I was in Primark a few months ago and happened to stumble across their jewellery section. I usually steer clear of this part of the shop because… well, to be honest a lot of the time I think their jewellery looks tacky. But on this trip I spotted something I instantly loved. It’s a chunky gold necklace with black leather detailing laced around it. Ok, it doesn’t sound that appealing, but there’s really no other way to describe it. In the flesh though, it looks great! It’s not too much of a statement, but it’s enough to draw attention to it if you’re wearing a slouchy jumper (which is what I usually wear it with), and it’s also nice enough to dress up for the evening if you want. It was an absolute bargain at £4, and it’s the sort of thing that’s on trend at the moment, but next year probably won’t be, so I’m more than happy to spend less on it. The only issue I’ve had is that one of the links on the necklace separated quite soon after I got it. If a jewellery item is cheap, it often has a habit of doing this (although it’s happened to almost all my jewellery from Accessorize too, which is annoying as it’s pretty pricey in comparison), but I easily fixed it by squeezing the ring back together with a big pair of scissors (I don’t own any pliers)! It didn’t bother me too much as the necklace cost so little, but if you’re someone who hates their jewellery breaking, Primark might not be the place for you.
A few weeks ago I found myself back in their jewellery section looking for something a bit more spring-ish to wear, and found another gold necklace with pinky-nude triangular shapes on it, which is again something that’s a statement but still subtle enough not to look garish. I picked this up for £3.50. I’ve been wearing both necklaces pretty much non-stop since I bought them. So if you’re looking for some affordable, fashionable jewellery, I really recommend Primark! I usually have to sift through a lot of their stock, but when I find gems like these, it’s worth it!