Some Classy Bling

Lately, I’ve really been into jewellery – especially pieces that are unique yet simple. Pieces that tell a story or reflect a facet of one’s character without being too loud or garish, particularly since the cliche swirls and heart shapes are beginning to bore me. Aurelie Bidermann’s gold 2011 collection caught my eye whilst I was browsing around for inspiration, & I haven’t been able to stop thinking about several of her pieces ever since.

The thing I like most about her pieces is the concept behind each piece. The basic design behind each piece isn’t mind staggering (hoop earrings and a bangle would be anyone’s fashion staple), but it’s more of the details in it. I think the little apple that’s almost hidden by the branches of the bangle is fascinating.

Unfortunately, with my financial limitations, it doesn’t seem likely that I’ll be strutting off to the high street to purchase some bling, so I looked at more affordable pastures, like Etsy!

I really fell in love with this dimensional pieces by Beth Milliner . I love how she uses different techniques on silver, to create this multi-dimensional look on a locket.

Ah, if only our local jewellery stores could make jewellery look so personalized & cute, instead of the endless repetitions of swirls in all sorts of directions.

Kustom Kitsch Jewellery is not as pricey, but definitely makes a statement with its interesting, eye catching pieces. I think my boyfriend would be amused if I wore this:

I have to say, it’s definitely for those who’re into sci-fi! XP

& speaking of attention to detail, it’s amazing how gorgeous some pieces can be – one can tell in a glance how much work has been put into these pieces. With my childhood spent in mesmerization of tales of dragons and fairies, I couldn’t take my eyes off the pieces from Mystic Swan. I so want the dragon! haha but it wouldn’t really be wearable on a daily basis so I guess I’ll have to nip that idea in the bud.

Anyone reading this post would think that my taste in jewellery is pretty weird. but hey, I got distracted, okay? What I’m looking for needs to fit in the following criteria:

  1. isn’t too heavy
  2. isn’t too loud/garish
  3. easily matched with any outfit
So with that in mind, I landed upon these pretty pendants by  The Rave ‘N’ Iron – rock & roll sounding name beside, there’s a huge variety of simple pieces, the only downside being that they only seem to sell in bulk
If i bought them all i could switch them up with my outfits! hahahaha. That however, is probably one of the worst excuses/justifications one could have when it comes to blowing alot of money.
I think my heart stopped for a minute when I saw this piece. it’s the bridal piece of my dreams! *gush gush*
& with the bracelet to match, it’s a perfect set. From Trink Jewellery. I just wish the pictures were slightly clearer though!

So my sad, resigned conclusion? I won’t be getting classy bling anytime soon. but perhaps in the far away future, when I can afford things that aren’t cliched swirly lines of silver. til then!

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About ruth

whimsical, nutella-obsessed, shopaholic, bookworm. A huge fan of fantasy novels, she sees the magic in everything :) Life is too short to waste time feeling miserable. Serendipity!

Posted on August 29, 2011, in 2011, Accessories. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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