The Bond fan in me couldn’t not title a blog post this way if I’m honest. Yes I know we’ll all be singing this song all day but it’s good so where’s the harm? I’m a massive fan of wearing jewellery to accessorize my look and I’ve written before about the jewellery I wear on a regular basis and although that may have changed a bit since that first post was published (a story for another day, believe me) I’m still a fan of adding a piece or two of jewellery to an outfit before leaving the house. I was approached by CARAT* London to review one of their diamond tennis bracelets for my site and there was no way I could say no.

This is a sponsored post but all views and opinions are my own.

CARAT* London was founded in 2003 with the aim of producing jewellery that is made with alternatives to mined gemstones. The diamonds for their jewellery are lab-grown which makes them a more sustainable option than the other methods used to mine gemstones. This method of creating diamonds also makes them more affordable and accessible for purchase. I’ll be honest that until recently the concept of lab-grown diamonds and other gemstones was not one I was aware of but they are something I would definitely like to do more research on. I’m planning to replace the ring that belonged to my grandmother (it’s too fragile to wear) and I’ll be looking into a lab-grown garnet – if it exists. There are lots of other benefits to lab-grown gemstones which you can read about on the CARAT* London blog as there is a lot of information there.

The bracelet I chose is the Lexi (£249)* and is a tennis bracelet with adjustable wrist closure with white diamonds. Being adjustable means the bracelet will fit a wrist with a 13cm to 21cm diameter which means it fits me even with my small wrists. If however, you feel that a bracelet of that size wouldn’t fit then I would suggest measuring yourself before purchasing to be on the safe side. When I first saw the pictures of the bracelets on the website I thought they would be too big and ostentatious for me but that could not be further from the truth. The bracelet is thin and dainty but feels strong enough that it could be worn day to day with no problems at all.

I do find the adjuster clasp slightly on the heavy side but I’ve always found that with any adjustable bracelet. With the two tails of the bracelet trailing it does mean that I won’t be wearing it work as I fear it would just get in the way of what I’m doing. But for me, this isn’t a bad thing as it means I’ll be more likely to pop the bracelet on when I’m looking for a bit of extra sparkle in the evening or at weekends.

I’ve always been a fan of jewellery that doesn’t stand out too much and is in keeping with the other pieces I wear. With the Lexi bracelet that is definitely the case and will be replacing my much-loved rose gold bracelet as it didn’t go with the rest of the silver jewellery that I normally wear. Also, diamonds are my birthstone and if you believe in the stories wearing diamonds can increase energy, treat dizziness and vertigo and can also detoxify the body and cure allergies. All of which are things I desperately need!!

Overall, this is a piece of jewellery that I didn’t know I needed in my life but will become a staple for me when I’m getting ready to go out.

Will you be picking up any pieces from CARAT* London soon?