Bramble updates and gorgeous amethyst jewellery!



February is here and it’s got off to a very wet start where we live… it has rained so much! Our kitchen floor has never been so muddy from my Cairns heading in and out of the garden and as a result it’s never been cleaned so much!

Speaking of my Cairns if you caught my last blog you’ll know that Bramble had to have a small operation on her eye to remove a tiny lump on the lower eye lid.

Well… the cone has finally been removed, stitches are out and we were given the all-clear on the test that was carried out on the sample. Phew! I think the 10 days with the cone were some of the slowest and most boring for Bramble. I daren’t let her off the lead when we were out walking in case she became tangled in some bushes!

She’s back to her usual antics now by running off with socks, shoes and slippers… wouldn’t have it any other way!

A big thank you to our amazing vet for taking such good care of her.

So February has arrived and it’s the perfect opportunity to highlight the birthstone of the month – which of course is Amethyst.

I adore this gemstone and we have a wonderful selection of beautiful designs which you’ll find online.

I’ve had a passion for gems ever since I joined QVC. I have many favourites and Amethyst is certainly among them. I adore the saturation of colour you’re often spoilt with and when I saw this breathtaking geode for sale back home on the Isle of Wight a few years back, I couldn’t resist. It stands with pride in our hallway.

Amethyst has been prized for thousands of years and for over 20 years at QVC!

A couple of designs which have really caught my eye online are these rings.

Firstly, set in 9 carat white gold, the Amethyst and Diamond trilogy ring. Gorgeously elegant and delightfully simple. The bright white metal sets off the rich indigo hue of the Amethyst perfectly.

Now, if you’re after something grander in size then look no further than this striking cocktail ring.

A true showstopper. The Amethyst is an impressive 6.41 carats and the multi faceted stone is certain to play the light beautifully. I also really like the gentle accent of diamond in the shoulders which bring balance and a perfect finishing touch to the design.

Two very different rings and both very, very eye catching.

On the subject of jewellery – let’s stay with sparkle for a little longer!

I see Jill Franks is launching the spectacular Diamonique Today’s Special Value this Thursday 8th February at midnight as we head into Friday morning.

The fabulous Ultimate Glamour Circle Pendant!

In the meantime, before I head to QVC a little later I’ve promised my Cairns another well-earned walk… without the cone and plenty of mud for sure!

Take care and see you soon.

Charlie 🙂


  1. Janet February 7, 2018 at 8:37 pm -  Reply

    Good news about little Bramble! What a photo! Just look at that face, so cute. Happy floor cleaning!!!

  2. Josephine Jennings February 8, 2018 at 8:30 am -  Reply

    Hello Charlie happy to hear Bramble has been given the all clear. Jewellery looks fabulous, enjoy your shows very much.

  3. Susan Smurthwaite February 8, 2018 at 3:59 pm -  Reply

    So pleased Bramble is well, and ‘back to normal’. Lovely photo and just look at that face….take care of them both Charlie cause animals are such precious creatures and its a pleasure to have them in our lives…I know cause my two cats have me just where they want me !!!! wouldn’t have it any other way. Big xxxx to your two Cairns

  4. Charlie brook February 9, 2018 at 3:19 pm -  Reply

    Hi Janet! Thanks for your comment.

    I’m cleaning the floor while the music is playing! It’s not all bad!!


  5. Charlie brook February 9, 2018 at 3:20 pm -  Reply

    Hi Josephine – thanks you for your comment. I love presenting – especially the jewellery!



  6. Charlie brook February 9, 2018 at 3:22 pm -  Reply

    Hi Susan, such lovely words written. Thank you.

    Animals are so, so precious and I’m blessed to have my Cairns. Your cats sound fun and in charge!!


  7. Mandy jennings February 10, 2018 at 6:09 pm -  Reply

    I’m glad bramble is getting better give her lots of kisses from me cause you have a friend for life there xxx

  8. Laurie February 10, 2018 at 9:19 pm -  Reply

    Hi Charlie just wanted to say please put your amethyst on a table and not on the FLOOR! The energy from the crystal that would benefit your home and family is wasted as it is only going to your feet!
    Have you a little table you can put the crystal on?

  9. Charlie brook February 18, 2018 at 9:40 am -  Reply

    Hi Mandy and thank you for your message. She is truly adored and showered with love every day!

    All the best


  10. Charlie brook February 22, 2018 at 7:37 pm -  Reply

    Hi Laurie and thank you for your message.

    I don’t have a little table but the amethyst lives on our sideboard in the hallway… I think it looked a little like it was on a wooden floor in the picture.

    Best wishes


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