It’s our job at Muddy Towers to bring you the hottest, most in-the-know, tap the side of your nose goss, so we are super-pleased to be able to spill the beans on our fave Christmas present this year. Glittery, gorgeous and right here in Wilts!
A Christmas present for your mother (sorry, I meant you. Shove this article in front of Mr Muddy and he should get the hint). An extra-special treat to buy yourself ‘cos you’ve worked hard all year and, y’know, you’re worth it. An engagement present, a push-present, an eternity gift, maybe even a long-term investment. You got it, girl. Diamonds.
Men grow cold as girls grow old, and we all lose our charms in the end…well, let’s hope we’ve moved on from that gloomy thought but the fabulous dame did get one thing right – diamonds are a girl’s best friend. And times have changed – we no longer have to wait around for Mr Right to slip a large shiny one on our ring finger – we are buying them ourselves. So if you want to indulge yourself this Christmas or are on the hunt for the perfect diamond-encrusted gift for a loved one (are you listening, darling? You know who you are) hot-foot it to the diamond jewellery masterminds at Wiltshire based co Shen London.
This British luxury brand is fast becoming the fine jewellery go-to within elite diamond-savvy circles. In a sea of brands where the emphasis is on name, Shen London’s absolute priority is the quality and superiority of their stones and the exquisite craftsmanship behind every piece of stunning jewellery. Which is exactly what sets them apart.
So what makes this Jewellery House really sparkle? To start, Shen London’s stones are ethically sourced (big tick from us), hand selected and then studied and approved by the company’s Chief Gemmologist and one of the world’s leading diamond experts, Marie Chalmers. The diamonds must meet Marie’s exacting standards – any less and the diamonds are rejected – so every bracelet, pendant and pair of earrings is guaranteed to house the world’s top one percent of naturally formed white diamonds. Furthermore, every Shen London diamond is precision-cut with the same technology used by high-end Swiss watch manufacturers, a quality which sets the company apart from any traditional jeweller or designer.
Ready with that credit card, ladies? The entire collection is available to buy online or via appointment, either at exclusive locations in the UK or in the comfort of your own home – oh yes, these glittering babies can be brought right to you. Better crack open the champagne, then! Goddess Collection prices start from £3,000 and travel upwards the more jewel-encrusted you go. For those of us with a slightly more limited budget/waiting-for-Mr-Muddy-to-cough-up-but-in-the-meantime-gonna-treat-myself, check out Shen’s debut piercing collection in collaboration with celebrity skincare specialist Nichola Joss. Utterly gorgeous studs, hoops and bars start at £510.
Muddy is seriously hunkering after the Iris bracelet but, honestly, I’ll take anything from these guys. So, should a diamond-laden adventure be high on your Christmas list, immerse yourself in the world of Shen London – orders are being taken until the end of November for December deliveries so get ahead of the curve and discover this truly incredible brand. ‘Cos, y’know, diamonds are forever (cue my worst Shirley Bassey impression).