Astley Clarke, exclusive luxury online-based designer jeweller, has launched a delicious new collection this month guaranteed to make your mouth water. The Colour collection aims to relaunch the gemstone as a vital part of a woman’s own unique style.
Based in London, Astley Clarke was founded in 2006 by Bec Astley Clarke to bring together the best craftsmanship from around the world, while creating an online source of exquisite jewellery. They currently have more than 10 collections of jewellery, either crafted in their studio or curated by a team of 30 experts from around the world. They have an enormous range, stretching from traditional jewellery set with timeless diamonds, to unconventional engagement rings guaranteed to be the centre of attention.
Astley Clarke has a wide customer base in the Asian market, which appears to have inspired their latest venture. The new collection has a strong sense of oriental elegance surrounding it, with bamboo-style rings and bangles, stacking rings, and sumptuous colourful gems such as garnets, amethyst, smoky quartz, hematite and peridot. The beauty of it just draws you in, compelling you to buy (strange how they do that without any face-to-face contact right?). There really is something to suit everyone’s taste, whether looking for an alternative engagement ring, a Valentine’s Day gift, or something special for a birthday. By mixing up the colours, you can create a unique look that truly does belong to you and you alone.
My favourite addition has to be the stacking rings. You can choose a pre-arranged stack such as the Blue Moon stack (three rings in white, duck egg and ‘vintage blue’ with a ‘moon’ stone), the Berry Brown stack (berry-coloured enamelled rings and one with a coffee-coloured stone) or the You Make Me Blush stack (four rings, one white with a gold ‘beaded’ effect, one peach blush bamboo-style ring, one peach honeycomb-patterned ring and a gemstone ring with pyrite). Alternatively, design your own using their easy-to-use online ring stack design tool. You can arrange the rings in any order you like, choosing from a range of beautiful coloured enamelled rings, glistening gemstones and an array of designs. I love jewellery and could happily spend all day designing my new Astley Clarke ring stack, just staring at the 70 plus ring choices and the hundreds of possible combinations.
Each ring has other items in the collection guaranteed to complement it as part of an outfit. One of the items I really love has to be the blue enamelled necklace with gold stars, which has a matching ring which can be worn on its own or as part of a stack.
Does the collection achieve its ambition? Absolutely. It brings coloured designer costume jewellery to the forefront of fashion. Not only that, it actually makes you fall in love with the jewels you wear. If you are a woman who loves to make a statement, the colour collection was indeed made for you. Start dropping hints for Valentine’s Day now!
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