Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Rose Gold Kick
I've been on a rose gold jewelry kick lately, ever since John bought me this rose gold Kate Spade watch for my birthday last year. I know it's good to mix metals and clash a bit, but I just find that rose gold works particularly well with my skin tone.
I'm also guilty of buying lots and lots of fun but cheap costume jewelry from places like Forever 21 or Banana Republic, which - after just three or four wears - turns my fingers and ears green and/or gives me a rash on my neck. Attractive, no? So now that I'm more like Forever 31, I've resolved to buy less cheap jewelry and invest in some quality pieces for every day wear, which have the added benefit of not giving me a skin condition.
First, after navigating through some trying and triumphant times in February, I rewarded myself with a trip to the Monica Vinader showroom on South Molton Lane, where I purchased their beautiful Ava bracelet in rose gold vermeil and personalized it with my initials (shown above, left). I have particularly small wrists, so I love how this bracelet comes on a sturdy, but adjustable cord - and the fact that it's so unexpectedly delicate in person.
Also, can I just say? They are so nice in there. So helpful, patient, and friendly - which is extremely rare to find in London. Recently, I've been especially disappointed by the far from satisfactory customer service in Links of London, considering the fact that I've spent a small fortune in their stores over the years. As an American, positive customer service makes a huge difference to me and while I'd happily purchase from Monica Vinader again, I doubt I'll shop at Links of London in the future.
More recently, the rose gold vermeil floral paisely bracelet (shown above, right) from Chavin Jewellery caught my eye when I saw it on the wrist of SheerLuxe founder, Georgie Coleridge Cole, on Instagram. Luckily, Luxe Ltd was running a short promotion on a select number of bracelets and necklaces, so I think I ended up getting this bracelet for less than half price.
Chavin is based in London and Lima, Peru. The company is actively involved with the charity SOS Children and prides itself on its ethical standards of practice, which you can read more about here. Again, I loved the delicate nature of the design and thought it would be a lovely addition to stack with my other bracelets. The three adjustable sizes was another plus: my wrists are so small, most chain bracelets slip down to my hand, rather than staying where I want them to. Despite being on a chain, this bracelet has a size setting that's just right for me.
Have I tempted you to expand your rose gold collection?