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Happy Christmas!

We hope you are loving the festivities, wherever you are.

Happy Christmas from NuNu

Now that Christmas Day is finally here sit back, enjoy a hot chocolate and all the company this day brings. Enjoy spending time with family or just having a day off! Remember to practice mindfulness and stay in the moment, appreciating all the beautiful colours and lights resplendent at this time of year. Remember your favourite moments from the past year and acknowledge your hopes from the year to come. Most of all, have fun! Now is your time to smile and laugh.

Merry Christmas.

With love from Team NuNu xx

Treat your Mum

She’s been there for you since the very beginning, and now that special time of year is coming it’s the perfect moment to sit back and think – can I get her something she’ll truly love? Here at NuNu we’ve taken the question out of your hands to show you our top choices for our mums this Christmas.

gold wild bee necklaceBumble Bee Necklace

This necklace is a classic among our collection. Gorgeously detailed over the entire surface with sublime care and attention, this necklace could almost spring to life and fly away. Made from 925 sterling silver, the design is entirely 3D, complete with two sets of wings and even little legs. The texture of the bee itself is absolutely wonderful to look at and for her to run her fingers over as she wears the necklace. It’s the perfect way to tell your mum that she is as wonderful as all the flowers in the world.

 

sterling silver hug and kiss earrings studs

Hug and Kiss Studs

Give your mum all the love she deserves and this asymmetrical earring pair. She’ll love these sentimental studs and know that every time she wears them it’s a hug and a kiss from you. They are small and easy to wear for extended periods of time with pure metal coatings to avoid discomfort. Available in gold, rose gold and silver there’s a finish to suit any mum’s style.

 

two dainty pearls on a silver chain braceletTwo Pearl Bracelet

Celebrate your beautiful bond with this bracelet to represent the two of you, side by side as glistening pearls. Pearls have always been a favourite gift for mums given their natural beauty and shimmering beauty. They bring an element of luxury to any look, meaning your mum will look fabulous even in pyjamas! Fastened onto a delicate gold, rose gold or silver chain this bracelet is delightfully dainty and she’ll want to wear it every single day.

How to secretly measure jewellery sizes

That time of year is coming again and many of us will buy a ring or a bracelet for our loved ones this year. The burning question, however, is this – will it fit? Here’s a few tips on secretly measuring them to keep it a surprise come Christmas morning.

NuNu shares how to buy jewellery for friends.Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

 

Get ahead of the game

Ask them if you can take their measurements outright – just do it in advance. The more time between asking and receiving, the better, giving them plenty of time to forget. Do it in a busy moment and tell them it’s for a school project or that your friend is doing a research paper on the correlation between age and wrist size. If it’s for a ring, be sure to pick a specific finger, preferably one you’ve seen them wear rings on before to ensure that your gift will be enjoyed to the fullest.

Compare wrist and hand sizes

Sit down for a coffee with your bestie and ask them to compare their hand size to yours. Though this won’t give you an exact number, you’ll be able to see if they require bigger or smaller sizes than you. It may even lead smoothly into a conversation about specific sizes!

Borrow their favourite jewellery and measure it

This is a surefire way to get an accurate measurement for your jewellery. Admire what they’re wearing and ask if you can borrow it for a particular event. Take a piece of string and coil it carefully around the inside of a ring or bangle, or if measuring a bracelet open it up and lay it along a ruler. If you are short for time, draw around the inside with a pen on some paper and measure it later.

Enlist the help of others

Ask a mutual friend to get them alone and ask them what size jewellery they wear. Get your friend to take note then pass the information to you. Your special someone might be suspicious but they’ll be looking in completely the wrong direction, saving the surprise for when you give it to them! You could also prepare a group of friends for this task and have everyone discuss their jewellery sizes, making it look like a normal, everyday conversation.

Buy adjustable

Failing all else, keep your back covered by finding a beautiful piece of adjustable jewellery for your loved one. This takes out all the guess work and it’s perfect for a long distance friend who you don’t get the chance to see every day and probe with questions. A lot of adjustable jewellery designs nowadays use this to their advantage, creating beautifully fluid and ergonomic designs that will leave them breathless. They will result in the perfect fit no matter the size, making for comfortable jewellery that she will never want to take off.

 

We hope this helped! Don’t forget to look outside the box when asking people for their ring sizes (“let’s make plaster molds of our hands!”) and most of all stay calm. Remember that even if they find out what you’re buying them, they will still love it to pieces as soon as they see it.

 

With love from Team NuNu xx

Three Generations

Gorgeous gifts for your family.

Photo by PNG Design on Unsplash

 

 

For Grandma

NuNu Family Stare Necklace for three

Mother and Child Star Necklace

With a star for each member of your family, this is a wonderful gift to give to your loved one to remind them that you are all there for them, come rain or shine. The necklace is inscribed with the words “You are my shining stars” on the reverse in embossed gold for an adorable secret message. They will hold you close to their heart in 925 sterling silver and plated gold. Quirky yet delicate, this is a piece they are sure to adore.

 

For Mum

sterling silver 5 reasons why I love you hearts bracelet gift box

Five reasons why I love you

Tell them exactly why they’re perfect in your own words with this adorable necklace and card gift set. This delicate necklace is perfect for all occasions and will hold a symbolic meaning for them every time they wear it, reminding them of how much you care and the many things that make them incredible to be around.

 

For your sister

Sisterhood necklace

Sisterhood Necklace

Remind your wonderful sister why she’s so amazing with this gorgeous necklace and message card. Let these words speak for you to express your love on Christmas Day and personalise with her name for an extra special touch. Available in rose gold and silver, this necklace is the perfect piece that they will never want to take off.

 

Find more of our wonderful gift options on our website.

With love from Team NuNu xx

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.

 

 

 

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

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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