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Thursday, 16 April 2015

A Peak Inside My Jewellery Box.

Just looking at the photo below, you can tell I have a pretty specific taste when it comes to jewellery. If it's silver and dainty, then chances are I'll love it.
When it comes to my wardrobe, I'm the first to admit that I'm as avid a shopper as I am a Spring-cleaner. I'm always welcoming in the new and chucking away the old... or else I wouldn't be able to close my chest of drawers. But with jewellery, I'm the polar opposite. My collection is very limited but I love having my everyday pieces that have almost come to define me. I wear them day-in, day-out. And it's not just because they're pretty and go with absolutely anything in my wardrobe (although that certainly makes life easier) each item holds such personal resonance which never fails to make me smile and start reminiscing.
With the exception of just one, each piece of jewellery was given to me as a birthday present over the years. My Pandora birthstone ring was a seventeeth birthday present from one of my best friends who I've known practically all my life. The stone is near impossible to describe but it's a light pink marbly shade which goes with absolutely any nail polish - a definite bonus for a nail polish Queen like me.
My watch was a gift from my maternal grandparents for my eighteen birthday two years ago. Getting a watch for your 18th is a bit of a tradition in our family, it's our classic coming-of-age present. I chose this Seiko one (similar here) because it's feminine and pretty yet also timeless. Embellishment on a watch tends to have a bit of a Marmite effect on people and before I found this one I was definitely on the opposing team. But when done tastefully, it can make your watch resemble a piece of jewellery *inserts millions of emoji hearts here*
My necklace and bracelet, again, were eighteenth birthday presents. Having spent my teenage years experimenting with bold statement necklaces and cheap high street brands (that would snap after two wears and break my little teenage heart), I set my heart on this Tiffany's design just in time to turn eighteen. It's the prettiest, daintiest, sweetest necklace - I wanted to say that I fall in love with it again each time I wear it, but truth is, it never comes off. It's now an extension of my being! What makes this necklace even more special is that it has my initials engraved onto one of the hearts to make it that bit more personal. I love it.
My grandparents bought me this Dinny Hall bracelet around the same time and I'd say it's very typically Lydia. Girly, dainty, silver, and all that. If anything, this bracelet is a little too dainty and I've had many a drama with broken clasps and it slipping off my already tiny wrists. I absolutely love this bracelet and would wear it everyday if I could, but nowadays I reserve it for special occasions. If anything, I suppose that makes it even more special. Can you tell I'm trying to find the bright side here? Ha.
And last but not least, my Pandora bow ring. To cut a long story short, I was feeling pretty down last December and indulged in some retail therapy. At the time, buying myself something pretty (that didn't break the bank either) acted as a nice little pick-me-up one afternoon. But now when I look down at it, I'm reminded of how far I've come since that all happened and how much happier I am for it. What can I say? A ring can speak a thousand words...

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