One of the biggest fashion print trends of 2015 has been the flamingo print. These elegant, graceful creatures have adorned dresses, scarves, bags and tops including styles worn by celebrities such as Alexa Chung, Charlotte Crosby, Sam Faiers and Rita Ora, amongst others.
I love flamingo prints and couldn’t resist snapping up a cute flamingo print dress for a rather bargainous £7 this summer. And now I have added another pretty flamingo to my growing collection in the lovely form of the white gold plated silver origami silver flamingo necklace from the John Greed Origami collection.
John Greed is well known for stocking brands like Pandora, Thomas Sabo and Links of London, but it is less well known that they also stock a whole range of beautifully crafted pieces from its own range. The Origami collection is just one of those ranges. A collection of necklaces and earrings that have been influenced by the Japanese art of paper folding, the Origami collection has cats, dogs, horses, elephants, even a unicorn as part of the range (I was sorely tempted by the unicorn!). But, ultimately, when I was asked to chose a piece to review, it could only be the flamingo for me.
A delicate box chain with a clasp fastening and a5cm extender, is the basis for the necklace with the stunning 1.2cm x 2.1cm pendant as the centrepiece. The flamingo sparkles and shines due to the delicacy of the cut, with small engravings adding detail to the flamingo. This is a very elegant piece, but not ostentatious, you could easily wear this as an everyday necklace, and it would also be a lovely piece for a teenager who is just starting to appreciate pretty jewellery.
John Greed jewellery comes beautifully gift boxed in statement black boxes, making these pieces great if you are starting to think about Christmas. They are also really affordable, with the range costing between £14.05 and £19.95.