Monthly Archives: August 2014

  • Customer Story: Bridal Jewellery for Jordan

    jordan-1Jordan and I have been chatting since 2009 when we'd both just joined Twitter. We've become good friends since then (one of the things I love about Twitter is that I can really get to know my customers  - something that was quite hard to to beforehand). It's been a pleasure to follow Jordan's story over the last 5 years. Things reached new levels of excitement when her fiancé Stuart proposed to her in Lindos on the sunny Greek island of Rhodes. Soon after, Jordan started planning her wedding and treating us to little snippets on Twitter of how she was getting on. She definitely qualifies as one of the most organised brides ever.

    I felt honoured when Jordan asked me advice on choosing her bridal jewellery. After a few emails and a *super exclusive* preview of the dress (beautiful), we decided on some pearl jewellery by Ti Sento. Ti Sento is perfect for bridal jewellery as it's wonderful quality and the styles are perfectly suited to brides with luxurious combinations of pearls, sterling silver and cubic zirconia crystals. Jordan chose two pearl bracelets, one with large pearls and a crystal t-bar closure, the other with smaller pearls with a single cubic zirconia crystal. They looked perfect layered together. For earrings, she chose a pair of cubic zirconia and pearl earrings - simple and elegant.

    jordan-6What made  you choose the pieces you did? My jewellery was actually one of the last things I chose - I wanted to make sure it complemented everything else that I was wearing. I knew I wanted something 'classic', and the Ti Sento pieces did this, but with a really lovely modern twist - exactly what I wanted.

    What was your first thought when you opened the jewellery box? Well, the pink outer packaging made me smile straight off, then to open the lovely thick white box and luxurious looking silk bag one of the bracelets came in was just wonderful.  Made me feel like I'd definitely made the right purchase.

    jordan-5How organised were you for your wedding day? Cool, calm and collected or last minute panic? I was *super* organised for our wedding and it really did add to my enjoyment of the process. I loved every second of shopping for and preparing and making things. Because I was organised I was able to have time to do things at the pace I wanted and the way I wanted!

    What was your most memorable moment from your wedding day? It has to be just before I walked down the aisle - the doors were glass and I was stood there in a gorgeous dress, everyone just waiting. It took my breath away a little bit. The rest just went in a complete whirlwind!

    Did you cry? I'm a big 'crier' and expected to pretty much cry my way through the whole ceremony.  Thankfully, I didn't and cried just the once when I had to say my name! After that I was okay. The only other time I cried was when it was the last dance of the night - I just felt so elated about the amazing day we'd had, but so sad too that it was all over.

    Thank you Jordan for allowing us to play a tiny part in your big day!

  • Jewellery Trend: Rose Gold Jewellery

    Rose gold jewellery has been a big over the last few seasons. We're very happy about this as we're big fans of all things rose gold here at Accessories Online. We love the warmth - adding a simple rose gold necklace to your outfit can brighten up a dull, dreary winter's day but goes with a beautifully bronze tan equally as well. Our collection of rose gold jewellery has been growing so much that we've now set up a special section on our website dedicated to it.

    I've put together a quick list of my current favourite rose gold jewellery in this post, starting firstly with the bangle that our customers love the most:

    Fossil Vintage Glitz Dainty Dot Bangle in Rose Gold Fossil Vintage Glitz Dainty Dot Bangle in Rose Gold

     

    This is the bangle of the moment - almost every customer that visits our shop comments on our purchases this beautiful bangle by American brand Fossil. Now it's not strictly rose gold, it's stainless steel in a rose gold colour. Stainless steel is a wonderful material for jewellery as it won't tarnish and is long lasting. It's also hypo-allergenic meaning people with metal allergies can normally wear it without problem. The quality of this bangle and the great price means that it's a great gift, which is what most of our customers buy it for.

    My second pick is this large gold dipped wishbone necklace by Dogeared:

    Dogeared Gold Dipped Wishbone Necklace Dogeared Gold Dipped Wishbone Necklace

     

    Dogeared jewellery and wishbones go hand in hand. It's one of their most iconic charms that's been with them from the start. The Dogeared wishbone is available in three different sizes - my favourite is this one. I like the large sized wishbone as it comes on a long chain - I've always preferred longer length necklaces. Not only does this necklace tick the rose gold and wishbone trend boxes, but it's also mixed metal, combining gold and rose gold. It's the holy trinity of jewellery trends.

    Daisy Sahara Star Bracelet in Rose Gold Daisy Sahara Star Bracelet in Rose Gold

     

    Just look at this this beauty above. It's the Sahara star bracelet by Daisy London in rose gold. Not only is this bracelet fabulous quality, but it comes with luxurious Daisy Jewellery packaging which makes it even more special. It's a gift to be treasured by any rose gold lover. I love the detail in this bracelet, each little star is slightly curved which gives it a beautifully finished look. The stars are set at alternating angles, so it makes it look like they're dancing around your wrist. Just lovely.

    Dogeared Rose Gold Infinite Love Necklace Dogeared Rose Gold Infinite Love Necklace

     

    The necklace above is a new addition to our Dogeared jewellery range. They have reworked some of their all time best selling necklace styles and given them a rose gold makeover. The infinite love necklace has a little infinity symbol and comes on a delicate 16 inch necklace. SO pretty. It's also gift boxed so it's just perfect for giving.

     

    Fossil Vintage Glitz Earrings in Rose Fossil Vintage Glitz Earrings in Rose

    And we're back to Fossil jewellery for the final rose gold hit. These earrings fit into the 'photo doesn't do them justice' category. In real life, they're just so sparkly and dainty that it makes me happy every time I glance at them in the shop. The crystals are very tiny and set into the earrings so that they give a very delicate sparkle and an air of elegance. There's a matching necklace available too.

    What is Rose Gold?

    Rose gold is a combination of rose and copper - copper is added to the gold which gives the metal its characteristic pink tone. The more copper that's added, the pinker the colour. Also known as pink or red gold, rose gold is often associated with vintage jewellery but over the last few years it has become a huge trend. Long may it continue.

    Do you own any rose gold jewellery? What pieces would you choose from above?

    Vicky x

     

     

     

  • Competition: Win a Fossil Bangle worth £45

    We want you to join us in our love of all things Fossil, so we're giving you the chance to own your very own item of Fossil jewellery so you can see what we keep wittering on about. So, in this competition we're giving away our best-selling item of jewellery by the iconic American brand: the vintage glitz dainty dot bangle in rose gold (worth £45). This beautiful bangle catches the eye of everybody who comes into the shop and sells out all the time. It's a classic jewellery piece that you can wear day or evening and it suits absolutely anybody, young our old. In other words, everybody loves it, it's totally versatile and if you don't have one yet then you really should enter this competition and fill in that Fossil jewellery shaped gap in your jewellery box.

    The bangle is stainless steel meaning that it's great for people with metal allergies. It also means that it's hard wearing and made to last. The crystals add just the right amount of sparkle so that the bangle stands out, but isn't in-your-face bling. It also comes in a Fossil tin which looks fab and is super collectable.

    Just enter below, there are a few ways to enter and the more you do, the more chances you have to win. Good luck!

     

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  • Lola Rose Jewellery AW14 Season

    Our Lola Rose AW14 collection is here and what a response we've had! Some styles have already sold out, so well done if you managed to snap them up. If there's something you'd like that has since sold out then do let us know.

    The most popular styles have been the ever popular Fern bracelet, the tactile Darcel ring and the elegant Elena necklace. Best selling stones are blue fossil jasper, blue sandstone and the beautiful cape amethyst.

    Lola Rose Abbie Necklace in Blue Fossil Jasper Lola Rose Abbie Necklace in Blue Fossil Jasper

     

    Lola Rose jewellery is the perfect AW14 accessory as gemstones are an important jewellery trend this season. The catwalks saw gemstones adorning coats, hats, collars and dresses, adding opulent splashes of colour. The larger the stone the better, so the semi precious statement necklaces forming the centrepiece of our collection are the ultimate autumn accessory. Go for the bold Mirelle necklace and wear in combination with the Cecily statement bangle for a truly decadent look.

    Lola Rose Cecily Bracelet in Conglo Jasper Lola Rose Cecily Bracelet in Conglo Jasper

     

    Geometric lines and circles are key shapes for the autumn/winter 2014 season with futuristic shapes and clean angles featuring heavily on the catwalks. As always, Lola Rose are right on the trend with pieces such as the Mirielle and Elena necklaces that have smooth, tactile finishes and clean contemporary lines.

    Lola Rose Skyla Necklace in Cape Amethyst Lola Rose Skyla Necklace in Cape Amethyst

     

    Fluidity and movement bring the new collection to life. Strands of beads fall gracefully across clothing and glossy, tumbled beads clatter together on beautifully layered bracelets. The glossy and faceted stones glimmer and glint in the light as the jewelled semi precious stones move in tandem with your body.

    What pieces have you bought from the Lola Rose AW14 collection?

    vicky

     

     

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