For a girl who over the years has accumulated some beautiful jewellery, I just don’t wear it enough. My Mum is of the old school variety and has always had a penchant for tennis bracelets, lockets, fobs and solid gold bangles. I even met her in Antwerp earlier this year to scour the city for diamonds. A European trip simply for purchasing jewellery makes her a serious jewellery wearer and buyer (sucks to be my dad, no wonder he keeps putting off retirement). I, on the other hand have not inherited this love of expensive accessories. I wear a very simple pair of pearls every day. Now and then I adorn myself with some glass beads or costume style neck decorations. The real stuff just doesn’t do it for me just yet. At 30 I fear it may never become “my thing”. (Looks like my future spouse is high fiving himself right now!)
I do, however, fancy a pretty vintage ring and have spent hundreds of hours wandering market stalls and browsing antique websites in search of the perfect one. In my travels I came across this gorgeous website owned and operated by the sweetest girl called Raney-Mills. Her company Raney Day Rings is based in Boston, USA. I just had to share it with you. Cute to boot and from what I hear, prices and shipping are extremely reasonable. Start decorating your fingers ladies.
More recently, my most exciting fashion festival discovery was the surprise appearance of boutique jeweller Chelsea De Luca. Antique themed, old world jewels reminiscent of our grandmothers jewellery boxes, swarovski crystal encrusted hair combs, and some gorgeous deep coloured velvet cushions make for a simply delightful store experience. Word on James Street is that De Luca is the next best thing in the Australian jewellery industry. De Luca's frosting is highly sort after for many red carpet appearances with Rose Byrne making the "Unflappable Flapper" her first choice at the Sex and the City premiere. For a girl who prefers the vintage brooch over colour, carat, clarity and cut - De Luca may be just what I've been looking for.