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Astley Clarke Evil Eye Bracelet Astley Clarke Evil Eye Bracelet

Astley Clarke Evil Eye Bracelet

This Astley Clarke Bracelet is a bracelet which is plated in 18ct vermeil gold. Vermeil gold (pronounced Vermay) is sterling silver which has been plated in gold. In other words, gold vermeil is gold plated onto a base metal of sterling silver.

The bracelet is set with lapis lazuli and features an “evil eye”, which is set with a central turquoise, surrounded by micro pavé diamonds.

It is said that the evil eye will keep you safe and protect you, whilst the lapis lazuli stones are said to strengthen truth and enhance relationships.  This is why this particular style is known as a friendship bracelet

The bracelet is a double bracelet, with a gold belcher chain in addition to the lapis lazuli set bracelet, and it fastens with a delicate but secure lobster clasp.

This evil eye bracelet is embellished with genuine micro diamonds for the ultimate luxury, and this bracelet would make a great gift for a friend or a treat for yourself.  It is an original design from the London based Astley Clarke studio.

The bracelet is approximately 7¼” / 19cm long.

Worldwide delivery is available.

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.

Free UK delivery on all orders. Interest free credit is available, subject to status.

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




Clogau Princess Engagement Ring

Clogau Gold Engagement Rings

Clogau Gold is very rare, and is no longer mined as the cost of getting it out of the ground is too expensive – the gold currently costs in excess of £1000 per ounce.

So Clogau Gold engagement rings contain just a small amount of the pure Welsh Clogau gold, the balance being made up by standard 18ct or 9ct gold. Even so, the remaining Clogau Welsh gold will be used up by 2016, so it is and will remain incredibly rare.. Due to the expense of mining Welsh gold (£1000 / ounce), and its rarity, only a small amount of Welsh gold is included in each wedding ring. Even so, based on current estimates, all the Welsh Gold will be used up by 2016, making it the rarest gold in the world.

UK based, worldwide delivery is available.

The Range

Clogau Gold make a range of engagement rings in rose gold, yellow gold and white gold in both 9ct and 18ct gold. Most are set with diamonds, but the one pictured above right, the Clogau Princess Engagement Ring,  also has a large central sapphire.

This ring is a rendition of Princess Diana’s engagement ring, which is now Kate Middleton’s engagement ring, and contains the same rare Welsh gold as the ring worn by Kate.

This version of the ring has a 3.2 carat deep blue sapphire which is surrounded by 20 sparkling 1 point diamonds and set in a band of 18ct wild gold. This is the first white gold ring to be made by Clogau and has the Clogau Gold and Welsh dragon stamps.

Clogau Gold Make a Wish Engagement RingsOrigin Engagement RingFinally, don’t forget to check out the pretty and unusual Origin Ring. Made from 9ct gold, it features an interpretation of the Tree of Life design, with the filigree setting made from 9ct rose gold, set with a central 0.1 carat diamond with three smaller hand cut diamonds set alongside it (see photo,  right).



Swarovski Hot Black Diamond Necklace

Swarovski Hot Black Diamond Necklace

The Swarovski Hot Black Diamond Necklace consists of a four rows of crystals – Jet Hematite, Black Diamond, Silver Shade and clear – in a rhodium plated setting. Glamour personified!

Length: 38cm

Worldwide delivery is available.