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!