It’s hard to believe that August is already over and Autumn is soon going to be settling in, but the new Alex and Ani collection at fabulous is certainly helping to soften the blow.
New for AW16, the Celebration of Life collection is inspired by the magical journey that each of us goes on. With their new designs, Alex and Ani channels the amazing moments that we all experience, individually and as a collective. Just like our ancestors, inside every one of us is the power to choose our own destinies and carve our paths in life. Although we experience our own individual joys, struggles and breakthroughs, this collection honors the common bonds we all share as we go through life.
The collection features an eclectic mix of filigree, metal and wooden beaded wraps in earthy tones.
Alex and Ani Celebration of Life Beaded Bangles from £33
There are also lovely new metal glass beaded designs on Alex and Ani’s signature expandable wire bangle.
Alex and Ani Charm Bangles from £24
The US designer also has striking additions to their popular charm bangle collection, Path of Symbols, with three beautiful new designs. We love the intricate detail of the Calavera skull, and the sparkling Swarovski detail on the Crystal Dove.
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Some beautiful new additions to ALEX AND ANI’s Path of Symbols collection have arrived at fabulous and they are serving as a welcome pick-me-up as we near the end of January! The Path of Symbols collection from ALEX AND ANI consists of both their most popular symbols as well as brand new symbols to add to your collection. Old favourites have been re-imagined as larger, more heavily textured charms, and are the perfect way to breathe new life into your stack! We adore the little details on these new bangles, with their intricately embossed designs and meanings engraved on the reverse.
WISDOM | COMPASSION | DESTINY
The intricate pattern of the endless knot represents the ever-shifting nature of the spiritual path, which encompasses boundless wisdom and compassion. The knot is an eternal pattern, connecting infinite destiny with time and change. Wear the Endless Knot to signify grounding in the present moment, and attachment to the eternal cycle of life.
WELCOME | WARMTH | FRIENDSHIP
A symbol of welcome and good cheer, the pineapple is synonymous with hospitality. Traditionally, New England sea captains placed a pineapple outside their homes to promise a safe return. Wear this pineapple to celebrate, friendship, family and warm welcomes!
GODDESS | POWER | LIGHT
A true Queen rules with the perfect blend of femininity and authority. Invested with divine power, she inspires greatness in everyone she leads. Wear the Queen’s Crown to remind you to take charge with grace, and pair firmness with benevolence.
TRUTH | PEACE | FAITH
The dove is a universal icon symbolising peace, faith and truth. A gentle and graceful bird, the dove is believed to be divine. The dove signifies new beginnings, and acts as a reminder that everything is going to be alright.
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Are you leaving the big gift until last? Well, here are some suggestions that will make her Christmas truly fabulous! Many of our collections can be customised, which can be a daunting prospect when choosing a gift. So, we’ve put together some perfect sets to start you off. She’ll have a fabulous gift to open on the day, and you can add to it on future special occasions: the perfect sentimental gift!
A fabulous favourite this year, the Engelsrufer range is both beautiful and meaningful. The central chiming ball calls your Guardian Angel to your side offering you protection. We’ve put together this set combining the most popular elements. She can then add different chiming balls, wear the wing or Angel Whisperer on their own or combine for a glamorous look. Rose Gold Sparkle Set, £294, other Engelsrufer sets start at £118.
For the romantic at heart, Cherish by Dower & Hall is the perfect gift. These ornate glass lockets house treasures, which you can choose to represent different moments in your life, from the first time you met to the birth of your child. Hugely popular with Pandora fans, this I Love You locket is £235, other sets start at £157
If bracelets are more up her street, then this Alex and Ani set is the perfect gift for her this Christmas. Alex and Ani are huge in America, we loved their stacking concept and have now stocked the brand for 2 years championing it here in the UK. This set comes with a free bangle of your choice, just write in the checkout which one you’d like to add to her stack. Alex and Ani Holiday set, £84 available in Gold, Silver and Rose Gold.
Which one would she love? Have a fabulous Christmas – wish, love, sparkle! x
The stunning new collections by ALEX AND ANI are making the transition into winter a lot more bearable, and their new Path of Symbols Collection is no exception. The latest installment from ALEX AND ANI features re-designs of their most popular symbols as well as brand new symbols to add to your stack. These symbols have been re-imagined as larger and more heavily textured charms, and so offer a fresh way to feel empowered, express your individuality and make a statement.
POSITIVITY | ABUNDANCE | FAITH
The Hand of Fatima originates from the Hebrew word hamesh, meaning five. An ancient talisman that symbolises feminine power and often used as a fertility symbol, the Hand of Fatima is worn as a defence against negative energy as it deflects evil away from the wearer. Wear your Hand of Fatima bangle to channel the forces of good, embrace the energy of the Hand of Fatima that promotes healing and fosters miracles.
PRIMAL | POWER | NIGHT
The panther ignites passion and willpower. Paired with the alchemical symbol of antimony, a metal that represents the animal in each of us, the panther is a fierce guardian of the heart. Awaken your wild heart and reclaim what’s yours with the ALEX AND ANI Wild Heart bangle.
ONENESS | ALIGNMENT | CELESTIAL
Channel cosmic energy with the new ALEX AND ANI symbol, Cosmic Balance. Moon and sun, yin and yang: the balance of nature is essential. One force without its opposite is powerless. The moon reflects the light of the sun, illuminating the night when life rests and restores itself. Manifest your dreams with the power of masculine and feminine energy. When both align, all is possible. This fabulous symbol hangs from an expandable wire.
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Winter is fast approaching and the dark skies are aglow with an array of dazzling illuminations; it is the season of bonfires, fireworks and Christmas lights.Look to the stars and take inspiration from beautiful winter nights with Alex and Ani’s new Celestial Wheel Collection. The collection draws from the signs of the zodiac; our zodiac signs are the celestial blueprint which guide us around the wheel of life. The way in which the heavenly bodies align upon your birth lights your path in life and leads the way to your deepest desires. Express your true self and connect to your astrological destiny with these stunning shiny gold bangles featuring striking enamel illustrations of your individual star map. These pieces also make for a thoughtful gift with a personal touch over the holiday period.
Scorpio (23rd Oct- 21st Nov)
Still waters run deep: the defining trait of the water sign Scorpio is mystery! The Scorpio keeps much below the surface, and is driven by an insatiable curiosity to uncover greater meanings in life. The Scorpio is nonetheless excitable and passionate, driven to make profound connections in life. Reveal your inner energy and intuition with Alex and Ani’s Scorpio bracelet.
Sagittarius (22nd Nov- 21st Dec)
Loving- Philosophical- Restless
A truly untameable fire sign, the Sagittarius loves to travel and is inspired by all the wonders the world has to offer. Although a true individualist, the Sagittarius is optimistic and sincere in making connections with people. Release your inner wild-fire with Alex and Ani’s Sagittarius bracelet.
Capricorn (22nd Dec- 19th Jan)
Ambitious- Patient- Humourous
The sky is the limit for this earth sign; the Capricorn truly values personal freedom and possesses the determination to achieve anything they set their mind to.Their hard-working nature and enthusiasm means that the Capricorn can triumph through any obstacle. Go for gold with Alex and Ani’s Capricorn bracelet.
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This week we’ve been spellbound by the dark arts of ‘the Scottish play’. If you haven’t seen Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard in this dark adaptation of Macbeth, hence forth to the cinema. The windswept highlands, rich Scottish heritage, deep woods and dark royalty are the perfect build up to winter and All Hallows Eve.
Be inspired by royalty…
Alex and Ani Queen and King bangles, £33 each
Be inspired by venomous creatures…
Alex and Ani Snake Coil bangle, £41. Thomas Sabo Snake and Scorpion studs, £45. Thomas Sabo Snake Coil Karma Bead, £55
Be inspired by the forest…
Alex and Ani Rulers of the Woods collection, £24. Alex and Ani Colour Infusion collection, £33. Thomas Sabo Tree of Life Karma Bead, £89
Be inspired by the dark arts…
Sun and Moon collection from Daisy, Necklace £129, Ring £69. Nikki Lissoni Dreamcatcher coin, £23
Have you seen it yet? Take a look at the trailer for Macbeth below…
We’re loving the influence the seasons are having on jewellery this year, with Alex and Ani introducing a new core symbol to their collection, Unexpected Miracles, inspired by the beautiful Acorn. You’ll see lots of jewellery inspired by the Autumnal woods this season, from tree inspired symbols to wooden elements, and cute animals you’d find in the forest.
UNEXPECTED MIRACLES “The humble acorn holds the potential of the mighty oak. Sometimes, the biggest blessings come in the smallest packages. Recognize and receive the serendipitous gifts of the universe. Miracles come when you least expect them.”
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