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Sophisticato Jewellery for Chic Women

Today I want to tell you about an Instagram friend and her fabulous range of jewellery.  Joy has always been interested in style and as she reached mid life this became far more important than fashion; hand in hand with style goes jewellery but increasingly the frustration of not being able to find a great selection of quality, sophisticated jewellery on the High Street encouraged her to start her enterprise.  This has led her to bring her love to the online masses where at Sophisticato Jewellery UK she retails brands that she has sourced for their chic appeal, particularly for the midlife woman. 

I met Joy a few weeks ago and she unloaded her range on a table for me to browse.  I was struck by the quality and variety, ranging from handmade in Kenyan communities to traditional silver  from Chris Lewis with a detour to Boho Betty.


To my mind what makes Joy's range stand out is the thought that has gone into collecting and sourcing products that we midlife woman of style  would like. She's taken the hard work out of shopping for us.

A  brand that is stocked at Sophisticato particularly struck me. Kazuri, which means small and beautiful in Swahil is hand-painted ceramic jewellery.
This  Kenyan range contains beads hand shaped made by local women and this work  provides them with an independent income.  




Founded by the late Lady Susan Wood, Kazuri is still located where she first started creating employment for struggling single mothers back in 1975.  The women employed by Kazuri receive a salary 3 times more than the average national wage in Kenya. Full medical cover is offered to employees and their relatives: 80% of medical costs in public hospitals are supported by Kazuri, a clinic is located within the grounds of the property for basic medical care, prevention of AIDS and family planning. Through its social commitment and contribution in creating jobs for women in difficulty, it is natural that the company enjoys the label IFAT (International Fair Trade Association) in recognition of its social commitments to Fairtrade. 


Isn't that a super, life enforcing story!




Normally Joy sticks to British designers but it was the wonderful story behind Kazuri that led her to stock this brand. 


This Kazuri necklace is an example of their work. 
Domino Necklace



Here is another example. Such an ontrend yellow isn't it?


Pita Pat Buttercup Necklace


I chose a neutral version for my wardrobe, called Domino. 







I tend to wear quite a lot of stone colours, although if I had a large enough budget I would have bought the mustard and the pink that I have shown above.

image showing kazuri necklace


I wore my neutral Kazuri necklace with friends on Saturday night for a curry. 
Styling it with neutrals that picked out the pebble colours made a perfect outfit for a June evening for sitting in a beer garden.


image showing kazuri necklace outfit


My jacket is thrifted.  Yes, another one!  Do I ever buy new jackets? It appears not. 




Joy is offering a discount code  MS15 on checkout enabling 15% off her website, any brand.  Do go and browse.  She ships internationally too.  If you are an international reader what better opportunity to stock up on some unique jewellery.



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My necklace in Domino was gifted but my choice and it is totally in keeping with my style and I  love it.  You will no doubt see it often on my IG and blog.  

Comments

  1. It's a lovely necklace and a worthy cause to support. Loved the graduating beads. And it looks the icing on your outfit cake. Happy weekend hugs to you, x.

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  2. What a beautiful colors! Especially the yellow one! Have a great weekend!

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  3. Wow I love that you buy thrifted jackets. It looks amazing with black clothes and this wonderful necklace. Thanks for linking up with tinaspinkfriday. I will follow you Anna ;)

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  4. Lovely necklace and very good backstory. Thanks for sharing and keeping it real.

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  5. Very pretty necklaces. I love the one you are wearing. You look fabulous!

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  6. Lovely necklaces. I love the one your wearing. I keep forgetting to wear my accessories.

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  7. Love the design although purple is my favourite colour so I would have picked that one! Thanks for linking up with #globalblogging

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