Monday, 1 December 2008

Joyous jewellery

The weather at this time of year can be so miserable – like today, when it rained virtually all day long in London … and it gets dark so early too. What’s lovely about Christmas time is that, all across town, people add sparkle to the season of gloom by decorating windows, buildings, trees and lamposts with twinkling lights, tinsel and other festive fripperies.

Much the same applies to the way people dress at Christmas. Out come all the beaded evening gowns, glittering red cocktail dresses and hitherto hidden away fashion accessories like Father Christmas adorned ties and curious Christmas tree earrings that light up, or play Christmas carol jingles.

At ShopCurious, we’ve some timeless and unique accessories that you won’t want to shove into the back of a drawer come the New Year. What’s more, if you’re looking for something suitably beaded and bejewelled to offer as a Christmas gift, these are ideal.

Designer Jianhui of Aventure has created some pieces that will not only add some glitz and glam to your party frock, but they’re also the sort of things you can wear to jazz up a casual outfit like jeans and a vest top. If you’re looking to buy some bling, but are also mindful of the recession, they’re very reasonably priced too. This versatile multi-strand charm necklace with stars and hearts (right) can also be worn as a belt (left) – so you’re immediately getting double the value for your money.

If you’re looking for a gift that will be treasured, we’ve a selection of stylish mother of pearl cameo and crystal bracelets and necklaces, each a mini-work of art that is a lovely keepsake.

Cameos also make rather a romantic gift with their beautiful carved images. In Italian, the word ‘cameo’ means ‘to engrave’ and is thought to have come from the ancient Hebrew/Arabic word ‘kamea’, meaning charm or amulet. According to folklore, cameos have a mystic ability to attract health and good fortune.

By the way, if you want to enjoy some fabulously flickering lights, as well as a sparkling array of Christmas goodies, festive food, drink and entertainment, why not visit ShopCurious on 7th December at Belgravia Christmas Sunday? We’ll be located in Motcomb Street, London SW1 between 11.00 am and 4.00 pm.

Will you?

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