Do you remember your first gold necklace or bracelet? I do, I remember watching the gold sparkle against my skin, I remember the feeling of wearing something precious, of feeling that little bit more grown up. I rekindled some of these feelings when I received the latest new collections from Gram Collections.
Along the years, I witnessed the decline of what I like to term ‘ real jewellery’ and the introduction of what was popularly referred to as ‘costume jewellery’. We started to shun gold and silver in favour of trendier, sparklier, more bombastic pieces made with man-made materials. And then, once again, there was a shift, we started to tire of falling in love with pieces that couldn’t withstand being showered in, that wouldn’t last the test of time. We also started to seek out vintage items, to be inspired by pieces and looks from bygone eras and so we once again fell in love with gold.
Current days and it has now become much more commonplace to buy pieces made with 18k gold plated 925 silver or even if our budgets allow, solid 18k gold.
This year I was reacquainted with Gram Collections. Gram Collections has been creating beautiful handmade jewellery for over 30 years. Their wealth of experience makes them pioneers in their craft, allowing them to mould both silver and gold materials quickly and efficiently and produce the finest quality pieces. The fact that they create their own pieces also allows them to price their pieces very competitively which makes many of their pieces highly affordable.
I’ve had the luxury of wearing and modelling a few of their pieces. It is all super comfortable, nothing feels too heavy or restrictive in any way. The clasps work well too (one of my pet peeves is when I can’t seem to fasten or unfasten jewellery by myself).