We’re trying out some weekend features on the blog and to kick off proceedings we’ve got something special for all you fellow magpies. Yes, we’re talking all things golden, sparkly and just a little bit tongue-in-cheek.
Alex Monroe is known for his much-loved and much-coveted bumble bee necklace – a cult-product of this English jewellery brand. Established in 1987, Alex set up his first studio in South London to make great quality, wearable jewellery, which was originally designed and well priced. Many years on, the demand for Alex’s jewellery is global – with waiting lists forming across the UK and Europe, and across the seas in Japan!
Alex’s inspiration, right from the beginning of his career has been to use nature as a metaphor or tool to pull out themes of nostalgia and Englishness, with the delicacy of a bygone age. Alex Monroe jewellery is very personal, the pieces often mean a great deal to the wearer, and Alex always designs with this is mind. The simple beauty of nature features throughout Alex’s collections, with his love of wildlife transcending into instantly wearable pieces, which are always right on-trend.
Bringing things right back around to our wedding venues there was a particular Alex Monroe collection that caught my eye, the new Beyond the Sea collection. This collection would be the perfect memento of your Coastal Cool wedding, whether as a gift for your Bridesmaids or as a token of love from your beau.
I’m particular loving the crabs…
Beyond The Sea
“Set sail for a long voyage across the ocean and discover this delicate, sentimental and at times humorous collection of jewellery – Beyond the Sea.
Billowing ships will guide you to your destination, but be sure to drop an anchor to keep you from drifting. Dive to the depths to discover Moby the whale, and the cheeky diamond-stealing crab, and unearth intricate treasures revealing charming engravings to a sweetheart left back on dry land. Take hold of the ship’s wheel to become the captain of your vessel, and let the swooping swallows guide you home…”
Shop the Collection
Totally adorable right…? Below is a little sample of the collection, if you spot something you love then click on the image to be taken to a detailed product review on the lovely Alex Monroe website.
Prices start at £126.00.
Happy Sunday shopping!