Firstly, I feel like I should give some sort of explanation for my lack of blog posts over the past few months, which simply comes down to me being really busy with university deadlines and working. However, I had such an exciting day out this week that I felt it seriously warranted my time writing about!
For those of you who don’t know, as well as attending University, I work part time in a Jewellers. Since I started working there I have developed an obsession with jewellery (only natural right?) So when one of the girls who used to work at the same jewellers invited my friend and I to the sample sale for Monica Vinader, how could I say no?
Monica Vinader is quickly becoming one of the cult jewellery brands in the UK, with a HUGE celebrity following… including Kate Middleton! The bracelets average around the price of £195 and are made in sterling silver and are then plated in Yellow or Rose gold vermeil. All of their designs are BEAUTIFUL, they are really modern and just easy to wear everyday.
Now I have been to one of their sample sales previously, but we didn’t realise how busy it was going to be and ending up queuing for hours. So this year we went prepared, arriving much earlier to secure a spot in the queue! It was organised a lot better than the previous one we attended, with all the collections sectioned out meaning it was really easy to locate what you were looking for. However, due to the popularity we were only given 45 minute time slots. My top tip if you are ever going to a sample sale would be to go knowing what it is you want – otherwise it can be really overwhelming and you can end up regretting not buying things!!
Now on to what I brought! Due to being previously I already had the iconic Fiji chain bracelets in the 3 colours, so I wanted some different pieces this year. I got:
Baja chain bracelet in Silver, with grey agate, RRP £190
Baja chain bracelet in Yellow Gold Vermeil, with white chalcedony, RRP £210
Rose Quartz and Diamond pear shaped studs in Rose Gold Vermeil, RRP £290
So full price my jewellery would have totalled to over £800, and at the sample sale I got it for… £160!! This is due to some of the pieces having very small engravings, or being slightly marked in some way!
I made the most of the event, buying stuff for friends as well as the pieces I wanted for myself. I am definitely going to try and get myself to more of these sales as I love spending the day in London pretending I’m a lady that lunches!