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A Spanish Valentines

I thought I would bring you some Spanish gems for ValentinesGold and diamond pendant in a polyglot heart - TousGorgeous Gold heart earrings- Aristocrazy Miniyo Wedges- Coolway Stunning satin shoes-Pura Lopéz Rosario tulle flowers at your feet -Pretty Ballerinas I really love this multicolor satchel-Agatha Ruiz de la Prada Floral clutch -Desigual Red enamel hearts with Swarovski crystals-Viceroy For all...

She Wore it Well!

"I never planned to acquire a lot of jewels or a lot of husbands."As a fellow Brit, I had to pay homage to the gorgeous Elizabeth Taylor, but from the perspective of her unbelieveable jewellery collection.A love of precious jewels seems to be something she was born with. She recalls,...

The Million Dollar Bracelet

A £3 million collection of jewellery once owned by Wallis Simpson went on display ahead of its auction at Sothebys.The pieces chronicle Mrs Simpson's scandalous affair with Edward VIII that shocked Britain and led to the King abdicating in 1936 for the woman he loved.Messages of love and support are...

Friday Jewellery Quotes

"You can always tell what kind of a person a man thinks you are by the earrings he gives you." (Audrey Hepburn)"My husband gave me a necklace. It's fake; I requested fake. Maybe I'm paranoid, but in this day and age, I don't want something around my neck that's worth...

Friday Quote:

"You can always tell what kind of person a man really thinks you are by the earrings he gives you" (Audrey Hepburn).Just been thinking, my husband has never given me earrings..........what does that say Audrey?Earrings shown available from our boutique LUXURIAImages copyright© of Luxuria

The Bold and the Beautiful.

A ring is the most symbolic piece of jewelery there is. It is a sign of love, a token of commitment, a public display of personal heritage etc. Also, it is just damn good fun wearings rings; as fake as you wish and worn with glee on any finger you...

Jewellery: I'm feeling blue

Blue sapphires are evaluated based upon the purity of their primary hue. Purple, violet and green are the most common secondary hues found in blue sapphires.Blue sapphires with any amount of green as a secondary hue are not considered to be of fine quality.Here's some facts/trivia about sapphires:*So strong is...

Friday Jewellery Quotes

Usually by Friday I am drained of inspiration and imagination. So I have decided that Friday's will be quotation day; any quotes relating to our niche."Jewellery takes people's mind off your wrinkles". (Sonja Henie)

Jewellery: The Power of the Necklace

The beauty of necklaces is that they don't need to be heirlooms to lift an outfit from the bottom step of mediocrity to the highest echelons of a Best Dresser. Just look at at Audrey Hepburn and Jackie O; they both understood the power of a plain dressed teamed with...

What the hell is this?

In our jewellery boutique, many of the designs can be bought in both silver and in rhodium-plated. So this is a question that I am asked often, "what the hell is rhodium-plated?"OK, so let me try and explain why in some instances I recommend buying rhodium-plated over silver, even though...

Wear them with pride!

Pearls are expensive, around $1,500 (that's a conservative guess!) for a 16" necklace. Fashion/costume pearls however are perfectly acceptable. Jackie Onassis wore her fake pearls with pride. As long as you look like you can afford the real deal, few will tell the difference.Wear them anytime-whoever said that pearls and...

Be a diamond!

"Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known.Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life"- Ralph Emerson

I mustn't forget to buy moisturiser!

"Jewellery takes peoples mind off your wrinkles"-Sonja HenieI just love this quote, and it's so true. In amongst all the wonderful "life-lines" this lady has, I noticed her earrings!A lesson to us all. Take the time to "adorn".

The birth of Luxuria

OK, so what is an ex-Criminal Psychologist doing running an on-line jewellery boutique.Well here's a little background about the birth of my "baby".When I moved to Spain, one thing I noticed time and time again was that Spanish women knew how to accessorise, whether it be to go to the...

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