I was recently sent some gorgeous jewellery from the lovely people at Lily Charmed* who contacted me to see if I would be interested in reviewing some pieces from their silver polished collection which is officially launched today! Lily Charmed was launched in 2011 by Marcus Pearce and Lucy Lee, and named after Marcus' charming daughter, Lily. They specialise in creating personalised pieces which have more thought and sentiment than pieces you can buy off the shelf.
When you visit the website you are given the option to create your own necklace or bracelet or choose one which is ready made. I went with the create your own option as making it fully customisable is much more fun and unique. I chose a 45cm sterling silver necklace to start with and then added a singular silver key charm. Lily Charmed love that every gift is personalised for the recipient and this is very true in my case. For those of you who don't know, I got married two years ago and changed my surname to Keyes, on our wedding day my parents gave us a pair of silver decorative keys which now hang on the end of our bed and ever since then I have collected little trinkets with keys on including, cushions, mugs and even my diary - so when I saw the key charm I knew I had to choose it! I also chose the wishbone charm in silver. The thought behind this charm was it never hurts to wish and aspire for things and when I look at this it will remind me to keep pushing to achieve my dreams.
You can add multiple charms to the same necklace or keep them separate, you can also purchase the charms individually so if you have a friend or relative who is building their collection you can add to it at any time. I personally like one charm to a necklace as I don't like things too busy but the beauty of these is that you can add as little or as many as you like. Each charm is also available in two finishes, matte and polished. Mine are both in the polished finish, which I think gives them that little extra sparkle!
When my package arrived the next day, I was definitely impressed! When I pulled them out from the envelope I couldn't help but think aww they're so cute! I almost didn't want to open them. The box is a wonderful idea to store the necklace, (and the neat freak inside me thinks they stack really nicely!) inside there is a message card which frames the charm you choose and also shares the meaning behind your gift. I thought the message which was written on my card was very thoughtful and the personalisation was a very nice touch. You can change the colour of the insert card as there are several colours available although I think the teal is nice as it matches the colour of the Lily Charmed logo (another neat freak quirk!).
The price of the products varies with each different necklace, bracelet and charm combination but every design is affordable and would make a fantastic gift for a friend or loved one. I'm going to have to hint to hubby for a few more I've got my eye on!
Have you heard of Lily Charmed before? What do you think to their pieces?