Results day gift guide: she’s a star!

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It’s that time of year again – results are pouring in for A Level students all over the UK! Whether they achieved exactly what they wanted, or just missed out, let your loved one know just how proud you are of them for all their hard work over the past year. Celebrate their amazing efforts and perseverance, and let them know just how brightly they shine, with these star-themed gifts…

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Big and Little Dipper Set of 2 by Alex and Ani, £50

This Big and Little Dipper set by Alex and Ani symbolises constancy and brilliance. It’s the perfect gift to show your loved one that you will always support them.

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Mantra Jewellery Jewelry Star Sterling Silver Inspirational Exam Results Gifts

Choose to Shine by Mantra, from £15

Tell them just how proud you are of them, and encourage them on their next chapter, with an inspirational piece by Mantra.

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Little Star Good Karma by Daisy Jewellery, from £49

These minimalist, precious designs by Daisy London are the perfect treat for your little star.

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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…

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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 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.

Wedding Gift Guide: Bridesmaids Jewellery

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August has finally arrived, and that means we’re in the thick of wedding season! You might be getting ready for your own big day and, if not, there’s a good chance that you’re a member of a bridal party. From celebrating with the bride every step of the way to keep them grounded in their worst bridezilla moments, the role of the bridesmaid is one of the most important in any wedding. We’ve compiled our favourite pieces of jewellery to honour and thank every bridesmaid for their contribution to the special day…

Designer Jewellery Bridesmaid Gifts Sterling Silver Initial Necklaces Personalised

Initial Necklaces by Mantra, £25

Thank each bridesmaid for their individual help with a personal initial necklace from Mantra. There is a personalisation option, so you can add their name or the date of the big day on the reverse of the pendant!

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Designer Jewellery Swarovski Crystal Alex and Ani Bangles Brass Bridesmaid Gifts Jewelry

Alex and Ani Bridesmaid Bangles, £35

Alex and Ani have launched a beautiful bridal range, featuring Swarovski crystal designs with special engravings on the reverse.

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Thomas Sabo Bridesmaid Gifts Love Bridge Engravable Personalised Sterling Silver Freshwater Pearl Bracelet

Thomas Sabo Love Bridge, from £35

Thomas Sabo Love Bridge is an engravable collection inspired by the locks of love on the Pont des Arts in Paris. The perfect keepsake to remember a special day by.

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For more inspiration, shop our bridesmaid edit! 

Summer Style Guide: Wedding Jewellery

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With July coming to a close, it feels like we’re well into Wedding Season. You might be getting married yourself, and there’s a good chance you have been invited to celebrate someone else’s big day. It’s an incredibly exciting time that you will want to commemorate for years to come; and such a special occasion calls for some equally special jewellery! We’ve narrowed down our favourite precious pieces that are perfect for adding classic glamour or luxe sparkle to celebrate a perfect day…

Lily and Rose Wedding Jewellery Designer Swarovski Crystal

Lily and Rose, from £29

Lily and Rose is a beautiful collection from Swedish designer Therese Zetterburg, who uses glittering Swaorvski crystals in all her designs. Inspired by vintage glamour and classic beauty, the chic pastel colour palette makes their pieces perfect for summer weddings.

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Daisy London Wedding Jewellery Designer Sterling Silver

The Vintage collection from Daisy London is a classic collection- inspired by English country gardens and perfect for outdoor events.

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Alex and Ani Wedding Jewellery Designer Swarovski Crystal

Alex and Ani’s Bridal Collection, £35

The Bridal collection by Alex and Ani is delicate and elegant, with a Swarovski crystal adorning every piece. With a special meaning embossed on every piece, it is the perfect keepsake for a special day.

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Graduation Day 2017: Gift Guide!

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For many of you, graduation day is just around the corner – how quickly time at university flies! As well as marking the end of a particular chapter of your life, graduation signals the dawn of something new and exciting as you embark on your journey as a graduate. Imbued with so much meaning, the ceremony itself is one you won’t want to forget. Commemorate that proud and special moment of achievement with the perfect keepsake…

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Mantras from £20

The Mantra collection features meaningful pieces of jewellery on beautiful meaning cards, each with their own mantra. The Graduation Cap Mantra is perfect for encouraging your loved to ‘set the world on fire’.

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Alex and Ani Graduation Cap Bangle Designer Jewellery

Graduation Cap Bangle by Alex and Ani, £24

This graduation bangle by Alex and Ani, featuring a cute cap charm, includes a tag stamped with the year of your ceremony. The perfect personal keepsake.

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The Giving Keys Key Designer Jewellery Necklaces Jewelry

The Giving Keys, from £30

Made from recycled keys, and hand-stamped with motivational phrases, these unique necklaces by The Giving Keys are the perfect way to encourage your loved one to unlock all the opportunities the future has in store for them!

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For more inspiration, shop our graduation gift edit!

 

Behind The Scenes: Fabulous Garden Party 2017

 

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Anna Burkett (L), the manager of the Solihull and Leamington branches of fabulous, with Jo Stroud (R), the owner of fabulous.

Our 11th annual Fabulous Garden Summer Garden Party was a sell-out success! Thank you to the 66  guests who joined us at Mallory Court, the beautiful Relais & Chateau hotel outside Leamington that has been the venue for the event since it started in 2006.

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Although there was a spot of rain, even the poor weather could not put a dampener on things. Guests enjoyed a Pimm’s reception, a delicious 3-course lunch in the main-house restaurant, and the chance to browse and buy jewellery from over a dozen different collections.

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Jo Stroud, the owner of fabulous, gave an informative introductory talk about the brands present before guests were given the opportunity to meet designers and representatives from collections as diverse as ChloBo, Daisy London, Dower and Hall, to Beach Art Glass, Alex and Ani and Nikki Lissoni.

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Mantra Jewellery, our very first in-house brand, proved very popular with customers, and many had their Mantra pieces engraved and personalised on the day.

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Thank you to everyone who came for making the event such a success- we look forward to seeing you again next year!

Click through for more photos of the event!

Gift Guide: Exam Season 2017

It’s that time again! May is finally here, bringing with it warmer weather and the promise of summer. But for those of you at school, university or with children of your own, it can also signal something more stressful: exam season.

Whether you’re in the middle of a stressful revision period yourself, or want to show support to a loved one sitting exams, this gift guide features some of our most motivational pieces of jewellery.

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Mantra Smart Works Believe Necklaces from £35

This elegant necklace by Mantra Jewellery comes with the supportive Mantra “Believe in yourself. We do.” and  is available in three colours. 25% of the proceeds go to Smart Works charity.

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Alex and Ani Bangles £29

An Alex and Ani bangle with a lucky or protective symbol, such as a four leaf clover or a hand of fatima, is the perfect good luck charm!

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Words Are Powerful Bangles by Alex and Ani £33

The US designer has also released the new Words Are Powerful collection, which features shiny Colour Infusion bangles with inspirational reminders.

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Giving Key Necklaces from £30

Working with charities such as the LA Downtown Women’s Center to rehabilitate the homeless, The Giving Keys recycle old keys into one-of-a-kind pieces of jewellery stamped with a motivational word. A key stamped with BELIEVE is the perfect totem for exam season.

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Shop our exam edit for more inspiration!

 

Mother’s Day 2017: Gift Guide

Somehow there are only 4 days left until Mother’s Day! But if you’re still undecided on a gift, don’t worry. We have selected special gifts for every taste, meaning you’re sure to be the favourite this year!

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Infinity Heart Necklace, £70

The Heart Infinity necklace by Thomas Sabo symbolises eternal love and is the perfect keepsake to celebrate the unbreakable bond between a mother and child.

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Mum Double Link, £36

Begin or add to her Nomination collection. The composable Italian bracelet range is the perfect example of jewellery that tells a story, and the new double link designs are a wonderful personal gift for Mother’s Day.

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Light the Way Pendant £50, Light the Way Studs £30

Life’s Journey is a collection that celebrates the individual path that each wearer follows. Light the Way describes those who lead and nurture others, letting nothing stand in their way. They are resourceful, unwavering and devoted to others.

The perfect gift to show appreciation to a mother who has always put her children first.

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Engelsrufer (Angel Whisperer) is the perfect combination of timeless beauty and personal sentiment. The ornate filigree lockets encase a coloured chiming sound ball, imbued with a specific meaning. This purity set perfectly reflects the purity of a mother’s unconditional love.

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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Mantra necklaces, from £20

Tell her exactly how you feel with a Mantra. The flower and rose necklaces, with their accompanying mantras, are the perfect way to show appreciation for years of support and love. The perfect reminder of love that she can wear everyday.

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Alex and Ani bangle, £24

The Because I Love You collection by Alex and Ani features beautiful botanical engravings; the Mom bangle has a peony design that symbolises the generosity and heroism of a mother’s love.

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Shop our Mother’s Day gift edit.

Gift Guide: Valentine’s Day 2017

February has arrived, and there are only 7 days to go until Valentine’s Day! If you’re still stuck for gift ideas, don’t worry. Our fabulous gift guide comprises the most thoughtful Valentine’s gifts for every personality, and will be sure to score you top marks next week.

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Is she a hopeless romantic? Has she been counting the days until Valentine’s, because she always has the perfect gift and date ideas? If she lives for classic romantic gestures, you can’t go wrong with hearts and flowers.

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Tell her exactly how you feel with a Mantra, or give her a precious keepsake with a pendant by My Token of Love. Mixing rose tones and Swarovski crystals, the new Alex and Ani collection is perfect for those who love fairy-tale romance- there’s even a Frog Prince bangle! With their timeless and elegant designs, Thomas Sabo are always a favourite for a classic romantic gift.

Shop our full romantic edit here. 

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Hearts and flowers not her thing? Maybe she prefers gifts with deep meaning and thought behind them. Buy her a simple symbolic piece that she can wear all day, from the office to the yoga studio.

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For a gift with deep thought behind it, respond to her psychic energy with a Daisy Chakra, or give her words to live by with a Mantra. Find a symbol that perfectly captures her with Alex and Ani’s Path of Symbols.

Shop our full spiritual edit here.

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Maybe she lives to look her best. Is one of her favourite things about  Valentine’s Day having an excuse to get dressed up? If her style is all-out glamorous, spoil her with something fabulous.

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With ornate filigree pendants and chiming pave sound balls, Engelsrufer lockets  are the perfect piece of sparkle with meaning. Nikki Lissoni lockets, in which each coin has its own meaning, also carry striking dazzling designs. Or, for something that’s as unique as she is, opt for precious gemstone piece by Soru– no two are the same.

Shop our full glamorous edit here. 

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She might have told you not to do Valentine’s gifts this year- don’t fall for that trap! She maybe doesn’t want the fuss of old-fashioned romance, but a low-key and on trend piece of jewellery is perfect for her laid-back attitude.

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Steer clear of the big designer names this Valentine’s and look into up-and-coming designers with individually striking designs. A simple bangle by Life’s Journey, chosen to match her personality, is an ideal thoughtful gift. Find a Mantra that perfectly matches her free-spirited approach to life, or motivate her with a Giving Key.

Shop our full edgy edit here.

If you need some extra help, take our fabulous Valentine’s gift quiz!

 

NEW Alex & Ani: Love is in The Air

It’s here- the Alex & Ani Valentine’s collection has landed at fabulous! The Love is in The Air collection is inspired by all the meaningful connections- big or small- that we make throughout our lives. With sweet designs in rose and mint tones, adorned with Swarovski crystals, the collection is a vibrant celebration of the universal power of love.

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Alive With Love Set of 5, £110

For the first time ever at fabulous, Alex and Ani have released a set of 5 bangles for a special price of £110. The set includes an eclectic mix of metal and glass beaded bangles, Swarovski details and a Path of Symbols charm bangle in the trademark rafaelian gold and silver finishes.

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Because I Love You Set of 3, £84

Those of you who prefer a shiny finish will be pleased to hear that the collection also features a shiny colour infusion set of 3 at the special price of £84.

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Love Cuffs, £37

An exciting new addition to the collection are the Love Cuffs, embossed with an intricate pattern and accented with Swarovski crystals.

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Love Wrap Ring, £24

As well as reintroducing the popular arrow and heart wraps from last year’s collection, Alex & Ani have designed a beautiful love wrap ring that adjusts to fit the wearer.

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