I’m a huge magpie. I love delicate, simple, elegant jewellery pieces. My existing jewellery is all very thin, small and either plain or featuring very small gemstones. I like both silver and gold finishes. My fussy skin means that I can only wear precious metals without having a bad, uncomfortable reaction so the lowest I can go on the precious metals scale is 925 sterling silver.
Anyone who has visited my blog before will know that in all areas of my life I’m making a real conscious effort to make better choices for the planet. This started last year with my beauty routine as I switched from bottled hand soaps and shower gels to bar soaps, began investigating more environmentally friendly skincare that still helped my acne prone skin and much more. Around the house I’m starting to go for cleaning products that aren’t harmful to aquatic life that we pop down the drains. In terms of style, my go-to for clothes is to shop second hand. When I had the opportunity to own items from Monica Vinader I was really excited and naturally did my homework on the brand.
Things I Like About The Brand
Their jewellery is made with 100% recycled precious metals. Their packaging is 100% recyclable made using FSC certified cardboard and their deliveries are carbon neutral meaning they’re having no negative impact with CO2 emissions. Their head office and stores are all powered with renewable energy sources. Their diamonds are all sourced ethically and their jewellery, along with their suppliers, is registered with the Responsible Jewellery Council. They also have a jewellery recycling programme where you can send old, broken, unworn items to avoid them going to landfill. Pieces come with a 5 year replace warranty and lifetime repair service.
The more I read the more “green” MV seemed to become which I was really happy to see. They’ve also partnered with charities on several occasions in fundraising efforts for causes such as the NHS amongst the mayhem of Covid-19 last year.
Many of their styles are very simple without being boring, they’re understated, very classy and look modern. Think simple chain bracelets, textured metal hoops etc. They’re right up my street in terms of style.
My Thoughts On The 2 Items
I am now the happy owner of 2 pairs of MV earrings which were kindly gifted. I have some small rectangular hoops and tiny textured huggie hoops. Their catches don’t feel remotely flimsy, the pieces feel sturdy, well made and I know that once they’re in I don’t have to worry about losing an earring. Both pairs clip securely into place but are still easy to remove without having to yank out of my ear.
Dangly earrings and particularly those with fish hooks freak me out, I can’t wear them as they make me feel so uncomfortable. I love that the larger rectangle hoops stay put so unless I shake my head very quickly from side to side I’d never even know I had them in. I can’t feel them move which is a huge win for me.
The rectangular hoops are my favourites. I wear them in my second lobe piercings and have worn these, along with the huggie hoops, in rotation almost every day since I got them. Prior to this I was really lazy with changing my earrings. I love that these are easy to grab and make me feel that bit shinier every day. This is especially lovely given that I can’t really wear bracelets for work.
The Final Word
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