I have loved jewellery for as long as I can remember. As a ten year-old, I spent my pocket money on armsful of plastic bangles that were so en-vogue in the early eighties. In my teens, it was dangly boho earrings. In my twenties, when I had no children and a lot of disposable income, white gold and gemstones were forever on my radar. And I fell in love with charm bracelets during my thirties. I’ve accumulated a lot of jewellery over the years. Some costume, some precious, some sentimental. I enjoy wearing it all. But now in my forties, when I choose jewellery, (either for myself or for someone else), I want it to have meaning and longevity.
About five years ago, my children bought me a silver ring set with my birthstone. (The October birthstone is either opal or tourmaline. I love both). So touched was I at their thoughtfulness, that I decided to apply the same principle when buying jewellery as a gift for my friends. It might be a necklace with their children’s names on, an initial pendant or a piece of birthstone jewellery.
Hersey and Sons is a London-based family silversmiths. It’s one of the few remaining traditional silversmiths in the UK. They noticed from my Instagram that I love jewellery and they sent me some earrings which I’ve worn on repeat. More recently, they sent me some tourmaline birthstone jewellery and charm necklaces. The birthstone necklace is delicate and looks divine both alone and when layered with other necklaces. A nice idea is to wear birthstones of your loved ones as well as your own. I have a friend who has a beautiful bespoke trinity ring set with the birthstones of her three sons. Here, I layered three different birthstone bracelets. They look lovely together.
Tourmaline is a beautiful stone and it works with a lot of different colours. The charm on the earrings is detachable too, so they’re versatile and can be worn as a plain hoop.
An initial necklace makes a thoughtful gift for women of any age and for any occasion whether it’s Christmas, Mother’s day, Valentine’s day, a birthday, graduation, and so on. My little E necklace is subtle and delicate and again works beautifully either alone or layered. The solid silver disc pendant can be engraved with a name, initial or short message and is available in a choice of lengths or on a leather necklet, which would be nice for a man.
As well as birthstones, Hersey & Sons has a collection of silver charms including zodiacs, letters, numbers, symbols, and engravings which can be worn together as a charm necklace. Here I’ve used my birthstone and my initial to create my own unique piece of jewellery. Again, this idea makes for a bespoke, thoughtful gift.
How to Stop Necklaces Getting Tangled
Until recently, if I wore more than one necklace, they ended up tangled together. Sometimes, they were so inextricably linked that I couldn’t even take them off myself, so consequently, I just wore one at a time. I found a solution though, a necklace separator. It’s a clasp to attach the necklaces to. It works, is inexpensive and is available in different finishes and for up to five necklaces.
Hersey & Sons Discount Code
Hersey & Sons jewellery comes beautifully packaged and every piece is hallmarked by the London Assay Office. Delivery is free. Get a 10% discount with the code HELLOHERSEY2019. Thank you Hersey & Sons for gifting the jewellery in this article.
If you’d like to see more of my other Hersey & Son earrings, just click on the photograph to see the full blog post).