An exciting new announcement

"A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls" said Coco Chanel.

Perhaps less affordable and also less fashionable these days, the traditional strand of pearls is being replaced by modern strands of the utmost glamour, from bohochic beach to contemporary wedding style, these black, white and grey pearls threaded onto the softest of leather - the contemporary rope for lovers of fashion.

Hi everyone,

I am super excited to share this new jewellery line with you. Julie from Rush Jewellery bases herself between the UK. South Africa and Antigua. Her pearl and leather jewellery is sold throughout the Caribbean islands and now exclusively in Ireland too! Have a peep at the shop to see the range from single pearls, to long strands that you can weave around yourself. I'm sure you have noticed me wearing these in a lot of my videos so now is your chance to share the glamour.

 Black freshwater pearl and leather lariat

Black freshwater pearl and leather lariat

Pearls and leather have the wonderful ability to move from casual with a jumper and jeans, to being the ultimate accessory with a LBD for a Christmas party. And for weddings in Ireland these are the next big thing - leave the diamanté bling behind and invest in a piece of jewellery that you will wear over and over again. Jackie Kennedy once said that "Pearls are always appropriate".

Valued for centuries for their natural beauty and iridescence, pearls are unique in that each one is grown by a living thing. Just like humans, each pearl is exclusive and delicate. These cultured pearls and threaded onto silver or soft leather strands. Ageless and timeless, this pearl jewellery will last you many years of pleasure, maintaining its true  value.

Julie's contemporary designs have a luxury boho chic vibe, suitable for wear from the beach to the office! I love mine so much that it is a rare day that you will find me without some pearls. These pearls are freshwater pearls and each one is uniquely asymmetrically shaped giving each piece a special quality and vibe.

 White pearl and leather lariat from Rush Jewellery, exclusive to Ireland

White pearl and leather lariat from Rush Jewellery, exclusive to Ireland

A feature interview with the designer Julie is coming up in the fashion section too - subscribe now so that you don't miss out on her story or any of the other designers that have been part of my journey from Antigua back home to Ireland.

Truly I am excited for you to see this jewellery and show off your style at the office, wedding, hen party, birthday, Christmas and for the boys - what girl would not be seduced by such a show stopping gift!

For a real island feel, have a look at these images from the beaches on the other side of the Atlantic and just dream your way to sunnier climes! The prices in the shop here are the same price that you would pay in the shop in the Caribbean, so you can stay at home and have the same treasures without leaving your desk (I know the Caribbean part is very enticing, but in case you can't make it ...) 

 Boho beach jewellery, leather and pearls from the Caribbean. Image from Rush Jewellery in Antigua

Boho beach jewellery, leather and pearls from the Caribbean. Image from Rush Jewellery in Antigua

 Handmade bohochic luxury pearl and silver jewellery from the Caribbean islands new to Ireland in time for Christmas!

Handmade bohochic luxury pearl and silver jewellery from the Caribbean islands new to Ireland in time for Christmas!