Friday, January 25, 2019

Predictions for 2019

Predictions for 2019

Hello again, everyone! For anyone who missed our last post on the big trends of 2018, or for any new visitors, you can find our exclusive recap of all the styles and fashions of 2018 over here. Now the second part of our start of your trends blog post series, we having a look at some of the biggest and most striking predictions for fashion in 2019. Of course, as always, we want to hear what you think — other any big ones at your looking forward to and that we’ve missed out? Make sure to let us know!

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As always, the question is, what a hassle as plans for the New Year in light of all these new developments. As a business, our aim is to provide affordable and high-class jewellery to a wide market, adapting high-end fashion and more expensive looks in a way that lets everyone enjoy them.

We at House of Silver think it’s important to remember not to be ruled by just the big trends and styles: whatever you wear, if you believe in it, it’s sure to look fabulous. That’s why we have a range of jewellery for the New Year which incorporates the big fashions that looked to be ruling this year, while at the same time keeping it simple understated, and classy. Throughout this blog you’ll see pictures of our takes on the big trends — House of Silver’s spin on bringing all the big fashions to you in a way that will hopefully imbue you with confidence.

As we saw in our last post, pearls were making a big comeback last year, and it’s a style that looks to be continuing on strong and 2019. We have a wide selection in every style, from sumptuous cluster necklaces and classy pull-through earrings to simple studs and clip-on charms.

Click to ChangeWhite Pearl Pull Through Earrings
Grey Metallic Pearl StudsWhite Pearl Charm

In fact, throwbacks of all kinds look to be a new trend blossoming in the latter half of last year, so you can look forward to seeing continuing streak of big, bold, and fruity designs to get you back in that 80s mood. Everyone seems to be about big earrings, rings, and fabulously chunky chains. We're also seeing a return of patterns and new funky takes on traditional designs such as shells (but don't worry--we've got you covered on that too!)

Sea Shell CharmSea Shell Pendant

The young crowd seems to be welcoming in the new year with a bright and cheerful approach--exactly what we all need right now. There’s big emphasis on 'festival fashion' such as flowers designs and funky anklets. 

Flower StudsFlowers Charm Bead
Sunflower Charm BeadDaisy Studs

We're all thrilled to see that charm bracelets are also on the rise. If you don't know, charms are a great way to personalise your outfit in style. Invest in a charm  bracelet and be ready to watching it grow: there's hundreds of different charm types available (such as gorgeous bead charms, cute clip-on charms and funky thread-on charms) meaning you're covered for every occasion. 

 Bead Charm Bracelet

On the other hand 2019 seems to also be valuing a return to roots. Elegance is the keyword, with sleek, simple and stylish designs dominating the upcoming market. Highlights seem to be long, glamorous drop earrings, which we’re ready to meet with our own selections here at House of Silver. Long drop-dangle earrings are a great way to emphasise fundamental beauty, drawing attention to the person behind the glitz and glam.

Calla-Lily EarringsDisc Hammered Earrings
Double Feather EarringsLong Tassle Earrings

Another glamorous trend which eager to meet is a growing theme of celestial design. Whether you’re into astrology or simply a lover of the night sky, 2019 is the year for you: stars, moons, and everything in between looked to be decorating the ears and neck of today’s elite, giving everyone a truly heavenly charm.

Blue CZ Star Pull Through EarringsThree Star Studs
Moon Crescent StudsStar Moon Pull Through Earrings

What are the gorgeous trends of 2019 that you’re most looking forward to? Is there anything with missed out? Do you have any suggestions for things you’d really like to see appearing in our catalogue? As always please let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

2018 in Review

Whew! 2018 is finally over, and it feels a little surreal. So much happened in our lives—we started up our online shop, House of Silver. Now it’s the new year, we can finally relax and take a look at some of the best things about 2018. Today we’ll be looking at what was going on in the jewellery world last year. What were the big trends? Which were your favourites?


2018 was, most of all, fun. We had a great time watching jewellery going big and bold, with designers following the trends that came onto the runway in late 2017. But if some of these were a little impractical, we were also excited to see the return of some classic retro styles that have been gone far too long.

On our side, we introduced some fabulous collections and new pieces that fit the bill. Let’s have a look at some of the dominant trends and some of our favourite pieces—plus some new items we were excited to get into our shop to match the growing demand.

While the news is getting grimmer by the day, it’s wonderful to use jewellery to inject some colour back into your life. One particular favourite of ours was some gorgeous jewellery that utilized a range of coloured gems to bring brightness and cheer back into fashion. Some people were afraid that this trend was going to be a little too controversial, but its popularity has proved that it sets just the right mood for this day and age.

Faceted Blue Cubic Zirconia Pull Through Earrings

At the same time, 2018 also saw a return to some classic retro styles. Particularly popular were pearls—both for funky daywear and elegant evening dress. It’s another sign that 2018 was all about expanding and experimenting, instead of being instead sticking with what you know.

White Pearl Cluster Necklace 

Other throwbacks from the past include big, funky earrings, and we enjoyed exploring the range of exciting new looks can brought about by having the courage to just get that little bit bolder. Another trend we were really happy to see back (and one that will hopefully continue far into the future) is chains, big or small, for every occasion.

Flat Snake Necklace

Chains are such a wonderful way to spice up and personalise an outfit. Whether you’re going for cool and chic, or elegant and classy, this versatile accessory will fit the bill. And it’s not just women either: there’s a wide-ranging of men’s chains and jewellery slowly coming into play, proving what we’ve always believed—that quality silver is not just for the girls. We were excited to expand our own selection of chains to include a wider range of different styles, expanding beyond the classic snake or curb. Remember: with dozens of styles to choose from, in a range of different thicknesses, metals and colours, you really should not be ignoring this potential new accessory.

Heavy 4.8 mm Figaro chain

So what your favourite trends of 2018? Anything that you are really glad to see back? Always interested to hear so please tell in the comments. Alternatively, pop by our Twitter (@HouseofSilver) to let the world know what you think!

Monday, January 14, 2019

Hello to everyone!
It’s a new year, which means that we at House of Silver are excited to get started on a whole load of new things—like this blog! We’ve been up and running for a good few months now, but we thought we’d seize this opportunity to introduce ourselves properly to everyone and establish what sort of things we’ll be using this blog to talk about.

An introduction
For anyone who doesn’t know us, we’re House of Silver: a family-run online jewellery shop selling Sterling silver items. You find out more on our About Us page, or visit our website and browse here.

Meet the Team!
As you may know, we are a small family-run business, so you can be sure that we all work very closely together to provide the best service possible. Below, we’ve given everyone the chance to introduce themselves and tell us about their favourite thing about working on the business!
Zviad: Hi, I’m one of the Directors here at House of Silver. I’ve been working with jewellery for over twenty-five years, from apprenticeship upwards, so it’s very exciting to be able to reach a whole new clientele online. If I had to pick one thing I love about this job, it’s producing new designs for people to wear and enjoy—it never gets old!
Auguste: I’m a Director of House of Silver. As well as working with jewellery, I deal with most of the customer services and public relations. I’d say my favourite thing about working at House of Silver is the versatility—one day I’ll be designing exciting new jewellery, the next dealing with customers. It’s never two days the same.
Mia: Hello! I’m social media correspondent, administrative assistant, copywriter and general dogsbody. I’m working here part-time while doing my degree, but meanwhile I’m getting to be right where the action is—whether it’s helping set up an online shop from scratch, or putting the finishing touches on that necklace. That’s the best thing about this job: it’s a fantastic way to explore the jewellery world.

What this blog’s about
We’ll be using this blog for a mix of things—to give you offers and updates about the shop; to give little facts about jewellery fashion and care; and occasionally to host posts from a variety of different blogs. We are very happy for your suggestions.

You tell us! What sort of things do you want to hear about? What questions do you have for professionals in the industry? Please tell us in the comments!

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