Friday, 8 January 2010

Its all about the stones

In case you haven't realised it yet, I have a huge obsession with jewellery. I have everything from large statement necklaces to small stud earrings. I also love shopping for gorgreous jewellery in the most unexpected of places.

One of my recent loves is stoned jewellery. I think they look amazing and can really jazz up a look. It really is a perfect accessory.
While in Pakistan last month, I was in a large market where, while my mum was negotiating (arguing at the top of her lungs) the price of a shawl, I wondered off and found a small neglected stall in a corner that sold stoned jewellery. I went over and found myself falling in love with everything. I started asking the price of some of the stuff and the guy said that they were 100 rupees (about 70/80p) and I e I could get the price down some more.

While picking out what to get (it was my last day and I'd run out of money), I started talking to the salesman and turns out he was the one who actually made them. He said he'd picked out the stones from mines of Northern Pakistan, and then got all the extras and made the jewellery himself. Apparently that region is filled with tone stones and gems like these!! Believe me, that made me value this jewellery so much more. By actually speaking to the maker, it made owning that piece of jewellery more personal and special.
Heres what I ended up buying, each item at about 30p each (about 50 cents)!!















I love the earrings above. I seriously couln't believe that the stall was so empty. My cousin said that she's never seen anything like them and that they aren't at all popular in Pakistan.

I also found this gorgeous necklace while sorting out my jewellery the other day. I remember my dad got it for me from a small market in Bulgaria. Again, the person who made it was the person who sold it.

What do you guys think about stoned jewellery??

Sherin xx




Also, Nicola let us know about something really interesting that she's doing for work. They are working with Cancer Research UK on their new campaign: Shine.
Basically, Shine is a 13 or 26 mile night walk through Manchester on the 17th April, with the aim of raising money for CRUK.

What they want everyone to do is tweet about the event by answering the question: 'What will make you Shine in 2010?' (using #Shine2010 in your response).
We'd also appreciate you guys spreading the word and answering the question by blogging, tweeting or answering it on facebook.
You can find more details here:

http://shine.cancerresearchuk.org/

http://shine.cancerresearchuk.org/your-shine/

23 comments:

knalleffekt said...

oh i love jews. it looks great

S.Elisabeth said...

Stone jewelery is so gorgeous! I can't that single man made all of those! Amazing find on your part.

And that Shine thing looks so amazing, I think I'll go twitter it

Winnie said...

Pretty jewellery and I think that jewellery made from stone is that bit more special! I love the natural element!

Rachel said...

I've been loving stone jewelry as well. Everything you got is so gorgeous! I'm loving all the different colors. The earrings have to be my favorites. :)

Aury said...

Those are soo gorgeous! I love jewelry too. Its getting to the point I may soon have more accessories (read: jewelry, scarves mostly) than clothes!

ana said...

I love stoned jewerly specially in bracelets and earrings! those you bought are wonderful... here in Mexico we have a huge variety of this kind of jewerly...

Couture Carrie said...

What gorgeous pieces!

xoxox,
CC

Leah said...

I'm addicted to precious stones too. Those are gorgeous pieces. I love them.

Claire xx said...

They are beautiful! He would make a killing if sold them on the web at UK prices!
Great find!
Claire xx

The Trendy Fashionista said...

Wow, this jewellery is gorgeous! I love stoned jewellery. Thanks for your amazing comments :)

-The Trendy Fashionista
http://thetrendyfashionista.blogspot.com

bryna said...

love the earrings on the bottom right.

Diane said...

oh my goodness! these pieces are AMAZING!

Tashie said...

Beautiful jewels! And yes the temperature's dropping something chronic. Stay in the warm! xxx

Luinae said...

Oh, how I love jewels. I can't help it, I make 'em!

~kristie~ said...

very pretty!
www.thesocietyofstyle.com

Nubiasnonsense said...

Very pretty jewelry, Love the shades of green

Cafe Fashionista said...

Someone gave me a piece of stone jewelry years ago - I absolutely adore it! These pieces are stunning!! :)

Mo @ Mo-logue said...

What beautiful jewelery! And for so cheap, too! Amazing! The earrings are divine!

Nina said...

Who doesn't love jewelry! I'm now so intrigued by stone jewelry. You will have to teach me how to work it into my wardrobe?!

mom & son said...

i love those gorgeous beaded accessories.
jewelries are women's bestfriend.

liz said...

I think it's great that you can support a local artist and it def. makes it more special to know the story behind the jewelery (which is beautiful)

Cheryl said...

I love stone jewelry and I have quite a few of them. ;) Don't you know that each stone has a meaning? I forgot actually what it was because I usually buy them because of their color. lol! :)

You have a lovely collection, Sherin!

William said...

I love so much Earrings and Diamond Solitaire Pendants and i am very appreciate for that one. I also found this gorgeous necklace while sorting out my jewellery the other day. I remember my dad got it for me from a small market in Dubai. Again, the person who made it was the person who sold it.

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