Psst… Fabulous Garden Party 2017: sneak preview!

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Exciting news! Tomorrow is our 2017 annual summer Garden Party, and we’re excited to showcase a host of striking and unique collections. Below is just a taste of what our guests will have to look forward to…

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We’re very proud to feature both beautiful new designs and bestsellers from our first in-house brand Mantra Jewellery. Be the first to see our beautiful new ‘MyMantra‘ designs, which will launch in September.

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Find out more about the design inspiration and stories behind our second in-house brand, Life’s Journey.

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Life’s Journey

Les Georgettes is a major French brand with an innovative new concept. Their filigree cuffs and rings are silver- and gold-plated, and can be customised with double-sided leather and patent inserts.

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Les Georgettes

Award-winning British artist Julie Fountain will be joining us with her amazing handmade jewellery designs from the Beach Art Glass collection. As well as launching her own collection in 2015, Fountain has been an accredited lampworker for Trollbeads since 2007. Have a chat and learn all about her amazing techniques.

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Beach Art Glass

From Gothenburg, Sweden, Therese Zetterberg brings her beautiful sparkling collection Lily and Rose. Inspired by the jazz age glamour of the Great Gatsby and Downton Abbey, these chic pieces incorporate Swarovski crystals to create a beautiful lustre.

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Lily and Rose

We’ve stocked Azuni at fabulous for many years and are thrilled to re-launch them. Their latest collection, Santa Fe, is inspired by the wanderlust and vibrancy of the bohemian 60s. Perfect for summer!

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We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

NEW ARRIVAL: Beach Art Glass | Fabulous

It’s finally beginning to feel like summer, and for most of us that goes hand-in-hand with a trip to the sea-side. So we at fabulous are feeling very excited about our newest arrival: Beach Art Glass by award-winning artist Julie Fountain…

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Fountain has been, for many years, an accredited lampworker for Trollbeads. Working from her studio in Malvern, England, she handcrafts each unique piece from molten glass with sterling silver details. Combining striking glasswork with beach-inspired designs, Beach Art Glass is the perfect statement collection for summer.

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Sand & Sea necklaces by Beach Art Glass, from £70

Although no two handmade pieces are alike, all pieces in the Sand & Sea collection perfectly capture the bright colours and eclectic beauty of the beach.

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With blue-green hues, the Deep Blue Sea collection captures a serene nautical beauty.

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NEW ARRIVAL: Santa Fe by Azuni | Fabulous

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The new summer collection by Azuni is a throwback to the bohemian 60s. A celebration of travel, wanderlust and colour, this collection is perfect for any free spirit. This summer, bold looks are beautiful. So pair your bright florals and ruffles with a statement piece from this collection and transport yourself to New Mexico…

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Layered Evania necklaces by Azuni, £75

These layered necklaces are made from faceted precious stones – perfect for adding sparkle and colour to any outfit.

Shop Azuni necklaces at fabulous!

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Bracelets by Azuni, from £25

Create a festival-ready look by stacking bracelets from the collection. Combining turquoise miyuki beads and gold charms, these bracelets capture laid-back boho chic perfectly.

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Earrings by Azuni, from £20

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge herself, is a fan of Azuni earrings and it’s easy to see why. Combining hammered gold, faceted precious stones and detailed symbols, these striking drop earrings frame the face beautifully.

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Learn more about the designer and shop his collection at fabulous!

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Fabulous Futures Award | Birmingham School of Jewellery | Fabulous

Birmingham School of Jewellery has an excellent reputation for producing highly employable graduates with the skills needed within the jewellery industry today. We, at fabulous are thrilled to support this degree course for the last few years, as it offers students a sound training in the industry and helps developing their technical skills within a commercial framework.

We work closely with final year students on the ‘Jewellery and Silversmithing – Design for Industry’ degree course, to give students a retail perspective before they go on to become designers or pursue a career in the industry.

Jo Stroud, Managing Director and Sinade, Brand & Buying Manager here at fabulous – who is a graduate of this course herself were a part of the end-of-year judging panels, selecting one or two students to be the recipients of the annual ‘Fabulous Futures’ Award.

We are delighted to announce the ‘Fabulous Futures’ Award winner, in conjunction with the Birmingham School of Jewellery.

The winner is (Drum roll please) Rhiannon Rodgers.

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Jo Stroud, fabulous owner with Rhiannon Rodgers, winner of Fabulous Futures Award and Sinade Prosser, brand & buying manager at fabulous

Rhiannon’s stunning final year collection takes inspiration from the architectural and natural forms of Birmingham’s historic Botanical Gardens, with their elegant Victorian glasshouses and collection of exotic plants – a haven of peace and tranquility in the middle of this bustling city. Rhiannon has designed beautiful open-work lockets, inspired by the Art Nouveau metalwork of the glasshouses, complemented by silver discs featuring palm leaves, pineapples and other natural motifs.

The winner receives mentoring sessions from us, designed to help them with their target market, pricing of their pieces, the way their jewellery is presented and packaged, their branding and naming the collections and ways to showcase it themselves online.

They are given an opportunity to showcase their skills at our ever-popular Annual Garden Party, where they meet some of our regular customers and other designers. A small bursary is given to help set them up for their first collection.

British designers are very important to us at fabulous. With collections from Vivienne Westwood, Lulu Guinness, Chloe Moss and Daisy London Jewellery being very successful for us over the years, helping make us the go-to place for must-have brands. We’d love to see the next big thing in the industry come from home grown talent.

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fabulous owner, Jo Stroud, with Claire Price, Course Director at Birmingham School of Jewellery and Sinade Prosser

We have worked with the Birmingham School of Jewellery’s Course Director, Claire Price for many years now. “We love working with fabulous throughout the year on this course, especially at year-end with these Awards. Jo and Sinade bring real-life commercial expertise to our students and offer genuine mentoring to support to new graduates. We are also thrilled that an alumnus of the School is so closely involved.” says Claire.

Sinade graduated from this course in 2009 and has worked her way up here at fabulous since joining in 2007, as a part-time retail assistant. While studying, to being a core part of the senior management team, with responsibility for own-brand development, buying and creative work.

The School of Jewellery, which is part of the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design at Birmingham City University, has been located in the heart of Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter since 1890, with a portfolio of courses from jewellery design to silversmithing, to horology and gemology.

– Jo Stroud

Want to know more? Click www.fabulouscollections.co.uk or visit our stores in fabulous – Royal Leamington Spa Stores or Solihull.

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Style Edit: Summer Prom Jewellery

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It’s June, and that means, for those of you unlucky enough to be sitting exams, the end is finally in sight! Whether it’s an end of year prom or a graduate ball you’re looking forward to, we hope you reward yourself for all those hours spent in the library revising. We’ve put together some of our favourite summer pieces to complete any prom look, and we think they make the perfect self-treats for all the hard work and effort…

Lily and Rose is a striking new brand from Scandinavia who incorporate sparkling Swaorvski crystals into all their designs. Inspired by jazz-age glamour, the chic pastel colour palette makes their pieces perfect for summer events.

Shop Lily and Rose at fabulous!

summer prom jewellery by daisy london

We love these floral and feminine designs from the Daisy Vintage collection. Inspired by English country gardens, these sterling silver and gold-plated pieces are perfect for outdoor events such as garden parties.

Shop Daisy London at fabulous

summer prom jewellery by thomas sabo

The latest collection by Thomas Sabo incorporates meaningful symbols and is perfect for channeling subtle boho chic. These delicate filigree pieces are made from 925 sterling silver and 18ct gold plating, and are versatile enough for any special occasion. Each piece features a genuine diamond, and is the perfect keepsake to commemorate a night to remember.

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