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Spot on: Yana's Jewellery

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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Spot on: Yana's Jewellery

A few months back, I spotted the most exquisite ring on a friend's finger: it had 3 teal coloured beads intertwined with a gold coloured band which held them together in a sort of clover shape. When my friend told me that the ring was hand-made, and by a local, I was even more intrigued.

I'm a bit of a sucker for local talent.  It gives me hope:  I grew up with a pervasive post-colonial island mentality that local stuff doesn't match up to foreign, because of the premise that it is local.  So whenever I come across local talent which does actually match up or even surpass the 'foreign' stuff, I'm more than happy to oblige with a blog post, and why not a purchase or two!

And this is one of those instances.

Walking home from work one day I realised that I was actually walking past this little treasure trove called Yana's Jewellery on a daily basis.  The name immediately rang in my mind as the creator of my friend's teal coloured clover shaped ring.  I stepped in and what I found was a most enchanting array of intricately woven pieces, which, as Yana herself explained to me are all unique since even if a piece is repeated, being handmade, there can never be exact copies.



A simple black and mustard jade ring called my name and I couldn't but leave it in the store.  Ever since I've bought this, it has hardly left my hands as it is so versatile, despite the particular colour.  



I kept mustard as the stand out colour in this #ootd with this Zara bag from a couple of years ago, complementing the purple skater dress from Asos and 'Missoni inspired' pashmina from Accessorize, also from a couple of years back ... some pieces remain eternal, don't they just?

My hunch is this will be the first of many purchases. And with walking in front of her shop on a daily basis ... it will be very hard to resist!

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