One of my favourite boutiques here in Rome is Edith B, Via dei Due Macelli 62a. Great handbags and costume jewellery, including some simply gorgeous crystal bangles made in Bologna. They come in all different colours. I bought one large bangle in dove grey and two smaller ones in pink. I’m hoping to get another large one in white.

The small bangles cost 18 Euro (or around NZ$30.00) and the large one was 25 Euro (or around NZ$42.00). Nothing nasty and cheap about these bangles, like the ones made in China where the crystals fall off because they’re simply glued on. These are quality bangles made in Italy, very stylish and very sparkly. Equals – I couldn’t resist them.