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New Colours…Coral

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Kenneth Jay Lane Coral Cocktail RingCoral is slowly infiltrating into the fashion industry, and if you want to get yourself ahead of the trends, pick up some key coral accessories now.

This Coral Cocktail Ring by jewellery king Kenneth Jay Lane is the perfect head turning accessory. With a large coral dome shaped stone in the centre, set amongst a diamante trim on an adjustable gold band this is the ultimate classy ring, not just for wearing when drinking cocktails.

Coral, despite it’s orangey tones, matches almost any colour. It works well with the neutrals, and this ring would definitely offset a LBD perfectly. It also works well with deep greens, golds, and blues.

The Coral Cocktail Ring costs £75 and is available from Net A Porter now.

Ring a Ding Ding

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

ASOS RingsStatement rings are great for adding detail to an outfit, whether it’s a finishing touch to a great evening dress, or just to add a bit of sparkle and interest to a jeans and tee combo.

I’ve picked out a couple of my favourites currently available on ASOS. First, this Double Layer Stone Ring, on the right, costing £10. It comes in this season’s top colour – purple. It would complement any purple outfit, or add a bit of jewel inspired colour to a black or gray outfit. Measuring at about 4cm long it’s definitely big enough to get noticed and make a statement. For something more traditional, but still eye catching, have a look at the Single Stone Ring. With one big stone and smaller ones set into the band and with a high shine finish, this will match any outfit as a great accessory. It’s also quite a bargain at only £5.

Have a look for you perfect ring over at ASOS.

Emma Franklin Jewellery

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Emma Franklin Shotgun ChainIf 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.

More Bling for your Buck

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Karen Millen Cocktail RingThere’s nothing like putting a big rock on your finger to make you feel like a million dollars, and this Karen Millen ring is just perfect for that, and the good news is you don’t actually need to spend a million dollars.

It’s a pear shaped rhodium and crystal stone with silver edging and detailing on a silver band. As cocktail rings continue to feature on catwalks as part of the return of statement jewelery, this is a great way to recreate the trend. With multi-faceted edges and a clear stone, this ring will easily catch the light, and the over sized look will make your hands seem more delicate.

It costs £45, so whilst it’s not a real diamond it certainly won’t leave a green mark on your finger as the ring is silver plated.

Get it from House of Fraser online, who are currently offering free delivery on all orders.

Disney Couture

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Disney Couture Magic Castle NecklaceYou’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.

Gothic Frame Ring

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Dorothy Perkins Gothic Frame RingCostume jewellery is the ultimate accessory to have for Autumn/Winter – the rule is the bigger the better – pile on as many necklaces as your neck will take! Create an over-the-top effect with metres of chains, or just go for one huge statement piece. And, according to fashion bible Vogue, it doesn’t matter if your ‘diamonds’ cost £20 or £200. This great ring from Dorothy Perkins combines a statement piece with one of Autumn/Winter’s key trend, a gothic inspired look. And the best part? It costs less than a tenner!

The Gothic Frame Ring is great for accessorizing during the day, or will work really well with a black evening dress. The intricate framing detail makes the ring look a lot more expensive than it is, and the all black effect gives a super classy effect.

Get it now at Dorothy Perkins in store or online for £9.

Spheres for Summer

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.

Flower Power is Back

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

If you walk around any shopping centre you will see floral designs plastered all over the manikins and dressing room hangers. I can’t quite believe it but is seems flower power has returned. It doesn’t stop at clothing either, many stores have stocked up on flower inspired jewellery too. These three pieces from Topshop will give you a good idea what to expect when you next venture out on a shopping trip.

Floral Jewellery from Topshop

The first (left) is a Vintage Look Flower Necklace costing £10, superb to accompany a plain black dress or simple outfit. The second is an Embossed Flower Bangle (£8), beautifully designed and perfect to wear as a single piece to show off the unique detail.

Last but not least and my personal favourite is a Stone Set Flower Ring (also £8), perfect to add a bit of bling to your finger! Get into your floral prints this spring, they’re going to be huge.

Snake Jewellery

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

snakering.jpgIt appears that with the snake skin trend has come snake jewellery. The likes of Kimberly Stewart and Mary Kate Olsen are obviously loving the new accessories as they have recently been papped with snake jewels wrapped round arms and necks!!

I don’t think this is a trend that will be catching everyone’s eye but if you can pull it off it can make a good look. It is obviously quite a popular trend among the high street as well as I didn’t find it hard to track down some scaly pieces.

For the look on a budget I would recommend this Snake Ring available at Topshop. It’s just £4.00 and comes in both gold and silver. So not to look too scary I would stick to just the one snake piece at a time!!

Piano Ring

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

pianoring.jpgThis is probably one of the craziest designs for a ring I think I have ever seen!! Correct me if I’m wrong but who in their right mind would want to wear a piano on their finger?

For one, if I was too wear such a thing I would constantly be catching it on things. It’s bad enough when you wear a normal sized ring, but this beast will be getting stuck everywhere and ripping any type of material that gets in its way.

It’s also quite pricey at £32 and I’m not quite sure what kind of outfit you would team it with either. There is one positive I can find and that’s the fact it has an adjustable silver ring to fit all.

This look must appeal to some out there so if your one of them then you can find this design along with many other, shall we say unique designs, when you log on to