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I have always been inspired by the sea. Looking out across the ocean, the sound of the waves on the beach and the salty sea breeze in the air all help me to gain perspective. I especially love sea swimming! When I’m by the coast, I can’t help but wonder at the sheer beauty of nature.
If you’ve followed me for a while, you’ll know that Cornwall holds a special place in my heart. We’ve spent countless holidays on the Cornish coast and I was lucky enough to call Cornwall home for three years while I attended University College Falmouth.
The rugged North Coast is one of my favourite areas in Cornwall. From Tintagel to Port Isaac, I love the wild nature of the land and sea and the strong sense of community. In fact, Fisherman’s Friends, set in pretty Port Isaac, is one of my favourite films.
In the countless times I’ve watched the film I’ve been mesmerised not only by the stunning scenery but also by the beautiful jewellery worn by Tuppence Middleton – this led me to discover Yumé Jewellery.
Yumé, a jewellery designer and maker in South Devon, opened her Ashburton shop and boutique parlour studio in 2003.
Focusing on designs influenced by nature and mythology, Yumé draws inspiration from her own upbringing and travels around the world.
I love the transformative feel of jewellery and the meanings behind personal pieces really speak to me.
From her studio, Yumé is able to use 100% recycled silver and gold to create ethical, beautiful, bespoke and timeless pieces to add to any jewellery collection.
Jewellery can be expensive but I like to invest in classic and responsibly sourced pieces which I know I will love and cherish for a lifetime.
At the same time, I always try to support artisan makers and local, small businesses where I can. I feel there is something special about items of jewellery which are made in small batches and offer a unique sense of style.
Yumé’s creations are cast from nature, beautifully sculptural and remind us of the naturally occurring abundance and glowing treasures from the world around us.
I was delighted when Yumé reached out to me offering to gift me an item of jewellery from her collection.
However, with the current climate, I didn’t feel comfortable accepting such a gift without also purchasing another timeless piece from Yumé’s collection.
I paid in full for my long lusted after limpet necklace in sterling silver. I couldn’t be more delighted with it – it’s simple and sweet. It’s so easy to wear as it is lightweight and classic in style.
Part of Yumé’s ‘Neptune’s Treasures’ collection, the necklace is cast from a limpet shell. Delicate in form, the textures of the limpet pendant are captured gracefully.
I especially love the clasp. Sometimes, when wearing other necklaces, I’m aware if a clasp twists round to the front when it should be at the back. The clasp on the limpet necklace is so pretty and delicate that I actually prefer it being worn at the front next to the limpet shell.
Limpets are especially symbolic to me of long Summer days spent on Trebarwith Strand beach with my family. I’ve affectionately named Bubba ‘limpet’ over the years as we are so close. I’m also conscious that there is a beautiful symbolism in being steadfast in the face of adversity just like limpet shells which cling to rocks regardless of the tide.
Yumé kindly gifted me the sterling silver scallop shell studs to go alongside my necklace. The tiny studs are beautiful, delicate and detailed.
They sit so comfortably in the ear and they give a classic, nautical twist to any outfit. The perfect size, they are the perfect addition to any jewellery collection and I love them!
Thank you very much to Yumé at Yumé Jewellery for gifting me an item of jewellery from the ‘Neptune’s Treasures’ collection – it has been an absolute pleasure to work with you and I will treasure your creations.
As always, thank you so much for reading. Do you have a favourite piece of jewellery? Which items in your jewellery collection hold a history of their own? Have you heard of ethical jewellery before? Comment below, say hello and let me know!
For further information about Yumé Jewellery please visit the dedicated website: www.yumejewellery.com