I was planning to give you all a blow-by-blow account of our rounders match the other evening, but am putting that on hold for a few days, 'cos there's something else I think you'd like to know about.
You know when someone mentions a name to you and somewhere in your mind it rings a bell? Happened to me the other day when I was told I'd be launching a brand-new range of jewellery designed by none other than Judith Ripka!
Not only is she the recipient of the prestigious DeBeers Award for Outstanding Jewellery Design, but after several years – literally! – in talks with our jewellery buyers, I'm delighted to tell you that she has designed a fabulous collection of sterling silver jewellery. Plus, it features an awesome collection of our very own simulated diamonds – Diamonique.
The reason I recognised her name was because on my recent trip to Scotland with Suzi B, one of her friends had an enormous yellow diamond ring – a real showstopper. Nothing traditional about the setting; rather more contemporary and absolutely gorgeous. The designer? Judith Ripka! I was far too polite to enquire as to the value of said piece of jewellery, but when you take into consideration that Judith normally works with platinum and 18 carat gold, I'm guessing four figures!!
Now I've seen what's coming up at midnight on Thursday and I can assure you, you're going to love it! And by way of a complete spoiler, a beautiful heart-shaped ring has been chosen as the TSV at a price we can ALL afford!
Please join me at midnight. Whether you love Diamonique, love jewellery, or are just plain curious – it's going to be great!
P.S. Read our interview with Judith Ripka to find out more about the range
P.P.S. Check out a selection of pieces from the collection below…