Friday, 24 October 2014

Friday Favourites 118..

This week has been a little more about virtual window shopping than actual shopping. I've been asked to decide on some jewellery by a family member who believes that diamonds are the only proper gift.

The trouble is, I'm not entirely sure what I want.

Vashi Collage

I've narrowed it down to a few options, all from Vashi.Vashi are an online diamond specialist, who ensure that every gem they sell is conflict free. After reading a lot more about the diamond trade recently, that's quite important to me.

001: I love sapphires. They're not my birthstone but are always my stone of choice. I'll admit, I do have two sapphire rings already, but they're both yellow gold and I like that this white gold band is a little different, as is the fact that the sapphires are set around the diamond itself. This is one of the Vashi zodiac collection; they've picked out engagement rings with the perfect characteristics for each of the star-signs, which I think is pretty cute.

002: I do already have a sapphire ring with a rather similar surround to these studs, so perhaps a pair of earrings would be a better option. I don't wear earrings as often as I'd like to, but if I had a dainty pair like these I would make sure I wore them more often.

003: I've always wanted to add some pearls to my jewellery box. There's something about their link to the sea which makes them feel that little bit more personal to me - I'm always more relaxed by the seaside. A set of pearl studs would go with just about any outfit, as well. So tempted.

004: I think the swirled shape of the ring around this diamond is just so elegant. It seems a lot more modern than the regular settings of the others I've picked, but I wonder if I'd prefer something with a little more colour.

005: I love the look of this ring because it's just so classic. When I was younger I always preferred to wear either silver or white gold, but these days I'm more drawn to yellow gold, so was naturally drawn to this. 

I'm still no closer to a decision. Also, I'm aware that some of these rings are listed as engagement, but I don't see any reason why they're not suitable for any other purpose. I'm not a believer in marriage, as anyone who knows me will already know, but that doesn't mean I don't plan to build up my jewellery collection with pretty shiny gems. 

What would you choose? 


  1. I love sapphires! That first ring is beautiful, the earrings are gorgeous too :) I hope you manage to make a decision soon :)

    1. I think maybe some sapphire earrings would be perfect.

  2. Wow, what a great conundrum to have! I'm glad you're going for conflict-free diamonds, that's so important to me too. I have to say, I think I'd go for the pearl earrings if I was choosing for me. I like quite plain, simple jewellery and they seem as if they'd go with anything.

    1. This is true, I'm really lucky. I am really drawn to the pearls and have always wanted some pearls.

  3. Number 1 is so lovely and sparkly! :)

    Tara x

  4. I think every lady needs to own a pair of diamond stud earrings. I wear mine almost all the time, they're timeless and understated and something I'll wear for years to come.
    Those rings are rather lovely too though... It's hard to choose just one thing!

    1. Maybe a pair of sensible diamond studs would be good.