The True Value of Jewellery

April 16, 2015 Allison Bray

An outfit doesn’t quite feel complete without a touch of jewellery, especially if the piece you choose to wear is weighted with meaning. Whether it’s a grandmother’s wedding ring that you wear on your right hand, a necklace that you received from a best friend on a special birthday, or a pair of earrings that you treated yourself to with your hard-earned first pay packet, there is likely to be an emotional or sentimental attachment to why you wear a particular piece of jewellery.

Remember when Princess Catherine became engaged and she revealed her ring? There was a unified gasp around the country that Prince William had proposed with his late mother’s sapphire.

At the time, the prince said of the ring: “It’s very special to me. As Kate’s very special to me now, it was right to put the two together. It was my way of making sure my mother didn’t miss out on today and the excitement, and the fact that we’re going to spend the rest of our lives together.”

Jewellery often becomes more than just a beautiful statement piece, it has a story and a special meaning to the person wearing it. This can be traced way back to the ancient Egyptians who used colours of gemstones and glass in their jewellery to symbolise emotions. Red gemstones apparently symbolised Egyptian goddess Isis's desire for blood, while green ones were linked to a successful harvest of crops and fertility.

Today, jewellery that means something doesn’t have to be worth millions but it should make you feel a million dollars when you’re wearing it. If you invest in classic pieces, you'll love them forever. Yes, it’s a great idea to add a few fashion finds into the mix, but the really meaningful jewels are the ones that you'll keep on cherishing, the special pieces that outlast all trends.

For a classy, timeless and fabulous piece, we have our eye on the Two Leaf Silver Pendant by Colette Waudby. The stunning design of two silver leaves (one matt, one polished) makes it a necklace that will last a lifetime.

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