The Magpie in Me…

…wants the whole Dior Joaillerie’s Kings and Queens collection, designed by wonder woman Victoire de Castellane. These diamond decked out semi-precious skulls have me still pining for them, months after their Summer release.

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Going Ethical

Blood diamond made the general public aware of what a horrifying industry diamond mining is. What people are less aware of is what a dirty, dirty business gold mining is. Dirty being the operative word since it causes enormous amounts of pollution.

We should therefore count our lucky starts for jewellery designers that care just as much about the environment as great design. One of these are Anglo-Norwegian design duo Oria, who not only use ethically sourced metals and stones but also highlights some of the world’s endangered animals in their silver collection.

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The Dirty Librarian's Jewellery

Dirty Librarian Chains,brand names doesn’t get much cooler than this one. And their jewellery is great too! Chunky silver bracelets and oxidised necklaces with funky details are perfect for brightening up this dark and gloomy autumn season.


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Well said Rita Rudner

I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage.  They’ve experienced pain and bought jewelry.

Rita Rudner