Curved Rose Jewellery

5 Mar

Some weeks ago I was contacted by a lovely lady called Jessie.

“I just wanted to say hi and introduce myself. My name is Jessie and I have just launched an independent jewellery store online called Curved Rose – specialising in contemporary jewellery in larger sizes.

After working in the retail jewellery industry for 12 years, I decided to go it alone and launch Curved Rose. It became apparent to me whilst working in a modern, high street jeweller, that many women were unable to buy the jewellery that they would like, as it was not available in their size. Curved Rose is all about offering a great choice of ready to wear, contemporary silver jewellery, but in sizes for plus size women.

I was really excited to hear of a company like hers, as I know myself and others definitely struggle to find items that are beautiful and elegant in larger sizes. Curved Rose has a well laid out website with plenty to choose from, and I loved almost every other item! And so I cheekily asked if I might try this gorgeous ‘Into The Blue’ ring as I don’t have the slimmest of hands, and I am a sucker for anything blue/green/turquoise.
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Jessie was very lovely and offered to send the ring over the very next day. Using the sizing guide I identified the best size for my selected finger as being ‘S’, and I eagerly awaited it’s arrival.

Within a day the parcel containing the gorgeously wrapped box arrived! And it even had a little something extra inside…IMG-20130228-02350

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It also came with a care sheet that had a personal feel and nice clear instructions on how to keep my jewellery in tiptop condition.

I tried the ring on straight away, but to my dismay it was slightly big due to me being an amateur at measuring my finger.
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However, Jessie was an absolute angel and sent me out a new one that arrived the next day, even before I had returned the larger one. The new ring was a perfect fit and I adore it!
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As you can see, the extra little something turned out to be the gorgeous matching ‘Into The Blue’ necklace! It fit me perfectly and sat at a flattering height on my decolletage. I was genuinely touched by Jessie’s generosity, and I absolutely adored it!
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I am definitely one for larger colourful pieces of jewellery over small dainty pieces, and these pieces from Curved Rose were a perfect fit for me. Classy and elegant enough to make me look like a lady when needed, but bold enough to make something of a statement.
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I am a huge fan of silver over gold, and these pieces looked and felt high quality. The prices really do reflect the pieces, and Jessie has a real talent and eye for what looks good on a larger woman. As seen in this interview on Plus Size Millard, Jessie has been working on her current collection for 8 months, and I am excited to see how she progresses now that she has launched.

The dress worn in this post is a custom made dress from Vietnam. I thought it suited the pieces perfectly, and would also make a great outfit for a wedding.
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Sadly the dress is not quite what I had hoped for from a custom dress. The design I chose had a lot of material in the bust area, and for that reason they seemed unable to fit it to my waist. I’m glad I bought it and had the experience of the process, but my curiosity has been sated and I will stick to my pin up style dresses!
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Thank you to my boyfriend for taking these photos in our carpark, and helping to tuck my bra straps in in the other photos! The neighbours were somewhat amused…
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Are you happy to hear of Curved Rose? Do you struggle to find beautiful elegant jewellery in larger sizes?

Follow Curved Rose on Twitter here, and like them on Facebook here.

11 Responses to “Curved Rose Jewellery”

  1. vanessa frisbee March 6, 2013 at 12.53 #

    Hooray for Curved Rose ! – Its always great to hear about companies who focus on the extra’s , like jewellery, the fit of which so many of us take for granted. I make bespoke precious silver, gold and platinum jewellery, and have a devoted circle of curvy girls who come to me for advice and jewellery – as an ex stylist I like to work with clients to make sure that the detail is perfect – most off the peg jewellery tends to assume you are a standard size, and that simply doesn’t work when curves are involved. A bigger girl is not going to suit a delicate solitaire diamond – and anyway, a high street jeweller isn’t going to supply one that will fit to try on anyway !!!. We’ve noted a reluctance in new clients who come to our shop to try jewellery as they assume “the’ll be too big for it” – and are very pleased to see that many of our things not only fit, but if they don’t they can altered on the spot or made bespoke to suit. many of our pieces are “scaled” to suit curvy girls, and to be honest we don’t really do delicate and weeny !. – many of our necklaces start at 20 inches , not 16 or 18 inches or so many necklaces do. I love statement jewellery , and delight in finding clients curvy enough and strong minded enough to wear it….in fact it saddens me when clients come into my shop and say “I want something delicate” because I know im probably not onto a winner !!. My feeling is , enough is enough , curvy girls need to DEMAND the details to suit them…its time to push the zero’s back into the shade…..

  2. TheAbsurdCurvyNerd March 6, 2013 at 12.53 #

    That bright blue of the jewelry looks so good on you! Sometimes I feel just a tad bit guilty not wearing jewelry when I do actually have some pretty pieces, because it looks so put together when I see it on other people.

  3. XL Hourglass March 6, 2013 at 12.53 #

    What tailor did you use in Vietnam? My parents were just in Vietnam a few weeks ago, and went to a tailor called Ms Tam Tam where they had excellent clothes made. I had also send them my measurements, and they made 3 pieces for me – though they needed to be fitted when I got tot try them on (but easy bits, so it was no problem). I haven’t posted them on my blog yet, but I probably will – just to show off ;)

  4. shapeplusstyle March 6, 2013 at 12.53 #

    I love the colours in the dress you had made. It looks like the sort of dress that if you get bored with it you could have the bottom taken up and get a whole new outfit from it. I always struggle with bracelets and bangles when it comes to high street jewellery. They never fit over my huge spade like hands. If I wear spring loaded bracelets they always seem to dig into a nerve in my wrist and give me a sort of carpal tunnel thing and it hurts like crazy, so I shall be interested to have a look at Curved Rose.

  5. onnemeis March 6, 2013 at 12.53 #

    Nice jewelry! In the Netherlands we have Siervol, also for the curved fashionista who likes to wear nice rings or bracelets.

  6. JaneB March 6, 2013 at 12.53 #

    That jewellery looks stunning on you! Hooray for Curved Rose!

  7. Belle March 6, 2013 at 12.53 #

    Those jewels are stunning as is that dress on you, so elegant!

  8. genepi March 7, 2013 at 12.53 #

    Hellou,
    It is Biubiu Kyoto on your pictures, isn’t it? http://biubiu.pl/en/kyoto-bluebell.html
    Looks amazing.

  9. Frances beirne March 7, 2013 at 12.53 #

    What beautiful pieces! Really eye-catching. George I think you look incredible in that dress; and whilst it’s not your usual style its a beautiful dress nonetheless xxx

  10. Lynn March 7, 2013 at 12.53 #

    I adored the dress as soon as I saw it and was going to ask you where you had got it. :)

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