 2018    Free Entry    WHERE:    Janis Savitt,   200 West 58th Street,   Suite 12-B,   New York, 10019    WHAT:    Take up to 70% off at this designer jewelry sample sale from Janis Savitt in NYC, where prices will start at just $15 - including their famous Cobra bracelets, and also earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings with gold, silver and crystals.



WHEN:

April 23rd 2018 to April 25th 2018

Free Entry

WHERE:

Janis Savitt, 
200 West 58th Street, 
Suite 12-B, 
New York, 10019

WHAT:

Take up to 70% off at this designer jewelry sample sale from Janis Savitt in NYC, where prices will start at just $15 - including their famous Cobra bracelets, and also earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings with gold, silver and crystals.
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IPPOLITA Spring Sample Sale April 2018

IPPOLITA Spring Sample Sale April 2018    WHEN:  April 26th 2018 to April 29th 2018  Free Entry    WHERE:  Soiffer Haskin,   317 West 33rd Street,   New York, 10001    WHAT:  Shop fine jewellery from IPPOLITA at their four-day sale in Soiffer Haskin, where prices will start at 50% off retail, with some specially marked items discounted by up to 90%!     Note that payment is by cards only.     All sales final.



WHEN:
April 26th 2018 to April 29th 2018
Free Entry

WHERE:
Soiffer Haskin, 
317 West 33rd Street, 
New York, 10001

WHAT:
Shop fine jewellery from IPPOLITA at their four-day sale in Soiffer Haskin, where prices will start at 50% off retail, with some specially marked items discounted by up to 90%!

 Note that payment is by cards only. 

All sales final.

IPPOLITA Spring Sample Sale April 2018    WHEN:  April 26th 2018 to April 29th 2018  Free Entry    WHERE:  Soiffer Haskin,   317 West 33rd Street,   New York, 10001    WHAT:  Shop fine jewellery from IPPOLITA at their four-day sale in Soiffer Haskin, where prices will start at 50% off retail, with some specially marked items discounted by up to 90%!     Note that payment is by cards only.     All sales final.
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Helen Yarmak Sample Sale April 2018

Helen Yarmak Sample Sale April 2018    WHEN:    TODAY!    Tue April 24th 2018, 12:00pm to 7:00pm  Free Entry    WHERE:    Helen Yarmak,   730 Fifth Avenue, 23rd Floor,   The Crown Building,   New York, 10019    WHAT:    Shop one-of-a-kind fur and jewelry plus accessories and home at this one day sample sale from Helen Yarmak in NYC, where there's up to 75% off most retail prices!     Find them at 730 Fifth Avenue - entrance on West 57th Street.


WHEN:

TODAY!

Tue April 24th 2018, 12:00pm to 7:00pm
Free Entry

WHERE:

Helen Yarmak, 
730 Fifth Avenue, 23rd Floor, 
The Crown Building, 
New York, 10019

WHAT:

Shop one-of-a-kind fur and jewelry plus accessories and home at this one day sample sale from Helen Yarmak in NYC, where there's up to 75% off most retail prices! 

Find them at 730 Fifth Avenue - entrance on West 57th Street.

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Meghan Markle in Shaun Leane April 2018

Meghan Markle wore some of my favourite earrings this week for The Queen's birthday. They are the Gold Vermeil Talon Earrings and she paired them with two stacking two bracelets, Gold Vermeil Diamond Signature Cuff and Serpent's Trace. The Serpents Trace bracelet is from the new collection which is launching in May 2018. UK Jewellery Blogger

Meghan Markle wore some of my favourite earrings this week for The Queen's birthday. They are the Gold Vermeil Talon Earrings, and she paired them with two stacking two bracelets, Gold Vermeil Diamond Signature Cuff and Serpent's Trace. The Serpents Trace bracelet is from the new collection which is launching in May 2018. 
These earrings are a strikingly elegant piece from the Signature Tusk Collection. I love the double-sided nature of these earrings which gives them a perfect balance of elegance and edge. Wear them day or night, and they are guaranteed to make a unique jewellery statement. UK Jewellery Blog

These earrings are a strikingly elegant piece from the Signature Tusk Collection. I love the double-sided nature of these earrings which gives them a perfect balance of elegance and edge. Wear them day or night, and they are guaranteed to make a unique jewellery statement.


I love the signature Tusk from Shaun Leane. It's been part of Shaun Leane jewellery since 1996 when Shaun Leane collaborated with Alexander McQueen for McQueen's SS96 show called The Hunger. The shape of this bangle is very elegant but also quite simple and primal. It's made of gold vermeil with a diamond set tip.


I love the signature Tusk from Shaun Leane. It's been part of Shaun Leane jewellery since 1996 when Shaun Leane collaborated with Alexander McQueen for McQueen's SS96 show called The Hunger. The shape of this bangle is very elegant but also quite simple and primal. It's made of gold vermeil with a diamond set tip. 





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