My Bespoke Necklace for the MADs from DIWAH Jewellery
Earlier this year I found out that “Stopping At Two” was a finalist in the MAD Blog Award in September. For those of you who don’t know, these are the UK’s biggest and most established awards for bloggers. Stopping At Two is one of six finalists in the Schooldays category, and I will find out whether I have won or not at a gala awards ceremony at the Royal Garden Hotel, London in September. As excited as I am about the awards ceremony, I am also feeling a little daunted about what to wear. I’m most comfortable in jeans and t-shirt and since having children I don’t tend to wear much jewellery, but I am going to need to get dressed up for this occasion. I am really lucky in that the amazing DIWAH Jewellery offered to make me a bespoke necklace for the awards ceremony.
British Company DIWAH allow you to either design your own, unique pieces of jewellery using their online jewellery designer, or will design a piece especially for you. The design tool is great fun. You firstly choose from six different necklace templates, choose from the vast array of components (grouped into different collections to help you find the style you are looking for) and then drag and drop them into place. I found the choice of so many pretty beads in loads of different colours, shapes and sizes a bit too much to be able to come up with something myself, so I decided to let the DIWAH designers do what they are best at!
The first step towards my bespoke necklace was to fill in the design service form. This enabled DIWAH to find out a bit more about me, the styles and colours that I like. Having not found the perfect dress for the MADs yet, I wanted a glamorous collar necklace, in black, silver and gold. Not long after submitting the design form, I received an email with three designs that DIWAH designer, Laura, had come up with for me.
I loved all three, but particularly liked the second and third designs, and loved certain elements from both. I explained what it was that I liked about these two, and Laura came back to me with my final design, which she called “Acceptance Speech”.
I was so happy with the final design. It was so much better than I would have come up with myself, and yet I feel like I had so much input into its design. As Laura was making up my necklace, I was sent pictures to show its progress, and the final piece before it was sent to me.
A few days later, a package arrived for me in the post. Inside was a black box, tied up with a pretty bow in the distinctive bright pink colouring of the DIWAH logo. I was so excited to look inside and find my necklace amidst the layers of bright pink tissue paper, alongside a beautiful handwritten note.
It was even more beautiful than the photos suggested. Each of the components were obviously of a high quality. I really loved the detail on the magnetic clasp – despite this part not really being seen with it being right at the back of the necklace as it is worn, it is still absolutely stunning. The whole piece is so beautifully design and has obviously been put together with a great deal of care and love.
Unsurprisingly, I love my “Acceptance Speech”, and even if I don’t win a MAD Blog Award in September, I know that I am going to feel very special in my unique design from DIWAH.
Obviously, the necklace will be featuring on my blog again when I let you know what I end up wearing to the MADs and my experience of the night!
DIWAH are offering all my readers free shipping and 30% off any of their products. Just use the voucher code STOPPINGATTWO30 which is valid until 1st May 2017 and has unlimited uses.
Disclaimer: DIWAH kindly designed and gifted me “Acceptance Speech” in exchange for an honest review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own, and I was really happy with both the service and the final produce from DIWAH. I will definitely be buying from them in the future and I can thoroughly recommend them!