Fossil Christmas gifts

There was this Fossil bag that I really wanted and my boyfriend got it for me for Christmas. It’s the “Vintage Re-issue Floral Flap Crossbody” bag. It’s comfortable to wear and fits all the essentials. Also, the leather and velvet is soft and supple. I love it! I gave him a lovely Fossil watch.


Custom-made Items from Etsy

Christmas is coming up, so what is the perfect place to shop for something special or custom-made? Etsy of course! However, it’s probably a little too late since Christmas is only a few days a way.

I love receiving custom made items from Etsy sellers. The whole process of communicating  what I would like in a custom item and Etsy sellers making it come true is very rewarding. I have bought many custom-made things for myself and for others on Etsy and I would like to share some of them with you!

This Perfume bottle necklace was the first thing I bought on Etsy. It was from Plastic Couture. It originally had a silver chain and lace, the seller swapped it with an antique brass chain and a tiny antique brass key.

This leather shoulder and satchel bag was from Paulina Carcach. I got it custom made in cognac coloured leather. I receive so many wonderful comments on it!

I gave this guitar pick necklace to a close friend on her birthday. She likes playing the guitar and her favourite colour is purple, so I searched long and hard to find an Etsy seller that made wooden guitar picks and also had Purpleheart wood. Purpleheart wood is a wood that is naturally a beautiful purple colour. Magic wood made the perfect guitar pick pendant! Plastic Couture supplied me with the antique brass chain and the tiny glass leaf. It was the perfect gift for her and she loved it, of course.

The stone blossom ring was an anniversary present from my boyfriend. It was from a wonderful Etsy seller, Revonav. The ring is made of Argentium Silver and Rose gold. It is such a beautiful and unique ring!

I had this wooden travel mug made for my boyfriend because he loves coffee! It was from Just Turned and he did a lovely job on it. The wooden band is cherry wood and the darker part is walnut wood.

Celebrity Antique-Inspired Engagement Rings

I just can’t get enough of looking at antique and antique-inspired rings!  They are truly works of art and full of beauty.


Emily Blunt

John Krasinski proposed to Emily with a custom designed Edwardian inspired diamond and platinum Neil Lane ring. The ring holds a stunning three carat diamond.


Sandra Bullock

Although the marriage didn’t end well, Sandra Bullock’s engagement ring was truly unique. It was designed byNeil Lane with a setting of two diamonds intertwining, symbolizing “two people in union”.


Anna Paquin

True-blood co-star, Stephen Moyer, proposed to Anna with an antique style Victorian inspired engagement ring, by Cathy Waterman. The unique centre stone is a rustic dark diamond that is set in aged silver.


Katie Holmes

Tom Cruise proposed to Katie at the top of the Eiffel Tower with an antique-style ring, which holds an oval shaped diamond approximately five carats in size. The diamond is bedded in a pave rose gold and platinum setting, which suggests it was inspired by art deco rings.

Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera’s platinum engagement ring, given to her by Music exec Jordan Bratman and designed by London jeweler Stephen Webster, held a 5 carat Round Brilliant Cut center stone. It had channel set side stones and antique engraving running the length of the whole ring.


Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie’s vintage-inspired engagement ring, given to her by Joel Madden and designed by Neil Lane, holds a 4-carat diamond  engagement ring.


Jenna Dewan

Channing Tatum proposed to Jenna Dewan with a beautiful diamond vintage style Neil Lane engagement ring while they were holidaying at the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea.