This month I’ve contributed to Vintage Life – the glossy super glam magazine, full of vintage style. My feature sees me write about my Fiancé, Tom, and I making our own wedding rings, which we did with Nicola Hurst Design Jewellery, Plymouth, who offers wedding ring workshops. It was a brilliant experience, which I’d highly recommend. Take a look at my feature below and pick up a copy of Vintage Life in WHSmith.
There’s not long now until I’m no longer Rachael D’Cruze, but Mrs Sharpe! I’ve been enjoying planning my wedding and writing about the process in my column for Unique Bride Magazine. Here’s this month’s instalment, published in Issue 6 which is available to buy in WH Smith now.
Planning on crowning your wedding gown with a covetable treasure from a beautiful bygone age? Good choice: there is something wonderful about wearing a piece of jewellery with a story – and shaping its next chapter.
This month I had the enviable task of writing a complete guide to vintage wedding jewellery for WED magazine – it was the most enjoyable wedding-realated feature I’ve written to date, and not just because it involved looking at lots of lovely sparkly jewes! In the feature I explain the difference between vintage, antique, estate and heirloom jewellery, as well as how to age rings, provide questions to ask when buying vintage and teach all about the hidden meanings of vintage jewellery. Did you know diamonds symbolise consistency, hence there use for engagement rings, coral was said to protect against evil, rubies mean passion, amethyst’s signify devotion, emeralds show hope and pearls symbolise tears? Fascinating!