Christmas Gift Idea: The Kensington Necklace From Buckley London

When it comes to finding a gift for a wife or girlfriend, mom or sister, daughter or friend, let me tell you, beautiful jewellery is always a good idea. It shows thought and consideration, and, if you pick a stylish, timeless piece rather than a fashion item, it is something that can be worn and cherished forever.

Buckley London is a stylish brand of award winning fashion and costume jewellery  who re well known as the designers of the Royal British Legion Poppy Collection. Buckley’s ranges are always elegant and come in a wonderful gift box that is instantly recognisable and means that the gift inside requires no further gift wrapping, it is ready to present to your loved one.

The Kensington Necklace is a piece that has a vintage feel. It is a mixture of oval and square cut stones set in  a rhodium plated claw setting with a fine belcher chain. The pendant chain length is16″ but it also comes with a  2″ extender, so you can wear it slightly longer. The necklace is part of the Kensington collection, so you can add a a pair of earrings and a friendship style bracelet if you wanted to make this a much bigger present for someone.

I love this necklace. It has a real classic look, the addition of the square stones makes this almost Art Deco in appearance. The stones really sparkle and shine, this would just look so good against a little black dress or black top for a Christmas party, but because it is a refined, subtle design, it would also be a necklace that could be worn every day, looking just as good as a touch of sparkle with your work suit, or worn with simple jeans and a t-shirt.

It is a necklace that would suit all age groups and tastes – it really is a choice you can’t go wrong with. The Kensington Necklace costs £35 and you can find it here.

Buckley London Capri Collection

Buckley London is a jewellery collection I have long been familiar with. I remember it having a starring role in the early days of QVC, when its award winning collections combined style with affordability, and recently it has gained further fame and prestige as the designers of The Royal British Legion’s Crystal Poppy Brooch Collection – pieces that you see a lot of TV stars wearing in the lead up to Remembrance Sunday. Buckley London is a name that is synonymous with quality and style.

I was recently asked if I would like to review pieces from the newest ranges. I fell totally in love with the Capri collection, and not just because of the chic of its name. The Capri Collection is plated rose gold and pave set crystals, with a rose quartz at the centrepiece of the statement pendant. The idea of this collection is that it is a beautiful reflection of the Island of Capri, all warm tones and beautiful bronze/blushed colours.

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I was sent three pieces from the Capri collection for review. The first was the Capri pendant. This is a beautiful mixture of Rose quartz, said to have properties that bring harmony and enhance love. The Rose quartz was joined by a flat rose gold disc charm and a pave set crystal charm to make a really eye-catching piece. The pendant is set in a rose gold plated chain which is 17″ in  length, but also has a 2″ extender.

This is a lovely, delicate piece that also catches the light beautifully due to its shine and colour. There is depth to this necklace, it is not flimsy and lightweight, but is substantial. It is also versatile, you could wear it with jeans and a t-shirt, or over a jumper, but it would also work for evening occasions – as I am wearing it below for a party.

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I was also sent the matching Capri earrings which are pretty and delicate, and have a definite touch of Kate Middleton style about them. A subtle drop style, with pave crystals at the front and then shining rose golf finish on the back, this earrings are very easy to put in as they have no hooks or fastenings. These are not too heavy so are not likely to make your ears ache after being worn all day, and just look so stylish and elegant.

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The final piece I was sent was the Capri ring in size large. Now, I totally love this ring as it is a dead ringer for my wedding ring in style – a thick band of Pave set crystals that shimmer in their rose gold setting. However, I have large fingers that swell, so I have been wearing this as a thumb ring and think it looks fabulous – very easy and comfortable to wear.

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Buckley jewellery comes beautifully gift boxed in Ivory/black boxes, this makes them a perfect gift idea for Christmas, each piece also comes with a two year guarentee once you have registered your product online to start your warranty.

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DSCN9042[1]Buckley London jewellery is beautiful, elegant and versatile – pretty perfect really!