The Jewellery Edit

When it comes to jewellery, I am really loving anything that is unusual, organic or architectural in form.

After so many years of wearing minimal, delicate jewellery I’m ready to embrace ‘the bigger is better’ statement pieces that are currently available.  This doesn’t come without its pitfalls however  –  I did find myself telling my son this week that I couldn’t run after him because my earrings were too heavy!

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I am having a particular love-in with earrings at the moment. There are so many to choose from and I seem to be adding more and more to my wish lists, so I thought I’d share them here, along with a few other pieces:

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I bought the Eshvi earrings as I love their fluid shape and they look great with a pared-down outfit such as a black poloneck and jeans.

The last two pair of earrings above are vintage and it just goes to show how styles come back around and that buying vintage is a worthwhile investment.

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I am in love with all the above! A real mix of sculptural and monogram pieces. The bracelets by Dinosaur Designs are just stunning and I urge you to check out their website – all their pieces come in lots of different colours and each is a work of art.

The last pair of earrings at the bottom are vintage Givenchy and the pink and red pair at the top are by Katerina Makriyianni (I have these in pink and green) whose brightly coloured collections evoke memories of sun-kissed skin and warm Summer evenings.

Love or loathe it, all things monogram are definitely having a moment. I personally try not to wear more than one piece at a time but I like the way it can elevate an otherwise mundane outfit into something a bit more special.

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I chose these Saint Laurent clip-ons (yes, clip-ons seem to be back) as I like the classic YSL logo and the fact they are quite versatile (they can be worn in different ways on your ear). I seem to be favouring YSL and Dior monogram jewellery at the moment for some reason. I do believe that monogram will always come in and out of fashion and therefore have no qualms investing in it for now and in the future.

I do tend to wear different earrings on each ear as I like the asymmetrical look, plus it’s fun to mix and match (once you get over people telling you, you’ve lost an earring!).

I have also bought a few vintage YSL brooches and will be wearing these on collars, hats and lapels (the short-pin pieces can be worn like cufflinks). These are much better value and generally better quality than the new ones.

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I am also a fan of Charlotte Chesnais and Maria Black’s jewellery. They tend to do more unusual, contemporary pieces using a mix of metals.

Jewellery is a great way of expressing your individuality in a subtle way and I love that it is being experimented with. Fine jewellery has always been an art form but it is great that this is now being translated into fashion jewellery, making it more accessible and fun for all.

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