While my wrists are normally adorned with festival bands, bracelets and ribbons, I'm not a big jewellery wearer. I struggle to find classic, statement pieces that are timeless yet wearable. Both my 18th and 21st birthdays were spent wandering from Harrods to Harvey Nics to Selfridges trying to find something that jumped out and was special; and that moreover, wasn't Links.
These days it is just as much about statement accessories as it is about a killer dress or suit. With seasonal changing trends a piece of jewellery or a statement accessory, that is timeless enough to work across seasons and be simultaneously wearable is a rare find. A few weeks ago, I came across Union. Situated in the Brighton South Lanes, the store is not only filled with incredible pieces, gorgeous accessories and lovely staff but the collection is indeed wearable. And most certainly statement. These are the kind of pieces that would make a Little Black Dress.
The shop has been renovated with vintage display cabinets and props and product images are dotted about on the walls. Minimalistic and yet inviting its difficult to know where to look first!
Union says: A real statement piece, it combines Miquella's signature silk-wrapped crystal chain and chunky knot design. We love this necklace worn with a T-shirt, skinny jeans and your best leather jacket.
and Emerald choker|
Union says: Hand woven violet, emerald and gold plated galvanised glass bead choker. This colour-popping creation is guaranteed to add glamour to any autumn/winter outfit.
Union says: The Gina Twist Blue cuff screams extravagance and style whether worn on it's own or stacked up with other cuffs. Featuring blue satin cord, 24 carat rose gold plated chain and Bex Rox engraved magnetic clasp.
Union and their incredible pieces - I really do want them all - were one of the designers at the Sussex Fashion Soc Charity Fashion Show in November of last year and I could't resist sharing these gorgeous shots with you.
The brand was only established in 2011 and I think it's definitely one to watch! Especially when I finally manage to get away from student budgets and into the 'real' world...
You can see more of the pieces on the Union website - www.unionjewellery.co.uk - or alternatively visit the store on Union Street in the South Lanes, Brighton.