Win tickets, discover trends and more this Jewellery Day
September is Jewellery Month at QVC! With an array of diverse collections ranging from simple statements to stunning showstoppers. Whatever the occasion and whatever your style, QVC is your one-stop jewellery shop this season!
We're kick-starting the event with Jewellery Day on the 3rd of September, so join us for a month of fabulous jewels from our most loved and treasured brands including old favourites like Diamonique and Butler & Wilson plus new additions like the Museum of London and many more. We’ve done the hard work so all you need to do is decide... ‘What’s Your Style Today?
We have been working very closely with the Museum of London to bring you an exciting and very unique new jewellery range. But before we tell you any more, here's a little background behind this intriguing collection.
In June 1912, a group of construction workers were digging in a cellar in the Cheapside area of the City of London. It was here that they unearthed a treasure trove of late 16th and early 17th century jewels and gemstones.
It was thought to be originally part of a Jacobean goldsmith's stock-in-trade and is typical of Elizabethan jewellery, with many bright stones in simple enamelled settings, toadstones which were believed to have medicinal properties, and partially cut gemstones and cameos. It included everything from brooches and rings to a crystal tankard and salt-cellar and even a large Colombian emerald which was hollowed out to take a watch movement.
Known as the Cheapside Hoard, London’s lost jewels have been celebrated as the finest discovery of Elizabethan and Jacobean jewellery ever found.
For the first time in over a century, the Museum of London will display the entire collection in an exciting new exhibition which will showcase the wealth of insights the Hoard offers on Elizabethan and Jacobean London – as a centre of craftsmanship and conspicuous consumption, at the crossroads of the Old and New Worlds. It will also explore the mysteries that remain lost among the cataclysmic events of the mid-17th century: who owned the Hoard? When and why was it hidden? Why was it never reclaimed?
We've recreated designs from the hoard with rings, pendants and brooches (including this gorgeous Salamander design) all crafted using traditonal Jacobean methods.
What's more we are offering you the chance to win tickets to this exhibition plus a book; London's Lost Jewels: The Cheapside Hoard by Hazel Forsyth.
For your chance to win all you need to do is email the answer to the following question, along with your name, address and daytime telephone number, to email@example.com
Q. What year was the Cheapside Hoard discovered?
You should mark your emailed entries with the subject line "Museum of London comp" and remember to include your name, address and telephone number as well as your answer. The competition closes at 23.59 on Tuesday 3rd September 2013. One winner will be randomly selected from all correct entries.
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Ever wondered what your style is? If you're not sure, or stuck for inspiration then make sure you check out our style-finder on Jewellery Day this Tuesday 3rd September.
It's great if you're wondering what to wear for a special occasion or simply fancy a change. Simply select the style you like the most or the one that most resembles your signature look, and a fabulous range of items hand-picked by our buyers will appear to spoil you for choice!
Jewellery editors from the likes of IJL, JCK and Vogue Paris, as well as countless jewellery bloggers are touting Friendship Bracelets as ‘the’ trend in jewellery for 2013.
They’re no longer woven by your best friend or picked up in a seaside gift shop - this season the friendship bracelet has come of age. Think fine jewellery, delicate chains, textured cords and emblems: these friendship bracelets are grown up, elegant and stylish.
Our gemstone and cord version includes three carats of gorgeous gems, set in sterling silver – a choice of morganite, tanzanite or Russian diopside for summer, then new colourways in pink tourmaline or black spinel for autumn. Stacking is the key to working the look and achieving a luxury take on the trend. These cool updates work best worn together, alternating textures and materials.
When renowned Parisian jewellery house Van Cleef & Arpels, unveiled a set of unique pieces inspired by the twelve signs of the zodiac last autumn, the trend was quite literally written in the stars! Since then jewellery designers from high-end to high street have offered zodiac styles within their ranges.
Our take on this trend is elegantly executed in diamonds set in sterling silver, offered in the twelve zodiacs.
With personalisation being another key trend of the season this delicate piece allows the wearer to personalise their look and add some sparkle. A stunning piece designed to be worn everyday.
Exquisitely crafted from Lola Rose’s signature stones, the beautiful Alba pendant is a key trend for Autumn/Winter 2013. Polished metals against a stunning selection of stone choices give this sleek pendant a feeling of effortless luxury.
The interchangeable coin is the latest evolution of the personalisation story within jewellery, allowing the wearer to communicate her own unique identity. The added possibility to collect further stones also available at QVC means this truly versatile piece is the perfect accessory to complete every outfit on any occasion. The Alba pendant is the perfect treat to indulge in a little affordable luxury.
So whatever your style, make sure you tune into QVC on Tuesday 3rd September for a whole day dedicated to stunning jewellery. There really is something for everyone.
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