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Make a statement: The nameplate necklace makes a comeback – with fresh words

Remember there was a time in the early Noughties when everyone who was anyone sported a nameplate necklace?  The trend experienced a real boom due to the TV show Sex and the City, when stylist Patricia Field saw kids in New York wearing them and decided to put one on Sarah Jessica Parker’s character Carrie.  […]

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Marketers encouraged to ‘find the magic of story’

The past few months have been a tough time for brands as they struggle to find their way through the trials of the coronavirus pandemic.  It might sometimes have felt as though trying to sell products was somehow inappropriate, even though this continues to be vital for small retail businesses that simply need to make […]

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The bold and the beautiful: cocktail rings take the floor this season

We might not have too many events in our calendars this year, but one piece of partywear is refusing to be cowed by COVID – the cocktail ring. Despite socials getting shelved and little black dresses being replaced with casual work-from-home outfits, designers have been tipping this outspoken type of custom jewellery for the top […]

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Make hoop earrings part of your jewellery wardrobe this autumn

We don’t know if you’ve noticed, but hoop earrings are having a major moment in costume jewellery right now – and we couldn’t be happier.  Like the perfect pair of jeans or a slick of red lipstick, hoops are a style classic that instantly make you look put together. However, they’re super-easy to wear and […]

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London Fashion Week proves the show must go on

Despite the ongoing havoc being wreaked by the coronavirus pandemic, the organisers of London Fashion Week are proving that the show must go on. Spring and summer 2021 collections from some of the world’s biggest designers are being unveiled not on the runways as usual, but in a host of innovative ways – including one […]

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Chain link jewellery goes up a size for A/W styling

If you’re a regular reader of these pages, you might remember that we talked back in February about how chain link jewellery would be huge news for the months ahead. Fast forward seven months and it seems as though the trend is only gathering momentum. On the catwalks and in all the fresh new releases […]

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Autumn jewellery: How chokers are taking fashion by the throat

We might still be a while away from the September equinox, but it already feels as though summer has come and gone here in Britain. But that’s OK, because it means we can look forward to the cosy vibes that autumn brings – and with it, all the fashion trends for A/W20-21. As we look […]

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Hair jewellery stages a comeback amid the new normal

It has taken some adjustment, but we’re almost used to the government’s requirement for us to all wear face masks in public now (and for the foreseeable future).  However, if you thought you couldn’t possibly look stylish while sporting PPE, think again – because the world of costume jewellery has stepped up once more.  Now […]

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Be a dream in green with calming costume jewellery

There’s something special about wearing the colour green in August. Perhaps it’s because the month’s birthstone is peridot, or maybe it’s down to this being the last time nature will be in full bloom before autumn rolls around again. Either way, we love to complement our outfits with green jewellery at this time of year […]

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The Roaring 2020s – how nature-themed jewellery is taking off

We’ve seen a lot of trends centred around fun and cheerful jewellery this year as we all seek distraction from the pandemic, and some of the new designer collections being unveiled lately have shown there is no sign of this abating. Brands like Piaget, Cartier and Chopard are showcasing their latest looks virtually – and […]