So after 5 weeks of pure lab work, tomorrow I do my API strips (Analytical Profile Index) and thats me done. Thank goodness. It has been a great but hectic last couple of weeks and tomorrow it all comes to an end. Though I have to say, I feel sad and glad at the same time, I'll honestly totally miss working independently in the lab where I'm not subjected to the routine Monday to Friday Uni hours and lecture/practical blocks and can just get on with my own stuff on my own accord without having to also worry too much about lecturers/lab technicians hovering over my head all the time (though my project supervisor does freak me out)! However, the immense pressure and 9.00am meetings with my project supervisor will not be missed :)
Anyways, now is probably the best time for me to do a Valentine's special blogpost. I was reading the Metro on my way home the other day and I noticed they had a really good 'Jewellery Ideas for Valentines Day' section on a Valentine's special two page spread, so I'm going to try and create my own version here!
N.B. This blogpost might be quite long cos I'm bored and on a mission!
1) I want to introduce some of the jewellery pieces from two of my personal favourite collections by Laura Gravestock: The Promise and Written collection.
The Promise collection doesn't fail at keeping its promise of placing elegance and femininity at the heart of your jewellery. Each piece has a certain boldness which is amplified by the delicate craftsmanship.
Promise lattice ring (18ct gold plated silver, 9mm wide, RRP £135.00).
Promise lattice stud earrings (18ct gold plated silver, 12 x 13mm wide, RRP £75.00).
Promise lattice pendant (18ct gold plated silver, 12 x 13mm wide, 17" chain length, RRP £145.00).
These are probably my favourite pieces of jewellery from Laura's Promise collection and they accompany each other so well that when worn together they will not fall short in creating something really spectacular. The Promise lattice ring is so intricate and versatile and can effortlessly be worn alone or when stacked with other rings. Either way, I think this ring will be up most female's street. The Promise lattice stud earrings are so simple yet elegant and so easy to wear with most outfits. The Promise lattice pendant adds a spark to the neckline and the hexagonal cut brings about a subtle edge.
The hexagonal lattice detail is the focal point of each of the three jewellery pieces above, I find that it gives a luxurious finish to each of them.
Wear the ring, stud earrings or pendant during the day or in the evening, together or individually, your sure to make a statement this Valentines.
Browse the full Promise collection by Laura Gravestock here: http://www.lauragravestock.com/pieces.php?&menu=collection
The Written collection certainly speaks words.
Sterling silver love ring (8mm high, RRP £35.00).
Sterling silver single heart ring (12mm high, RRP £35.00).
Sterling silver multi heart ring (10mm high, RRP £39.00).
I think these three dainty rings are perfect for everyday wear as they are simple, effective, very affordable and will add a contemporary touch to any outfit.
Browse the full Written collection by Laura Gravestock here: http://www.lauragravestock.com/pieces.php?&menu=collection
2) If your looking for something hugely elaborate then look no further than the brass bracelet by Maison Martin Margiela.
I think wearing this bracelet on its own is enough to elaborate any evening outfit. I love chunky bangles and cannot help but admire the 'heaviness' of this bracelet.
3) A gorgeous addition to your fine jewellery collection?
Beazie Roberts yellow gold and diamond heart ring (RRP £2150.00).
I think yes! Make a loving gesture this Valentines with this incredible handcrafted 18 carat yellow gold heart ring by playful fine jewellery designer Beazie Roberts. Beazie Roberts is known for her talent in producing mouthwatering, modern and outstanding pieces of fine jewellery. Her signature gold and sapphire pineapple collections have always adorned the red carpet. This ring has been handcrafted from 18 carat gold with two different finishes - the face of the heart has a brushed texture, whereas the outer edge is polished. A dash of white diamonds on each face will certainly make this ring a permanent fixture on your finger.
4) Disaya always design mischievous jewellery that makes attitude a priority; 'sophisticated attitude' I'll call it and I really like how they flawlessly reflect that in many of their jewellery designs.
Disaya 'Kiss Me' pink enamelled short stainless steel necklace (RRP £115.00).
A perfect must have duo for any Lady Muck! Both the stainless steel 'Love Me' earrings and 'Kiss Me' necklace speak attitude in volumes.
Happy Valentines to all those celebrating......