Archive for January, 2009

Children nowadays are so lucky- not only do they get the most expensive gifts you can think of but there is also so much more variety available for them too. But why not buy them something they really will treasure more than something that’s jus the “in thing”? Children’s jewellery is one of the best types of presents you can get as a children’s birthday gift or a christening gift for example.

Giving a little girl the gift of chidlren’s costume jewellery can really mark a special occasion. Not only do all little girls love sparkly things, but they really will grow up appreciating jewellery.

Giving jewellery as a gift helps children to understand that gifts don’t need to be the latest gadget out, or the newest toy on the market, but that there are certain presents that are there to be loved and cherished, and children’s jewellery really does help a child appreciate this concept.

Girls would love to be given a gift of a little hair claw, especially if shaped like a beautiful animal like a butterfly. That’s why our winged beauty hair claws are such a big hit as flower girl jewellery or christening presents. Little girls also seem to love colourful and sparkly accessories like pony holders, in particular the clear crystal daisy pony holder. .

And the best thing about costume jewellery is that, although it can be cherished and passed down the generations if taken care of properly, if lost or broken (as can normally happen with all things when it comes to little ones!) you can be rest assured that it didn’t cost you a lot to purchase in the first place therefore you can easily afford a new hair slide or pony holder without breaking the bank!

So why not buy a special jewellery gift for the little person in your life to make her day.

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27 January

Gifts for girlfriends

Valentine’s Day is really close and as a man or even a woman you can sometimes get stuck for ideas on what to buy your girlfriend for Valentine’s Day. Don’t fear we are here to help. The perfect present for the special woman in your life has definitely got to be costume jewellery. You really can’t go wrong with costume jewellery either for someone you know really well like your wife or partner, or even if it’s your first date! Here are some ideas.

Crystal bracelets

Our Swarovski crystal bracelets and Austrian crystal bracelets as well as casual bracelets are great for matching to any type of outfit! You can get so many types of bracelets including stretch bracelets, clasp braceletshinged bracelets, which are all perfect for evening dresses, for wearing to work, matching to elegant wedding outfits, or to make sure your lady gets noticed on an evening out! So why not get your beautiful lady a gorgeous bracelet.

Cocktail rings

Our costume jewellery rings are suitable for everyday wear, parties, proms, receptions, evenings out and weddings. They make a great accessory to any outfit or dress! The rings come in all types of sizes, from small rings, to large statement cocktail rings, and are made from Swarovski, Austrian or Czech crystal depending on the ring. They are adjustable and will fit any ring size! Our costume jewellery rings range is so large, we are confident that you will find a stunning cocktail ring for your partner and can really make a great first impression!

Necklace and earring sets

Shefaly | House of Jewels Necklace & Earring Sets  are all made using the highest quality crystals, including the world famous Swarovski brand name. Our traditional and Swarovski crystal necklace sets are ideal for parties, weddings, evenings out, attending a prom and for the bride herself! These amazing pieces of costume jewellery will bring that sparkle into any outfit! The earrings that match these necklaces are also bold, elegant and compliment the necklace beautifully. For women who love colour and sparkle, this is an ideal gift.

If you are having trouble buying something for that someone special in your life drop us an email at valentinesday@shefaly.co.uk or call us on 01923 820 557 and we will help you find something spectacular!

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25 January

Designer costume jewellery

Costume jewellery is defined as jewellery that is made from inexpensive metals and imitation or semiprecious stones. Inexpensive or non precious metals include materials such as gold plating, silver plating, wood, leather and beads. Costume jewellery is not made from gold, silver, cultured pearls. However Swarovski Crystal jewellery is classed as costume jewellery.

The best example of costume jewellery is what you see on the Shefaly | House of Jewels website. We provide a range of costume jewellery from necklaces, earrings, cocktail rings and bracelets to cufflinks for men and women.

Our costume jewellery is designer costume jewellery as our designs are created in house.We have designer costume jewellery that ranges from cufflinks to cocktail rings.

Whatever you decide to wear when it comes to fashion and costume jewellery, wear it with style, and wear what feels comfortable on you and you are sure to dazzle all around you!

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23 January

Valentine’s Day Gift

Not long ago we were thinking of Christmas presents- how quickly time has passed and we are now already looking at Valentine’s day gifts. Look quickly, it will be gone before you know it! So why not buy that special person in your life stunning costume jewellery or a pair of crystal cufflinks?!

If you are looking at buying a Valentine’s day present present for a woman, look no further. The perfect present for the special woman in your life has definitely got to be costume jewellery. For someone you know pretty well why not buy them a crystal necklace and earring set. You should only endeavour to buy a set for a lady if you know their taste very well or you know what they want. If you do not know too well what to buy them, go for a cocktail ring or a crystal bracelet. Even better is a gorgeous handbag. Why not buy the crystal oval cocktail ring or the poison in crystal necklace and earring set.

And why should jewellery be enjoyed by women only?! The House of Jewels have brought out an exclusive collection of designer cufflinks designed by Shefaly that can be worn by men and also women. The cufflinks are made from Swarovski Crystal and they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes so there’s a pair to match anyone’s taste. Any man with good taste will absolutely love you for these truly designer pair of cufflinks.

If you are having trouble buying something for that someone special in your life drop us an email at valentinesday@shefaly.co.uk or call us on 01923 820 557 and we will help you find something spectacular!

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20 January

Product of the week – Hair chop sticks

Hair accessories are a brilliant way to add glitz and glamour to any outfit. Hair costume jewellery can range from hair slides, to hair pins to pony holders, but a lot of people don’t know much about hair chopsticks.

Hair chopsticks can be made from many different materials, from metal to plastic. However, you have to be careful when it comes to the hair chop sticks you choose since heavy, thick hair cannot handle metal hair sticks. The costume jewellery hair sticks at Shefaly are made from a mix of metals and coated in a black finish which makes them lighter than metal hair sticks and can be worn in any type of hair.

Black crystal hair chopstick

 Many hair chopsticks also come either quiet plain and simple made from plastic and therefore can break quiet easily. Some hair chopsticks can be quiet elaborate meaning that they can’t really be worn from day to day. The Shefaly costume jewellery hair chopsticks are encrusted in Swarovski crystals: not too many to make it unwearable but enough to add a little glitz to your hair and outfit.

Why not pair such costume jewellery hair accessories with a stunning cocktail ring or crystal bracelet?

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19 January

Pearl Costume Jewellery

Pearl jewellery is one of those must have accessories for ever girl to have, like diamonds and rubies. However not everyone can afford pearls, so why not try pearl costume jewellery instead.

Pearls are always seen on those who set the trends, from the fashionistas to celebrities, whether worn as a simple necklace and earring set or layered on and worn long. Many people wear pearls with diamantes in it to give a slightly understated look as sometimes people feel that they are wearing too many pearls sometimes.

Faux pearls jewellery has a gorgeous quality about them, and to be honest those who aren’t in the know won’t know the difference! They have a cream undertone to them, but so do a lot of real pearls. In addition, many faux pearls also come in many other colours, so you can really match it to any of your outfits. However, if you go for the traditional cream coloured pearl costume jewellery, then they really will give you a completely different look.

Keep a look out on our website, as we are bringing in a whole new collection of pearl costume jewellery this season. It’s the hottest accessory to be seen in this season so make sure you get your pearl costume jewellery to be so en vogue!

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18 January

Chandelier Earrings

Whoever created chandelier earrings should be given the noble prize!!!! This piece of costume jewellery is so versatile and can really be worn with jeans to your little black dress.

Many people even decide to wear chandelier earrings with their wedding dress. This can really pull off your wedding outfit. Especially if you are wearing a strapless gown and have your hair down or even in a French pleat and wear hair accessories with it.

Chandelier earrings do not need to be worn with a necklace as this may overdo the whole look since the earrings themselves are quite a spectacular site. What you can do however is wear a glamorous cocktail ring or a crystal bracelet and crystal hair accessory so the look is finished off perfectly.

When looking at the celebrities when they are on the red carpet or on a night out they wear chandelier earrings, and they look spectacular! Just look at Jennifer Lopez below, she looks fabulous wearing her gold chandelier earrings.

Image courteousy of http://blog.overstockjeweler.com/2007/08

Image courteousy of http://blog.overstockjeweler.com/2007/08

Chandelier earrings can come in many different shapes and sizes, including the Chandelier earrings below. Or if you want to keep it subtle, wear a pair of crystal chandelier earrings. Whatever you do, wear it with style!

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16 January

Costume jewellery must haves for every girl

Costume jewellery is essential for every girl or boy to have in their jewellery box and I thought I’d write a little blog to help make sure you have all the essentials that can match anything in your wardrobe, whether it is bracelets, earrings or cocktail rings.

Even costume jewellery does change with the trends on the catwalks; there are some essentials you should have. Firstly, every girl should have a few gorgeous cocktail rings. And if you are worried about the trends changing and therefore your cocktail rings going out of fashion, try going for a few key colours like black cocktail rings, crystal cocktail rings or gold cocktail rings. Get these costume jewellery rings in a few different designs and you are sorted to wear to work or out for a special evening.

Another piece of essential costume jewellery is bracelets. This can come in many different styles and shapes. They can be stretchy bracelets, cuff bracelets, dainty bracelets or pearl bracelets. Have a look through your wardrobe and see what style would go best with your clothes and invest in buying a couple of costume jewellery bracelets.

The last essential piece of jewellery you should have is chandelier earrings. Chandelier earrings can really pull any outfit from ordinary to stunning, whether you are wearing jeans or your little black dress! Try making sure you have a pair of black chandelier earrings and a pair of crystal chandelier earrings in your jewellery box.

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12 January

Costume jewellery at the Golden Globes

The golden globes took place last night and it was better than ever. We were all hooked to our TV screen looking at the gorgeous actors and actresses in their amazing gowns and stunning jewellery. Although most of it was not costume jewellery, their diamonds and rubies can be replicated with any of our jewellery.

Let’s start with the biggest winner of the night, Kate Winslet. She wore a gorgeous Yves Saint Laurent gown, and added a sophisticated touch by wearing simple yet stunning jewellery. Her bracelet looks very much like our Swarovski crystal bracelet seen below!

Or how the beautiful Eva Mendes who wore a magnificent Dior gown with a striking blue stoned statement necklace.

Why not try this look for yourself with the Blossom in Blue Sapphire necklace and earring set?

Image courteousy of The Huffington Post

Beyonce went with a similar look too, an attractive gown, but added a touch of bling with a statement necklace. The Anjouxxx collection provides a fantastic range of large crystal necklace and earring sets

Image courteousy of The Huffington Post

Comment below on the Golden Globes and what you thought of the outfits and costume jewellery!

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9 January

Fashion jewellery trends for 2009

Fashion jewellery for the coming year see timeless pieces that go with your little black dress, to your jeans and wife beater top are real must haves for 2009. This trend for fashion jewellery has been seen all the way through to the spring/summer ’09 catwalks and we will be sure to see it in the autumn winter collection too

Most people cannot afford to buy a new piece of precious jewellery for every outfit, so this means people are turning to costume jewellery to accessorise their outfits. There are so many look alike designer costume jewellery pieces. Even if you are not an avid follower of fashion, there is still something for you when it comes to costume jewellery.

The first trend we really see coming through next year is statement necklaces. Any outfit needs this piece of jewellery as an accessory including your wedding jewellery. Make sure that your costume jewellery or fashion jewellery is made of crystals, which is also a big hit on the catwalks! Especially coloured crystals.

Also, cuff bracelets are a real must have too. They can make any outfit into a stunning outfit. And they match so many different outfits that they are a true investment.

When accessorising, keep it to a minimum, one statement piece is great, and too much jewellery will make you look like you’ve just come out of the 80′s! Any outfit can make you create your own look, so start building your jewellery wardrobe today.

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