Dear opposite sex,
I write to you with the hope that my little Valentines Gift Guide will make your life just that little bit easier…!
So, you know that you want to buy her jewellery… Which is a good start, but that’s about as far as you’ve got, right? This is where I come in – below I have plenty of beautiful jewellery suggestions broken down by four different types of lady:
Soft, tactile and set with such versatile gemstones, this bracelet has a beautiful, neutral tone that is it so easily worn with everything, and against every skin tone.
Gain extra brownie points for this cute heart design!Add fun & flirtation to her jewellery wardrobe, whilst allowing her individual style to shine through with these gorgeous studs.
A stunning colour combination created by using Indian Sapphire SWAROVSKI Crystals and a matching teal cord against the rich tones of 18ct gold. An elegant and sophisticated piece with a fun and flirtatious edge, the special toggle fastening allows for easy wear and creates a fabulous feature too.
Once you have decided on the right piece for her, simply order before 1pm on Friday 12th February (You’ll the have it delivered on Saturday 13th Feb). I will pack your gift in a lovely box and even send you a super cute bag with a bow so you don’t have to wrap anything (that has got to be a bonus!). Plus there is free UK shipping on all orders.
Good luck with your secret mission!
PS: Ladies, please feel free to tag yourself to give your man a helping hand!
*Illustration images via Pinterest
I travel to Asia at least twice a year to source gemstones and meet with artisans. It is safe to say that as I touch down in Bangkok I feel like I have arrived at my home from home.
Although many of the mines in this area are now worked out, there are still some rare and exotic gems being mined here. On the fourth day, I visited a black star sapphire mine which was, after a very bumpy ride to get there, was well worth the visit and truly inspiring.
Thailand is home to some of the best artisans I know – I always make time to visit these people and discuss design ideas and any new techniques that may be being practiced. Days pass by, whilst feeling inspired and creative we work on new designs and play with the gemstones deciding the best way in which to capture the fire, brilliance and personality of each individual gem. I also spend at least a day at the Bangkok Gems and Jewellery Fair walking the aisles; it is hard to resist stopping every few metres to feast your eyes on another wonderful design or a wonderful gemstone.
As I say goodbye to Thailand and its warmth, great food and of course all those massages I move onto Hong Kong. I know that my time here, as always has helped me source and design some magnificent pieces.
I’ll be back, that’s for sure.
I met a lot of really inspirational people this week... In the main they were bloggers. Some of these people had gone from careers they had been in for many years, and taken a leap of faith into a career as a blogger. I read blogs myself and follow lots of different people because I like their style or the topics they write about. Some I just love their photography or their bluntness. After picking these bloggers brains and finding out what it really means to them I have decided to see if I can make a go of it..?
I am a jewellery designer with over sixteen years experience in the jewellery industry, who has my own brand #CarolineCreba. I also work with other jewellers/retailers on special projects as well as working with other jewellery brands designing and presenting their ranges. I sometimes guest present on TV shopping channels such as QVC and The Shopping Channel (Canada) where I share my knowledge and passion for jewellery.
I am lucky enough to frequently travel the world for work and pleasure and I truly love everything about the different cultures, foods and jewellery I find on my travels - especially all the wonderful gemstones I come across (I'm a massive gem geek) and any new cutting styles/techniques there may be.
The most important job I have is being the proud mummy to my 6 year old daughter, Freya; she is the catalyst behind my change in career from a fast paced retail environment where I worked long hours and weeks as a jewellery and watches category manager with a team of ten, to setting up a jewellery consultancy business on my own (along side my own brand). Although working just as many hours, I am my own boss - which means I can pick and choose when I work. For me, this is the perfect balance as it allows me to drop my daughter to school most days and be there cheering her on at sports day, attend school trips and watch her in the Nativity play.
As a jewellery designer, a gem lover, a mum, a business woman and a self professed gem geek you can expect to hear a lot about jewellery, gemstones, being a mum, trends and fashion as well as traveling and one of my favourite pastimes... food!
I'd love to hear from you and as well as commenting here I can be found on the following platforms: