I’ve never really been much of a jewellery girl.
I never longed to have my ears pierced so that I could drape them in earrings.
I never dreamed of a day where I would forevermore wear a ring on my finger.
I never wondered when I would be given a ‘little blue box’.
Apart from a completely adorable tabby cat cameo necklace and a plastic koala themed wrist-watch (featuring Belinda, one of the Dreamworld koala mascots) which I wore often as a child (and which I still have tucked away), for me jewellery often seemed like an unimportant addition to an already bewildering decision-making process of what to wear. So in recent years I’ve been making a real effort to focus more attention on all that that glitters and glistens.
Now given that I’m a relative late-comer to the world of jewellery I feel that I’ve had time to reflect on the range of jewellery that is on the market and the variety of brands and manufacturers which are known, and not-so-well-known. Sure there is a certain kind of appeal to be found in the major jewellery houses such as Tiffany, Cartier and Bulgari – but sometimes I find that I crave something more individual and more unique. While I have nothing at all against the larger jewellery brands, I do dislike the wearing of a brand simply for brand sake. And I do love to support local artisans wherever I can…
…enter the classically elegant and eternally stylish world of ‘House of Baulch’.
Sometimes I love a jewellery label so much that I wished I owned every single piece in every single collection, and this pretty much sums up how I feel about the Melbourne born-and-bred House of Baulch. The jewellery collections of this brand range from pretty, delicately feminine pieces to more jaw-droppingly dramatic statement pieces. I love the old-world charm of the brand which at the same time seems to reference modern style. The decorative nod to Art Deco is also much appreciated.
While items can be purchased online direct from House of Baulch, I picked up this beautiful Jumbo Bling Chain bracelet from one of my favourite online stores, Birdmotel. There is also a matching Jumbo Bling Neck Chain available, which I’m yet to buy (so don’t you go and buy them all up before I have a chance to grab one…as that would just make me sad).