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Rings On Her Fingers and Bells on Her Toes, Why Jewellery Matters

Monday, 20 October 2014
'Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross,
To see a fine lady upon a white horse,
Rings on her fingers and bells on her toes,
And she shall have music wherever she goes'
Old Nursery Rhyme

In this old nursery rhyme jewellery is used as a sign of status, of being lucky, a golden girl, one of life's chosen people. The people who go to see the 'fine lady' have no aspirations to become her - to them she is a near mythical figure from a class which they can never dream of being a part. 

Fast forward to today however and the class system reflected in the nursery rhyme has almost disappeared. Now we can dream anything and become it. The fine lady in the poem may be akin to a modern celebrity, someone like the gorgeous Cheryl Cole, but we can all aspire to be her (or equally successful to her in our chosen field.) Jewellery is therefore, no longer a sign of status, so much as a symbol of personality, a way of saying 'this is who I am.'

The jewellery created at House of Wonderland is whimsical, the jewellery of dreamers, poets, romantics and beatniks. It's beautiful, but not in a straightforwardly pretty way - these pieces go beyond pretty to tell a story and have a personality. These bold Sailor Girl Earrings with their  daring pouts and cute kerchiefs, for instance, have a ballsy modern zing, while giving a nod to history, the vintage and the beautiful

Coco Chanel famously said that 'in order to be irreplaceable you must be different' - I think that House of Wonderland jewellery is emphatically different, and irreplaceable. Whether you wear it with jeans and a t shirt, or a slinky little frock, this is the jewellery of the bold, the brave, the awe-inspiring.

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