Welcome readers, to the spectacular month of September. That fantastic watershed between Summer and Autumn where you can just as easily find yourself reaching for your bikini and sun lotion as much as be pulling out the fall knitwear.
This month is particularly dear to me as it is my birthday month, and with that in mind, I am excited to share with you some fantastic September sparkles featuring my gorgeous birthstone, the Sapphire.
For this article I was keen to showcase a designer whose style and originality I really admired. So, without further ado, take some time to gorge your eyes on these beautiful Sapphire pieces by Annoushka Ducas.
For those that are not familiar with Annoushka’s extremely glamorous yet amazingly feminine jewellery, or the woman herself, allow me to provide you with a bit of background. Annoushka Ducas MBE is one of the UK’s leading fine jewellery designers who has, since 2009, founded and run her own jewellery company ‘Annoushka’.
Annoushka has a wide array of jewellery that incorporates sapphires, however in celebration of this month’s stone I have selected four beautiful pieces to feature here.
These contemporary gold and sapphire stud earrings have been crafted using yellow gold and white sapphire. As we move into the cooler seasons I particularly love the artistic nod towards the winter snowflake whilst the yellow gold still adds a hint of summer. These earrings retail at £440.
Stacking rings are so popular right now and this collection of gorgeous yellow and white gold rings combine to create the perfect blend of colour and texture. Crafted in 18ct white gold, diamond and sapphire they retail for £2,435.
Sapphire Drop Earrings
This dazzling set of earrings are part of Annoushka’s exclusive One of a Kind collection. The set features 32.82ct of hand carved sapphires expertly showcased in 18ct rose gold. Surrounded by 2.20ct brown diamonds and suspended from 5.16ct intense blue Kyanite, this pair of earrings is a real statement. “No matter if it’s with a pair of jeans or a cocktail dress, I hope every piece in this special collection surprises, delights and inspires, each time they are worn.” Says Annoushka. The earrings retail at £10,500 which, although perhaps more than the average budget, I would say is completely justified based on the materials and sheer craftsmanship that has gone into creating these beauties!
I love a beautiful bracelet or bangle as I believe that the right wrist wear can really set off an outfit. This stunning bangle is part of Annoushka’s guest designer Arpita Navlakha’s collection. Created in 18ct white gold, and combining 2.40ct diamond and 56.53ct sapphire, Arpita Navlakha’s has successfully fused classic design with a modern touch. In my opinion this bangle would be just as striking with a pair of jeans as with an evening dress, and if anyone fancies buying me an early birthday present, please feel free! The bangle retails for £16,500.