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While fashion magazines are going wild for who wore what designer dress and who looked best on the red carpet at the Oscars last night, there is just one thing that catches my eye and that is the jewellery!
As usual the A list celebrities didn't disappoint on that front and so I thought I would share with you some of my favourite pieces from the film awards.
Just as the fashion mags are all alight with Gwyneth Paltrow's stunning Tom Ford dress it was what she was adorning her arm with that caught my eye. A one off Hearts Of Fire cuff set with 2368 rose cut diamonds from Anna Hu.
Natalie Portman's Platinum and diamond necklace caught my attention for it's simplicity and elegance and paired with gorgeous diamond earrings, she looked fantastic.
Beautiful and stylish as ever Cameron Diaz rocked the statement ring look. I am a big fan of large rings being stacked and Cameron does this wonderfully with a platinum round cut diamond Dome ring from Tiffany & Co.
Finishing off my picks from the Oscars 2012 is Ms Jennifer Lopez wearing simple yet stunning platinum and diamond earrings from Lorraine Schwartz. Perhaps an unusual choice for me as I am usually all about big bold contemporary jewellery but I simply love the simplicity of these gorgeous earrings.
Last night we held our 'Celebrate With Us' event at Pebbles Edinburgh. We invited customers and local business people to join in our celebration of being recognised as one of Britain and Ireland's top 50 Inspiring Independent Jewellery Retailers (Retail Jeweller Magazine) and being included in the top 20 retail stars in the Hot 100 (Professional Jeweller).
As the champagne was flowing and canapes were enjoyed, guests chatted with Dominika Syczynska and Kim Mitchell, two of our young Edinburgh based designers about their inspirations and design ideas and learned a little about how their beautiful jewellery is made. Designer Lorna Hewitt who works in our Edinburgh store was also on hand to chat about our remodelling and inhouse design services which Lorna plays a huge part of.
We also had a couple of girls from Jewel and Esk College pampering our guests with mini manicures. They were brilliant girls and I love my now gold coloured nails!
I had a great night meeting new people and showing our gorgeous jewellery to everyone, I even got to wear some Bjorg jewellery!
I am now looking forward to the next event what can we celebrate next?
Finally the time has arrived that we can shout about Pebbles being one of Professional Jeweller's Hot 100!
We have had to keep this a secret for a few months until the swanky launch party on Tuesday (06/09/2011) night. Val and Kevin attended the party at London's One Mayfair where they sipped champagne and mingled with other movers and shakers from the jewellery world.
'The recognition from our customers and within the trade over the last 12 months has been very rewarding' Val is quoted as saying and I even get a name check in the write up from Professional Jeweller! 'the company has also seen a new addition this year: their daughter Danielle.'
I am very proud to say that I work for one of Britian's Retail Stars and also that they are my Mum and Dad! Well done guys and keep up the good work!
When Val and Kevin returned from Spring Fair (trade show) in February they were very excitied about one of the new designer handmade jewellery ranges they had ordered - Bjorg and Pebbles is the only jewellers in Scotland to have it. At the time I had never seen any Bjorg jewellery or even heard the name! That soon changed!
After drooling over pictures of this wonderfully gothic yet elegant jewellery I couldn't wait to get my hands on the real thing. A butterfly wing encased in glass, silver and gold skulls with rosecut diamonds for eyes, anatomically correct hearts and jewellery with quirky messages, I was getting more and more excited. I wasn't the only one going Bjorg mad, the jewellery press fell in love with her unusual and eye catching designs too. Articles ringing praises and predicting Bjorg jewellery as the next big thing were springing up all over the likes of Retail Jeweller magazine and celebs such as Rihanna and Jessie J are wearing it as well.
Designer Bjorg Nordli-Mathisen began designing jewellery whilst in India studying textiles, where she made 100 one of a kind pieces of jewellery and on her travels through Europe and the UK managed to sell them to stores such as Liberty. One of Bjorg's biggest inspirations is her birthplace as she explains to Laura McCreddie of Retail Jeweller 'I was born in the North of Norway above the Arctic Circle. There is something about the light there that is an influence, and I think my jewellery also has a simplicity that is very Scandinavian.'
Bjorg jewellery is raw, bold and playful, yet elegant and mesmerizing. I love how most of the items work as unisex pieces, and hold a universal power and aesthetic, rather than being defined by male or female jewellery. By mixing traditional craftsmanship and mythology with more modern and urban concepts the collection speaks both of stories in the past and of the time to come.