PANDORA New for Spring 2014

Spring has sprung at Pandora!

Pandora has launched their second drop for spring and some much anticipated charms have made an appearance in the latest collection, including  new birthday charms. Alongside the dangling 16th, 18th and 21st celebration charms, Pandora has now introduced a 30th and 40th birthday charm. Chic and classic in sterling silver, these designs have added detail decorated with cubic zirconia. The new birthday cake charm is intricately detailed in sterling silver with flower detailing and ‘Happy Birthday’ engraved.

Another celebratory charm that is part of the collection is the stunning two-tone Anniversary charm. This romantic design features a sterling silver heart with a 14ct gold heart at the centre. With delicate engraving on one side, this pretty charm is a lovely way to celebrate a special anniversary.

For girls that love matching sets and fun pieces of jewellery, the Pandora bow collection is perfect. With the choice of a sterling silver or 14ct gold ring, matching bow earrings and pendant, you can definitely spoil yourself! Each pretty bow design is decorated with cubic zirconia adding a sparkle to any outfit.

A highlight of the collection is the beautiful Openwork Vintage Pearl Heart Charm crafted in 14ct gold with a freshwater pearl. This stunning openwork design creates a vintage look perfect for adding glamour to your bracelet or bangle.

If you are a fan of Pandora’s Fairy Tale range then you will love the new Circle Game Spacer that is pretty in pink cubic zirconia stones set in sterling silver. This is complemented by the Pink Romance Ring which is also detailed with sterling silver and pink cubic zirconia. Together these fabulous designs create a beautiful feminine set fit for royalty!

For a beautiful and romantic jewellery set, look no further than the two-tone heart designs. The delicate Heart Ring features a band of sterling silver hearts with a centre 14ct gold heart, which beautifully complements the Openwork Heart Studs with 14ct gold hearts at the centre of the earring. This fabulous set is perfect if you’re looking to treat someone on a special occasion.

We absolutely love the new wave sterling silver design rings in pink and purple cubic zirconia. Each ring has an unusual dip in the band setting them apart from other Pandora designs we have seen before. The soft colours are perfect for spring and look lovely stacked together.

Join us in-store in for a closer look at these fabulous new additions or call our hotline and we will post to you with free UK delivery.

 

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Pandora Sparkling Heart Bangle #B800029

We know how much our Pandora customers love the limited edition charms, so we are thrilled to introduce the new Pandora limited edition bangle!

The Sparkling Heart Bangle (£99) is a delicate piece featuring an exclusive pavé heart shaped clasp matched with a pavé heart charm, both in a lovely pastel pink.

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This bangle is available in three different sizes so join us in-store and find the best fit for you. Or call our hotline and we will post it out to you with free UK delivery!

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In the Stars: Five Fabulous Pieces of Jewellery from £14

stars-shakespeare1. Estella Bartlett, Like a Diamond in the Sky necklace, £14 2. Daisy, Sahara Gold Studs, £30 3. ChloBo Moon & Stars Studs, £50 4. Lily and Lotty Zilla Necklace, £72 5. ChloBo Cute Gold Star Bracelet, £85

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Fabulous What’s On: Bath in Fashion 2014

PrintFabulous fashionistas will be descending on Bath from May 3rd to May 10th to enjoy a week of catwalks, talks, workshops, films, shopping and exhibitions to celebrate the fabulous world of fashion.

With both a fabulous and Pandora concept store in Bath, we are heavily involved with the festivities this year. Here’s what we’re looking forward to…

Sunday 4th May: Vintage Fashion Fair, Green Park Station, 10am – 1pm FREE

Tuesday 6th May: Vogue on… Vivienne Westwood with Linda Watson, The Royal Crescent Hotel, 4pm, £18

Wednesday 7th May: Look fabulous Styling Lunch, Allium Brasserie, 12.30pm, £27.50

Wednesday 7th May: Meet Topshop Managing Director Mary Homer, The Octagon, 6.30pm, £15

Wednesday 7th May: The BIBA Years Barbara Hulanicki with Hilary Alexander, The Octagon, 8pm, £20

Thursday 8th May: Vintage BIBA Show, The Assembly Rooms, 1pm, £20

Thursday 8th May: Spring/Summer fashion show, The Assembly Rooms, 4pm and 7.30pm, £12

Thursday 8th May: Bath Life Fashion’s Night Out, Citywide, 5.30 – 8pm FREE

Thursday 8th May: Meadham Kirchoff with Sarah Mower, The Octagon, 8pm, £20

Friday 9th May: Jewellery Making Workshop with fabulous, The Pavilion, 1.30 – 3.30pm FREE

Sunday 11th May: Best of British Bridal Showcase, The Royal Crescent Hotel, 4-6pm, £38

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For more information about Bath in Fashion visit the website for the full line-up. To come to our fabulous Styling Lunch book your tickets through the Allium Brasserie, £27.50 includes a two course lunch with champagne on arrival hosted by Jo Stroud and Lyn Bromley of First Impressions. They’ll be talking you through how to pick jewellery to suit your style and shape as well as showcasing the latest trends in jewellery.

VIP Nikki Lissoni Summer Press Launch

When a press invite turned up in our inbox from our fabulous friends at Nikki Lissoni we instantly booked our tickets down to London. From our base in Leamington Spa, London is but a hop skip and a jump on the train, landing us in fabulous Covent Garden in less than 90 minutes!

Hosted at the chic BB Bakery in Chandos Place, Covent Garden, we were treated to cute cakes, pink bubbles and a treasure trove of Nikki Lissoni jewellery.

We wish you were with us, here are our highlights…


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BB Bakery and Nikki Lissoni

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Cakes and Coins

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We loved the glamorous illustrations and of course fabulous bubbles

Shop the Nikki Lissoni Spring collection with fabulous! Free UK delivery and all the latest coins from the collection.

TURQUOISE JEWELLERY

Turquoise is a bold summer colour that looks striking against gold and silver, brings depth and interest to jewellery without the sparkle and looks brilliant with a tan, making it a must-have holiday accessory! The semi-precious stone Turquoise is believed to be a healing stone and a symbol of good fortune and friendship.

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NEW for Spring Summer 2014

  1. ChloBo Let’s Dance Bracelet in Sterling Silver and Turquoise beads, £65
  2. Lizas Coachella Aztec Necklace, £39
  3. Lizas Coachella Aztec Bar Bracelet, £29
  4. Nikki Lissoni Fashionable Turquoise Gold 33mm Coin, £90
  5. Story by Kranz & Ziegler Turquoise Silk Bracelet, £59
  6. Azuni Turquoise Macramé Friendship Bracelet, £18
  7. Nikki Lissoni Gold Feather Dreamcatcher 33mm Coin with Turquoise stones, £75
  8. ChloBo Let’s Dance Peace Ring in Sterling Silver and Turquoise beads, £30

 

The Top Five Fabulous Friendship Bracelets

As the sun starts shining we hark back to school days in the playground with an arm full of home-made friendship bracelets. We may have grown up a bit since then, but there’s still something very special about friendship bracelets and they make the perfect gift. We’ve put together our top 5 friendship bracelets for more mature BFFs!


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Azuni, £18

We love these Aztec inspired bracelets, in a rainbow of colours they’re a fabulous gift for you bestie.

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Alex and Ani from £18

Choose a matching Alex and Ani bracelet for your stack, all of which have their own special meanings. We chose the feather bracelet meaning truth, light, virtue.

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ChloBo, £65

The new Let’s Dance collection was inspired by sunny days on the beach and warm nights dancing under the stars. Who is your favourite person to do that with? Your best friend of course!

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Lizas from £28
This collection is named after festivals and holiday destinations. Find somewhere you’ve been together or are planning to go for a daily reminder of your fabulous travels together.

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Cruciani, £10

Cruciani is the hottest European trend. Made in Italy from macramé lace, these bracelets are fun, inexpensive and the perfect summer accessory!

So which one would your best friend love? Let us know in the comments below…

QUIZ: What is your Spring jewellery look?

Each season we highlight the top trends in fashion and show you how you can accessorise with this season’s hottest jewellery looks. This Spring we’ve got new collections, new designers and some hot new looks. Take our quiz to see which jewellery look is you this season…

1. Why do you love Spring?
a) The social season hots up and I can start getting my best dresses out ready for the wedding season!
b) It’s festival season! I’ve booked the tickets now I can start buying the wardrobe
c) I love warmer evenings and lighter nights, it’s time to roll out the barbeque
d) It’s the perfect time of year for city breaks and vintage markets

2. Which social occasion are you excited about?
a) Henley Regatta
b) Glastonbury
c) Our local food festival
d) My trip to Rome

3. Which of these new bracelet styles are you coveting?

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4. My favourite shop for Spring is…
a) Coast
b) Urban Outfitters
c) Gap
d) Vintage and Charity shops

5. My jewellery collection consists of…
a) Pearls, Pastels and Gold
b) Bright colours, stacking bracelets and lots of it
c) A collection of quality jewellery which I can mix and match easily
d) An eclectic mix of jewellery with meanings and souvenirs from trips

6. My dream holiday destination is…
a) Cannes
b) Rio
c) Tuscany
d) Barcelona

7. My make-up look is
a) I like to be well groomed and I’ll wear the lipstick colour of the season
b) It’s all on the eyes, eyeliner and mascara are my go-to products
c) I like a classic look focused on dewy, bright skin
d) I love vintage inspired looks, so eyeliner and lipstick is always in my travel bag

8. My favourite Carrie Bradshaw look is…

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Mostly A’s You should wear the Social Season Trend

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For this Spring’s Social Season channel your English Rose. You love getting dressed up and can’t wait to get your pretty pastels out of your wardrobe. You love chic jewellery with a personal, sentimental touch and you always look polished and chic! Shop the Social Season trend.

 

Mostly B’s You should wear the Festivals and Fiestas Trend

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For a summer full of fun wear the ‘festival’ trend. You love finding unusual clothes and accessories and are at your happiest surrounded by your friends with good music and a fun atmosphere. You love colourful jewellery with a handcrafted feel. Shop the Festivals and Fiestas trend.

 

Mostly C’s You should wear the Wind-down Weekends Trend

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For laid-back lunches and wind-down weekends sport the laid-back luxe trend. You’re a spontaneous person and nothing makes you happier than hanging out with your nearest and dearest. You’re a natural host who loves luxurious understated clothes and jewellery, your look is polished, laid-back and accessorised perfectly. Shop the Wind-down weekends trend.

Mostly D’s You should wear the Spring in the City Trend

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For Spring in the City wear the vintage trend. You are free-spirited and cultured, love people watching and looking through vintage markets. All of your jewellery has a story behind it and you love finding new pieces to add to your collection. Shop the Spring in the City trend.

10 things everyone should know about Diamonds!


marilyn monroe diamonds1. It’s the April birthstone. Yes, all you lucky April babies, you get the mother of all birthstones – the Diamond

2. Diamond comes from the ancient Greek ἀδάμας – adámas, meaning “unbreakable”, “proper,” or “unalterable”

3. Diamonds are measured by the 4 Cs. Cut, Colour, Clarity and the all important Carat. In fact, Carat isn’t really the most important, all 4 C’s need to be of the highest quality to insure the biggest price tag. The cut is how the stone is shaped, the clarity shows how clear the Diamond is with the least imperfections the best, the colour should be as close to white as possible and the carat, well we all know that one – it’s the size of the rock!

4. The biggest Diamond ever found is said to be the Cullinan (Great Star of Africa) which was a massive 3,106.75 Carats and is worth over £1 billion

5. A large flawless (perfect Diamond) is known as a paragon

6. Blood Diamonds or Conflict Diamonds refer to Diamonds mined by revolutionary groups who use the profits to fund illegal operations, predominantly in Africa. The Kimberley Process was introduced to combat this issue, the consumer should always seek to validate the ‘history’ of their Diamond

7. Diamonds are used industrially as they are the hardest known naturally occurring material. They are used to polish, cut or wear away materials including Diamonds. 80% of mined diamonds are unsuitable to use as gemstones so are used for industry

8. Coloured Diamonds are known as ‘fancy coloured Diamonds’ and the resulting colour is caused by structural defects in the stone. The most rare is a yellow Diamond followed by brown, blue, green, black, pink, orange, purple and red

9. A black Diamond is known as a Carbonado Diamond, their dark appearance is caused by numerous dark inclusions which give the stone that dark appearance

10. The iconic phrase ‘Diamonds are a girl’s best friend’ comes from the Broadway production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and was most famously performed by Marilyn Monroe in the 1953 film version

SHOP THE APRIL BIRTHSTONE

 

NEW Lulu Guinness Marcel Collection

NEW Lulu Guinness Marcel Collection

This new capsule collection from fabulous favourite Lulu Guinness features plenty of quirky British style. The monochrome Marcel face with vibrant red lips and fluttering eyelashes is styled on Lulu herself. This kitsch timepiece is the perfect gift for fans of Lulu Guinness and 60s style. We love the lips detail to the buckle and super soft silicone watch strap. Fabulous for Spring!