Late summer, with its sunny days and lush greenery, is a time to keep cool, wear summer clothing, and relax while on holiday.
An August party is no time to bring out the serious diamonds or elegant pearls, it’s a time to put on a sundress, a pair of sandals, and accessorise with a piece of jewellery in August’s birthstone - gorgeous Peridot.
August’s birthstone, the Peridot, is one of the few gemstones that naturally occurs in olive green, and is in fact only ever found in that shade. Great news for those with August birthdays or those who simply love the stone, because olive green is one of those colors that makes everyone look tanned and gorgeous!
It's that time of the year when the lucky ones get to escape and go on holiday to somewhere lovely and sunny. I don’t know about you, but when faced with ‘what to pack’, I always have far too many shoes filling up my suitcase. However, with airline luggage allowances becoming increasingly tighter, it is important to pack smart and light and that means packing multi-functional items such as scarves and statement necklaces which can transform your holiday wardrobe. A carefully chosen necklace, pair of earrings or ring can transform the look of an outfit, lifting it from daytime casual to cocktail hour glam.Cat print XL scarf £10.00
A scarf is the perfect multi-funtional piece as it will add a gorgeous finishing touch to an evening outfit - AND you can use it a sarong too.
"Cleopatra" statement necklace £28.00
Nothing looks more chic at the beach than chunky ethnic inspired jewellery. Beads are extremely versatile and add the perfect finishing touch to your holiday wardrobe. This "Cleopatra necklace" will add bling to your bikini, glamour to a white shirt or pizazz to your party dress.
"On the ocean" earrings £20.00
Adding a fabulous pair of earrings is a simple way to take your look to the next level. Wear your hair up for an even more dramatic effect. These "on the ocean" earrings are so pretty, the deserve to be seen!
Clear cubic zirconia and rhodium ring. £35.00
Be safe while travelling and rather than taking your real diamonds, opt instead for jewellery made from Swarovski crystal or cubic zirconia. These super bling pieces look like the real deal and can rival the most expensive diamonds.
According to vogue.uk, this Spring/Summer 2013 is going to be season for fabulously over the top statement jewellery. Think big, bold and beautiful: Chunky chokers, huge earrings and super-size cuffs. Here are my favourite picks. Photos courtesy of vogue.co.uk
There was some stunning jewellery completing red carpet looks at the 2013 Oscars. Statement necklaces and statement earrings are on trend this year. These are my top favourite pieces of jewellery worn by the celebrities.
South-African born jewellery-loving wife and mom. Can be found living, laughing and sparkling in Auckland.