London Fashion Week – Best of British

As London Fashion Week draws to a close, we thought we would celebrate the best of British jewellery design!

We love our homegrown designers here at fabulous, and their talent speaks for themselves! Here’s a rundown of some of the Great British designers we stock and a little bit of information about them.

Alex Monroe – Delicately playful jewellery inspired by the beauty of nature.

Alex Monroe - Delicately playful jewellery inspired by the beauty of nature.

Suffolk-born Alex Monroe established his jewellery brand in 1986 after studying at Sir John Cass School of Art in London. His reputation for originality, quality craftsmanship and mischievous designs earned him the prestigious “Designer of the Year” award at the UK Jewellery Awards in 2008.

The Suffolk countryside has provided a wealth of inspiration for Alex Monroe, and the influence of organic forms can be clearly seen in his collections. Alex’s designs have an inherently English feel,with a delicate femininity and grace that makes them timeless. The originals are hand-crafted in Sterling Silver and then handmade in his London studios.

Azuni – A vibrant fusion of tribal design and traditional romance with a contemporary edge

Azuni - A vibrant fusion of tribal design and traditional romance with a contemporary edge

Founded in 1996 by Ashley Marshall, Azuni jewellery provides an eclectic mix of modern and old, with delicate feminine detailing. Trained as a chef, and having worked in some of London’s finest kitchens for twelve years, Ashley made a bold decision to drop everything and began studying jewellery design.

The Azuni brand was an instant success, and has become known for its careful sourcing of materials from around the world, its use of traditional hand techniques such as beading and wire work, and its high quality finish.

Dower & Hall – Classic and elegant British jewellery with a high-quality finish

Dower & Hall - Classic and elegant British jewellery with a high-quality finish.

Husband and wife team Dan Dower and Diane Hallestablished Dower & Hall jewellery in 1990, and have since become one of the most renowned designer jewellery brands in the country.

Their romantic designs have a classic feel, ensuring that they quickly become timeless pieces. Qualified gemmologist Dan handpicks a selection ofprecious and semi-precious stones, creating lxurious pieces with a high-quality finish,handmade in their Knightsbridge studio.

Linda MacDonald – Elegant jewellery with a feminine touch, inspired by the natural world

Linda MacDonald - Elegant jewellery with a feminine touch, inspired by the natural world

Linda Macdonald jewellerywas established in 1997, after Linda graduated from the Glasgow School of Art. Linda and her skilled team of jewellers create her stunning pieces in her workshop, where her inspiration flows from the countryside and romantic essence of Scotland.

Mainly fashioned in Silver, with touches of Gold, Linda’s handmade pieces are fancifuland delicate, making fabulous romantic gifts. In 2002 Linda Macdonald Jewellery deservedly won the accolade of ‘Scottish Gift of the Year’.

Lola Rose – Funky, flirty and fresh jewellery with a feminine touch.

Lola Rose - Funky, flirty and fresh jewellery with a feminine touch.

Lola Rose was established in 2000 by London-born designer Nicky Gerwitz in the hope of providing ‘affordable luxury’ to women of all ages. Nicky’s designs are bold and bright, featuring motifs of flowers and hearts. “I think it is so important for women to occasionally spoil themselves without feeling guilty,” Nicky says, and Lola Rose certainly fits the bill with a range of affordable pieces that can be worn everyday.

The personality and vitality of Lola Rose jewellery has attracted many celebrity fans, including style-setters such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Halle Berry and Angelina Jolie. It was even reported that Prince William bought one of Lola Rose’s signature heart pendants for Kate a few years back!

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