Pearls of wisdom

With the introduction of our exciting new range of freshwater pearl jewellery at Designed to Sparkle, I wanted to explore the world of pearls and share this with you. On my journey I have certainly picked up a few pearls of wisdom along the way and hope that you too find out a few things that you never knew about pearls!

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What is in a name....

When starting up my jewellery business I searched far and wide for a name that embodied what I wanted to say about my jewellery and what I wanted people to feel when they wear it.

Italian is often called the language of love so when I found the beautiful word 'Brillare' which means 'Sparkle or Shine bright' I fell in love! I wanted to design my jewellery to make people feel special when they wear it, so 'Brillare, Designed to Sparkle' was born :-)

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What to do if it rains or snows on your Wedding Day!

No matter how much planning and preparation work you put into your big day, the one thing that you cannot control is the weather :-)

So, the next best thing to do is to make plans to cover these eventualities, within reason ;-) If you are getting married in July for example it is very unlikely (some might say zero chance!) of it snowing, but you definitely cannot say that about rain!

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Wedding Shrugs, Wraps, Collars, Capes....!

Whether your wedding is in Winter, Spring, Summer or Autumn it can be reassuring (and often necessary!) to have a shrug/ wrap/ cover-up waiting in the wings.

Cover-ups can also be used to accessorise your look; to provide a cover for your upper arms (a top bride-to-be request) or just to add that little extra something to your dress.

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Choosing your Wedding Colours can be daunting!

Choosing your colours for a wedding can be a daunting task!

You may be lucky and have a favourite colour, or you might have been planning your wedding in your head for so long that you know exactly what you want :-) If that is the case then you have a great starting point!

For those who are not so sure or just donโ€™t know where to start then hopefully I can give you a helping hand.

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