Ijeure Onwadike, Milliner and Creative Director of the vivacious brand, UrezKulture sat down with Zinny’s Box to tell us all about her unique, hand crafted jewellery pieces. Full of life and fearless (her personal motto is ‘the only time you should ever look back is to see how far you have come’) her jewellery brand … Continue reading Rising Gems Interview: UrezKulture
Zinny’s Box had the pleasure of interviewing ultra cool jewellery designer, Tiwalolu Osibodu of Lolu Rhoda, a London based jewellery brand known for its chic statement jewellery pieces and colourful jewels. A jewellery lover from an early age, she followed her passion and now creates pieces from her London studio. Photographs from Lolu Rhoda website … Continue reading Rising Gems Interview : Lolu Rhoda
There’s the saying, ‘there’s nothing new under the sun’, it is true that trends come and go (bell bottom trousers for example) but there are some people who make a mark and are simply inimitable and here is a selection of some of our jewellery icons, all women with distinct personal style… in no particular … Continue reading Jewellery Icons
I did some research in Paris of places to get your jewellery fixed and thanks to our Parisian contact Veronica who scoured the streets of Paris for me, we were able to get a list of jewellery repair shops ranging from those for your not so expensive pieces to your more expensive pieces, as well as … Continue reading Ms Fix It – Paris
Have a broken piece of jewellery lying about and wondering where to get it fixed? Well we have done some research and found places where you can go to get your piece back to being as good as new. For security reasons some stores would rather you call them first so I have provided phone … Continue reading Ms Fix It – Lagos and Abuja
The first time you lock eyes with that piece of jewellery in the store, it glimmers. The stones sparkle and the metal catches every ray of light and it is love at first sight! The trouble comes when it starts to lose that sparkle. Well fear not, there are steps to take to avoid tarnishing … Continue reading Tender Love and Care: Gold
I remember a story my aunt told me of a friend of hers who bought several sets of diamond jewellery, with the hopes of pawning them off in harder times so imagine her utter shock when years later she took them to a pawn shop and was told that her precious diamond jewellery were in … Continue reading No. 1 Jewellery Detective Agency
For those of us who have not pierced our ear lobes, my apologies, there really is no question: clip ons are the only choice as well as ear cuffs of course. For others who have pierced ear lobes ( if you are Nigerian chances are your ears were pierced before you had a chance to … Continue reading To Clip or to Post…That is the jewelery lover’s question
Looking through magazines and browsing bustling markets such as the popular Balogun Market one thing is clear: African jewellery has many forms and are made in different materials and fabrics. There are rows and rows of stalls waiting to be discovered filled with jewellery created out of a mixture of fabrics. That made me think: … Continue reading It’s black, it’s white….err no it’s blurred lines?
The Queen of Pop, Beyonce, famously crooned ‘Who wants that perfect love story anyway…’ and it seems that is true also of jewellery! The Spring 2015 trend of perfect imperfection, which Harpers Bazaar calls ‘the unbalanced trend’ is pure perfection. Glorious stones in the spring colours of pinks, yellows, greens arranged in interesting designs reflect … Continue reading Beauty in Chaos!