A Perfect Princess Ring

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

If you've been reading my blog for a while you'll know that I have a penchant for jewellery and accessories. I'm obsessed with buying jewellery and I really think an outfit is incomplete without a bit of sparkle. I'm a big fan of costume jewellery and the most part of my collection is made up of pieces from Topshop, Primark and the like, with very, very few pieces being real gold or silver, or containing real gemstones. 

I have, however, always wanted a real gold ring. Believe it or not, I don't actually own one. Whereas I always remember growing up surrounded by women who wore real gold rings with gemstones and diamonds, I was never lucky enough to have any of my own. So, I've made up for that by buying dozens and dozens of costume pieces. However, when I was recently approached by Jewellery World to review one of their pieces of jewellery, I jumped at the chance. I've always wanted to have a real gem stone ring to wear regularly but I've never found 'the one'. A quick browse on Jewellery World saw me falling head over heels for one ring in particular - a very pink, very heart-shaped ring. 

Okay, so it's not everyone's taste, but this dainty little heart ring is my idea of the perfect princess ring. Packaged in a cute little box, it fits my finger perfectly and I've rarely gone a day without wearing it since receiving it. It's 9ct gold, with diamonds and the most beautiful pink sapphire. I absolutely love how it looks on and it literally goes with everything I wear. I know some people aren't a fan of gold jewellery but I pretty much only ever wear gold costume jewellery so I'm definitely a big fan of the real thing! 

The best thing about this ring is that it's actually really affordable. One of the reasons I've always wanted, but never purchased, my own gold ring is because of the price. I've spent a lot of time over the years staring longingly in the display windows of jewellery shops, swooning over the pretty gems, but with them all being well over £100, they just weren't affordable for a little student/now graduate like me. The RRP for my beautiful heart ring is £139.99, but Jewellery World have it in for half that price, which is pretty amazing. I think for just under £70 this is an absolute bargain as it is so pretty and I personally think would make a gorgeous gift for christmas! 

Are you a fan of real jewellery, or do you prefer costume pieces? I'm so glad I finally have a real gold ring in my life, and I honestly LOVE it. Definitely the perfect princess ring!