I saw the most amazingly bejewelled woman yesterday. She was only wearing three pieces of jewellery – diamond solitaire earrings, a diamond solitaire ring and one other ring, a cushion cut. And just before you think I’m a total bore, I’d say there was about 25 carats between the four diamonds, all of which were dazzlingly colourless and of clarity so high they could not fail to be noticed (even if their size was somehow overlooked). Bear in mind my obsession with jewellery (and my training as a gemmologist) and you might forgive me for acting like a teenager who stumbled across Harry Styles in her local newsagent. Why am I sharing this? Well, mainly because I am still thinking about it, this unreal jewellery moment that surprised me as I browsed in a shop at 2pm in the afternoon. This was the ultimate in quiet, luxurious style – the proud owner of the aforementioned jewels was low key, quiet, dressed simply. Her look was so crisp and so clean, I could only liken it to a freshly ironed white shirt. Completely classic and forever in style, it was a total palette cleanser – and that’s another reason for discussing it. This brief, fleeting moment immediately inspired my mindset as a new season beckons. Like the gusts of wind that are starting to pick up, this was a breath of fresh air. Classic and understated is always in style, so as we get back to school, work and routine, it’s time to revisit our jewellery wardrobe and remove anything that might be superfluous. One or two gleaming gold rings; a pair of diamond studs with a plain sweater. A silver cuff and a stainless steel watch. Simple style is sometimes better – whatever form it may take. NS x
As we press restart on the year, I have been thinking about all the lovely pieces of jewellery we’ve been asked to update. They are pieces languishing at the back of drawers, sometimes special and sentimental, other times just with fantastic quality stones in poorly-fashioned settings. This ring pictured was one of my favourites; it was so dazzling, my client couldn’t believe the diamond was the same one that had been covered by the heavy gold of its previous setting!
I feel very strongly that jewellery is made to be worn, to be loved. So if you have a piece you no longer wear, why not bring it in to us so we can work our magic? Email Amy at email@example.com and we can start dreaming up a plan to make dreary jewels dazzle again! Natasha x
Over the last few months, we’ve really been taking delight in adding to our bracelet stack – depending on the day, it could be just one fine Infinity bracelet, or we might go all out with a serving of minimalist chic thanks to our new Little Rays of Light collection, matched with our bangles and cuffs.
We’re obsessed with beautifully fine pieces, crafted in sterling silver and solid gold – and designed to be as impactful worn alone or matched with signature jewels already close to a wearer’s heart.
How do you wear yours? Let us know on social media using #sherlingsparkles and discover your next addition right by clicking through to The Shop, above.
Brand new this season, these chic pendants come in a choice of five shapes. They were inspired by Natasha’s travels across the countryside of Japan, where a sense of quiet luxury prevails: clean lines and natural materials are revered; nature is so respected, and everything is beautifully presented.
Cast in solid 9ct gold and finished with a high shine, we love that they can be minimal, weighty and luxurious at the same time. Choose a favourite or layer them together – discover them all in The Shop.