Monday, 27 May 2013

Pink Tourmalines

Dainty little drop earrings featuring faceted pear briolettes of Pink Tourmaline linked to Sterling Silver studs via a small faceted oval of fuchsia Ruby, a carved leaf briolette of Pink Tourmaline and a faceted kite briolette of cranberry Garnet.

The Tourmalines have minute inclusions, little flaws which add to their charm and vouch for their authenticity.

Price: £43.

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Thursday, 23 May 2013

Eurovision Nostalgia

I watched the Eurovision Song Contest with my husband and my Mamma while in Oslo last weekend. And what struck me was the lack of magic, it's become an interminable circus with an inordinate number of svelte women in revealing clothes singing boring songs. And the turgid Norwegian commentator, urgh, did nothing to lift the atmosphere at all. Graham Norton all is forgiven!
I loved ESC as a small child and I still remember the Israeli song which won in 1979 (very aging, I know), it was called 'Hallelujah'.  Looking at this video I realise that I only heard it on the radio - perhaps not a bad thing.

My all-time favourite is C'est Le Dernier Qui A Parlé Qui A Raison sung by Amina Annabi in 1991. Love love love.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Green in Spring

Gucci's spring-summer collection this year is absolutely heavenly... gorgeous colours and lines. Perhaps I've fallen for it because there are so many items that would go with my jewellery - like this,  my favourite pair of pendant earrings for the summer...

These are faceted heart briolettes of Chalcedony suspended from 14K Gold-fill hammered hoops, connected to 14K Gold-fill earwires via faceted rondelles of slightly darker Chalcedony. Available to order.

Monday, 6 May 2013

Get Lucky

OK, the first time I saw this (yes, I actually still like to watch music videos on TV) I thought it was rather bland. But this is definitely growing on me...

while I'm sitting here noodling over some gemstones with the sun shining through the window. Waiting for Waitrose to open so I can go and buy some croissants for breakfast in the garden. As you do :)

Welcome back Daft Punk.

Seven Seas Bracelets

Today we will finally have a summery day, according to the weather forecast. My beloved Seven Seas Bracelets are coming out of their silk tissue paper nest - if only for a day.

These are some of my favourite stones (I have so many favourites to be honest): Sky blue Topaz, mint green Apatite, teal Apatite, lime green Peridot, pale and lovely Prehnite...