Jewellery Ideas for Valentine’s Day: Stackable Rings, Watches And Designer Treasure

With Valentine’s day just a week away, I am today having a look at gifts that would work  well for both men and women, that is, the gift of jewellery. Jewellery is very much a gift that appeals to varied tastes, and whether you opt for beautiful costume pieces, or the real deal, you can be sure that the effort that has gone into choosing a piece of jewellery would be very much appreciated.

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Here I have put together a few jewellery gift ideas that I think should cover all bases and tastes.

Stackable Rings

A great gift idea, and also a really stylish and fashionable item, are stackable rings. You can pick these up quite cheaply in metal from places like Accessorize, but for really making a statement you should go for gold and gemstone options. Stackable rings can range from simple bands, to signet rings and wishbone styles and work in gold and silver. I love these as a gift idea, they work well for those who love the bohemian look, and can be something you can add to on different occasions like birthdays and Christmas to create a really unique, beautiful look.

A Watch

Giving a gift of time works well for both men and women. Brands like Rolex, Breitling and Cartier would be enough to put a smile on any face, but, of course, these do come with a high price tag. However, you could opt for a second hand design at a much more affordable price. Pre-Owned watches are now available with a guarantee of authenticity from companies like Xupes. Xupes also deal in pre-owned designer handbags which could be another gift idea, one which would definitely work for me.

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Costume Jewellery from Butler and Wilson

When it comes to costume jewellery, Butler and Wilson is my destination of choice. I’ve always loved the beautiful store on South Molton Street, which is how I imagine the jeweled cave from Aladdin would look, just so sparkling and pretty. If you can’t get to the London store, you can find Butler and Wilson pieces at super affordable prices at QVC.

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A designer piece

Buying a designer piece of jewellery can often be cheaper than opting for the designer bag or shoes. Selfridges always have great pieces by Marc Jacobs, Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen and some of these come in at less than £150. These gifts come beautifully boxed and would be sure to be opened with appreciative gasps on February 14th.

 MARC JACOBS Enamel disc hinged bracelet £50.00 Click to visit Selfridges


MARC JACOBS Enamel disc hinged bracelet

 ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Skull double wrap leather bracelet £135.00 Click to visit Selfrdiges


ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Skull double wrap leather bracelet

 VIVIENNE WESTWOOD JEWELLERY Kika stud earrings £95.00 Click to visit Selfridges


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How to Shop for Shoes Online

There are several advantages of online shopping. If you enjoy shopping for shoes but but are currently faced with a lockdown that has seen all non essential shops closed, you can enjoy the benefits of online stores that are always open. Regardless of where you are or what time it is, you will have access to a wide selection of shoes that you can view and buy.

Choose a Shop

To successfully complete a shoe purchase, you need to make sure that visit a reputable shop. Maximize on the shopping experience by choosing online stores that have a reputation for being dependable and stocking quality products.

As you prepare to start shopping, take some time to look at the return policy of the online store. This will enable you to know what your options are in case you need to return or exchange shoes. Whenever you buy shoes and clothing online you need to be assured that the company will be willing to respond when you need clarification or help. Use secure services whenever you make purchases.

Look at Different Shoes Online

The images of different shoes are displayed on the site to enable you to view and enlarge what you are viewing. The best sites provide clear images that allow you to see the shoes and evaluate potential purchases.

Images are ideally accompanies by product descriptions that provide pertinent information such as prices, sizes and materials. If you need clarification regarding aspects such as materials and colours, you can contact customer service to let you know what is available.

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Measurements

With online shopping, you will not try on the shoe first. This is why it is essential for you to know your foot size and be aware of the size that fits you comfortably. You can get accurate foot measurements with help from online resources to ensure that you find out your correct size. Since sizing may differ with different brands and companies, use the sizing chart of the particular company to guide you.

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Choose Quality Shoes

When choosing new shoes you should think about the fabric of the shoe and how this will affect the longevity. Good quality leather shoes can last for years as they can be re heeled and resoled if need be, and this is definitely something worth doing if you have opted for an expensive, or a designer pair of shoes. This also applies to trainers and sports shoes, which are some of the most important footwear you will own. Keep a reputable cobbler on hand for shoe repairs. and for your trainers look to a shoe repairer like Jordan shoe repair will be able to keep your sports shoes in tip top condition for years to come.

Type of Shoes

Make a choice regarding the type of shoes that you want to purchase. Factors such as trends, fashion, style and comfort are used to determine the kinds of shoes that are most ideal. When you know the type of shoe you want, you can narrow down your search for shoes.

Customer Reviews

After identifying shoes that you like, you can go through customer reviews to get insight into the quality and style of the products being offered. When you are happy with the choice that you have made, you can proceed to purchase the shoes.

Try Different Shoes

If you want to buy shoes from a certain brand that you have not tried before, you can begin with a single order. This will give you the chance to try out the product and when you are satisfied with your purchase, you can continue you shopping for more. Try on your shoes to determine how comfortable they are as well as how they fit. Browse through the site for different types of shoes and take your time to find shoes that are not only stylish, but comfortable as well.

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Bedroom Furnishing

Furnishing a bedroom from afresh can be a daunting prospect, however design wise, these days pretty much anything goes. Adding a beautifully crafted lamp and expensive designer bed linen will draw the eye away from a mass manufactured wardrobe and bedside table, or a plain looking bed.

Mixing and matching is perfectly acceptable, gone are the days when the bedroom ‘set’ needs to match the vanity, it all depends on how creative and imaginative we can be when choosing a look for the bedroom.

For those who have neither the creativity nor the time to indulge in fantastical ideas, matching bedroom units are a simple yet effective way of furnishing your room, the advantage of this means the style of the soft furnishings, wallpaper, and accessories, can be changed on a whim, to create a whole new look. You can also look carefully at the floor you are choosing, as this is one area worth making an investment in.

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Always choose the best bed you can afford. Money spent on a good base and a perfect mattress with plenty of support for your back will result in much more efficient sleep. If ornate beds are not your style, buy plain but then choose a headboard that fits in with the rest of the room. A headboard really can transform an otherwise standard looking divan bed into something a little bit more designer.

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As mentioned, this is one area worth making an investment in as it is something you will probably keep forever. Solid wood flooring is a great way to literally match any style, from contemporary to vintage. These days it comes in a range of styles, from rustic to more sophisticated, and offers you an easy clean, easy maintenance option that will work whether you are styling a room for a child, a teenager, or as a haven for a couple.

Wardrobes
Once a bed has been chosen, the second most important piece of furniture to buy is the wardrobe. This should be as large as possible without dominating the room. Consider a wardrobe which compromises drawers, hanger space and if possible a shelf or two. Shelves can be used for folded bed linen and towels,bulky items that can take up a lot of drawer space.

Bedside table

When choosing a bedside table it is best to have one at bed height, so it easy to reach night-lights and alarm clocks. A chest of drawers should match your wardrobe, unless you are willing to pay for unique design or perhaps re-vamp an old one yourself, thus making a feature and an object of desire that stands alone as a beautiful piece.

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Extras
If you have the room for a chair in the bedroom, why not think about a futon chair or a chair bed? An extra bed is ideal for guests and perfect for children’s bedrooms. Strategically placed mirrors will reflect light and open up the room, smaller spaces will benefit greatly from one or more mirrors on the walls.

Whatever design is finally chosen for the bedroom furniture, think storage first and foremost, even the plainest bedroom furniture can be complemented with a few choice accessories, stylish wallpaper and funky soft furnishings.