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.

Mantra Jewellery Silver Gold Rose Gold Designer Jewelry UK Fabulous

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: Santa Fe by Azuni | Fabulous

Azuni London Santa Fe Designer Jewellery

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…

Layered Azuni Evania Necklaces Santa Fe Gold Onyx Necklace Turquoise Moonstone Designer Jewellery Santa Fe

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!

Azuni London Santa Fe Bracelet Designer Jewellery Festival Gold Turquoise Stack

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.

Shop Azuni bracelets at fabulous!

Kate Middleton Azuni Earrings Athena Jewellery Designer Santa Fe Aqua Chalcedony

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.

Shop Azuni earrings at fabulous!

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

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fabulous Garden Party!

Beautiful – Mallory Court Hotel

On Thursday 5th July we held our annual Leamington Spa Garden Party at Mallory Court for the 6th year, and once again had a fantastic day! We were lucky enough to avoid the ongoing rain of the current weeks and the day showed signs of Summer!

It was great to see everyone who attended and everyone looked fantastic, ready for a day of great company and designer jewellery! With stunning new collections from Lund Copenhagen, Ashiana, Nialaya and BCBG MaxAzria – to name just a few – there was lots to choose from.

We also got to catch up with some of our favourite designers including Chloe Moss from ChloBo, as well as some of our favourite reps including Damian from Calvin Klein and Andrew from Azuni.

There are lots of photographs from this fantastic day so don’t forget to find yourself looking fabulous in your favourite jewellery in the beautiful surroundings of Mallory Court!

Also, make sure you keep an eye out for a guest blog from one of our fabulous attendees, who will tell you their experience of our fabulous Garden Party…!

Gorgeous Lola Rose!

Pimms with the sunshine!

Andrew with Azuni collection

Chloe Moss and our fabulous team

Get Ready for the New Season!

After visiting The Jewellery Show at Spring Fair and Pure London exhibitions, fabulous gives you a run down of the latest jewellery trends….

The Bigger The Better!

All the fashion glossies have focussed on the trend for over sized earrings and necklaces, and you couldn’t miss them at the fairs we visited! Swarovski are definitely leading the way, and we were privileged enough to have a sneaky look at their “show” collection, which featured huge bauble shaped necklaces in summery coral colours. Oversized pearls were also prevalent and are a nod to this confident trend while maintaining a subtle look! Chunky cuffs and belcher link bracelets were part of a lot of desginers’ new collections too.

Gold

Yellow gold looks set to be headlining this Summer’s jewellery trends. It has been creeping up on us for a while, and  its popularity has increased despite the rise in gold prices. In order to keep costs down, designers are using gold plated materials, such as Daisy who use 24carat gold plate. Pieces plated in real gold look much more expensive that gold coloured metals used in fashion jewellery and the colour will really pop against your colourful Summer outfits. Rose gold is also proving to be more and more popular as does mixing gold colours with silver.

Eras

Designers have taken their inspiration for the new season from retro styling, and lots of pieces seemed to be throwbacks to the 1960s especially. Think optic shapes, bubble faced watches, and primary colours for long pendants and big rings. The geometric designs of the roaring 20s popped up at designers from Lucas Jack to Lola Rose, with simples lines and angular shapes in bright colours. Look out for our Girls’ Night Out fashion shows with the theme ‘Decades’ taking place in March!

Matte Finish

This was probably the most striking trend, which saw satin finish metals and matte semi-precious stones used to create chic and eye catching pieces. At Azuni beads made from lava rock have been used, which creates a very interesting combination next to the gold nuggets on their popular dainty bracelets. Plus, as part of his latest jewellery collection, Thomas Sabo has introduced a number of charms in a matte black finish, which have a gothic look. Pair these matte styles with Summer brights, as seen on the brand new Tresor Paris bracelets, to help them stand out even more!

Gift Guide for Her

Here are a few tips on what would make ideal presents for fabulous ladies this Christmas…

Have you been feeling a bit uninspired about what to buy your nearest and dearest for Christmas?

Just in case we’ve put together a guide to which fabulous pieces of jewellery your girlfriend, wife, Mum or best friend would just love to unwrap on Christmas morning!

Pandora

  • The new five clip bracelet

The original style of this Pandora bracelet, brand new for AW11, is delicate yet eye catching. You can choose which five clips you wish to add to the bracelet from the now extensive range, or just choose one or two to start the bracelet off and afterwards the lucky lady you bought it for can enjoy completing it to her own design. Bracelet is £65 and clips start at £25.

  • The new flower pendant

Inspired by gothic lace and intricate wrought iron designs, this flower pendant is the stand out piece from Pandora’s new jewellery range. It’s a versatile length and would suit lots of different outfits. The necklace costs £165.

Swarovski

This striking design, emulating a rough cut crystal only polished on the one side creates a tough look whilst retaining the sophisticated sparkle that epitomises Swarovski. One of these pieces would make the perfect gift for a lady who loves modern and unusual jewellery. Prices start at £107.

Missoma

Missoma’s designs are undoubtedly modern but with a throwback to the Deco styles of the 1930s, particularly with this beautiful Evil Eye necklace. Available in Sterling Silver or 18ct Gold vermeil its multi pendant design complements the current trend for charm necklaces. Missoma has been spotted on celebs such as Jennifer Lopez and Jessica Biel, so this necklace would be the perfect present for a chic fashionista! Prices start at £149.

Thomas Sabo

The feather pieces in the latest jewellery collection by Thomas Sabo have gone straight to the top of everyone’s Wish List and are extremely classic with only a hint of boho. The drop earrings with clear Cubic Zirconia are already proving to be a hit with stylish ladies of all ages. Prices start at £86.

This stunning Cubic Zirconia encrusted mask jewellery charm is available in black or clear stones and would add drama and mystery to any evening outfit. It will be irresistible to any Sabo collector and can be clipped onto any kind of Thomas Sabo carrier and chain. If you’re not sure whether your intended recipient has these pieces already, you can purchase them from fabulous. Prices start at £8.95.

Tresor Paris

The bracelets that have been taking the fashion and celebrity worlds by storm, and now high street shoppers too, are an ideal Christmas gift for anyone who enjoys some sparkle! The ultimate by Tresor Paris is the white crystal without the visible cord, which reminds us of a magical Winter Wonderland! Bracelets start from £25.

Azuni

Always a favourite for special gifts, the delicate and detailed designs of the Azuni Sterling Silver collection are very feminine. The faceted heart necklace in Smokey Quartz combined with a pink freshwater pearl and rose charm, creates the perfect “Wintery” accessory imbued with natural beauty. The necklace costs £86.

All of these items are available to purchase either online or in our stores. Or you can call 0845 450 9334 and our helpful team will take your order!

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Work the Trend – Boho Chic

Relax your way into style with our guide to working this Summer’s Boho Chic trend

Work the Trend - Boho Chic

The ‘boho chic’ vogue is back in the limelight this season. That laid-back bohemian trendiness, made so popular by style icon Sienna Miller, has burst back onto the high street – just in time for Summer! The boho chic look is just perfect for Summer festivals, and those lazy afternoons spent beside the BBQ, so here’s the fabulous guide to going boho!

Going boho chic isn’t just about bagging the latest maxi dress. There’s a huge array of bohemian influenced outfits to choose from, and choosing the right accessories is key – the right shoes, scarves and jewellery can really add the ‘chic‘ to your ‘boho‘!

To get started, look out for all things floaty (be it blouses, trousers, jumpsuits or skirts), embroidered or furry! Floaty maxi skirts like this Cream Lace Maxi Skirt from Dorothy Perkins are all the rage right now, and make a versatile, staple piece for your boho wardrobe. Pair with your favourite casually glamorous tops – we love this Rust Broderie Lace Trim Vest from Topshop (Lace trims are everywhere right now – we’ve seen them on boots, clothes and bags!)

A few good rules of thumb when looking for accessories:

(1) Mix up your patterns and shades. Trollbeads’ Limited Edition Kimono Kit is a great example of how to combine different colours and designs and stay on-trend. You can also create some fantastic looks by mixing and matching patterned scarves, like this fantastic, limited edition Vintage Flower Silk Scarf from Miss Selfridge.

(2) Wear natural materials, and lots of them!  Natural materials complement bohemian outfits perfectly. Think Faux-Leather sandals, Semi-Precious Stones and wooden jewellery. The Branch’s collection of handcrafted wooden jewellery works its magic best when paired up with a funky peasant skirt or a furry gilet! And look out for the gorgeous trend-of-the-minute wrap bracelets from Chan Luu, in varying Semi-Precious Stones – the ultimate in laid-back, luxury designer jewellery.

(3) Layer friendship bracelets. Layer, layer, layer! Layering up friendship-style bracelets isn’t just for groovy festival goers, it’s the latest fashion craze. And with so many designers tempting us with their fresh interpretations of the friendship bracelet, it’s a good job too! Fabulous favourites are Azuni’s message bracelets and Daisy’s ever popular Chakra Bracelets, seen adoring the arms of such lovely celebs as Cheryl Cole and boho queen Sienna Miller.

The key to working the boho chic trend is to have fun with it – mix and match, go for bold combos and patterns, and let your personality shape your style. What are your boho chic tips?

It’s all about Friendship Bracelets this season!

The Friendship Bracelet gets a new lease of life this season, as designers present their fresh takes on this traditional gift with a sentimental twist.

Designer Friendship Bracelets from Azuni, perfect for gifts

Designer Friendship Bracelets from Azuni, from £79

Friendship Bracelets are taking the fashion world by storm this Spring,  and about time too! I still remember the fun I had making my own friendship bracelets for my friends and family when I was younger… being homemade they never lasted very long, but it always put a smile on someone’s face to receive a gift that is traditionally symbolic of friendship.

While friendship bracelets are traditionally handmade, it’s fantastic to see the trend for friendship-style bracelets spreading to the world of designer jewellery! The custom for the receiver of a friendship bracelet is to wear it constantly until the knots wear through – to remove it before then is supposed to be a sign that the friendship is over. But it’s not always practical to wear a bracelet all the time, especially as it starts to wear out! The trend for designer friendship bracelets means you can give something a gift with the same symbolic meaning, which they can treasure forever.

At fabulous we’re delighted to be stocking the brand new designer friendship bracelets from one of our favourite, established designers, Azuni. Azuni have updated the traditional friendship bracelet by inscribing special messages onto Sterling Silver and 18ct Gold Vermeil plates, elegantly hung from Silk cord in three gorgeous colours.

Shop Azuni’s new Friendship Bracelets

New Arrivals for Spring!

We’ve had lots of new items arrive in store in the past few weeks – here’s a rundown!

Click on each image to see all the new pieces from each designer.

Swatch Colour Code Bracelets, £17

Swatch Colour Code Bracelets, £17

Swatch Bijoux

Swatch welcomes in the Spring with a range of vibrant colours and bold modern designs that are certain to get you noticed! Their new collection features exciting, contemporary pieces that we’ve come to expect from Swatch, with a number of easy-to-wear pieces that will add a fresh and funky touch to your Spring wardrobe. The Colour Code bracelets look great stacked against each other in contrasting colours, whilst the playful Puzzle-my-Heart set adds a warm, romantic feel with a summery twist. Swatch Bijoux is always contemporary and stylish, and with prices starting at just £17 this new collection is an absolute must for when the sun finally comes out!

Lola Rose Spring Pieces, from £20

Lola Rose Spring Pieces, from £20

Lola Rose

fabulous favourites Lola Rose are back with a fresh collection for Spring 2011, featuring gorgeous new colours and designs. The new additions to the club are the wonderful pale yellow Lemon Quartzite and the warm orange Coral Quartzite, which arrive just in time for you to freshen up your wardrobe! The new semi-precious stones are combined with dark Grey Agate and light Eyestone to create subtle, muted pieces that will bring a little sunshine to blow away the last of those winter blues. Chunky beaded necklaces and bold pendants are sure to make a statement, whilst new stretch rings are a really easy way to wear this look.

Daisy Chakra Bracelets, from £55

Daisy Chakra Bracelets, from £55

Daisy Chakra Bracelets

Established in 2009, British design company Daisy’s signature Chakra bracelets have become one of the newest must-have jewellery trends. These simple bracelets embrace an ancient Hindu spiritual concept, creating stylish pieces that have a deep and meaningful symbolism and have become incredibly popular with celebrity fans such as Cheryl Cole, Sienna Miller and even Kanye West! We’re sure that they’ll also prove popular with our customers thanks to their easy-to-wear style and the metaphorical meaning of each. Choose one that will remind you of your own spirituality and self-awareness and carry a special message just for you.

Trollbeads Debut Bracelets, £99

Trollbeads Debut Bracelets, £99

Trollbead Debut Bracelets

Charm favourites Troll have introduced brand new Debut bracelets for 2011, featuring new bead combinations. Debut bracelets are a great way to start a Trollbeads collection, as they include a Sterling Silver bracelet, two Glass beads and a Sterling Silver lock – and you save £30 by buying them all together! The new bracelets feature light and airy pastel selections as well as bolder, brighter colours, meaning there really is something for everyone. And if you’re already well on your way with your Trollbeads collection, you can now buy their brilliant stacking charm boxes online to keep them safe and organised – perfect if you just can’t decide which beads to take on holiday with you!

Nomination Sterling Silver Charms, from £22

Nomination Sterling Silver Charms, from £22

Nomination Sterling Silver charms and Royal collection

We’ve finally added Nomination‘s gorgeous new Sterling Silver charms to our website, with elegant dangling charms that will add a little luxury to your Nomination collection. There’s also the glamorous Royal collection, featuring Sterling Silver charms and bracelets with a heraldic feel – shields, cherubs and horses all feature, with the option to buy a ready-made bracelet or create your own.

There are plenty more arrivals to come over the next few weeks, including pieces from Chan Luu, Azuni and Argent of London as well as some brand new designers! Keep an eye on our blog for a sneak-peek of the latest additions to our collections – you can also follow us on Twitter or Facebook to keep up to date with all the news!

Lola Rose Spring 2011 Collectionfabulous favourites Lola Rose are back with a fresh collection for Spring 2011, featuring gorgeous new colours and designs. The new additions to the club are the wonderful pale yellow Lemon Quartzite and the warm orange Coral Quartzite, which arrive just in time for you to freshen up your wardrobe! 

The new semi-precious stones are combined with dark Grey Agate and light Eyestone to create subtle, muted pieces that will bring a little sunshine to blow away the last of those winter blues. Chunky beaded necklaces and bold pendants are sure to make a statement, whilst new stretch rings are a really easy way to wear this look

London Fashion Week – Best of British

As London Fashion Week draws to a close, we thought we would celebrate the best of British jewellery design!

We love our homegrown designers here at fabulous, and their talent speaks for themselves! Here’s a rundown of some of the Great British designers we stock and a little bit of information about them.

Alex Monroe – Delicately playful jewellery inspired by the beauty of nature.

Alex Monroe - Delicately playful jewellery inspired by the beauty of nature.

Suffolk-born Alex Monroe established his jewellery brand in 1986 after studying at Sir John Cass School of Art in London. His reputation for originality, quality craftsmanship and mischievous designs earned him the prestigious “Designer of the Year” award at the UK Jewellery Awards in 2008.

The Suffolk countryside has provided a wealth of inspiration for Alex Monroe, and the influence of organic forms can be clearly seen in his collections. Alex’s designs have an inherently English feel,with a delicate femininity and grace that makes them timeless. The originals are hand-crafted in Sterling Silver and then handmade in his London studios.

Azuni – A vibrant fusion of tribal design and traditional romance with a contemporary edge

Azuni - A vibrant fusion of tribal design and traditional romance with a contemporary edge

Founded in 1996 by Ashley Marshall, Azuni jewellery provides an eclectic mix of modern and old, with delicate feminine detailing. Trained as a chef, and having worked in some of London’s finest kitchens for twelve years, Ashley made a bold decision to drop everything and began studying jewellery design.

The Azuni brand was an instant success, and has become known for its careful sourcing of materials from around the world, its use of traditional hand techniques such as beading and wire work, and its high quality finish.

Dower & Hall – Classic and elegant British jewellery with a high-quality finish

Dower & Hall - Classic and elegant British jewellery with a high-quality finish.

Husband and wife team Dan Dower and Diane Hallestablished Dower & Hall jewellery in 1990, and have since become one of the most renowned designer jewellery brands in the country.

Their romantic designs have a classic feel, ensuring that they quickly become timeless pieces. Qualified gemmologist Dan handpicks a selection ofprecious and semi-precious stones, creating lxurious pieces with a high-quality finish,handmade in their Knightsbridge studio.

Linda MacDonald – Elegant jewellery with a feminine touch, inspired by the natural world

Linda MacDonald - Elegant jewellery with a feminine touch, inspired by the natural world

Linda Macdonald jewellerywas established in 1997, after Linda graduated from the Glasgow School of Art. Linda and her skilled team of jewellers create her stunning pieces in her workshop, where her inspiration flows from the countryside and romantic essence of Scotland.

Mainly fashioned in Silver, with touches of Gold, Linda’s handmade pieces are fancifuland delicate, making fabulous romantic gifts. In 2002 Linda Macdonald Jewellery deservedly won the accolade of ‘Scottish Gift of the Year’.

Lola Rose – Funky, flirty and fresh jewellery with a feminine touch.

Lola Rose - Funky, flirty and fresh jewellery with a feminine touch.

Lola Rose was established in 2000 by London-born designer Nicky Gerwitz in the hope of providing ‘affordable luxury’ to women of all ages. Nicky’s designs are bold and bright, featuring motifs of flowers and hearts. “I think it is so important for women to occasionally spoil themselves without feeling guilty,” Nicky says, and Lola Rose certainly fits the bill with a range of affordable pieces that can be worn everyday.

The personality and vitality of Lola Rose jewellery has attracted many celebrity fans, including style-setters such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Halle Berry and Angelina Jolie. It was even reported that Prince William bought one of Lola Rose’s signature heart pendants for Kate a few years back!

The Next Big Thing – NEC Spring Fair

We’ve asked our fabulous team members who attended the NEC Spring Fair in February to tell us all about the latest jewellery trends coming to fabulous – here’s Becky from our Bath store with her thoughts on the trip!

After a recent visit to the NEC Spring Fair I came away extremely excited about the next big thing in jewellery!

Everywhere I looked there seemed to be meaningful bracelets such as friendship bracelets and handmade Macramé bracelets of all colours and styles; it was quite overwhelming to see each different take on this theme.

Anahata Heart Chakra Bracelet

Anahata Heart Chakra Bracelet - coming soon to fabulous!

One Bracelet that really caught my eye was the Daisy Chakra Bracelet (coming soon to fabulous!). These come in various colours but I particularly loved the Anahata Heart Chakra Bracelet which has been seen on Celebrities such as Cheryl Cole and Rochelle Wiseman.

For those who are not familiar with Chakra this is what Hindus believe is the manifestation of spiritual energies on the physical level, the heart Chakra means “I am worthy of loving myself” which I believe is something everyone should be able to do, but everybody can find an energy to suit their own personality and feelings. They are such a personal bracelet and could mean so much more to somebody as a gift!

They will cost a mere £50 in Silver and £75 in Gold and both come in a range of seven different colours!

Also keep an eye out for the new Azuni friendship bracelets and the new Pandora Macramé bracelets which allow you to attach a clip and personalise them yourself! All coming soon to fabulous!

Becky, Fabulous Bath