Last week marked an incredibly special occasion: the arrival of Prince George of Cambridge and another chapter in William and Kate's story. It was a global event with celebrations taking place all over the world and messages of congratulations coming in from such people as royal fans, celebrities and President Barack Obama.
Claudia shared her own message of support:
'A much anticipated moment in any life, I am thrilled for William and Kate on the birth of their baby son, the magic of which never fails to move me. I wish them all the very best of happiness and joy that becoming new parents will bring them.'
To celebrate and honour this historic moment, Claudia has designed two commemorative pieces of jewellery. One lucky winner will have the opportunity to win both!
The first commemorative piece we look at is the elegant Acorn Necklace. The necklace features a lustrous white pearl acorn charm with an accent silver pearl, a perfect mother and child piece. Inspired by the Middleton family crest, which features three acorns to represent their three children Kate, Pippa and James (an idea reportedly suggested by Kate for the crest).
I thought it an excellent idea to incorporate the crest into the design. The £55 piece is a 40cm sparkling sterling silver necklace with 4cm extension chain, fresh water pearls and sterling silver charms.
The other commemorative pieces is the gorgeous Vintage Charm Bracelet. It gathers together royal icons Claudia has designed since she collaborated with Kate in 2007, and marks a new chapter in the Cambridges' lives whilst celebrating the birth of their first son.
The £127.50 sterling silver link bracelet features the Diamond Jubilee, Pearl Acorn, Royal Crown and Silver Bean Charms. The total length of the bracelet is 19cm.
Both pieces come presented with a commemorative card and gift box. Two beautiful items to add to your jewellery collection and a real treat for royal fans!
As we mentioned earlier in the post Claudia collaborated with Kate when she worked for Junior Jigsaw as an accessories buyer and the pair created some lovely pieces which are still available today including the Camellia Necklace, Kate Quartz Necklace and the matching Kate Hoop Earrings.
Since Claudia launched her designs in 1999 she has become renowned for her stunning pearl pieces and to this day still travels the world to source the finest pearls for her team in Hampshire. A look at three classic pearl bracelets: the Biography, Pearl and Crown and Genevieve.
A timeless pearl necklace is the ultimate accessory to add a dash of understated glamour to any look. Below we look at the Sophia, and why not try coloured pearls such as the Audrey and Bella?
There is a wide range of pearl earrings; three of the most striking include the Audrey, the Baroque Earrings and the ever-popular Alexandra.
Claudia also designs fabulous contemporary jewellery which can be worn day or night. Three of my favourites are the Vintage Locket (currently reduced from £120 to £60), the River Diamond Necklace (also reduced at the moment) and the matching £39 River Diamond Earrings.
Check out Claudia's charm collection here. A selection of Claudia's pieces are also available at John Lewis.
Now, back to the giveaway ONE lucky entrant will win:
- 1 Acorn Necklace (£55)
- 1 Vintage Charm Bracelet (£127.50)
It's easy to enter, here's how:
1) For one entry, leave a comment below (in the comments section below the post) telling us which Claudia Bradby piece is your favourite. It can be any piece featured in the post or from Claudia's website.
2) For a second entry, Follow Claudia Bradby via Twitter or Like the Facebook page & log that activity.
4) For a fourth entry, Like the Baby Cambridge Fundraiser on Facebook or Follow on Twitter & log that activity.
But before you do any of those things, we do hope you will consider donating to the Baby Cambridge Fundraiser. We have already reached 80% of our target thanks to your help, and we would greatly appreciate if you could donate £1/$1 to this very worthwhile cause.
The giveaway is open worldwide thanks to the generosity of our sponsor. Wishing all entrants the very best of luck and a huge thank you to Claudia Bradby!
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