Celebrity Jeweller Vashi Dominguez Showcases Bespoke Collection Via Vashi.com

You will have seen his designs rocked on the gorgeous Cheryl Fernandez-Versini during the X Factor live shows last weekend, however if you are not familiar with Vashi Dominguez or his renowned expertise in diamonds then read on…

Regram @annahcstyle The gorgeous Cheryl Fernandez-Versini wearing Vashi Dominguez jewellery

Regram @annahcstyle The gorgeous Cheryl Fernandez-Versini wearing Vashi Dominguez jewellery

Browsing the exquisite website you would definitely note Vashi.com alongside a string of famous jewellery houses. The brand, which launched back in 2007, carries the world’s largest selection of customisable diamond jewellery online.

From engagement rings to pendants, striking studs to wedding jewellery, gemmologist Vashi Dominguez brings to you the most dazzling diamonds at affordable prices. Vashi himself is renowned as a diamond expert appearing on an array of TV shows including BBC News, This Morning, Chanel 4, Sky News and CNN alongside an assortment of profile pieces which have appeared in the The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, Mail on Sunday, Sunday Times, London Evening Standard, Yahoo! and London Metro to name a few – all of this not mentioning the online retailers long list of accolades as well.

Pieces that are featured online range from just a few hundred pounds to thousands and so enchanting are the settings, shapes and styles that you will instantly fall in love. Vashi.com also have on-hand diamond experts to assist you along the way. Here’s my pick of the perfect bespoke pieces from Vashi.com’s Create Your Own jewellery section…

Vashi.com Create Your Own Jewellery

Timeless and classic, a Vashi bespoke pair of earrings will wow whatever the occasion. Perfect for sophisticated soirées and upcoming Christmas parties, a pair of signature diamond earrings are a staple for any fashionista’s jewellery box. I would opt for as clear a diamond as possible (IF or VVS1) when designing or purchasing the jewels due to the enhancement in the clarity and sparkle, alongside a dazzling colour such as D. However, whatever your budget, there is something to suit everyone. Whether the cut is Round (like I’ve chosen), Princess or Asscher, team with a striking embellished LBD. This creates an eye-catching party look or you could opt to surprise a loved on on Christmas Day with a pair of delicate yet desirable diamond studs giving the full wow factor! Wear with a centre parting (as seen on the Burberry catwalk) or add a chic updo and smokey eye to create a memorable effect that really accentuates the sparkle in your diamonds.

Vashi.com Create Your Own Jewellery

Vashi.com Create Your Own Jewellery

Aside from earrings you can also create styles like this striking halo pendant (above) set in precious platinum. Apparently there is no better way to say “I Love You” than with a diamond and as Marilyn Monroe so famously sang, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” So, partners take note! If you are looking to spoil a loved one this Christmas (or for any special occasion) then why not elect for a stunning bespoke diamond pendant. At Vashi, you can choose from a range of stunning designs, including this 21 round side stone diamond pendant that can be set with an array of sizes from 0.25ct to 5ct creating a lust-worthy piece for any diamond lover. Wear alongside a plunging neckline or jumpsuit and statement heels to really emphasize and highligh the diamond sparkle on a décolletage – perfect for the party season ahead.

For more information, to shop online or to read my full collaborative blog then visit www.vashi.com.


Last minute Valentine’s Day gift guide for her…

Valentine’s Day is literally upon us so with that in mind I’ve compiled a very short, but sweet, guide to the best pieces that have been spotted both online and in store; pass over to your beau and let him/her do the rest…

Classic gifts such as chocolates, flowers and jewellery will always be a winner, make sure to have the prosecco is on ice and you can’t go wrong.  Stores such as Interflora, M&S, Selfridges and all major supermarkets stock award winning bouquets, champagne’s, truffles and more, so no need to venture far if you have run out of time.

Perfume is always another certified hit and now Cartier have created their own luxurious scent aptly named La Panthère. However this sensuous number doesn’t launch in stores until April 7, (£49 for 30ml) but with a mix of floral and ephemeral notes is the perfect winner for spring and the perfect gift to pre-order for someone special. However if your beau is more of “the moment” then head direct to Penhaligon’s for one of their more heritage scents, or try their new Lily of the Valley perfume which is the official scent of London Fashion Week, boasting sweet, fresh and graceful floral tones.

Valentine’s lingerie is also a great idea if done tastefully. M&Co have a gorgeous range of underwear all for under £15 a set and are sold in a range of colours from strawberry to nude.

If your loved one favours trinkets more than aphrodisiacs then why not opt for Mulberry’s Rose Gold Metal Keyring, £70, www.mulberry.com; or Aspinal of London’s very quirky Heart Trinket Box, £95 (perfect if you are preparing to propose!).

Engagement rings are of course another mind field in themselves so you can always play safe opting for an on-trend alternative option such as Kat&Bee’s Daksha’s Rose 18ct gold ring (below left), £180, or if you want something more traditional then why not head to Arctic Circle for a range of chic styles; www.thbaker.co.uk – prices start at £1,595.

If you are planning to spend the evening in town with the gals you may want to treat yourself to a new shade of nail varnish for your manicured nails. Topshop’s Nails in Precocious (blush), £5, is a great way of getting noticed by that someone special without having to shout from the rooftops.

Lastly if you want to think outside the box and try a new experience then why not book in for a luxury spa package for two with Elemis? Their Day Spa offers everything from an exotic steam rasul therapy to a couple ritual or even detox for two; prices start from £85. For more info visit www.elemis.com.

Friday Fashion Fix: ChloBo bracelets

ChloBo Magic Eye bracelets

So, I have decided that instead of a #FF on Twitter (that’s Follow Friday for those who don’t want to embrace the Twitter world) that I would create my very own #FFF (Friday Fashion Fix) instead with the latest pieces of fashion armoury that I plan to purchase each weekend. First up these gorgeously cute Magic Eye bracelets from ChloBo.

Priced at just £35 each (same price as a decent Topshop top) these neon and pastel cuties will practically go with every summer staple in your wardrobe and compliment all beach wear for your forthcoming holidays. Head to www.chlobo.co.uk now to choose from an assortment of designs, shapes and styles…

Martine Wester jewellery: free Swarovski star

If you don’t know who Martine Wester is then shame on you. This fabulous designer jewellery brand has been the talk of the town this season as Saturday night shows X-Factor and Strictly Come Dancing battle against the ratings war. Martine’s pieces however have been adorned on both channels on the likes of Tess Daly, Alesha Dixon and Tulisa.

Wester’s stunning ranges of sparkling costume style jewellery has got us captivated and has been featured in Cosmopolitan, BRIDE and Wedding magazine amongst others. The mixed stone and simple diamonte collections are purse friendly and are definitely statement pieces which would work well with any Christmas party outfit.

Also to help raise festive spirits and celebrate Christmas Wester is also offering something for the 12 days of Christmas for all. Today if you purchase any items then you will receive a free Swarovski star – which would look amazing on the top of anyone’s Christmas tree.

For more information on Martine Wester visit www.martinewester.com



Dower & Hall jewellers launch charity Tusk pendant

Posh jewellers Dower & Hall have decided to launch a fabulous limited edition silver tusk pendant in aid of raising money for the Tusk Trust charity.

Dower & Hall Tusk pendant

Dower & Hall Tusk pendant

Supported by Prince William (he has been a Patron since 2005), this amazing charity was established in response to an urgent need to halt the decline in Africa’s natural heritage and fight against a poaching crisis on the African elephant and black rhino: and helping to combining the interests of people and wildlife alike.

For every Tusk pendant sold Dower & Hall will donate a generous 40% of the proceeds to this remarkable conservation charity, which will then in turn be used to help fund the vital work that Tusk undertakes across Africa.

The elegant pendant features a weighty solid silver tusk with a smooth polished finish, topped delicately with a hand-crafted crown motif and hangs beautifully from a long stylish chain. Fitting into the safari chic trend for spring/summer this timeless piece can be used as a staple in styling yourself for years to come. It is even noted that Dower & Hall has gifted one to Kate Middleton already, so if you see it on her then you read it here first!

The Tusk pendant costs £245 and is available to purchase in stores and online now.



Susan Caplan Vintage Collection launches online

Susan Caplan is amazing; and if you don’t have a clue who she is then shame on you!

Susan Caplan E-commerce siteHer beautiful vintage jewellery collection came to me via a friend at the BBC who was rivaling at how fabulous the collection was; and she was right. Susan has scoured the earth looking for precious vintage offerings that include Versace, Chanel and Dior to name a few: mainly all bespoke, this collection is the most diverse I’ve ever seen, offering consumers the chance to purchase not only a piece of history, but an exquisite piece of jewellery to boot that can be treasured for years to come.

Her e-commerce store was launched last Thursday, and offers a dazzling collection of bracelets, earrings, necklaces and more for every price point you can imagine. You can treat yourself to vintage rings from as little as £16, or get a loved one to treat you to a more designer pieces with a heftier price tag.

Celebs such as Tess Daly, Jessica Moor, Amanda Holden, Jessie J, Daisy Lowe, and Nicola Roberts have all worn SCVC and now a new celeb fan club are following.

Online you can purchase via product, collections, designers or tone and  with one of the largest ranges of vintage jewellery in the UK, there’s something for everyone. You can also purchase her pieces in store at Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges.

For more information or to log on, simply go to www.susancaplan.co.uk