Possibly the best Birthday Present Ever….

Today I am very happy to welcome Sharon Howard back with a fabulous guest blog piece about her Seba Dizajn jewels!  I have taken what follows directly from Sharon’s own blog – Day in the life of a Busy Gal….. click on the link if you would like to read more from Sharon.

So, yesterday it was my 35th birthday, I am not particularly one to be bothered about the fact that I am now ‘past my sell by date’ and no longer 21 (as I often feel like I’m still a teenager! and my daughter,17, recently said I look better, younger now than I did a few years ago! lol what a great compliment!). I don’t really make as much effort in celebrating the passing of another year as I did when I was much younger, or do I?

For starters I went out with a few girlfriends last night and we had decided beforehand to have a ‘fancy dress’ theme for the evening of Uniforms. It wasn’t a fixed requirement though as not everyone has the time or money to buy fancy dress, so not everyone who came out was dressed up, however a few of us made an effort…

Just doing this actually makes me think that since I turned 30 I have actually celebrated my birthdays much more than I did all through my 20′s as I never went out for a single birthday after my ‘big’ 21st birthday party, so maybe I do make more effort now? lol

Anyway, the point of this post is not to show how much partying I can do at ‘my age’ lol. The point of this post is to discuss a very special birthday present my fiance bought me…

At ‘our’ age surprise presents are not really the order of the day any more, and it gets harder to find things to buy for each other as generally we tend to have all we need or just buy things ourselves as and when we need them. So I actually knew what my present was going to be, because I chose it a little while ago.

I have never been a huge jewellery fan but I recently ‘met’ Ruth Seba of Seba Dizajn whilst partaking in the Nikki Pilkington 30 day Blog Challenge. Seba Dizajn is a Croatian Filigree Jewellery design company and shop owned and run by Ruth and her husband Doka. Ruth asked me to write a guest post about my favourite piece of jewellery for her site, and I struggled as I had never had much interest in jewellery, but I just about managed to pull it together and she returned the favour by writing a post for my blog about blogging for business. Whilst checking out Ruth’s site I actually found myself interested in the jewellery that Seba Dizajn make, I think it was the intricate fine detail and the fact that each piece is handmade that really caught my eye. The usual ‘bling’ on sale in the UK jewellery stores does not inspire or interest me at all, too much gold, too much bling with large or multiple ‘precious stones’, it really just wasn’t to my taste. But the elegant silver filigree jewellery made at Seba Dizajn was different…

So, I contacted Ruth having spotted a necklace on her site that I liked and asked about the possibility of having a matching bracelet and earrings and the process was started. Ruth came back with two design options for the earrings:

I chose the one on the right (the designs are very similar, but the one on the right just has that extra ‘jazz’) and my fiance offered to pay for the set as my birthday present (it would save him having to try and think of something to buy for me! lol)

Doka then set about making the items for me and Ruth kept me updated on the progress with photographs by email

Once they were finished Ruth posted them out to me and provided photos of the finished pieces, as beautiful as they look in the pictures you cannot really appreciate how gorgeous they are until you see them for real.

When they arrived it was still a little while until my birthday so while I was allowed a little look to see that they really were amazingly detailed, intricate and precious, I couldn’t wait to wear them, but I had to!

Finally the big day came yesterday and I was finally able to wear my beautiful new jewellery set:

So there you have it, the most beautiful jewellery and I really think the best birthday present ever! Thank you so much to Ruth, Doka and my fiance for this wonderful gift!

What is your favourite ever birthday present?

How do you celebrate you birthday or have you got past the point of counting the passing of years?

Have a look at the new Seba Silver website to see more of Doka’s filigree work.

About Seba Silver

In June 2011 my wife and I opened a small store on the beautiful Dalmatian Island of Korcula. Our store (Seba Dizajn) showcases stunning filigree jewellery, all work is made on site offering you the fascinating chance to see filigree jewellery being made. Visit us at www.sebasilver.com to see and purchase some of our filigree jewellery. The Seba family have been working, and creating beautiful pieces of filigree jewellery for over 500 years.
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4 Responses to Possibly the best Birthday Present Ever….

  1. Helz-Design says:

    sharon looks so happy with her necklace and the rest
    love the picture 🙂

  2. Hilary says:

    Beautiful jewellery. Sharon, you have chosen well – re the jewels and your chap! H

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