I’m picky when it comes to jewellery and to make matters worse, my skin hates fakes. My earlobes can’t last half an hour in non-sterling. A confirmation that the luxury life chose me. (Ha I’m kidding, I wish).
I come armed (heh get it?) with Jewellery from Muru — a British brand that I would love for you to meet.
Muru is a London-based, designer jewellery brand. Each piece is unparalleled and reflects an aspiration such as love, protection or positivity. Real carats of high-quality silver and gold ensure no allergic reactions (tried and tested — Wong approved).
How to buy jewellery
I love jewellery with meaning — pieces that carry stories. One of my fondest memories are feeding elephants, and I have a nelly pendent from the Cambodian night market to remember that moment. The aim is to build a collection that lives with you for a long time. Look for connection, sparkle, and flaws that won’t annoy you later. I feel naked without my signature jewellery!
Focus on peculiar (this is different for everyone) shaped pendants, that has vibrant colour and tone. Don’t just buy into something because it’s a trend – if it doesn’t feel like you, then it’s not for you. I love symbolic charms; they’re a way of making pieces personal. Go with your first instinct and don’t second guess yourself.
Everyone has different affiliations with jewellery. It’s personal taste, and it’s perfectly fine to grow out of a piece too!
More often than not, you’ll get compliments on your jewellery, rather than your outfit. I’ve grown to realise how much difference it makes to your overall anaesthetic in terms of style.
I like to layer my dainty jewellery. When you stack and continue to add to your favourites over the years, you’ll see they all end up working together.
I tend to buy a long chain piece like this (16-18″) silver moon necklace to curve the frame for the second piece. For this look, I’ve layered with the (16″) shorter Gold Aphrodite Coin necklace underneath. Don’t let anyone tell you that it’s a sin to wear gold and silver at the same time; this should be thrown out of the rulebook when it comes to light jewellery.
I love a bit of matchy-matchy, and I picked this bracelet because I’m fascinated by the moon. Muru’s one represents ‘female influence’, and the coin represents love, so I feel like I’ve got a winning combination here.
I get my storage inspiration from the Japanese way of living. I read Marie Kondo’s book and wanted to embrace a system whereby I don’t have any excess items. I occasionally do an audit and sell off the things I haven’t worn in a year. As a lady on the go, I wanted the ease and accessibility. I did have a dangling jewellery stand at one point, but I found that it took up too much room on my desk.
I keep my jewellery neatly stored in my Muji tray, which I swear by as the best way to keep them maintained. I have my everyday essentials stored in a cushioned tray and the bulkier ones stored separately underneath.
A quick note before you dash off, I wanted to let you know that I’ve been taking a break from my little space on the internet. It’s been a (finally) fortunate summer for East Asian models which I’ll write about soon. But, I hope I didn’t I miss much?
If I did, feel free to comment below. I would love to hear from you. What have you been up to?