Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Announcing our prize winner...

Thank you to everyone who entered our competition.  Now that it has closed, we can announced the answers!
Bestselling Butler & Wilson - small silver crystal skull adjustable ring
Bestselling Disney Couture - Kidada silver Cinderella dream is a wish bracelet
Best seller overall - gold tone "Love" key ring by Zentosa Jewellery
Quite a few of you got these correct so there must have been either some trawling through our website or some lucky guesses!

So it all boiled down to the tiebreaker, the answer to which was the Oreo Cookie (as you can get them in bulk from Costco... nom nom)
One lucky person got it correct, L. Johnson from Rugby.
Because we were so impressed by the number of you who got the first three answers correct (a very determined lot, clearly!), we've decided to draw at random three runners-up who will each receive a Disney Couture Cinderella Heart Charm.  They are:
L. Hadland
C. Remeika
N. Stanley 
They will be contacted by email to claim their prize.
If you weren't lucky enough to win this time, we will be running more competitions in the future.  Why not follow us on Twitter or "like" us on Facebook to find out about the next giveaway.... x

Monday, 4 October 2010

Disney Classic Beauty and the Beast is re-released on DVD!

Even though we sell a huge range of Disney-themed jewellery, I must confess that I've only seen a handful of Disney movies.  The one that I love the most is without doubt, Beauty and the Beast - so much so that we've amassed a capsule collection of Beauty & the Beast themed jewellery.

Originally released in 1991 (wow, nearly 20 years ago!),  this Oscar-winning, cinematic masterpiece is Disney's most acclaimed film.   Now restored and remastered, Beauty and the Beast is due for release in November as a Special Edition DVD.  And we can't wait to watch it all over again.
Disney Couture Enchanted Rose Necklace
The story is a classic fairy tale - an enchantress disguised as an old beggar woman offers a young prince a rose in exchange for a night's shelter. He turns her away so she transforms him into an ugly Beast and turns his servants into furniture and other household items. He is given a magic mirror and an enchanted rose which will bloom until his 21st birthday. If he does not learn to love and be loved in return before all the petals have dropped, he will remain a Beast forever.  Fortunately for the Beast, he meets feisty and beautiful Belle who falls in love with him just before the last petal falls...
Disney Couture Crystal Mrs Potts Necklace

So why the popularity?  Admittedly, the colours are amazing and vibrant, the songs catchy (everyone must surely know the words to at least one song in this film!) and the characters are loveable - Mrs Potts, Lumiere, Cogsworth, Chip et al.  But most importantly, I think the enduring appeal of Beauty & the Beast is down to the story -  that love conquers all and that beauty is what lies beneath.  It is a true fairytale in every sense, one with a happy ending and which keeps each new generation that watches the movie as enthralled as the last.