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A Week Of Sparkles

by Charlotte Town

 

Hello everyone, my name is Charlotte, I am a year 10 GCSE student and I have been lucky enough to spend a week of work experience with Justine. During this week I have been introduced to jewellery making, learnt about its aspects through the eyes of generation Z and have had my eyes opened to what it takes to make it big in this crazy industry.

 

Custom serpent wrap ring in sterling silver with black rhodium finish

 

At the start of the week I got to sit down with Justine and brainstorm ideas for future events. It was fascinating to see the progress of the planning and give my own ideas. I found it crazy how such amazing events can start with just a piece of paper and pen. After the main plan was complete we went location scouting and managed to find two ideal locations (paired with a few fancy outfits thanks to Bond Street To Your Street) and we were ready to start writing the invites. Event planning was one of my personal favourite activities because of the large portion of creative space you are given, including room to incorporate my love for all things arty!

 

Double Spiked x Labyrinth stack ring

 

Of course everyone knows that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, so what would a work experience week with Justine be without a trip to Hatton Garden to go diamond shopping? Hidden in the tall buildings of Hatton Garden are boxes and boxes of these sparkly gems. There was a large variety of colours that we chose from to fit Justine’s wild aesthetic. After our gem-studded adventure we met up with one of Justine’s talented team where I got to watch the first step in the design process and model making. It was exciting and inspiring not to mention top secret until it’s time for the new collection to be revealed. You lot are going to be in for a treat!

The wish list…my top 3 must haves!

Phoenix Rising Necklace made for bringing out your inner warrior. I find this statement necklace particularly eye-catching due to the highlights of silver in contrast with the dark shadowing, which gives the piece an edge unlike any other necklace I’ve seen. The spiked wings make the piece look as fierce as the customer rocking it.

 

Phoenix Rising Necklace

 

Super Spiked Ring made for the woman who fights her own battles. The juxtaposition between the sparkly diamonds and the vicious spikes makes this ring irresistible for any badass bride.

 

Super Spiked ring in 18ct white gold with diamonds

 

Ethereal earrings These dainty earrings can be dressed up or dressed down and are made to suit everyone. As a teen, I adore these earrings because of their versatility. They can look perfect paired with a dress or a pair of jeans.

 

Ethereal Earrings in 18ct yellow gold

 

I want to thank Justine for this amazing opportunity that I will never forget. I will forever be recommending her jewellery because every woman deserves to feel like a boss!

 

Playing dress up Bond Street To Your Street in Kent. Wearing Gucci glasses x Gucci leather bag