Rings are back for this spring but unlike the chunky glass rings of last summer, these are Gothic and elaborate yet have a beautiful 'Victoriana' femininity about them. Pastels are one of the strongest fashion looks for spring, as well as nails, and these rings are the perfect accessory.
Our favourites include Michal Negrin Cream Vintage Rose Crystal Ring, with it's pretty rose design surrounded by colour shaded Swarovski crystals, and Vintage Rose Lace Effect Ring, embedded with enamel and surrounded by pretty milky green Swarovski crystals. Ollipop's stunning bronze and enamel Crystal Mermaid Ring, is set with tiny iridescent Swarovski crystals, and Iridescent Blue Bumble Bee Ring, is set with the sparkliest colour changing crystal stones.
So pile the rings on this spring, and if, like in the beautiful picture above, you want to match your nails to your jewellery, you can choose from over 100 shades of nail polish at Priti NYC, who have the prettiest pastels all of which are non-toxic and long lasting.
Red is for... winter jewels. It's creeping up to the end of January, with another couple of potentially bleak months ahead, but it doesn't all have to be doom and gloom. Red is the perfect shade for winter. Yes, it's festive but it's also full of the promise of good things to come: red roses, strawberries, homemade raspberry jam, ripened tomatoes, and of course, red hearts for your Valentine.
One of our favourites, Askew London's Art Deco red paddle clip-on earrings, are set with original red ribbed glass stones, as well as tiny jet black and crystal seed glass stones. Konplott's 'Blood Bite' collection, a stunning selection of necklaces and earrings created from resin flowers and red Swarovski crystals is also beautiful. If you prefer something a little more 'ethnic' that will take you right through to summer, Trousseau hand carved red agate earrings are perfect.
Rings are one of the big 'fashion' trends for 2014, so if you fancy flashing a splash of colour, Ollipop's large bronze filigree red resin glass ring or Konplott's 'Blood Bite' large red crystal ring are both real head turners.
So it may be a month of wellingtons and umbrellas, but we're not going to let the English winter dampen our spirits with these beautiful red jewels to cheer us up.