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The Bold & The Beautiful: Uncovering Eye-popping Jewellery for Fashion-forward Women

Women love jewellery. It’s a known fact. Some like theirs traditional, while some of them like them eclectic. Some wear theirs to show their femininity, while some wear their choice pieces to be artistic.

We know of some women who wear glittery jewellery on their hands and body in honor of other women in their family – their mothers being the most popular one. While some wear jewelry to capture the attention of the men they desire.

Whatever the reason is, wearing jewelry of all sizes and designs speak of women’s impeccable sense of fashion. It helps them put their best foot forward wherever they may be, regardless of the occasion.

We don’t know about you but we favor BIG pieces of jewelry – hunks, chunks, sizeable, eye-popping blings, among other “pet names.”  Simply, BIG is bold and definitely beautiful. Especially if you know how to work it!  

That said, we’ve decided to go BIG on the pieces we will showcase on this blog post. Let it be a fun exercise for all women! Play up your style and let loose. Here we go.

The Bohemian Bold Neckie

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We have seen this particular style of neckwear on just about any woman we know.  What’s fascinating about this piece is that it can be paired with casual clothing but can also be coupled with classic corporate ensembles. The secret to making this look fly is in the neckline. The low-cut neckline gives the wearer the space she needs to make a statement. Wearing it BIG sends out a clear message, that women in general are not afraid to be themselves; and, that they are in a natural high when they can wear their true persona with pride.

Bead Us Up, Timmy!

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This is where women have fun! Take a good look at how the small, blue beads were strung together and joined by polished wooden fastens. Large enough to hold the pendant but light enough to be worn around the neck. That’s why we think this piece is pretty. Also, look at how tightly huddled the small turquoise nuggets are as they are cradled in vintage finish. Capping it off is a tassel of light blue beads, which skirts down the wearer’s chest when worn to an art gallery opening, for instance. It would seem as if the woman is telling you to look at her.  We don’t mind if we do.

A Hot Mesh

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It’s the kind of hotness that women desire for themselves when they put on jewelry, mind you. And, it helps them channel their inner goddesses by putting on thick, textured, braided strands of yellow gold, red gold, and white gold. Just like the beaded collection, this style is easy both on the eyes and on the wearer’s neck. It may shock you but this neckie is truly lightweight. But, a definite heavyweight when it comes to elegance and straight-up self-expression.

The Beach Babe Neckie

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We easily picture a woman in a bikini top-and-bottom ensemble, strutting her stuff on the sand while other women (and men) ogle her HUGE piece. No, not that piece; but, this wallop of a shell-pendant-and-link number. It sways with her natural flow without overwhelming neither her nor the onlookers. It isn’t a heavy neckwear either!  Remember, just because it is noticeable, doesn’t have to mean it is heavy. And it’s not the kind of piece that screams for attention. It epitomizes the saying, “bold and beautiful.” Precisely why we’ve decided to include this baby in our roster of featured chunky jewels. This piece can either be paired with casual clothing or with a  little black dress for a night of fun and drinks.

The Love Quartz Bangle

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It would be impossible to ignore an arm candy this huge! And, besides, who would want to miss out on a sizeable rose quartz? We know we won’t. We’re also sure that no woman could ever a bangle this kind. It’s just too charming to pass up. This one can be worn with ANYTHING. That’s how BIG its accessorial value is. Besides, rose quartz is the precious stone for the flirty, if you get our drift. It attracts good fortune and, hopefully, good love prospects. Overall, it is THE stone that best represents a woman for all her worth.

The Rose Bangle

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An extension of a woman’s display for all things beautiful is to wear roses on huge blings like this one – the kind that warrants the right kind of attention. Even other women would find this intricate display of femininity hard to ignore. After all, we do not know of any member of the skirted species who wouldn’t fall for roses. Look at how clean-cut the chain links are? Pristine. And the braided leather? We love how everything melded together into this smashing bangle. Naturally, we won’t leave out the precious stones used on this baby – especially the sapphire ones. They just pop!

The Ruby Indian Cocktail Ring

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We are just blown away by this finger bling! Look at how detailed the lines and curves are. Absolutely amazing! Any woman with long, slender fingers would fancy wearing one of these. And again, as it is fashioned in gold, this can go with other pieces of gold jewelry, regardless of the occasion. The woman can be an advertising executive, a PR topgun, or even a history professor – it doesn’t matter what her passions in life are, so long as she gets the chance to show how BIG and different she is. That fact alone settles the fashion debate right there and then.

The Rock Lobster Ring

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Ooh, what a hunk! We adore the craftsmanship on this piece – how the lobster was transformed into a cradle for the topaz stone; and, how one of its pincers were fashioned to bed all the diamonettes? The way the band branches out to make way for the lobster’s legs? And, the way it holds onto the ruby-eyed-and-diamonette-scaled fish? Perfection. Any woman would want to have this on her finger. Forget the occasion.  Let the ring dictate what BIG celebration she wants so that she can wear it for as long she can.

The Ame-trapezoid Ring

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The amethyst stone steals the show here, ladies and gentlemen! It simply is eye-catching because of its innate charm. But what makes it a standout? The refined silver casing adds a striking finish to the appeal of the ring. We are sure that any woman who would put this on would feel like royalty in an instant.

The Vintage Gold Earrings

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The oddity of the inner shapes in this pair is what caught our eye. We thought it to be a representation of something historic. But, we reckon that the longer we look at these earrings, the more attractive they become. A woman can never go wrong with gold jewellery, like we always say. These ear jewels are retro, chic, and every inch a popper.  Also, this pair can be worn from the boardroom to the dancefloor.

The Pear-shaped Diamond Necklace

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Every woman deserves a beauty like this.  Simple, elegant and an undeniably BIG piece of diamond.  Need we say more?  This exquisite 0.5ct pear-shaped diamond pendant set in Platinum 950 with a 9ct white gold chain is just stunning and can go with any outfit you can think of.

What about you? What’s your favorite piece of jewelry? Drop House of Diamonds a line, will you?

 

Best Gift Ideas: How to Spoil Dad on Father’s Day

Fathers – one can never imagine an easier life without them. They stand taller than hedge stones. They speak mighty words that can calm even the most ill-tempered human being. They, too, will tame the most ferocious creatures to keep us as far away from harm as possible.

Locked in their affection and love, we realize how grateful we are that we have been blessed with men who will never give up on us.

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Aside from our favorite sports, academic activities, and what have you, our dads are the best go-to guy when it comes to love and relationships, too. A father may look really tough on the outside. But what really makes up for his whole person is his innate ability to listen and guide us.

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So, we often find ourselves wondering, especially now that Father’s Day is coming, how to give back and show them how much we appreciate them and the little and big things that they have done for us. We know it is a challenge! After all, our dads have been 100% supportive of all our aspirations; and, cheered us on each time we pursue our goals in life.

Which brings us to settling the score – they deserve countless treats on Father’s Day. So we’ve got tips to let you shower him with affection from thereon.

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Let your dad know that you’ve got his back. Be there for him as he has been there for you when you were younger. Your love for your father comes in strongly each time you provide him with the emotional support that he may not ask, but sure needs.

Talk to him regularly. There is a good reason why we have phones at home and smartphones in our pockets. It’s always good to swap pleasantries as well as seek his advice on matters, which are important to you. He’ll be bowled over by the fact that you still value him and his thoughts after all these years.

Treat him to a picnic in the park and a throw of frisbee. Relive your childhood moments as well as release your dad’s inner child. Nothing beats the feeling of sitting on a warm blanket, flanked by sandwiches and dessert, and a bottle of his favorite wine.  Reminisce and snap photos, too!  We’re sure you’ll be glad that you did.

Go bowling or shoot hoops like you used to back in the day. There are plenty of recreational and sports arenas in your neighborhood. So, why not set a fun date with your dad and go there for Father’s Day?

Take him to his favorite pub. It’s a guy thing. A pint or two while you and your dad talk about school – undergraduate or graduate, work, or even your lady love. Time slows down with a cold one at hand. And, made even more special with a great drinking buddy – YOU.

Give your dad a painting of your favorite dad-and-I photograph.  A uniquely sweet take on surprising your old man on Father’s Day. We think that nothing can top this one.

Of course, if you feel like spending and giving your dad much more on this special occasion, then there’s nothing stopping you, is there?

That said, in honour of the most special man in our lives, we give you some of the best gift suggestions that will tickle them pink.

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The Man Bauble Kit. Time is precious and deserves to be captured with an equally classic jewellery that best represents your dad.  Match it with a bracelet that has his name engraved on it and, voila!  Dad’s the dashing hero you’ll be gushing about for the rest of your life. Throw in a personalized signet ring to suit the occasion. Remember, choose an insignia that best personifies him and all that he stands for. And, as he suits up, do the honors by accosting him with cufflinks that will match his signet. And, for the final touch, have your old man unwrap a custom-made neckwear. You can choose to pepper the pendant with diamonds or other precious gems in various shapes and sizes.

Men’s Perfume & Hygiene Gift Bag. We are sure your dad has an uber favorite scent that he can never get enough of. That said, why not have a gift bag arranged with your dad’s favorite perfume as the centerpiece? Complemented by an aftershave cologne, hand cream, and what have you. Now, that’s a wow factor your dad will remember for all time.

A Movie Library. You’ve inherited your dad’s passion for movies. In that case, round up his favorite films and group them according to genre – spy films, action-packed flicks, thrillers, suspense, love stories, documentaries, comic relief, et cetera. Throw in a bonus by putting up a wall-mounted DVD shelf right in his viewing room. Just make sure that it compliments the rest of your dad’s furniture. Don’t forget to have it varnished or painted as well.

Rock ‘n Roll Concert Tickets. Okay, we’re sensing that this might be a tall order if your dad’s a Beatle fan. But, as there are plenty of other bands who put rock and roll together beautifully, then we can confidently say that this gift suggestion will make your dad sing to his heart’s delight. Don’t forget to get him the limited edition, autographed CD on your way out of the coliseum.

The latest golf club collection. Sign up for an exclusive country club membership on behalf of your dad and surprise him with a tee-off right there and then. Now that’s how you sink your love for your old man. “Hole in one!”

Got any more gift suggestions? What do you plan to get your dad for Father’s Day?  Send us a line and we’ll be happy to exchange notes with you.