Archive for the ‘Pendants’ Category
Monday, September 22nd, 2008
Gold is definitely the the colour for jewellery this season, never mind if it’s real gold or just gold plated. This Bird of Paradise necklace from Accessorize combines the gold look with the current trend for big, statement jewellery.
The cut out spread wings design of the pendant looks great without being too heavy or dense, and can be worn with any outfit. With a short 16 inch chain the pendant should lie flat and won’t dangle down and get in your way. The bird design follows on from the animal influence that’s been seen in a lot of jewellery recently, from horse charms to leopard print bangles.
At only £8 it’s definitely a bargain for such an intricate piece, and one that’ll see you all the way through A/W and even into the summer.
Thursday, September 18th, 2008
If you’re looking for the newest, quirkiest, most cutting edge jewellery, then look no further than Emma Franklin Jewellery. Whilst the metal based, animal inspired pieces won’t be to everyone’s taste, she counts fashionista Alexa Chung amongst her fans.
Inspired by the country and countryside activities, her latest collection features pheasants, birds and stags amongst others, with a charm of the animals head mounted on a ring, badge,necklace or cuff links, and, in an interesting twist, is designed for both men and women to wear.
Most items are available in silver, gold or gun metal, and there’s also an option to have pieces made in solid gold for an increased price. All of her jewellery is made in her studio space in London, and her work has been featured in Vogue, Elle and Marie Claire.
This Small Shotgun Chain is one of Emma Franklin’s trademark pieces, and the darker metal looks great offset against the gold chain, and it’s unusual looking without being too outlandish. It costs £125, or £770 for solid gold.
Head over to Emma Franklin’s website to see her full collection and place an order.
Monday, September 15th, 2008
British fashion legend Vivienne Westwood has recently designed a range of jewellery, and if you’re a fan of her work (and let’s face it who isn’t) you’ll want to take a look.
This Heart Pendant sums up the Vivienne Westwood style perfectly. It features the iconic orb motif she made famous, as well as incorporating a heart charm. The cross that attaches the heart to the chain fits in nicely with this season’s goth trend, and the silver crystal detail offsets the red perfectly, making this one eye catching piece of neck candy.
It’s 22 cm long, meaning it won’t dangle down too low so you can wear it with any kind of neckline – a V neck, round neck, even a shirt. There’s also a tiny Vivienne Westwood tag near the clasp to prove it’s the real deal.
The Heart Pendant necklace costs £70, and considering this is a piece of Westwood it’s a pretty reasonable price. Get it from My-Wardrobe.
Monday, September 1st, 2008
I prefer handcrafted jewellery, rather than items mass produced by a machine. That way you can guarantee no-one else will have the same piece as you, and you’ll sound ultra cutting edge when people ask where you buy your jewellery.
Lunarrastar is a small jewellery company who have a studio space in Edinburgh, and sell their products online. They use natural gemstones, Swarovski crystals and vintage pendants to make necklaces, bracelets and earrings. They have great attention to detail and, even better, their jewellery doesn’t cost the earth!
Being a vintage fan, I think this Blue Victorian style Cameo necklace is one of my favourites. The blue colour is spot on and contrasts well with the white, and the Swarovski crystals and silver heart charm add detail and make it look even more unique. It’s available in three different lengths for the perfect fit, and costs just £15.99.
It’s available only on Lunarrastar’s website, and whilst you’re there have a look at their other lovely items.
Thursday, August 21st, 2008
You’re never too old for Disney, and now ASOS have launched a great line of jewellery to prove it! Disney Couture is a range of necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings inspired by Disney characters and themes, exclusively for big kids.
The high end products are a firm celebrity favourite, being sported by Lindsay Lohan, Kate Bosworth and Nicole Richie, as well as being featured in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.
My favourite is this cute Magic Castle Necklace. This is the very embodiment of all things Disney without being too cheesy or having Mickey Mouse draped round your neck (although the infamous ears are available as Swarovski necklace pendant if you fancy it!).
At 27 inches, this is a fairly long necklace, so wear it with a plain top to make the colours stand out. It’s 14 Ct gold plated and costs £40, so definitely a grown up piece of jewellery worth taking care of!
The whole range is available from ASOS now.
Wednesday, June 25th, 2008
Sphere shapes are hot at Accessorize at the moment, I have found a whole range of jewellery items in this style that are sure to be hot this summer. First up (left) is a Filigree Ball 925 Silver Necklace (£16), it would really jazz up a simple outfit and would look great on the beach with a bikini! Then we have a Giant Pave Ball Ring (£10), a stunning ring that will get you noticed.
The we have a Filigree Ball Earrings (£8) that are just big enough to add some sparkle but not too overpowering. Lastly we have a Pearl 925 Silver Pendant (£8), simple but stunning.
Monday, February 11th, 2008
This stunning Vivienne Westwood Red Label Heart pendant necklace would make the perfect luxurious gift to receive this Valentines Day.
There’s no better way to wear a hint of Westwood and definitely no better day than Valentines with the heart theme filling the air with romance wherever you look!!
This is a silver circle link necklace with a beautiful embossed heart shaped pendant. It also features a very glitzy Swarovski crystal embellished clover at top of pendant – how very bling!! I would get dropping those hints if I were you girls to be in with a chance of receiving such a gift. It’s not cheap at £90. Take a closer look yourself at www.net-a-porter.com
Thursday, January 10th, 2008
Well as far as I knew watches were made to be an everyday wrist accessory. Most, including myself just have the 1 to choose from come day or night. Some may have a few they keep for best, but I’m pretty sure not many have a time piece that hangs around their neck!!
Popular designer Marc Jacobs has created this original yet elegant time piece. The watch itself is a black diamanté encrusted apple-shaped pendant with a white face. It hangs on a long high quality silver chain. It’s the Quarter hours that spell Marc that make this piece so original and a true keepsake.
I guess this isn’t a time piece that could be worn day in day out as it’s not suited to every occasion but it would look fab teamed with a casual black day top or a great power suit for the days spent in the office!! This Marc by Marc Jacobs Apple diamanté watch pendant has a hefty price tag at £250.00 and can be seen and purchased on line at Net-a-porter.
Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008
I couldn’t resist taking a quick peek at this Lee Angel Emma pendant necklace – after all it appears we share the same name!!
This has a great vintage vibe and looks like a classic antique piece that will wear forever. Find this tree silhouette pendant necklace on a drop chain that clasps at the back of the neck. It features tiny quartz beads with a subtle diamante trim around the actual pendant.
I can’t see this beautiful accessory being a common feature in everyone’s jewellery box, but I love its originality and I’m always a sucker for antique style goodies! If this is your kind of thing then you’re in luck as this piece is also an item in the Net-a-porter sale with a purchase price of £84.00 reduced from £105.00.
Thursday, November 29th, 2007
Argent of London is a great jewellery stockist that I have recently been introduced to. They began in 1996 and aim to provide jewellery that people can buy for themselves instead of having to wait for that special someone to get the hint.
The designs create a statement and can be worn for today instead of having to keep pieces stuck in your jewellery box getting dusty while you wait for that special occasion to arrive. You can find it all at Argent of London, from sterling silver and 18ct gold to diamonds and precious stones so they really do cater for everyone’s budget.
After browsing through their vast collection on line at www.argentlondon.com, I was instantly drawn to this silver twisted heart pendant and chain. I expect it was because it has a certain Tiffany & Co feel to the design with the use of the heart but with a much more attractive price tag at just £38.