Jewellery and Fashion Trends From Ireland

Rose Quartz – Best Kept Secret in Crystals

Rose Quartz – Best Kept Secret in Crystals

Something has caught our attention recently. And no, it’s not a trend or another celebrity craze. We have recently realised how little attention is given to crystals. I bet you associate crystals and gemstones with craft markets? Admit it, you just do not know enough about them. There is almost no talk about crystals or gemstones. We do see them but would we ever buy one or wear one? Well, today’s post is about to shed some light on the crystals and gemstones. You will be surprised to learn some things. Guaranteed.

We turn our attention to a particular crystal – Rose quartz, a crystal that is pink in colour and most likely familiar to you. Rose quartz is one of the most popular crystals in healing, jewellery, as well as Feng Shui.  You might not realise that Rose quartz has been used as an anti-wrinkle remedy. It is known as a love crystal (self-love, family love and unconditional love), but rose quartz is also used when it comes to healing one's heart from pain and sadness. Roze quartz is definitely best-kept secret amongst the few that are familiar with its powers. This is the crystal that you should have in your possession if you want love, healing and warm energy. It would serve as a great reminder for you to love yourself first before accepting someone else’s love. If there is someone in your life that needs that too, the jewellery made with rose quartz would make a meaningful gift.  Make no mistakes when choosing the right accessory, mostly the crystal is formed naturally, however it is also made commercially in the US. Be sure to check where the crystal comes from!

Check out this Rose Quartz bracelet in our online store now and so perfect as a gift!

Sophie Chain and Rose Quartz Stone Bracelet

Until next time,

Olga

xoxo

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Let's Talk Pendants

Let's Talk Pendants

You might have seen unicorn pendant necklaces in our online store already, but I wanted to shed some light on pendants in this post.

Pendants are a huge trend this year and just like with some other jewellery pieces, you can make a small statement with pendants and be on trend too at a fraction of the cost. Pendants are versatile, could be stylish or funky and can add that bit of YOU to an outfit. Not to mention they make an excellent gift for just about anyone!

This year even catwalks featured some trendy pendants. Anything from pineapples, unicorns and cherries, the pendants even came in "Feminist" signs. So there is definitely more to those that we used to think. The range of pendants popular at any given time also means we can layer chains and use more than one pendant. If you love layering, this one is definitely for you to try out. And this is just IT when it comes to the versatility of pendants. You can go low key or you can go big. Pendants also used to add to bracelets as charms, so those definitely make a fun piece of jewellery but also one that you can wear in many ways making the investment into your jewellery box work that much harder for your look.

My personal favourite out of our current stock is this sparkly little boat pendant. It reminds me of places we visited as a family with marinas and also boat trips I used to take when I was younger while adding that sparkle that is a must in my book when it comes to accessorising!

boat pendant

Calle Silver Sailing Boat Diamante Pendant

It would make an excellent gift too and very personable.

This pendant is currently on sale as a part of our 12 weeks of Christmas and is proving a very popular choice!

Empire Dubheasa Rose Gold Swarovski Pendant

Empire Dubheasa Rose Gold Swarovski Pendant

Another great one is this D Mouse below. My daughter Eva Victoria (yes, the brand is named after her!) adores it. Like me, she is addicted to all things sparkly and this pendant definitely has enough sparkles for a trendy little girl.

D Mouse Aisling Diamante Pendant

Love pendants? Can you think of any more uses for pendants? 

Let me know!

Until next time,

Olga

xoxo

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Why We are the Best Place to Buy Watches

Why We are the Best Place to Buy Watches

While a lot of you will associate Eva Victoria (#EvaSparkles) with jewellery, we have recently started to expand our online watch range online. With our brick and mortar shop selling watches alongside jewellery for for nearly 20 years, we pride ourselves in stocking collections that are exclusive to Ireland. While we are always focused on is quality, the watches we have are durable (all come with 2 years guarantee from manufacturer) and also very on trend. This year we decided to stock classic collections as well as very popular rose gold watches and in the summer we added super colourful range Hoops and Colours.

All of the brands we select are sourced from all over the world and have a high-grade Miyota Japanese movement that will ensure longevity. We also have an in-house horologist for repairs, cover warranties and other help you might want with your watch. So whenever there is an issue (which is never, but you never know), you are welcome to ask us for professional help either online, via phone or in-person at the store. Each watch comes beautifully boxed and makes a great gift, as well as an addition to your own watch collection if you have one!

We definitely know what we are doing when it comes to watches!  The brands we stock now are Morellato, Hoops, Visetti, US Polo Breeze.
Being in this business for nearly 2 decades have given us plenty of expertise and experience when it comes to customer needs and care. With large existing customer base and online customer base growing, we sure would like to extend our expertise and knowledge to more areas of Ireland. And with Christmas just around the corner, watches make an excellent gift, especially ones that last.
Our current collections are aimed at females, males and kids with a choice of style, brands and finishes to satisfy any fashionista and also any occasion.
Check out more watches at EvaVictoria.ie.
Don't forget free delivery when you spend over 40 euro online plus you can choose a gift wrapping upon check-out.
Until next time,
Olga
xoxo
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What is RFID protection & Why You Need to know About It

What is RFID protection & Why You Need to know About It

Today's post is as much about accessories as it is about protecting us in today's society. Since becoming a mother over 5 years ago, the whole protection and security are just that much more important to me. It terrifies me to hear stories of any sort of crime and I am constantly thinking how can I make the daily life safer for me and my family, especially my children.

While we like to shop and possess things, we get very frustrated when something we love and own is gone, be it a bag, wallet, your phone or more commonly your personal information.

We have always stocked bags and wallets in our shop in Killybegs and while few times a year we would purchase new brands and designs, it is only recently we have learned that your wallet is more than a small pouch to hold your cards, cash and whatever else. Your wallet and in some cases bags are a safeguard against 21st Century pickpockets. As a society, we now carry less in our bags and pockets, but the value of it is significantly higher than ever before. So there is my much more to worry about now than just how your bag or wallet looks or does it have all the right compartments, tags and zips.

When I learned about RFID technology and how our accessories can help us against the cybercrime, I found myself totally enlightened and it made me very wary of the crimes happening right now around me, my family and friends I just never realised were happening. 

WHAT IS RFID?


According to a reputable source, RFID - Radio Frequency identification is not, strictly speaking, a new technology. It’s been around for a while. First used as a method of keeping tabs on inventory, RFID chips work by transmitting data through electromagnetic waves that are then picked up and “read” by a scanner. It’s a barcode, except the advantage is that RFID tags don’t need to be visible to be read by a scanner. They merely need to be in its vicinity. 

So what does this exactly mean? Well, it means that pickpockets do not need to steal your wallet to steal your credit and debit card data. All they need to be is to be near you and BANG. They got your details and your accounts are in danger. Scary, right?  Luckily for every problem, there is now a solution.

There is a blocking technology that has been introduced to accessories such as bags, backpacks, wallets and passport sleeves to protect you and your information from thieves. So if you are still using an old style wallet, you will probably need to think about upgrading it. Yes, I know what you are thinking...I don't want to go around with some chipped wallet and you probably afraid that might not look as good as other wallets you had. Wrong! For RFID blocking wallet to be effective, it does not need to be boring or ugly. There are some good and quality options and what is a good news, we now have them in store!, From Allure, Safiano leather, Top Grain leather, Denim effect, and carbon fibre

How do i know if my credit cards are accessable to RFID theft

Generally, any credit or debit card issued in the last 2 years is at risk but to be sure, look at your cards and if the wireless logo is present, this means you card is not secure

While I believe RFID blocking wallet is now an essential accessory for you, it also makes a very thoughtful and fantastic gift for your loved one. You don't need a special occasion to give it and It is suitable for Him or Her, 

When I think about RFID wallet, the best thing I can compare it to is locking your house door to keep you, your family and your belongings safe at all times and from unwanted intruders. You would not leave your door unlocked, leave your kids alone at home ever, would you? So why do this with your cards and information while there are so many affordable options available to safeguard your identity and finances? This is the reason why i thought it was essential to stock them on EvaVictoria.ie 

See our full range of Secret Wallets Here

https://evavictoria.ie/collections/secret-rfid-blocking-wallets

Until next time,

 

Olga

xoxo

 

 

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Last Minute Halloween Outfit Ideas

Last Minute Halloween Outfit Ideas

If you looking for a last minute easy to put together Halloween costume, you are in the right place! While I am organised a bit better now being a mother and often make own costumes, back in the day I was quite a Pro at putting together costumes at the last minute! I kid you not.

So here are some characters you might want to dress up as if you have been invited to a Halloween party but forgot to pick up a costume. This outfit would work for most ladies, most of the time. Ready? My go-to Halloween and dress-up party character is Holly Golightly.

Who has not seen Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) and the iconic character who is instantly recognisable for her style and beauty? So if you can rock it, it can be a great and effortless choice.

What you will need

Black Dress - this one is fairly easy to find, if not borrow one from your sister, friend, mother.

Long Satin Gloves - you might have one lying around from previous parties. In any case, it is an essential accessory in any self-respected female's wardrobe. 

Tiara - you might have to borrow this one from your daughter/niece/friend's daughter

Pearl Necklace and Earrings - I said it before and I am saying it again...An essential jewellery piece and sooo hot for this season and 2019. Check out those Gatsy style earrings from our winter collection available in store now.

Gatsby Diamante Pearl Silver Stud Earrings

Gatsby Diamante Pearl Silver Stud Earrings

Black Shoes - any dark occasion shoes should do the trick.

Mask (optional) - it is a Halloween after all! So add some mystery with a black or white mask.

If you are a blonde like me right now, another great look to try is Marilyn Monroe! Just pick one of her iconic looks like a white dress or a pink one, add sparkles and glitter and you are set to be the queen of the night!

Go out in confidence, celebrate and there is no need to be scary!

Happy Halloween!

Until next time,

Olga

xoxo

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Many Ways to Wear Pashmina

Many Ways to Wear Pashmina

Autumn is here and its the time to wear an all-time-classic accessory - pashmina.  When I was expanding stock this season, I wanted to add something different and something, perhaps, forgotten! Also, I thought that pashminas are very versatile and make a great gift this time of the year. Who does not like to wrap up and feel fabulous at the same time? I could write and tell you how to wear it and even include videos, but there is no better way than actually seeing it. Jules B created a very cool so I don't need to re-invent the wheel or material!

Please check out the pashminas in our online store and remember, over 40 euro spend gets you FREE delivery and guaranteed next day dispatch! Plus you can select gift wrapping! An overall winner!

Some very cool things are happening in our online store, so sign up for our newsletter or keep an eye on our Instagram or Facebook Pages for more info!

Until next time,

Olga

xoxo

 

 

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12 Weeks of Christmas

12 Weeks of Christmas

You might have caught a live video of me on Eva Victoria's  Facebook page a last Friday when I announced our new promotion titled "12 Weeks of Christmas" along with some product demonstrations. If you missed it, here is what you have in store, literally. 

Over the next 12 week coming up to Christmas, every Friday at 6 pm, we will be announcing a product at a ridiculously low price via our Social Media pages.  The first promotion is already out and you can find it if you head to our Facebook page. 

Week 1 Friday 5th October - A Beautiful Rose Gold Set Garnet Pendant and matching Earrings

See It HERE   

    rose Gold Pendnat and Earring SEt on Special offer

 

Week 2 Friday 12th October The Midnight Aura Diamante Rose Gold Bracelet

Week 3 Friday 19th October Together As One Rose Gold Bangle Noir

See it Here

 

Week 4 Friday 26th October Anastasia Statement Necklace

See It Here

 

Week 5 Friday 2nd November - Coming Soon

So why am I being so generous? Well, Christmas is a time of the year we meant to be jolly and generous and all your loved ones deserve to be spoilt and appreciated. Jewellery is a fantastic Christmas gift and we want to make it affordable. There is another reason, of course, too! Since I launched Eva Victoria, I have received so much overwhelming support from you all. Thanks to all of this support, Eva Victoria is now a brand that is being talked in many parts of Ireland and along with a number of happy customers. 

So take the next 12 weeks as a HUGE Thank You to all of those who supported me, said kind words online and offline and together with your help, I hope to continue making the ladies of ireland sparkle.

See the 12 Weeks HERE   ( This page will be updated as the weeks progress )

Until next time,

Olga

xoxo.

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Why We Wear Hats (Apart from the Obvious)

Why We Wear Hats (Apart from the Obvious)

At times I think about strange topics and I have recently decided to share one of those...Why do you think we wear hats, apart from the obvious reason to keep our heads warm?

So I looked into the history of hats and found out that the first examples of wool-rich hats came about in the 14th century and were later known as Monmouth caps due to its origin in the town of Monmouth.

While the simple knit beanie is still around and in a league of its own. Whether you call it a tuque, a Monmouth cap, or just a plain beanie, there’s an incredible story behind this cold-weather staple.

The history of hats, in general, had some remarkable pieces and there is no doubt about it, some people love hats so much, they buy multiple every season and the cold temperatures, of course, are a great way to show off headgear collection of any fashionista.  While the tuque is a symbol of Canadian nationalism and has more of political roots, nowadays hats are a must-have accessory for Irish winter as much as it is in Canada. In the 18th and 19th centuries, hats were a symbol of wealth and status and probably less to do with cold temperatures. Religious, of course also played a part in the need of wearing hats and whether like me, you think about why we wear hats, some of us cover their heads due to religious beliefs. Where I come from, winter hats are usually made out of fur and the type of fur you choose is largely dependent on your budget. So perhaps it is still a symbol of wealth as much as a winter accessory you cannot leave your house without. I parted with the need to have fur hats when I experienced first Irish winter, but I still love how fur makes the hats more expensive and fashionable looking, be it a faux fur or a genuine fur..

Whether you prefer a simple knit or something more extravagant, the hats are a necessity when it comes to our existence in Ireland and especially here on the West coast here in Donegal. With very little indoor activity, we love being outdoors and as I always say, there is no such a thing as bad or cold weather if you dress right. Agree?

So why not make the most of the winter and turn it into a fashion experiment or few and get yourself a new hat? I have recently sourced hats perfect not only to Irish weather but also perfect for any breeze or beast may it hit us this year. 

The Olgita bobble hat collection in our store now is hugely popular and we just had to put it online. They go extremely fast!

Until next time,

Olgita 

xoxo

 

 

 

 

 

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Why Rose Gold Trend Just Wont Go Away

Why Rose Gold Trend Just Wont Go Away

From jewellery to phone cases and plant pots, the rose gold trend has been with us for some time and really the dominant one in 2018. While there are many other trends coming to light from now on and 2019, the rose gold trend just won't go away. Just like a unicorn, pineapple, and flamingo-shaped items still fill the shelves of major fashion stores, the rose gold will be here another while. I am not sure where it all started and how it suddenly became such a big trend, but I did some research and I am happy to share my findings in today's blog post.

If you passing anyone on the streets this year, they are likely to be wearing at least one item in rose gold. It has gone far beyond fashion and jewellery as you might have noticed. So where did it all started?

iPhone

Back in 2015 when a new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus was launched, we had the first glimpse of rose gold in electronics. It sort of went unnoticed and it would not be a strong signal for the trend in general.

Cars

Spanish automaker Seat brought out a rose gold model in 2017. It was really something for those who want to go the extra mile in fashion.

Jewellery

According to a reputable source, it actually all started with jewellery back in 2012. And this is exactly why it won't go away very fast. It actually has been with us for 6 years now. While rose gold back in 2012 was a choice of jewellery for celebrities and influencers, it is widely available now in all shapes and sizes.

rose gold earrings

Curemio Rose Gold Amour Diamonte Earrings

One of my favourite pieces in our store are those rose gold earrings from Morellato Curemio collection. Those are perfect for nights out and they look stunning with an occasion outfit. 

Clothes

Rose gold is now officially a "must-have" neutral colour in wardrobes. Many brands stock items in rose gold and many of us are happy to buy and wear. 

And why not! Rose gold is the best thing that happened in jewellery for a long time and you have not embraced this trend yet, it is not late now!

Do you love rose gold? What is your favourite rose gold item? Share in comments below.

Until next time,

Olga

xoxo

 

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When to Give Personalised Jewellery

When to Give Personalised Jewellery

Personalised Jewellery is a great way to mark many occasions or days in the year or one's life. I, personally love the idea of everything personalised because I think it makes a very thoughtful gift as well as a great reminder of an occasion or day or an occurrence. With so many options, I think jewellery is one that deserved a special attention. Unless you plan on selling someone day or buying as an investment or plan to leave some as an inheritance (think Princess Diana's jewellery), there is no good reason why it should not be personalised. In this post, I wanted to create a list of occasions that would be perfect for an item such as personalised jewellery as a gift.

Wedding

This is obviously a very special occasion in anyone's life and personalised rings, necklaces or bracelets will mark this day for years to come. 

Anniversary

Another great occasion to mark with a personalised jewellery. Whether it is 10 years since something occurred or a month, it is a great way to mark the day.

Birth of a Baby

Back in the day, it was a custom in some nations to personalise silver spoons. Nowadays we have so many options when it comes to celebrating a birth of a baby with jewellery. My personal favourite is this family charm bracelet I chose to feature below. I think its so perfect for a family, you can keep adding up names of babies and other members as they come along.

Sentiment Adorable Heart Charm Family Bracelet

Christening

A little sentimental piece goes a long way and Christening is a perfect day to give a little something to that little someone. You could engrave it with a text "From loving auntie" or "With Love from XX" or simply engrave a date of the occasion and baby's name. 

Birthdays

Sentiment Rose Gold Name Necklace

This might not come to mind at first, but a name necklace of bracelet makes an excellent birthday gift.  

Hope those gave you a few ideas for upcoming events in your life!

We are always here to cater for all your jewellery and accessories needs, check out more at EvaVictoria.ie

Until next time,

Olga

xoxo

 

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Unicorns & Where Did This Trend Started

Unicorns & Where Did This Trend Started

If you have not picked up on the Unicorn trend yet, then where have you been? From Unicorn toasts to make-up tutorials, the Instagram feeds all over the world have been filled BIG with “All things and colours Unicorn” since 2016. But the fad has really picked in 2017 when Starbucks made Unicorn Frappuccinos. Yes, they did. And it was a huge hit.

But Why? Why Unicorns?

The Unicorns have had an appeal since centuries ago, some of our ancestors were obsessed with looking for mythical creatures such as Unicorns and Mermaids. Others made them into girl’s toys which were a hit in the 1980s. In the 1990s there was, of course, the screen arrival of “My Little Pony” but up to 2012, my friends, there has been very little mention of Unicorns.

Where do you ask this all started? The Social Media, of course. Once the images of make-up and toasts started to appear on trendy blogs and Instagram feed, the Unicorns were embraced by designers and celebs to name a few. There is ongoing dispute amongst biggest experts in the world of marketing and media whether Unicorn is a trend or a fab, but while they figure it out, why not just enjoy and rock it? There is a fun element to the whole trend if you look closer.

We think we all deserve a little excuse to take a trip back to 1990s or the 18th century if you fancy. After all, I think no matter how old you are, we can all do with a little magic in our life. The unicorns just arrived in our store and if you are lucky you can just about to catch one. Those sparkling magical beauties wont stay there for too long and we all know when they are gone...They are truly gone! Here is a little preview. 

Eva Diamante Swarovski Rainbow Unicorn

Let me know your thoughts!

Until next time,

Olga

xoxo.

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4 Major Jewellery Trends for Autumn/Winter 2018

4 Major Jewellery Trends for Autumn/Winter 2018

As many of you and myself just sent the kids off to school, you probably realise now that it is, in fact, September and Autumn is here and not long after it, there will be Winter. Well, there is no need to dwell on it. We tend to talk about the weather a lot in Ireland and to be honest, talking about especially bad or rainy weather nearly makes it worse than having to just face it. There are many who just embrace the weather and all the good and bad that comes with it. I personally think we should just make the most of it! For once, for those who cannot tolerate the heat (and we had a relatively hot summer) cooler temperatures are a blessing. Those who are tired of the summer wardrobe can look forward to wrapping up and maybe even updating an autumn/winter wardrobe with some new pieces. And those who work majority outside can embrace the elements again. After all, there is no such thing as bad weather, it is how we dress for it. If you are looking for autumn wardrobe inspiration I suggest you check out the only and only Irish style blogger Sue Jackson's post here. I will, however, take you to my world of jewellery.  There is no shortage of trends so no matter what your style is, there is something here for you to get back on the trend horse.

Pearls

Three Is Not A Crowd Silver Pendant And Earring Set

We all knew this would happen at some stage and its happening NOW! Pearls are making major come back. If you flick through Vogue, you will see pearls, watch the latest catwalk show, you will see pearls. Pearls are literally everywhere now. So if you don't own pearls, now it's the time to buy them. If you own pearls, now it is the time to wear them! 

 Pin Brooches

Colourful Butterfly Rose Gold Pin Brooch

You might be sensing a theme here, you know, the grandma's accessories (?). However, the brooches are a big trend this season and those are not the type your gran proudly wears to this day out to lunch with ladies. Pin brooches are seen and pinned all over the catwalks now and you know soon there will be a huge item. 

Coloured Gems

Amethyst & Emerald Saoirse Silver Bracelet

 

Coloured stone engagement rings are increasingly popular and hence the trend is spreading out to everything else jewellery. It's a great way to add colour to any dull outfit and I can definitely see this trend being very popular.  You can also choose your birthstone as a stone of choice and accessories featuring birthstones make a great gift in general.

 

Choker Necklaces

Last but not least, the choker necklaces! Yes, those were a hit start of the year and they are here to stay for the rest of it. If you really want to rock the trend and look like you just stepped off the catwalk, the pearl choker is the way to go. It's a major hit this season. Otherwise, dust off your chokers and head out in confidence.

I hope you enjoyed this blog post!

 

Until next week,

 

Olga

xoxo

 

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