We love sharing with you where to find our jewellery, so you feel extra comfortable trying them on and playing around with our pieces!
Introducing another one of our amazing retailers, Dear Blackbird Boutique is a stunning, full of treasures, bohemian shop located in Victoria, Australia. We talked to Hayley the beautiful soul who owns this lovely boutique, it to learn more about the history behind the store, her passion and inspirations for Dear Blackbird.
Thanks for chatting Hayley! Obviously we're long time fans of your lovely store...What is the story of how Dear Blackbird Boutique came about? How did you come up with the concept!?
It all started 8 years ago! I wanted to create something that allowed me be surrounded by things that made me happy and to be in a position to help make women feel beautiful and empowered! Dear Blackbird became just that!
The name came about when I was reflecting on moments and people who had inspired me. Growing up, my dad always toldme that I could be and do anything. I have memories of listening to old tunes with him while he was working on the farm and ‘Blackbird’ by Paul McCartney played in my mind! So I dedicated the store to my beautiful Dad!💞
What are the coolest things we can find inside Dear Blackbird Boutique?
I could go on forever! We specialise in a feminine bohemian style and have stacks of gorgeous pieces from some of fav brands including Auguste, Arnhem, Kivari and Faithfull as well as a beautiful dried flower bar which adds such a cool vibe to the store!
How would you describe Dear Blackbird Boutique's style in three words?
Bohemian, Relaxed, Free-Spirited
Who or what is your biggest inspiration for brands & pieces that you select to stock in store?
We're major lovers of the 70's, so that definitely has an influence on our style! So you’ll see plenty of florals, velvet, cord and band style tees!
We’re also little travel bugs and draw inspiration from all over the world -Morocco, LA, India and Palm Springs being some of our favs!
What is your favourite part about a day in the life of running a retail store?
Oh the customers and my team for sure! We have some of the best! We end up just laughing and chatting all day! There’s nothing better than making someone feel beautiful and making their day a little brighter! And of course the buying for upcoming collections😍
What are the biggest challenges about running a retail space?
I think keeping everyone happy! We’re real people pleasers here and always want to have in stock everything that everyone wants, but it’s just impossible!
What is your favorite Luna & Rose piece & why?
I think my gold pacific palm necklace would be my fav! Whenever I look at it, it reminds me to just chill, it just have those island vibes!
How do you love to style your jewellery?
I'm a bit of a minimalist with my jewels, so I love to layer 2-3 necklaces and throw on a pair of my fav earrings!
Are you a Gold or Silver kinda human?
I used to be silver growing up, but I'm definitely more of a gold gal now! Although I love to mix and match depending on my mood and outfit.
If we are in the area to visit your lovely store, what else could we do?! (or eat... or experience!)
How much time have you got! haha
Gippsland is full of so many gems! Our sister store, The Marigold Merchant is only a few doors up which is so beautiful and has some of our fav homewares, body products and baby shower gifts! We’re also regulars at Stella’s Pantry, an awesome pantry & deli! And if you’re after a delicious brunch, you can’t go past Main Street!
Thank you so much for chatting Hayley! Be sure to visit this lovely boutique (both in real life and online!) and check out the goodness that the Dear Blackbird Boutique has curated. x
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As a small brand like Luna & Rose, we know how important it is to support each other and empower other businesses we love, trust and believe in! Today, we want to show you our favourite Black Owned Fashion Sustainable Brands, a way for you to discover new resources, while taking care of our planet.
As we’re doing our best to keep ourselves educated and updated on the Black Lives Matter movement, one of our favourite ways to do so is to listen to podcasts. We’ve been loving learning from teachers, historians, and just regular people experiencing racism and issues we don’t even know about.
As we’re launchingour new Signet Rings, why not take the time to learn more about this timeless piece of jewellery?
First and foremost, signet rings represent a wide range of personalized ring, usually representing family symbols, signs, monograms and more. They were used to represent someone’s identity and they were traditionally used to sign into melted wax. How amazing is that?! A unique representation of someone’s signature right on their finger. In that sense, signet rings were extremely meaningful.
Luna & Rose necklaces come in a variety of lengths from 18" to 23". Our 18" chain necklace is made from our Fine Chain with the 20" and 23" length chains in our 'Everyday' Chain. These are the same chain design, just slightly heavier in weight for the longer lengths. For a rough guide (as we all have different, amazing bodies) the 23" chain sits around or just above your nipple line...
We're big fans of layering necklaces and I'm pretty sure you are too. All of our chains are adjustable in length by 2" to make sure you can style your layers to perfection and mix them up with other pieces in your jewellery wardrobe.
Although all necklaces are adjustable, for the perfect layered look we suggest that you purchase your necklaces on different length chains. This way you get to see the beauty of both pendants and there's less chance of scratching! We also personally like wearing the smallest pendant on the shorter length and the larger heavier pendants longer. That's just our personal choice though, we're all awesome & individual humans and ultimately you get to decide how you style your pieces!
Below is a little guide of some of our favourite pieces layered and their lengths:
|SALLY T-SHIRT MEASUREMENTS||SMALL (Size 6-10)||MEDIUM (Size 10-14||LARGE (Size 14-16)|
|CLASSIC T-SHIRT MEASUREMENTS||SMALL (Size 6-10)||MEDIUM (Size 10-14||LARGE (Size 14-16)|
It is important to note that different countries have different sizing methods.
Most of the world goes by number sizing which is the easiest and most accurate.
Because we sell our jewellery all over the world, we have decided to stick with number sizing and have put together the below chart to help you out. The most common size for ladies is a size 7 and size 10 for man. If you are unsure of your size you can measure the inner diameter of one of your own rings and refer to the below measurements.
Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further issues.
Please also note that if you are ordering a wide band ring, its usually a good idea to go up a size.
Size 4 = Ring Size H 1/2. Inner Diameter measures 14.9mm (Recommended Pinky Size)
Size 5 = Ring Size J 1/2. Diameter measures 15.7mm (Recommended Pinky Size)
Size 6 = Ring Sizes L, M, Inner Diameter measures 16.5mm
Size 7 = Ring Sizes N, O, Inner Diameter measures 17.3mm
Size 8 = Ring Sizes P, Q, Inner Diameter measures 18.1mm
Size 9 = Ring Sizes R, S, Inner Diameter measures 18.9mm (Recommended Male Size)
Size 10 = Ring Sizes T 1/2. Inner Diameter measures 19.8mm (Recommended Male Size)
Size 11 = Ring Sizes V 1/2. Inner Diameter measures 20.6mm (Recommended Male Size)
Size 12 = Ring Sizes X 1/2. Inner Diameter measures 21.3mm (Recommended large Male Size)
If you require a ring in a different size in any of the designs offered, please send us an email here and we will see what our clever silversmiths can do for you.
Luna & Rose chain bracelets also have a 2" adjustable chain length with a clasp. Therefore they have two/three size options for you. They sit at a total circumference of approx 16cm & 17.5cm
If you require any other sizes for any of our items, please just let us know and we will see what we can whip up for you! You can contact us here.