Something Blue…


Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue…

 Swell Vintage jewelry /Adorn London Jewellery Blog
  ‘Royal Jewel’ by Swell Vintage


The Royal Wedding necklace

"When I told people that I was making a necklace to celebrate the Royal Wedding, every response I got was exactly the same – “oh right, is it going to have a crown in it?”  Although it was tempting to go with a more blatant interpretation of royalty when creating this piece, in the end I decided to take a more subtle approach. I found these striking vintage blue stones on one of my salvaging missions, and decided they would make a perfect centrepiece – not only is it a royal colour, but it could also be Kate’s ‘something blue’! To really make the colour pop and give the necklace an extra luxury feel, I added beautiful and perfectly formed freshwater pearls. Although I mainly used vintage parts, I wanted the necklace to have a modern feel – the asymmetric look is really on trend for this season, and I like how it gives a quirky feel to my designs. This necklace isn’t just right for a bride – it’s fit for a future Queen!"



All you have to do to enter our competition is:

  1. Follow Adorn London on Twitter and send us a message saying: ‘Win a bespoke Royal Wedding inspired necklace by Swell Vintage’
  2. OR Retweet the competition details to your followers to have a chance to win. The more you retweet, the more your name will be entered into the prize draw. Remember to use the title: ‘Win a bespoke Royal Wedding inspired necklace by Swell Vintage’ so we know you have entered to win this particular piece.

Then simply leave a comment on this page telling us what jewellery you would wear to the Royal Wedding…

Terms and conditions: The competition will close on the 8 May 2011 at 24h00. The winner will be announced during the course of the following week and the decision is final.

Our thanks extend to the lovely Frankie Murray of Swell Vintage for creating this bespoke piece as a giveaway opportunity on Adorn London.

Swell Vintage creates jewellery using authentic vintage and antique parts. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and lovingly made by hand, mixing different styles and materials from freshwater pearls to antique hardware. Frankie Murray, founder of Swell Vintage and chief designer, aims to make jewellery that celebrates the past, but is also fun, unique and wearable.


28 responses to “Something Blue…”

  1. jackie curran says:

    I would wear jewellery in sapphire and diamonds as they are my favourite jewels.

  2. Sally Lloyd-Jones says:

    An opal pendant as an opal signifies change.

  3. Rosie says:

    To celebrate the Royal Wedding I have organised a truelly British tea party. As the (hopegfully!) Glamorous Hostess I will be wearing a crimson lace tea dress styled with a floral ring and my Nan’s old tiny pearl necklace!

  4. I will wear a Cameo of a lady’s head necklace.

  5. helen karabulut says:

    I would wear simple pearl drop earrings and a pearl bracelet with many rows tied with a royal blue silk ribbon, with two tiny hearts hanging from ribbon ends

  6. Angela Reynolds says:

    I still love pearls for a good wedding, always looks classy.

  7. Annabel Griffin says:

    I’d wear understated bling – my Butler & Wilson watch with its patriotic crown design surrounded with crystals

  8. Victoria Jane says:

    I would wear the Alexander McQueen Brass skull and cherry blossom necklace because it would be by the same fashion house as the brides dress, and also its very beautiful and delicate.. just like the bride 🙂 x

  9. rocking up in a vintage cartier diamond encrusted hepburn dress with Swell Vintages @purple one@

  10. Julie Booth says:

    I would wear this which I have just been bought for my birthday.

  11. A Knight says:

    something twinkly 🙂

  12. Jane Platts says:

    I would wear a gorgeously chunky teal and vintage gold chain necklace I have that goes perfectly with my teal net tea dress, perfect for a wedding!

  13. mint palace says:

    I would wear pearls and diamonds with a pretty floral dress 🙂

  14. Jo Boyd says:

    If I was at the Royal Wedding, I’d be on the wrong side of the barriers, so would wear the bare minimum (wedding and engagement rings), if I was actually invited, that would be a different story – a visit to your shop first, methinks.

  15. Hayley Todd says:

    I would wear a gorgeous + understated piece of Welsh Clogau gold (one, because I am Welsh and proud, 2, because the royal couple will be the future prince and princess of Wales and 3, following and in-keeping with the tradition of Royal Brides wearing a Clogau gold wedding ring). I would choose to wear. I would choose the Windsor Cariad Ring 🙂

  16. Ann calland says:

    I would wear classic pearls,understated elegance!

  17. Ellen Stafford says:

    Fab competition

    @Webkinny on twitter x

  18. Justine Powell says:

    A diamond and pearl necklace Classic and lovely

  19. jenny beale says:

    I would wear my pearl earings, as i love them and they are so elegant! =D

  20. hannah evans says:

    I would wear the lime green Bow earrings my Marc Jacobs – perfect for a summer Wedding and standing out in a crowd!

  21. Chris Williams says:

    I would wear my sapphire and diamond earrings and necklace to match my engagement ring which is also sapphire and diamonds and looks like Kates except I had mine back in 1985.

  22. Brigitte Hunt says:

    I would wear the delicate diamond necklace and earrings that my husband bought for rme on our 25th anniversary – they’re kept in a box far too much..I should wear them more often and the Royal wedding day would be an ideal opportunity !

  23. Amy Williams says:

    I would have to go with pearls all the way – preferably a layered mixture of black and white, I do love my monochrome, so chic!

    This necklace is stunning by the way – Miss Frankie is indeed the best when it comes to re-working vintage jewels 🙂

    A x

  24. Francesca White says:

    Well I’m completely in love with the Yves Saint Laurent Silver Arty ring on your website so that or something white gold with diamonds.

  25. Phillip says:

    My Very old antique Gentlemans Watch….

  26. jayne e hall says:

    id wear a diamond tiara

  27. Christine Bray says:

    I have a pair of gold earrings my sister bought me many years ago, understated but classy…

  28. sandra henderson says:

    I would have to go with pearls too just got my grans set which are gorgeous and i want to wear them to a wedding soon

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