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Saturday, 13 April 2013

A Closer Look | Kat&Bee Ring

When I attended the Emslie press day  earlier this week I was lucky enough to come away with this little beauty. I was really thrilled to just be invited but this was really such a surprise.
Prior to the press day I handn't seen any of Kat&Bee's peices in person let alone try one on!

I chose the beautiful  Cabriole ring which is part of the current spring/summer St Tropez collection. From the names you can obviously tell that the inspiration came from the south of France but as this is one of her cult designs which ever the collections themes skulls are incorporated into at least a few of the pieces.
And the skulls are definitely my favourite. The thin silver band gives it a very delicate feel but the addition of the skull really toughens it up.

As each of the rings is handmade there is slight variation with each peice. But this also lends itself well to personalisation. Kat&Bee will happily take commissions on pieces. So if for example you wanted an all all silver design or wanted to change the colour of beads or stones or the skull they can create it that way for you. If you or anyone you know is even anywhere near as fussy about things as me then this would be a great option!

I like to wear several rings at once and rarely wear just one on each finger and the thin band is perfect for stacking and layering different rings together. I wore it at work today and got more than a few comments and compliments on it!

At the press day I got a peek at the new A/W 13 collection and they are just as intriguing. The rings are a little chunkier and heavier and and as the inspiration for the collection is New York they also have a bit more of an edge.

With prices for the pieces starting at £65 it is definitely going to cost you more than going down to your local high street shop, but I really believe that investing a little more in good quality jewellery is always money well spent. If you look after it you can wear it forever. 
The same can't be said for a cheap ring that will turn bronze after a few wears!

Kate&Bee Jewellery can be purchased from thier website


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