Abby Phillips X The Dark Horse Jewellery

Posted On March 31TH 2015

At the youthful age of 16, Abby Phillips is already a making a statement in the world of art. Hailing from the US, her work as a mixed media artist has already seen her collaborate with names such as Zanita Whittington.

Influenced from nature, the movement of waves, flowers and then incorporating with geometric shapes and modern colour schemes has helped create Abby's unique style of art.

Abby has created a series of works with our jewellery in her signature youthful style. 

Further works from Abby can be viewed on her instagram or her website.


Posted On March 31TH 2015

The septum ring is the newest trend to trickle down from the runway, onto celebrities and then into mainstream styles. Despite what you may have heard, the septum piercing is not just for the punk or gothic scene. You can find the septum ring on the likes of celebrities like the boundary pushing Rihanna to the classic Jessica Biel.

Wearing it with classic dresses or comfortable outfits, the septum ring can fit into anyones style - adding another level of cool to your look.

Not one to commit to the septum ring, The Dark Horse has a removable septum ring coming very soon (no piercing required!).

Would you dare wear the septum ring?


Posted On March 05TH 2015

Layering delicates is a must for the stylish instagram bloggers and celebrities we love so much! Below are some tips on how to get the look.

With necklaces, to create a graduated effect, start with a delicate shorter necklace and then add a longer, slightly more heavier or chunkier necklace. You can also mix in different styles, just keep the base metal or colour the same to create a flowing style (rather then having it clash).

The greatest part about delicates is that the more you add, the better they can look! Do not be afraid to pop on a delicate earring and also a beautiful delicate chain necklace. The usual rule of letting one item stand out does not apply with delicates, you can wear as much (or as little) as you feel comfortable about.

Rings are a great way to start layering, add a chunky or thicker style and then add a thin style one finger away. Wear more then one ring on the same finger, try on of our midi rings which are worn on the top half of the finger (with another ring down the base of the finger).

A great way to always have this effortless, delicate style is buying jewellery which is 9K gold (or more). We love Claire Aristides for that reason, her jewellery will stay bright even after endless showers in them (a clean once in a while does still help), you will forget you even have it on, making it part of your personal style.

Start slowly if this intimidates you, below are some favourites which will help you create the delicate layered style you have always wanted.

1 - Claire Aristides Delicate Horseshoe Bracelet Rose Gold
2 - Claire Aristides Hamsa Bracelet Rose Gold
3 - Luv Aj Marble Drop Necklace Silver
4 - Anita K Counting Stars Bracelet Silver
5 - SHH - Arrow Front & Back Earring Gold
6 - Luv Aj Marble Flare Earring Silver
7 - Sarina Suriano Spherical Splendida Silver
8 - Damselfly Lyra Ring
9 - SHH Etoile Front Back Earring
10 - SHH Delicate Starry Bracelet


Posted On February 26TH 2015

The cross earring has become immensely popular over the past couple months, seen on celebrities (yes, that is Helen Mirren rocking a cross earring) to models on the street, this trend does not need to intimate you!

This trend started in the 80's (think Madonna like-a-virgin-days), although we have come a long way since then! The cross earrings is a statement, it is meant to be worn to be seen and can match any style you throw it with. Wearing all black, the gold cross earirngs will create a soft punk look to it. Heading to a wedding, the smaller styles are the perfect delicate statement without overpowering you.

Australian brand, Ford + Harris has created a beautiful edit of cross earrings, seen on celebrities from Lara Bingle to Nadia Fairfax. A delicate take on the elaborate cross style, the earrings are perfect for everyday wear.

View the range >>


Posted On February 09TH 2015

THE ENVY EDIT is by Angelique, who draws a collection of daily drawings of all sorts of must haves! We have asked her to pick and draw her favourite five items off The Dark Horse. Below are the incredible images and details on why they are her favourite.

Lately I have found myself drawn to simpler pieces that can be worn everyday. I still want them to be striking, yet delicate and layering gold is a must do at the moment! After much deliberation, I have picked my top 5 which have the above features in common.

AMBER SCEATS TUSK EARRING // I adore how simple yet edgy these earrings are. I am coming out of the heavily encrusted phase and these define strong yet cool in my books. The delicate mixed with the bold wins every time!

LOUISE JEAN FINE WIRE EARRING GOLD // Loving the little bar style trend at the moment and really like how this style has the open end. The delicate nature of these earrings means they are perfect for everyday wear. Love how ideal they are for multiple piercings without being overpowering.

AU REVOIR LES FILLES ETERNAL SIGNET RING GOLD // Absolutely love a traditional signet ring with a trendy twist. This is one of those pieces that speaks for itself.

FORD + HARRIS THE SPIKE JONZE SUCCULENT DAGGER EARRING YELLOW GOLD // I am a huge fan of the entire collection, the idea of mixing cacti and jewellery is brilliant! Ford + Harris have done it in such a fun yet sophisticated way.

ANITA K LOVE ME NOT BONE CHOKER GOLD // I am an absolute sucker for a choker at the moment! The beautiful piece is simple yet with an edgy twist, perfect on it's own or combined with other pieces. This is a go-to for instant cool.


Posted On February 09TH 2015

Here at The Dark Horse we have been waiting in anticipation for the Grammy's and not just for the dresses but for the incredible jewels! This year we have seen a mix of statement earcuffs and simple pieces complimenting the dress, rather then distracting.

Earcuffs are still a strong trend, adorning the ear on either both or one side. This all depends on how lavish the ear cuff is, the usual rule of thumb is a statement earcuff is worn on one ear with a small stud to compliment the other side.

Simple diamante studs were seen on the usual rule breaking Miley Cyrus and Rihanna shows off her incredible layering skills, this time with multiple earrings.

What are your thoughts on the jewellery seen at the Grammy's this year?


Images via JustJared.Com


Posted On February 06TH 2015

Beautiful free spirit, Rochelle Fox in the Balyck Gunmetal Chained Earcuff.

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Posted On February 03TH 2015

A new (or perhaps some will argue, old) trend is to wear one earring. Are you bold enough to try this trend or just leave it for the celebrities and runway?

Here at TDH we say give it a go! If you have an earring at home and you have lost the pair, now you have a way to wear it! Or maybe split the cost of those expensive earrings with a friend!

For an easier balance, pop on a stud on the other ear to ensure people don't ask you if you lost the other pair for your earring.

Have fun!

The Dark Horse Team x


Posted On February 03TH 2015

The biggest questions we are asked here at TDH is "Can I wear this in water?" or "Will this tarnish over time?". The answers to questions such as these vary on the type of jewellery you are wearing, although we have a couple specific rules on what to avoid when wearing jewellery.

Ocean or salt water is a big factor in jewellery tarnishing and we always recommend for our customers to take off their jewels when entering the water. If the water is cold, this may cause your finger size to shrink temporarily. When this happens, rings can easily slip off the finger without you even noticing! Also, beware of substances like sunscreen, which can get stuck into the crevices of chains and prongs causing a film to form on your jewelry, making it appear dull.

Perfume is another reason jewellery can tarnish. When spraying perfume (we would also recommend not spraying direct on the areas you plan on wearing jewellery), always take off first or spray away from your jewellery (think on your shoulder instead of your neck).

One of the hardest ones to avoid is sweat. Exercising in your jewellery can easily cause discolouration, especially if your skin pH is already extremely acidic.

Generally the above rules are for plated jewellery, as solid (9K, 14K etc) jewellery should never tarnish, although to increase the life of the piece, we would still suggest following the above.

Don't forget, our customer service team is always ready to help with any questions you may have about certain pieces.

The Dark Horse Jewellery Team x


Posted On October 08TH 2014