20 December 2015

Shine Bright Like A Diamond: Gemporia Wishlist & Sapphire Love

We're beautiful like diamonds in the sky. Thanks for your wisdom and a fab metaphor, Riri. It might be a shocker but I don't agree that diamonds are girl's best friends. That role is much better "performed" by your mum/dad, your husband/fiance/boyfriend, your bestie or even your cat :) However, I do love diamonds. When that SPECIAL piece of jewelry finds you (yes, it totally finds you, and not vice versa), you just know it will stick around for a long time. I am not talking about cute little stacking sets of bijouterie rings or that 2kg statement necklace we all own. It was bought, loved, forgotten or eventually lost. But this post will be about something that lasts, something that matters and stays. Gemstones with a meaning, diamonds with a history, masterpieces which are passed on from generation to generation. On top of that, I have this unexplainable affection towards sapphires. Let's explore all the goodness ;)

I have never been a massive jewelry wearer. Growing up in Ukraine, I would see many girls / women showing off their entire ring collection on a daily basis (think Phoebe from "Friends"), and I would always find it a bit too much. Not that I didn't have what to "show off" and was jelly (I never get jealous, there's no limitation to anyone's level of happiness). Give me anything dainty and neat, and I am a happy bunny. Even though I do own a few fab statement necklaces, I've simply always been a girl who loves minimalism when it comes to jewelry. Dainty necklaces, delicate earrings, neat bracelets and no rings. Before you might go "huh?!", I must say I am extremely particular when it comes to rings. The only rings I wear 24/7 are my engagement and wedding ring. It goes without saying - they are very special and so gorgeous (hubby has done well picking them out on his own). However, there are one-of-a-kind pieces that can easily be added to my favourite set and even make a statement on their own.
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How beautiful are these rings all together and each one of them individually. So whenever lovely representative from Gemporia contacted me and asked me to take a look at their website, I knew right away that I would like to write a post on it and share with you lovelies. These are the jewelry pieces that I would put on my wishlist without giving it a second thought. 
1. Olive Leaf Diamond Sterling Silver Ring (£43): this beautiful and delicate ring has 18 tiny 0.04-0.07Cts diamonds inside those rain drop shapes. It also has a thin band so if you like dainty little pieces, this might be the right pick.
2. Larimar Sterling Silver Ring (£43): dim turquoise Larimar stone is just so mesmerizing. It's got a lovely oval shape and it reminds me of the clouds rushing across the clear skies on a bright spring day :) I'm that cheesy and romantic.
3. Mawi Kunzite Midas Ring (£29): that's quite a mouthful to pronounce. I love this stunning nearly-colourless-pale-pink kunzite gemstone! Plus, a rose gold band just finishes it off so well. Rose gold any day, please.
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Now let's move on to bigger rings which I wouldn't be "flashing" at the office but would definitely wear when we go out or on a special occasion. These three are so different from one another, yet if you asked me what my favourite one would be, I wouldn't be able to choose.
4. Siberian Dendrite Quartz Sterling Silver Aryonna Ring (£43): dendrite is known to produce these frost-like patterns, and aren't they pretty. I love this "vintage" feel to it with the unique design. Gorg statement ring!
5. Bi-colour Fluorite Sterling Silver Ring (£53): welcome to a whole new level of colour combination. This is not one of those "optic illusion"-colour-changing pieces. It literally has two colours fused together by nature. Stunning...
6. Baltic Green Amber Sterling Silver Ring (£29): how gorgeous is this deep cloudy amber green with an intricate pattern. I also really like a lovely design framing the stone. It's last on my list but so not least (some word play!).
And now the dessert... Here's the little example of that "sapphire love" I mentioned in the title of this post. Gemporia kindly offered me to pick any jewelry piece to review. I went for this stunning Blue Sapphire & Diamond Sterling Silver Ring* which I can't get enough of. I got it in size 'P to Q' as I am going to be wearing it on my middle finger. It's a bit roomy (I have super thin fingers) but it doesn't bother me and it's nothing I can work with. It comes with a handy little ring belt which helps you to measure the size of your fingers (yay for for future purchases). They offer a wide selection of stunning pieces: rings, bracelets, earrings, necklaces... I could spend hours browsing all the beauty. But I am obsessed with sapphires for no particular reason. I just think it is such a classy and gorgeous stone. Plus, this little beauty totally reminds me of a teeny-tiny (size and carat-wise) version of Kate Middleton's engagement ring. Stunning, elegant, class in every milimetre. Even though I don't believe that a certain gem or a crystal has a meaning behind it, I do agree that sapphire is definitely a royal stone. Yay to channeling your inner princess :D 

I hope you enjoyed this post and my first (but definitely not last) wishlist.
It was so much fun putting it together and I made sure to pick the most gorgeous pieces (in my opinion), 
yet affordable ones because who wants to break the bank for jewelry - 
unless you are buying an engagement ring - then PLEASE go big! ;)

(Little) Disclaimer:
I wanted to let you know that I would never write about a product I don't believe in or dislike. If you have been following me for a while now, you probably know it without me saying it. Plus, you might remember my thoughts on the issue in the Essena post I wrote. Therefore, I say NO to a number of collab requests. My blog is my "baby" and you guys are my friends who I respect and value. Therefore, I will never feature a brand I have no faith in. As simple as that. I will always speak out the truth and share my honest opinion. So if in the future you see me working with brands on my blog, those would be the ones I'd picked VERY carefully and thoughtfully. Out of the respect to you and to myself. A blog post on this matter is coming very soon ;) I will make sure it's informative and helpful.
Other than that, are you excited about Christmas? 
I absolutely cannot wait!! Eeeek!

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Leave a comment and let me know if you liked any of my picks and my little wishlist.
What jewelry do you like to wear? Are you more of a big-statement-piece girl or dainty-delicate Ms?
Do you have a favourite gemstone 
(apart from diamonds, please tell me you love diamonds lol)?
Unrelated - are you ready for Christmas? :)
Happy holidays, loves!
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  1. Шикарный wishlist! №5 просто волшебное!

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    1. Спасибо, солнце!)) Мне тоже 5-е оооочень нравится ;)
      xox

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  2. Ohh girl just look at all that BLING!! :D Love your picks! Like yourself, I've never been much of a jewellery wearer, but I do have a few pieces that I truly cherish. I'm more into delicate, subtle jewellery pieces rather than big, heavy statement necklaces etc. And just like you, I ADORE sapphires. My boyfriend got me a little sapphire necklace last Christmas, and it is honestly the most beautiful thing ever! <3 I don't get many opportunities to wear it but I love looking at it. I adore the ring you picked, you got really good taste girl!!! It's so classy and delicate, and the sapphire is just soooo gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing, lovely! <3

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. We are so alike, hon! :) Aren't sapphires just sooo gorgeous. There's just something about that stone. I'm sure you love that necklace so much. It's extra special when it's from a special someone ;)
      Thanks for a lovely feedback, sweetie. Glad you loved my picks when it comes to rings. I am glad though I chose a dainty and simple sapphire stone one. Much love your way, Kay <3
      xox

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  3. This ring look so beautiful and the perfect festive accessory for Christmas!:D

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    1. Thanks, girlie. Definitely agree with you <3
      It's nice to add a sparkly touch to the Christmas outfit.
      xox

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  4. This ring is so beautiful !!
    Loubna x
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  5. Ahh I was having issues posting this comment correctly, sorry about the deleted comments previously! I love all your picks here, especially that gorgeous sapphire ring! I love changing my look up with jewelry :) Great picks!
    xo Kiki
    http://colormekiki.com/

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    1. It's ok, hon. No prob :)
      Thanks for trying again and again, babe. I really love this dainty ring so much <3
      Really appreciate your feedback, hon!
      xox

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  6. Wow, these rings are gorgeous! I'm only recently starting to wear more jewelry (rings specifically), but it's a hard time remembering to put them on haha. I really like the 2nd and 5th ring; they are my favorites, but the ring you chose is super pretty! I love that the blue is so bright. Awesome picks, Nadia :)

    Sam | http://mybeautycloud.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Samantha :) I completely understand how you feel. Whenever I decided I wanted to wear more bracelets (such a random decision lol), I always forgot to put one on in the morning haha! Glad you liked my picks, girlie. I also really like the one I picked <3 Hope you are having a fab week!
      xox

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  7. I love this ring, the sapphire is so beautiful! I'm more of a dainty pieces girl too, although I do like mixing it up sometimes :)

    Velvet Blush

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    1. Same here, girlie. I love my minimalistic pieces so much. However, it's nice to add statement jewelry on a special occasion ;)
      xox

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  8. I love gem stones so much, my favourites are ruby and amber. Amber is amazing as each bit is different and I've always wanted to get a piece with a fly or insect inside!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. I've read about amber and it does come with insects in them - how crazy is that :) It's such a beautiful stone, the colour & the pattern is so unique with each piece.
      xox

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  9. Я обожаю кольца:)) Очень понравился номер 3 и 5... и ещё 6) Хотя чего уж там, все классные)))

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  10. I'm a blue anything girl and that ring is beautiful!!!! Very delicate and elegant! The flourite ring is also very pretty!!


    Macarons and Mischief

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  11. Pretty rings Nadia. They all look really unique. Gemma xx
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  12. My favorite stone is a ruby or (more affordable) a garnet. But I don't really wear much jewelry on a daily basis, only my wedding band and maybe a necklace or some ear studs.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  13. Nadia, that ring is just fab! I love it!
    I'm a jewelry wearer and I've always been. I tipically wear 6 rings (I've lost one of them pretty recently, though) because they all simbolise something for me (I wear my grandma's engagement and wedding ring, a little one that belonged to my father when he was little, the one that my mum bought me when I was born, a thumb one that my brother gave me for my birthday and a little ring that I bought with two friends to celebrate out first month in a exchange programme).
    I loved all the rings you showed, but the last one with the saphire has to be my favourite! I love saphires (I mean, they're blue and shiny, what else can you ask for?) and the ring itself is really danty and girly.
    I hope you have a great week, hon. Lots of kisses and tight hugs! xx

    Sel♥
    selenaponcestyle.blogspot.com.es

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  14. The ring looks gorgeous babe! I love it :) Reminds of Kate Middleton's engagement ring hihi :)
    But keepers, I don't know if I have a fave gemstone. I've never really thought about it! I've got diamonds on my wedding ring, and yes I love them very much indeed. Maybe rose quartz. It's so pretty and sweet!
    I don't wear much jewelry myself either. I usually wear little earrings, my engagement and wedding rings. and maybe if I'm feeling festive a necklace too. Hehe :D
    Loved this post babe! Hope your week has started well <3
    Emma xxx

    www.wellemma.com

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  15. That ring is so beautiful! It reminds me of Rose's Necklace from The Titanic movie :-)

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  16. Ohhh la la!!! What beautiful rings you've chosen lovely lady!! My fave would have to be the stunning sapphire ring you chose, my gosh it's just beautiful!! I'm looking forward to checking out the Gemporia website now! I just wear two gold fine rings everyday, they are so easy to wear and don't get in the way of anything. I am excited to get a big rock for an engagement ring one day though ;)! Congrats on the collab too lovely!! Xxx

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  17. That ring is gorgeous
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  18. I am the same way! I'm not a big jewelry person, and the only ring I do wear is my wedding ring. I love that ring! I hope you have a great Christmas! xx
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  19. Sometimes I'm the same way! As much as I love jewelrly ( I often make it myself) I don't wear it on every day basis. I always wear my engagement and wedding ring but everything else is optional. If I wear a statement necklace, I usually leave it at that.

    Anyhow, your selection is gorgeous! Stunning rings...That sapphire ring is amazing. My fav stone would be coral (wait, coral is not really a stone, but you know what I mean). I don't think I would ever wear diamond...It just wouldn't be me.

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  20. I also prefer minimalist pieces instead of statement ones and only piece I am wearing all the time is my engagement ring:) These rings are so pretty, especially the one you are wearing. I don't know if I have any favourite jam, however I think I like amber and sapphire.
    Have an amazing week, hun! xx

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  21. That ring is stunning!

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  22. I think Sapphire is a lovely gemstone. Mine is emerald, and I'm not a huge fan. Sometimes I think it's very bold, dark, and mysterious (and reminscent of the Slytherin house colors), but other times I just think it's ugly. I love garnet (January) and amethyst (february) the best.

    Z · HELLOZAUNI.COM
    Happy Holidays!

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  23. These are gorgeous! So delicate and still some of them are real statement pieces! I love the one you have, such a beautiful color and design! Thanks for sharing, lovely! x

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  24. Oh my goodness that is absolutely stunning ♥

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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  25. This is so minimal but very stylish ring.
    Love the stones.

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

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  26. So beautiful stones! ♥

    Have a nice holiday, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year | Gabrielle
    ♡ Giil & giveaway ♡

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  27. Such a pretty blue ring! I love rings which are dainty and beautiful, this one certainly would be one I would opt for. Laura www.shehearts.net xx

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  28. Дуже спобалося сапфірове кільце! Просте і елегантне!
    Привіт З України!

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  29. These are so alluring and sparkly! Great post lovely.
    Followed on BL - would you check out my blog?

    Holly | www.thekittyluxe.com

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  30. Loving the beautiful stone! :D It adds just the right touch of sparkle for the holiday season <3

    XO, Elizabeth
    http://clothestoyouuu.com/

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  31. Great items Really interesting post...thx for sharing! Merry Christmas! I wish all the best dear! kisses

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  32. This ring is so gorgeous! Definitely something I would love. I always respect your honest opinion Nadia, thanks for sharing yet another great review:-)

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  33. This is absolutely gorgeous - love the ring and how gorgeous it looks!!! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family and loved ones! All my love! :)

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk
    http://www.youtube.com/sprinklesofstyle

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  34. Wow I can't believe how affordable all of these are! I love the olive leaf ring and of course the sapphire one. I've only just started to wear more jewellery.

    Emma // alittlefreckle xx

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  35. All of those rings are gorgeous, I just wish I didn't have such a bad habit of losing all my jewelry!

    Lovely post!

    rebecca-auguste.blogspot.com

    xx

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  36. Firstly I love your blog header! The colours are so pretty! It's great to see Gemporia on your blog (I actually work for them!) I particularly love the Mawi Kunzite ring :))

    www.ohstyle.uk x

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  37. Мммииии класс!!! :* :)

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