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How to Refresh your Jewellery Box this Spring

A new season means we need to refresh our home, wardrobe and life in general, in one way or the other. An easy way to spice things up is by refreshing your jewellery box. Jewellery like many other accessories, has the power to make or break an outfit. Which is why you should pay special attention to your jewellery pieces.

 

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Here are ways you could refresh your jewellery box this spring.

 

Empty the Jewellery Box

Empty your jewellery box. Take a good long look at all the jewellery you have and decide on what you are keeping and what you are getting rid of. Emptying the contents of your jewellery box enables you to take a good look at all you have. You have to be ruthless here, no room for sentiments if you want to get this stage done properly.

It is ok to have a couple of keepsakes and special jewellery you hardly put on, but any damaged piece of jewellery or any piece you have grown out of,  you should get rid of. This will create some gaps for you to fill up with the right jewellery.

 

Spring Clean your Jewellery

Give the jewellery you decide to keep a good cleaning with a polishing cloth. This will brighten up the pieces and bring them back to life! Ensure you clean your jewellery as regularly as you can. I recommend after every wear to keep them sparkly.

 

Go for Quality over Quantity

It always pays to go for quality over quantity for most things, and it is so true when it comes to Jewellery. I rather have a few quality pieces of jewellery than a box filled with cheap high street junk that would go black or fall apart after a few wears.

I like to spend a little bit extra when shopping for jewellery, after learning the hard way. Back in my teen years, I would happily rock cheap high street jewellery because I didn’t know any better. I can’t imagine doing that now. That would be money down the drain.

 

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Shop for the Right Jewellery Designs

We all have different tastes when it comes to fashion and jewellery. But there are some universal rules that we should always stick to. For example, earrings should always accentuate the bone structure and not drag your lobes down or pull upwards. Uncomfortable earrings should be discarded immediately.

When shopping for new jewellery, ensure you go for pieces that would suit you best and not what is necessarily in vogue.

 

Invest in a Jewellery Box

Investing in a good Jewellery Box is a great idea. I currently have 2 jewellery boxes and I find them both very useful. I recently got the second box from Find Me A Gift. It is a personalised jewellery box and fits all my little earrings lying around. It also looks very pretty on my dressing table.

 

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How do you plan to refresh your jewellery box this spring? Is it something you normally do? Please leave a comment, let’s chat.

 

 

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Celebrity Engagement Ring Trends

The celebrities have definitely set an engagement ring trend for mere mortals like us to follow. When I got married, many years ago, things were very different from what they are today, especially in the engagement ring and proposal side of things.  There were usually no over the top public proposal, and proposals were fairly simple and very private. Social media was not big back then. There was no Instagram, so the pressure was non-existent unlike today.

The proposals are now over the top and the rings are getting more exotic. Who can remember Kanye West’s over the top proposal to Kim Kardashian in 2013? Kanye went all out with 50 piece orchestra and fireworks at San Francisco’s AT&T baseball park, and a 5 carat diamond ring by Lorraine Schwartz, estimated to be worth more than $1.6m. It was definitely the engagement of the year. Many of us still talk about it today.

 

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Celebrity engagements have set the bar so high for engagement rings and proposals all over the world. I recently came across 77 Diamonds Celebrity Engagement Ring Trends Report for 2017 and I found the results very interesting. The report surveys 100 of the highest-profile celebrity proposals to discover their favourite engagement rings, diamond shapes, value, location and time of year to pop the question.

I found the survey very informing. I didn’t know half of the information on there, so it was a good read. The celebrities have changed almost everything in our world today, and when it comes to popping the question, they have stepped up the game completely.

 

Engagement Ring Trends

Here are some of the most interesting facts I found from the Celebrity Engagement Ring Trends survey.

 

Ring Design

According to the survey, various ring designs have been in demand from year to year. From 2013 to 2015, platinum was the engagement ring trend among celebrities. This changed to white gold in 2016, and then to yellow gold in 2017.

My engagement ring was yellow gold, and mine was a couple of years now, so I guess we saw the future engagement ring trend. However, If I was to get a new engagement ring today, I think I would go for a sparkly white gold ring or a platinum ring. I think I have fallen in love with white gold sort of engagement rings.

Still on the ring design, the oval cut diamond was popular with the celebrities in 2013 and 2014, but emerald has always been a celeb favourite.

 

 

 

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Engagement Ring Carat and Value

The cost per carat for an engagement ring has changed a lot since 2014. The engagement ring value and carat are on an upward trend. The celebs are also spending much more on diamond quality than in previous years, which is good for all the parties involved. After all, diamonds are girl’s best friend.

 

Best Time to Pop the Question

According to the survey, most celebs got engaged in either the summer or festive season. I guess the amazing sunshine and festive cheer have a role to play in engagements.

 

What are your thoughts on these findings? Does any surprise you? Please share your views in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading. Have a lovely day.

 

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