This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Blue Nile UK. All opinions are 100% mine.
Timeless, elegant and utterly glamorous, diamonds really are a girl’s best friend.
In fact, it was Elizabeth Taylor who once said, ‘big girls need big diamonds’ and as someone with BIG hair and an even bigger personality, I can testify that much is true!
I literally dream in diamonds!
Now let me be clear, I’m still some, OK, a LONG way off from owning a jewellery box which matches Ms Taylor’s $115m diamond collection (one day right? #diamondgoals ;)) but I completely love and feel very grateful for the precious pieces that I own.
My husband Peter kindly upgraded my engagement ring last Christmas to a sparkling 1.5 carat ring and I love my diamond eternity ring, a gift from him after my second son, Alexander, was born.
Another sentimental piece is a stunning sapphire and diamond tennis bracelet my mother gave me after the birth of my first son, Oliver in 2010. It was a gift from my father to her years ago, she wanted me to have.
I adore them all and don’t like to save wearing them for just special occasions either, enjoying them every day, pairing them with non-precious but high impact statement jewellery. All jewellery makes me happy. I love a sparkle.
My love of jewellery actually started at a young age.
My Mum calls me a little magpie because as a little girl, I’d trawl through her jewellery boxes, stunned by her pieces, trying on rings, earrings and necklaces, enjoying my dress up time as a princess.
I still love to do it now when I visit!
One of my earliest memories as a child was creating a jewellery box at primary school, carefully gluing sequins on the top of it, deeming it the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen. I wish I’d kept it.
After all that, I’m sure you can guess what I’m hoping for this Christmas then can’t you?!
Diamond jewellery is the most perfect way to spoil yourself and/or your loved ones this Christmas (or on Valentine’s Day too)-hint, hint, I’m sending this post directly to my husband’s inbox-and I’ve teamed up with the stunningly beautiful online jewellery store, Blue Nile to share my holiday diamond gift guide to inspire you this season.
Contrary to belief, diamonds don’t have to be incredibly expensive, and what I love about Blue Nile is how their jewellery is not only exceptional quality but also great value too.
They offer free shipping on every order as well as expert guidance, education, and a 30-day return period, ensuring you choose the right pieces for yourself or your loved one.
So without further ado, here is my partnership with Blue Nile’s Holiday Jewellery Gift Guide:
There is nothing more elegant than a matching necklace and earring set in my opinion. This captivating trio with it’s unique and dazzling star shape, makes for a dreamy gift this Christmas.
Riviera Pavé Diamond Eternity Ring, from $980 (top ring)
I’ve fallen in love with this simply stunning eternity ring that under the $1000 dollar mark, won’t break the bank. A girl can have two eternity rings, right?!
Petite Diamond Hoop Earrings, $990 (middle set)
Earrings accentuate the face, drawing light towards you, softening your features and making you dazzle. Not to mention the glamour factor of precious stones. I simply adore these subtle yet beautiful hoop earrings (middle) which are available in both white and rose gold.
An eternity ring is a wonderful investment piece. This chic band (middle) makes the perfect ‘forever’ ring, a timeless piece to mark your eternal love.
Blue Nile Studio Scalloped Prong Diamond Eternity Ring, $8000 (on left).
This cheaper no less pretty eternity ring is a classically beautiful design anyone would be happy to unwrap on Christmas morning!
Curved Diamond Necklace, $1560 (first necklace)
Now for necklaces! Set off your décolletage with these exquisite curved beautiful. With 13 sparkling diamonds in the top piece, this elegant necklace is guaranteed to compliment any outfit and can be worn every single day.
Diamond stud earrings, from $179
One of my favourite things about Blue Nile is how they have such as an extensive range of diamond jewellery meaning there really is something for everyone. In particular, they offer a huge selection of diamond earrings in different sizes, cuts and arrangements at super prices. I would love some diamond studs for Valentine’s so these sparklers above are firmly on my wishlist.
Diamond Hoop Earrings, $2721.60
As a lady who loves her hoops, I’m besotted with these diamond hoop earrings which are available in both white and rose gold. Both please!
Long Serpentine Pendant, £189 (middle)
Made with sterling silver, this statement pendant is the perfect addition to your Little Black Dress this holiday season. Just beautiful! There are lots of Gifts Under £100 too.
For all you September-born ladies, adorn your earlobes with your stunning birthstone, Sapphire. Sappires always make me think of the Duchess of Cambridge and ooze class and sophistication.
Lapis Bar Necklace, $221.25
Another one for the September babies, Lapis is the month’s alternative birth stone and I love this eye-catching bar necklace made with the semi-precious gem.
If December is your birth month, make sure you treat yourself to this gorgeous tanzanite and diamond ring. After all it is your birthday (and Christmas too)!
Black Onyx Cushion Cocktail Ring, $296.25
The birthstone for Leos, this striking ring is the ideal gift for fashionistas this holiday season. Very Carrie Bradshaw!
February’s birthstone, this chic amethyst ring has a stunning, almost ethereal hue that will turn heads. I bought my Mum an Amethyst ring from a trip to LA years ago and she loves it so much, she wears it everyday.
So many beautiful pieces, so much choice!
Happy shopping and Merry Christmas!