Shine Bright Like A Diamond

14 Jul

I’m not very good at being a girl, in the sense that I feel weird wearing lipstick and I can’t manage to walk more than a few steps in heels. I’m rubbish at braiding my hair or styling an outfit, and although I own jewellery, I very rarely remember to put it on in the mornings.


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But I love it. I guess I have a magpie complex; I like things that sparkle, and, as the old adage goes, diamonds are a girl’s best friend. I tend to go for costume jewellery though, on the basis that if I lose it I don’t have to worry, as I can nip to my nearest accessorize and accessorize (see what I did there) with sparkly, inexpensive trinkets. At the moment I am drawn towards turquoise and silver, but I love the glamour of diamonds, twinkling like they have secret.


I see a lot of diamonds recently. As I am often informed, I am getting to “that age”, the age currently that means a lot of my friends are getting engaged and married. One friend is scheduled to be in 8 weddings this year, so these sparkly rings are making their mark. It feels like every day on Facebook there is a new picture of a girl with her hand over her mouth sporting a diamond, or a picture of her hand (always with perfectly manicured nails, so never an impromptu shot!!)

But they are pretty, aren’t they? One close friend sent me a picture of hers, after her then boyfriend had set her out an outfit, organised a taxi to take her to a fancy hotel and been in one of the suites when she arrived, ready to propose. I love the romance and the story behind the engagement ring, and the fact that the diamonds shine beautifully, advertising a promise.


She has a real passion for products that have a story, with her wedding cake being made from hens from her garden, and therefore chose her engagement ring from Vashi, loving the way that all diamonds are handpicked and the rings can be engraved.

What kind of jewellery do you like? Are you more a costume type or an investment piece?

* This post was brought to you in collaboration with Vashi, but all opinions, as you have come to expect, are my own!


4 Responses to “Shine Bright Like A Diamond”

  1. Paul July 14, 2014 at 3:34 pm #

    Cool foot/ankle jewelry. I’ve never seen that style before.

    • tinkerbelle86 July 14, 2014 at 3:55 pm #

      I know, so beautiful, totally unnecessary for London but I thought I might invest next time I go to San Diego…

  2. prenin July 14, 2014 at 4:04 pm #

    Love the jewellery photos! 🙂

    I own only one piece of jewellery: A gothic cross on a shoe string! 🙂

    I bought it when I joined the church, but rarely wear it as it is forever coming undone!!!

    Love and huge squishy hugs my friend!!! 🙂


  3. Lauren July 15, 2014 at 10:31 am #

    Totally relate to this, Tink! In my head I am PERFECT for bright red lipstick but cannot stand wearing it. Dressing table is AWASH with shiny chunky costume jewellery but the faff of trying to untangle bits of hair when putting it on/off or risk it irritating my sore neck means I can rarely be bothered. Magpie 4 life… x

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