Monthly Archives: September 2014

  • AW14 Trend: Tortoiseshell Jewellery

    Tortoiseshell Jewellery: AW14 Trend

    As we head into autumn we're seeing a big trend in tortoiseshell jewellery for AW14. The striking mottled pattern is appearing on bangles, bracelets and necklaces, teamed up with high shine silver or gold accents. The trend has been picked up by jewellery brands Ti Sento, Karen Millen, Tatty Devine and Fossil. The natural look of tortoiseshell makes it a classic style that we think will carry on through the next few seasons. It reminds us of a toned down version of leopard print and it's incredibly easy to match with most wardrobe staples. We love the warm amber glow, the translucence and the high shine finish.

    Fossil Stella Watch in Tortoiseshell, £90 Fossil Stella Watch in Tortoiseshell, £90

    What is tortoiseshell jewellery?

    Fortunately, the name is deceptive. All tortoiseshell jewellery is now made from resin or other synthetic materials. The sale of real tortoiseshell was banned in the 1970s. Tortoiseshell has been used since ancient times and particularly by the Victorians who made hair combs from tortoiseshell. It wasn't always made from tortoises, it often came from turtles, most commonly the hawksbill turtle. As a tortoise owner myself, I'm very happy this no longer happens.

    Ti Sento Tortoiseshell Bangle, £35 Ti Sento Tortoiseshell Bangle, £35

    How to wear tortoiseshell jewellery

    Tortoiseshell jewellery is wonderfully versatile. Wear it with a classic jeans and white t-shirt combo for a casual everyday look, or go for all-out evening glamour by combining it with some sparkle. We love the stacked bangle look below. We teamed up a tortoiseshell piece with a rose gold watch and layered Fossil bracelets. Of course, we mixed the metals too:

    For the evening, we'd wear a tortoiseshell cuff, layer it up with a few sparkling bangles such as our Fossil Glitz bangles and a simple pair of stud earrings. Wear a necklace if you want, but keep it simple. You can wear it with almost any colour thanks to its natural look - it will look stunning with your LBD and will even match with animal prints. It transcends all styles and ages. Wear it simply for a chic look, layer it with mixed metals and textures for an on-trend look or add some vintage accessories for a classic look. The glossy finish and amber and black tones work with all skin tones.

    Tatty Devine Tortoiseshell Fox Brooch, £34 Tatty Devine Tortoiseshell Fox Brooch, £34

    Do you have any tortoiseshell jewellery in your collection? How would you wear the tortoiseshell trend?



  • Ted Baker Jewellery - The AW14 Season is Here

    Our latest arrival for AW14 is the new season of Ted Baker jewellery. The new collection is one of the strongest to date, we're totally in love with it and keep walking past the Ted Baker jewellery cabinet in our shop just so we can stare at it. The new collection has sparkling Swarovski crystal earrings, super sleek cuffs and fashion forward necklaces. It sparkles and dazzles and is shot through with colour in bright blues, hot pinks and warm topaz.

    In addition to the new pieces, we've also restocked some classic styles such as the best selling Tempany Button Stud Earrings and the sweet Pepe bow earrings with pave crystals. The Tempany earrings are a favourite every season. At just £25 and presented with super sleek Ted Baker Jewellery packaging they make a brilliant gift (Christmas will be here before you know it).

    Ted Baker Tempany Earrings Ted Baker Tempany Earrings

    One of my favourite pieces is the Pippa spike necklace. It's incredibly on trend for AW14 and has signature Ted Baker detail with tiny Swarovski crystal jewels on the top of each spike. The long length is just right and it hangs perfectly.

    Ted Baker Pippa Spike Necklace Ted Baker Pippa Spike Necklace

    Another of my must-have items is the beautiful Sapelle cuff. This pretty, ultra fine cuff is delicate and feminine, finished with a single Swarovski crystal. It's a little bit different to other cuffs because of its fine design. There are matching earrings available too.

    Ted Baker Sapelle Ultra Fine Cuff Ted Baker Sapelle Ultra Fine Cuff

    My final pick are the Swarovski crystal encrusted Lynda earrings. This is a style that we sell season in/season out. I love the shape of them and the colour combinations. They have a very tactile finish and just the right amount of sparkle. They come in new colours for AW14, including my favourites in a mix of pinks below. They're just £29.

    Ted Baker Lynda Earrings Ted Baker Lynda Earrings

    What do you think of the new Ted Baker jewellery collection? I'd love to hear your comments below!








  • Hello, Disney Couture Jewellery. Welcome Back!

    Ah, how we've missed Disney Couture Jewellery here at Well I'm pleased to announce that after a much missed absence, it's back! The collection is just as whimsical and unique as before and comes complete with a big dose of Disney magic.

    Disney Couture jewellery is officially licensed by Disney and inspired by classic animations such as Cinderella, The Lion King, Frozen (new collection coming soon - eek), Winnie the Pooh and Alice in Wonderland. The jewellery is amazing quality and plated in 14kt gold, platinum or silver. All jewellery is given a heavy 3 micron plating, meaning that it will last a long, long time. The crystals used are Swarovski Elements crystals - the finest and most sparkly type of Swarovski crystals available. In typical Disney style, the jewellery is finished with quirky little details such as inspirational Disney quotes, hidden charms and clever designs. It's also hypoallergenic, nickel free and comes with a 12 month warranty.

    Disney Couture When you Wish Upon a Star Bangle, Platinum Plated Disney Couture When you Wish Upon a Star Bangle, Platinum Plated

    If you have a Disney fan in your family then Disney Couture is the perfect gift. People give it as heirloom gifts for landmark birthdays, to be treasured for years to come. You can wear it if you're young or old - our customers range in age from 8 to 80! It's designed to be classic and timeless so that you'll still be wearing it in 10 years time - it won't go out of fashion.

    Just look at the 'Drink Me' necklace from the Alice in Wonderland collection, below. It's platinum and 14kt gold plated, finished with Swarovski Elements crystals and a black onyx bottle stopper which unscrews. Engraved around the top of the bottle is the inspirational Disney quote 'Believe in the impossible' and there's an Alice charm at the necklace closure too. Yes, as I said, plenty of detail.

    Disney Couture Alice in Wonderland Drink Me Necklace Disney Couture Alice in Wonderland Drink Me Necklace

    Another of my favourites are these little Mickey Mouse stud earrings. They're silver plated and have Swarovski Elements crystals that make up Mickey's hear and ears. The detail with these earrings is that the crystals are in an open setting - the crystals are not 'closed' at the back which allows the light to pass through the crystal. What does that mean? Why, more sparkle of course! What makes them even more desirable is that they're only £21.95.

    Disney Couture Mickey Mouse Swarovski Crystal Earrings Disney Couture Mickey Mouse Swarovski Crystal Earrings

    You can buy our collection of Disney Couture jewellery online, or if you're Liverpool based, why not pop into our shop and take a look? I'd love to know what you think - leave me a comment below!




  • Win £100 to spend at

    We're 10 this week! I can't quite believe it. This time back in 2004 I'd just launched my home made website and was venturing out onto the internet to start my little business. It seems like yesterday. You can read my blog post about how it all started here.

    To celebrate our big anniversary, we're running a competition for you to win a £100 shopping spree on our website. Just imagine all the pretty things you could treat yourself to. How about a watch from Fossil, a sparkling necklace from Ti Sento or something magical from Disney Couture?

    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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