Stage 4 is all about the creation of the piece. Jake who I am sure you all remember hearing about in stages 1,2 & 3 but if you do not I will refresh your memory. Jake is the wonderful gentlemen who wanted to find the perfect ring for his future wife.
After Jake made the decision on what he thought to be the perfect diamond, the people at Bond could now create the piece exactly how Jake had designed it. It would be the exact image.
Bond utilise’s various techniques in their manufacturing. They ensure that the highest quality and precision standards are upheld. Where some pieces are created entirely by hand others are created utilising CAD 3D mouldings and sometimes a mixture of both, these are worked and crafted by Bond’s expert craftsmen.
Jake’s ring will be created against a CAD 3D rendering with a wax mould which will be created initially to ensure perfection. This is then created in platinum before diamonds set in the piece and all finishing and polishing is then carried out.
Jakes ring will be created against a CAD 3D rendering with a wax mould being created initially to ensure perfection. This then created in platinum before diamonds set in the piece and all finishing and polishing carried out.
Written by Hayley Sweeney
Mothers Day is just around the corner and I am sure that you would like to present your Mother with the perfect gift.
Valentines Day can be difficult when it comes to finding that perfect present. Red roses and a card are a little out dated, while some find that a simple ‘I love you’ is enough for them on the most romantic day of the year. But one gift that will never let you down is the perfect piece of jewellery, whether that be a classic silver bracelet, a beautiful pair of stud earrings or a timeless necklace.
Hazel and Kent have an amazing array of sparkling jewellery to choose from, with lots of wonderful pieces that will look perfect with your fresh, spring wardrobe. With prices ranging from £8-£230, there’s something for everyone with stylish accessories and dozens of great brands to choose from, including Guess, Fiorelli and Espirit. We’ve picked out some of our favourite pieces and how to style them for the new season.
Every girl should own a pair of special earrings which go perfectly with any outfit. There are plenty to choose from on the Hazel and Kent website, with varying colours, shapes and sizes. The silver and gold Daisy earrings are a great option to go with a pretty floral dress, or for something more dressy try the stunning Kit Heath for a more glamorous look if you’re heading out for a romantic meal on Valentines.
I love the Topaz Silver Round studs, a bargain for only £12.50. These sparkly jems are easy for work paired with a smart black suit and will see you through to evening too, such is their simple shape and design. And, they sparkly beautifully too! Check out the photos below of me modelling my Topaz earrings.
Rings are a huge spring trend, with the likes of Kylie Jenner and Chrissy Teigan favouring the stack ring look. For a more artsy style, look no further than the Pasha silver plated ring in the abstract shape of a 3D circle or for that extra special piece, the violet Baccaret flower ring is a wonderful, at £210. We couldn’t help but fall in love with Hazel and Kent’s beautiful selection of necklaces too, with the trendy DKNY stainless steel ring necklace a particular favourite. (Look to the catwalks of Lanvin and Saint Laurent in regard to how to wear statement jewellery this season – bold and chunky basically.)
If you’re still struggling with gift ideas, than there’s always the old pearl favourite. Pearls have long been associated with a certain effortless style, and are usually a sentimental heirloom piece, much loved by the likes of Coco Chanel and Elizabeth Taylor. Hazel and Kent have the perfect necklace, in the shape of the simple Perlissimo freshwater heart necklace. Sweet and stylish, this show stopping item will be sure to get heads turning when worn with a LBD or dressed down with a cashmere jumper and tailored trousers.
So there you have it. This year, there’s no excuse not to find that ideal present for that special someone on Valentines Day.
For more gift ideas, visit Hazel and Kent’s website at: www.hazelandkent.co.uk
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Every Christmas when I finally pluck up the courage to give my secret crush a kiss or give my boyfriend a spontaneous one I always think that there is something missing.
I promised you that I would be back with more information on Jake and creating the perfect engagement ring for his future wife and this is the next instalment. We are now onto the second stage with Bond Jewellery and Diamonds. As Jake has now clearly explained to Jamie exactly what piece and style he likes, the process is able to move on. Stage two is where Jamie and the other employees at Bond Jewellery and Diamonds get together and begin to develop the perfect design for Jakes beautiful fiancé. This process involves sketches and computer-aided design.
Jamie is knowledgeable and keeps up to date with all the up and coming trends on the market so that his customers will never be disappointed with their designs. All the while Jamie keeps in constant contact with Jake sending him their ideas via meetings and emails. This gives the client full control in creating the perfect piece for their partner. Keeping the client involved is important as this is their way of expressing their love to another. Everything about the whole process must be perfect.
After a design has been decided on Jake will move on to selecting the right diamond or diamonds.
Written By Hayley Sweeney
Being proposed to is an extremely special moment for a lady. Like most little girls it is probably a moment that they have been fantasizing about their entire childhood through to adult life. This is why everything about the proposal should be perfect down to the last detail. You have got to make sure that the engagement ring that you pick for your future wife is unique and shows her and the world exactly how you feel about her.
This is the ring that she will proudly show to her family and friends, so it needs to be as beautiful as she is. This is the reason why I want my future husband to have my engagement ring custom made at Bond Jewellery and Diamonds. Their process starts with a face-to-face consultation in one of the offices at Bond Jewellery and Diamonds.
If you are unsure of what you are looking for then you will be guided and educated at your consultation. You will be talked through the different styles, types, metals and diamonds. No style is off limits at Bond Jewellery and Diamonds. They are willing to guide you through the process, if that is all you need.
At the moment Bond Jewellery and Diamonds are in the process of designing an engagement ring for Jake who is having it made for his girlfriend Natalie. Jake knew what type of ring he wanted, a platinum band with a round brilliant centre stone, 4-claw set on diamond set shoulders. After Jamie discussed the piece with Jake they spoke about the characteristics of diamonds and the 4 C’s, which can affect a diamonds value.
Bond Jewellery and Diamonds make sure the client is informed every step of the way. Last but not least the budget was discussed so the sourcing of diamonds could begin. So for all of you that are lucky in love and ready to take the next step with your loved one you should visit Bond Jewellery and Diamonds. Even if you are not ready for marriage they provide jewellery for all the other occasions in your life.
Make sure you all stay tuned as the next stage for Jake at Bond Jewellery and Diamonds is the design stage, we will follow his magical story right through to the proposal.
Written by Hayley Sweeney
With pieces from designers including Stella McCartney, Mulberry and Christian Louboutin there are plenty of great bargains to be snapped up, a perfect chance to make a start to your summer wardrobe.
As an added bonus there is also going to be an exclusive bloggers area where you can enjoy a sneaky peak into the wardrobes of some of the UK's top fashion bloggers. Names include Poopy D of What I Wore Today, Ella Catliffe of La Petite Anglaise, Monica Welburn of The Elgin Avenue and my personal favourite Ruth Crilly of A Model Recommends.
Not content just to set up a fabulous afternoon of shopping, the kind people at Buymywardrobe.com have included makeovers, complimentary eye-brow threading, champagne, goody bags, an outdoor BBQ and a DJ. So you can sit back after your shopping spree and enjoy some great food, drink and music whilst being pampered and enjoy the beautiful view of the sprawling gardens. What more could you ask for!
So rally up your girlfriends and get yourself tickets to this exclusive event.
When : Saturday 27th of April, 2013 from 12-4pm Where: 99 Kensington High Street, W8 Tickets: Standard tickets are £5 (entry at 1pm) VIP tickets are £20 (includes early entry at 12pm, glass of champagne and goody bag).
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The company's great idea of recycling the wardrobes of stylish ladies began back in 2008. With exclusive events set up were women could buy and sell the pre-loved contents of their enviable wardrobes to the public. The combination of amazing fashion, champagne, goody bags and makeovers, all in the city's most stylish locations was a huge success.
The amazing idea captured the London fashionista's and since then the company has gone from strength to strength with the opening of www.buymywardrobe.com, a chic online space where you can browse what's available by a particular category or by seller. The emphasis is on quality rather than quantity and seller memberships are only given out after being approved by the company's top style and fashion experts. Buyers can follow their favourite sellers for an easy way to keep up to date with new posts and newsletters and alerts make sure you never miss a thing. The website is super easy to use and is a great social media platform to meet likeminded people. Buymywardrobe also opened a pre-loved fashion boutique last year in London's West End so those of you who prefer to do your purchasing in person don't have to miss out!
Written By Rose Humble