Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Gold Curves with Rubies

My favourite Curves, this time in 14K Gold-fill, adorned with dainty faceted beads of hot pink ruby.

Price: £56.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Iolanthe - gold

This is the style of earrings which I seem to sell the most of - I just call them 'Curves'. This pair features 14k gold-fill curves and 'fancy-cut' briolettes of Iolite - the fact that they are cut and faceted in a spiral means that they reflect the light beautifully.

Price: £38 

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Iolanthe - silver

These slender Sterling Silver curve earrings are adorned with lovely spiral-cut briolettes of Iolite. I think Iolite is particularly beautiful because the colour varies according to the angle at which you look through it...  most of the time it is a dark translucent blue, but sometimes it is almost clear. I find that effect quite intriguing...

Price: £30.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Rose Quartz Curve Earrings

Slender Curve earrings in 14K Gold-fill with faceted pear briolettes* of soft pink Rose Quartz.

Price: £34.

* a 'pear' briolette is a flat teardrop

Sunday, 14 July 2013

The Quarterly Afternoon Tea Club at Hampton Court Flower Show

The Quarterly Afternoon Tea Club has been quietly munching through delicious afternoon teas throughout the past year without posting any reviews. This does not mean that excellent teas have not been experienced, we have simply fallen out of the habit of reviewing them.

However, on Saturday we had a really delicious afternoon tea at the Hampton Court Flower Show, served in the exceedingly hot but delightful surroundings of the show. Top marks to Cunard, who had concocted a compact afternoon tea for two at £24, which we enjoyed in the shade of a tre outside the Tea Palace tent. Expecting to be underwhelmed we were delighted, first with the sandwiches (so important to the overall experience) which were all very tasty, apart from one which was strangely empty... but which we swiftly converted into a cream and jam sandwich so no harm was done. Secondly with the perfect scones served with a light clotted cream and strawberry jam, followed by a selection of delicious little cakes. Served on a darling little three-tier stand and china crockery, with Twinings breakfast tea. I saw people's eyes widen as I walked past with the tray towards our little table...

Aves Silver Feather Earrings

Long pendant 'Aves' earrings featuring textured Rhodium-plated* feathers connected to Sterling Silver lever-back hooks via faceted rondelles of deep blue Iolite. The feathers measure 4.4cm long.

Price: £28.

*Rhodium is widely used as a plating for White Gold to keep it from tarnishing and is generally well tolerated by nickel-allergy sufferers.

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Friday, 12 July 2013

Tanit Gold Necklace

'Tanit' necklace featuring a traditional but simple Hand of Fatima Gold-plated talisman slung on a 14K Gold-fill cable chain with a trigger clasp.

The pendant measures 2.7cm and the chain is 41.5cm long.

Price: £60.

Available in Sterling Silver.