Today, I have something rather special to share with you. A couple of weeks ago, Links of London invited me down to their beautiful Kings Road store to style up and photograph some pieces from their summer collection, and of course I jumped at the chance!
If you're unfamiliar with Links of London, let me amend that immediately; Links of London offer a classically contemporary collection of delicate, timeless jewellery that seems to perfectly tread the line between understated prettiness and eye-catching glamour. Everything seems to be simultaneously dedicate and statement - it's quite a feat! Of course, being the enthusiastic, shiny-object-collecting magpie that I am, delicate or statement, OTT or minimal - when it comes to anything jewellery related I'm all aboard.
I thought the selection process would be easy peasy, but how wrong I was. With so many beautiful bracelets, earrings, watches and necklaces, I was the walking embodiment of spoilt for choice. After oo-ing and ahh-ing at vast displays of imaginatively designed bracelets, I decided that because of the very intricate craftsmanship, I really wanted to keep all of the focus on one exquisitely adorned hand. So, I specifically chose 3 pieces that work beautifully as stand alone accessories, but also when worn in unison.
First, I selected the Narrative Sterling Silver Bracelet. I felt this bracelet would look stylish and minimal when worn alone, but would also work very well in a stackable situation. A win win! It's a modern but classic looking bracelet, with an original clasp feature that is as decorative as it is integral to the design! Without this tassel like clasp, you wouldn't get the bracelet on, but simultaneously it's my absolute favourite detail. An important point I absolutely must touch on is the sturdiness of this piece. Matt, from Links, was helping me try on the bracelets and when it came to removing it he instructed me to 'pull' on the bead-like clasp. 'Really?!' I said, slightly horrified - assuming that nothing this delicate and pretty should ever be yanked. How wrong I was. After a firm but gentle pull, the bead clasp slides up and down the two tassel chains, adjusting the size of the bracelet. Amazing!
Another important feature of this bracelet is the option to engrave it, meaning it makes a perfect gift and really heightens the sentimental value. Most people have names, dates or quotes - but I, not being able to remember the date my boyfriend and I actually met (sorry Charlie) opted to have my initial, 'A' engraved onto the bead clasp, and save the main surface area for when I actually had my facts straight. FYI, in store, hand engraving is £20 per name and £2 per letter after that, but machine engraving is available on the website and a little cheaper.
I knew I wanted to choose three pieces that could all be worn together, so I decided to stick to a silver theme. As soon as I spied The Effervescence Star XS Sterling Silver Pearl Bracelet, I was sold. If you've read here before or watched my YouTube channel, you'll undoubtedly know that pearls are my absolute favourite addition to jewellery, and this one features cultured, freshwater pearls set amongst the design. This bracelet comes in a few different sizes, but I chose the smallest, daintiest size as I thought it'd work best for stacking with the Narrative Bracelet. This bracelet is from the Effervescenese Collection, which focuses on tiny beads inspired by champagne bubbles, interwoven together to make a larger structure.
To top it all off, I selected the Effervescence Sterling Silver, Blue Diamond & Pearl Ring. Also from the Effervescence collection, this ring mirrored the bracelets tiny silver beads, which extend all the way around the diamonds and pearl central feature and under the finger. No detail has been spared - even the underside of the ring which isn't usually on show has received the same level of attention. I loved the midnight blue colour theme of this piece and I knew I had several items in my wardrobe that would compliment the shades perfectly. It's chunky enough to still make a statement, but still dainty enough to look elegant - worn alone or with jewellery companions!
I've been so excited to share this post with you, so I really do hope you've enjoyed it. I'm so happy with the end result and I think the two bracelets and ring photographed beautifully. As a brand I've always admired, I was so thrilled when Links of London asked to collaborate. I adore my new pieces and I can't wait to style them with an array of outfits! I'm confident you'll be seeing a lot more of these pieces.
Not only that, I'll also be attending a Links of London shopping event hosted by HELLO! Magazine (complete with Polaroid Photo Booth!) on Thursday 30 June, 5.30pm to 8pm at Links of London, 9 Kings Road, London SW3 4RP and you're welcome to come too! Admission is completely free and there’s no need to book beforehand. You'll be able to shop the collection with an exclusive 20% discount, all whilst experiencing a taste of summer with drinks from Belvoir Fruit Farms and champagne ice pops! So, if you fancy a spot of shopping or simply just want to come down and say hi (and maybe get in on the Photo Booth action) please do!
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Photos by Paige of Paige Joanna.
Please note: this post is kindly sponsored by Links of London, but all item choices & opinions are brought to you by yours truly!