Fashion

A Guide to Choosing the Right Necklace Length

When it comes to wearing necklaces, length is always a concern. Too long and the item looks unflattering, and too short makes you look like an oversized giant, so how does a girl ensure that the necklace she wants to wear is of the right length? There are no hard and fast rules on necklace length, it’s more a question of whether it suits the wearer. There are 5 industry necklace lengths for women, namely, 14, 16, 18, 20 and 22 inches. Of course, it very much depends on the outfit, but for the choker style, the 14 inch would work for most girls, while something for that formal evening gown would be better at the longer end of the scale, say 20 or 22 inches.

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Mid-Range Necklaces

The most common sizes are 16-22 inches, which hang slightly different depending on your size. If you are looking to buy handmade silver jewellery for her and you prefer to purchase a necklace, the middle sizes offer the best chance of success. Failing that, why not secretly measure one of her favourite necklaces? That way you can be absolutely sure.

Factors to Consider

When selecting a necklace for your partner, the following should be taken into account:

  • Her neck
  • Her height
  • Her body size
  • Her face shape

If possible, measure her neck and add two inches to that if you want a choker-style bracelet, while a pendant type necklace requires 4 inches added to the neck size.

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Avoid Current Trends

When looking at necklaces, the trend is not important, rather ensure that the item will sit right on the wearer. Always remember that what might look great on one woman, will look terrible on another, and so gauge your partner’s style and preference before making any decisions.

Bust Considerations

The lowest point of a necklace is the area that people’s gaze is drawn to and for big busted women, a shorter necklace might be more suitable, while a woman with a small bust would look better with a slightly longer necklace. Does your girl have a few necklaces she likes to wear often? If you can measure one, so much the better. This way you can shop with some confidence. Ask any girl which necklaces she has that she never wears and the chances are they will all be gifts.

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Buying From Online Jewellers

When buying jewellery today, most people automatically think of the online jeweller, and for good reason. For a start, you can browse to your heart’s content from the comfort of your armchair and the online jeweller has a much wider range of items on offer than any high street retailer could ever stock. When you’ve found what you’re looking for, a secure online payment is all it takes to have the item shipped to your home address and the courier service is very quick.

By following the above advice, the necklace you choose should be of perfect length and by researching style, the surprise gift will be one that takes pride of place in her jewellery box.

Diamonds really are a girls best friend, with Roseanna Croft Jewellery

Diamonds really are a girls best friend, but imagine having a bespoke piece of jewellery designed just for you. That is exactly what I have have been doing with the extremely talented Roseanna Croft from Roseanna Croft Jewellery.

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A couple of months ago, I went to their Bakewell Studio for the Champagne Design Experience. During the design experience, I enjoyed a couple of glasses of Champagne, and a lovely afternoon tea. We discussed my likes, dislikes and my dream item of jewellery. It honestly was a wonderful experience, something I will never forget and I will (and have) recommend to everyone.

After my Champagne Design Experience, Roseanna sent me the designs. It then took me a couple of weeks of thinking about which one I loved the most, it was really difficult as I loved them both. Once I made the decision, I then had to try and patiently wait. It was not easy.

When I booked my appointment to go back to the studio to collect my ring, Roseanna asked me if I would like to see her set some of the stones within the ring. Of course I wanted to do this, when would I ever get this chance again, to watch a fabulous Goldsmith at work.

I arrived at the studio, to be greeted by the lovely Roseanna. We spoke about the exciting things happening for Roseanna Croft Jewellery, they will be offering design experiences in London. It means that people all over the country will be able to easily access Roseanna and her team, either at her Bakewell studio or in London. Although I think Roseanna Croft Jewellery will start to pop up all over the Country in the near future.

Setting precious stones

Roseanna showed me my ring, although unfinished I was instantly in love with it. The beautiful centre diamond and the shoulders each set with 5 little diamonds. Roseanna then showed me the rubies and opals she had specially sourced for my ring. Four little rubies and two little opals, all so pretty. I couldn’t wait to see then seated within my ring.

I was so privileged to see the process of setting the stones, cutting away tiny pieces of the gold to make sure each stone had just the right amount of space for it to sit in. It really surprised me how at ease Roseanna was with all the different little tools she was using, and how it just flowed so naturally. As though her tools were part of her, picking different ones up without looking, just knowing where each one was on her work bench. It really was amazing to watch.

After the stones had their perfect little seats, Roseanna began to file the gold down, polishing, re-checking, polishing making sure everything was perfect. Explaining every step of the way what she was doing and why. I really walked away thinking I would love to be a Goldsmith, not that I have the talent for it.

Roseanna showed me the polishing process, it was amazing to see the shine given to the white gold, when used on the polishing wheel.

My beautiful finished ring

After checking and re-checking, Roseanna placed my ring into a lovely grey box, popped it into a gift bag and then presented to me. WOW!!! Roseanna also produces a story card for each items she designs along with a valuation that you are able to use for insurance proposes if required.

I am honestly in love with my new ring. It is just like the design we spoke about, it is perfect for me. I know it’s a bit different but that is what I love about it. Not everyone will like it but I love it and that is all that matters.

Isn’t is just beautiful?

I have shown everyone and spoken about how wonderful the whole experience has been working on this with Roseanna and her team. From the first time I stepped into her studio, I knew I would love whatever Roseanna designed for me. Her knowledge and understanding not only of the gold and the precious stones she works with, but of me. My likes and dislikes, any questions I had were answered, even when I contacted her about the ring before she made it, not an issue. I never felt that anything was to much for her. Which to me is priceless. When you are designing something that you will wear forever or has so much meaning to you, you want to know that the person you are trusting with it will surpass your dreams and expectations. That is exactly what Roseanna Croft and her team did for me.

I cannot thank Roseanna enough for making this timeless piece for me, that tells my story of the love for my children and something that will stay with me forever.

6 Anniversary gifts to make the lady in your life happy

Whether your relationship is a ship newly set sail or one that has been sailing the waters for decades, you want to show some appreciation to that special someone. Gift-giving on anniversaries is a tradition nearly as old as tradition itself, as it gives a tangible token of your affection to your lover. Everybody wants to feel appreciated, and a thoughtful gift is something that you can reflect on and smile as it invokes memories of the one who gave it to you. 

But sometimes, shopping for your anniversary isn’t easy. What if your lover is a person like me, who can never think of what they’d want except for your devotion? I’ll be the first to admit that I am not the easiest woman to shop for, I just like what I like. But when it comes to gift-giving, I have narrowed down a list of infinite possibilities into six contenders for this year’s anniversary……. Hubby take note!

If you’re struggling to find something worthwhile for the woman in your life, look no further!

Classic Diamond Earrings

Diamonds always make a lasting impact, as their shine and glimmer represent love and beauty. Earrings are available in a huge variety of styles, so it’s easier than ever to find that pair of diamond earrings that will make her feel as radiant as she looks in your eyes.

A Statement-Making Handbag

As a woman who loves to make a statement with fashion, I find that a handbag is one of the easiest and most practical ways to do this. Bright patterns, solid primary colours and accents of metallics or gemstones are incredibly popular and available in every kind of handbag style that you could think of. Plus, it’s always sweet to show your partner that you pay attention to their style and the things that they like.

Practical and Eye-Catching Luggage

The modern jet-setter needs some high-quality luggage, don’t they? If your love lives for travel, it’s worth it to get them some luggage that suits their needs and their style, so they can travel with confidence and flair. We also have quite a few trips planned for the next couple of years, so luggage is perfect for me.

Something for our Home

When you have a partner that you live with, the two of you build your lives and your home together. This can be a challenge when two partners have two very drastically different styles, but it’s important to compromise or find elements that both of you will enjoy. A statement piece for the common areas of the home shows that you’ve paid attention to your lover’s tastes and wanted to get them something that reflects that. Consider a colourful vase or a painting from a local artist to make your space as unique as your lover is.

Sensational Scents

Bringing the spa experience home is always a lovely gesture. Gifts of perfume, luxurious toiletries and even the increasingly popular bath bombs are sure to be loved by any woman that takes pride in smelling good.

Personalised Jewellery

Few things are as thoughtful as a piece of jewellery that’s been modified to include a special message or picture. I for one love the thought of a classic locket containing a meaningful picture, but there are lots of ways to personalised jewellery for that special someone. Engravings, charms and gemstones can be used to customise nearly any kind of jewellery, so that your love will have something as special and one-of-a-kind as they are.