If you splashed out on statement jewellery for AW13/14, you’re sorted for the summer. New York, London, Paris and Milan Fashion Week catwalks were packed with statement pieces from all the top designers. Jewellery has the advantage of being able to perfectly pull together an outfit and add a special twist even to standard basics. Buying the right accessories can immediately update your seasonal wardrobe, so don’t hesitate to start planning your SS14 must-have collection.
Alexandrite is a rare variety of Chrysoberyl. Alexandrite was discovered near Ekaterinburg in the Ural Mountains in Russia in 1830, and was named after Alexander II. Other sources now include Sri Lanka, Burma, Brazil, Zimbabwe, Madagascar and North America. The important feature of Alexandrite which makes it highly unusual and collectable amongst gemstones is its strong color change when viewed in different lights. Many other stones show a similar property, but nowhere as strongly, and not with such highly contrasting colors.