Just like my taste in fashion, my relationship with jewellery has always been a very dynamic one. It usually changes in unison with the seasons, my mood, and even the unpredictable London weather.
Just a year ago, for example, I wouldn’t leave the house without a cheap golden statement necklace. The more outrageous the design the better – go big or go home was clearly my motto my when it came to necklaces.
Now, with summer fast approaching (and hopefully staying), my taste in jewellery has changed in favour of much more minimalistic and delicate pieces. Rather than wearing a huge statement necklace that I bought for myself as an after work treat for £10, I feel much happier investing a bit more money in meaningful pieces that won’t perish after a season, but have the potential to be cherished for years to come.
So the timing couldn’t have been any more perfect when Fashionchick partnered with Monica Vinader, a jewellery brand that hadn’t been on my radar until then, to give each of the two winners of their FashionchickVIP competition (I talk about it here and here) a beautiful Fiji Friendship Bracelet in 18ct Gold Vermeil on Sterling Silver. The Fiji range is one of the most popular collections from Monica Vinader. The bracelets come in gold, silver and rose gold with cords in many different colours, which all have a unique meaning. My turquoise bracelet, for example, stands for peace. Some of the bracelets are even adorned with real diamonds, and all of them can be personalised with an engraving of your choice.
All the pieces of jewellery from Monica Vinader are designed by Monica herself and inspired by, art, nature, architecture, and everything else that’s surrounds her in her daily life. They are contemporary, easy to wear, and perfect for stacking to create an eclectic look. I am so in love with my Fiji bracelet. It is playful, yet sophisticated and since it can be personalised, it would be the perfect present for the person who has everything.
After perusing the website, I can definitely see why Monica Vinader has become so popular over the years – also among celebs. Even though the designs are very simple and timeless, they all have an eye-catching element to them that make them incredibly interesting to look at. So if you’re still searching for that perfect present for your mother’s 50th birthday, have a look at Monica Vinader’s website. Most pieces were designed with affordability in mind, so I’m sure you’ll find a piece of jewellery both you and your mum will love.