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From the red carpet to the runway, tassels earrings are everywhere! While tassels may not be a brand new trend, it’s one that looks likely to last. A core staple of the Oscar de la Renta accessories collection each season, and seen in the jewellery collections of Chloé, Gucci, and Kate Spade, the tassel earring makes the perfect fashion statement. A simple way to add some drama to a simple evening look, teamed with everything from an LBD to a crisp white shirt, or for elevating a casual jeans outfit to take you from day-to-night. Tassel earrings also make an easy go-to accessory to wear with this-season’s off-shoulder Bardot tops.

Inspired by Pippa O’Connor’s stunning Oscar de la Renta black beaded earrings worn at this year’s VIP Style awards, we have put together a collection of tassel earrings in 13 vibrant colours perfect for the budget-concious fashionista who wants Pippa’s ultra-glam look without the price tag!

The gorgeous beaded Holly earrings are very similar to Pippa’s (but without the €400 price tag!), and
a great way to up the glamour stakes. The earrings are available in nine different colours, so will add a pop of colour to your outfit and will stand out even if you decide to wear your hair down instead of doing the usual updo. And, they’re clip-on, so easy on the earlobes!

The shorter-length Alexa earring is equally as stunning with its gold-plated stud embellished with clear crystals. This earring lends itself also to more casual occassions, but is still statement-making & fabulous! The tassels are available in four colours, and have a flattering, neck-elongating effect to boot!

With such stunning earrings, you don’t need to worry about any other accessories. Keep it simple, you’ve already made your statement!

Tassel Earrings at Aquaruby

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Dreamcatcher Collection

16 May 2017 12:23:00

You've probably seen a dreamcatcher in a giftshop and wondered about its purpose and meaning. Originally created by American Indians, dreamcatchers come in a variety of different sizes and styles, but usually consist of a small wooden hoop covered in a net of meaningful sacred items such as feathers and beads hanging down from the bottom of the hoop.
The shape of the dreamcatcher is a circle because it represents the circle of life. The dreamcatcher web is believed to catch bad dreams during night and dispose of them when the sun rises. As for the good dreams, the feathers act as a fluffy, pillow-like ladder allowing them to gently descend upon the sleeping person undisturbed. Now, you can see why people like them so much!

The Dreamcatcher collection from Azuni London was inspired by this symbolish and is hand crafted by indigenous native Americans. The hand-beaded pieces are lovingly woven from colourful glass seed beads and crystals. With beautiful colour combinations and patternation, fusing present and past, the pieces are perfect for adding a splash of colour to an outfit, or giving your look a boho vibe during festival season!

You can view the entire Dreamcatcher collection here. In the meantime, here are some of our picks:

(L-R: Azuni Dreamcatcher Cuff Bracelet, Azuni Turquoise Fantail Necklace, Azuni Turquoise Hoop Earrings)



Azuni Dreamcatcher Collection at Aquaruby

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July Birthstone | Ruby

11 Jul 2016 12:23:00

 July is the month of the zodiac signs Cancer & Leo. Famouns July alumni include Liv Tyler, Tom Cruise, Sylvester Stallone, Tom Hanks, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Jennifer Lopez. Quite a formidable bunch!

 The stone associated with July is the Ruby. Rubies are said to arouse the senses, stir the imagination, and to guarantee health, wisdom, wealth, and success in love. Who wouldn't want some of those! It was once believed that wearing a fine red ruby brought good fortune upon its owner. Well, it's worth a shot, eh?

Little jewellery factoid for you - rubies and sapphires are actually from the same gemstone family, Corundum, the only difference being their colour, so the green Sapphire is Emerald and the red sapphire is Ruby. That's one for the pub quiz!

You can view the entire Ruby collection at Aquaruby. In the meantime, here are some of our picks:

(L-R: Satya July Ruby Birthstone Necklace, Catherine Weitzman Ruby Briolette Earrings, Catherine Weitzman Ruby Cluster Necklace)

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Aquarius´ Birthstone | Amethyst

11 Feb 2016 12:23:00

February is the month of Aquarius, whose posse includes Jennifer Aniston, Harry Styles, Ashton Kutcher, and Phil Collins. The positive traits of Aquarius are no doubt endless, but some of the key ones are said to be:

  • * Fair
  • Curious
  • Affectionate
  • Frank
  • Imaginative

while the negative ones are believed to be:

  • Unpredictable
  • Detached
  • * Inefficient
  • Stubborn
  • Rebellious

The stone associated with Aquarius is the AmethystAmethyst was believed by ancient Greeks and Romans to ward intoxication, also is said to keep the wearer clear-headed and quick-witted.  In fact, the word amethst  comes from the Greek word “amethystos” meaning “not drunk". There's an interesting fact for when you're down the pub! Throughout history, the gemstone has been associated with many myths, legends, religions, and numerous cultures. Amethyst is basically purple quartz and can found throughout the world. In the past, Russia was regarded as the best source of fine amethysts which were used in a lot of royal European jewellery.  Nowadays, Brazil is the main source, followed by Zambia.

In birthstone/astrological terms, Amethyst is believed to influence both positive and negative personality traits of those born under the sign of Aquarius, and is said to have a gently sedative energy that promotes peacefulness, happiness, and contentment. From a health perspective,  Amethyst is believed to boost blood circulation, and aid cell regeneration. We can't testify to any of that, but on a superficial level, it is indeed one of the most stunning of gemstones! You can view the entire Amethyst collection at Aquaruby. In the meantime, here are some of our picks:

(L-R: Pomegranate London Amethst Pear Drop Earrings, Satya February Amethyst Mandala Necklace, Azuni Amethyst Double Strand Bracelet)

Amethyst Jewellery at Aquaruby



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Capricorn's Birthstone | Garnet

6 Jan 2016 12:23:47

The tradition of giving gifts of jewelry containing so-called birthstones dates back thousands of years, so each month, we are going to look at the stone corresponding to each zodiac sign. This month it's Capricorn. The positive traits of Capricorn are said to be:

  • * Stable
  • * Trustworthy
  • * Persistent
  • * Ambitious
  • * Patient

while the negative ones are believed to be:

  • * Rigid
  • * Materialistic
  • * Dull
  • * Conservative
  • * Cold

We don't know if that's true, but I'm sure there are a few heads nodding in agreement out there! The stone associated with Capricorn is the Garnet. The word "Garnet" actually means deep red, although the stone can be found in in many colors including red, orange, yellow, green, purple, brown, blue, black, pink, and even colorless, however the reddish shades are most common. The Garnet type used in jewellery is mostly sourced from America, China, and India.

In birthstone/astrological terms, Garnet is believed to influence both positive and negative personality traits of those born under the sign of Capricorn., and is associated with purity, truth, faithfulness and friendship. The healing properties of Garnet are said to be effective for health problems relating to the blood, heart and lungs, and even ussed to enhance sensuality and sexuality! So something for everyone :-) Whether or not you believe in its healing qualities, it's hard not to love its sumptous deep red colour. It's the perfect gift for anyone born in January! Here are some of our picks:
(L-R: Satya Garnet Lariat Necklace, Satya Garnet Tree of Life Bracelet, Evelyn Knight Sterling SIlver Garnet Coil Earrings)

Garnet Jewellery at aquaruby.com


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Festival Vibes

20 Jul 2015 11:47:00

We invited Dublin-based fashion blogger Edel from joyofblogs to give us some tips for festival style this summer:

"As I was attending Longitude this weekend I’ve been scouring the internet for festival hair, beauty and accessories inspiration! Festivals are the perfect time to experiment and try out daring make-up or a new hair style. I love the French braid pigtails trend and really want to try this out! It looks particularly good if you have balayage or dip-dyed hair.
For extra cool hair you can add a temporary dip-dye like those from Bleach London if you’re blonde…word to the wise these colours only show up in bleach blonde/light blonde hair, they will not show up in brown or dark blonde hair! I know because I tried to colour my dark blonde ends!

For festival make-up I love glitter, face jewels and fluorescent face paints! Festivals are your one chance to wear whatever the hell you want and there’s no such thing as make-up that’s too crazy or colourful.

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Metallic tattoos like these from ShimmerTatts on Etsy are the best festival accessory. But if you prefer some lasting sparkle, Aquaruby have beautiful jewellery ideal for festivals. Their Daisy London range has gorgeous gold-plated necklaces and pendants just crying out to be worn! These beautiful Kendra Scott earrings are really unusual and would compliment any festival outfit."

To read the full article, and more fashion articles from Edel, hop over to her blog joyofblogs.


Festival Style

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Hawaiian Feeling

4 Jun 2015 15:47:26

We were absolutely delighted when our first Catherine Weitzman delivery arrived, having had an eye on our collection for quite some time, and having met the designer herself and seen her beautifully delicate jewellery for the first time in New York. Catherine has always had a deep love of jewellery and worked under several US designers after completing her study of jewellery making and metal-smithing.  However, it was her five-year adventure around the globe that would inspire her to start her signature line of handmade jewelry.

In 2004, Catherine moved to Hawaii and built a studio where all the jewellery is still handmade today. The Hawaiian influence factors hugely in how she runs her business, through the use of found objects, recycled metals and responsible suppliers.  The delicate pieces capture the true essence of Hawaiian life with beautiful starfish, birds, feathers, and branches featuring heavily in the collection, enhanced with tiny semi-precious stones such as aquamarine, apatite, rubies, and sapphires.

Catherine Weitzman jewellery makes the perfect gift for the woman who likes her jewellery beautifully detailed and understated. View the Catherine Weitzman collection here

 

Catherine Weitzman Jewellery at Aquaruby

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Satya Jewelry

5 Feb 2015 16:06:24

We're always excited whenever we add a new designer to our range. One which came to us quietly at the end of last year, and has since then blown us away with its beautiful, intricate designs, use of gemstones, and above all its inspirational meanings, is Satya Jewelry. Satya means truth in Sanskrit and evolved after 30 days of intensive yoga training in the Bahamas, when Satya - the founder of the collection - was given her spiritual name, Satya meaning truth. That evening, she became inspired to start a new business with her best friend Beth, to create jewellery that is not only beautiful but meaningful and inspiring, while at the same time donating to children's groups throughout the world.

 

 


The Satya customer may be attracted to a particular symbol that resonates with them, or to the healing property of a particular gemstone. Each piece is lovingly made to inspire and empower the wearer to be the best they can be. After over twelve years in business, Satya and Beth are still designing stunning jewellery and have continued to run their foundation which has raised over $1 million for international children's charities. Here's Satya discussing why her collection has become such a success with women all over the world.


 



View the stunning Satya Jewelry collection here

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Disney Couture Frozen Collection

18 Nov 2014 10:27:40

Unless you've been living on a different planet, you won't have missed the phenomenon that is Disney's Frozen. Inspired by the fairy tale The Snow Queen, the film tells the story of Elsa, the fearless princess and her epic journey with Olaf the snowman in her seach to reunite with her estranged sister, Anna. Frozen has become the fifth highest grossing film, and the highest-grossing animation film of all time, notching up over $1.2 billion at the box office, and an Oscar winning soundtrack "Let it Go" to boot.

So it was inevitable that a Disney Couture jewellery collection inspired by Elsa's epic journey would land at our doorstop at some stage, and finally it has! The Frozen collection features Anna, Elsa and Olaf, as well as wintery imagery, set on 14kt white gold plated pieces. The Disney Couture collection has been designed with both younger and adult Frozen fans in mind, with the bracelets coming in two sizes, and the necklaces having adjustable lengths.

We have been so excited about the arrival of this collection, which our customers are just raving about it. In fact, it's almost impossible not to launch into a chorus of "Let it Go" everytime we get an order. This is one Disney Couture collection that's sure to be under many Christmas trees this year!

Browse the Disney Couture Frozen Collection here


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Get Layering!

6 May 2014 18:28:45

Our Dogeared Bracelet collection is ever-expanding! We love these bracelets - they are beautifully delicate, can be layered up with other bracelets, and inject a pop of colour into your look! Teamed with a simple white t-shirt and jeans, you get to make the rest of the look your own! Each bracelet comes with an inspirational message, to help spread even more positive energy!

Why not browse the Dogeared bracelet collection now?


Dogeared Infinity Linen Bracelet at aquaruby

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It's official: We love Pharrell!

21 Apr 2014 12:12:24

We're not going to deny it, we love Pharrell around here. A little bit of "Happy" in the morning and we're all perked up for the day ahead. But now we have an even bigger reason to love Pharrell. We present you Exhibit A - Pharrell on Oprah. After watching a  compilation of Happy fan videos from around the world, the one-man chart wonder got a little teary to say the least. Aaaah! We love him even more now. Check out this clip from the interview and you will see why:


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Dogeared Chakras

28 Mar 2014 18:23:23

Dogeared was founded upon the idea that jewellery can be made and worn in such a way that it spreads positive energy into the world. So it was a natural progression that they have gone on to develop a collection that captured the essence of this energy and the positive power it can have on an individual. We are therefore delighted to introduce the new Dogeared Chakra Collection!

In life, in order to achieve the happiness and serenity we strive for, we need to have our minds and bodies in balance. According to ancient beliefs, the key to connecting mind and body lies in the 7 primary points of energy… Chakras. When these Chakras, each with symbolic, corresponding colors which run along the length of the spine, are enabled to work harmoniously, our bodies become healthier, clearer and more vital. Chakra work helps to open any of your energy centers that are keeping you from achieving optimal health and enlightenment. It is said that by clearing any blocks associated with a particular chakra point, optimal health and enlightenment will be achieved.


Dogeared Chakra necklaces are designed to bring balance to those who wear them by choosing the corresponding the necklace corresponding to the Chakra which needs to be strengthened. Dogeared's message is "Live life fearlessly and wear your chakra daily as a reminder of your life’s journey". Hmmm so which Chakra will it be?


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For more information on Chakras, check out Dogeared's video on their fabulous new collection:

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Twice a year, there is always a flurry of excitement in Aquaruby HQ when the new season Lola Rose collection arrives! This season, does not disappoint! There are some beautiful semi-precious stones returning from previous seasons such as bamboo stone, blue howlite, black stripe jasper, and capri green quartzite, but also the introduction of some stunning stones like flower agate, pink grace quartzite, rock crystal, and seafoam quartzite. Now embellished with gold tone Lola Rose hangtags, the pieces are even more collectable!

The flower agate range is proving to be extremely popular with its beautiful unique markings and patterning. However, for us pink grace quartzite with its gorgeous coral-pink hue is sure to be a winner this season, and perfectly evokes feelings of sunny spring days and warm summer evenings!
Time for winter to end, methinks!

 Lola Rose Bracelet at aquaruby.com

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Aquaruby Ireland

25 Jul 2013 15:30:56

Getting the celebrity look just got easier for our Irish customers! We are proud to announce the launch of a dedicated Irish website, aquaruby.ie, giving all its Irish customers free shipping. The launch coincides with the launch of our newly-designed website which we hope you all like.

The number of international designers, such as Lola Rose and Dogeared, stocked on our main site has grown steadily since we launched in 2010 and we look forward to adding some Irish jewellery designers to our designer family. Hopefully the new website will prove to be extremely popular for Irish fashion-conscious recessionistas looking for some extra glamour delivered to their doorstep. The new website can be visited at www.aquaruby.ie



 

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Pretty in Pink

6 May 2013 16:09:57

Spring is here, the sun is finally out and we are feeling ultra-girly so there's nothing for it but to get our pink on!

Pretty in Pink



Items shown (From top left clockwise): Lola Rose Beena Ring, Lola Rose Shoshannah Blossom Quartzite Earrings, Topshop Pink Crop Jumper, Lola Rose Lollie Pink Quarztie Bracelet, Essie Nail Polish, Lola Rose Allessandra Necklace

 

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Stud-U-Like

30 Apr 2013 11:42:32

Don't get us wrong, we love over-sized statement earrings around here. Nothing transforms an outfit so easily from day to evening like a pair of über-glam shoulder scrapers. However, there are occasions in life when a more subtle earring is required. Enter the unassuming stud. The stud earring is the jewellery equivalent of the Mini Cooper - small, comfortable, practical, yet oh so stylish. The stud has come a long way since its humble beginnings as the entry-level earring of the newly pierced teenage ear. Today, the choices are endless with each designer jewellery collection containing a least one must-have pair.

Here are just some of our favourite jewellery box essentials:

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Earrings shown (top left clock-wise): Daisy Iota Earrings, Kendra Scott Carmella Earrings, Butler & Wilson Heart Earrings, Pomegranate Amethyst Earrings, Gorjana Star Earrings, Lola Rose Susan Teal Quartzite Earrings. Centre: Dogeared Gold Bow Earrings

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March has been the month of Lola Rose with the arrival of the beautiful SS'13 collection and thereby heralding the beginning of spring (at least theoretically!)


The collection features gorgeous delicate pastel stones such as powder blue, capri green, lemon sorbet, pink blush and apricot quartzite. Contrasting these pastels are the darker midnight quartzite (a possible future rival in popularity to the best-selling blue sandstone) and the hugely popular multi grey agate which has been flying off our shelves.
Our Lola Rose Spring Sale ends at midnight on March 31st but we've put together a few of our favourites in this short video. We hope you love the collection as much as we do!

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Designer of the Month - Daisy

7 Feb 2013 14:37:49

Each month, we pick one of our designers and put them centre-stage. For the month of February, we have chosen Daisy!

Daisy began on Portobello Road in London 40 years ago, however, it's true popularity took off four years ago when James Boyd took over the helm of the company and created the now iconic Chakra bracelet. The chakra bracelet has achieved a loyal following among celebrities and fashionistas alike, with fans spanning from Sienna Miller to Kanye West. Since then, the collection has expanded far beyond chakras and includes exquisite sterling silver bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.

To celebrate the aquaruby month of Daisy, we are giving 15% off the entire collection! Here are just three of our favourite picks:



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Items shown: Daisy Gold Aura Chakra Bracelet, Daisy Iota Stud Earrings, Daisy Vintage Acorn Necklace



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Awards Season has begun!

14 Jan 2013 16:51:42

We love the new year for the beginning of the awards season. All those ultra-glam frocks and stunning jewellery somehow help to brighten up that post-Christmas lull. Last night's Golden Globes did not disappoint. With a stunning spectrum of colours and looks, competition for best-dressed was rife. But there can only be one winner, and for us the award goes to...Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior accentuated with metal belt and clutch bag. Sadly for every winner there has to be a loser (a bit harsh, we know) and for us that was the-up-until-now-pretty-darn-faultless Sienna Miller in an Erdem two-piece. It was all just a little bit too flowery, shapeless, and effortless (but not in a good way!). C'mon Sienna, we know you can do better!


Golden Globes 2013 Best & Worst Dressed

 

Golden Globes 2013 Best & Worst Dressed

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Starry, starry, night!

18 Oct 2012 15:38:43

Lola Rose Patti Blue Sandstone Ring

Item shown: Lola Rose Patti Blue Sandstone Ring

 

It is fair to say that we absolutely love blue sandstone! This beautiful stone has a beautiful sparkly quality reminiscent of a dark, starry sky. It is no wonder then that Lola Rose use this stone in every single collection and is, by far, one of their bestsellers.

Here is a short video of some of our favourite Lola Rose blue sandstone jewellery. Hope you enjoy it!

 

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Good Karma

6 Sep 2012 13:30:50

Celebrities wear Karma Necklace

What goes around, comes around! It's no wonder then that celebrities love some good karma. The Dogeared Karma necklace is now celebrating 20 years and is created in the spirit of love, kindness, and consciousness. It has been seen on numerous TV shows and is beloved of the queen of talk herself, Oprah Winfrey.

Wearing or giving some good karma as a necklace or bracelet is the perfect way to spread some positive energy! Here are just some of our favourite pieces from Dogeared and Daisy.


Karma Jewellery at aquaruby.com


Jewellery shown (L-R): Dogeared Triple Karma Necklace, Dogeared Silver Good Karma Necklace, Daisy Good Karma Butterfly Bracelet, Dogeared Gold Karma Necklace, Daisy Good Karma Clover Bracelet

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Stack 'em Up!

4 May 2012 18:42:49

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Summer is coming and that means the right to bare arms! So it's time to adorn those limbs that have been kept under wraps all winter and there's no better way than to get stacking! It's a trend that's here to stay and the simplest way to put your unique stamp on an outfit.

There is no right way of doing it - it's all about you expressing your own individuality! Below are some ideas and tips to help you along the way:
 
1.Don’t be afraid to stack on both arms or limit the amount of bracelets you wear.
2. Keep the rest of your jewellery to a minimum to give the look maximum effect.
3. Use a chunkier cuff or bangle as the centre point of the stack. Mixing widths makes the look more interesting and acts as an anchor for the other thinner bracelets.
4. A variety of contrasting colours looks great with a simple vest top and jeans or summer dress.
5. Mix in charity bracelets or friendship bracelets that have a special meaning to you.
6. For an edgy look, mix metal bangles with leather wrap bracelets.
7. Go boho with a mix of coloured cord bracelets and thin bangles. However, be careful not to wear too many with loose tie ends or this look can look messy
8. Go glam with a mixture of gold and crystal bracelets. This look was big this year's Golden Globes and Oscar's.
9. Trial and error. Try out different textures and colours and see for yourself which looks best. This trend doesn't take itself seriously, so have fun and get stacking!
 

 Here are just some of our stacking favourites:



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Bracelets shown: Top row (L-R) Bee Charming Grey Leather Bracelets, Dogeared Silver Karma Bracelet, Daisy Waikiki Friendship Bracelet, Daisy Double Heart Good Karma Bracelet

Bottom row (L-R) Vita Fede Veronica Leather Bracelet, Lola Rose Tilda Coral Quartzite Bracelet, Dogeared Not to Worry Bracelet, Dogeared Infinite Love Bracelet.

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Designer Focus: Kendra Scott

21 Feb 2012 17:14:07

Kendra Scott Celebrity Fans

Last year, we discovered the US jewellery designer Kendra Scott and boy, are we glad we did! Kendra Scott is a colourful and bold collection of fashion jewelry that offers bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and rings in a whole spectrum of vivid colours. Her pieces are perfect for adding an instant splash of colour and glamour to any outfit, day or evening, and her line of jewellery enjoys a string of loyal celebrity followers including Paris Hilton, Sofia Vergara and Eva Longoria.

Kendra began her own line of jewellery out of the extra bedroom of her home in Texas in 2002 with only $500. Since then, her company has grown into a global multimillion dollar corporation. Her jewellery regularly features in magazines such as InStyle, Allure, and US Weekly. Kendra has also collaborated with leading fashion designers Oscar de la Renta and Randolph Duke, who have featured her as their accessories designer for their runway collections. In addition to her flagship store in Austin, there are two additional Kendra Scott stores in Dallas and Beverly Hills.

We are delighted to bring this fabulous and inspiring designer to Europe which is why we chose the stunning Kendra Scott Danielle earrings to feature with us in the September issue of Vogue last year. We're sure that you too will become fans of her jewellery and will grow your KS collection each season. Here are just some of our favourite Kendra Scott pieces available on aquaruby.com

Kendra Scott Jewellery available at aquaruby.com

Jewellery shown (L-R) Kendra Scott Celeste Pink Agate Cuff Bracelet, Kendra Scott Lena Necklace, Kendra Scott Tela Green Onyx Ring, Kendra Scott Kavita Blue Agate Earrings

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Bling in the New Year!

29 Dec 2011 13:38:21

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It's that time of the year when us girls can truly bring out the inner diva! The New Year's Eve Party. No other event in the year tops it for pure unapologetic glamour. It's the night to get out the highest you'll-pay-for-it-tomorrow heels, your shortest sequinned dress (or hey, why not go red carpet long) and put on your boldest and blingiest jewellery which you store away all year for fear of being too showbiz. This is the night to pull out all the stops, lose all inhibitions, and be a star for the night. The next day, you get to press the reset button of life and make a fresh start into 2012.

Happy New Year everyone!

Here are some of our picks for the greatest night of the year:

Jewellery for New Year's Eve from aquaruby.com

Pieces shown (L-R): Lola Rose Lottie Red Quartzite Necklace, Kendra Scott Ainsley Cuff, Butler & Wilson Double Butterfly Ring, Kenneth Jay Lane Sapphire Cabochon Earrings

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Back to Black

27 Nov 2011 13:14:15

Back to Black

From Audrey Hepburn's Breakfast at Tiffany's LBD to Tom Ford's infamous collection for Gucci in '96, black has always been the go-to colour for stylistas the world over. It is the sartorial equivalent of chicken soup (Gourmet soup of course, not the straight from the tin variety). And let's face it, who doesn't love a little chicken soup now and then? What else can look instantly sophisticated whenever you are having one of those "nothing to wear" days than a simple black shift dress or a black tailored suit. Safe, yes but chic, most definitely. So why not introduce some black into your jewellery collection this season? Here are just a few of our favourites:

Black Jewellery from Aquaruby.com



Items shown L-R: Lola Rose Bevan Black Agate Earrings, Aquaruby Tara Gold Fill Necklace, Gorjana Studded Leather Bracelet, Kenneth Jay Lane Bow Ring

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Go Green This Season!

15 Nov 2011 15:27:45

Angelina Jolie & Reese Witherspoon

Ask anyone what jewellery they remember from the Oscar's and most people will undoubtedly say the stunning Lorraine Schwartz emerald earrings worn by Angelina Jolie in 2009. More recently, Reese Witherspoon donned some amazing Neil Lane emerald sparklers at last year's awards. Both ladies kept their look elegant by keeping their neck line clear of distracting jewellery and let their earrings do all the talking. And therein lies the key to this look! No other colour can give such instant wow than green. But overdo it and the effect is lost. It's a style that translates well into day by instantly transforming a simple, plain work-wear outfit into something special and unique. So keep it simple this party season. Slip on your favourite LBD, add some va-va-voom with a pair of fabulous statement green earrings, roll out the red carpet and you're good to go!

Here are just a few of our earring picks for this holiday season:

Stunning Green Earrings for this season available from aquaruby.com

Earrings shown (L-R): Kenneth Jay Lane Emerald Cabochon Earrings, Lola Rose Loretta Teal Quartzite Earrings, Kenneth Jay Lane Emerald Cabochon Chandelier Earrings, Kendra Scott Kavita Green Onyx Earrings

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Designer Focus: Lola Rose

6 Nov 2011 12:40:38

Lola Rose Celeb Fans


Lola Rose jewellery is constantly featured in fashion bibles throughout the world, and has been spotted on various style icons: Sarah Jessica-Parker, Kate Middleton (who was famously bought a signature Lola Rose heart pendant by Prince William), Halle Berry, Claudia Schiffer, and Dannii Minogue, to name but a few.

The Lola Rose label was founded by London based jewellery designer Nicola Gerwitz who created her first tumble bracelet in 2000 which was snapped up by stores such as Fenwicks of Bond Street, Harvey Nichols and Liberty. Since then the brand has gone from strength to strength and has become one of the most respected brands in fashion jewellery. The brand has attracted a devoted following with fans adding to their Lola Rose collection every season. Each season brings together a stunning array of semi-precious stones such as blue sandstone and grey agate transformed into stunning pieces which look great matched with evening attire, as well as with less formal wear for the day.

The philosophy of Lola Rose is "affordable luxury" - allowing you to treat yourself to something special without breaking the bank. Perfect for every recessionista! Nonetheless, the quality of the jewellery in addition to the uniqueness of the semi-precious stones is outstanding and certainly worthy of a much more expensive price tag! Lola Rose jewellery is an absolute must-have this season, either as the perfect gift or on your own Christmas wish list!

Lola Rose at aquaruby.com

Pieces shown (L-R): Lola Rose Bevan Cherry Quartzite Earrings, Lola Rose Lara Peacock Quartzite Necklace, Lola Rose Dana Grey Agate Ring, Lola Rose Courtney Lily Quartzite Bracelet

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The Bling Witch Project

23 Oct 2011 13:14:27

It's that time of year again when not only kids get the opportunity to do a bit of dress up. So how do you introduce a bit of festive flair into your outfit without frightening the neighbours? Well look no further than the master's of sparkle, Butler & Wilson. There are great pieces to choose from - spiders, lizards, serpents and the ubiquitous skulls. The Swarovski crystals used to embellish these stunning pieces act to make them less goth and more glam! So go on, bring out your dark and mysterious side this month. Happy Hallow'een everyone!



Pieces shown (L-R): Butler & Wilson Large Skull Ring, Butler & Wilson Red Spider Brooch, Butler & Wilson Skull Cross Earrings, Butler & Wilson Lizard Brooch

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Instant Glam in a Bag!

14 Oct 2011 01:00:00

Paloma Picasso, in an interview for the September edition of Vogue (have we mentioned already that we were featured in Vogue? Yes? OK, moving on then...) advises "Always keep a couple of pairs of earrings in your bag in case you suddenly need to give your outfit a lift." Genius!

As every woman knows, handbags were designed to store and transport those "you never know" and "just in case" items - safety pins, a bent paperclip for emergency manicures, plasters, aspirin, tissues, Vaseline (or if you're really posh - Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream)..., so why not add a couple of shoulder grazers to the collection? A pair of statement earrings (and this season is all about statement earrings dahling!) can transform an outfit instantly whether it's some XL hoops a lá Jennifer Lopez, or some elaborate door knockers a lá Beyonce!

Here are just a few of our suggestions for those unexpected instant glamour emergencies:




Items shown: Butler & Wilson Marcasite Earrings, Ashiana Gold Plated Hammered Earrings, Kendra Scott Danielle Green Onyx Earrings, Evelyn Knight Amethyst Chandelier Earrings

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Designer Focus: Butler & Wilson

12 Oct 2011 09:56:10

butler & wilson focus


Butler & Wilson had its humble beginnings on a market stall on the King's Road when two young friends Nicky Butler and Simon Wilson first began selling antique jewellery from their stand. Forty years on, with Simon still at the helm, the stunning designs of Butler & Wilson can be found at the flagship store on the Fulham Road in London, in London's West End, and several concessions throughout the world.

Over the years, stars such as Jerry Hall, Catherine Deneuve, Faye Dunaway and most famously Princess Diana have adorned themselves with the elaborate creations of Butler & Wilson. A collection for Armani, as well as for the infamous Pirelli calender have meant that the brand has stayed in the public eye. With its position as the glamour go-to brand for photo shoots, as well as endorsement from celebrities such as Madonna and Kylie Minogue, the brand has maintained a powerful following among today's glamour seeking generation as can be confirmed by a visit to either of their London stores.

Meeting Simon Wilson, it is evident why the brand has survived for over 40 years. His youthful appearance, despite having reached the age of retirement , coupled with his energy and enthusiasm show no signs of relenting, insuring that we have decades of unadulterated glamour to look forward to. "From the very beginning we never did subtle" says Wilson. So why should we?

Butler & Wilson Jewellery at aquaruby.com



Items shown: Butler & Wilson Enamel Lip Ring, Butler & Wilson Large Crystal Cross Necklace, Butler & Wilson Red & Citrus Crystal Earrings, Butler & Wilson Leopard Bracelet

Here is a short video homage to Butler & Wilson. Hope you enjoy it!

 

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