Sparkle doesn't have to cost as much as you think

 I love accessories. Bracelets, rings, necklaces, earrings, all different styles and all different prices. I especially love sparkle, and over the years, I have become a big fan of Swarovski. The pieces I have are so elegant, so unique and very affordable. 

The brand was founded in 1895 in Austria and they specialise in high quality crystal items not only for us to wear, but to glam up our homes to (must get round to looking at some of these). The company has grown into a global icon and among their numerous shops all over the UK, there are boutiques and outlets that also sell their beautiful products, as well as online. I have chosen two of my favourite pieces today. They are both very different in style, but I feel have a WOW factor whenever I wear them.

To begin, I have this stunning clasp bracelet. The embossed pattern is only on one side of the bracelet, of the famous swan split into four separate images. Then the clear crystal stones used an outline which catch the light and lift the matt and shine pattern. It is opened and closed by using the clasp, which once clicked together, feels safe and secure on the wrist, a real feeling of great workmanship. Inside, the metal is shined to perfection and the clasp adorns the Swarovski logo. The only downside is that there is no adjustment with this bracelet, but I have never needed to and my wrists are quite slim.  
The bracelet was presented in a solid box as well as being wrapped in a soft cotton drawstring bag to protect the item. I love the weight, it feels and looks very expensive and sparkles in a very confident way. This accessory would be perfect worn out to dinner with your beau or best friends, it's a real eye catcher and it will be in my collection for many years to come. 
So moving onto piece number two. I have only recently bought this item from my local Swarovski shop. The cuff is light and easy to wear, either in the day or evening, a completely different and more pliable item to the one above. It is embellished with stunning crystals on every strand of fabric, which catch the light at every opportunity. It can be adjusted to a tighter fitting by using the press studs, covered by four clear crystals. I think this bracelet is really on trend and I love the universal colour and lightweight feel of this one, but they do come in some amazing variations, so there would be one for any occasion or outfit! I find if I wear a bold colour on my nails, either a cheerful coral or vampy red, the bracelet's character really comes through. I'm looking forward to the Summer so I can throw it on and enjoy it sparkling in the sunshine! 
I have some really nice pieces of jewelry from this brand, and I have not been disappointed with any of them. I especially love the fact that although Swarovski is so famous across the world, they are still family run and you can see this in each piece. 

Storage is key for all precious items, and if possible keeping them in their original box and away from extremes of temperature and light will ensure the longevity of your jewelry. 

Thank you for reading, have a great day!

Ally x

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