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AfriCrafts Hand Crafted Leather Earrings

If you know me well enough, you would know I am very into jewellery, with earrings being at the top of the list. I have a thing for earrings, which is why I had to get an extra set of holes pierced some years ago, so I could wear more of them. Plus, I have a thing for studs, so it was a perfect way to wear my earrings and studs at the same time. My love for earrings has been on for as long as I can remember. I love the fact that I can look all dressed up with a set of stunning earrings on and not worry about putting on any extra piece of jewellery. You can finish up your look with the right earrings.

I recently came across an amazing Hand Crafted Leather Earrings online store – AfriCrafts Boutique some weeks ago on social media. And I have fallen in love with the stunning hand crafted leather earrings. I think the designs are really pretty and colourful, which is perfect for the season. The fact that the earrings are unique and handmade in Africa makes them even more appealing. These are not earrings you will be seeing just anywhere. AfriCrafts Boutique stocks really beautiful big and bold earrings. They are all hand crafted leather earrings in plain designs, and they look super stylish.

Here a couple of the AfriCrafts Hand Crafted Leather Earrings that caught my eye

 

The Hot Pink £15

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I am a huge fan of the hot pink shade, so I am usually attracted to pieces and accessories in that shade. This beautiful set here is so easy on the eyes. I love the design and colour. It would be a great addition to my jewellery box for sure. None of my earrings look like this pink pair here, so I think it is time to spice up my jewellery collection.

 

The Gold £15

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The AfriCrafts Earrings come in various shades so there should be a set for everyone. This gold pair is so trendy. I love it so much. You can easily make a fashion statement wearing this set of gold earrings, paired with almost anything. I adore the big and bold design. It screams style from a distance in a subtle one.

 

The Nude £15

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This nude pair is so trendy. You can wear this with anything and add something special to your look. I really like this nude set because it is dead easy to style. I can wear it with anything which is great. The shape also caught my eye. I can clearly see myself rocking this.

 

The Mustard £15

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This pair of mustard earrings is my favourite. I really like the colour and the shape of the earrings. This is a very unique design and style of earrings and I think it is really pretty. Adding this to my jewellery box would be amazing. I have styled this pair of mustard earrings with many outfits in my head already.

 

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I am a huge fan of these leather earrings. Good to know they come in various colours and shapes. They are also super affordable at just £15 a pair or £25 for 2 pairs. You can also buy 4 for £60 and get a 5th pair for free. Check out AfriCrafts Boutique here and stalk their designs on social media –

 

Instagram – africrafts_boutique

Twitter – Africraftsb

Facebook – AfriCraftsBoutique

 

What do you think of these leather handmade earrings?

 

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Spring Jewellery Gift Guide

Jewellery is my thing. I love my earrings, watches, rings and bracelets. These days I go for the less is more approach when it comes to jewellery and accessories in general. I also go for quality over quantity. So I rather have a few quality pieces than a lot of junk that won’t look good after a few wears.

I have been lusting after a few items on F.Hinds and I am dying to spoil myself. If you go on the website, you will understand what I mean. These guys stock some of the most beautiful pieces of jewellery I have ever seen. Here are a few of my favourites on the website.

 

 

 

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As you can see, there is a sale going on right now on F.Hinds, and this beautiful 9ct Gold Two Colour Freshwater Pearl and Diamond Drop Earrings is now on sale for £57.50. I love drop earrings; they look great with my studs. So this beauty naturally caught my eye.

I like the two colour design a lot. I also like the fact that I can the earrings for a day or night look.

 

 

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This 9ct Gold Hoop Earrings is another favourite of mine. I can picture myself rocking them already. The simple classic look is a winner for me. They would look great with my gold studs, and the prize is budget friendly too.

I think the earrings would be great for everyday use. What do you think?

 

 

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This beautiful Rolled Gold Two Tone Diamond Swirl Bangle would look great on my wrist. The design is so stunning. I would love to have this in my jewellery box for sure. I have a few outfits styled in my head and I am sure this bangle would great with them.

It is also on sale which is great. I may be grabbing this beauty while the offer is still on. What do you think of it?

 

 

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Now this necklace is a stunner on its own. It needs no help at all. I love the design. It would look good with a v neckline dress or top. I can already picture myself wearing this 9ct Gold Popcorn Chain With Bomb Drops.

It is such a beautiful piece of jewellery. Do you agree?

 

 

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This beautiful Gold Plated Silver Diamond Kiss Bracelet has my full attention. I adore the delicate elegant look. It would add more glam to a glamorous outfit.

It would also make an excellent gift for jewellery lovers and the price tag is budget friendly for many. I am so in love with this beauty. What are your thoughts?

 

So here are the jewellery pieces I am currently crushing on. What do you think of these items? Did any catch your eye? Let me know in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading.

 

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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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