Some of you may already know my dirty little secrets. Some may not. One of them involves 3 draws and other storage spots full of jewellery. The vast majority is cheap & cheerful, with a few more special bits; I always go for sterling silver when I want something special. I’ve loved jewellery since I was little, and I find with chronic illness it’s a small something that can still put a smile on my face. I was thrilled when House of Silver offered to send me an item of my choosing to share with you lovely lot, so let’s get to it!
About House Of Silver
House Of Silver is a family-run business that operates out of the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham. They’ve got over 20 years of experience in bringing customers the best quality jewellery with designs that show their attention to detail and love for what they do. Thanks to being a small company, they have oodles of dedication and passion for their business and their customers, going above and beyond to make sure their customers are happy. And I’m certainly a happy customer as proof that their efforts are successful!
You can browse their website to shop with them, and you can also find them on social media. Check out the House of Silver blog where they’re currently running a giveaway for a pair of their infinity design earrings.
House Of Silver have also added a specially created range of jewellery for their Autism Awareness collection, which I think is such a fantastic initiative. You can check it out here.
They have a varied collection of designs, from classic to contemporary, across a range of jewellery types, including :
Earrings, bracelets, charms, necklaces & pendants, rings, chains, men’s jewellery, gold jewellery, silver sets, designer jewellery, bangles, and accessories.
House Of Silver prioritise quality while keeping costs very reasonable, which is a big tick in my book. When I think of sterling silver I usually wince because I think it’s going to be stupidly expensive, and a lot of the time it is. Thankfully, looking through the whole House Of Silver collection highlights that they offer really good value for money. I wouldn’t be reviewing this and promoting the brand if I weren’t happy about their prices.
Sterling silver not only looks stunning, but it’s durable and wears well, so I see it as a good investment.
It’s also a good option for many with sensitive skin and allergies to certain metals and products, which you’ll often mind in mixed metal and plated jewellery. For this reason, I only ever buy sterling silver for my mother, and I tend to prefer it for gifting to others, too.
The jewellery at House Of Silver is genuine 925 sterling silver. It’s solid and it’s top quality, so there’s no fear of green necks and earlobes! The jewellery is made to last, so a little maintenance is all that’s required; I tend to use a silver cleaning cloth and sometimes liquid cleaner, depending on the item.
Ordering, customer service & delivery
I was able to choose what I wanted for this post, and I took my time browsing. I’m hugely indecisive so this took me a while as there are so many beautiful pieces that I love on their site.
The product pages gave me enough information to make my decision, and I was glad to see the dimensions clearly noted as you can never really gauge the of earrings from online photos too well.
These were sent out super quickly in the post and I received them well packed; they came in a small cardboard box to keep them safe and make them look more presentable.
I’ve found the team at House Of Silver to be incredibly friendly, responsive and helpful, so you’re supported with any queries or issues you may have. I have trust in them, which counts for a lot when you’re buying online.
I decided on the ‘bamboo earrings’, a pair of silver drop earrings with a circular disk featuring a cut-out leaf design, finished with a simple green crystal on the drop-down chain to add a touch of colour.
I love the simple design because while it’s easy-going, it’s still distinctive, gently feminine and memorable. Unlike jewellery with gems and stuck-on detailing that can fall off, I anticipate these wearing incredibly well. They look delicate and aren’t heavy, and yet they feel robust, being well made with solid sterling silver.
These are fishhook earrings, so they sit comfortably with a long stem at the back to keep them in place; they don’t come with, or need, butterfly backs, however you can put your own on should you wish for extra peace of mind.
The total length is 3.6cm, with a diameter of 2.37cm. There’s enough dangle room to make a small statement without them getting in the way or being too heavy. The round disc of each earring faces forward, and can sway and turn gently when you’re wearing them, showing off the sparkling silver as it catches the light.
The earrings themselves are… Beautiful!
The silver is smooth and shiny, making it twinkle in the light. Some silver can look dulled, but this is highly polished. They are also a reasonable weight and not too heavy, making them comfortable to wear. These get the balance just right with being light enough but also sturdy and solid. They feel like quality earrings just holding them in your hand, where you can tell by inspecting them that everything looks like just right: the drop lengths are identical, the designs are perfectly etched and the cut-outs are precise, and there’s literally no fault or point of improvement I can find whatsoever.
A dedicated business that loves what they do and it shows in their customer service and products. The designs are beautiful and each piece is crafted with care, so it’s reassuring to know you’ll get the best quality and at a reasonable price. Looking for a gift for yourself or someone else? From my personal positive experience, I’ll definitely be giving these guys a thumbs up recommendation.
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Do you also have a secret love affair with jewellery? What’s your favourite type of jewellery?