Wednesday, 5 March 2014

5 Sparkling Pieces To Achieve Red Carpet Style

In all its glamorous glory, the Red Carpet was recently laid out in LA for the 86th Oscar Academy Awards. And what famous Red Carpet isn’t bustling with the Hollywood elites showcasing fabulous designer fashion and extravagant, sparkling jewellery? This year we were witness to elegant gowns, vibrant blues and statement embellishments.

Cate Blanchett opted for a stunning Armani Prive sleeveless nude gown featuring Swarovski crystals, generously accessorised with giant white gold opal drop earrings, a pear shaped diamond ring, and brown diamond bracelet.  She was as breath taken as we were by her attire when she won the Best Actress award for her lead role in Blue Jasmine!

Inspired by Cate Blanchett's own statement pair, embellish your red carpet inspired attire with this stunning pair of sparkling Swarovski crystal drop earrings, crafted with mixed metal plating for a show-stopping look.

Lunita Nyong’o looked as pretty as a princess in a sky blue Prada gown with a plunging V neckline, styled with a yellow gold head band, diamond crescent shaped earrings, diamond cocktail ring, and gold bracelets. She gracefully accepted her award as the Best Supporting Actress for her role in 12 Years a Slave.

Set with glittering cubic zirconia, we think this 9ct gold bar bangle and 9ct gold sapphire & diamond leaf earrings will add sparkling elegance to your red carpet inspired style a'la Lunita.

Supporting her fiancé Brad Pitt for his role in 12 Years a Slave, Angelina Jolie looked absolutely stunning in a sheer Elie Saab Couture gown with glistening gold embellishment and extravagant 42-carat diamond earrings that simply sparkled with elegance.

Taking inspiration from Jolie’s timeless style, we think these 9ct yellow gold & diamond drop earrings, featuring an open pear design and circle diamond cluster, are the perfect touch of feminine sophistication for your red carpet inspired look.

Following the Oscar awards, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have been very hush hush about their potential wedding plans, leaving the celebrity elites guessing about when the wedding invitations might be on the way and shutting down any rumours that they were tying the knot in Paris. The loved-up couple have been dawdling over their wedding plans ever since Pitt proposed with a personally designed luxurious diamond engagement ring...we can’t wait to see what the wedding rings will look like!

If you’re seeking a bridal set that exudes extravagant glamour, then this 2 carat diamond bridal set in 18ct white gold is perfect for your special day. The triple design of baguette cut diamonds with shoulder detailing and matching wedding band showcases lavish and sparkling style.

View our full range of sparkling jewellery & diamonds fit for the Red Carpet at Ernest Jones.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

New York to London, AW14 Fashion Month Is Here!

Farewell New York Fashion Week. Hello London Fashion Week! The crème de la crème of British fashion designers have taken the catwalk by storm and we've been keeping up to date with all the latest news and photos for 2014’s autumn/winter fashion.

Last week it was New York’s turn to boast the very best from top designers for AW14, and once again two of our favourite designers: Michael Kors and Marc by Marc Jacobs showcased the hottest designs in American fashion.

Parading soft greys and stone colours with chunky knits, oversized coats and luxurious furs, Michael Kors proved his status once more at NYFW, dubbing the new range ‘Big Sur meets Big City’. With a luxurious blend of northern California with New York City chic, his new designs offer a more relaxed look for daily fashion, and I can’t wait to cosy up this autumn in attire like his chunky knits and cashmere lounge-wear.

Using these subtle greys and neutral colours as inspiration, this elegant brown ion plated bracelet watch is the perfect way to capture some of the style from the Michael Kors AW14 catwalk.  This distinctive brown ion-plated timepiece, finished with its sleek design is ideal for everyday use, set with a chronograph dial, and black sub dials, offering relaxed style in a neutral and versatile, colour palette for this autumn/winter.

Futuristic branded prints, shiny metallics and vibrant brights, the samauri and ninja infused girl power marched its way down the catwalk for NYFW to songs from Alice in Wonderland. Marc Jacobs himself sat in the celebrity ‘FROW’ to view Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier’s first season of the Marc By Marc Jacob’s label for this AW14.

Opting for quirky chic and ‘down the rabbit hole’ inspiration, we thought this animal inspired rabbit rose gold plated watch would suit this contemporary high fashion meets street style. With a rose gold plated case, cheeky rabbit design and vibrant pink strap, this fun and flirty timepiece adds a contemporary twist for your autumn/winter outfit.

 London Fashion Week launched itself onto the catwalk on Friday, and we are in awe over Vivienne Westwood’s Red Label collection and Amanda Wakeley's collection.

Amanda Wakeley resumed her position at LFW on Friday, drawing inspiration for her designs from the traditional Japanese samurai, infused with the elegant geisha. Black patent leather and cinched waists showcased strong sillouhettes with a sense of fearless confidence.

This black ceramic ring formed of three twisting rings, is a perfect symbol of Wakely’s AW14 inspiration, binding strength, confidence and fearlessness together by a beautiful diamond encrusted, stainless steel bar.

Vivienne Westwood showcased her Red Label collection with strong masculine tailoring with elegant hourglass jackets and an elaborate usage of pearls, embracing a post-war glamour and making this my personal favourite AW14 collection at LFW. Westwood also incorporated tights with triangles and her iconic orange tartan print, echoing Westwood’s punk past.

This red strap watch with a stainless steel case stays in theme with Vivienne AW14 collection. The black hour hands reflect the black patent shoes worn by Westwood’s models and the elegant lace design and stone-set bezel encapsulates the post-war glamour in this timepiece for your AW14 attire.

From NYFW to LFW: masculine strength and confidence blended with elegant femininity and glamour is key through each of the designers' collections this AW14. We’re only half way through fashion month and simply cannot wait to see what Milan and Paris have to offer us for this AW14!

Friday, 7 February 2014

Valentine's Gifts For Him

With only a week to go, Valentine’s Day will soon be upon us. If your man has given you little to no clue about what to buy him and you’re tempted by those novelty Valentine’s gifts, fear not! We’ve put together an inspirational gift guide to help you find him something truly special from Ernest Jones this Valentine’s.

If you have a romantic night planned this Valentine’s, then add a little sophistication to your beloved’s evening style with these Emporio Armani men's two colour eagle logo cufflinks. These cufflinks are styled with the renowned Emporio Armani eagle logo and made from stainless steel and rose gold plate.


If your sweetheart doesn’t like a lot of fuss, and would prefer a more practical Valentine’s gift, then opt for an ultra stylish Hugo Boss Lolol men's black bifold wallet & card holder. This simple black leather bifold wallet’s interior features 10 card slots and comes with a matching card holder with an ID slip at the back. Finished with simple dot detailing and the Hugo Boss branding, this is a perfect practical gift for the fuss-free, modern man.

If you really want to make a bold statement of your love this Valentine’s, surprise him with this contemporary Men's titanium ring. Set with four subtly sparkling diamonds and a brushed finish, this titanium three band ring is a very romantic gift to show how much you love and care for him. And although it’s traditional for women to propose to their man on the 29th February, you could even pop the question with this ring!

Valentine’s is a time for romance, so why not make your love timeless with a watch that boasts exceptional style and masculinity. Luxury Swiss watchmakers Omega blend classic and contemporary styling to create this timeless Omega Seamaster men's stainless steel bracelet watch. Set on a sleek stainless steel bracelet, the sophisticated ivory dial showcases romantic rose gold detailing for a distinctive two colour finish. Powered by self-winding co-axial movement,this luxurious combination of function and design is an exceptional gift of love.

Here at Ernest Jones, we have a sensational range of jewellery, watches and gifts to choose from. So don’t just say you love him this Valentine’s, show him with a romantic gift from Ernest Jones.

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Valentine’s Gifts For Her

Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is just over two weeks away and our latest blog post is one for the men... who may be starting to worry about what to buy their loved one. You may have noticed that oversized teddy bear you bought her last year is collecting dust in the attic, and the roses from the petrol station are long gone. To help avoid these Valentine’s fail safes, we've chosen five of our favourite gifts to help you find the way to her heart this Valentine’s.

Unlock her heart with this cute Folli Follie Keys rose gold-plated bracelet, which offers romantic pink hues and a contemporary twist on the traditional gold. Its stylish heart-shaped lock charm paired with its key counterpart adds chic style and is finished with a single sparkling crystal.

Ok, so we girls have to admit… chocolate and diamonds are our best friends! But if your beloved is still trying to stick to her “No chocolates after Christmas” diet, there is one type of chocolate that she might not be able to resist; this Le Vian 14ct strawberry gold rhodalite 45 point diamond ring. Indulge her with steps of white and chocolate diamonds which lead up to a rich oval rhodalite centerpiece; her heart will melt for you like chocolate.

We love this elegant earrings and pendant set, which makes a perfect gift for someone who loves a touch of glamour and sparkle. The sterling silver necklace features a feminine drop pendant with a delicately sparkling cubic zirconia halo, set on an 18" chain. The necklace also comes with matching 8mm cubic zirconia stud earrings… two gifts in one!

What better time to propose to the one you love than on Valentine’s Day? Take her breath away and celebrate your love for each other with this stunning 18ct white gold one carat diamond double halo bridal set. The engagement ring boasts a divine double halo solitaire, set upon exquisite diamond embellished shoulders. It is paired with a simple, channel set diamond wedding band. We adore its subtle blend of classic and contemporary style.

If you’re thinking that she might prefer a watch, why not treat her to this Michael Kors ladies' stone set three colour bracelet watch. Michael Kors offer a huge range of contemporary watches, perfect for both daytime and evening wear. This distinctive timepiece makes a beautiful gift if you are unsure about what to buy for her, as it is crafted in sleek stainless steel with accents of rose and yellow gold plating. The case and bezel are enhanced with golden crystal embellishment, a sparkling finishing touch for sophisticated and versatile timekeeping.

Flowers and chocolates won’t last long past Valentine’s Day, so if you want to find a gift that offers a long-lasting symbol of your love, be sure to visit Ernest Jones.

Friday, 6 December 2013

A Winter Wedding

It’s official, winter is finally here and how do I know? Because the thought of leaving the house without a scarf, huge coat and gloves feels me with terror! Although, the cold has definitely set in, it does also bring about the beautiful winter sights of frosted tree branches and the pale blue sky, teasing us with the  prospect of snow at any moment, which although may not be great for my wardrobe, is perfect for setting the scene for a beautiful winter wedding or a romantic Christmas proposal. 

Every wedding day and proposal needs the perfect ring, so why not combine the two with a beautiful bridal set. This stunning 18ct white gold bridal set is a beautiful mix of classic elegance and contemporary styling. The beautiful double halo cluster encasing a beautiful solitaire diamond is perfectly framed with sparkling diamond shoulders and a matching wedding band, ensuring this beautiful set is the perfect beginning to your fairy tale winter love story. 

Something blue? Winter is the perfect season to introduce icy hues of blue topaz and aquamarine to your colour scheme, so not only will you look elegantly chic on your wedding day, you can tick the something blue tradition off of your list!

This elegant 9ct yellow gold, pearl and blue topaz pendant would make the perfect addition to your wedding dress, sure to add a subtle flash of colour, still in keeping with the tradition of wearing pearls for your special day.

Looking for the perfect match? Pair this beautiful necklace with these earrings for an effortlessly elegant look. 

If you’re more of a diamond kind of girl, then why not opt for beautiful diamond pear shape drop pendant for the perfect accompaniment to your wedding dress. 

Whether you’re planning that perfect proposal or set to get married this winter, shop your bridal jewellery at Ernest Jones. 

Friday, 22 November 2013

Top 10 Christmas Gift Ideas

Call me eager, but I already have my advent calendar (dutifully purchased by my Mum) tucked away and waiting to come out in just...9 days! That’s right, the countdown to the Count Down has begun! Sick of my annual present buying panic on around the 20th of December, I’ve decided that this will be the year that I become one of those smug shoppers, the ones with the gifts all purchased and wrapped before we even hit the double figure dates of December.  So, if like me, you’re in need of a little helping hand to get into the swing of things, then look no further than this little guide to my top 10 gifts from Ernest Jones.

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: diamonds really are a girl’s best friend. They’re precious, they sparkle, they’re suited to everything and, well, they just make us happy, ok? This stunning 9ct white gold heart pendant is the perfect gift to make her smile and, if you’re looking for something with a bit of a difference, then the curve of treated black diamonds adorning the edge bring a contemporary edge to this classic piece.

For something with a slightly more affordable price tag, then these Tresor Paris pink crystal stud earrings are a must. Boasting Parisian inspired jewellery adorned with Czech crystal, we’ve been having a love affair with Tresor Paris for most of 2013, and aren’t about to stop anytime soon! Girly and sparkling and checking in at under £20, these fabulous earrings are perfect as a token gift for a family member.

In every group of friends and family there’s always the fussy one; the one you dread choosing a gift for in case they pull that face when they open it and make some kind of non-committal comment along the lines of, “Well that’s different”. If you can’t think of that person amongst your loved ones, then I’m afraid to say; it’s probably you. Well, whether you are the fussy recipient or the anxious buyer, we have a gift idea that’s guaranteed to go down well. Simple, chic and bang on trend in a luxurious rose gold plating, this Amanda Wakeley sparkle bracelet is a versatile gift that can be worn with any outfit, to any occasion, and is sure to please even the most acquired of tastes.

So what about the man in your life? Well, our trusty friend Hugo Boss has that covered with this stylish watch and fragrance set.  Featuring a bold yet smart black strap watch and the divine Hugo Boss Night fragrance for him, this Hugo Boss gift set will have him not only looking good, but smelling good too!

And here’s a few more festive gift ideas guaranteed to win a smile on Christmas day:

Ted Baker Currvez square grey cufflinks: give the finishing touches to his party season attire

Marc Jacobs Critters ladies' gold-plated cat strap watch: a cute watch to indulge their quirky side

Chamilia silver Christmas tree with Swarovski elements bead: give their Chamilia collection a festive touch with this adorable Christmas tree bead.

Hugo Boss men's woven black leather card holder: a simply classic accessory for him to use day to day.

Mi Moneda Nautilus medium purple shell coin: help them build the collection for their Mi Moneda pendant with this elegant purple shell coin.

Vera Wang Love Knot photo frame 5"x7": for a personal touch, put a photo in this gorgeous photo frame by designer Vera Wang

Still haven’t found what you’re looking for? Then check out our Top 10 Gift Ideas at Ernest Jones online, changed weekly to keep you inspired!