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ALL THE JEWELS YOU NEED

I love accessories of every kind - jewelry, bags, hats, shoes, scarves - all of them! I believe that the right accessory has the power to transform an outfit and I am never not wearing something.

I like to try different styles and trends but at the moment I am tending to wear thin gold necklaces with bolder statement earrings and always a few rings. In the evenings I tend to ramp up the sparkle - especially where earrings are concerned but that isn't to say I wouldn't wear a statement earring in the day time! Sometimes I will leave a gold necklace on for a few days before changing it for another one and others days I will layer them up - anything goes at the moment.

Stella & Dot have some stunning jewellry in at the moment - that is perfect for life, not just Christmas - although it is always good to sparkle a bit more around the festive period, plus all of these pieces would make excellent gifts.

 

These earrings are incredible, they are so pretty and despite being on the large side are light and comfortable. Also because they contain different colours they go with everything. I've styled them with an evening dress but I will also be wearing them with a simple t-shirt and jeans or a plain jumper dress.

This charm necklace is so pretty - it sits perfectly between subtle and statement and is so versatile. I can imagine wearing it on a beach with a beach dress and suntan.

 

CAMERON CHARM CHOKER £58 / MORGAN JEWELLED CHANDELIERS £58

I love a clutch bag (and have quite a collection). If I am going to a party or wedding I nearly always take a clutch. I have a thing for metallic bags (and shoes) - mainly because they go with pretty much everything. This pewter sequin one is great because it is the perfect neutral metallic because it goes with both gold and silver and will work equally well for summer and winter events. *Unfortunately my clutch has sold out but there is a similar one here or here.

I'm also a big fan of a statment ring and this adjustable backed one is awesome - it reminds me of an exploding firework and I love it.

MARGEAUX CLUTCH £68 / TROVE STATEMENT RING £36

These chandelier earrings are so chic - they caught my eye immediately. The art deco inspired design is so well proportioned and classic, they will last a lifetime. 

CASCADING CRYSTAL CHANDELIERS £48 / STELLAR PAVE RING £46

As statement clutches go this one definitely has the 'wow factor' - it is so fun, shiny and rose gold! I'm wearing it with a delicate personalised wishing bracelet and gold cuff - both of which would make ideal, very special gifts.

Personalisation is a great way to make a gift extra special - and on the Stella & Dot site is very easy to do.

IN CHARGE POUCH £13.99 (was £28) / BESPOKE WISHING BRACELET £58

My favourite piece from my Stella & Dot Edit is my gold Z Initial necklace which I haven't taken off since I received it. I love layering it up with other gold chains or just wearing it on its own, it seems to sit perfectly in between my collar bones and feels (and looks) (and is) so special.

COVET PAVE INITIAL NECKLACE £295 / COVET FOR ALL TIME NECKLACE  £245

This post was kindly sponsored by Stella & Dot who I have been big fans of for a while. All jewellry was selected by me.

BRAND: LULU KACHOO

LuLu Kachoo is a bespoke luxury jeweller based in London. They start with a one on one design consultation to understand exactly what you want and then create a design to fit the brief and budget. They can either design a piece from scratch or redesign an old and tired piece of jewellery. 

LuLu Kachoo was founded by an old friend of mine Louisa who is from a family of jewelers and so has been (lucky enough) to be surrounded by jewels her whole life. After leaving her job and meeting her husband she followed her dream and launched LuLu Kachoo.

One of my best friends has got the Hepburn and it's absolutely stunning - if LuLu was doing her thing when i got engaged i would definitely have got my engagement ring from her they are stunning!

Here is some more info on the brand:

NAME OF BRAND/COMPANY: Lulu Kachoo

DATE IT WAS FOUNDED: 2012

BY WHOM IT WAS FOUNDED: I (Lou) founded Lulu Kachoo with my husband who works in investment with particular knowledge of the luxury industry

WHY WAS IT CREATED: I've always had a passion for jewellery ever since I was at school. I would carry around my jewellery box at the age of 10 to see if anyone wanted to buy my gemstones. My mother is a Jewellery designer too and she has been a huge influence. After university I followed my passion and worked in various jewellery shops on Bond street and Burlington Arcade but after a few years I took a de-tour and left the jewellery industry for finance until I met my husband who supported me in following my dream.

The luxury jewellery industry is dominated by more old fashioned brands, we wanted to create something contemporary, cool, colourful and classy.. Our own 4 C's! We take great inspiration from Graff and Faberge and aim to build a design around exquisite stones that showcases their brilliance and unique characteristics. I also love the way in which some old name fashion brands are recreating themselves: Fendi, Balmain, Saint Laurent, Moncler. They are all taking an established brand and going in a more contemporary direction.

WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR BRAND: Lulu Kachoo is a bespoke luxury jeweller based in London. We specialise in colourful designs centred around the finest gemstones and crafted by highly talented and experienced craftsmen. We are young, fun and luxurious.

WHAT WE SHOULD BUY FROM YOU: Yellow sapphires. The Sunburst and The Coco are great examples of making a beautiful piece of jewellery with a yellow sapphire. Yellow sapphires are extremely rare, they are in fact more rare than diamonds so not only are incredibly beautiful, they are also a great investment piece.

@lulu_kachoo_ / lulu@lulukachoo.com (please say i sent you!)

BRAND: CADENCE LONDON

Cadence London Jewellry is unique and timeless, it is personal and symbolic. The pieces are all made in the UK using a combination of modern technology and traditional craftsmanship. 

Inspired by her time as a dancer and yoga teacher Cadence has created jewellry that is symbolic of the body and that represents the respect she has for it. The pieces aim to inspire and empower the wearer, to remind them to reflect on the wonder of life's radiance, joy, and strength and to reflect on the beauty and power they have within.

Cadence London jewellery pays homage to your own history, spirit and desires - each piece is a talisman of strength sending a quiet message of inspiration throughout the day - I have a vertebrae necklace for integrity and strength. 

Here is what the artist, mother and creator Cadence would like us to know about her beautiful brand:

NAME OF BRAND: Cadence London

DATE IT WAS FOUNDED: Autumn 2014

BY WHOM IT WAS FOUNDED: Cadence Pearson Lane

WHY WAS IT CREATED: Cadence London jewellery was born out of my desire to create unique timeless treasures that speak to the heart and in turn inspire and empower.

The collection is inspired by my 20 year history as a dancer and yoga instructor, which made me fascinated, and in awe of, the beauty of the human form and the symbolism housed within it. The mind body connection in Eastern philosophy and healing has always resonated close to my heart. In reading the book Anatomy of the Spirit, I became utterly intrigued by the concept that our biography becomes our biology. Our emotions lodge themselves physiologically in our bodies and the story created is often quite archetypal. I chose the spine as inspiration for the first collection as, to me, it is a metaphor for life. The vertebrae fit together in a magical way that act as our scaffold and strength, yet they bend and twist to life’s demands and protect within them the sensitive spinal cord which connects mind to body.

Alongside of this, I am a believer in the power of energy and good luck charms and since I was little have made symbolic gifts for friends. Shortly before I had my two daughters I was also a practicing artist exploring concepts of women and identity. I am drawn to the way fine jewellery seems to have a personal story that is carried along with it. . . the pieces women wear day in and day out whisper a story, a personal history. I wanted to honour this concept and take it one step further, by imbuing the jewellery with a subtle inherent meaning.

In creating Cadence London jewellery I hoped to weave together all these strands into a heartfelt and meaningful business to uplift and embolden women. Each piece in the collection can act as a personal talisman, sending forth a quiet message of inspiration. A reminder to reflect on the wonder of life and think not about the stresses that come from without, but about the radiance, joy, strength, and healing that come from within.

WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR BRAND: We make beautiful talismans to remind women to reflect on the beauty and power they have within.

Fine jewellery inspired by mysticism, philosophy and the beauty of the human form, each piece is a symbol of strength sending forth a quiet message to:

Live your truth and believe in you. Find your inner warrior and have a backbone. Trust your softness and have a heart. Breathe to your own rhythm and always be you. . . pure and simple!

We invite you on our journey towards truth, joy, strength, and equanimity.

WHAT WE SHOULD BUY FROM YOU: Any piece that resonates a note of inspiration: a heart for truth or belief, a vertebra for integrity and strength, or a word to motivate.

@cadencelondon

BRAND: ILADO Paris

Inspired by the magic of ancestral jewellery Ilado Paris's pieces are meaningful, symbolic, simple and stunning.  Designed and made by talented and passionate designers and artisans from France and around the world, their first collection of pregnancy necklaces are a unique, contemporary interpretation of an ancestral Mayan tradition.

Ilado was founded by two childhood friends (and mothers) in Paris who left their jobs to follow their passion and desire to create simple beauty amongst the chaos of modern life.  Here is what they'd like us to know about their brand and beautiful jewellery: 

NAME OF BRAND/COMPANY: ILADO Paris

DATE IT WAS FOUNDED: March 2015

BY WHOM IT WAS FOUNDED: We are Celia Bonahon and Sandra Zeller, 2 childhood friends and young mothers based in Paris. Originally, ILADO was the name of an African peninsula where our friendship began when we were 10. In 2015, 20 years later, fascinated by the meaningful beauty and the magic of ancestral jewellery, and inspired by our own search for meaning and harmony in the hectic pace of our lives as young mothers in Paris, we left our jobs as fashion buyer and marketing director to create ILADO Paris!

WHY WAS IT CREATED: ILADO Paris offers “Jewellery for the Soul”. In today’s world, where the loss of meaning and the stress of our fast-paced modern lives take us away from ourselves and from what is essential, we imagine jewellery that you wear to feel good, to express who you are, to inspire you every day. We capture jewellery, beyond its beauty, to its deeper meaning, by connecting with its magical and spiritual essence celebrated for thousands of years around the world. In our industrial cultures where most objects look all the same, we look for talented and passionate designers and artisans from France and around the world, to perpetuate the beauty of traditional know-how at the heart of contemporary creations, that are unlike any other.

WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR BRAND: Our first collection of Angel Caller jewellery offers the first contemporary interpretation of an ancestral pendant that has been celebrated for centuries in many cultures, from Indonesia to Mexico. It contains a silver ball that emits a subtle and harmonious chime when shaken. Legend has it that this sweet jingling sound, that is unique for each pendant, is magic: it has the power to call the wearer's Guardian Angel. In Mayan culture, it was worn during pregnancy to protect expectant mothers and their babies. After birth, the familiar soothing sound will reassure and calm the baby, as a reminder of the warmth and comfort of the womb and the invisible presence of its mother.

WHAT WE SHOULD BUY FROM YOU: All our Angel Caller necklaces are beautiful gifts for mums-to-be or for your loved ones! Our favourite one is the U Angel Caller necklace with its minimalist and elegant contemporary design and its adjustable length chain. Our chiming pendants are unique pieces, handmade by a craftsman in Taxco, Mexico, in the greatest respect for tradition. They are then gilded with fine gold and suspended at the end of precious necklaces by a French or Italian manufacturer. Our creations are carefully packaged in a joyful cotton pouches that comes in a protective box made of recycled materials.

BRAND: WANDERLUST LIFE

Wanderlust Life make simple, subtle, chic, colourful jewellery. The pieces are delicate but cool - the colours are bold and bright, the designs are minimal but their impact is strong.

Inspired by her travels and desire to work for herself Georgie makes necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings using semi precious and birth stones.

Here is what Georgie would like us to know about her brand: 

NAME OF BRAND : Wanderlust Life

DATE IT WAS FOUNDED: Wanderlust Life began in 2013. The website launched May 2014 - www.wanderlustlife.co.uk

BY WHOM IT WAS FOUNDED: Georgie Roberts

WHY WAS IT CREATED: It sounds cliched the but the idea to begin Wanderlust Life was brought to life on a small deserted beach in Mexico! I have a design based background, and have worked for artists, art galleries and in advertising but never felt content working for other people…I’ve always wanted to be my own girl boss! It was always my dream to work for myself, and as I began to think about I wanted to submerge myself in, travel, beautiful things & good design came out on top! It was my own wanderlust that became the inspiration and idea for the label and I began sourcing stones and jewels from my travels over the world to use in my designs. I also wanted to have the flexibility of incorporating travel into my everyday lifestyle. In previous jobs working 9-5 Monday to Friday (for that one or 2 week holiday at the end of the year) left me feeling uninspired. Although I now work harder than i ever have done before, its beautifully rewarding and I’m in the driving seat of my own life (and do my best to squeeze in some trips away as often as I can!).

WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR BRAND:

  • We sell a collection of understated and minimal jewellery, made by hand in our studio by the sea in Devon. Each piece is very much inspired by the world and travel.

  • We have an online store where you can buy the full collection of jewellery.

  • We sell a range of necklaces, earrings, bracelets and just recently we’ve released a new collection that includes a small selection of hand sculpted rings. Our signature style includes faceted semi precious gemstones and the name and the stones properties are inscribed on the display card & packaging. We also sell birthstone necklaces that prove to be really popular & find that ladies love to buy their baby birthstone necklaces too - a nice gift idea for a new mum!

WHAT WE SHOULD BUY FROM YOU: Each piece is made lovingly by hand in our studio. We dispatch our orders within 24 hours of ordering online and we’re offering christmas gift wrap so each piece arrives beautifully packaged. With each piece ranging from £27-£55 they make gifts (or a special treat for yourself)

BRAND: CHAMBERS & BEAU

Chambers & Beau hand make bespoke, personalised jewellery - you can customise their pieces with names, messages and words plus you can add charms and pick colours.  I have a personalised (with my children's names) Karma necklace that i love.

The brand was founded by jewellery designer Amy who hand makes the pieces in Devon. Here is what she'd like us to know about Chambers & Beau:

NAME OF BRAND/COMPANY: Chambers & Beau

DATE IT WAS FOUNDED: 2008

BY WHOM IT WAS FOUNDED: Chambers & Beau was set up in 2008 by jewellery designer and mum of two, Amy Elson. Amy has more than ten years experience in the jewellery industry, designing award winning jewellery for many major commercial brands

WHY WAS IT CREATED: Born from the desire to create heirloom quality personalised jewellery that celebrates life.

WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR BRAND: Designed and handmade in her Devon based studio, the collections are full of rustic charm and simple elegance. Many of the pieces are bespoke and have been created by the customer. The personal touches with the addition of hand stamped words transforms each piece into a treasured keepsake that appeals to all ages.

WHAT WE SHOULD BUY FROM YOU: The boho/tribal collection is particularly popular and great for the layered necklace look. The friendship bracelets for a pop of colour in the coming winter months and the message bangles for sentiment with style.