It’s often said that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but in reality, the same can be said of any opulent piece of jewellery. And why wait for a special occasion to be gifted that special bracelet, necklace or pair of earrings when you can treat yourself to it anytime you like? After all, you’re worth it, and nothing has the power to make you feel quite as fabulous as a gorgeous new stand-out piece for your collection.
A beautiful item of jewellery is much more than a stand-alone accessory, and can add the perfect finishing touch to any carefully curated outfit – whether you’re heading to a red carpet event, celebrating your birthday or simply feel like being indulgent. After all, just as you don’t need to wait for the right time to be gifted the necklace, earrings or bracelet of your dreams, you don’t have to wait for the perfect moment to wear it, either – so if it makes you feel like a million dollars, then why not put it on right now, whether it’s the weekend, or an unremarkable Wednesday in May?
High-end jewellery brand Mejuri has made it its mission to encourage women to do just that, and in an industry that typically markets to men, co-founder and CEO Noura Sakkijha – a third generation jeweller – believes that women shouldn’t hesitate to buy the pieces they love for themselves, and wear them whenever the mood strikes.
The brand’s breath-taking range of 14k solid gold and ethically sourced diamonds is designed to sweat, shower and sleep in – every day, and is testament to the fact that jewellery should be an indulgence we can enjoy without restraint. Which means that with the summer holiday season fast approaching us, what better time to splurge on some lavish accessories to wear on that five-star break?
In just six years since its 2016 launch, Mejuri, which is proud to comprise a team that is 75 per cent women, has made quite a name for itself within the industry, and its unique and forward-thinking approach, along with its beautifully crafted jewellery range, of course, is undoubtedly somewhat to thank for its success. Having shipped over one million orders globally, as well as opening eight retail stores, Mejuri’s loyal female buyers are continually coming back for more – proof, if we needed it, that we have welcomed the excuse to treat ourselves with open arms – not that we ever really needed one, we just didn’t know it yet.
Mejuri’s breath-taking range isn’t just for women, either, and comprises pieces he’ll wear (and love) forever, too. From everyday chains to elevated signet rings, minimal cuffs, and engravable pendants – there’s something to match every man’s style.
As part of Noura’s original vision to empower women to invest in themselves, the brand has launched the Mejuri Empowerment Fund, which supports higher education for underrepresented women and non-binary individuals, which means when you shop with the brand, you’re also becoming part of a force for good. So, if you’re the discerning type of shopper who thinks carefully about how and where you spend your hard-earned fortune, then you can spend at Mejuri guilt free.
Admired for its inherently timeless yet playful aesthetic and beloved 14k gold products, the brand’s celebrity fans include Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Lizzo, Oprah, Bella Hadid, Emily Blunt and Billie Eilish – and frankly, it’s easy to see why, because its pieces are truly and show-stoppingly gorgeous. And its prices are surprisingly reasonable, considering that each meticulously handcrafted piece is of the utmost in craftsmanship and quality.
“At Mejuri, we encourage our customers to say goodbye to the industry’s traditional 10x markups. We design fine jewellery you can wear every single day, and that’s fairly priced, too,” says Noura.
Purchasing luxury jewellery isn’t all about frivolity – and can be a savvy investment for the future. In years to come, you might find that that diamond ring you so love has appreciated dramatically in value, and later down the line, it could even become the kind of prized family heirloom that is passed down through the generations.
It’s a rewarding feeling when you allow yourself to splurge on something expensive and beautiful, safe in the knowledge that it will last forever – and when it’s bold and on trend, yet effortlessly timeless, with exceptional quality from the industry’s very finest jewellers, it’s even easier to loosen those purse strings.
If you’re heading off on a luxury getaway this summer and are in search of some gorgeous jewellery to take with you to dress up your everyday outfits and evening attire alike, then take a look at our top picks from Mejuri for summer 2022.
Personalised Diamond Letter Bracelet, £275
This show-stopping bracelet is impressive enough on its own, but the added personalisation element makes it feel all the more exclusive. Handcrafted in 14 karat solid gold with single cut pavé diamond set letters, choose your own initial for the perfect gift from you to you.
Pearl Rectangle Locket Necklace, £178
This modern take on a classic Victorian token is a chic and sophisticated piece that wouldn’t look out of place on the red carpet, but would also elevate any holiday outfit to the prettiest of new heights, whatever the weather. Handcrafted in 18 karat gold vermeil and mother of pearl, its hidden compartment is the perfect place to carry special memories with you, wherever in the world you go.
Engravable Layered Bar Necklace, £98
Layered necklaces remain a key trend for summer 2022, and this dainty bar design comes in handcrafted 18 karat gold vermeil for added bling. The perfect finishing touch to your first-night dinner outfit when you check into that luxury five-star resort.
Croissant Dome Hoops, £88
The French certainly know how to do sophistication, and these croissant dome hoop earrings are the perfect example of Parisian chic. Add to a basic shorts and top combo for pared down daytime cool on your summer city break or wear by the pool while you sip on cocktails and soak up the sunshine.
Black Onyx pendant Necklace, £500
One for the men, this stunning 14 karat gold piece comprises a yellow gold chain and pendant set with an AAA quality black onyx stone.
Curb chain Bracelet, £178
Another masculine piece, this titanium chain bracelet is the perfect everyday accessory to wear with just about everything, and will add a sartorial edge to your style.