450 Years

THE EXTROVERT

The life and soul of the party, with flamboyant style and taste, the extrovert lives life in technicolour

26 April, 2021

The Extrovert likes to stand out from the crowd in dazzling jewels and bold, playful and colourful accessories. A natural socialiser, this larger-than-life character comes into their own when hosting a party, offering a warm welcome and a generous dose of glamour and drama to any gathering. 


SHINES BRIGHT

Orchard Double Row Diamond Bangle featuring diamonds set in white and yellow 18 carat gold, POA, Boodles

This two-tone, diamond-studded bangle from Boodle’s glittering Orchard collection is a real statement piece. Some may save an item of jewellery like this for special occasions, but every day is for celebrating in the extrovert’s view.


BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL

2002 Wallet in tan Evercolor calfskin, £3,020, Hermès

If it’s not bold in colour then it’s bold in design when it comes to the extrovert’s everyday accessories. The striking simplicity of the geometric silver clasp on this Hermès wallet is the perfect counterpoint to the smooth, tan-coloured calfskin it is crafted from. It can also be attached to a belt for added fashion flair.


IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Orchard White Gold Pavé Diamond Earrings featuring diamonds set in 18 carat white gold, £9,500, Boodles 

More is more is the Extrovert’s mantra – why wear one piece of jewellery from a collection when you could maximise the effect with two? These dazzling drop earrings from Boodles’ Orchard collection are encrusted with diamonds that won’t fail to catch the light and emit a sparkle to match its wearer’s effervescent personality.


INTENSELY VIBRANT


Red Hibiscus Cologne Intense, £68 for 30ml, Jo Malone London

The red hibiscus flower hails from tropical climes that are as warm as the Extrovert’s heart. This floral scent is enhanced with vanilla and jasmine sambac – a nightblooming and more intensely scented form of the flower – to create a sensual fragrance that develops as it reacts to the body heat of its wearer.


SHOW STOPPER

Woodland Pink Opal Ring featuring pink and white opals set in 18 carat yellow gold, £3,500, Boodles

From its mesmerising Woodland collection of fine jewellery, this Boodles ring is a truly unique creation that perfectly complements the Extrovert’s colourful character and fun-loving spirit. Its design is inspired by the humble pinecone, and shows how a simple idea can be transformed into a thing of beauty and wonder with a little imagination and creativity.


HIGH-SPIRITED

Sterling Silver Hip Flask, £700, Searle & Co.

Be it a night out on the town or a picnic in the park, the Extrovert can always be counted on to perk up the occasion with a cheeky tipple on hand. This stylish, hammered silver hipflask from Searle & Co. is the perfect accessory for carrying around a few shots of something strong, for whenever the mood takes them to inject a bit of extra fun into the day’s shenanigans.


FUN AND FLAMBOYANT

Marilyn Ballet Flats, £299, Pretty Ballerinas

Every day is a day for dressing up in the life of an extrovert, and these eye-catching satin and Swarovski crystal ballet flats from Pretty Ballerinas tick all the boxes. Colourful, shiny and stylish, the thing that appeals most about these party shoes is the fact that they are comfortable too – whether the Extrovert’s plans include a day out shopping or being the last on the dancefloor (or both), these shoes will certainly support them in their efforts.


TALKING PIECE

Schlumberger Sixteen Stone Ring, £8,400, Tiffany & Co.

Brilliant cut sapphires and diamonds, interspersed with platinum ‘kisses’ make this Tiffany & Co. ring a sure-fire talking piece, and if there’s one thing the Extrovert loves to do, it’s talk! Created for Tiffany & Co. by the late jewellery designer Jean Schlumberger, who was renowned for his intricate and visionary designs, this ring is more than a fashion statement, it’s an investment piece to be cherished and passed on, and will surely bring joy to each and every wearer.


HOST WITH THE MOST

Macaron Drip Cake, £53, Cutter & Squidge

Nothing says ‘extra’ quite like a cake from baker extraordinare Cutter & Squidge, especially this fabulous Macaron Drip Cake. The Extrovert loves to entertain and seeks to add drama to any event they host with fantastical creations that look as good as they taste. Anyone attending one of their soirées will be sure to head home with their heart and bellies feeling full.

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The Royal Exchange celebrates its 450th anniversary this year. We look forward to welcoming you for a considered shopping and dining experience in spectacular and historic surroundings. Please visit our boutiques page for regular updates on our retailers’ opening information and hours, as well as details about virtual appointments and click and collect services.

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