The lovely owner Sophie, asked if I'd like to try out the Folly Boutique's hire service to see what I thought. I was browsing her website and honestly I was spoilt for choice. I've always been a magpie when it comes to jewellery, I love both the extravagant statement pieces but I also adore the simple yet striking daintier pieces. The Folly Boutique stocks a number of well-known jewellery designers including Mawi, Loren Hope, LeiVanKash and Orly Genger, who has an exclusive range for the online boutique.
I picked out the Mawi Triple Crystal Firefly Necklace and the LeiVanKash Skull Necklace; a statement piece versus a daintier necklace. The service is ideal for special occasions like the weddings I'll be attending, you could also hire them for race days, birthday celebrations or cocktail parties. Once you find a piece you like, (you'll like everything, I promise, it was so hard for me to pick a rental), you can see on the calendar if the piece is free for rental on the required days, then you can go ahead and book it!
The brilliant part of the service is that you don't have to set up your own tracked delivery, Sophie includes a pre-paid postage bag, so when you are done you can just pop it back in the post, it makes the whole service so easy.
As you can see, the pieces come beautifully packaged. I cannot explain how stunning these pieces are, I was blown away by the quality and designs.
The first of the two, the LeiVanKash Skull Necklace is a dainty but edgy piece, it would look amazing with a white blouse, just tucked under the sides of collar. It also has a set of earrings and a bracelet to match if you like being co-ordinated.
The second piece from Mawi, the Triple Crystal Firefly Necklace, has to be one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. It's a heavy rose gold chain with three statement spiked motifs, the pinkish tear drop shaped stones have a flecked/duo-chrome finish that changes colour in the light. The pretty stones, juxtaposed with the punkish spikes, really makes this a unique piece. There is also a ring and earrings which you can hire to form a set.
*Excuse the selfies, I need a tripod ASAP!
Once I was finished with the pieces it was easy to return, I just carefully packaged the items back up and popped them in the pre-paid envelope. I dropped them off to the local post office and made sure to ask for a receipt, this had a tracking code, which gave me peace of mind that they would be returned safely.
I honestly can't recommend the Folly Boutique and their hire service enough, it was so easy to set up the hire and make a return. I'll be hiring again once the dates are set for the weddings and also when I get tickets for a race day in Chester.
To give you an idea of prices for the hires, the Mawi necklace is £54 for a 3 day hire and the LeiVanKash costs £18 for 3 days hire. You can also choose a 6 day hire if you need the pieces for a little longer.
I fell in love with the pieces when they arrived, I'm sure you will too, if you can't bare to live without them after you try them on, you can also buy the pieces, don't forget.
Find out more about the service and see the other jewellery pieces available, visit http://thefollyboutique.com/
*Folly Boutique provided the hire service for free so I could review the process.
As always, the opinions in this post are 100% my own.