Stacking jewellery has been around for a few seasons now, but it’s still on-trend for spring 2014 – good news for anyone who loves layering their bangles and rings for a relaxed, bohemian vibe. We’ve sourced some of the hottest stacking ranges around right now to help you try out this trend for yourself.
Nothing says ‘chilled out’ better than an arm layered with cool bracelets and bangles. For contemporary style, look no further than British jewellery designer Daisy Knights. Her cool studded hand bangles offer something a little different, but it’s her brightly coloured friendship bracelets that really have people talking. Available in an assortment of pretty hues with gold vermeil or sterling silver charms, they’re perfect for layering to create a relaxed spring style. We love the Anchor Friendship Bracelet and Shell Friendship Bracelet in gold vermeil – pair them together for a nautical-inspired look.
For fun, feminine style, Affinity Stack Rings is a gorgeous range that you simply have to check out. If you’re a fan of Sterling Silver, you’ll love their stunning designs – our favourites are the purple marquis cut zirconia ring and their tiny silver star ring which would look great together! Or why not check out Daisy Jewellery’s range of stacking rings? Designs range from butterflies and flowers to hearts and stars and you can mix and match to create your own look or purchase a ready-made set if you feel baffled by the range on offer!
Finally, don’t forget that you can browse an enormous range of stacking-suitable jewellery in the stores of Hatton Garden: London’s jewellery mecca!
When it comes to choosing jewellery, do you prefer costume jewellery from high street brands such as Topshop and Accessorize, or opt for more eclectic pieces from independent designers and jewellery stores? Costume jewellery was once considered cheap and trashy, but today it’s undergoing a revival, with bold, chunky pieces worn with colourful outfits or in addition to classic designer pieces.
This popular high street accessory store stocks a range of costume jewellery as well as sterling silver and gold plated pieces and the collection changes with the seasons, so you’ll always find something on-trend. This spring, pretty pastel and neon beaded bracelets are on display alongside delicate bird and animal studs and ethnic drop earrings in bright, jewel shades. We love their Heritage Stud set – a trio of delicate designs perfect for everyday wear.
Cartier at Hatton Garden
For those who prefer their jewellery to be of the very highest quality, this renowned French luxury brand is an ever-popular choice, and is stocked in several of the Hatton Garden jewellery stores. From watches to diamond rings, lovers of fine jewellery will always find something tempting in Cartier’s range – the C de Cartier classic white gold and pearl pendant is perfect for special occasions yet subtle enough to be worn every day.
Whether you prefer high street or high-end jewellery, or like to mix and match, some of this season’s trends such as pastel shades and pretty ethnic inspired designs are simply stunning.
Made in Chelsea’s most expressive star, 23 year old Lucy Watson, has just released her new animal-inspired jewellery range. Lucy, who is currently in New York filming for the reality TV show, has created a 15-piece collection, ‘Creature’, inspired by her childhood growing up on a rural farm in Surrey.
Previous success stories
Lucy is the latest of a number of Made in Chelsea stars to dip her toe into the competitive world of jewellery design; Rosie Fortescue and Amber Atherton are a couple of other co-stars who have already released their own successful ranges.
In the past, Lucy has campaigned for PETA and with her passion for animals, it’s no surprise that they have become the theme of her new jewellery collection. The range consists of sterling silver and gold plate pieces, ranging in price from £40 – £150, so there’s something for all budgets. Creature’s Shark Jaw Earrings are set to be a popular choice (they’re Lucy’s favourites), whilst the vampy Snake Fang Ring will also be flying off the shelves. The range is designed and manufactured in London, home to the famous jewellery street of Hatton Garden.
Those born in March are lucky enough to have two birthstones – aquamarine and bloodstone. Aquamarine is the more commonly accepted birthstone, and its feminine pastel colouring and durability mean it is a popular choice for jewellery, particularly rings.
Pretty in pastel
Aquamarine is said to symbolise beauty, honesty and loyalty, which makes it a great choice if you’re giving jewellery as a special gift. Its pale greenish-blue colour means it looks stunning set in silver or white gold; you can find deep teal-hued gems, but it is the vivid blue aquamarine that is the most highly sought after.
Mined in Russia, India, Pakistan, Nigeria and the US, it is possible to find a variety of different shades of aquamarine when shopping for jewellery here in the UK, although the most valuable gems are said to come from Brazil.
Aquamarine rings are always a popular choice and Pandora’s Aquamarine March Birthstone Ring makes the perfect gift. You’ll also find matching aquamarine studs in Pandora’s range, which make a lovely set with the ring or gift by themselves. If you’re looking to really treat someone special, this Aquamarine and Diamond Pendant from Hatton Jewels is a stunning choice that anyone would love to receive!
Many Hatton Garden jewellers stock a selection of gemstone jewellery, so finding the perfect aquamarine pendant or earrings should be easy.