Everyday Jewels

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, what better time to talk about fine jewellery.

Do you have some? Want some? Want more? 

Jewellery is a good investment if you are going to wear and enjoy it. If it’s just languishing on a plush bed of velvet in a drawer, or in a safe, it’s the old cost-per-wear equation that makes it a pricey luxury.

My advice? #1 Buy the best you can afford, and don’t disregard the resale market. #2 Don’t wait for an occasion. Wear it everyday.

PEARLS

Pearls come in many glorious hues.

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The key jewellery trend right now is layering. Think Coco Chanel instead of a single strand. Or mix it up, as she did, with pearls and gems and chains.

I am not a lover of faux anything. To me, one real thing is better than a multitude of pretenders.

Coco Chanel 1935 Photo: Man Ray
Coco Chanel 1935 Photo: Man Ray

Pearls and diamonds play (very) well together.

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One glows, one sparkles.

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Classic and timeless, pearls transcend seasons, trends, and generations.

 

DIAMONDS

Girl’s best friend? You bet.

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You just can’t go wrong with diamonds on the daily. The fastest way to dress them down is to wear them with jeans and a T-shirt.

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Formal or casual, diamonds go with everything. Set in silver is more modern, gold more dressy. If I had to choose one gem, it would be diamonds.

 

GEMSTONES

If you’ve got a birthstone you happen you love, that’s a nice choice, but don’t feel you must . Mine is amethyst, which I adore.
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Currently, wearing purple is right on-trend as it is The Pantone Colour of the Year 2018.

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You don’t have to be born in May to love emeralds.

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Whatever gemstone you choose, it adds a ethereal glint of colour next to your skin.

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MODERN CLASSICS

Not everyone wears a watch anymore, but I still do. Form and function add up to a beautiful timepiece.

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No matter if your jewellery collection is large or small, you will naturally acquire favourites, which, worn over and over, become part of your look, part of your style. I don’t feel dressed without putting on my Tiffany T square. It’s a modern icon.

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Keep your fingers crossed for a little something this February 14th. Flowers are wonderful, chocolate is always a treat, but sometimes the best things come in the smallest boxes.

And if they’re blue boxes,

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well, all the better.

 

Tiffany Lucida Engagement Ring; Tiffany T Square Tiffany T Link;  Multi-Colour Freshwater PearlsRaymond Weil watch

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