My Sixpence Double Coin Necklace

I have always been a magpie when it comes to beautiful pieces of jewellery. Ever since I was a little girl I have been drawn to jewellery that sparkles and shines, eye catching pieces designed to delight with their beauty, but also to be loved and worn, rather than just sitting in jewellery boxes gathering dust.

I think my love of beautiful jewellery came from my grandmother. She was a glamorous lady, and her special passion was also reserved for jewellery. Many of her favourite pieces were made up of coins. This included a stunning coin charm bracelet that seemed to jangle with every movement, and a lovely gold sovereign ring that was not overly big, as sovereigns can often be, but instead was delicate and pretty, perfect for an elegant ladies finger.

I have to admit to loving coin jewellery myself, Kate Moss has often worn a silver coin bracelet during the summer and the style works so well with boho styling, as well as adding interest to a simple jeans and shirt combo. In addition, Holly Willoughby has been photographed wearing a stunning double coin necklace that sits perfectly on pretty much any neckline, looks great, perfect with evening wear or worn casually. This style is both vintage in appearance, due to the nature of the coins, but is also very modern and will easily complement up to date, minimal wardrobes.

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I have been wearing my own double coin necklace a lot recently. It came from the company Natural Amber and is actually made up of two British Sixpence coins that have been soldered together, with a fixed chain added to them. The coins shine beautifully as they have been specially chosen for their perfect nature – these are coins that have no scratches or flaws. They have also been highly polished  by hand in order to increase the quality of their appearance, and then they have been plated to ensure the finish is perfect. The necklaces are such high quality because they are hand created by a specialist jewellery team, these are not mass produced pieces, but have been created with love and care.

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This necklace makes a perfect gift for so many reasons – I believe anyone would be happy to receive one. The delicate nature of the necklace, the fact it is no too big and ostentatious, makes it a really wearable piece for people of pretty much any age or taste. It would be a perfect gift for a bride, or someone celebrating an anniversary or graduation. The fact that the sixpence is also said to be lucky adds to the lustre of giving this as a gift – we all remember the tradition of finding a lucky sixpence in a Christmas pudding, so what better gift to give someone who is taking exams, or starting a new job, or getting married?

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In addition, I love the history behind a necklace made up of such iconic coins, it has a beautiful authenticity to it, and if it is then passed down through generations in your family, it is a piece that will have a lovely legacy too.

Wearing my Double Coin Necklace

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Have you ever worn any coin inspired jewellery?

 

Celebrity Get the Look with Poppy Delevingne, Pixie Lott and Naomi Harris

My latest celebrity get the look post is a special one for me, as it features some of my latest style crushes. These are ladies who’s wardrobes I totally covet and would just love to dive into, even though I would probably struggle to fit my arms into their dresses, let alone my whole body.

First up is Poppy Delevingne, a lady who always seems to get it right, totally winning the best dressed at the Met Ball this year, and now winning Glastonbury too, in a floral print tea dress. I have also been super impressed with V icky Pattison’s choices since she won ‘I’m a Celebrity’, she seems to opt for the prettiest, most elegant of dresses, and the Oasis Bardot dress is no different, being a totally beautiful Summer choice. And then we have Naomi Harris, who I seem to be constantly adding to my Pinterest and Facebook pages. She is my current ultimate style crush, and in two Self Portrait dresses she recently showed why she is a shoe-in for best dressed of 2016. (Look out for a dedicated post very soon.)

Also featuring in this post we have Dorothy Perkins denim, as worn by Holly Willoughby and Lucy Watson, and ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ star Pixie Lott, wearing a white culotte suit from the M&S best of British range. Finally, we have the very lovely Stacey Solomon, who looked just beautiful in another elegant dress, this time a glorious midnight blue number from that shrine to prettiness, Chi Chi London.

Do you have a favourite celebrity look this month? Whose style do you most admire? Would love to hear your comments.

Vicky Pattison wears Oasis

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Oasis Ruffle Bardot Midi Dress now £40 Click to visit Oasis

Oasis Ruffle Bardot Midi Dress now £40 Click to visit Oasis

Poppy Delevingne in Topshop

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PETITE Daisy Dress £42.00 Click to visit Topshop

PETITE Daisy Dress £42.00 Click to visit Topshop

Pixie Lott in M&S

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 Square Neck Belted Jumpsuit T423212R £149.00 Click to visit M&S

Square Neck Belted Jumpsuit £149.00 Click to visit M&S

Holly Willoughby and Lucy Watson wear Dorothy Perkins Denim

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Indigo Patch Pocket Denim Skirt Was £24.00 Now £14.40Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Indigo Patch Pocket Denim Skirt
Was £24.00 Now £14.40 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

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Embroidered Straight Leg Jeans Was £32.00 Now £25.60 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Embroidered Straight Leg Jeans
Was £32.00 Now £25.60 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Stacey Solomon wears Chi Chi London

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Chi Chi Cassandra Dress Was: £64.99Now: £52.99 Click to visit Chi Chi London

Chi Chi Cassandra Dress Was: £64.99 Now: £52.99 Click to visit Chi Chi London

Naomi Harris in Self Portrait

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 SELF-PORTRAIT Plunge neck Prairie dress with organza slip £280.00 Click to visit Selfridges

SELF-PORTRAIT Plunge neck Prairie dress with organza slip
£280.00 Click to visit Selfridges

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 SELF-PORTRAIT Bluebell lace midi dress £300.00 Click to visit Selfridges

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Bluebell lace midi dress
£300.00
Click to visit Selfridges