Monday, 12 December 2016

December - time for Turquoise

The craziest month of the year is in full swing! While most of us are running around decorating trees, planning Christmas dinners and attempting to get last minute presents to fill stockings, there are some out there who are baffled at the thought of needing to buy for December birthdays. Fear not - Essential is here for you in your most stressful hour of need! This month's birthstone is the beautiful Turquoise; a gorgeously bright, ever-popular stone that is favoured by many.
Suitable for any age, turquoise is particularly traditional in Native American jewellery, and has been said to protect travellers and promotes ambition and creativity in the wearer. Here at Essential, we have a beautiful range of sterling silver jewellery that incorporates this stunning stone, including a range of jewellery titled Navajo, inspired by the stone's North American origins. Natural turquoise can vary in vibrance, depending on how much copper is present in the ground it has formed in. Our selection of the gem ranges from sky-blue to sea-green colouring, both with and without inflections.

A guaranteed winner for any girl this winter, our pieces include this beautiful ring (top left, £38), this lovely large pendant (right £19.99), a range of dreamcatcher earrings (left, £22.99) and colourful, detailed studs (bottom right, £10.99) which are all currently available in store and online now. Order them or visit us on the highstreet to grab them before they're gone!

Friday, 4 November 2016

November - the month of the Topaz

November has arrived and it's about that time again! Our birthstone of choice this month is the gorgeous Topaz - an elegant, sparkling stone that would suit any occasion. The gorgeous stone makes the perfect gift for any girl, and is said to strengthen the mind, increase wisdom and restore mental clarity. Historically, much like Sapphire, Topaz has frequently been used in jewellery worn by royalty.

Here at Essential, we stock a range of sterling silver jewellery in the beautiful blue variety of Topaz. Delicate, simple designs for everyday sparkle come in the form of dainty pendants (top left, £9.99), while we also have dressy earring designs (right, £19.99) perfect for any kind of night. If you're after a little more sparkle, fret not - our blue Topaz rings (bottom left, £38) have enough Cubic Zirconia to ensure you sparkle through the dark months of winter to come! With styles to suit every November girl, there is sure to be something in store for your loved one this month.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

October - the month of the Opal

October is now in full swing and that means it is time to introduce the birthstone of the month! Opal is a stunning, iridescent stone that shines with many illustrious colours. Said to enhance self-esteem and confidence of wearers, the gorgeous, fiery stones are naturally found in places like Australia. Contrary to popular belief, opals are not bad luck - they make the perfect accessory that would beautifully accompany any outfit, day or night.

Just in time for all the October birthdays, we have recently had a delivery of some new lines in our opal range. Including opals in both white and blue, we have many pieces in interesting and unique designs. With rings (see top, £48), earrings (left, £15), bracelets and pendants (right, £10.99), our vast collection of solid silver opal jewellery is sure to hold something special for your birthday girl in mind. Our Navajo range also includes some opal, with Native American-inspired designs for every personal style. Find the pieces in store or online. Happy shopping!

Friday, 30 September 2016

Hello Autumn!

September has flown past and here we are at the turn of the season - Autumn welcomes us with sweater weather and beautiful seasonal colours! To accompany the leaves changing, we have got some gorgeous autumnal designs in store. In our sterling silver collection, we have a range of pendants depicting the tree of life, which make perfect gifts that accent any outfit this side of Christmas - pictured here is our popular celtic-style version (top right). Enhance your natural beauty too, with our collection of leaf, bird and acorn designs, which can be found on our website.

Another great autumnal accessory is the beautiful stone, Amber. This interesting, archaic stone is actually fossilised tree resin, and holds years of history in its inclusions. Amber has been used in jewellery for thousands of years, and is said to have healing qualities such as easing stress and helps to balance emotions and clear the mind. At Essential we have a large range of amber jewellery - with designs that complement the uniqueness of this stone, our pieces make fantastic additions to your wardrobe this September. Our popular amber bangle (left) and oxidised amber ring (bottom right) are just some of the designs you'll find in our stores today!

Friday, 9 September 2016

September - the month of the Sapphire

September has dawned upon us and for those of you who don't know, this month's birthstone is the beautiful, sparkling sapphire. A deep blue stone, sapphire was historically used to preserve chastity and to protect wearers from ailments such as skin conditions and fevers.

In modern day, it is a stone that represents wisdom and wealth, often featured in the jewellery of monarchs (think Lady Di's ring). Here at Essential we - though we are no outlet to royalty - have our own range of sapphire-inspired accessories, including sterling silver earrings, pendants and rings. Pictured here are a pair of our dazzling rounded-stone earrings framed with micro-set cubic zirconia (left) and a matching oval-shaped pendant on a sterling silver twisted curb chain (right). These items make great gifts for birthday girls this month or are even popular as accents to an elegant ensemble. They are the perfect accessory to take an outfit from day to night and are sure to sparkle all evening long. Visit us in store to get your hands on them now!

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Best Selling Gifts for Mother's Day

Show your wonderful Mother you know best by treating her to some beautiful silver jewellery this Mother's Day.


Is your Mum the top of the family tree in your household? Then why not buy her this elegant sterling silver and brass plated pendant at £19.99. Matching earrings are available at £28 and the pendant can be matched with any of our chains online or in store.

If you're Mum is a real gem then why not show her how precious she is by buying her something from our gems and stones collection. This sterling silver and amethyst pendant priced at £35 is a great buy for anyone who loves a bold and beautiful piece of jewellery. Other stones are available in this design*.

For a more delicate look this sterling silver and turquoise pendant is a great option, priced at just £14.99. Other stones and matching earrings are available in this design*.

For a modern and sophisticated mum why not treat her to this classic sterling silver beads necklace that will look great for day wear. This necklace is 18 inch and priced at just £22.99. 


Not only is infinity jewellery bang on trend right now, but this special design also symbolises everlasting love. Let your Mum know just how much you love her with a pair of sterling silver infinity drop earrings priced at £14.99. The matching pendant is also available for £12.99.

Help your Mum celebrate spring with this pretty pair of sterling silver and brass plated daisy stud earrings priced at £22.99.

For a pair of sophisticated and eye-catching earrings take a look at these beautiful sterling silver drop earrings. These are one of our best selling styles priced at just £12.99.

Hearts are precious and this pair of amber and sterling silver studs are even more special, and are priced at just £8.99. 

A pair of hoops never go out of fashion and your Mum is sure to love these modern hammered sterling silver pair costing £19.99.


For a simple but pretty bracelet this sterling silver elasticated ball bracelet is a great buy at just £17.99.

This beautiful sterling silver and black onyx bracelet is one of our best selling styles in store. It's priced at £24.99 and is available in a selection of other stones*.

For a gorgeous girly treat for your special Mum then this sterling silver bangle is a popular choice for an effortless style statement. Priced at just £35.

For a style that will let your Mum stand out from the crowd then this floral sterling silver and amber bud bangle is a beautiful option priced at £68.


Treat your mother to this perfectly pink and pretty mother of pearl sterling silver ring priced at just £12.99.

If your Mum loves some bling then she'll adore this infinity and sterling silver ring, which costs just £8.99.

For a cool Mumma this chunky and gorgeous sterling silver and rainbow moonstone ring priced at £45 is a great choice. Other stones are available*.

Glamorous mums will fall in love with this vintage style sterling silver and cubic zirconia ring priced at £32.

*Subject to availability. Please check our website, pop into or call one of our stores who will be happy to give you more information on what's available.

All jewellery is can be purchased in store on online subject to availability. 

Happy Shopping

Love Essential x

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

With All My Heart...Valentine's Gifts

Forget roses, wine and chocolates. Treat the one you love to some beautiful silver jewellery this Valentine’s for a gift that’s truly special.

You can't go wrong with a classic heart for the one you love this Valentine's. With pretty pendants, necklaces, earrings and rings available there is something for everyone, whatever their style.


Spell out just how much you love someone this season with one of our classic and sophisticated sterling silver letter pendants for only £12.99. Letter's A, C, E, J, K, L, M and S are available and chain's are sold seperately in store and online.

Give someone double the love with this sterling silver large and small heart pendant priced at £28. The large heart is highly polished and the small heart has a brushed satin finish for a piece that's truly beautiful. Chains sold seperately.


If the one you're buying for loves a bit of sparkle then this sterling silver and cubic zirconia double heart, 16 inch necklace is a great choice. It's a great price at £32 for a pretty piece that looks great dressed down for day or dressed up for that special occasion. 

Show your sweetheart just how much you care for them with our beautiful sterling silver and gold plated sweetheart lovebirds necklace. This delicate piece includes the 18 inch chain and is priced at just £42.


A pair of dainty sterling silver and cubic zirconia heart studs is a jewellery staple that everyone will always love. You'll love the price too as they're a steal at £7.99.

If you need to buy for a trend setter go for these sterling silver and rose gold plated heart studs, priced at £14.99.

For a modern and stylish look for a lover of dangly drop earrings then these sterling silver earrings at £24.99 are a great choice.


Midi rings are a popular choice for the fashion lover and this sterling silver heart ring is a popular choice too, at only £5.99.

For someone who loves a bold statement piece of jewellery then treat them to this stunning sterling silver chunky double heart ring priced at only £28.


If you're buying for a boho babe then they're sure to adore this sterling silver and turquoise heart charm bracelet which is a steal at just £14.99.

Romantics out there will know this classic sterling silver t-bar heart bracelet can't be beaten as a gift for the one you love. Priced at £60.


Charm the one you love this Valentine's Day with this sterling silver clip on heart charm priced at only £8.99.

A little heart goes a long way with this sterling silver heart bead from Lovelinks. Priced at £19.95 this bead fits on various charm bead bracelets* or you can buy a Lovelinks bracelet to pop it on in store or online.

To add a bit of colour to your love life this Lovelinks sterling sterling and murano glass bead is available at only £24.95.

If you can't find what you fancy here, we've got lots more beautiful gifts for that special someone online and in our stores :)

All jewellery is available online or in store subject to availability.

Happy Valentine's Day,

Love Essential xxx

*Please check our website or feel free to give one of our stores a call for more information.