When I was younger I was fascinated by Vampires. I would sit and watch ‘tame’ black and white Dracula movies , get the ‘willies’ but also secretly wish I could be a (lady) creature of the night.
They were always portrayed so beautifully. They were alluring, flawless , had killer cleavage and they didn’t bloody age!
While most youngsters had their sights on becoming a nurse or something along those lines. Not me I had my sights on becoming a vampire bride.
Hey don’t panic … I’m not a nutter, I knew they didn’t really exist, I’ve always had my head in the clouds . I was, I still am, a day dreamer.
Things all changed after a particularly scary encounter with the film ‘Salem’s Lot’. It scared mum and I to bloody death (and then some) We daren’t even go upstairs afterwards.
Dad came in from the pub to find us both hiding behind cushions. Slightly bemused he told us both to grow up and to not watch things along these lines again if we couldn’t handle it.
I was convinced for weeks I was being watched while I slept. I daren’t open curtains incase a pair of eyes came staring back at me. These weren’t pretty vampires, they were evil, ugly rip you to pieces vampires.
That’s the power of a good film and an over active imagination.
I bought myself a cross as a safety prevention not long afterwards ( well I bugged mum to buy me one and basically did her head in until she did )… you know to keep the evil spirits away.
Daft as all the above may sound ( and I know it really does) I’ve worn one ever since.
Just a plain cross.
Simple but pretty.
It makes me feel safe and old habits die-hard.
I go big on arm candy and earrings but it’s always just a cross around my neck. I sometimes add a plain black choker when the occasion takes me.
You can therefore imagine my delight when Victoria from Desert Diamonds got in touch to ask whether I would like to review one of their crucifix pendants or crosses as I refer to them. She had noted that I wore one after seeing some of my pics over on Instagram. (@the_naughtyfortydiaries)
I said a big fat yes without hesitation.
It arrived over the weekend and here I am wearing it Saturday night.
The first thing I noticed was how sparkly it was (never mind keeping those evil spirits at bay, by golly this one would dazzle them to death)
It’s slightly larger than my other crosses measuring 27.5 mm. I prefer this size to be honest It stands out more.
It’s made up of 11 brilliant cut diamond simulant in a prong setting. It’s made in Sterling Silver, hallmarked and has been rodium plated for durability and sparkle.
Basically its a beauty, especially when it catches the light.
So what is a diamond simulant ?
Basically it is a material that looks like diamonds but does not have the physical properties of a diamond. Diamond simulants can be made by nature (white sapphire, quartz) or man (cubic zirconia, moissanite, glass, yttrium aluminium garnet)
Desert Diamonds jewellery feature diamond stimulants that are laboratory produced using a chemical composition, The stones are individually cut with the same precision used to cut a high quality diamond.
This makes it more affordable, which is always music to my ears – High quality without the price tag.
To the naked eye it is impossible to tell that it is not a mined diamond.
Even better it comes with a lifetime guarantee ; it will not discolour, become brittle or crack with age.
Take a look for yourself…
So very beautiful …the code for this particular item is DDP033-AG with a snake chain. It will set you back around £75.00
Victoria of Desert Diamonds is one of only a handful of UK distributors ; she can be contacted to discuss prices / availability . She can be found over on Instagram // HERE and Facebook // HERE
Grab a coffee and go take a look; it showcases what other products are available. I’ve had a ganzy and can report there are some fabulous pieces.
To summarise I love my new crucifix pendant; so much so I’ve not taken it off since I received it…
One because I love it and two because … well you never now when you might bump into a vampire!
Until next time, Tracey x
- Crucifix pendant was kindly gifted to me for review purposes but all opinions are strictly my own.