It's here! The shop recently received a bounty of Trousseau jewellery, 25 pieces of which are now available to buy online in the New Arrivals section.
Trousseau is the creation of young Indian jeweller and entrepreneur Urvi Vora. The company's archaic French name (translated: 'the bundle of possessions that a bride assembles for her marriage') refers to a series of events that inspired Urvi to set up the company: a realisation she had, whilst helping a friend shop for her wedding, that few of the products available to buy were personalised or remotely unique. This led to her decision to make all Trousseau creations either bespoke or in small quantities, thereby retaining the work's individuality.
The Trousseau range's nod to traditional Indian jewellery is clear, but Urvi's designs are neater and cleaner than their predecessors. Bold shapes and sharp lines give her pieces a modern feel, and their simplicity means they're very wearable - my customers tell me they're able to match their Trousseau jewellery with plenty of different outfits.
Hurry as they're selling fast! Alexandra x
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.