Royal Ascot kicks off on June 18, and with it comes five days of horse racing, star-spotting and elegant style. Packed with buzz and excitement, nothing matches the glamour and prestige of Royal Ascot.
Steeped in tradition, the event was founded in 1711 by Queen Anne and each year we have the opportunity to watch the huge variety of styles worn by royalty, celebrities and those dressed up and out for a good time. Ascot is a highlight of both the racing and the social calendars, and it’s a major fashion event in its own right – with an infamously strict dress code which means its better to dress stylishly safe than sorry. Skirts and dresses must be at least knee length and strapless is a no, no. The answer is a formal outfit – dress and bolero jacket or a fabulous and stylish dress. In 2017 women were permitted to wear jumpsuits for the first time, and last year it was decreed that all men must wear socks!!
As well as your elegant dresses, impressive large hats and fascinators are also on display and while choosing the perfect headpiece for the event is essential, your jewellery is just as important and we have chosen some lovely handcrafted pieces from our designers, perfect for a sophisticated afternoon at the races.
What better way to complement an extravagant hat and elegant gown than with an exquisite cocktail ring? A big gemstone on your finger is the ideal balance for that head wear. Match colours to bring your outfit together or go for that wonderful mismatched look. Take a look at our wonderful Silver and Sapphire CZ Victoria Ring or our Silver and CitrineCZ Vintage Style Ring – we love the colour of this beautiful gem and it matches perfectly the fashion colours of the season.
Earrings and Necklaces
Many ladies wear their hair up or pinned for Ascot and this gives the perfect excuse to show off your jewellery - from statement necklaces to understated and elegant earrings. Our Butterfly Drop Necklace would be perfect with a V neckline and our long cubic zirconia Cascade Drop Earrings will definitle be noticed! If you fancy something a little bit plainer and understated then how about our Silver Wreath Stud Earrings and Double Hoop Pendant.
Nothing looks better than an elegant and classic handcrafted sterling silver bangle with a short sleeved Summer dress. Lovely against tanned arms and perfect to wear again and again and not just for the day. One of our favourites is our Abstract Flowing Cuff Bangle.
Brooches have grown in popularity recently and are quickly becoming a must-have accessory again to add a touch of sparkle to your dress or liven up a jacket on a cooler day with one of these handmade silver brooches.
Finally, if you fancy a flutter at the races, then you'll want all the luck you can get, and what better way than by carrying a lucky horseshoe! Our Silver and Dancing CZHorseshoe Pendant is perfect to bring you a little bit of luck.
Once you’re all glammed up – have a wonderful day and make sure you have a big designer handbag to bring home all you winnings!