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Archive for September, 2011

Mappin and Webb Engagement Ring

Mappin & Webb Engagement Rings

If you’re thinking about popping the question, then think about Mappin & Webb engagement rings. On their website they have more than fifty different ones to choose from, including solitaires, three stone ringts and five stone rings in platinum, white gold or yellow gold.

Most of the diamonds are brilliant cut, but some of the settings have princess cut diamonds (princess cut diamonds are square as opposed to round). You can also choose whether to go for a four claw or a six claw setting.

As for prices, well, they start at £750 and go up to  £9,750, but the majority of rings fall into the £1000 – £5000 category. And Mappin & Webb do offer interest free credit, subject to status.

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Mappin and Webb Brilliant and Princess Cut Engagement RingHighlights

Brilliant and Princess Cut Engagement Ring

Some of my favourites include the brilliant and princess cut diamond ring pictured on the left.  The ring has a platinum setting, and features a central brilliant cut diamond which is one third of a carat. The setting is enhanced with princess cut diamond shoulders which have a total carat weight of 0.35 (just over a third of a carat) and the princess cut diamond has a four claw mount.

Brilliant Cut 5 stone engagement ringBrilliant Cut 1 Carat 5 Stone Engagement Ring

This ring, pictured right,  has a total weight of one carat. It’s a five stone ring, set in 18 carat yellow gold and platinum and the diamonds are brilliant cut. The clarity of these diamonds is excellent – they have a rating of VS2 which means the small inclusions within the diamond are invisible to the naked eye.

Here is a picture of a few more of the many, many rings to choose from.

Mappin and Webb Engagement Rings




Kenneth Jay Lane Necklaces

Kenneth Jay Lane Necklaces for Autumn Winter 2011

There is a great collection of Kenneth Jay Lane necklaces available for the new season and my favourites are all in the photo above. They are all available from

Kenneth Jay Lane Bone Necklace with Gold Tips

Pictured top left, the Bone Necklace with Gold Tips is a spiky necklace made with gold and bone coloured spikes of varying lengths, but generally longer at the front centre. It’s a striking design and looks great with goddess and grecian inspired dresses and gowns; however you can also wear it with more casual jeansy looks to dress them up a bit.

Kenneth Jay Lane Multi Metal Plaited Bib Necklace

Pictured bottom left, the Multi Metal Plaited Bib Necklace is just a little longer than choker length with a 22cm drop. It consists of metal chains plated in copper, gold and silver, plaited together to create a chunky, textured look, fastening with a hook and chain clasp at the back. It’s a dressy design, and whilst you can also wear it with casual clothing, it would look particularly stunning against the backdrop of a plunge v neck and long silk gown.

Kenneth Jay Lane Long Agate and Gold Chain Necklace

Pictured centre, the Long Agate and Gold Chain Necklace is a long gold chain necklace set with six agate stones. Longer than the other necklaces in the range, this necklace has a 45cm drop and fastens with a hook clasp behind the neck. It would look good worn over the top of statement knitwear and add interest to single colour outfits.

Kenneth Jay Lane Warrior Necklace

Pictured top right, the Warrior Necklace is an eye catching gold coloured metal torque necklace which is choker length (it has an 18cm drop) and resembles a stunning gold stand alone collarette. It would look great teamed with any v neck as a statement piece.

Kenneth Jay Lane Gold Hammered Necklace

Pictured bottom right, the Gold Hammer Necklace is one of my favourites this season. It has only a 23cm drop and looks like a beautifully ornate armoured collar around your neck, as an embellishment to your dress or top, and the eight hammered gold metal discs shimmer in the light. Matching earrings are also available for this style.

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Merle OGrady Gunmetal Crystal Collar

Merle O’Grady Jewellery

Merle O’Grady is an Irish jewellery designer who trained in Fashion Design in Limerick, after which she relocated to London in 2004. She trained further at the well known Cordwainers College and in 2008 founded her own jewellery line.

Merle O’Grady jewellery is bold, brash and beautiful. The current collection has statement crystal collars, chainmail earrings and dramatic jewelled cuffs.

Key pieces this season

Merle O’Grady Gunmetal Crystal Collar

Key pieces this season include the fabulous Gunmetal Crystal Collar, pictured right. This necklace consists of a chunky belcher chain in gunmetal with a gunmetal crescent and multicoloured shimmering crystals set in brass. Either side of the centre piece, there are turquoise crystals in the shape of rings, and just outside of these are triangles inset with rotating spherical beads. The detail is stunning.

Merle OGrady Haematite Triangle CollarMerle O’Grady Haematite Triangle Collar

Another of my favourite designs is the Haematite Triangle Collar, pictured left. This necklace again has a chunky belcher chain in gunmetal – this is quite a key look – but this collar has brass chainmail and triangular charms made of haematite, set with antique gold coloured studs within.

This is a real statement piece of futuristic proportions and will look good set against tops of a single colour.

Merle O'Grady Gold Crystal Tube CuffMerle O’Grady Gold Crystal Tube Cuff

My final pick for this season is the Merle O’Grady Gold Crystal Tube Cuff. It a brass cuff, which is plated in gold and embellished with tubes that act as the settings for the large clear and smokey genuine Swarovski crystals that it is set with.

This bold and futuristic bracelet cuff is cutting edge design and would look good teamed with your little black dress and sparkly clutch this festive season.

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