Whew! I was surprised when I flipped my planner as it’s already at the last few pages, but still there seems to be so much left to do for the remainder of the year. I was supposed to talk about these goodies from Silverworks as Christmas gifts, but due to my iMac having long standing issues which necessitated it to be checked in for repairs, I was MIA digitally for quite some time. I’m still talking about these items, but this time in perspective for a bright and sparkling 2023.
People have differing feng shui birth charts, but the TLDR of mine is that I need to wear more metals on my body, which is why I always make sure I have an endless assortment of rings and earrings on all the time. This is regardless of what zodiac it will be for the year, so it’s not some remedy for a zodiac clash whatsoever. But let’s be honest, I really just like accessories and just used the findings of my own birth chart to lessen the guilt in my accessory hoarding hahaha.
As for Silverworks, the ‘hacks’ that a lot of people might not know are that they offer jewelry repair, jewelry cleaning, and customized jewelry. Their customized items will of course take time, but as far as gift-giving is concerned, a personalized gift or a gift certificate for a custom item is very unlikely to be thrown out or re-gifted. I personally gave out a lot of personalized gifts this year and I was so delighted to see the recipients happy that their names were on the items. And also, there’s the added assurance that whatever I gave them won’t be their next year’s contributions for exchange gifts and Christmas gift pools hahaha.
This time I got a gangsta Marilene necklace made. It’s on their site under ‘Old English Name Necklace.’ My spelling is rare in the Philippines, so I have never seen my name in a personalized item rack. I always see names like Karen, Christine, and Anne, but Marilyn is rare. And even then, it’s not my spelling. I really recommend this for people whose names are unique spellings.
I also had a personalized ring done! It’s on their site under ‘Personalized Name Ring with Heart.’ It’s adjustable, so at least I can stack it onto my other rings without much fuss. I actually don’t have plans to wear this permanently right now, but when I do, I can do so with peace of mind as Silverworks really means silver or stainless when they say so. There are no hidden heavy metals. I know there are tons of stores online that can do these kinds of personalized jewelry for much cheaper, but a lot of them are highly likely to be using impure metals or heavy metals, so it’s still safer to go with a company with a reputation to keep as far as metal purity is concerned.
Perhaps the most exciting item in this haul is this pair of earrings that looks like baby engagement rings! I don’t know if that’s what the jewelry designer had in mind while developing these Mazi Silver Hoop Earrings (Php749) but to me, they really look like baby engagement rings for the ears! This is among Silverworks’ new launches at the latter part of this year, so I’m sure it will be beloved by a lot of people in the coming year. It’s also great as a birthday or V-day gift as it’s very wearable but at the same time very chic and with a very classy looking build.
And I am telling you! As you can see here when the two earrings are laid out you can visualize these as earrings…
But when only one is in the picture and it’s zoomed in quite heavily (these earrings are about 1cm in diameter IRL and the stone is probably 4-5mm in diameter so this is a super zoomed-in shot), it really looks like an engagement ring!! These earrings are made with AAA Cubic Zirconia, which probably adds more to the reasons why these come off like baby rings as the stones sparkle beautifully, reflecting a wide spectrum of colors in the stone’s facets.
I also wanted to get something unique, so I got one of their Stud Earrings with Clip Earring sets. So it has a tiny simulated diamond stud with a second simulated diamond stud, but the second stud has a connected clip-on earring to be attached to the ear cartilage.
Mio Mio is Silverworks’ online exclusive brand and they have quite a lot of stainless steel jewelry sets that are perfect for last-minute Christmas gifts as well as V-day and birthday gifts in 2023. Their jewelry sets range from Php200-500 and are already packaged very presentably, so I think these will be perfect for situations wherein you weren’t able to prepare a gift for someone, and then they turned out to have a gift for you this year, and now you are conflicted in how to reciprocate the gift after Christmas. Yes, very specific, but I’m sure that this scenario happens to everyone.
These Layered Chains with Pearl Earrings and Necklace sets are sure to please most recipients as the design is very wearable and will work with most outfits. These also come in gold and rose gold shades, so there are other color options depending on the tastes and skin tones of the recipient. In my own case, I have very cool skin with pinkish undertones, so I find that silver-colored jewelry works on me best. But for those with warmer skin tones, or for those who simply prefer yellow gold, the options exist.
For those who want a little more sparkle, maybe try these Open Heart Linked in Zirconia Earrings and Necklaceset everyone whom Php199 tho Sets? This set comes with small AAA zirconia studs which can also be used on second/third ear piercings or cartilage piercings due to the dainty size. The necklace screams ‘rich general’s daughter in a soap opera’, so I think this set will also delight most gift recipients.
If you really zoom into the stud, this is what it looks like. Indeed there are inclusions up close but this is a super close zoom-in of a stud that is only 4-6mm in real life, so the inclusions don’t look obvious to the naked eye in real life. They’re sparkly anyways so most people are bound to be enthralled by the sparkle rather than criticizing the minutiae of the inclusions.
For those who are into hearts in general, this might also be another great set to check out. This Heart Earrings and Necklace Set is yet another perfect item for the “what do I do with this person whom I didn’t give a Christmas gift to but they had a gift for me” people in our lives as it’s only Php199 and therefore really affordable that you can still catch up reciprocating everyone whom you missed out on your original Christmas gifts list.
For this set and for a lot of other sets by Mio Mio, the earrings are stud earrings, thereby making them appropriate for students. I still have a lot of beef with why my alma mater forbid dangling earrings as I still have no idea how in the world can a student’s earrings affect their educational aptitude. But well, we can’t do much about the rules of most schools, so at least as far students are concerned, these types of earrings will work well for them and they will be able to wear these without getting scolded by the school.
Lastly, for those who have a penchant for butterfly-themed jewelry like me, Silverworks also has these Butterfly Design Earrings and Necklace Sets (Php249). I personally like to incorporate a lot of butterfly charms in the accessories I make, so it makes sense to get something butterfly themed as well. And realistically, too, while cats are my favorite animals in the world, not a lot of mainstream accessory brands incorporate cute cat heads into their designs, so I’m waiting for the market to adapt to it as I do feel that there are more and more catparents these days due to the stay-at-home setup brought about by the pandemic.
What makes this set cute is that this is a set of encapsulated stones in a butterfly outline casing. I really like these kinds of designs despite being nervous that the stone might fall out at any time. But I sincerely wish the stones stay put on this set though!
And that’s it! Whether you’re looking for last-minute post-Christmas gifts or want to make 2023 more sparkly, Silverworks has an extensive collection of personalized jewelry as well as trendy jewelry sets in all sorts of styles. Visit https://www.silverworks.com/ to shop.