All you need is a touch of sparkle!
For some reason or another, the festive period seems to be the main time of year that we think about jewellery. Whether it's present ideas, dressing up for a seasonal celebration, Christmastime proposals or simply a craving for something sparkly, it's clear that now is the time to invest in those special pieces that for the rest of the year might not cross our minds.
But when it comes to party dressing, it's best to not leave jewellery as an afterthought. The right necklace or earring can totally transform an outfit and is the perfect way to make that little black dress you've been wearing every Christmas feel a little more special.
Gone are the days we can get away with cheap jewellery that turn our ears/neck/fingers green. We now look for affordable, quality pieces that are still fun and quirky. Whether statement or minimalist pieces, we’re always on the hunt for chic accessories to give our looks an edge.
With more and more cool, new jewellery brands popping up, it can be all too easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of options out there in the world of jewellery, but there's one place that has recently appeared on our radar as an unexpected saviour for all things shiny: Oscar Graves.
Pearse Curran, Oscar Graves' main man (Creative Director), is here to make a bold jewellery statement of his own. Oscar Graves fine jewellery is “Born in Dublin” and just like Dublin, the pieces are distinct, stylish, daring, slightly dark and a bit bold.
If you're not sure where to start, we've done the hard work for you and offered-up six failsafe pieces that we always turn to.
There's something for everyone—from colour statement buys that will look amazing with this season's '80s-inspired party dresses to classic hoops that minimalists will just die for.
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Grey Riot Ring, €249, Oscar Graves
No earring goes with so much as the hoop earring. Opt for a plain style in your go-to metal hue for maximum wear potential.
Sterling Silver Hoopla Hoop Earrings, €99, Oscar Graves
Plunging and high-necklines alike will benefit from the company of a long necklace. Look for styles that sit just above or just below your bra-line.
Sterling Silver Drop Lariat With 14ct Gold Plating, €149, Oscar Graves
Be it a pair of classic drop earrings or a more directional necklace, freshwater pearls in any which way are a staple in any grown-up's jewellery wrap. Trust us, invest now and you'll wear them for the rest of your life.
Solid 9ct Gold Pearl Hoops, €149, Oscar Graves
Nothing looks quite as effortless as a white cotton shirt worn unbuttoned at the collar with a gold necklace peeking through. Invest in one and we guarantee you'll wear it every season for the foreseeable.
Gold Sunrise Pendant, €215, Oscar Graves
Sterling Silver Curve Crawler Earrings,€99, Oscar Graves
So, just in case you wake up tomorrow and there are shockingly not six figures sitting in your bank account but your lust for sparkle just won't shake - then we've got some pretty good news. We've teamed up with Oscar Graves to give one lucky Irish Tatler reader the chance to win a €250 voucher so that you can shine all Christmas long.
This competition is now closed.