The fabulous team in Leamington have been attending a number of wedding shows over the last month and yesterday they helped to inspire brides- to- be at Mallory Court’s wedding show in Leamington Spa.
Whilst the most important piece of jewellery is of course the wedding ring, accessorising shouldn’t stop there! So here are some top tips from our Wedding Brand Manager and Leamington team to get you started!
- Wedding jewellery is supposed to compliment your gorgeous dress not over power it. If your dress is very detailed and heavily embroidered, a more understated, lighter piece of jewellery would compliment the dress. For example, Swarovski’s Angelic Necklace (£61) and Earrings (£59.00) would be perfect. Whereas if you have chosen a simple design, a statement necklace or earrings would be fabulous – the more sparkle the better! Swarovski’s Heart studs (£56) are truly romantic!
- Lots of brides like to match the theme or even a small aspect from the day to their jewellery. This can range from the colours chosen to the flowers and decorations! This is also great for bridesmaid’s presents as they are a beautiful reminder of the day and can be worn after the wedding as well! Thomas Sabo would be perfect for this as there are so many charms to choose from it can be individual to you and your wedding. The Pearl or Rose Quartz Bracelet along with a gorgeous charm would be a perfect reminder of the day. Our favourite charms are the Cubic Zirconia Butterfly charm (£34.95) and the Silver Bridal Shoe Charm (£29.95), which are extremely delicate and feminine.
Pandora’s Chalcedony Set is a very vintage inspired piece, which is great for those who have gone for a classic themed wedding. You can choose from the necklace (390321CA), the ring (190842CA), and earrings (19235118). The stone is an iridescent blue, and is believed to help harmonize your mind, body and soul, and is also great for your ‘something blue’ as the subtle shade isn’t too over powering!
To complete some Hollywood glamour, Thomas Sabo’s timeless Pearl Drop Necklace (£59) and Pearl Charm Bracelet (£29.95) will finish every classic look! The charm bracelet can hold up to three charms, so on your special day you can add something old, something borrowed, and something blue! Simple and affordable!!
- Do consider whether or not you would wear the jewellery again after your wedding day! It would be a shame if it were never to come out of the box again! The Diamonds and Pearls collection by Hot Diamonds is beautifully elegant and feminine yet can be worn again on special occasions, plus it will always hold those special memories of your wedding day every time you wear it!
- Take time to notice the neckline of your dress. For example, Diamonfire’s Droplet Necklace (£349) would be perfect with a strapless or off the shoulder dress. However, Swarovski’s Perpetual Necklace (£100) would compliment a V-Neckline more.
- Don’t be afraid to change your jewellery throughout the day. Many brides consider a classic, traditional look when walking up the aisle but then change to a brighter, sparkly look for the evening. The time of day is important – many brides have preferred a more timeless, graceful style in the day and have then revamped in the evening with a majestic statement piece!For advice on engagement or wedding rings and other bridal jewellery, just pop in-store to have a chat with any of our team, or book an appointment with our ‘fabulous forever’ specialist, to look at rings in more detail.
Wedding Brand Manager
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Join us for our Christmas Catalogue Launch event on the 8th November!
Get your copy of our catalogue with an exclusive look at new designers as well as other fabulous collections! There will be pink bubbly and a Luxury Lucky Dip on the night, as well as the opportunity to create a Wish List for all your favourites, where you will be entered into our prize draw to win a Calvin Klein watch!
In the aftermath of Christmas, it can be tiring returning and exchanging gifts that aren’t quite what you wanted. So at our Launch, we give you the opportunity to create your own Christmas wish-list. A completed list means that family and loved ones can come into the store and know exactly what to buy you for a Christmas present! No more inconvenient trips to return unwanted gifts!
This event will take place in our Bath, Leamington Spa and Solihull store at 6-8pm on Thursday 8th November. There are limited numbers who can attend each store so RSVP to Christmas@fabulouscollections.co.uk ASAP!
The spookiest time of the year is upon us as the days get shorter, darker and colder! Ghosts and ghouls and things that go bump in the night, witches, black cats, pumpkins, and of course scary movies (Paranormal Activity 4 anyone!?) can mean only one thing, Halloween!
Halloween originates from the ancient Celtic Samhain festival that marks the end of the summer and celebrates the final harvest and the onset of winter during October 31st and 2nd November. The eve of November is regarded as the most magical time during this period, known today as Halloween. The Celts believed that during this magical time, the divide between the living and the dead lifted during Samhain leaving ghosts and evil spirits to roam the earth. From this has come today’s iconic Halloween symbol’s of ghosts and ghouls, witches and black cats! It was a common Celtic belief that black cats were humans who had been changed as punishment for their evil deeds. As protection from these evil spirits, large bonfires were built for protection to ward off the dead.
The tradition of trick-or-treating also originates from the Samhain festival where on 2nd November, All Souls Day, the poor would walk from village to village begging for square pieces of bread known as ‘soul cakes’ in exchange for their promise to pray for the family’s dead relatives. This practice was later taken up by children who would visit the houses nearby and be given food and money, which in modern day means lot and lots of sweets!
Have fun with Nomination charms with scary faces and black stones; create a gothic edge with Pandora’s Rhodolite pieces; keep it edgy with skulls and crosses from ChloBo’s After Dark collection, or choose a Halloween favourite from Pumpkins to Spiders! Our favourite at the moment is Trollbeads Inner Glow charm bead that glows bright green in the dark!
Join us this week for an in-store pumpkin hunt with a chance to win some goodies and check out our favourite Halloween pieces in store and online!
Loved by fashionistas everywhere, Daisy’s Alpha Rings are cool, personal and simply F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S!
A cute take on the stacking rings concept, these rings are stunning in 24ct Gold Vermeil and Sterling Silver. Each ring is £37 and a perfect stand alone piece that will complete your style day to day, whilst stacked together they can spell out something meaningful to you!
Keep it simple with your initials or name stacked on the same finger, or get really creative and spell something fun and inspiring across all your fingers! A cute love heart and star is also included in the collection that adds a playful touch alongside the letters!
Daisy jewellery has long been loved by celebrities, with the Chakra bracelets becoming ever popular with its fashionable interpretation of the ancient Buddhist chakra symbols. Like the Chakra bracelets, Daisy’s stylish Good Karma collection is as beautiful as it is inspiring, and we could not think of anything better to compliment these collections than their Alpha Rings!
Alpha Rings in the November Issue of Vogue
fabulous are proud to stock a selection of pink jewellery from fabulous designers that help raise money and show support for Breast Cancer Research.
Tresor Paris has teamed up with Breast Cancer Care to produce a special limited edition bracelet for Breast Cancer Awareness month. This ‘bi-colour’ bracelet features a single white crystal with the pink breast cancer logo set in with pink crystals which is available in pink, white and black. Sold at an exclusive price of £25 whereby 25% of sales of the bracelet will go directly to the charity. Tresor Paris has also created stunning matching stud earrings at £14.
Daisy is supporting Breakthrough Breast Cancer in association with Too Many Women, with beautiful neon pink bracelets that feature ancient Buddhist Chakra symbols in gold and silver. 15% of the recommended retail price will be paid to Breakthrough Promotions Limited which pays all its taxable profits to Breakthrough Breast Cancer, a registered charity in England & Wales (No. 1062636) and Scotland (No. SC039058) under the Gift Aid Scheme. This stunning Daisy bracelet featuring a Silver Brow Chakra is £58.
Swarovski have also teamed up with Breast Cancer Care to show their support for cancer research. We love this sparkling Pink Hope pen by Swarovski that is £25, whereby £5 of each sale goes to the charity!
The Thomas Sabo Foundation works with one of the world’s largest Breast Cancer support organisations and is donating part of the sales for this Pink Ribbon Bag to the cause. The bag is fashioned in Sterling Silver with powder pink enamelling used for the ribbon. Wear with Thomas Sabo’s pink Quartz bracelet for £64.90 for something truly pink and fabulous!
Pandora release a new addition to their pink ribbon collection every year to support Breakthrough Breast Cancer. This year’s special Pandora breast cancer charm is a stunning Pearl White Murano Glass bead with a pink ribbon at £30, created to raise money to help women all over the world fight against breast cancer.
Nomination’s Breast Cancer Ribbon charm is the perfect addition to your Nomination collection this month to show your support for cancer research at £18.
All of these items are available in store and online at http://www.fabulouscollections.co.uk/Product-Search/default.aspx?Keywords=breast%20cancer with free delivery.
Wear pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
Show your support for National Breast Cancer Awareness this month by wearing a piece from Pandora’s special Breakthrough Breast Cancer Collection whereby 15% of sales from each piece of jewellery is donated to Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
This year’s special Pandora breast cancer charm is a stunning Pearl White Murano Glass bead with a pink ribbon, created to raise money to help women all over the world fight against breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Murano Glass Charm 790928 – £30
Pandora release a new addition to the pink ribbon breast cancer collection every year to help raise money for the cause.
Here at fabulous we are delighted to support such a worthy cause and be part of this exclusive event that is running between Thursday 4th – Sunday 7th October where if you spend £99 or more on Pandora you will receive a complimentary Pandora embossed compact mirror!
Come and join us this weekend to support this fantastic cause and to see the new and exclusive Breakthrough Breast Cancer Collection with pink cakes and pink bubbly on offer!
“As the city’s lights switch on at dusk, the place becomes a twinkling kingdom and the glitz and glam come out to play. It was whilst having dinner in a restaurant called 360, high above the rooftops with the stunning city below, that I thought of the name for this collection – After Dark!” Chloe Moss
The gorgeous After Dark collection from ChloBo was inspired by Chloe’s trip to Istanbul and its sparkly additions are the perfect pieces to compliment the metallic trends for A/W 2012.
Featuring Haematite and Pyrite stones combined with symbols of protection and love, this collection is simply stunning and a must have addition to your stack this season!
As with ChloBo’s other collections, the stones and symbols in After Dark have been chosen carefully with regard to their symbolism. Haematite is a calming stone that is said to balance out emotions and energies, whilst Pyrite’s resemblance to Gold made it a traditional symbol for money and good luck. These are comprised with Sterling Silver and Rhodium plating, chosen to enhance the sparkle of the semi precious stones! The Hamsa Hand, Peace Sign and Cross symbols are used in this collection which have become recognisable ChloBo charms. The Hamsa Hand is a protective sign that is said to bring happiness, health and good fortune; the Peace sign is a symbol of love and tranquillity; and the Cross is worn for protection and to ward off evil.
Also included in this collection are some gorgeous stud earrings that will look fabulous worn with your ChloBo stack!
This stunning collection is available in our stores and online at, so be the first to give your ChloBo collection a touch of sparkle!
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