If you are thinking of buying a piece of memorable jewellery for your loved one or even yourself, I have to tell you about a recent discovery I made when attending the Children with Cancer Ball recently at the Grosvenor House in London’s West End. The purchase of an exclusive diamond caught my attention at the auction, as it had been donated by ComparetheDiamond.com to help raise funds for the Charity.
ComparetheDiamond.com is one of the leading diamond jewellery providers in the UK. A family run business, where owners Clive and his son Luke go the extra mile to provide an exclusive service to all of their customers, at whatever level of purchase.
In 2009 Clive turned down the highest-ever offer made on the BBC’s Dragons’ Den at the time. James Caan, Theo Paphitis and Peter Jones were keen to get involved, but Clive and Luke felt it was not a good enough offer and refused their proposal. After that there was no turning back for this outstanding Company, and with huge numbers of five star reviews and years of expertise under their belt, they really do offer a first stellar service to their customers.
I have already experienced their expertise first hand just by submitting a very rough sketch of what I wanted, and within 24 hours a prototype was presented to me on a video link in 3D.
It was remarkable, and it is as if I had designed my own jewellery. All of the staff are so friendly, and nothing is too much trouble. It is quite an exceptional and unforgettable experience, and I really would love everyone to try it. The prices are reasonable too. I would highly recommend ComparetheDiamond.com.
Clive and Luke are in agreement – ‘We use our skill and contact and we promise you a unique shopping experience, unquestionable value, remarkable product quality and amazing choice. The average diamond passes through 11 pairs of hands from source to consumer, we have reduced that journey down to just 2 to 4 middle men. Masters of CAD and 3D print ComparetheDiamond.com is one of TrustPilot’s highest rated jewellers.’
You are most welcome to talk to father, Clive or son Luke at any time. Indeed, any of the specialist team who are on hand to provide all the help and guidance you need, without obligation.
Most of us come from the era where we were proud to burn our bras, or at least we supported the ethos. I was someone who did not need a bra anyway, being fashionably Twiggy-esque and very flat chested.
My first bra experience was when I was 13 and most of the girls in my class were developing enviable curves, as I still remained like a stick insect, but still begged my Mum to buy me a bra. She came back from New York with a suitably flat elasticated band – vaguely resembling a belt but called a first bra, for me to grow into. I was devastated, as I imagined a beautiful lace bra, similar to all the girls in my class.
After giving birth to my daughter however, twenty years later, my boobs seem to take on a life of their own and grew and remained. In fact, I sat next to Twiggy at a Ball shortly after, with two extra stone of après-birth weight and ample breasts as we shared conversations of kids and fashion, with me desperately trying to stay away from the subject of body shape.
It is only in recent years I have begun to learn the importance of wearing a bra for both posture and support, and have waded through aisles of underwear shops and stores trying to find the right shape and fit and one that would feel comfortable.
My friend Debbie Arnold was horrified when she met up with me after many years. ‘Why are your boobs so low’ she exclaimed. I had no idea, but soon started to realise that they were supposed to be upwardly mobile and not pointing South!
Then I discovered No 1 Bra. I did my research and was introduced to the lady who had designed this amazing bra range, who had experienced all the trials and tribulations most of us have had in finding a bra that is perfect for us.
I spoke to Jeanette Misseldine, the creator of No 1 Bra and her story is both fascinating and inspiring as she recalls her own flight of discovery as she realized when shopping in Paris that she could not find a single comfortable bra because of the digging wire! So decided to create her own.
Women should not have to suffer the painful dig of a narrow underwire. You would never see a man with a wire protruding into his private area. Why should we!’says Jeanette
Jeanette had been in the Lingerie industry for many years, and has designed and created bras for global brands from high end to high street and all types from everyday to special occasions and sport!
It’s taken years of development on the legal and sourcing side.
We are very fortunate to have an exceptional manufacturing facility with certifications of excellence! Our products are high quality.
We launched in lockdown and no one had heard of us! We did a special promotion and sold out of all middle sizes and during covid took an age to re stock! Now we are fully stocked and ladies are loving the comfort.
Typically, they can’t believe it when they try one. We’ve had all emotions and the question most asked is ‘why it’s taken so long’
We know as soon as ladies try the bra they will not wear another brand again.
Our mission is to help as many ladies as possible to find comfort and the more we help the more we can do!
We already have a selection of bras going down to 28 bands and up to 44 – With A-HH cups.
All ladies are different and it really depends on body shape and your torso and bust which will determine which bras are best for you.
We offer a fitting service over the phone and have a special set of questions that ensure you have the right size. We exchange and are committed to helping every lady.
Jeanette is right, I for one will never again have to trapes around the aisles of lingerie to find a suitable bra that fits perfectly. It is all here under one shelf, in the No 1 Bra – Colours, Strapless bras and Swimwear are all in the pipeline. She is so excited about what she can offer. Bravo Jeanette! The best is yet to come.
A new place to shop for little ones this Christmas !
At www.stylemykid.com you will find a beautiful range of clothes, accessories and gifts for babies and little children often not found on the normal high st! With stunning outfits, luxury kids play & home items and many unique and organic lines, it’s the perfect place to shop for awesome gifts this Christmas!
www.stylemykid.com is a wonderful online shop (run by 3 mums and a dad) offering ‘on trend’, great quality products ranging from newborn organic swaddles to best selling zippy sleepsuits (loved by parents all over the world), to super fun soft play items and loads more.
They are proud to stock many trusted baby brands including the award winning ergoPouch sleepwear, Lulujo muslins & swaddle gift sets, Scandi chic brand Fabelab and the colourful and fun Zoocchini collection of clothes and accessories – all of which have a passion for gorgeous, organic and bamboo, child safe, sustainable items for little ones! SMK offer free delivery on all orders over £25 (in the UK) and get fantastic customer feedback for products and service.
Here are their top gifting products to make a very happy time for both kids and parents!
Moonie Humming Friend Nightlight & Sleeping Aid with Smart Cry Detector, Natural Sounds, Light modes & USB charge – £64.95 – Available in four bunny colours – Sky, Powder, Cream and Cloud
Zoocchini Wearable Hooded Animal Fleecy Oversized Blanket – £24.95 comes in Koala, Bear, Dog, Fawn & Bunny!
Lulujo Milestone 1st Year Bamboo Swaddle Blanket and Date CardSet –– Dream Come True Rainbow – £19.95. Perfect for new parents – lots of designs to choose from.
Potwells Long Hot Water Bottles – Plush Dino/Zebra/Unicorn – £29.95 (currently on sale from £39.95)
Fabelab Organic Big Buddy Large Huggable Toys – Made with Organic Sherpa Fabric and measures 54cm long! £49.95 – Available in Pink Bunny, White Unicorn, Black Sheep and Ochre Bear
Zoocchini Hooded Animal Towels – For ages 2+ and come in several different wonderful designs including Shark, Lion, Bunny, Unicorn, Pirate & Flamingo – £29.95
Micador Easy Carry Portable Art Studio – £34.95
Kabode Organic Quilt and Duvet Bedding Set in Robot or Rainbow – Crib, Cot & Cot Bed sizes available – Prices from £34.95
ergoPouch Organic 2.5 TOG Sleepbag Suit – Converts from sleeping bag to sleepsuit with legs using a very clever zip system! Available for children from 8 months to 6 years and in a choice of 3 colours – £62.95. Perfect for toddlers who are walking, and pre-schoolers transitioning to a big bed.
Zoocchini Sherman the Shark Set – Balaclava and matching Mittens – £17.95 & £11.95 -Also comes in loads of other animal and creature designs!
SMK Zippy Sleepsuits – Over 30 eye-catching, beautiful designs to choose from with double zip feature and both hand & feet cuffs – £12.95 each or in a bundle deal 2 for £24, 3 for £33, 4 for £44 etc.
Please note that they are open until the 24th Dec however to guarantee delivery in the UK before Christmas day orders should be place by 1pm on the 21stDec for standard delivery or 22nd Dec for express delivery.