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Life's Little Luxuries: A delicate bracelet

Sometimes, life calls for a self-gift. This occurs most often when those around you have neglected to gift you anything. We've decided that there is something mature and grown-up about self-gifting. It is a sign that you are seizing your destiny, a sign that you have arrived . . . at a jewellery shop.

We think the key lies in the phrase 'self-gifting'. It's so much more respectable than just buying stuff for yourself. For our self-gifting sprees, we like to treat ourselves to a little sparkle, such as this Michael Kors bangle, above, €169, Keanes Jewellers. This pretty, crystal-studded bracelet even comes with the kind of heartfelt significance that one always looks for in a gift. In this case, it is the delicate knot motif, which we're taking to represent how tied to self-gifting we are. Profound.

Keanes Jewellers, see keanes.ie

Sunday Independent