Posts Tagged ‘Mojo Jewellery’

Mother’s Day 2013 – Amelia Carey

February 28, 2013

Mothering Sunday is approaching (10th March FYI) so it’s time to start celebrating our Mums! In case you’re struggling with ways to show your Mum just how much you appreciate her, we have a few ideas we’d be happy for you to steal.

First of all, make sure you head to www.newroomsonline.co.uk to take a look for yourself at our huge selection of gifts, we have everything from mugs to bags.

Everyone’s mum is different, and we all have a different budget and style, so read on to discover everything from cute little gifts to grand gestures, all of which will be guaranteed to bring a smile to your Mum’s face.

So let’s start small, it doesn’t matter if you can’t afford much on Mother’s Day, the best gifts are always the most personal ones. Even if something doesn’t cost a penny, if you put a lot of thought into something, it will always be appreciated much more than something expensive and unoriginal. One thing we’re not short of at Newrooms is mugs! With so many designs and patterns to choose from you’re bound to find something that your Mum will love, and it won’t break the bank. Is your Mum a lover of all things British? These London Bus mugs are fabulous!

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One of the nicest and probably cheapest ideas, is cooking. Grab your apron and make your Mum breakfast in bed, cook up her favourite meal for dinner or even have a go at cake. Everyone loves to eat, and personalised cakes or favourite meals always go down a treat.

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A lot of women are like magpies, they see something shiny and they have to have it. If your Mum’s anything like that, jewellery is always a good shout! This colourful charm bracelet by Mojo could be the one.

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If you want to get your Mum something extremely personal that will maybe even bring a tear to her eye (in a good way), nothing beats a photo album filled with pictures of some of your favourite memories. This Ted Baker album is a personal favourite of mine, very cute and stylish, but the real winner will be the photos you put inside. Choose the most sentimental, tear jerkers you can find!

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Now it’s time to step it up into the big leagues! Give the gift of relaxation with a day at a Spa, after all being a Mum is never easy, however old your children are, so allow your special lady a day off to get her pamper on! This kind of gift can cost anything from £20 to £659, but make sure you shop around because you can get some great deals. And remember, whatever the price, everyone’s happy when they’ve been pampered and spoilt.

Finally, I love the idea of giving someone the gift of an experience, rather than a material object. They say people are happiest when they spend their money on experiences rather than material objects, and think about it, memories are worth so much more than handbags and cars. There are so many experiences you can give as gifts, everything from holidays to restaurants to adrenaline filled activities. For the real daredevil, bungee jumping or skydiving is a must, but there’s plenty to choose from.  Take your mum for a delicious meal or spend a day together doing something fun, whatever it may be she will be sure to cherish the memory forever!

The main thing to remember on Mother’s Day is that it doesn’t really matter what you give your mum, as long as she knows that you love her and appreciate her.

When your own stock scares you – the mental Block!

July 30, 2010

I took delivery of some new jewellery last month, which I do absolutely adore. Customers or just admirers of the site will know that I stock very little jewellery.

It’s not a commercial decision that jewellery doesn’t sell, or that it’s not a classic gift – on the contrary, I think when you’re at the high end of that particular industry the mark-ups are astonishingly good and trade is always brisk. I could do worse than to take a keener interest!

No, my decision against carrying much of the apparently lovely jewellery out there is based on my skin crawling at the thought of having to touch it. I have the most acute phobia towards most jewellery of a delicate nature….anything tiny and intricate, anything dangly with bits on it, all things chainlike and liable to make a sound if you put them down on a hard surface – the thing most likely to make me run for the hills or vomit instantly!

I could easily be mistaken for one of those ‘nutters’ you see on the TV from time to time who perpetually feel they have to wash their hands…..for I am doubtless one of them. If I am at a trade fair surrounded by jewellery stands I almost feel like I’m suffocating. For me jewellery smells, and it smells of death! Yeah, I know, melodramatic or what? Happily I have no idea what death should smell of but if I did then I am under no illusion that jewellery shares said scent!

Aside from the overpowering smell I imagine it to have, if I touch fine beads or especially chains, it’s simply intolerable. I can’t bear the sensation. I find myself endlessly rubbing the palms of my hands down my clothes trying to rid myself of the sensation but hey – it makes me a cheap date! LOL

But on a serious note, how would I write flattering copy about something I detest? How would I manage to package it up. With all due respect to my makers at Mojo, I love the colours, and customers have loved the product, but every time someone buys a piece, it ain’t me who wraps it and packs it up – that is delegated to my retired father, aka John the Warehouse . Thank goodness we’re a family business or my staff would think I’m a freak! No comments…….ahem.

So this all leads me to the joy it was to meet the guys from Block Designs. Their jewellery is solid and, I guess, blocky! It’s subtle and light and clean, the lines are elegant and the manufacture fabulously high quality. Their materials are acrylic, sterling silver and stainless steel depending upon the piece and each one makes me feel I can breathe!

Hope you enjoy it – hope you feel inclined to buy it!

These hoop earrings are not going to make your lobes drag along the ground – au contraire, they’re lightweight and very funky!

We don’t leave the men out either! These acrylic and stainless steel cufflinks are absolutely divine!

My favourite all-time overused phrase has to be effortlessly elegant when describing things I love and these beautiful acrylic and sterling silver necklaces would not be inappropriately described in such a manner!

Check out the rest of our selection from Block Designs under our new designers on the home page!