Monday, 27 April 2020

Getting my gold jewellery fix from Saint Kojo

Over the past year, I've developed what some might call an unhealthy obsession with gold earrings. Studs, hoops, drops - you name it, I've got them. And I love each and every pair. So, in fact, I wouldn't call my obsession 'unhealthy'; I would call it 'finally realising what works for me'.

I got my ears pierced when I was seven. And for nearly two decades after that, I wore earrings because they literally filled a hole. I didn't want my piercings to close up, so I would wear any old earrings that I had lying around on my dressing table. Even while working at a jewellery shop for five years, I never really identified as an 'earring person'.

It was only in the last 12 months that I realised I had a thing for gold earrings, and I think I've worked out why. As humans, we never really know who we are or what we like until we get older. We need time to try things out, to experience things and develop tastes. Sure, you might adore kiwi fruit from age 11, or discover that you can't stand romcoms when you're 19. But when it comes to something as unique and idiomatic as personal style, I think it takes a little while longer to truly figure out what that is. For some of us, anyway.

Since I developed this jewellery preference, I haven't stopped browsing and bookmarking jewellery brands that fit my aesthetic. I must follow close to 50, but one particular brand stands out for me - Saint Kojo.

This independent, UK-based brand is all about everyday luxury - which happens to be what I'm all about, too. Their 'Everday Elegants' collection is made with organic freshwater pearls, and each piece is dipped in 14k gold. But if you think this sounds way out of your price range, think again. Prices start from £15, and many of their gold earrings are priced at around £18-£25. So if you want to treat yourself without breaking the bank, this is the brand for you.

What I love most about this collection is the combination of textures. The use of silky matte gold finishes paired with the iridescence of the pearls elevates each design to a level of luxury that I've only seen from far more expensive brands.

I purchased some earrings from Saint Kojo, and afterwards they got in contact to work with me, so naturally I was delighted to! However, my opinion of their jewellery is in no way influenced by this collaboration, and I will definitely be making more purchases from Saint Kojo in future.

Take a look through my photographs of the collection below.

Saint Kojo jewellery - Jen Lou Meredith
Saint Kojo jewellery - Jen Lou Meredith
Saint Kojo jewellery - Jen Lou Meredith
Saint Kojo jewellery - Jen Lou Meredith
Saint Kojo jewellery - Jen Lou Meredith
Saint Kojo jewellery - Jen Lou Meredith
Saint Kojo jewellery - Jen Lou Meredith
Saint Kojo jewellery - Jen Lou Meredith
Saint Kojo jewellery - Jen Lou Meredith
Saint Kojo jewellery - Jen Lou Meredith
Saint Kojo jewellery - Jen Lou Meredith
Saint Kojo jewellery - Jen Lou Meredith
Saint Kojo jewellery - Jen Lou Meredith
Saint Kojo jewellery - Jen Lou Meredith

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