Now, you know us. We don’t write about anything unless we love it (and always declare it if we have a vested interest). And we both fell in love with the subject of today’s post: gorgeous handmade jewellery by Harry Rocks.
Why are we such fans? Pleased you asked…
1. The collection is, quite simply, fabulous. The necklaces warrant special mention (more of which below) but the earrings are well worth checking out (I have my eye on Ophelia). Oh, and have we mentioned the price point? This is affordable luxury. Initial necklaces cost from £60.
2. There’s a great story – and a great, creative woman – behind the company. It was founded in 2009 by Laura Rowan and named after her first son – and her childhood haunt ‘Old Harry Rocks’ in Dorset. I do love a good story.
3. Every piece is handmade – and therefore unique, which is precisely what you want when you’re buying personalised jewellery. Alex and I both have our children’s initials on a necklace (but you can also have initial bracelets) – and there are so very lovely. There is something very special about wearing your children’s initials – it’s like carrying them with you always. You can mix your metals and choose your disc size – so it’s truly your own. They’d make brilliant presents for best friends, bridesmaids, mums…
4. The lovely Laura has offered the lovely W&W readers a 15% discount until Sunday 13th December. Simply enter hte code wandw at the checkout. Hurry hurry – wave this under your loved one’s nose! (Or order for yourself.) Please note that Christmas orders must be placed by 10th December!
We had a little chat with Laura to learn more and get her expert view on wearing jewellery…
When and why did you set up Harry Rocks?
I spent over 10 years designing for the high street, and after having my first child decided it was time to set up on my own. This was nearly six years ago. I wanted to bridge the gap between commercial jewellery that doesn’t last, and high end jewellery. Jewellery that lasts the test of time that is made from durable and special materials, so you can wear every day, and it has a sentimental feel to it.
Can you ‘mix your metals’ when wearing jewellery?
I love to mix my metals. I especially love rose gold and silver together and mixing matt finishes with a high polish: a shiny silver disc next to a matt gold for example; or a gold outline of a heart or star on a silver disc…. It’s these touches which make my jewellery a little bit different and special.
What are you thoughts on how much jewellery to wear?
I used to be more of a earrings OR necklace kind of girl – but now I’m definitely more is better! I love the look of a lot of earring studs – like my mismatch earrings worn with my star studs and I never take off my entwined initials necklace with my children & husband’s initials. I love to layer necklaces of shorter and longer lengths together, mixing different metals and finishes, like my Fearne necklace.
Pineapple necklace, £45
Finally, what pieces of jewellery do you think every woman should own?