Few things speak the language of love like jewellery, so since time immemorial it has been coveted as a gift when celebrating key personal occasions- an engagement, significant birthday, wedding anniversary or a notable achievement such as a university graduation. These gifts are a pleasure to give and receive and often become heirlooms and pieces of great sentimental value.

However, to be restricted to only acquiring jewellery by way of a gift is limiting and outdated. It is time to re-define our mindset.

We have long advocated women self purchasing jewellery. Jewellery is a language which communicates aspects of our personality, so it inevitably speaks of YOU or how you wish to be perceived. Selecting and buying jewellery which resonates with you is joyful and often a reward for the hard graft at work- an enduring reminder of professional achievements. The gift that keeps on giving.

Women are increasingly financially independent. We buy our own clothes, handbags and shoes, so it is natural that an article as personal as jewellery is also of interest when defining our sense of style.

We are not suggesting that there is no place for giving and receiving jewellery as a gift- these are often moments that illicit enormous emotion and treasured memories. We just shouldn’t be confined to it.

If you would like to explore buying diamond jewellery but feel a little daunted, refer to the blog “Not all Cs are created equal” which discusses how essential the quality of cut is in dictating the vibrancy of diamonds. It explains and de-mystifies some of the key terms and characteristics that you should be aware of.

If you covet jewellery which transforms to create a mulititude of different looks, or would appreciate some guidance and expertise in selecting jewellery, our complimentary Personal Styling service may be of interest.