Summer gift guide: holiday treats!

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Don’t let the gloomy weather fool you – August is finally here! Those of you lucky enough to be travelling out to the continent (or beyond!) are probably looking forward to glorious weather. We’ve put together our favourite summer holiday treats; the perfect travelling companions for days of sun, sea and sand…

Alex and Ani Bangle Designer Jewellery Jewelry US Bracelet Holiday Travel Vacation Summer Gift

Alex and Ani bangles, from £24

Put together a summer stack, mixing Alex and Ani’s nautical Path of Symbols bangles and enamel Words Are Powerful designs; or channel the Mediterranean sea and Iberian coast with a vivid patterned cuff by the US designer.

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Designer Jewellery Jewelry Necklaces 925 Sterling Silver Rose Gold Travel Holiday Vacation Gifts

Jewellery by Mantra, from £15

Wish someone a bon voyage! with a piece of thoughtful, travel-themed jewellery by Mantra. Each piece comes with its own unique message and a beautiful meaning card.

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Cherish Lockets Dower and Hall 925 Sterling Silver Necklaces Gold Vermeil Holiday Vacation Travel Gifts

Cherish Lockets by Dower and Hall, from £145

Cherish lockets by Dower and Hall are beautiful keepsakes, hand-crafted from hammered 925 sterling silver, or gold vermeil, with sapphire glass casing. Each locket can be personalised with meaningful treasures, making them the perfect piece to commemorate a perfect holiday.

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For more inspiration, shop our full travel gift edit.

Trend Alert: the Artisan

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With the August sunshine stoking our wanderlust, we’re craving the untouched beauty of the world’s hidden gems. Those of you who dance to the beat of your own drum know that it’s sometimes better to travel off the beaten path. Drawn to culture, art and architecture, you’ll be found wondering the streets, browsing the markets and speaking to local artisans. The of-the-moment kaftan is your outfit of choice accessorised with symbols and references to bygone eras celebrating the folklore, mythology and symbolism of the world.

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Edelblau £38, Roetli £38

These eye-catching Swatches are part of the Grüezi All collection, inspired by mountain chalets and folk-art. Grüezi All translates as “hello everybody” in Swiss-German, which aligns perfectly with your relaxed and friendly approach to travelling.

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Take What You Need Bar Necklace £42.50

Take What You Need is an interchangeable bar jewellery collection with countless customisation options- perfect for anyone whose style is completely unique. Reflect your surroundings with a Natural Beauty bar, or draw strength and inspiration from a Word bar. 

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Corundum Rose Gold Hamsa Pendant £215, Dreamcatcher Ring £270

Add colour to your collection with these striking and ornate additions from Thomas Sabo, which feature delicate filigree and gemstone accents.

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Scarab Bangle in Rafaelian Silver and Gold £24

An ancient emblem of the desert, the scarab is a talisman of prosperity and promises a safe passage to new horizons. Have a scarab accompany you for good luck on any upcoming adventures with this beautifully intricate bangle by Alex and Ani.

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Trend Alert: the Jet-Setter

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Can you believe it’s August already? For those of us who love a bit of luxe, this means one thing: indulging in a well-earned break in a beautiful city! The very definition of cosmopolitan, the jet-setters among us are no strangers to weekend sojourns in hotels overlooking iconic sights- from the Colosseum to  the Great Pyramid. You are well-travelled social-butteflies, never content to stay put for long.

You’re drawn to the glamour of the marina, the glitz of a restaurant overlooking the city. You combine city breaks with luxe beach resorts, you’re well researched and know the hottest spots in town. Your holiday wardrobe is a combination of classic glamour with high end fashion, your accessories are carefully curated and picked for their wow factor.

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Bering Milanese Blue Mesh £179, Bering Blue Mother of Pearl Ceramic Watch £199

The must-have accessory for any woman-about-town is a statement timepiece. We love the way these chic Bering watches play light off dark with their navy mother of pearl dials.

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Soru Baroque Pearl Pendant £120, Soru Baroque Pearl Earrings £130, Soru Baroque pearl Ring £95

The striking baroque pearl collection by Soru made headlines earlier this summer when Kate Middleton showcased the earrings at Wimbledon. We love the beautiful combination of amazing natural pearls and sparkling Swarovski crystals.

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Rose Gold Purity Angel Whisperer Set £174, Angel Whisperer Wing Set £163

Engelsrufer (Angel Whisperer) is the perfect combination of timeless glamour and personal sentiment. The ornate filigree lockets encase a coloured chiming sound ball, imbued with a specific meaning. Each chime whispers to a corresponding guardian angel; keep your Angel Whisperer close to your heart to feel loved and protected wherever you are in the world.

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Turquoise Geo Cube Bracelet £75, Turquoise Geo Cube Bracelet £149, Malachite Tuquoise Earrings £42

Add a touch of colour to your wardrobe with Coeur de Lion’s Geo Cube collection.  The collection features an innovative fusion of minimalist design and on-trend colour combinations. Made using state of the art techniques from light-refracting polaris, the sunshine plays off these colourful pieces beautifully, making them perfect for summer.

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Take What You Need: Holiday Style Guide

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Everyone at fabulous is very excited about a new launch exclusive to fabulous in the UK- Take What You Need! This innovative interchangeable bar jewellery line from Dutch designer Mi Moneda was inspired by the phrase “Take what you need and give what you can”. Inspiration is key in this collection, each necklace comes with the ‘inspire’ bar as every piece of jewellery inspires the wearer to make it their own.

Collect the interchangeable magnetic bars and customise your necklace at any moment to suit your needs, whether you need a boost of strength, courage, positivity or passion, or an on-trend accessory.

The launch of Take What You Need in the UK coincides perfectly with the holiday season. If (like me) you need a bit of help cutting down on clutter and packing light, this is the must-have travel accessory. You can create endless looks with this collection, making it ideal for any activity you choose to do on your hols.

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Take What You Need Word Bars from £21.50

We love these motivational word bars to ignite your wanderlust, and help you overcome any pre-travel jitters.

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Take What You Need Natural Beauty Bars from £27.50

Got a sea-side holiday planned? Or are you getting in touch with nature on a rural retreat? Embrace natural beauty with these beautiful semi-precious bars.

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Take What You Need Sparkle Bars from £25.50

If you’re planning a stroll along the Riviera or a romantic candle-lit dinner, let your sparkle shine with these versatile and dazzling bars.

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Festival Style Guide

 

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With only a few weeks until Glastonbury, festival season is in full swing. We’ve compiled a selection of the perfect pieces to help you get festival-ready, whatever your style…

For the bohemian…

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Two Tone Open Ended Ring by Druzy Rocks £22, Chihiro Bracelet by Hipanema £69

For those who dance to the beat of their own drum, a festival is the perfect event to showcase some of your individual flair when it comes to style. Let your sparkle shine with the lustrous facets of a unique gold-dipped agate piece by Druzy Rocks, or channel the sunny vibes of South America with an ornate boho bracelet by Hipanema.

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For the philanthropist…

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Necklaces by The Giving Keys from £25, UNICEF Lobster Bangle by Alex and Ani £33

As well as being an amazing platform for the arts, festivals are effective for publicising non-profits and charitable organisations- in 2013 Glastonbury raised £2m for charities such as Oxfam, Greenpeace and WaterAid! Support and demonstrate your passion for causes you care about with jewellery. The Giving Keys employ and support those transitioning out of homelessness with their unique recycled designs. Fellow US designer Alex and Ani also work to support charities, such as UNICEF, with their Charity by Design bangles.

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For the flower-child…

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Nature’s Way by Daisy London from £29, Swatches from £32

 

Alongside the amazing performances and worthy causes, it is the simple joys of camping in the beautiful countryside that make British festivals a wonderful experience. Don your flower crown, feel the grass under your feet and enjoy the sun in your eyes. Channel the carefree spirit of the ’60s with the new Nature’s Way collection by Daisy London. For a statement flourish, we love these vibrant floral designs by Swatch.

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Having a moment: Paradise Prints

It’s seconds away from May and the promise of a fabulous Summer is on the horizon (OK it snowed this week but we’re ignoring that) with payday around the corner I’ve been compiling a Summer wish list ready for holidays, a fun social calendar and well, just because! I’m known in fabulous for my colour aversion but something has happened this season and my eye is drawn to vibrant palettes and busy prints. I love the combination of bright flora and forna in watercolour strokes and neon shades, I’ve decided I’m a convert – and I’m calling it paradise prints, because I’m not a ‘floral’ person!

On my lust list…

It all started with this watch from Ice – I love it!

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Paradise Ice Watch, £79.95 from fabulous

Then after wondering what the brands from my teen years were up to, I re-visited Warehouse, and boy am I glad I did. My wedding guest wardrobe will solely be from them this year as well as many a holiday outfit!

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Silk Floral Print Dress, £95 from Warehouse

We’ve been working with our friends from Mercy this season, and we love their Druzy Rocks collection. I love the lustre of the crystals, they’re the perfect way to add a splash of colour to your look and the beautiful card they come on looks great in my jewellery box!

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Druzy Rocks Necklace, £24 from fabulous

There’s no better way to brighten up your bedroom than a fabulous set of bedding (you know you’re getting older when a duvet cover is as exciting as a new pair of shoes!) I love this one from BHS, £65 for Superking

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Happy Friday Tropical Bedding Set, £65 from BHS

What have you got your eyes on for Summer, or what will you be treating yourself to this payday? Let us know in the comments below…

Rhian’s January Sale Edit

Our sale this New Year really is fabulous! We have some truly iconic brands up to 70% off, which make them a really great style investment for 2016. It’s also a great time to pick up jewellery for friends or relatives for upcoming Birthdays or celebrations, you can shop within your budget but get a lot more, coming away with some really beautiful sentimental pieces of jewellery which they’ll adore. Here’s my pick of the fabulous sale…

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Jennifer Zeuner is huge in America and favoured by all the A-list stars. The jewellery is classic with modern design twists featuring beautiful protection talismans. The perfect layering look (which becomes extremely affordable in the sale) made from Sterling Silver with precious stone elements. I can’t resist treating myself to one of these pieces, this Evil Eye necklace was £116 and is now £34.80, the classic Chelsea bar bracelet in Rose Gold (below) was £124 and is now £37.20!

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This Chelsea Bar Bracelet is a great example of a piece of jewellery to buy and keep for a special present. You could have it engraved for a special Birthday or anniversary, or in my case, just keep it.

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Seeing the line up for Coachella being announced has got me dreaming of Californian Summers and all the fabulous jewellery to go with it. I don’t know about anyone else but I’m already thinking about my next holiday and Hipanema is the perfect accessory, I love to pile my bracelets up, but if I’m on holiday or at a big event I love the ease of one big statement cuff with the appearance of lots of layers.

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They’re now 70% off, so instead of £69, they’re now £20.70 – take a look at their instagram for some serious life envy and a dose of sunshine.

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I love stacking rings; these Lauren G Adams rings come in a rainbow of colours but for Autumn/Winter I love them in glossy Black/White/Silver and Gold – they look great with the ChloBo Arrow midi ring too, plus, they’re all in the sale! Lauren G Adams rings are now only £8.40 and the ChloBo midi rings are 50% off, you can shop ChloBo rings here.

You can browse the fabulous SALE here, what will you be treating yourself to this January?

Rhian

eCommerce Manager

STAFF CHRISTMAS PICKS: Paige’s Wish-List

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For Paige, this Christmas is all about treating herself to some fabulous Sparkle!

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First on Paige’s wish-list is this darling Snowflake White Agate Karma Bead by Thomas Sabo. This intricate bead, delicately crafted from 925 Sterling Silver, reminds the wearer to embrace being unique. Paige loves how eye-catching and glittery this bead is, and it perfectly captures the soft shimmer of fallen snow. She plans to pair hers with some pave beads for even more Sparkle!

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Next on Paige’s wish-list is the Rose Gold Moroccan Beauty Coin by Nikki Lissoni. This 33mm coin features sixteen Swarovski Crystals accentuating a star cut-out, making it perfect for Christmas! Paige plans on wearing this coin with a silver carrier and chain: she has loved rose gold and silver in combination ever since she treated herself to the Thomas Sabo RG Drop Ring as her first fabulous purchase!

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Paige is also hoping to find this Multi-Flower Heart White Agate and Silver Bracelet by ChloBo under her Christmas tree! This beautiful bracelet features agate, and is said to restore balance and harmony- perfect for keeping its wearer grounded when Christmas prep gets a little too chaotic! Paige thinks that this bracelet will compliment the Snowflake Karma Bead perfectly, and loves the festive colour scheme of white and silver.

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Saskia’s Springspiration

Name: Saskia

Store/position: Part Time Sales Assistant, Bath

I’m a fan of: Thomas Sabo and Fiorelli

My trend is: Seven Seas (take the quiz here to find yours)

On my summer wish list: This summer I’m really into bright colours and would like to get some of the Alex and Ani ‘The Pursuit of Persephone’ bangles, I love the range of colours, the shiny metals and floral designs. Another item I’d like in my jewellery collection is a Fiorelli cuff, the vibrant colours and tones are perfect for the summer and would be the perfect festival accessory.

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Hot tip: Bright coral alongside cool turquoise will make a suntan really stand out! Try teaming turquoise jewellery from the Sun Dance collection with bright coral nails!

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Dream destination: Id love to be going to Mauritius this year, exploring the white sandy beaches and coral reef enjoying the glorious sunshine!

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STAFF CHRISTMAS PICKS: Hannah’s Wish-List

hannah wishThis Christmas, Hannah is wishing for some Alex and Ani Colour Infusion Bangles to add to her stack. Her favourite is the Acorn Charm, which symbolizes Unexpected Miracles. Hannah is celebrating an unexpected miracle of her own this Christmas- after being told she wouldn’t be able to have any more children, she is expecting her third in the new year! She also loves the Hand of Fatima bangle, which symbolizes feminine power and positivity.

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Hannah has also been dropping some serious hints for her husband to get her the Eternity of Love Necklace by Thomas Sabo this Christmas. She loves that it’s a wearable necklace that will add a touch of festive sparkle to an everyday outfit- and the infinity motif is one of her favourites!

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For some Christmas sparkle, Hannah is looking to Nikki Lissoni. She loves the Silver Medium CZ Carrier for a perfect frosty statement necklace. Hannah plans to pair this carrier with the Something Blue Coin, as the combination of blue and silver makes up her favourite Christmas Colour Scheme

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