New Season Gift Guide

September is here, with which brings a new season for fashion and jewellery, and here at fabulous, it also brings new stores, new team members and new collections!

Our Autumn/Winter collections signal that Christmas is edging ever nearer and whilst it may be too early to be thinking of the festive season for some, here at fabulous we can’t help but get excited about the new and sparkling additions from our favourite designers! We absolutely love this gorgeous polar bear that Thomas Sabo have added to their silver collection, it is a real must have for the winter season!

New Arrivals

We have fabulous new collections from designers such as Lola Rose, Swarovski and Pandora, as well as brand new designers to fabulous! We are excited to introduce Diamonfire and Ntinga Pure Attraction!

Diamonfire ‘inspired by diamonds’, have a stunning and sophisticated collection of gems and aim to make the diamond the ‘best friend’ for a whole new generation and age group! Whilst Pure Attraction offer a stylish collection of bracelets and rings featuring gold, rose gold and silver plating, adding a modern twist to classic styles.

A new collection from Lola Rose this season features darker tones ready for the winter. One of our favourites is the Grain Agate Shana bracelet for only £39! These new season colours would look perfect alongside their classic bright pieces, which this season sees bright in the form of Terracotta!

If you haven’t seen Pandora’s latest additions then you need to do so quickly because they are fabulous! Be the first to get the new Pandora starter bracelet consisting of two clips and the new silver crown charm, all for £99!

Watches

Radley watches are fast becoming a favourite here at fabulous and with Laura Bailey as the face of their campaign, they are set to be truly popular this season. Set the trend in the office with a gorgeous white print Radley watch featuring their trade mark Scotty dog for £69.95! 

Swatch offer a fun collection of watches that appeal to all ages in a ray of stunning colours! We love their lacquered watch that is on trend this Autumn/Winter in purple, whilst their Roland Garros Bleue Watch is the perfect gift for him in timeless black! Even more, Swatch offer a collection of stainless steel jewellery that is tarnish-resistant, hypo-allergenic and hard wearing! A favourite here at fabulous is the Pila Necklace that is fun and eye-catching in bright colours!

ToyWatch gets itself noticed without being too ostentatious yet couldn’t be any more stylish! The Toy2Fly Skeletons reinterpret the first Toy2Fly Collection by ToyWatch that is inspired by the aviator style. The new models enrich and complete the whole range in an elegant, refined way. The black and peach skeleton watch has a transparent case showcasing its movement mechanisms, where its eccentric style is complete with Gold, Rose Gold and Silver!

Birthstone

Sapphire is the official birthstone for the month of September, a semi-precious stone famous for its deep blue hue and royal associations! A gift of Sapphire represents faithfulness and sincerity, whilst seen as a symbol of wisdom and purity. It is a joyous gemstone that provides celestial protection, luck, peace of mind and inner calmness and resolve. This stone is very durable and a striking gem to complete any piece.

Spinning offer a gorgeous ring featuring a large Sapphire encased in silver for £49.00. It is striking enough to wear alone, or to add some variety to a stack of rings. Thomas Sabo’s Freshwater Pearl bracelet is £51.90, and features a Sapphire coloured Cubic Zirconia stone set in Sterling Silver. It has an adjustable love knot from 16.5cm to 22cm for a versatile fit, making an ideal birthday gift this month.

Zodiac sign

Those born between August 23rd and September 22nd are Virgo, whilst someone born from September 23rd and October 22nd is a Libra!

Pandora, Nomination and Thomas Sabo have a variety of charms featuring the Zodiac signs that make a fun addition to any collection! The 18ct Gold Virgo or Libra charm by Nomination is £16.00.

Celebrity favourites
Goodworks
have taken off here in the UK after success in the US. Mollie King from the Saturdays can be found wearing one of their stylish wrap bracelets that are available at fabulous for just £35.00, whereby 25% of Goodworks profits help local communities.

If you wanted something more ‘bling’, then why not treat yourself to a crystal bracelet from Nialaya! All the way from Hollywood, these bracelets bring Hollywood glamour with a collection of semi-precious stones that sparkle and shout VIP! The list of celebs attracted to this new designer is endless!

Be prepared!

Get ahead of the game and avoid last minute gift buying! Christmas is just around the corner, so why not start early and by your partner the delicate Sphere of Life ‘Together Forever’ cute necklace which includes a card with the words “no-one can tear us apart”. Truly romantic and only £38! A matching set of earrings and necklace make a fabulous gift whatever the occasion. Daisy and Hot Diamonds in particular have beautiful Silver sets!

‘Tree of Life’ Competition!

To mark the launch of our new Pandora Concept Store, there will be a special ‘Tree of Life’ in the centre of SouthGate Place in Bath on Saturday 8th September, where you have the chance to win £500 to spend on Pandora!

In reflection of Pandora’s ‘unforgettable moments’, all are invited to write about five ‘unforgettable moments’ in their life and attach it to the tree, to enter a draw to win a £500 Pandora voucher to spend in Bath!

We are really excited to open a dedicated Pandora Concept store alongside our fabulous store, which has recently relocated to a larger unit in SouthGate.

Our Pandora store will open on Thursday 30th August with a launch party that evening, with new and familiar members of our fabulous team, so come and take a look at our new store and ‘Tree of Life’!

We are looking forward to reading all your special life moments and look forward to seeing you soon!

For more details, and to download the entry form, please follow the link to our website.

http://www.fabulouscollections.co.uk/tree-of-life.aspx

‘A Day’s Tale’ Pandora Autumn/Winter 2012 Collection has landed at fabulous!

Pandora’s latest collection is now in store here at fabulous and we can’t wait to share it with you.
As you can always expect from Pandora, their latest additions are gorgeous, on-trend and a must have this Winter!

Pandora has moved with modern and contemporary designs with Sterling Silver charms that are feminine yet full of bold textures and shapes. Even more, they have contributed to the modern twists on the classic fairy tale that has dominated this year.

Silver Charm 791036, £30

Silver Angel Wings & Freshwater Pearl Charm 790975P, £30

Silver & 14ct Gold Jewellery Box 791019, £55

Silver & 14ct Gold Fairy Dangling Charm 791032, £45

This darker tale has taken stage on the catwalk this season, from designers such as Versace, who are using gothic detailing and textures from leather and lace, to the edgy tones of black and purple. Pandora has created stunning pieces from rings to earrings that feature a gorgeous Rhodolite garnet, as well as sparkling Black, Red and Purple Murano Glass Charms for a touch of glamour!

Silver & Rhodolite Stud Earrings 290530RHL, £35

Silver and Rhodolite Ring 190863RHL, £85

Black Murano Glass Charm 791069, £35

Silver Spacer 790981, £20

Pandora’s A/W collection also brings some cute and loveable charms that will make the perfect addition to your bracelet. Cute animals such as a Chinese Lucky Cat with a Pink enamel heart and a Koala bear make fun additions, whilst the sentimental Family Charm featuring 14ct Gold Hearts, will make a truly special addition to your story, as well as a touching gift for a family member. Pandora has also added two new Silver birthday charms, with new textures and shapes.

Silver Chinese Lucky Cat with Pink Enamel 790989EN05, £30

Silver & 14ct Gold Family Charm 791040, £65

Silver ‘18’ Charm 791047, £25

Silver ‘21’ Charm 791048, £25

Pandora’s new collection of course looks forward to the festive season, and with that, it has brought lots of sparkle in the form of Silver dangling charms and colourful Murano Glass Charms!

Ice-skate Dangling Charm 791025, £30

14ct Gold Heart Dangling Charm 790987, £120

Blue Murano Glass Charm 790924, £30

Pandora is available in our stores now so come and take a look! Pandora can also be bought from us over the phone with free delivery at 0845 450 9334.

Commemorate, celebrate and have fun with Nomination!

The idea for a ‘composable’ bracelet that is fashionable and expresses individuality, was originated by Paolo Gensini in the small town of Sesto Fiorentino, near Florence in Italy. Gensini devised the modern day charm bracelet, comprised by a series of Stainless Steel links that are connected by a spring-loaded mechanism, making it easy for links to be removed and replaced.

With over 1,000 links to choose from, Nomination gives you the chance to create a highly personal and completely unique piece of jewellery that tells your story. Create a personal bracelet that celebrates people, places and occasions that are meaningful to you, or create a fashionable accessory with colours and stones that you love! 

The choice of charms is endless; animals, letters, birthstones, numbers, landmarks, flags, good luck charms and hanging charms – the choice is yours! All Nomination charms are 18ct. Gold, as well as featuring Enamel, Cubic Zirconia, Semi Precious stones and Diamonds.

Be patriotic with a country flag, or remember that fantastic holiday by adding the flag to your bracelet. The gorgeous Angel in Gold or coloured Enamel is very popular and the perfect Christmas gift! (Okay so it is a bit early to be thinking about Christmas, but it is always good to be prepared!) Nomination’s Olympic Rings have been the perfect addition this month after a fantastic two weeks of sport in London, whilst their animal charms are always popular – particularly the cute Gold Dalmatian and Double Gold Cats!

Add some glamour to your bracelet with the gorgeous hanging butterflies that are made from crystallised Swarovski elements! This is a favourite charm here at fabulous and is available in six different colours: violet, pink, fuchsia, green, white and champagne! 

Once you have chosen your Nomination charm, take out a plain link from your bracelet and attach the new charm in its place. Keep the plain links and attach them together to start another bracelet for yourself, or give it to someone else to start their own collection!

We have stocked Nomination since our first store opened in 2005, and it has fast become our most popular bracelets amongst all age ranges. Our starter bracelets feature 18 links, plus the first chosen charm. Prices range from £25 – £44 depending on your selected charm. Additional links can be bought if you need it bigger, or you can just take some out to make it smaller. On average, you need around 18 links to fit around a woman’s wrist and 22 to fit around a man’s. This versatility makes Nomination bracelets the perfect gift! 

Nomination bracelets and charms are sold with silk pouches, but come without a jewellery box as they are designed to be worn all the time. Personalising your own bracelet means that you will never need to take it off and it can be worn on any occasion! Nomination charms are very hard wearing and will not tarnish, but as with most jewellery, it is best not to wear your bracelet in water as you risk the enamel wearing away, and water getting into the links!

Genuine Nomination charms have ‘Nomination’ engraved on the front of the link and on the underside it says ‘Stainless Steel Nomination’ with the trademark ‘R’’. If it doesn’t, then it is not a genuine Nomination charm!

Simple, commemorative, celebratory and well, they look great! We stock Nomination in all our stores and they can be bought online with free UK delivery. Visit our website now to see our Nomination collection!

http://www.fabulouscollections.co.uk/designers/nomination/default.aspx

Bering Watches – Time to care 2012

“When the pure, cool beauty of the Arctic is blended with the simple elegance of Danish design, a new era dawns: it’s Bering-Time.”
– Bering.

A new addition to the collections of our fabulous Danish watch designer Bering is now in store and has us all excited here at fabulous.

When Bering watches first came in, we loved the cool beauty and elegance of all the designs (with the sapphire glass and ceramic collection that are highly durable too – how could you go wrong?!) but it was what we came to call the ‘polar bear watches’ that captured our imagination the most and flew off the shelves to both staff and customers alike. There were only 2,000 of these original limited edition watches, made with beautiful black and white ceramic elements in a brilliant gold tone and matt IP gunmetal, where 100% of the net profit for every watch in the special edition collection went to Polar Bears International. So you can imagine how thrilled we were when Bering went one better and introduced their new slim ceramic and diamond ‘time to care selection’!

Bering has developed three exclusive watches; they are slim ceramic models with black or white ceramic elements in shining gold or silver tones. Scratch resistant sapphire glass ensures that time leaves no trace, while four diamonds give the watch unique radiance. So not only are they truly gorgeous watches but for every watch bought, the buyer helps to protect the lives of polar bears in the arctic.

This time, Bering is supporting the Polar Bears International‘s tracker programme in 2012 and adopting a female polar bear in Hudson Bay with 2 adorable cubs. She has been wearing a collar since September 2011 and this makes it possible to define her position precisely and to record important data. This is exactly the idea behind the tracker programme: the only way to implement targeted measures for these animals‘ protection is to know the habits and way of life of this threatened species.  Bering is set to do everything they can to protect this queen of the Arctic and her species, and now you can help too. Below are two further facts from Bering that describe what makes this watch truly special:

  • The watches are limited to 1,000 pieces and individually numbered.
  •  You can follow the journey of the  “BERING polar bear” and see exactly where she is and how many kilometers she has covered by following this link: www.pbi.beringtime.de
  • Once again 100 per cent of the profit from each special edition watch sold goes to Polar Bears International.

We hope you are as excited as we are to have these beautiful watches in store and we are proud to be able to support protecting the arctic polar bears here at fabulous!

‘ALL THAT GLITTERS…’ FABULOUS JEWELLERY AUTUMN / WINTER SHOW!

Our bi-annual Jewellery Show ‘Girls’ Night Out’ is nearly here, and we can’t wait! This exclusive event runs twice a year, in March and September, to showcase the best of the new season jewellery, from leading brands such as Swarovski, Pandora and Thomas Sabo, as well as new and up-and-coming designers.

This season, the theme is ‘All that Glitters’, as an array of beautiful, sparkling jewellery comes out for the Winter season. With 10 exciting collections being showcased in a number of different scenes, the show is sure to be a sell-out, so make sure you book your tickets quickly!

Jo Stroud, Managing Director, says:

“We have held Girls’ Night Out twice a year for 5 years now, and it is always one of our most popular events. With a cocktail to get the evening off to a great start, and beautiful jewellery being modelled by a mix of staff and customers, it’s a really fun event!”

It’s also the perfect event to shop for jewellery for the new season, or to look out for items for your Christmas list. There will also be a raffle in aid of Cancer Research UK.

There are 3 opportunities to attend this year:

–  fabulous Solihull hosts their event on Wednesday 12th September, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, in a fully-catered event in Touchwood Poplar Arcade.

–  fabulous Leamington hosts theirs on Thursday 13th September, 7pm to 9pm, at the Saxon Mill in Warwick.

–  fabulous Bath hosts their event in-store in their new, larger location in SouthGate, Bath on Friday 14th September, 6.30pm to 8.30pm. 

Tickets are £5 to include a cocktail and canapés, alongside our fabulous fashion show! Youngsters are also welcome with tickets also £5, and non-alcoholic drinks will be available.

To buy your ticket, either pop in store or give us a call. Tickets for this event are also available to buy on our website.

We look forward to seeing you!

Store Contacts:

Solihull – 0121 7090585   Leamington Spa – 01926 430934   Bath – 01225 330333

Links to our website:

http://bit.ly/M8yeOh – To purchase online for Solihull, Wednesday 12th September

http://bit.ly/NTzDXe – To purchase online for Leamington, Thursday 13th September

http://bit.ly/RtpCkx – To purchase online for Bath, Friday 14th September