My regular readers will know that I'm a huge fan of gemstones; I can't help stopping and gawking at all the varieties of stones when I walk past a jewellery store! Real jewellery is definitely my thing, but I'm the first to admit that it's definitely not cheap. Retailers' margins can sometimes fly through the roof, and unfortunately in some cases the jewellery really isn't that great.
For a while, I've been following online brand, Gemporia, who offer savings of up to 57% because they cut out the middleman completely. They source, design and produce their own jewellery and, in doing so, use genuine gemstones and precious metals - so they definitely won't turn your finger/ears/wrist that disgusting shade of green.
From a philanthropic view, they also work with The Colourful Life Foundation, which supports and educates communities around the world. These communities are mostly situated in the areas where Gemporia sources their stones - so they create beautiful jewellery, whilst giving back to the community!
Below, I've wishlisted five pieces by Gemporia, along with the outfits that I style them with. I hope this gives you some inspiration, and perhaps tempt you to nose around the Gemporia website at their stunning collections of jewellery!
Carvela Clutch - £69
Kurt Geiger Court - £199
2. 12ct Larimar Ring in Sterling Silver - £42
John Lewis Kimono - £55
Missguided Boots - £42.99
4. 2ct Diamond & Platinum Pendant with Chain - £9985