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The Pearl Edit

There are few things as timeless as pearls. They suit any style, adapt to every situation and always bring a dash of luxury however you choose to wear them. They are the Marilyn Monroe of the jewellery world – iconic and undying. Whether you like your pearls chunky and individual or lined up neatly on a string, here are a few of our picks and how we would style them.

Three Pearls Ear Threads gold plated

Three pearls ear threads

These ear threads simply drip luxury. The gold really brings out the lustre of the pearls and the threads themselves dangle so effortlessly from your ear to enhance the pearls’ natural elegance. Pair with a high collar and cashmere for an opulent yet practical autumn look.

 

Single Pearl Necklace

Single pearl necklace

Classic and minimalist, this pearl necklace is an essential item for your collection. It provides the perfect lift to your look, elevating it above the usual humdrum. Choose this if your style is more concise than outlandish and style it as we have here, with simple textures and clean lines.

Mixed Colour Pearl Earrings Studs gold plated

Mixed Colour Pearl Earrings

This gorgeous cluster of pearls are exquisitely delicate with a wonderful sense of movement. The colours of the pearls range from white to sensuous pink allowing for dimensions of lustrous colour to play across your cheekbones. They would make a wonderful gift, saying that person is special and unique just like each of the pearls in these clusters and that they deserve something as beautiful as they are. Style with pale creams and ivories, crepe and chiffon.

 

Two Pearl Necklace gold plated
Three Pearl Dangle Bracelet

Pair as we have here with our two pearl necklace for a combination just dripping with lustre. This bracelet is absolutely stunning in every way, from the satellite chain to the subtle glimmers from each of the pearls. Combine with a delicate evening look or switch things up with a leather jacket, t-shirt and jeans for all the rebels out there.

 

Pearl Trapeze Dangle Earrings

Pearl Trapeze Dangle Earrings

Break off from tradition with these fantastic earrings, full of potential movement and dramatic angles. Allow these to frame your face with their three pearls all in a line, swinging wonderfully as you turn your head. These will be the ones you obsess over, wear day in and night out, for that feeling that today you’ve totally got this. Wear with low cut ‘v’s and plunge necklines, long-line necklaces and sharp tailored jackets.

 

Pearl Disc Necklace on model
Pearl Disc Necklace

Own the room with this statement piece, a large pink pearl disk on a golden chain. This pearl is certainly not for the faint of heart though it oozes confidence, glamour and unapologetic opulence.  Personalise with a crystal paved initial for a touch of individuality. Combine with crisp cotton or silk, subdued colours and bold cuts. To emphasize the dusky pink tones of the pearl try floral motifs.

 

Find many more pieces of our pearl jewellery on the NuNu website, with more styling tips and information in the descriptions.

With love from NuNu xx

Give them the Stars

Say they’re your star with our new collection of star-spangled necklaces.

NuNu family stars

Family Shining Star necklaces

With a star for each family member, this necklace allows them to carry their loved ones wherever they go and never forget the stars in their life. The necklace will always remind them how much they are loved with the words ‘You are my shining star’ inscribed in gold on the back of the pendant, the proof of your love kept close to their heart.

The necklaces are available with two, three, four or five stars, each with one larger star to represent the recipient. They have a beautiful domed silver surface edged in gold that represents the world and the stars arranged within. They are quietly elegant whilst being luxuriously weighted – a high quality piece.

 

 

NuNu Family Stare Necklace for three

Birthday Shining Stars

Alternatively these necklaces have a star for every decade of life, including a special necklace for a 21st birthday. They display the words ‘For every sparkling decade’ on the reverse and feature the same domed surface as the family necklaces.

They are fun and quirky and would be fantastic for the fabulous person in your life. Available for thirtieth, fortieth and fiftieth birthdays.

 

Why not share you photos of our star jewellery? Post to Instagram with the hashtag #nunustars for a chance to be featured in our story.

 

 

 

Be Eco-Friendly this Bonfire Night

We know it can be difficult, especially during these big annual events to keep the environment in mind so we have collected our favourite ideas together.

 

Have an environmentally friendly bonfire day with NuNu. Photo by Luke Porter on Unsplash

Only use natural materials

Plastics and other man-made materials such as polyester clothes fibres can be very damaging especially when burnt, not to mention it is illegal to burn many substances such as oil and rubber. Keep this in mind whilst making your Guy Fawkes – use natural fibre clothing, straw and untreated wood to produce the models. Not only will this be better for the environment but it will also help to protect the health of those around you and will result in a much brighter, more satisfying flame!

 

Fireworks with NuNu. Photo by Roven Images on Unsplash

Eco-friendly fireworks

Fireworks an often damage the environment through the release of harmful toxins that they contain and the remains of the fireworks that fall to the ground. The good news is that ‘green’ fireworks do exist! These contain less dangerous chemicals and produce less waste once they have been used. Low noise fireworks are also available from many retailers which help local wildlife and pets from becoming highly distressed during this busy night.

 

Take care of wildlife with NuNu. Photo by Piotr Łaskawski on Unsplash

Watch out for animals

Many animals such as hedgehogs and birds seek refuge and shelter in log piles. Without careful checking of bonfires these animals could be harmed once they have been lit. To minimise this bonfires should be made close to the time of burning as possible.

 

Most importantly, enjoy this bright and colourful celebration!

 

Love from Team NuNu xx

Scary good

With Halloween right around the next dark and spooky corner, find the pieces that are sending shivers down our spines.

 

 

Cat Over the Moon Ear Studs

silver Cat Over the Moon Ear Studs

Full of classic Halloween imagery, these ear studs will complete your chic witch look. Delicate and subtle enough to wear year round, these ear studs bring just a hint of spooky to your outfit. Pair with a matching necklace or handfuls of cat-inspired rings and white stones for those ghostly undertones.

 

Sterling Silver Dagger Necklace

Gold Dagger Charm Necklace

Proof of the femme fatale within you, strike feat into their hearts with this edgy dagger necklace. Masquerade as a stake or fang for added adaptability. Pendant swings from a satelite chain for added sophistication. Add some gold ear threads into the mix for a deliciously swinging look.

 

Skull Studs

silver Skull Studs

What Halloween would be complete without a few skulls? These are full of scary character and their evil looks shall inject fear into your look and the hearts of non-believers. Intricately detailed and gorgeously weighted, these skulls are an example of excellent craftsmanship, no matter how creepy. Add a chain choker and layered bracelets for an outfit befitting the treasure laden tombs of the forgotten.

 

Skull and Dagger Bracelet

gold Skull and Dagger Bracelet

Complete your Halloween outfit with this bracelet for the perfect combination. Set with eerie black stones and adorned in dangling skulls, this bracelet is delicate yet eye catching with just a touch of the macabre. A skull ring would finish off this look nicely by emphasising the skull motifs within the design.

 

Find the full extent of our creepy jewellery on our website in the NuNu Spooky Collection.

 

Love, Team NuNu xx

Stackables

We absolutely love the look of layering necklaces. Why pass up this perfect excuse to wear your favourite pieces all at once? It can turn an outfit from drab to dazzling and tell a story about who you are and what you love. Here at NuNu we’ve put together some of our favourites to show you how you can stack and layer necklaces to define your look.

 

The ‘Iconic’ Look

gold stone paved lightning bolt necklacegold mini star necklacegold smiley necklace

Icons are everywhere in our modern lives. Use these three, layered at different lengths to communicate your fierce nature, your shining personality and your happy center. They have the perfect mix of texture, sparkle and smooth shine to make a really interesting and eye-catching combination. The different weights of the necklaces is also key – the delicacy of the mini star will balance beautifully with the bigger smiley necklace, the lightning bolt holding its own with that dash of sparkle. Mix and match the silver variants for a two tone look if that’s more your style.

 

Free Spirit

gold Bird ChokerGold Dagger Charm Necklacegold Paved Initial Necklace

Share your rebellious side with this edgy combination. The imagery in this set is perfectly balanced, with the dove representing peace and freedom and the dagger the willingness to fight for your ideals. Complete with the crystal paved initial to put your mark on this look and claim it as your own whilst also bringing that extra sparkly element. Let the satellite chain of the dagger necklace bring interest to your look and mix up those textures. The necklaces stack perfectly at different lengths, the bird starting the lineup with a short choker-style chain and the others between 40 and 45cm.

 

Tropical Holiday

Silver and Gold Two Tone Shark Tooth Necklacesterling silver Disc necklaceGold plated Silver Tropical Shell Necklace

We’ve all know those holiday classics – puka shells, shark tooth necklaces and leather bracelets – but it’s time to class up those bargain buys. Bring the style with these sterling silver and gold pieces, mixed tones and finishes to embody the holiday looks. The silver of the disk really helps to amplify the same in the shark tooth whilst its themes are gently balanced by the tropical shell. We also love the simplicity of the disk between the complex shapes of the others – it calms the overall look and reminds us of still, quiet oceans and a moonlit beach.

 

Remember – have no fear!

Mix and match as you see fit and try anything new! You never know what will wok and what won’t until you try it. Try mixing materials as well as colours and textures – trow in a velvet or ribbon choker, a bright glass pendant or a leather cord necklace for even more fantastic combinations.

With love from us here at NuNu xx

 

Birthstones

NuNu talk birthstones and their meanings for the perfect gifts. Photo by Viktor Forgacs on Unsplash.

 

We all love to ensure that our gift holds an extra special meaning for the recipient and there is no surer way to do this than to pair the wearer with their birthstone. As each stone embodies its own unique meanings, your loved one is sure to identify with the stone and all it stands for.

 

 

January – Garnet

Garnet Attic Store birthstone

Prosperity – Motivation – Vitality

The garnet is a beautfully rich stone with a luxurious colour. Besides a great gift for those born in January, it also symbolises immortal friendship and would make a perfect present for your bestie. The stone can bring energy and protection into your home making it perfect for those about to embark on a challenge, such as university students, and keeps us grounded in reality.

 

February – Amethyst

Amethyst Attic Store birthstone

Peace – Courage – Clarity

A member of the quartz family, amethyst will bring your loved one the protection, stability and courage necessary to acheive their dreams. One of the more affordable gemstones and available in a wide range of colours besides the widely known purple (my favourite is the delightfully subtle green amethyst) this gemstone is adaptable and suitable for all tastes. Amethyst is an excellent enhancer and is sure to aid you in any goal.

March – Aquamarine

Aquamarine Attic Store birthstone

Tranquility – Harmony – Creativity

Named for the colour of the sea, this gorgeous gemstone can range from the deepest of blues to the bright, clear colour of an early morning sky. Traditionally used by sailors to ensure safe passage on rough seas, aquamarine embodies the unstoppable power of the ocean. Gift to a loved one who reminds you of the ocean’s wild beauty and for protection against hard times.

 

April – Diamond

Diamond Attic Store birthstone

Strength – Protection – Eternal Love

Derived from the Greek word for ‘Invincible’, diamonds the the quintescential unbreakable substance. Eternally strong and cut to utter perfection, we give diamonds to those we love most to symbolise everlasting love and more. Lucky for April babies, this stone also belongs to them and represents the cycle of rebirth that begins in the spring.

 

May – Emerald

Emerald Attic Store birthstone

Wisdom – Truth – Friendship

The stone of loyalty, the emerald brings unconditional love and strengthens our existing friendships. To those born in May it improves clarity and positivity in day to day experiences. Traditionally a Royal stone, emeralds are incredibly valuable and make an exceptional gift for those you love most.

 

June – Pearl

Pearl Attic Store birthstone

Sincerity – Integrity – Purity

Steeped in mythology and tales of magic, pearls bring an air of elegance and mystery to those who wear them. Effortlessly luxurious and highly adaptable, there is a piece of pearl jewellery out there for everyone. Pearls are also traditional gifts for eighteenth and twenty-first birthdays.

 

July – Ruby

Ruby Attic Store birthstone

Love – Vitality – Guidance

A bestower of good fortune and powerful protector, ruby is a strong stone with its meaning steeped in love and success. Its natural power draws the wearer along the best paths in life, enhancing stability and good health. Commonly associated with wealth and treasure, bestow rubies upon those who have it all or on whom you wish good furtune.

 

August – Peridot

Peridot Attic Store birthstone

Protection – Positivity – Healing

Peridot is a soothing stone with calming and peaceful properties. It is said to enhance growth and improve healing for the wearer whilst protecting them against ill feelings and evil spirits. Peridot is an ancient stone and brings with it wisdom and experience. It’s bright colour improves overall mood and makes a fantastic statement piece to add to your collection.

 

September – Sapphire

Sapphire Attic Store birthstone

Prosperity – Honesty – Love

A sought after stone, sapphire has been highly regarded for centuries for its rich blue colour and natural resilience. It can be found in many colours besides the classic blue, such as yellow, pink and orange for an even rarer twist. A wonderful gift for your friend whose loyalty, trust and strength you value.

 

October – Opal

Opal Attic Store birthstone

Creativity – Peace – Loyalty

No two opals are the same – light plays across their surfaces in an endless variety of ways, each ray sparking a flash of gorgeous colour. Opals can be found in just about any shade, with black fire opals being the most valuable. They are lively stones and ever changing. Buy for your loved one who is endlessly creative and who sees beauty in everything.

 

November – Topaz

Topaz Attic Store birthstone

Communication – Love – Luck

These stones are available in a variety of shades, from bright yellows to clear blues. It is said to heighten the strength of the wearer and lead them to find luck and lasting love. It can recharge and re-motivate, making it ideal for students and fitness fanatics, with the possibility to release tension and promote relaxation.

 

December – Turquoise

Turquoise Attic Store birthstone

Communication – Mindfulness – Positivity

Turquoise is a very calming stone, balancing each of the chakras and acting as a ward against negative energy. It can also be worn as a personal good luck charm or to boost attributes you already possess. A perfect gift for December babies to differentiate their birthdays from Christmas and make them feel extra special.

 

Love from Team NuNu xx

Building a staple collection

Ever find yourself searching for a piece of jewellery that you don’t own? Maybe it’s a pair of oversized hoops to go with that roll neck sweater or an extra long chain to match the plunging v neckline of your favourite dress. Here at NuNu we believe investing in a few staple pieces will complement your go-to styles without breaking the bank. Here’s how to build a jewellery collection that keeps on giving.

 

The classics

 

sterling silver gold plated Baroque Pearl Hoops

Hoops

No jewellery collection is complete without a pair of hoop earrings. Whether a dainty, fine circle or shoulder brushing loops are more your thing, a hoop will add class and elegance to any outfit. Why not spice it up by mixing in another classic – pearls – with these pearl drop earrings?

 

gold Starfish Necklace

16″ Necklace

Perfect for framing your neckline and mirroring your cheekbones, the classic princess line necklace is a must-have. Mix and match pendants or layer for added interest but most of all find the one you really love – you won’t ever want to take it off! This starfish necklace is minimalist yet interesting – the irregular shape allows light to play across its surface in fascinating waves. It would make the perfect addition to almost any outfit.

 

sterling silver hug and kiss earrings studs

Studs

More practical than hoops, a good pair of decorative studs will lift any outfit without being overbearing. We recommend keeping it simple with well loved motifs such as flowers and stars and adding a little sparkle with colourful gemstones. Work in a little quirky style with icons such as these kiss and hug studs.

 

gold brid choker

Choker

Short enough to sit above most necklines, this necklace is essential for trickier styling situations. The ideal companion for a little black dress and high, round necklines everywhere. Stick to a simple chain for maximum wearability or a conservative design such as this bird.

 

Sterling silver gold plated disc necklace dainty

Longer chain necklace

For when you need a little more swing in your life, an extended length necklace can offer that extra oomph you’ve been looking for. Wear with plunge and square necklines, over sweaters and in layered looks. This disk necklace allows a perfect drop of silver to elegantly complement the look.

 

The Statement pieces

sterling silver Silver Leaves Climbersterling silver gold plated Initial Hoops

From earrings to necklaces to rings, a statement piece will elevate your look and communicate your own personal style. When choosing statement pieces focus on colour and form – make sure that the colours you choose complement those already within your wardrobe for maximum wear. Mix and match chain weights and pendant size to cover all the bases. Make sure they are comfortable to wear – we all have that one pair of earrings that are drop dead gorgeous but are too heavy for more than a couple of hours and lie disregarded in the bottom of our trinket trays gathering dust. Choose a piece that you’ll want to wear again and again, if only to steal glances at it in every reflective surface. Choose wisely and have fun!

gold Stone paved boho style necklacePearl Disc Necklace on model

The Art of Giving

No matter how far you look back gift giving has been a cornerstone for human connection.

Ever since the cave days we’ve gifted for much the same reasons as we give today – to share a moment of compassion, and to show our loved ones that we care and appreciate them for just being them. For millennia gifts have been bestowed to express emotion, gratitude and to strengthen relationships. They are symbolic of both the giver and the receiver, of the memories we have together and all the crazy things we’ve done. They let our friends know that we noticed them staring at those gorgeous earrings, and that more than simply marking the occasion, we truly, deeply care for them.

So, with no further ado, how to give the perfect gift.

 

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Sweet Summer Picks

Hello!

We thought it would be fun, seeing as this is our first ‘proper’ blog post, to tell you a little bit about our favourite pieces of jewellery from the new collection. There are so many wonderful things to choose from,  it took us hours to decide. Read on to see what each of us settled on:

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Welcome

Welcome to our brand new website and our brand new blog!

Over the past few months we have been working on lots of new and specials things, the biggest of which is this beautiful new website! This new platform will be a place where we can share our story, update you on what we have been getting up to and also sell our wonderful new products.

We just thought we wold say hello and welcome and we so hope you enjoy exploring this new space as much as we have enjoyed creating it for you.

Happy shopping!

Team NuNu xxx