In this feature, fellow horserider and qualified jewellery designer Sylvia Kerr shares her top tips for looking on trend…
Choose Contemporary Over Classic
Choose a piece of jewellery that has the essence of equestrianism but is designed with a contemporary feel. Traditionally equestrian jewellery could look a bit gimmicky or old fashioned, so we’ve worked hard to create pieces that don’t automatically scream ‘horses’, but when you look more closely, you can see the beautiful detail, such as a classic stirrup iron and leather strap. Equestrian jewellery should be simple in design but not so obvious it hits you in the face on your initial glance.
Mix It Up
Wearing your equestrian jewellery with other pieces of jewellery can work really nicely as a story. Our collections have all been designed to work together, so the non-equestrian pieces still sit beautifully with the stronger equine influenced pieces. If you are working on a tight budget, then choose one bold statement piece of jewellery that has that ‘wow’ factor.
Avoid The Clichés
We’ve seen a lot of fox heads, riding helmets and horses with flowing manes featured within equine jewellery design but if you are looking for jewellery that won’t look dated or mainstream choose something a little more unique in its design.
Quality Over Quantity
If you are looking for a beautiful piece of equestrian inspired jewellery that will stand the test of time, take a closer look at the metal, design and finish. A mass produced piece of jewellery might be cheap to buy initially, but it won’t have the same finish or represent the same quality as a piece which is handmade, and then quality checked, again before sending out to the customer. When you think about how many times you’ll wear that item, investing in quality is worth the extra, especially if you plan to wear a lot.
Stamp Of Approval
If you are buying jewellery online, always look out for the Assay Assured Stamp, this ensures what you see online is what you are going to receive. Beautifully photographed items can look stunning online, but you may be disappointed by the quality, look and even weight of the piece once you get it in your hand. As an Assay Assured Jewellery Retailer, we have been independently verified, so you know what you see is what you get!