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Swarovski Wedding Jewellery

February 15, 2016

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If you are getting married this summer now is the right time of the year for you to look for that special jewellery. Swarovski jewellery proves to be very popular among the brides every year. Swarovski is an Austrian producer of luxury cut lead glass.

I now have my own collection of Swarovski pearl & crystal hand made jewellery which you can find in my Folksy shop. Have a look and see if there is a colour available that will suit your theme. I am also happy to discuss your specific requirements for a custom order — if you are looking for extra special jewellery for your wedding: one special piece for yourself; a collection for your bridesmaids; or some extra special favours, then don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss your bespoke item.

 

Autumn Mood

October 1, 2014

I think we can all agree the summer is long gone now. It’s getting cooler and cooler and we all tend to get our winter clothes out of the wardrobe. Inspired by the lovely autumnal colours I prepared a Polyvore board – you should try – it’s lots of fun! (more…)

Ancient Gemstones – Aventurine

August 19, 2014

Green Aventurine and Black ... Product ImageAventurine is a form of quartz, characterised by its translucency and the presence of platy mineral inclusions that give a shimmering or glistening effect termed aventurescence. The most common colour of aventurine is green, but it may also be orange, brown, yellow, blue, or gray.

Ancient Tibetans decorated their statues with Aventurine, using it most often for the eyes to symbolically increase the statue’s visionary powers. Nowadays it is used to aid nearsightedness.

Until the nineteenth century, Aventurine was called the “stone of the Amazons,” because the Brazilian deposits were believed to have supplied jewels and talismans for the Amazonian warriors. (more…)

Get The August Look!

August 11, 2014

August is one of my favourite months! The summer is still here and often this month’s the hottest – what’s not to like?

I wish I’d have some holiday left so I can go somewhere nice, roam around on a deserted beach and enjoy the sunset. But I don’t – so I prepared an outfit that will remind us of the beach and the see even if we are not there this summer!

Tahitian pearls adorn the gorgeous bracelet I used to create the outfit. Like always I have created two outfits around the same piece of jewellery. You can wear one outfit when you go to the pool this August, catch a nice tan and enjoy a relaxing afternoon. The second outfit you can wear in the evening – maybe when you are going out for cocktails with your friends or – why not? – on your first date with that cool guy you’ve meet at the pool! (more…)

Ancient Gemstones – Goldstone

August 5, 2014

Blue Goldstone Necklace, Br... Product ImageThis gorgeous gemstone might not be so ancient but it surely has a nice story and it’s worth our attention just like the other gemstones. Goldstone is a man made stone which has been around since the European Rennaissance, a type of glittering glass made in a low-oxygen reducing atmosphere. The story behind the origin of the goldstone is not certain and more folklore stories exist. One of them states that goldstone was created by alchemists. One of the many problems that alchemists tried to solve was how to turn iron into gold. Goldstone is thought to be the result of one of these attempts. (more…)

Summer’s most wanted

July 22, 2014

We all know we are in the middle of the summer – the hot season! I love it and I know you do too. The season for hot, sunny holidays! Sitting on the beach all day, getting the perfect tan. Roaming around Paris or Rome streets – sightseeing, walking ancient paths. And of course – a small bag that’s easy to carry and even better the one piece of jewellery that’s going to match your favourite dress, top and shoes.

I’ve put together two outfits perfect for your summer holiday. I used one of my favourite jewellery sets. It’s made up on mother of pearl coins, together with flowery silver connectors. Jewellery made from mother of pearl falls in the group referred to as organic jewellery — jewellery that originates from a living creature, plant or organism. (more…)

Vintage looking jewellery

July 1, 2014

Vintage Emerald Czech Fire ... Product ImageJewellery must be at least 100 years old to be considered antique, and made after the 1940’s and through the 1980’s to be considered vintage. Retro style is style that is consciously derivative or imitative of trends, modes, fashions, or attitudes of the recent past. It generally implies a vintage of at least fifteen or twenty years. For example, clothing from the 1980’s or 1990’s could be retro. (more…)

World Cup Discount

June 15, 2014

Well, it’s that timePurple Frosted Agate Necklace Product Image of your summer again! The World Cup – everywhere news about the matches, men drinking bear and waving flags, and of course late evenings looking at the TV!

Have you been abandoned to the World Cup? Why not treat yourself to a lovely piece of jewellery from my Etsy shop? Use the code WORLDCUP2014 for a 15% discount on anything you fancy. The code expires on the 13th of July.

You can buy anything and although each of your friends will admire your new piece of jewellery, your husband will still be distracted by the World Cup matches. Later on – he might notice that new necklace you must have bought while he was busy with all the football.

Atreva-se!

 

 

Father’s Day

June 10, 2014

Buying gifts is always very hard, regardless of the recipient – to pick an item that the other person will love is a difficult task. Father’s Day is getting closer now, so if you haven’t found the perfect gift yet – here is an idea of a few manly gifts that will make you the favourite daughter!

Jewellery has been worn by men since Ancient times. In ancient Rome, for instance, only certain ranks could wear rings and later consumption laws dictated who could wear what type of jewellery, again based on rank. In the African Maasai tribe the women regularly weave and bead jewellery. For both Maasai women and men beauty is a very important aspect of culture and the beads are used as a form of adornment throughout everyday life, ceremonies, and rites of passage and is often given to visitors as a sign of gratitude and respect. (more…)

Ancient Gemstones – Amazonite

May 20, 2014

Multicoloured Amazonite Nec... Product Image Amazonite is named after the Amazon River in Brazil and the lush jungle region surrounding it where the original “green stones” were discovered. Whether these stones were what we know today as Amazonite is uncertain, as deposits are not currently found in the basin area of this great river. Amazonite sparkles in captivating shades of turquoise-green, promising to soothe the spirit and calm the soul.

Called the “Stone of Courage” and the “Stone of Truth,” Amazonite is said to empower one to search the self and discover one’s own truths and integrity, and to move beyond fear of judgment or confrontation with others to live in alignment with those beliefs and values. (more…)