Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Letters After My Name

As this goes live, I'll be on my way to sunny North Wales. Tomorrow marks the end of the 4 years of study it took to make me Chloe Likes To Talk BA Hons. Graduation. Don't worry, pictures of me looking suitably stupid in my board and gown are sure the be up soon.

In the meantime, remember I've been telling you I have something special to show you? Well it's here. I went to collect it yesterday...

From the jeweller....
Another little clue....

Shaun Leane
Shaun Leane is a jeweller and well known for a strong collaboration with Alexander McQueen as well as Shaun Leane Jewellery, launched in 1999.

I already own one beautiful ring, which was bought with money given to me for my 21st, you might remember it from here

Well say hello to my latest piece from Shaun Leane

In the box

From the front

On me

From behind
This is the silver Blackthorn Ring from the Blackthorn collection (which you can see on the website here). You might remember it from Chloe Likes ...

A reader of Chloe Likes To Talk, my mum saw the Blackthorn Ring and suggested that it would make a good combined present for graduation and my birthday (although we graduate tomorrow, I got my results on June 3rd, which was also my birthday). She thought right. I love the ring, and at £265 it was something I'd be unlikely to buy myself at the moment. I also think jewellery makes a great present for occasions or birthdays because it lasts and can hold a wealth of memories but you can wear it as opposed to something that forever sits on a shelf or behind glass.

So a big thank you goes to my very lovely and thoughtful mum. She's pretty amazing with most things, but in particular at finding great gifts and this is no exception. It's beautiful and she was just as excited as I was when I was finally able to pick it up yesterday morning.

Shaun Leane is available to buy online as well as from various jewellers. I chose to purchase mine from the local branch of Wave Jewellery (they also have branches in London, Windermere, Lancaster and Manchester) because I have used them before, including when I purchased my other Shaun Lean Ring

Shaun Leane Ring from Cherry Blossom collection
One reason in particular for choosing to go to the jeweller is sizing. My ring size is bang in the middle of the Shaun Leane "Medium" and "Large" and I wanted to get it fitted completely right. This turned out to be a touch more complex than expected but I've been really impressed with the lengths gone to, to ensure that I got the best possible fit and that I had my ring in time for graduation tomorrow as it is a gift for the occasion.

I hope you love this as much as I do and I can't wait to wear it tomorrow, alongside my board and gown.
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