Bracelets with meaning..

And by meaning I mean with actual words. Pepping you up during the day. Usually, I would hate something like this, deeming it a little too kitch. However, when my colleague gave me a farewell present of a gold bracelet with the words, “The best is yet to come” I was really touched and I now always wear it when I have an interview. I can hear her saying it to me when I look at it. Which may seem daft, but on days where you are sure your next move is to the London sidewalk with a cardboard box, a blanket and a sign saying, “Will clean jewellery for food”, it’s like a mini pep talk that goes on between my wrist and I.

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I couldn’t find my one but is seems that there are many available. How lovely and perfect for stacking! R130.

Found at Sass Diva there are plenty with many different messages on them. They are not too “in your face” and perfect for giving to a girlfriend for a birthday or as a surprise gift.

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This one is also cute with the words, Hope, Love, Dream, Laugh, Believe on it.

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And they are also available in silver. Nice.

So if you are looking for a great present, visit Sass Diva here or follow them on Facebook here (all pictures are from here), Twitter @SassDivaSA and Pinterest here. Their social media is amazing and following them ensures that you are not only going to get updates about their latest jewellery and sales, but also cute and motivational posts. I’m not gushing, I just find that following a page on Facebook invariably leads to frustration when they post about the same thing all the time and include irrelevant posts. Anyway, rant over. You may go and follow now 🙂

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Stack it up!

So a trend I stumbled upon seems is to be the art of stacking.. What’s that you may ask? Don’t worry the only meanings of stack I knew were that of stacking dishes after washing them (a pet hate of mine. If you want me in a bad mood instantly, ask me to wash dishes. Spoiled brat I know)  or the huge stack of papers piling up on my desk at work. So negative connotations mostly.. But stacking in jewellery terms is only beautiful!

How amazingly gorgeous and lovely?

How amazingly gorgeous and lovely?

a whole bundle and jumble.. (source)

a whole bundle and jumble.. (source)

My favourite part of this whole trend is the fact that anything goes. So you can wear a super expensive piece next to something that you bought at China Town for R5. Gold, silver, leather, plastic are all being worn together. But it’s not just bracelets that are being worn as stacks.. Rings are being included too (which always makes me happy. I am a complete sucker for rings).

pretty stackable gold rings (source)

pretty stackable gold rings (source)

how utterly stunning? (source)

how utterly stunning? (source)

Tad bit bling for my liking but could look awesome with an LBD (source)

Tad bit bling for my liking but could look awesome with an LBD (source)

I could literally go on for years posting pictures of stacks that I find absolutely gorgeous. So here are a few more pictures (because I know you want to see them but I also know, like me you want to get your grubby mitts on them!) from South African retailers.

These are from Sass Diva and are R160 for the entire stack.

These are from Sass Diva and are R160 for the entire stack.

Also from Sass Diva and costs R175. I quite like the blue skull hanging off..

Also from Sass Diva and costs R175. I quite like the blue skull hanging off, it is a blue skull right? Or is it just a funny shaped stone?

Otherwise you don’t have to buy an entire stack. Just make your own!

From Woolworths and costs R59.95

From Woolworths and costs R59.95

This Joya wrap is beautiful and is R95.00

This Joya wrap is beautiful and is R95.00

For only R75 this is a MUST in your bracelet stack. (Sass Diva)

For only R75 this is a MUST in your bracelet stack. (Sass Diva)

And then the rings.. Aaah the rings. I may go and blow my weekly food budget on all of these babies..

These are from Woolworths, only R69.95.

These are from Woolworths, only R69.95

Also Woolworths and this is a bargain - 9 stack rings for only R89.95! Yes please..

Also Woolworths and this is a bargain – 9 stack rings for only R89.95! Yes please..

This is from Mr Price for only R29.99

This is from Mr Price for only R29.99

Also Mr Price and these are going for R39.95.

Also Mr Price and these are going for R39.95.

A shiny stack ring R199 available from the del Coursey Collection.

A shiny stack ring R199 available from the del Coursey Collection.

And there you have it girls – collect, stack, do what you need to do so we can all start looking like walking Pinterest boards 😉