By Jess Beech
Unless you’ve been avoiding your inbox and fast-forwarding through the adverts for weeks now, it’ll come as no surprise that it's Black Friday weekend, with Cyber Monday following tomorrow. And with December just days away, it’s the perfect opportunity to get ahead on your Christmas shopping.
Enter the Monica Vinader Black Friday weekend sale. Their website is an all-year round treasure trove of gemstones and trinkets guaranteed to inspire your inner magpie - even the Duchess of Cambridge is a fan. But if your budget doesn’t quite stretch to royal heights, we’ve got good news, in the form of a 25% site wide Black Friday discount.
Even better, the saving is automatically applied, so there’s no fiddling around with complicated codes.
On top of the 25% off, Monica Vinader are also running daily ‘flash sales’, where they slash prices of selected items by up to 50%. Sign up to their newsletter to be the first to know what’s landing each day.
Saving precious scrolling time (so you can spend more time shopping!) we’ve rounded up the prettiest pieces to shop now…
Best Monica Vinader Black Friday and Cyber Monday buys to shop now
Shopping for someone else and not sure where to start? Now seems like a good time for us to impart some jewellery buying wisdom.
First up, consider which metal they normally wear, whether that's silver, yellow or rose gold. If you live with them, take a look in their jewellery box, or if not, social media is always a handy tool for snooping.
For earrings, it sounds silly, but check they have their ears pierced first. Then, do a little detective work. Do they normally wear studs? Hoops? Dangly cocktail earrings? Choosing something that's similar to, or an upgraded version of, something they already own, is a safe bet.
Necklaces are a little easier, but consider the length of the chain before purchasing. Too long or too short, and they're unlikely to wear it. When it comes to design, think about the sort of things they usually wear day-to-day. Something bold and statement might not feel as wearable as a small, delicate pendant.
Rings are the most tricky, as sizing is complicated. They also have obvious romantic connotations, so think carefully before gifting a ring to avoid any uncomfortable situations...
Remember, all items in the Monica Vinader Black Friday sale are only available while stocks last, so shop soon to avoid disappointment.
Jess Beech is an experienced fashion and beauty editor, with more than eight years experience in the publishing industry. She has written for woman&home, GoodtoKnow, Now, Woman, Woman’s Weekly, Woman’s Own and Chat, and is currently Deputy Fashion & Beauty Editor at Future PLC.
She caught the magazine bug during a stint as Fashion Editor of her university newspaper alongside her English degree, and hasn’t looked back since. As for the fashion bug, that came as part and parcel of growing up in the 90s, but the less said about that the better!
Jess’ average day in the office is spent researching the latest fashion trends, chatting to industry tastemakers and scouring the internet to bring you this season’s must-buy pieces - as well as advice on how to wear them. Weekends are equally fashion-focused, and Jess has been known to visit no less than five Zara stores in a single day in search of the perfect occasion dress.
The only thing that comes close to a buzz of finally tracking down that much-coveted dress is the joy of discovering a new beauty wonder product or hero ingredient. A beauty obsessive, Jess has tried everything from cryotherapy to chemical peels (minus the Samantha in Sex and The City-worthy redness) and interviewed experts including Jo Malone and Trinny Woodall.
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