I’d start with a magnificent ring – a Jessica McCormack solitaire, perhaps, which could be turned into something more bling for special occasions with one of her clever “party jackets” – a jewelled surround that can be slotted around your everyday ring. Then an everyday watch that’s chic but not too pretty – perhaps Chanel’s classic J12. Add to the mix the simple stud, drop or hoop earrings from Swarovski or Kiki McDonough; longer earrings for the evening (SJ Phillips have some wonderful Georgian choices); a classic silver bracelet or Cartier’s Love bracelet; a pendant and chain necklace from Tiffany; a more showy evening necklace – for this I might choose costume jewellery, but Marni, Miu Miu and Vicki Sarge all have lovely pieces, or for a semi-precious option I’d visit John Lloyd Morgan or Pomegranate. And finally? I'd have to have some pearls -perhaps a little something from Coleman Douglas.
Even something as seemingly straightforward as pearls can present all kinds of interesting detours. “People take it for granted that pearls will cast a glow on their skins," says Chrissie Coleman Douglas, "and if you get them right, it’s true. They’re an instant facelift. But most people end up with the wrong shade of pearls.”
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Understanding Maeshori - Chrissie Douglas, owner and creative director of Coleman Douglas Pearls, explains about this pearl treatment and its limitations
Our South sea, Akoya and seed pearl lariat with diamond struts and Tourmaline accents has been featured in the most recent issue of the Centurion magazine.
Our multi strand freshwater pearl choker features in this month's edition of You and Your Wedding in the article "One Dress Four Ways".
The I do edit in Brides magazine features our pearl friendly essence. We quote "We love a pearl so ..... when we thought it couldn't get any better, they're in a scent too. As well as containing a single pearl, these perfumes actually help protect your jewels - they don't contain any alcohol, which can dull pearls ever time.
Victoria Bain has featured our pearl necklace with prasiolite drops under the title 'PEARLS - Show your style wisdom with these future classics.'