Fresh Semi Fine Jewellery

Fresh Semi Fine Jewellery

Somewhat bizarrely, I am not particularly taken with jewellery (or is it jewelry? never know which one it is!). I mean proper jewellery, not the accessorize beachwear necklaces or even the tribal style hipanema bracelets, which I obviously regularly raid (as you do). I mean precious, (semi) fine jewellery. By now you have probably realised how mad I am mad about (addicted to) all kinds of accessories. Shoes, handbags, scarves. But I have never been browsing the internet or going window shopping for hours for a ring, a necklace, let alone a brooch. Perhaps because I have grown up thinking you either wear jewels in your twenties when you are gorgeous or when you have become a grandma (to make your grandkids like you in anticipation of the inheritance). That was probably way too cynical of me.

Anyway, I did not have enough money ten/fifteen years ago so I have been assuming for a good while now that I would have to wait until all those white hair come out before I could start buying pearls, and coveting diamonds. In fact, I only actually own three pieces of proper jewellery (apple watches don't count, right?): a necklace that my mother got me when I turned 30 quite symbolically, a bangle that I received even more symbolically from my husband when our daughter was born, and a wedding ring (although we are not technically married, but another symbol). And I have been very happy just sticking with those three very symbolic pieces of jewellery.

But that was until I started using and browsing instagram and discovered the new (ok maybe not so new but at least new to me) cool way of wearing jewels that aren't particularly precious but aren't fake fashion either. Enters the world of semi fine jewellery. Goldish, silverish, geometric, statements, these jewels are worn by all the most popular fashiongramers like @lornaluxe, @noholita, @celineparisceline, @hellopoulette, @thebordeauxgirl, and co. And I must confess I am starting to feel like an antiquated mid-lifer not owning any. So I have started doing a bit of research and have narrowed down the options to a few brands and styles which I am most definitely tempted by so to be continued...

Charlotte Chesnais Round Trip Gold Plate Ring, £380 - absolutely in love with this ring but pretty steep price so might cheaper options first to see how I get on. The whole Charlotte Chesnais range is absolutely amazing but on the pricey side unfortunately.

Charlotte Chesnais Round Trip Gold Plate Ring, £380 - absolutely in love with this ring but pretty steep price so might cheaper options first to see how I get on. The whole Charlotte Chesnais range is absolutely amazing but on the pricey side unfortunately.

True Rocks 'Taken' Status Necklace, £195 - totally rocks, right?

True Rocks 'Taken' Status Necklace, £195 - totally rocks, right?

Escape Jewellery Gold Bison, £75 - cute, especially if worn with a couple of other necklaces I think

Escape Jewellery Gold Bison, £75 - cute, especially if worn with a couple of other necklaces I think

Chambers & Beau Personalised Entwined Hugs Necklace, £95
Aurélie Bidermann Gold Plated Bangle, £114 - sweet and simple

Aurélie Bidermann Gold Plated Bangle, £114 - sweet and simple

Aurélie Bidermann Gold Plated Ring, £63 - matching ring

Aurélie Bidermann Gold Plated Ring, £63 - matching ring

Noir Jewelry Maximilian Gold Tone Earrings, £27 on The Outnet - could be tempted to get my ears pierced just to wear these...

Noir Jewelry Maximilian Gold Tone Earrings, £27 on The Outnet - could be tempted to get my ears pierced just to wear these...

Noir Jewelry Perigee Gold Tone Earrings, £32.50 on The Outnet - super classy yet not too mushy

Noir Jewelry Perigee Gold Tone Earrings, £32.50 on The Outnet - super classy yet not too mushy

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