I first heard of the Z for Accessorize range when Velma (remember Velma?) gifted me this lovely, beaded, double-strand necklace - and I was instantly hooked. The collection features gold plated, semi-precious necklaces, bracelets, ear-rings and rings that demand to be layered and loved. Zara Simon is a fine jewellery designer but she’s also the daughter of Accessorize owner, Peter Simon – so a collaboration makes absolute sense.
Launching last summer in selected stores and online, her pieces have a high-quality, luxe aesthetic that belies their affordable price range – everything falls between €10 and €50 with most items falling at the lower end of the scale.
Considering the materials used – including hand-cut stones like amethyst, chalcedony and turquoise – that strikes me as a serious bargain and I’ve padded out my jewellery collection with this rose quartz pendant and set of three stacking rings, with Swarovski crystals (worn on my little finger, above).
If you can’t quite stretch to Monica Vinader, Alex Monroe or Daisy London, but you love their dainty and feminine look, you should definitely check out the range. Or perhaps you’re already a fan?