Why is it, at this time of year, when we’ve been inundated (probably) with gifts, eaten too much, drunk too much, and not been to the gym enough (that one’s on the resolution list again, of course) it seems a perfect time to go shopping?
It may be something to do with the weather – cold – gloomy – wet, and we need cheering up, or because no one picks the perfect pressie for you like you do and jewellery shopping is pure therapy. A new piece of jewellery can add glamour, make a statement and just in general make you feel new, delicious and shiny so now’s the time to go for it.
Because Labradorite, Quartz and Turquoise are three of my favourite stones for contemporary jewellery I thought I’d have a look round the sales to find out what was on offer. It’s hard to find wearable pieces at reasonable prices in the sales, the best pieces have either disappeared or they’re not reduced (as they’ll never date), and those that are are frequently very expensive and/or not that wearable.
All my finds today are from Astley Clarke, who has almost certainly the very best collection of jewellery on the web, with an easy to browse website, a fast growing stable of modern designers and a very wide range of prices.
Designers you’ve probably heard of, such as Monica Vinader, Pippa Small and Alex Monroe sit alongside those you may well not have, such as Miguel Ases and Robindira Undsworth. Cleverly curated to blend with these are the fast growing Astley Clarke own brand collections.
You may be thinking that this is the last time of year to buy jewellery, however if you love a bargain (as I do) and these pieces speak to you don’t hold back, they won’t be around for very long, and after all every girl needs something new at this time of year, I’m sure you’ll agree, to go with the dress and the heels, of course.