Nothing creates more excitement at the shop than a delivery of Askew London. Apart from the fact that we never know what we're going to receive - Sue Askew makes each one-off and unique piece by hand from vintage stones - one thing we can guarantee is that every item will be exquisite. As usual, our last package did not disappoint, so here is a little taster of some of the stunning earrings we have just put out on display.
Red is for... winter jewels. It's creeping up to the end of January, with another couple of potentially bleak months ahead, but it doesn't all have to be doom and gloom. Red is the perfect shade for winter. Yes, it's festive but it's also full of the promise of good things to come: red roses, strawberries, homemade raspberry jam, ripened tomatoes, and of course, red hearts for your Valentine.
One of our favourites, Askew London's Art Deco red paddle clip-on earrings, are set with original red ribbed glass stones, as well as tiny jet black and crystal seed glass stones. Konplott's 'Blood Bite' collection, a stunning selection of necklaces and earrings created from resin flowers and red Swarovski crystals is also beautiful. If you prefer something a little more 'ethnic' that will take you right through to summer, Trousseau hand carved red agate earrings are perfect.
Rings are one of the big 'fashion' trends for 2014, so if you fancy flashing a splash of colour, Ollipop's large bronze filigree red resin glass ring or Konplott's 'Blood Bite' large red crystal ring are both real head turners.
So it may be a month of wellingtons and umbrellas, but we're not going to let the English winter dampen our spirits with these beautiful red jewels to cheer us up.