I’m all for investing in beautiful, fine jewellery that you can wear for the rest of your life, and pass onto a daughter, God daughter or special person.

I started my collection in my late 20’s and can honestly say I love every single piece of fine jewellery I own. Whenever friends or family ask what I want for a gift, I ask them to club together & get me a piece of fine jewellery. Of course, cash dependent, I also love nothing more than spoiling myself with a little something.

One of my favourite, local, fine jewellery brands is VERUS Fine Jewellery. Aside for the fact that one of my besties is a part owner (full disclosure), I love the brands take on styling, their focus on quality, and of course the interesting – and often very unique – design details.

“Jewellery to love. Created to reflect you on any given day. Some days feel edgy, some days feel flirty. Our creations will be your second skin, you will never want to take them off!”

Today, in partnership with VERUS, I’m giving one lucky person the chance to win a beautiful Galaxy rose gold necklace adorned with real, hand cut turquoise beads, valued at R5, 600.00 – (Entry details at end of this blog post)

A little note about Turquoise stones:

Turquoise is perhaps the oldest stone in man’s history, the talisman of kings, shamans, and warriors. It is a stone of protection – strong and opaque – yet soothing to the touch and healing to the eye, as if carved from an azure heaven and fallen to earth. A symbol of friendship, it’s believed that when given by a loving hand, Turquoise will  bring happiness and good fortune to the wearer. 

Also pictured is the Alex Necklace (R4,650BUY) with its hand crafted inter-linking circles on a delicate 42cm fine chain with an additional chain spacer to allow you to shorten the necklace.

The Ohm pendant necklace (R1,100 – BUY) has a Rose gold plated pendant mini disc (also available in 9k & 18k rose or yellow gold) with an engraved Ohm symbol. It’s great worn solo or layered with other pieces and the disc measures 9mm across.

The Art of Necklace Layering by Candice Ilic from VERUS

It’s best to select 4 length options, namely at 38cm (choker), 40cm (short), 42cm (medium) and 45cm (medium/long).

In this image above with the turquoise necklace, we used shorter options.

Getting necklace layering right is all about striking a balance between variation and consistency.

Create texture interest with different designs of chain links and varied weights. Beaded necklaces are also a great asset to this type of layering, because they bring an element of interest and fresh colour.

And if you’re in the market for some bold and truly beautiful earring, have a look at these beauties.

G Candy Hoops in gold plated sterling silver R890BUY – These timeless G-Candy Hoops allow you to mix classic with fun! Wear them on their own or add a fun charm for a fresh and unique look. These hoops measure 1mm thick, with a selection of 18mm or 23mm across width of circle. We added a 9K gold Sunbird charm R3 750 – BUY

Second hole:  Stella Hoops with white diamond pendant R11 950BUY  I just adore these gorgeous small gold hoops with white diamonds that add dazzling sparkle. Stylish worn alone and wonderful to add to an earring layered set.

Third hole: Salt n’ Pepper Sudis Studs R12 500BUY  – Two round faceted Salt ‘n Pepper diamonds set in rose gold studs have been a cool-girl, punk-inspired vibe I just LOVE!

To stand a chance of wining the VERUS Fine Jewellery rose gold necklace adorned with real, hand cut turquoise beads valued at R5, 600.00.

I’m running this giveaway on both Facebook & Instagram.

You can enter on both platforms, or just on one.

See Below:


Step 1: Follow me HERE on Instagram if you don’t already

Step 2: Follow VERUS Fine Jewellery on Instagram  HERE

Go to my Instagram post with the VERUS giveaway and follow the competition entry details (they’re really easy, all you have to do is tag a friend & ask them to complete step 1 & 2)


Step 1: Follow @inmybagblog on Facebook HERE (if you don’t already)

Step 2: Follow @Verusfinejewellery on Facebook HERE

Go to my FACEBOOK post with the VERUS giveaway and follow the competition entry details (they’re really easy, all you have to do is tag a friend & ask them to complete step 1 & 2)

This giveaway is only open to residents of South Africa

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