Friday, 28 June 2013

Summer Sale Picks

That the summer is here has certainly been up for debate over the last few weeks. However, we can confirm for you that the Ernest Jones Summer Sale IS here and in full swing....even if the sunshine isn’t. With a range of watches, jewellery, diamonds and gifts now up to half price, the Ernest Jones summer sale has all you need to help brighten up your summer and hone that holiday style.

Contrasting to all those graphic prints and bright neons we saw striding down the Spring/Summer catwalk this year, white shone out with a simplicity and freshness at odds with the rest of the striking trends this season. If, like me, the dangers of going out in head-to-toe white are too grave - what with potential ice cream drips and grass stains – then accessories are the perfect way to work this colour into your look. This Marc By Marc Jacobs stainless steel & white bracelet watch offers a sharp white bracelet and dial accented with stainless steel detailing. Chic and modern, a sports inspired edge adds a dash of sports luxe to your look, perfect for dressing up or down.

Having embraced the trend of stack rings whole-heartedley, I couldn’t resist picking out a few of these cute fashion rings from London based jewellery brand Daisy. Slender and unique, you can combine any number of these rings to create a personalised finish that reflects your own tastes and interests. We love this Daisy Alpha ring in sterling silver, set with a simple motif reflecting their very own name, the daisy. Summery and sweet, this ring can be teamed with any number of the Daisy rings also available in our summer sale, such as this such as the glittering cubic zirconia Daisy Disco ring or elegant Daisy Gladioli ring.  Perfect accessories for creating a stylish look any time of the year.

If you’re eager to opt for the colourful side of summer style this year, neon is where its at. As quite an overpowering trend, just a pop of neon on your accessories can be the perfect compromise between staying safe with white, or going all-out in neon. This Chamilia Blooming Zinnia bead combines the floral theme of summer with intricate engraving and that all-important dash of bright pink and neon yellow. A great accessory to add the finishing touch to your holiday outfit.

Shop the Ernest Jones Up To Half Price Summer Sale now and pick your summer treats.

Friday, 21 June 2013

Michael Kors Jewellery: New to Ernest Jones

Summer style has been a hit this year, with bold nautical stripes, Amazonian inspired prints and safari-esque must-haves all transcending from the catwalks right through to the high street. Although the weather may not support our inner summer goddess, we’re armed and ready to tackle this sunshine/rain/wind issue head on, by accessorising our Autumn/Winter/Summer wardrobe (we’re not too sure) with the exciting new range of statement Michael Kors jewellery now available at Ernest Jones

Acclaimed American fashion designer Michael Kors is best known for his fashion flair, boasting lines across clothing, jewellery, watches and other accessories, and his latest venture being his exciting new collection of contemporary, stylish and statement pieces of ladies’ jewellery.

White is a must-have this summer, from taloired shorts and matching blazers to floaty maxi dresses and streamline pencil skirts. For a cool holiday look and a great way to add a little edge, accessorise with statement gold jewellery for an instant pop of A-list glamour. This chic gold-plated necklace complete with white and champagne crystals would make the perfect addition to a simple white t-shirt. Although subtle, the nature of the barrel shaped pendant and complimentary crystal detailing is sure to stand out against the clean white backdrop and catch those little glimmers of sun for that added dash of sparkle that can be worn with your casual day time look right through to your favourite evening dress.

Another great way to make a statement this season is with a great pair of stand out earrings and, with messy knot buns a must, a flash of sparkle is perfect for styling up this casual hair style. These stylish circle gold-plated earrings feature central crystal embellishment and are perfectly framed with a ring of gold. Simple yet distinctive, these earrings are sure to make an impression, and are perfect to wear in the office for laid back style or to team with a sophistcated up-do.

With festival season upon us, another summer favourite is layering up bracelets for that boho chic look, offering a great way to exude summer style without having to feel that lingering nip in the air. One of my favourite trends for this season is the light cover up jackets as they are a great way to keep the chill in the air out, but wont cause us to overheat in this spontaneous humidity. Floral prints are a favourite and with a ¾ length sleeve, statement bracelets can be an edgy contrast for this feminine look. With Michael Kors jewellery, there are a wide range of skinny bangles and bracelets which are availble in rose, white and gold plating. Why not mix and match the different tones of gold for a contemporary feel, or go bold and colourful with this orange ceramic and gold-plated chunky link bracelet for striking, stand out style. 

My favourite item from the Michael Kors range has to be this stunning ring, complete with a contrast of yellow and rose gold plating and perfectly finished with a sprinkling of rose and white crystals for that essential Michael Kors glamour. This bold ring is perfect for all occassions, from adding a little sparkle to a casual daytime look, to making an impact with a stylish summer evening outfit. 

So as the weekend draws in with the nation praying for a flicker of sunlight, unleash that summer goddess whatever the weather with Michael Kors jewellery at Ernest Jones

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Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Ascot ready!

Its June already (I know, we can hardly believe it ourselves) which means one of Britain’s most prestigious sporting events of the year – Royal Ascot. Next week, hundreds of thousands will gather at Berkshire’s small town of Ascot, with big hats and fancy fascinators at the ready, to observe one of the best known horse racing events in Europe. Betting, horses and the great royals aside, Ascot has been increasingly renowned for its fashion focus, the Royal Ascot style guide proclaiming itself, “A day at Royal Ascot is very special and dressing accordingly is an important part of the experience”. Here at Ernest Jones we have all those little extras you need to accessorise your outfit and complete that elegant Ascot look.

With Swiss horse racer Jane Richard as one of their ambassadors and partners with various horse racing competitions, Longines are the timekeepers of choice when it comes to Royal Ascot. Powered by self-winding automatic movement, this Longines Conquest Heritage men's leather strap watch delivers all the precision required of sports timekeeping, teamed with a sophisticated style that would look perfect on any suited and booted gentleman at the races. A black leather strap, gold tone detailing and traditional Roman numerals give a classic image, teamed with stainless steel and a brushed silver tone dial for a dash of contemporary style. 

No suit is complete without a smart pair of cufflinks, and this Hugo Boss set provides a sleek combination of cufflinks and tie clip. Made from stainless steel, the simple cube cufflinks are engraved with the Hugo Boss name, which is matched on the minimalist matte tie clip. Simplistic and refined, these accessories are perfect for understated sophistication that won’t distract from your attire. 

For the women, Ladies’ Day at the races is the perfect opportunity to don their finest jewellery, attire and hairstyles to walk the celebrated catwalk that is the grandstand at Ascot. These Badgley Mischka white topaz & freshwater pearl drop earrings are perfect for the occasion. Inspired by the elegant Fleur De Lis and set with sparkling white topaz, a delicate freshwater pearl drop adds a refined touch that beautifully shimmers from beneath that extravagant hat. Team with this fine Longines La Grande Classique ladies' watch with a graceful mother of pearl dial and precious diamond markers, to exhibit a look that oozes delicate luxury.

If  like me, you aren’t fortunate enough to attend the revered event, then why not exhibit your own dash of equestrian inspired style over the Ascot week? This charming Ted Baker ladies’ rose gold-plated rocking horse necklace will add a quirky touch to your style, and be just as stylish for wear all year round.

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Friday, 7 June 2013

A Summer Wedding: Gifts for your Bridal party.

With the sun finally in the sky and the sweet, sweet sound of sandals flip flopping away as we walk proudly in our newest skirts and shades, it is definitely starting to feel more like matrimonial season - and so it should! The sun makes everything better, especially when it is the backdrop for precious wedding photos! We’re excited for the months of wedding bliss to finally get a summery kick-start, but first, the all important essentials are needed to ensure your wedding is completed to precision detail. From beautiful decor, statement centrepieces and elegant bridal jewellery to, of course, the very important wedding rings, planning a wedding can be a little overwhelming. However you needn’t worry as, here at Ernest Jones, we have a selection of jewellery, watches and a Pinterest board full of inspiration for all your bridal needs to ensure your wedding day goes without a hitch! 

Once the essential dress and rings have been ordered ready to wear on your big day, the task of buying gifts for the bridal party soon becomes the next hurdle. With bridesmaids, parents and the Groom to buy for, choosing gifts that suit individual tastes as well as marking your wedding day with a special thank you can be made simple with Ernest Jones

A great way to narrow your choice down is to carry your theme through to inspire your gift buys. Vintage weddings are a firm favourite amongst brides-to-be this season. With teacups filled with candles for table decoration, classic bunting and elegant twenties inspired head pieces, timeless gifts with a touch of elegant, vintage allure are perfect for transforming your theme into beautiful matrimonial keepsakes. 

For a truly special gift for the Groom, why not choose a luxury timepiece to mark your special day. This effortlessly timeless two-tone bracelet watch from Longines exudes vintage design and wouldn’t look a foot out of place if transported back to the 1920’s. With a simple white face and the elegant rose-gold detailing, this beautiful Swiss timepiece is the ideal way to mark your special day and is sure to keep time on those Charleston moves at the reception!

With the maid of honour being responsible for the all important hen do and most likely to be your sister or best friend, a special gift to say thank you is essential. This ornate amethyst heart pendant from esteemed jewellery designer Badgely Mischka is a delicate gift which can be worn to add a dash of sparkle and elegance to her favourite evening outfit. This beautiful pendant is available in a variety of precious stones, so whether your bridesmaids amaze in amethyst or charm in champagne, a personalised touch for your maid of honour could be to gift her with a pendant that matches her dress. 

The bridesmaids share the most memorable moments with you and deserve a beautiful gift. However, catering for all of your bridesmaids, especially if they are all different ages, can be difficult. Why not show your appreciation with a timeless piece of jewellery such as a gorgeous heart pendant. This delicate heart pendant embellished with a sparkling cubic zirconia would make for the ideal gift for any younger bridesmaids. Alternatively, give the gift of Swarovski with this contemporary cut out heart pendant.   

For an elegant gift for the bride, why not choose a watch? This feminine and contemporary watch from Ebel boasts a diamond embellished bezel which frames the subtle mother of pearl face perfectly. The sleek stainless steel bracelet makes for a sophisticated watch that can be worn from day to night. For an extra special touch, why not add some delicate engraved words to the back casing of the watch or the side of the bezel. Initials of the Bride and Groom with the date of your special day make for a charming dash of personalisation.

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