Argento’s Flagship Belfast store has had an amazing makeover. After being closed to the public for a number of weeks the new and improved store is now looking fantastic. I love the powerful colours of grey and yellow that the store have used to represent their brand . Argento is known for it’s use of grey and the addition of yellow is a nod to the Harland and Wolff cranes – a symbolism of Argento’s Belfast roots. The inside is a quirky mix of modern minimalism and industrial style with quirky neon lights, exposed brickwork and fab extended lantern ceiling lights illuminating all the beautiful jewellery.
As many of you will know I’m a huge Argento fan and have been since my early teens. A lot of my silver, gold and costume jewellery is from Argento – from the chunky silver ring with pink and purple stones my brother bought me for my 18th birthday to the gorgeous gold plated acorn necklace Phill got me a few years ago. The man behind Argento Peter Boyle used to sell silver jewellery from a stall on Belfast’s Royal Avenue before he opened up his first store back in 1997 in Belfast city centre. Now seventeen years on he has forty three shops across the UK and Ireland.
On the night of the newly re-launched store I added another piece to my collection. I opted for a simple torque bangle in silver and rose gold. I absolutely adore it and love that I can size it to fit my wrist perfectly. It also goes beautifully with the Dirty Ruby Grandad watch I was gifted last year when I went behind the scenes at the autumn/winter Argento catalogue.
Thank you Argento for a fab evening!
Myself and blogger friend Niamh Kelly.
With my blogger hubs Ian of Rogues & Brogues.