You may remember over the past few weeks that I have mentioned a competition that I was due to run. Well, it’s about to start and the prize is the beautiful Palamino necklace from Stella & Dot, worth £120.
I was very excited to see this arrive on my doorstep and very tempted to keep it (only joking)- kind of.
I don’t know about you but I always like to know a little about a brand, so here goes: Many of you will be familiar with Stella & Dot but for those who aren’t, it is a U.S. brand, which arrived in the U.K. last October. The brand has taken the U.K. by storm and it is hard to open a glossy magazine these days, without seeing a piece from the collection. Its fast growing reputation is one which is certainly deserved.
Named after the respective grandmother’s of the CEO, Jessica Herrin, and the Chief Creative Officer, Blythe Harris, the brand is designed to fill the gap between expensive jewellery and its high street counter-part. Necklaces are priced from around £40 up to £215.
New collections are released twice a year with smaller collections being released at holiday times. Within each collection there are several different styles of jewellery. The beauty of the brand is that it offers something for everyone – from teenagers to Grandmas and Great Grandmas.
As you can see, the packaging is just that little bit special. Stella & Dot isn’t available in stores but rather, through in home “Trunk Shows” run by Independent Stylists, or on-line.
A great attraction of S&D is its very clear policy on social responsibility. All of its Partners are governed by a strict code of conduct, to which they must agree to adhere if they wish to do business with S&D, with a strict enforcement policy if those guidelines are breached. Products are sourced in an ethical and responsible manner. As a company, they are concerned with the Health and Safety and Human Rights of anyone involved in making products for them and seek to ensure fair wages for all. As anyone working as an independent stylist for S&D, their aim is to help women create flexible careers as work from home entrepreneurs.
As to the necklace, it is made from multiple strands of coral and glass beads, this is a great statement piece to add interest to a simple outfit, either for the day or on into the evening.
By coincidence, the necklace was featured in an article in the Daily Mail last week.
And here’s a closer picture of the necklace.
Here’s an example of another great piece, which a guest was wearing at a Style Event that I ran a few weeks ago. I think that it looks amazing on her. This piece is called the Zahara bib necklace and is priced at £210. You can take a closer look at it here.
The competition is open to everyone, wherever you may be. All that you have to do is follow these easy steps:
- simply follow myself and Stella & Dot on twitter @BethGoodrham and @stelladotUK;
- “Like” my facebook page and that of Stella & Dot’s too;
- Tell me either via twitter, facebook or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) why you deserve to win this necklace. Answers may be whatever you want them to be – witty, serious or thought provoking.
Entries close at mid-night on May 26th (14 days from now) and the lucky winner will be informed the following day.
Good luck – someone is in for a treat!