Get fresh with moody blues by Rok Chix
If the current blast of early springtime is putting you in the mood for a fresher - but not too fresh - look (it is still officially winter, after all), one way to achieve it is to get the blues; that is, to accessorise with cool blue jewels by Rok Chix.
Think blue quartz, amazonite, blue tourmaline and even blue diamonds - these are the denser, moodier blues of early spring, as opposed to the lighter, brighter blue gems such as aquamarine and topaz, which are altogether more summery.
Rok Chix Silver and Blue Quartz Cocktail Ring, £60, is the perfect moody blue shade, its chunky faceted blue quartz gemstone being more teal blue than aqua blue (by the way did you know that the word teal used to describe a colour originates from a duck?).
The dramatic, deep blue/green gemstone sits on a skinny flat sterling silver band, and thanks to the simple, modern design that does away with any fussy settings, the focus is firmly on the gem and the gem alone.
The magnificent raw blue diamonds in the Silver and Natural Blue Diamond Bangle, £125, are also an intense blue teal colour, with the shade complemented by the diamond's simple 9ct gold bezel setting. Blue diamonds are relatively rare, and Rok Chix like to use them in their natural state - that is, uncut and as nature intended. (Rok Chix only uses diamonds from sources that are guaranteed conflict-free.)
Amazonite is another moody blue gem that's also blue-green in colour, but a much lighter shade than teal. And in the Rok Chix Silver and Amazonite Teardrop Earrings, £40, they've combined twinkly faceted amazonite gems with a scattering of blue quartz gems to provide a subtle colour contrast. Bursting with glamour but by no means overdone, these little beauties match the tone of the season perfectly.
Meanwhile the Rok Chix Silver Stellar Ring, £40, and Silver Stellar Earrings, £40, in turquoise inject colour in a more subtle way and are ideal for everyday wear. Their sterling silver domes feature a starburst texture with just a hint of embedded colour (also available in gold and violet).
And if you're trying desperately to stay positive while the end of the long winter plays out, the cool blue gemstone in the Rok Chix Happy Thoughts Dogtag Necklace, £45, will remind you that, while it may well still be winter outside, in your heart it really can be spring. Stamped with the words 'think happy thoughts', the sterling silver dogtag is accompanied by a rough-cut blue tourmaline (blue tourmaline, in case you were wondering, is thought to dispel sadness and negativity).
Rok Chix is a collection of unique, limited-edition and affordable handmade sterling silver jewellery featuring precious and semi-precious gemstones and freshwater pearls. Each piece is made by hand in Brighton by designer/maker Christine Morgan.
For more information, visit rokchix.com.