Jewellery Week Special: Gina Stewart Cox

June 23, 2012 § Leave a comment

This is a blog post about a brand I discovered, and which I just had to share with you,  during London Jewellery Week Treasure Exhibition Launch Event. To read my report on the event look it up on my twitter @fashionwishlist.

If you read my blog on regular basis, you would know by now I am a sucker for bracelets especially if they are made for being worn in a combination with others. I have a few which I hardly ever take off, they are my constant companions that went with me through thick and thin and have been collected from wonderful places I visited as memorabilia you always have on you or came from my favourite jewellery designers. And now I am ready to add another one to the collection – one designed by Gina Stewart Cox.

Durable cord, precious metals and gemstones – the whole range relies on top quality material and that is exactly what I am always looking for since I don’t want to part with the bracelet just after a few months of wear. And even when the cord wears out (say in a year or more), you can send it back and get a new cord put in, which is just the right level of post-purchase service you want! And another great thing – all the bracelets are unisex! Having said that if you are buying one for your boyfriend, do stay away from pinks and purples as well as those with gemstones – while unisex, they are not all masculine! And believe it or not there is yet another thing I love about this jewellery brand! Gina’s company has been supporting Elephant Conservation Network that works in Thailand – always great to see successful companies giving back!

Above are my favourite pieces in the colours I picked (there are lots more variations on the website). And here are the prices:

  1. Five Twelve Silver Circle, £41
  2. Chain Poquito Long, £49
  3. Solo Swarovski Aquamarine Piece, £36.50
  4. Knot Silver,£42
  5. Pure Bold, £70
  6. Diamond Single Emerald, £250

Jewellery Week Special: Jenny Llewellyn

June 21, 2012 § 1 Comment

This is a blog post about a very exciting brand I came across during London Jewellery Week Treasure Exhibition Launch Event. To read my report on the event look it up on my twitter @fashionwishlist.

At first look this jewellery appears to be alive – delicate and natural it requires a double take to grasp the idea behind the design. In fact this jewellery is made out of colourful and luminescent (yes, it glows in the dark!) silicon crafted into various shapes and set in precious metals. While there is a wide range of collections, my faivourite by far is Plume and Who Needs Pearls, items from which are presented on the pictures above. If you are looking for statement pieces that will draw attention and excite fashion lovers with unique approach to design – this is a brand for you!

Jenny Llewellyn is an East London designer that graduated from Middlesex University 5 years ago with a BA degree in Jewellery making and since then pursued designing and promoting her own jewellery brand. Her inspiration often comes from the deep sea live, which gives the pieces a very harmonious natural feel.

Who Needs Pearls collection, which was launched at the event I had a pleasure to attend, is really striking. At a fraction of the price of real pearls and of course with no ethical questions of pearl harvesting, this is a jewellery gem indeed. I could not help myself but feel like I want, indeed need each and every pearl-inspired item!

To see where you can purchase this jewellery visit their website or online shop carrying a limited range LoveDazzle.com.

The prices for the jewellery on the picture above is as follows: Blue/Green Plume necklace £800, Three Cup studs in gold £80, Blue/Green Cascade earrings in gold £230, Who Needs Pearls necklace £1200 and Pink/Orange Plume hoops £155.

Jewellery Week Special: Allumer

June 19, 2012 § 3 Comments

This blog post is about a fun jewellery brand I came across while visiting the launch of the Treasure Exhibition, a part of London Jewellery Week. To find out more about my experiences at the event check our my twitter account @fashionwishlist.Indeed this brand is super fun. Creating wearable jewellery that you would not want to part with on daily basis, it’s cool, trendy and cheeky.

I adore gold, silver and rhodium match necklaces (top picture) that have a precious stone tips including Amethyst, Topaz and Pink Tourmaline. Symbolising light and life, these matches are perfect as meaningful presents and with varied stone colours could be chosen as ‘his and hers’ necklaces. Another favourite: gold Allumette necklaces (bottom left picture) that come with a small bell in various colours and look great if you have a few of them around your neck, but careful – make sure you won’t be annoyed by bell sounds! Apart from necklaces jewellery brand creates bracelets – simple gummy bracelets might at first remind you of the ones you wore back at school but a gold plate with diamond attached to the bracelet will make sure you know you are now all grown up! And on top of funky jewellery designs I love their packaging idea – every product comes in a little match box. ‘Light up someone’s life’ indeed!

As you can tell I quickly became a big fan of the Allumer, and I am not the only one! Various celebrities have been spotted sporting their designs – Kate Moss, Princess Beatrice, Daisy Lowe and pretty much the entire cast of Made in Chelsea! It is quite fascinating that such a successful brand was formed reacting to demand: founder-designer Nathasha Leith-Smith did not plan to start a jewellery brand when she made a single friendship bracelet for her best friend igniting the spark of word of mouth that drove the demand.

You can find more about the jewellery and purchase the pieces on their website (which does need some work but this is the only negative thing I can say regarding Allumer, and that’s the easiest one to correct). Prices are as follows: Match necklace £12o-138, Allumette necklace £24 and Gummy bracelets £120-150.

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