I love the look of bronzed skin with gold jewellery. It has a luxurious feel to it, and makes me feel a little glam on those balmy summer evenings to pop something golden on to warmed skin. Now the sun has abandoned the UK again I try to keep that feeling up with a spot of fake tan and some pretty gold accents. I have a small but growing collection of jewellery I’ve bought over the past 2 to 3 years on Etsy.
I love Etsy for the way it connects individuals and small businesses with the world, bringing the many different creations of the talented and entrepreneurial into our lives. If I weren’t needing to show some restraint, I would have a collection around one hundred times the size of this, as every time I visit the site I see something else unique and beautiful that I really want. See how I store my jewellery collection.
Here are the bits and bobs I’ve bought over the years, all still going strong and well loved.
These gold filled hammered cuff bracelets are probably my favourite purchase. There are many different versions around but I bought mine from the seller Lotus Stone. You can’t really tell in the photo above but a couple of the cuffs are rose gold. There was a time I didn’t ever remove these and I have received a lot of compliments on them. I still love them to this day; they are excellent quality and, like all of the jewellery here, have never tarnished. It’s out of focus in the photo above, but I also bought this ring from the same seller.
This beautiful gold bangle from the seller AyalaVitkon was bought in the hammered matte finish, but also comes in brush matte and hammered shiny finishes. This one is a little bit special. it’s super lightweight yet such good quality, and I’ve not seen anything like it in the shops.
The rose quartz necklace on the left above is extremely delicate and pretty. I bought it from the seller AAprill. The chain is very tiny and the pale pink rose quartz pendant is lovely. It would make a great gift to someone, perhaps as a bridesmaid present. The sideways skeleton key necklace next to it was an obsession of mine for a very long time. I’ve not seen anything like it before, and it is extremely thin, perfectly cut out and sits perfectly against the skin. It is sterling silver and then gold dipped. It was handmade to order from the seller Beau & Stella.
Finally, my earrings. The little hoops on the bottom left are so delicate and tiny. I love how the hoops slide round and are left ‘open’ in the ear. They never fall out. They are 14K gold filled and were bought from the seller Olive Yew Jewels. The teeny little teardrop shaped earrings are from the seller FoLeoLa, and are so cute. Then I have some edgier triangular hammered gold earrings that look great when you have your hair up. I cannot for the life of me track these down on Etsy but there are lots of similar versions.
So that is my collection so far. I have many things on my Etsy wishlist that I’d like to get in future, but I see these as little treats so I take my time ordering them. I really recommend Etsy, not just for jewellery but for all sorts of little gifts and treats. It’s lovely to support smaller sellers and I have found that I have received really great service each time I order from someone, from thank you notes to beautifully crafted packaging. Shipping to the UK is really simple and generally inexpensive.
Have you had any favourite purchases from the site? Any recommendations for sellers you love? I would love to know.
I’ve since added this beautiful bracelet from Dower & Hall to my collection.
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