Online jewellery treasure trove Lulu Winter was founded by father and daughter team Peter and Louise Myson in 2011. They wanted to bring something a little different to the online jewellery market:- hard-to-find designers and new talent, jewellery that was modern and cutting edge, but retained all the lustre of classic pieces, and something that was just that little bit different. In the three years since the brand was launched, they have most certainly achieved that.
Lulu Winter now stocks brands like Dyrberg and Kern, Muru and Rodgers and Rodgers, as well as one of my current faves, celebrity darling Kleshna. Kleshna is a brand that has garnered a cult following, with fans including Cheryl Cole, Kylie Minogue and Victoria Beckham. It has influences stem from Russian culture, where Kleshna herself is from, and often features the heart motif in it’s pieces. Kleshna means ‘stealer of hearts’ in Russian, so it is hardly surprising that this romantic motif is used to such lovely effect in the jewellery.
Lulu Winter kindly offered me the chance to choose a piece of jewellery from their Spring/Summer collections, and I opted straight away for the Madonna necklace from Kleshna in iridescent Crystal. This is the sort of statement piece that I love, the type of necklace that can add glamour to even the most casual of outfits. I was really excited to get the chance to see this necklace up close – it looked truly amazing in the photographs.
The necklace came very quickly, within a couple of days of being ordered, and was well packaged to ensure no damage occurred on route. Once the box was opened, a beautiful black velvet pouch was revealed, with the Kleshna heart embroidered on the front. The exquisite necklace was nestled inside.
This is a truly lovely piece of jewellery. The necklace is made up of iridescent Swarovski crystals. These are clear, but create the illusion of many different colours when they catch the light – a sort of Aurora Borealis effect . This makes the necklace totally eye-catching and unusual. The necklace is fastened by an adjustable fastener and chain – these are sterling silver, so add another luxurious touch. The chain also has a small crystal at the end, a lovely detail if you are wearing a top with a low or draped back, and also has the small silver Kleshna heart. The necklace has some weight to it, it does feel like a substantial piece of jewellery. However, it is comfortable to wear despite this – I have been wearing this all day to dress up casual wear, as well as for special occasions.
I have found it hard to take this necklace off since I received it. It is just the sort of piece of jewellery that you fall in love with instantly. The way the crystals catch the light and show the multitude of colours is just gorgeous, and means you can wear this piece with pretty much any colour outfit, in any fabric. I can’t wait to wear this with black velvet come Christmas, but in the meantime I’m loving it with florals for a pretty spring look, and a classic little black dress.
*This is not a sponsored post. I was gifted a necklace by Lulu Winter for a review, all thoughts are my own.