Hello from windy Essex!
A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of having lunch with Claudia Bradby at a fantastic location that is called the Wolseley in Mayfair London. A very fine dining restaurant. I could have sat and chatted to Claudia for hours and hours. We hit it off straight away, me sharing my tales of blogging and Claudia telling me her story of how she decided to design fine pearl jewellery. The restaurant was buzzing with people, a very lively place, and I will definitely be going there again. If you would like to take a nose, here is the link to the restaurant here And of course you may have seen some photos of the restaurant on my Instagram.
The reason for the meeting was to take a first look at the new Savanna Collection A collection made up from my favourite precious stones Aquamarines and Pearls There was a lot of ooh and ahrring when the collection was laid out on the table!
I have been kindly gifted the long Savanna Pearl and Aqua necklace. The Pearls and stones sit between a fine silver chain and it's a breathtaking piece.
I decided that I didn't want to dress up to show this gorgeous necklace off. I just wanted to let it shine all by itself. That's the beauty of Claudia's jewellery. You can literally wear anything with all of the items. I love how the models layer the jewels together on the website.
I'm in sunny Leigh On Sea in Essex today. Although it really is windy! The first thing I thought of when I was deciding how to show this necklace was Blue background.
So just a T-Shirt and jeans is the look of the day, with my necklace, Pearl bracelet from my other Claudia Bradby collection (See that post here) One thing that I really like about the Aquamarines on the necklace is the raw cut of the stone. They really are beautiful, encased in a bevelled silver frame. Aquamarine is Latin for sea water, which I have just discovered. Weird that I chose to take shots near the sea front!
The large Nucleated pearls balance nicely against the Aquamarine, you can actually double this necklace so you have two Aquamarines at the front or two Nucleated pearls at the front. I know that I will be wearing this Savanna necklace endlessly. I don't think pearls should be waiting in your jewellery box for a special occasion, but worn with casual or dressier outfits at a whim.
The necklace has fitted in well with my other pearls, and this can be layered with other necklaces to make a real statement. I'm sure you will see me wearing it with more dressier outfits too! It's my birthday soon and I have just added the savanna bracelet to my wish list!
Do you have pearls in your jewellery box? Do you wear them often enough? I so much prefer them paired with silver rather than gold. I think the silver gives off a more on trend look.
The designs that Claudia Bradby provides are so wearable and changeable. From a special event or wedding to simply spicing up your jeans and T-shirt, Claudia has brought pearls back into fashion and made collections that will fit into your everyday wardrobe. Take a look at the Claudia's Pinterest Board to see how some of our well-known celebrities style their Claudia Bradby pearls
I just had to leave you with a close up of the beauty and cut of these Aquamarines
I'm leaving you with two interesting short videos. The first is about how Claudia was inspired to use the Aquamarines and the second is about how Claudia began her popular brand.