Normally, when I head to Blogger Events, they’re based in Liverpool where I currently live, but actually, I’m not from Liverpool originally and consider myself a Lancashire Blogger. I’ve only ever been to events in Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds so being invited along to the Peter Jackson Jewellery Event in Preston was definitely a bit of a change for me location-wise, but Preston is actually one of the closest cities to where my parents live.
I absolutely love jewellery. I love the elegance and the thought that is put into choosing particular pieces of jewellery and being allowed the chance to explore an established brand was a really exciting prospect. I’d arranged to meet my lovely pal Lyd at the train station before the event started which was fab for my pre-event nerves and meant we could have a little catch-up whilst walking over to the shopping centre where the store was located.
Peter Jackson actually has a store in Blackburn, where I went to college, so I was familiar with the brand before the event, but it was nice to get behind the scenes and see what Peter and his company are all about. It was an honour to meet and chat with Peter about diamonds and their clarity, and the different coloured diamonds that were available to purchase. Arriving at the shop, we were greeted personally by Peter which was a lovely touch and given drinks to whet our appetites (and literally our tongues) before we got stuck into the night’s events. We were also handed a goody-bag that we would need for some of the stations later on in the evening!
The evening was incredibly well organised, with a number of stations showcasing the different services that the company offers. I started off with the Sparkle Station – I have the most beautiful charm bracelet that I’ve been adding to since I was 18, and quite frankly, it was filthy. It’s slightly too large on my wrist so it’s been a while since I wore it last – I learnt that actually, silver tarnishes much more quickly when you don’t wear it, so I’ll be making sure I wear it much more regularly. The lovely lady on the station made my bracelet and all the charms look brand spanking new.
We were very lucky to be gifted with the most gorgeous Thomas Sabo charm bracelet in our goody bags, and another of the stations was responsible for engraving charms for the bracelets – a personalised experience is right up my street. I was quite sentimental with my charm and opted for initials of people special to me, but the options were incredibly vast – a friend of mine went for symbols that represented her personality, for example – and the results were absolutely stunning, and it was absolutely baffling to watch the machine print the personalisation on the charm right before your eyes. As we were checking out the different stations, we were treated to some delicious hors d’oeuvres from the Bite Club team – a treat that were definitely appreciated after hours of gabbing. There was also the opportunity to get your makeup done at the makeup station, mine for diamonds at the mining station and identify gems at the Gem identification station. At this last station, we also entered a competition to guess the value of the rings in a (locked!) case. I was absolutely nowhere near with my guess, naturally.
I must say I learnt a lot about different types of jewellery and stones at the event and it was really nice to speak to people about something so different. The event was ran incredibly professionally and I can honestly say I had one of the best nights in a long time. If you’re looking at getting something on the shiny side over Christmas, I’m pleased to share a discount code with all of my lovely readers! If you make a purchase from Peter Jackson, you can get a 15% discount with my code WANDER18 . This code is valid on anything on the website, with the exception of a small number of clearance items.
Thanks to the team at Peter Jackson for inviting me along to their event – it was absolutely fantastic and I can’t wait to head back over and get myself something pretty and expensive!