’Tis the season to be jolly & gather the people you love to celebrate this special time of year.
I recently hosted a Christmas soirée for a few of my girlfriends, where we had fun in the sun, drinking champagne and sipping cocktails while our beautiful babies ran wild (literally)!
When my girlfriends and i go out together we usually spend a lot of time trying on each others jewellery. So for our Christmas get together i brought along a few of the girls favourite designs as well as our new pieces for Christmas for a little grown up game of dress up – which was lots of fun!
To make the day extra special i created a coastal style Christmas set by the water at my family home in Kangaroo Point with props and decor from Lovestoned Styling. Where we grazed on amazing cheeses and antipasto from Platter Up Co.
We brought along our lovely photographer & videographer to capture the day and we are super excited to share it with you.
This season we celebrate the sport of kings with a spring racing themed photoshoot, showcasing our latest ready-to-wear designs. What better way to complete your spring racing look than with amazing jewels?
As the Spring Racing Carnival kicks off, we explore a new take on sport luxe with the ultimate accessories for your race day look.
We are so excited to have teamed up with media presenter Sarsha Cassidy. Sarsha is a friend of NHJC, and has grown up around horses and racing as the daughter of Hall of Fame jockey Jimmy Cassidy. It was a huge honour to be able to shoot at historic Tulloch lodge in Randwick, Sydney, the headquarters of racing royalty Gai Waterhouse. Styling & Hair by Willo Smith Styling. Featuring Heather McDowall headpieces and dresses from GlamCorner.
New season, new beginnings & new designs for Autumn/Winter 18.
The start of a new season reminds us to stop, take a breath and start to plan for the months ahead. When brainstorming possible venues for our latest campaign we were super excited when our beautiful photographer suggested shooting at the award winning venue Porteño Events. That is co owned by her talented husband Ben Milgate.
Set over two stunning floors, the Argentinean style fit out is filled with exquisite natural light which makes for the perfect environment for the diamonds in our pieces to dance.
As the weather becomes a little cooler we are inspired by the warm tones of yellow & rose gold for our Autumn/Winter 18 collection.
We hope to inspire you to make every day a special occasion…Mixing metals and laying is always a great way to express your personal style and lets face it diamonds go with everything so wear them everyday and enjoy them.
For our NHJC Christmas this year we are celebrating ‘family’.
Not only is Christmas a beautiful time of year to spend with family and friends but as well as this our family business wouldn’t be what it is today with out you. We wanted to THANK YOU for helping to make this year an amazing one!
We are honoured to be involved in some of the most exciting times in your lives. We are endeavouring to always provide you and the family & the friends you refer to us with the greatest experience when shopping at NHJC.
From our family to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
P.s) A big thank you toCaroline McCredie for the beautiful family photos she took of us in our family home which we will cherish forever.
Long warm days having fun in the sun with family & friends is everything we love about this time of year.
This season we celebrate the warmth in the air and the relaxed fun feeling this time of year brings with festive statement pieces and luminous layers of gold and diamonds. Rose gold continues to be the hero with the warmth of the pinky tone in the gold making it ideal for most skin types. Mixed with white gold and a splash of sparkles and bring on long lazy lunches with the girls!
We hope to inspire you with the sparkling NEW designs available in our Spring/Summer 2017 Collection. Photographed at Rose Bay on a beautiful sunny (yet a little windy) day with the glistening blue of Sydney Harbour as our backdrop.
A special birthday, a gift on your wedding day, the birth of a baby, an anniversary…
NHJC Signature is the ultimate celebration of special moments and occasions. Timeless pieces to be collected over time becoming part of your story and eventually being passed down to generations to come.
NHJC Signature collection represents the heritage of our brand. Classic designs, handcrafted by highly skilled craftsman using exquisite quality diamonds.
Designed to make up the foundation of a woman’s fine jewellery collection. The collection includes solitaire diamond studs, rivière diamond necklets, classic diamond bracelets and right hand diamond bands. Each timeless design is perfect to be worn alone for every day yet simple enough to layer with other fine jewellery pieces.
Unconditional, selfless, endless, one of the greatest loves of all…
Our little ones often ask me: “Mummy how much do you love me?”. Always without another thought I say: “I love you so much it hurts!”. I don’t think they understand what I mean, but they assume it means that I love them a lot.
But I do actually feel a burning pain around my heart when I think about how much I love them! I feel what they feel…when they are happy, I’m happy, and when they are sad, so am I. It’s the greatest love of all!
To celebrate Mother’s Day this year we took the kids to one of our very favourite places in Sydney’s South. It’s where we love to hang out regularly in summer, swimming and collecting shell treasures to make into jewellery with the kids. It was a stunning day, the sun was shining (though it was tad windy) but it was the perfect place for the kids and I to have a little play while our beautiful photographer captured a few special moments that we will treasure.
Over the years I have been very lucky to receive pieces of fine jewellery to mark special occasions like Mother’s Day. Actually my very first piece of NHJC jewellery was the day Sierra was born: Nick surprised me with a diamond tennis bracelet to mark the occasion. I wear my tennis bracelet all the time, and every time I look at it, I can remember exactly how I felt that day. Having just given birth for the first time, a lot of those feelings are of absolute exhaustion and sheer terror (lol) but mostly I remember thinking: one day this bracelet will be Sierra’s, and she will know her mummy was given it to celebrate the day she was born.
What felt like a few short months after having Sierra, I found out I was pregnant with Hudson. As a mother our job is to always be loving, supportive and truthful to our children, of which my amazing mum is all things. In fact, when I told her how shocked I was to be pregnant again, she had a little giggle and said “Well, sweetheart, you know how babies are made, so why are you so surprised!”. The universe truly had a much better plan for us as Hudson is the most precious little thing and brings so much joy to our family.
Shortly after Hudson was born, Nick gave me a Love Medallion, a classic solid gold disc that he had hand engraved with the names of both kids’. It makes me so proud to wear my babies names around my neck. I wear my Love Medallion everyday and very rarely take it off – I love it!
The sentiment of fine jewellery still amazes me. When you receive it, it immediately makes you feel special, but it’s true magic is that it reminds you of why you received it in the first place and this is its true gift.
To my beautiful mum and mother-in-law and all the amazing mums, I wish you a very happy Mother’s Day and hope you have a special day surround with the love of your families.
Photography:Caroline McCredie | Styling: Asha Haywood | Sierra Wears: Country Road top, Seed skirt & Nicholas Haywood Petite Diamond Studs | Hudson Wears: Polo Ralph Lauren T-shirt, shirt & Zara jeans | Asha Wears: Nicholas Haywood Jewellery, Zara top & J Brand jeans | Go to: www.nicholashaywood.com.au
– TOP MOTHER’S DAY PICKS –
Yellow Gold Love Medallion
Yellow Gold Diamond Bezel Necklace
Flower Halo Earrings
Diamond Tennis Bracelet
Diamond Set Fine Bracelet
Fiesta Abstract Diamond Ring
Fiesta Bezel Set Princess & Brilliant Diamond Ring
Sunny days and cool nights mixed with the stunning colours of Autumns falling leaves makes this time of year one of our favourites.
This Autumn rose gold is the hero with its blushing hues and warmth, this precious metal is the gold of the season. Add a little sparkle and mix your metals to add contrast with cool white gold pieces and enjoy the coming Autumn days before the big chill arrives.
We hope to inspire you with the new and exciting designs we have available in our Autumn 2017 Collection. We couldn’t think of a better backdrop for an afternoon photoshoot than Sydney’s iconic Hyde Park that is situated across from our design studio on Elizabeth Street. We walk through the park daily and admire its beauty, and this time of year it is just magic.
To celebrate Christmas & the stunning new designs that are in the studio and online, we kicked off the festive season with a family photoshoot at my in-laws house, where we spend Christmas each year. We had such a fun day and got lots of beautiful images of our new collection jewellery – as well as some great shots of the family for the photo album.
Join us in December for a complimentary jewellery clean in our diamond ultrasonic machine and a glass of bubbles in our Sydney design studio to celebrate the festive season.
For gifting inspiration this Christmas check out our CHRISTMAS EDIT where we have selected unforgettable gift ideas to make gift giving easy this year. You can also SHOP THE LOOK to see all the sparkles from the shoot up close. If you would like to try anything on please feel free to stop by the design studio any time.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
P.s) A very special thank you to our talented friends from The Little Cart of Blooms for the stunning table flowers & peace wreath.