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When people travel around the world, it's not uncommon for them to miss home. Many of us have been through it.

So, when this women, Meghan Coomes, worked in TV, she wanted a constant reminder of her family for when she had to travel.

“My family and I grew up hearing about my grandparents’ torrid love affair,” she told BuzzFeed.

That's when Coomes decided that she wanted a way to immortalize the letters *and* get a wearable keepsake at the same time.

“They were long-distance dating during WWII, and they wrote each other daily while apart — three years, three months, and four days.”

And from that, Meghan got a great idea.

She decided to use her grandparents' love letters, and make them into jewelery so she'd have something special on her for when she was on the road.

“I asked my grandma if I could use one of their letters to make a bracelet, so that I always had my family with me.

It takes Coomes roughly one day to make a piece of jewelry.

“She loved the idea. I used the back page of an original letter from New Year’s Eve in 1943.”

With that, Meghan made a necklace and ring and brought it everywhere with her.

She began having people compliment her on her jewelery constantly, and after a couple of years, Forever Yours, Agnes jewelery company was born.

Then, Coomes' jewelry company Forever Yours, Agnes was born.

With her business booming, Meghan now makes a copy of the letters and adheres them on to clear glass. She then adds jewels and stones to complete each piece.

Meghan's creations are absolutely gorgeous and we just love the Notebook-style beginning to her story.

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We're kinda only getting it into our heads this week that Christmas is over.

And when Christmas is over, it feels like everything else is a million miles away. Good weather will never come again, the darkness is going to stay forever, and we'll all just have to wear ugly woolly jumpers for the rest of our days.

Yep, January can be super depressing, and while we can't change the weather, we can wear beautiful god-damn jewellery that makes us look like *~queens~* from the South of France.

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Launching today is Stella & Dot's SS16 collection, and we're totally drooling.

With semi-precious beads and tassels to bright and daring colours, the pieces really stick out from the crowd and will give an otherwise-boring outfit a bit of shine and flare.

Here's our fave pieces from the collection that will dress up any outfit on these dull days:

 

Beaded Abacus Cuff – €92

 

Tala Chandeliers – €56

 

Iris Tassel Earrings – €69

 

Ezra Statement Necklace – €150

 

Tesserae Ring – €45

You can shop all of these looks on the Stella & Dot website, or contact an nationwide independent stylist.

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Muggles! If you consider yourself a major Harry Potter fan, and want to get something to show your love for the wizarding world, you have come to the right place. 

There is some really gorgeous Harry Potter jewellery out there, and we have compiled a list of our favourites…

Deathly hallows earrings 

Golden snitch bracelet 

Lightning bolt necklace

Harry's glasses ring

Platform 9 3/4 brooch

 

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Are you an animal lover, or do you know somebody who is?

If so, we have discovered the perfect gift idea for them, in the form of awesome three-piece rings. 

Orange Hedgehog Ring - Enamel ring, Animals Ring, Animals Jewelry, Enamel Brass Jewelry, Enamel Brass Jewelry, Cutie Animal Ring, Mary Lou

Mary Lou is a jewelry maker from Bangkok, Thailand, and she specialises in creating pieces from enamel. 

Orange Squirrel 3 Piece Ring Set - Enamel ring, Animals Ring, Animals Jewelry, Enamel Brass Jewelry, Trio Ring, Animal, Gift, Cute,Mary Lou

She creates the most adorable ring sets, that are designed to look like some of the world's cutest animals (sloth anyone?)

Mary Lou sells her wonderful creations on her Etsy page, where prices start at €63, including VAT and shipping. 

Orange Persian Cat with Bell 3 Piece Ring Set - Enamel ring, Animals Ring, Animals Jewelry,Stackable Ring, Trio Ring, Animal, Gift, Mary Lou

While they are expensive, these rings would make a very special gift to all the animal lovers out there. 

Loving these! 

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Earlier this month Pinterest had us swooning over its most popular wedding dress, and now the much loved image sharing site has really given us wedding fever with its favourite engagement ring.

We all know it’s the thought that counts when it comes to receiving gifts, but when jewellery reaches engagement-level importance, it sure is nice to dream about the perfect rock.

And – according to HelloGiggles – there is one engagement ring in particular that’s made its way into many people’s dreams as the Alvadora Diamond Ring has been pinned over 160,000 times.

The 18 carat white gold ring features a bezel set gem, lattice detailing and a halo of diamonds and is available for purchase from American retailer Brilliant Earth for $1,490 (that’s currently around €1,330).

The vintage inspired piece also comes in four different styles:  White gold, rose gold, yellow gold and platinum.

Previously it had been reported that the Verragio Venetian ring by Raymond Lee Jewellers was the most popular engagement style on Pinterest with 63,000 pins.

Like the Alvadora Diamond ring, the Verragio Venetian is an 18 carat white gold piece but it also boasts 0.45 carats of diamonds and costs around €3,800.

Feat image: New Line

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If the weather wasn't enough to get excited about, we now have some stellar news for the stylish sistas among us!

If you're a girl who knows that the right accessories can make even the dullest outfit pop, then the news that My Shining Armour have launched an incredible new range of summer essentials will be music to your ears today.

The online fashion accessories store, which caters for gals who are all about chic cocktail rings, cuff style bracelets and bold statement necklaces, is our one-stop-shop whether we’re on the hunt for the perfect gift or need that one certain item to complete our ensemble.

The online store, which is one of Ireland’s leading stockists for  ban.do, the Californian design powerhouse, reminds us that we don’t have to break the bank when it comes to our jewellery box, and we are oh-so pumped about it!

From earrings that come in at just €17 a pop to statement necklaces at just €35, this new range is all we need for the months ahead.

Ladies, it’s go-time.

 

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Any burglary can be scary, but when you're metres away from raiders stealing from your home, it can be even more terrifying.

That's what happened to Simon Cowell and his family in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Simon was burgled at his £10m (€13m) London home in the middle of the night as he, his girlfriend Lauren Silverman and son Eric slept inside. The raiders escaped with jewellery and cash worth a mighty six-figure sum, the Daily Mail reports.

They sneaked into the Holland Park property at 2.20am yesterday and after searching the downstairs of the house, spotted a key to a safe. 

The safe was completely emptied of cash and jewellery before the raiders fled as the police were called.

Simon only became aware of the situation when his personal bodyguard woke him up after the burglars ran.

Even after the stressful ordeal, Simon still made it to rehearsals for tonights X Factor and put on a brave face in front of the cameras as he waved a peace sign on his way out of the studio.

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**Competition Closed**

Winner: Aisling Sneyd

With Christmas fast approaching, you're no doubt already planning your outfits for the party season.

If your jewellery collection is leaving something to be desired, then panic not because we have the perfect prize for our fellow sparkle-aholics… a €100 Pandora Gift Card.

One lucky SHEmazing! reader will receive the voucher to use on any pieces of her choosing, from a classic charm bracelet to a stunning jewel-studded ring.

So get entering on Facebook and Instagram… and be sure to like or follow us on both platforms if you haven't already.

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As the unveiling of any totally OTT festive perfume confirms – fragrance trends are big business.

Yup, everything from your eyebrows to your Saint Laurent snake-effect leather ankle boots can be on fleek but it won’t mean a tap if you also don’t smell right.

At least your jewellery can help out; sweet-smelling accessories are now very much a thing.

Leading the pack is most definitely David Yurman – which has just released its Bubblegum Pinky Collection: a series of oh-so cool rings complete with a choice of bubblegum, grape, peppermint, licorice, or candy floss aromas. 

It already has a load of celeb fans – including Rita Ora, who just weeks ago was gushing about the range on social media – and stylists are clamouring over one another to get their hands on one of the pieces.

 

Obsessed with these #bubblegumpinky rings! Thank you @davidyurman

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But it's not just David Yurman. Fellow designers such as Kilian Hennessy (a Frenchman with distinctly Irish roots – he’s part of the Hennessy cognac dynasty) are driving the trend into 2016 too.

Kilian, who launched his perfume house in 2007, recently introduced an art deco Lights And Reflections collection. Included are chunky rings that contain subtle ceramic cubes ready to be sprayed with any of his signature 35 scents.

Jade Trau (Cara Delevingne is a big fan) has created an oversized locket ring fitted with solid perfume inside, and last year, new brand OBO Paris launched its “wearable and leak-proof bottle of perfume,” – 3mls of fragrance to carry around with you in one of its rings, bracelets or necklaces.

It's pretty AND it's filled with solid perfume to help navigate the lovely odors of steamy hot NYC days ohhhh…gotta…

Posted by Jade Trau on Wednesday, 8 July 2015

 

The Parisian designer behind the brand, 30-year-old Julien Cohen, said at the time of the unveiling that he “wanted to make a beautiful accessory that can perfume your skin”.

Meanwhile, Lisa Hoffman, wife of actor Dustin, has also released fragrance within jewellery via her Lisa Hoffman Beauty brand.

And rather than apply fragrance directly to your skin, this range – which counts Amber Heard and Halle Berry among its many Hollywood fans – instead uses tiny fragrance beads which are housed inside charms. 

“Our fragrance beads are eco-friendly and made from the highest standard of pure perfume,” she says on her website.

“Each piece of jewellery comes with refillable fragrance beads so you can easily refresh the scent in your charm.”

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Festival- and barbecue-soirees are just around the corner – which can only mean one thing: we're gonna need oodles of accessories to see us through to autumn. 

Yes, from statement jewellery to floral headbands, 'tis the season for jazzing, snazzing, and updating old outfits. 

This year in particular, there is lots of fringing, floppy hats, and statement necklaces. And although we're sadly not all on a celebrity budget, it doesn't mean we can't accessorise as well as they do. 

Here are some of our favourite accessories that come in under €10 and STILL look great! 

First up, earrings:

Silver fringe earrings are only €7 and are from Forever 21.  Fringe is popping up on pretty much everything item of clothing or accessory and is an absolute must for 2015. 

Front and back earrings are beginning to appear in all high street stores and are set to be a big trend for Summer. These are €6 from River Island

 

Foot chains:

This perfect addition to any beach get-up, this first foot chain is €9 and is from Forever 21.  

This layered foot chain is only €8.40 from Missguided and is the glam you need with your pool attire. 

Hair accessories:

These are essential for any festival or concert and this floral is from Missguided and comes in at €8.40

If floral is not your thing, this chain headpiece will also give you that festival look in a more subtle way. It's €4 and from Forever 21.

 

Sunglasses:

Aztec is always a popular summer trend and these Missguided shades are only €8

A pair of aviator sunnies is a must have year-in-year-out. These sunglasses from New Look are a steal at just €7

 

Statement necklaces:

This statement necklace would go perfect with a white dress and is only €6 from Missguided

This metallic fringe necklace from Bershka is a must! It's a steal at only €9.99

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Looking for the perfect  bit of sparkle to accompany all those dresses you'll be wearing for the party season? Well look no further! Emma Power went along to check out Stella and Dot's latest collection and there really is something for everybody, take a look!

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It’s been two years since former radio DJ Jenny Huston left 2FM and embarked on an entirely new dream…jewellery designing!

Edge Only, the new Irish-made jewellery line is everything we have been looking for; high quality, solid sterling silver and carat gold pieces in edgy designs. 

We all love to pick up statement pieces from our favourite high-street stores, but often it isn’t long before our fingers are turning green – and this was a big inspiration behind Jenny’s new company.

She decided that rather than “buying one junk piece” she would invest in some quality jewellery – but was left disappointed: “Nothing reflected my personality” she says.

Everything was “very formal” and just not for everyday wear.

So she decided to make her own line of jewellery that reflected her personality perfectly!

Going from spinning all of the latest indie-rock hits to designing Irish-made jewellery certainly seems like a major change, but it sounds as if jewellery has been in Jenny’s life for quite some time.

Her mother, Jane, directed and trained the Crafts Council of Ireland’s Jewellery Skills Course for over 15 years. 

As a result, Jenny was brought up around workshops, precious metals and gems and many talented people – many of whom she uses in her new company – as she says herself: “It would be crazy not to use these people my mum has trained.”

So has Jenny completely left her music days behind her? Not at all – one look at the Rock & Roll collection at Edge Only will tell you that, as she says: “I’m going from being an indie rock DJ to a jewellery designer; I thought I should reflect that.”

She also added that her love for music “will never change” and she has “such fond memories” of her days as a DJ.

Jenny has used the past two years very wisely indeed saying she travelled a lot before settling back to learn everything she needed to before launching Edge Only: “I did lots of business courses … tried to cram as much in as I could.”

Well, it certainly looks as if it’s paid off as the company, which only launched on the 16th September, is gearing up to release a further two collections: Everyday Icons and Bugs which will appear on the site on the 30th October – we can't wait!

Jenny spoke of her love for the Everyday Icons collection in particular, loving the screw, nuts, bolts and other everyday things we see fashioned into statement jewellery we can wear everyday, anywhere.

Edge Only isn't just for the ladies either!

There is also an extensive range for men – with cufflinks, tie bars and rings, all made from high-quality precious metals that would make the perfect gift for any occasion!

Let's face it, ladies – we could always use a little help when it comes to choosing presents for boys!

What does she love most about her collection?

Well that seems to be twofold, as she says she loves the fact that the pieces made by Edge Only can be worn on an everyday basis with a casual outfit, or dressed up for a glam night out. The other important aspect to her new business that she loves is that it is all Irish-made, as she says it has always been an important thing for her to “support local designers”.

If everyday statement jewellery is what you are looking for, with high-quality, fashionable, and locally made – then Edge Only is the place for you!

The website also has a great advice section on caring for your precious metals, as well as products you can buy that will keep your jewellery gleaming for years to come!

Don't forget to check out Edge Only on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

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