Monday, 7 August 2017
Harrods Fine Jewellery Exhibition



Harrods Fine Jewellery Exhibition
03 AUGUST 2017 - 17 AUGUST 2017
FINE JEWELLERY ROOM, GROUND FLOOR

Harrods has collaborated with 21 of the world’s most prestigious fine jewellery houses to bring you a special exhibition which focuses on the beauty of colour. The Fine Jewellery room will be brought to life as the likes of Van Cleef & Arpels, Boghossian and Boodles display their latest collections alongside exclusive, one-of-a-kind pieces. Running from Thursday 3rd August to Thursday 17th August, the carefully-curated selection includes High Jewellery pieces which are adorned with the finest array of extraordinary colourful stones, including rare sapphires, rubies and diamonds.
The exhibition can be found in the Fine Jewellery Room, Ground Floor.
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Friday, 21 July 2017
Make a splash in these statement earrings



There are some pieces of jewellery that scream holiday and as the hot weather starts to have us all dreaming of that city escape or beach get away. Tassel and beaded earrings have been all over the catwalk recently and are a easy way to add something bold and colourful into your jewellery box.

If you're looking for something really classic and iconic then go for a signature pair of Oscar De La Renta tassel earrings or for something still modern then Shourouk. If you're looking for something a little more purse friendly then  Anthropologie and J Crew are great place to snap up some tassel earrings at a great price. I've never really seen very good tassel earrings at other high street retailers as the technical requirements are a little bit more complicated than your average minimalist earrings.

Beaded tassel earrings are very useful on holiday when you are wearings these earrings on the beach, beside the pool or even in the ocean, as the earrings are often made of hard wearing materials such as enamels, acrylic and glass seed beads. I've definitely seen more colour blocking styles of earrings than mixed beads in recent years. If you're choosing a pair in a colour block go for a primary colour for maximum impact. Where as if you're going for a multi coloured style pastel colours can look great and more interesting.

I love that these colourful and bold earrings can uplift any outfit. Big statement earrings are a bit like the high heels of the jewellery world. Not every body feels like they can wear them and they make a instant loud statement. When I'm stuck in the office over the summer and fee like every one else is on holiday I often wear a statement earring to lift my mood and give me that holiday feeling. So don't forget to pack one pair of tassel or beaded earrings to get you from beach to bar and let me know which if your favourite pair.




Make a splash in these statement earrings - Short Tassel Earrings - Oscar De La Renta - Jewellery Summer Holiday
Make a splash in these statement earrings - Jasmine Tassel Drop Earrings - Anthropologie - Jewellery Summer Holiday
Make a splash in these statement earrings - Geo Pastel Beaded Earrings - Anthropologie - Jewellery Summer Holiday

Make a splash in these statement earrings - Beaded Tassel Earrings - Kenneth Jay Lane - Jewellery Summer Holiday
Make a splash in these statement earrings - Totem Tassel Earrings - Shourouk - Jewellery Summer Holiday
Make a splash in these statement earrings - Fringed Drop Earrings - Anthropologie - Jewellery Summer Holiday

Make a splash in these statement earrings - Brisbane Earrings - Anthropologie - Jewellery Summer Holiday

Make a splash in these statement earrings - Beaded Star Tassel Earrings - J Crew - Jewellery Summer Holiday
Make a splash in these statement earrings - Island Hue Beaded Fringe Earrings - Lele Sadoughi - Jewellery Summer Holiday
Make a splash in these statement earrings - Multi Pom Pom Earrings - Rajana Khan - Jewellery Summer Holiday

Have you been following the Jewellery Curated Summer Holiday series? I'm posting every other day in July and it's all about the summer holidays and jewellery to wear this time of year. Read all about my favourite jewellery holiday trends, the perfect holiday gemstone, and 15 pieces of jewellery that every mermaid owns.

Jewellery Curated - Summer Holiday - Jewellery Blog

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017
Discover the most elegant holiday jewellery

Discover the most elegant holiday jewellery - Nura Collection - Monica Vinader

Sometimes you want to look at little more chic and little less beach and Monica Vinader has just answered our holiday jewellery dilemma with her latest Nura collection. The name Nura comes by the ancient epithet for the beautiful island of Menorca. The entire collection is inspired by the organic nature of beaches, shells, pebbles and coral reefs fragments. There is also a choice between smooth clean finishes and diamond encrusted pieces. The entire collection has been made in 18ct rose gold vermeil for that warm sun set feel. Be sure to feel the most elegant poolside sun bather when wearing one of these gems.  

Discover the most elegant holiday jewellery with the Monica Vinader Nura collection.

Discover the most elegant holiday jewellery with the Monica Vinader Nura collection.

Discover the most elegant holiday jewellery with the Monica Vinader Nura collection.

I always love seeing jewellery sketches from collections and would love to be able to draw so technically and beautifully at the sane time. You can see a real sense of the work and craftsmanship that goes in to making this collection looked as if it was sculpted by the ocean. I've put together my favourite pieces from the collection. 

Nura Large Reed Pendant - Discover the most elegant holiday jewellery


Coral jewellery can be really over the top and much more maximalist than this dainty pendant. It's really simple and sleek giving it a much more subtle look. If you're a sun hunter and love a holiday on the beach rather than in a city centre then this pendant is for you. As it's so simple you can even wear it when you're back to work in September. 
Nura Teardrop earrings - Discover the most elegant holiday jewellery

When a piece of jewellery as no other features such as stone settings they can look a little boring but I really love these earrings for the fact there is no other embellishment.There is something really pleasing about these earrings and I think it's how they manage to be subtly asymmetric and organic at the same time. They really look like you've struck gold when walking along the beach at sun set.

Nura Reef Bracelet - Discover the most elegant holiday jewellery

This gorgeous gold vermeil bracelets takes it's inspiration from organic reef fragments found in the Mediterranean Sea. Perfect if you're looking for something a little more than a cord or fabric bracelet.
Nura Teardrop Ring - Discover the most elegant holiday jewellery

A simple ring like this is perfect for someone whose looking for that elegant look on holiday. Stack with coloured stones or diamond rings for more poolside glamour. It's a great entry piece into the collection if you're in love with the rose gold tones and natural feel to this collection. 

Nura Reef Necklace - Discover the most elegant holiday jewellery
 Nura Reef Necklace - £295.00

This necklace is really versatile and great for some looking for something a bit more than a pendant on a chain. I would wear this necklace with a gorgeous beach dress and when out and about exploring local areas.


Discover Elegant Holiday Jewellery - Nura Double Teardrop Cocktail Earrings - Monica Vinader

These awesomely dazzling earrings had to be included. These cocktail earrings featuring a whopping 966 pavĂ© set diamonds totaling 2.62 carats. If you're thinking of getting married abroad these statement earrings would make the perfect bridal jewellery. 

The one thing to be careful with taking these precious jewels on holiday is that gold vermeil is sensitive to sun cream and chlorine. Make sure you put all your sun cream on before wearing your jewellery and that you take off pieces whilst swimming. 

We're all going on a summer holiday! Through out July all posts are going to focus on every one's favourite thing; Summer Holidays. Follow the entire summer holiday jewellery series and read all about my favourite holiday gemstones, new jewellery on the high street this summer and what jewellery to wear on a staycation. 

Jewellery Curated - Summer Holiday - Jewellery Blog


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Sunday, 16 July 2017
Adventure time with this effortlessly cool jeweler

Adventure time with this effortlessly cool jeweler - Daisy London - Jewellery Blog

I've always admired one jeweler for promoting an active lifestyle, a taste for adventure and a love for our planet. If you're not familiar with Daisy Knights you're about to meet your next girl crush. Her website offers so much more than just affordable fine jewellery, it's a wonderful showcase for what is her unique brand. I often look through blog pages of many jewellery brands and Daisy's is the most genuine and interesting one I've come across. It's not an SEO project but a platform to promote her core values.

Adventure time with this effortlessly cool jeweler - Daisy London - Jewellery BlogAdventure time with this effortlessly cool jeweler - Daisy London - Jewellery Blog

Her travel post to Bali features her own holiday pictures which show her surfing and looking super cool by the pool. This seems a refreshing difference from the normal travel guides you see on brand websites which tend to feature generic shots of core tourist sites. As well as cool travel posts Daisy shares DIY, such as home dying projects and other people's work which inspire her. Giving you plenty to see and read.

Adventure time with this effortlessly cool jeweler - Daisy London - Jewellery BlogAdventure time with this effortlessly cool jeweler - Daisy London - Jewellery Blog

For what appears to be simple jewellery Daisy Knights has distinctive style and at an affordable price. The brand has been ever moving towards a lifestyle brand I feel this encapsulates the feeling of natural authenticity that Daisy has created behind her designs. Her jewellery is made from recycled gold and silver and when gems and jewels are used care is also taken to make sure these are ethically sourced and Daisy has worked with man made gems which can be better for the environment.

The Daisy Knights woman is active, an adventurer, loves beautiful things and the story and people behind them, a lover of life and our planet. Her jewellery is made in her Costwold Studio or by master craftsmen in the Birmingham jewellery workshop. Below I'm sharing some of my favourite pieces from her collections.


Memory is my favourite collection and was the first example of Daisy's work that I became familiar with. Whilst offering cute simple pieces Daisy Knights also offer fair trade weddings rings and bespoke engagement rings for those looking for something a little off the beaten track. Details such as mixed and match metal with stylised silhouettes and simple clasps give her jewellery a rustic feel. Most pieces from Daisy Knights are pure metal and her work with stones is simple but usually brightly coloured and only used when a piece warrants it.

As Daisy Knights works with recycled sterling silver and 9ct gold you know you are supporting fair trade when you purchase a piece of jewellery. 9ct gold is not often used by such cool designers but it means you'll get something that lasts forever and can be easily worn when travelling and adventuring.

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Breeze Large Feather Ring- Silver - £195.00

This is one of the first pieces Daisy ever designed and made, carved by Daisy and then cast in either recycled sterling silver or recycled 9ct solid gold. The feather motif makes this ring feel gentle despite it's size.


Large Hoop Earrings - Solid Yellow Gold - Daisy London - Jewellery LondonLarge Hoop Earrings - Solid Yellow Gold - Daisy London - Jewellery London

Large Hoop Earrings - Solid Yellow Gold - £72.00

These 9ct yellow gold Large Hoop earrings are from Daisy's latest collection which was inspired by a recent surf trip to Bali I mentioned earlier. This collection was all about must have key jewellery basics made from solid gold so they will last forever. Simple hoops like these can be worn with additional ear cuffs and are perfect for the sporty, stylish woman who wants to wear beautiful jewellery whatever she's doing!

Life Ring- Solid Rose Gold - Daisy KnightsLife Ring- Solid Rose Gold - Daisy Knights

Life Ring- Solid Rose Gold - £160.00

This fun and timeless ring is inspired by a simple slice of watermelon this ring is made from recycled 9ct gold and set with green cubic zircon. Green jewels are one of my favourite and I love the the deep green pave around the edge with the lovely contrast of the rose jewellery which strikes up the visualisation of the pink watermelon fruit.
Shadow Shark Friendship Bracelet- Sterling Silver - Daisy London - Jewellery Blog

This is one of my favourite pieces from the shadow collection. I love the silver and turquoise contrast whilst this piece is super minimalist and very cool, this colour contrast gives this bracelet real pop. The cord is made from really durable waxed nylon cord. The shark measures approximately 2cm and the ring shank in 1.5mm.


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Memory Skull Ring - Solid Gold - £220.00

Daisy Knights skull ring is my all time favourite piece from Daisy Knights and one of the first pieces I ever saw. This skull maintains it's obvious shape but is so cutely stylised. This is a slightly updated version which has an ethically sourced diamond tooth which gives it a little subtle edge.


Origin Pineapple Necklace - Solid Gold and Citrine Gem - Daisy London - Jewellery BlogOrigin Pineapple Necklace - Solid Gold and Citrine Gem - Daisy London - Jewellery Blog


This lovely necklace is from the Origin Collection which features lots of adorable pineapples. This delicate necklace is made from recycled 9ct gold with a sterling silver clasp. The gem in the middle is a gentle orange citrine gemstone.  


I'm not usually a fan of mixed metal but I think this bracelet almost changes my mind. The cactus has a richness from the contrast from the chain. When I think of the jewellery the Daisy Knight woman wears she definitely loves mixing and matching her metals for a more bohemian look. The clasp is also very striking as it's more simple and rustic then most jewellery designers.

Wild Cactus Ring- Sterling Silver - Daisy London - Jewellery BlogWild Cactus Ring- Sterling Silver - Daisy London - Jewellery Blog

Wild Cactus Ring- Sterling Silver - £90.00

The cactus motif is used through out Daisy Knight's collection and despite it's simple shape it's still very obviously a cactus. The flat metal work adds a cool contrast against your skin when wore will make a chic detail to any outfit.

Have you been following the Jewellery Curated - Summer Holiday Series. I've been posting every other day about all things summery and to take you away on your next adventure. Read all about my favourite gemstone for travelling, the most elegant holiday jewellery and crabby chic jewellery. Head over to the Jewellery Curated Summer Holiday page to read all about it.


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Friday, 14 July 2017
Serious under-the-sea sparkle with this little fellow

Tatty Devine Giant Lobster Necklace Jewellery Curated
No mermaid is complete without her lobster and with 140 ruby red Swarovski crystals this bright red crustacean is a real show stopper necklace. This giant red lobster necklace is one of Tatty Devine's most iconic pieces. 

This necklace would look great worn in the day or even after dark to drinks and evening parties. The claws have been cleverly designed to snap when worn. I would wear over a black dress evening dress or over beach dress a with a serious tan. 

At £165.00 for a giant red lobster necklace you'll be happy knowing that this costume piece will be durable when traveling. You'll love it so much that you'll be wearing it back to work in September. 


Tatty Devine Giant Lobster Necklace Jewellery Curated

If you’re not jet setting off this summer never fear as you can come along to one of Tatty Devine’s jewellery making classes where you can regularly make your own lobster necklace. Look out for the special classes where can chose to make a red acrylic lobster or a blue one. 

Tatty Devine Giant Lobster Necklace Jewellery Curated


Is this necklace a bit too big for your taste? Then check out Tatty Devine's Mini Lobster Necklace at the purse friendly price of £50.00 and £40.00.

Tatty Devine Mini Lobster Necklace Jewellery Curated

Have you been following the Jewellery Curated summer holiday? I'm dedicating all of July to the best jewellery to take on holiday. Read more about my favourite summer gemstones, best high street jewellery and tonnes more in our Summer Holiday series.

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