Gift Inspo - Astrid & Miyu Inital Rings
First of all, apologies about how wrinkled and hideous my hand looks in the above photo. My hands got old. I hereby declare I'll be slathering them in expensive hand cream every 30 minutes for the rest of my life, whilst sobbing into them. But anyway.
A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to win a fab comp run by nail polish superheroes Ciate and quirky jewellery brand Astrid & Miyu on Twitter. The prizes I won were the gorgeous Haute House polish set and two super cute initial rings. I chose my fellow CandyRocks-er Andrea to receive the second ring and we waited excitedly for them to arrive.
Astrid & Miyu is not a brand I was familiar with, but a quick browse of their site made me want EVERY THING! The company was founded in 2011 and the names Astrid (Swedish) and Miyu (Japanese) both mean 'exceptionally beautiful', as this is how they want us to feel when we wear their pieces. Love that! Alongside the initial rings we won, A & M also have the most beautiful ranges of necklaces, bracelets, earrings and other ring designs.
Our rings came packaged in little black gift boxes and are rose gold plated brass, studded with diamantes. They are also adjustable which I was relieved about as surprisingly, I have very slender fingers. (Fact!!) The rings are really dainty and cute and of course we had to have a pic of both rings together (with nails courtesy of Ciate!). I realised after posting this pic that it looks a little overly familiar, like we're getting married or something. Ah well.)
I especially love that these rings are stackable so you could have a whole word on your finger if you liked. A clean one, obvs. At £39, these are really well priced too and would make a lovely Christmas present. The initial rings come in gold and silver as well as rose gold.
Whilst browsing Astrid & Miyu I also noticed that they offer a Secret Box subscription offer. At £39 every three months, A&M will send you a surprise item customised especially for you. I love this idea, as it's something different to the usual subscription boxes about.
I'll definitely be heading back over to A&S before Christmas, mainly to buy presents but also to drop extremely heavy hints to the Husband about the absolutely stunning Chelsea Carnation Necklace that I've fallen completely in love with.
What do you think of Astrid & Miyu?