11th Feb 2017
guest writer: My Valentine's Day Visit To Merola
By ENI MAJ
It’s that time of the year again–Valentines Day. Love is either in the air or not.
There are the couples who constantly go on about how they love their other half, and what they are going to do for them. There are
the singles who try to brush it off and claim that it is a camouflaged way of making people buy things for commercial gain,
instead of showing love. And then there are those who are neutral, like me, who believe that love should be expressed every day
and not confined to a momentary date.
Irrespective of what category you may fall into, what we should all appreciate is showing people who are special to us that they are
loved. And the best way to do this (obviously) is a sparkly, bespoke gift. (Men, get your pen and paper pads out!)
On visiting Merola for the first time in Chelsea (thanks to JPR), I fell in love with not only the decor of the store but how
the jewellery was intricately displayed. I was amazed to see such high-quality costume and fashion jewellery. I was astounded to
learn that they stocked the well-known American designer, Kenneth Jay Lane. (His pieces were worn by celebrities such as Audrey
Hepburn, Jacqueline Kennedy, Sarah Jessica Parker, Lady Gaga, and many amazing talents). To be able to see these pieces and try
them on was a blessing. They also stock other beautiful pieces from their own ranges, as well as other gifted designers. It's like a
huge collaboration of beautiful, priceless jewellery!
With their super-friendly service inside the store and easy-to-use online store, it is simple to find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift!
After scrolling for just a few seconds, I was able to find exactly what I needed–and if I can do it, anyone can. Or you can pop in their
store like I did and simply be in awe. I will, however, warn you–there are a lot of choices and you could be there for a long time. And
it doesn’t end there, Merola can help you with jewellery for your wedding and other special occasions!
For Valentine's Day, I would definitely recommend the chains. They are unique and come in all sorts of size and ranges so they are
a safe bet if you are planning to surprise a loved one but are unsure of the sizes. I particularly liked the C/Z chains as you can add
more pendants to the same chain and make a link out of it.
Another easy option is a pair of earrings, which always look lovely and classic. I love the Merola hoops with crystals.
Even if you're the scrooge of Valentine's Day, you’re not allowed to be selfish on this occasion. Treat yourself and your
loved one with Merola-you won’t regret it!