FASHION, Jewellery, Shopping FRENCH JEWELLERY: GAG ET LOU AND 5OCTOBRE 29 March 2013

I’ve recently developed a real penchant for French jewellery. I’ve realised that they are exactly the type of jewellery I like – very thin, very small, and very delicate.

It’s a shame these French brands are not easily found in Singapore.. and I always get a bit nervous purchasing jewellery online as I like to see it on me first. So I haven’t yet bought anything online.. though I may soon 😛

What I did get in shops here are from French brands Gag et Lou and 5octobre. Their stuff is all, surprise surprise, very delicate and oh so pretty!!! I’m fortunate that my kids don’t grab at my jewellery, so I don’t have to worry about that. Well.. at least Hunter doesn’t. Carter doesn’t yet, but who knows if he will in a few months time!

So anyway, this is a ultra-thin gold bangle from 5octobre. I was drawn to how unusual it is, not like a regular simple bangle. Love the smooth solid stones (it’s some semi-precious gemstone that I’ve forgotten the name of. Or rather, I wasn’t paying attention to the lady when she was telling me.. was too entranced looking at the bracelet!), and the fine gold band. It is also made in more of a petite sizing, so it fits my wrist well.

5octobre fine gold bangle

 

Love how delicate it is

 

And if you’re a sucker for delicate chains like I am, you’ll be besotted with Gag et Lou. ALL their stuff is drapey and thin, and come with a myriad of charms and thread colours, so you’ll spend ages choosing just one, like I did!

I ended up with a silver chain and black thread combination, with a star charm. I picked it because it was pretty basic and I could wear it with my other jewellery unobtrusively. Plus, I adore stars 🙂

Check out their packaging!!

The bracelet clasp attaches to the lid of the wee box

 

There are 2 lengths built into the bracelet, so suitable for both thin and normal wrists.

 

Love the look of it on my wrist

 

Of course, I’ve spent the past few weeks obsessively surfing French jewellery sites for pretty little treasures. And…. I’ve found SO MANY! Eek!!

La Luna black diamond “Star” necklace. Love the black diamonds and the shorter chain length. But at €380 this is out of my price range…

 

Gag et Lou star on chain necklace. Waaay more reasonably priced at € 45. Guess not having diamonds on it helps!

 

5octobre turquoise and gold bracelet. Love the half-and-half look! I’ve never seen a bracelet quite like this one. But is it worth €79?

 

5octobre slim swarovski crystal bracelet. LOVE this one because of the black base. Too big for my wrist but I’m hoping a jeweler here can alter it?

 

Millésime ribbon bracelet. LOVE how this caters for small wrists and is so adjustable! And that petite ribbon… squee

 

Gag et Lou beaded rings on gold chain. I like how those rings are loose on the bracelet, and in rainbow colours.

 

Perle de Lune blue topaz and labradorite gold bracelet. Total and utter FAINT.

 

La Luna diamond “Star” Ring. How I love that it’s on a thin chain band!! But it’s €335.. gulp…

 

Delphine Pariente fixed star gold ring. Cheaper at €50 and so petite and cute!

 

5octobre swarovski crystal earrings. I like how understated they are, as they sit snugly on the ear.

 

Perle de Lune sakura earrings with pink garnet. Love the drop of these earrings and how they’re a bit Japanese.

 

9 Comments

  • Piddles posted on March 29, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Hi Beverly, some of the bracelets at Gag et Lou are so pretty! May I know where you get them here in sin?
    Many thanks!

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    • Beverly! posted on March 30, 2013 at 10:35 am

      I got them from Rosalie Pompon at Cluny Court 🙂

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  • Cayce Liao on Facebook posted on March 29, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    the beaded rings on gold chain is lovely!
    also love the bangle you got, looks very good on you!

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    • Beverly! posted on March 30, 2013 at 10:36 am

      Thanks! Im sooo tempted to get the others up the top.. eek..

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  • cindy posted on March 30, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Hi Beverly, I love your ultra-thin gold bangle from 5octobre. May I know the price of the bangle and where can I find the shop? Thank you!

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    • Beverly! posted on March 31, 2013 at 10:09 pm

      I can’t remember the price I’m afraid, but the shop is Rosalie Pompon at Cluny Court!

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  • Beverly Burgess on Facebook posted on April 1, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    vVidrequin commented on Beverly’s adventures!:

    hi , you can finf Gag&Lou bracelet on http://www.gagandlou.fr , they sent all over the world!

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  • Loveit posted on April 1, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    hi , you can finf Gag&Lou bracelet on http://www.gagandlou.fr , they sent all over the world!

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    • Beverly! posted on April 1, 2013 at 3:08 pm

      Heh I’m about to get the hollow star necklace from gagandlou.fr actually!

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