I thought it was time to dive back into the (one of many) WSS jewellery box and share with you some of my favourite pieces.
I love buying new jewellery and as such, can’t spend lots and lots of money on individual bits. I am not a millionaire but I also feel that beautiful jewellery shouldn’t have to cost the earth. Which is one of the reasons I started this blog I guess.
Anywho, here’s a quick snapshot of some of my personal highlights. Apologies for the rubbishy piccies, I will never claim to be anything other than a rank amateur photographer.
Turquoise Bead Necklace
This rather impressive necklace is from the wonderful Primark. I don’t wear it a huge amount as it’s so large and such a dramatic statement. It’s also quite heavy. But whenever I do, people always say how nice it is and are shocked when they find out it’s a Primarni special. I’m thinking this is going to come into it’s own this summer. It’ll look fab with a crisp, white summery dress or something in my new favourite colour, bright orange. The chain is a brass coloured metal and the beads are a deep, strong turquoise.
Blue Diamond Eternity band and Green Diamond 3 Stone Ring
I was lucky enough to be given both these rings as gifts. I got the blue diamond eternity band first, I just fell in love with the colour, which is much more intense than the photo here shows. I got the green diamond one a fair bit later, but I always wear them both together. The blue and green just look beautiful next to each other and I like the fact that it’s a bit different. My wedding band and engagement ring are both white gold and white diamonds, so these look like a colourful copy sitting on the same finger of my opposite hand.
Wire Heart and Globe Pendants
I obviously went through a bit of a phase here. The heart pendant is from Dorothy Perkins I believe and the globe from TopShop. Both were bought in the sale and were no more than a few £s each. They’re both on longer length chains and are quite chunky, which is ideal for me. I wear these A LOT, but although I got the heart first, I do tend to wear the globe a bit more frequently, as it goes better with other pieces in my collection. I mix it up and wear a shorter, gold chain with an ivory horn on it (vintage, before anyone shouts at me, it was my aunt’s) and a men’s leather cuff I bought from H&M years ago, which has become a bit of a staple. I like wearing different textures and colours together. I used to worry and think I had to stick to the same metal colour or style, but really, layering with confidence is the way to go, especially with this season’s penchant for print clashing, anything goes!
Square Orange Ring
Another TopShop bargain, I paid the princely sum of £1.50 for this ring. Actually, I had a gift voucher from my bessie, so bought this using that (thanks Kate!). I was initially unsure of the whole orange thing. I stand out a lot, physically, so have shied away from big blocks of bright colours in the past. So this was my way of easing myself into the wonderful world of orange. And I’m glad I did, it’s such a happy, sunny colour. I’ve now invested in an oversized orange blouse-type that I wear all the time and I love it. I’m sure more orange purchases will follow, if and when the weather ever pulls its finger out!
So there you go, just a few snapshots from my sizeable jewellery collection. I promise to get more up soon, and will work hard on getting some better images.
Have a lovely day you gorgeous people.