Saturday, 26 April 2014

Fashion: Jewellery by Ruby South Africa + Giveaway!

When it comes to my style regarding clothes and accessories, the one thing I always look for is something that's unique, that nobody else will have. Even though I do love a good ol bash through Primark, it's way more satisfying to be wearing something that's perhaps not on everyone's radar. One of those finds I'd like to share with you today are a few necklaces by Ruby South Africa.

Just look at that pretty packaging! Aww! And what was inside is even better.

My absolute favourite of the lot is this swinger necklace. It sits a little bit askew, so that it literally looks like you have a girl on a swing hanging around your neck. (No, not literally. Not literally at all)

This Mini Africa necklace I've already had lots of compliments for! It's incredibly delicate and feminine and sits at that perfect spot right between the collar bones.

Ruby also have a range of upcycled coin necklaces which are literally coins from around the world, slightly embellished and threaded around a chain. They are a bit longer than the other necklaces and absolutely perfect for layering, particularly if you're going for a bit of a vintage look in your outfits.

I just cannot get over how pretty they look! Now, I did have some shots of how these necklaces look when worn, but unfortunately my chest decided to erupt in a random bout of redness (sunburn? excitement?), so I will spare you the sight of that.

But you've still got the chance to win some of these for yourself and style them any which way you like. In collaboration with Ruby South Africa I'm giving away three of their upcycled coin necklaces. Here's what's up for grabs:

All I'm askin in return is that you take a few minutes to check out Ruby's Count Fracula campaign which opposes fracking in the Karoo in South Africa. In case you don't know what fracking is (I had to google it), here is an excellent BBC News article on what it means and what the dangers of fracking are. In simple terms, it's a process of getting gas out of rocks by drilling into them and injecting water at high pressure. The problem is that the process can release huge amounts of carcinogenic chemicals into the drinking water and it's therefore highly controversial. In a region where drinking water is already in short supply, contaminating what little there is is doubly tragic.
Ruby have teamed up with photographer Gavin Goodman and copywriter David Gimpel to create a powerful campaign raising awareness of the dangers of fracking.

For more information or to help, you can visit

To enter the giveaway, just use the Rafflecopter widget below. The giveaway is international and will close at midnight on Sunday, May 4th.

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To see what other gorgeous jewellery Ruby have got on offer (make sure to check out their range of lingerie as well!), you can visit their website or alternatively their Etsy shop.

Good luck!

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