ALEX AND ANI Path of Symbols

path of symbols

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.

path of symbols fatima

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.

wildheart path of symbols

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.

path of symbols cosmic balance

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.

Shop Path of Symbols by Alex and Ani at fabulous!

Mother’s Day: PANDORA fab5

The fabulous5

The fabulous5

PANDORA have released this beautiful collection of family orientated charms for all those amazing Mums out there! If your Mother already has a PANDORA bracelet then this is the perfect addition, and if you’re looking for a special gift, why not start her off on her PANDORA journey with a starter bracelet and charm.

Here’s our fabulous5 run down of the best Mother’s Day charms from PANDORA. To order simply call 0845 450 9334 and we can send your charm out to you for free, did we mention that we also do a fabulous free gift wrapping service? Well we do, so just let us know when you call that you’d like it gift wrapped. Or, if you’d like to browse the collection, pop in to one of our fabulous stores in Bath, Leamington Spa or Solihull or visit our Pandora store in Bath.

This gorgeous new collection offers a selection of fabulous sterling silver charm with the addition of enamel, cubic zirconia and 14ct gold accents. There is something for every budget in this collection and is sure to leave a beaming smile on your Mum’s face this year.

Sterling Silver Mum PANDORA charm

Sterling Silver Mum PANDORA char


Mum Heart Charm
£30
Quote code: 27577

This stunning sterling silver heart with ‘Mum’ engraved in a variety of languages. Mother’s Day is celebrated all over the world and therefore it seems fit to represent this on such an iconic symbol as the heart. This charm is a true representation of your love and appreciation and reflects the true spirit of Mother’s Day.

Sterling Silver Family Ties PANDORA charm

Sterling Silver Family Ties PANDORA charm

Family Ties Charm
£35
Quote code:27576

 Among the sterling silver charms added to this collection is this adorable family charm. Within the 2012 Autumn/Winter collection, Pandora released a similar charm in a combination of sterling silver and 14ct gold. Whilst this was an absolutely stunning piece, we realise that this style is not to everyone’s taste (or budget), so Pandora have designed a full sterling silver charm. With various faces representing different members of your own family and the added detail of oxidisation, this charm is a great gift for Mum from the whole family.

Sterling Silver and Gold Limited Addition PANDORA charm

Sterling Silver and Gold Limited Addition PANDORA charm

Limited Edition Gold Teddy bear
£60
Quote code: 27584

 This collection sees the addition of a Limited Edition charm (oooooh)! This teddy bear is absolutely adorable, made from sterling silver with the added feature of a 14ct gold heart. It  is the perfect gift to show just how much you love and appreciate your Mum, and let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a little bit of gold now and then. Make sure you get in there quick though as once it’s gone, it’s gone!

Sterling Silver and Enamel Son and Daughter PANDORA charm

Sterling Silver and Enamel Son and Daughter PANDORA charm

Teddy Bear in Pink or Blue
Both £35
Blue quote code: 27579
Pink quote code: 27578

Along with the Limited Edition Teddy Bear, the new collection includes two more Teddy Bears, sporting some very adorable enamel bow-ties. With the option of a pink or blue bow, these charms are great little presents from the kids that Mum will absolutely adore.

Sterling Silver Mother, Sister, Grandmother PANDORA charms

Sterling Silver Mother, Sister, Grandmother PANDORA charms

Sweet Sister, Loving Mother, Grandmother Dangling Charm
All £35
Sister quote code: 27580
Mother quote code: 27581
Grandmother quote code: 27582

 Another fantastic addition to this years’ Mother’s Day collection is the set of sterling silver dangly charms. With beautifully engraved sterling silver discs accompanied by sparkling cubic zirconia, these charms come in three versions, Loving Mother, Grandmother and Sweet Sister. Yes, you did read that correctly, Pandora have finally released a Sister charm! With room on the back of the disc for your own personal engraving, these charms would make excellent additions to any bracelet.

Mother’s Day is on Sunday 10th March,  free delivery takes 2-3 days to arrive or you can pay £5 for Next Day Delivery!

fabulous5 – Valentine’s Day

Take a look at our fabulous 5! We bring you a fab5 edit for every special occasion. If you’re looking for the  ‘most wanted’ Valentine’s Day present then look no further. Whether you’re after something romantic, personal, fashionable or all of the above – we’ve got it wrapped up (literally, did we mention that we do FREE gift wrap). To help you get that something extra special, this weekend we’re offering our customers 15% off, just enter code MEN2013 at the checkout! (starts now and ends Sunday 11.59PM offer excludes Pandora and Thomas Sabo)

Lulu Guinness for fabulous

Lulu Guinness for fabulous

Lulu Guinness watches,  £150

These Lulu Guinness watches are a fabulous favourite, so they had to be in our fab5! Lulu’s signature lips are emblazoned across these watches making them the perfect Valentine’s Day present. Choose from a variety of designs,  from pastel candy stripes, to this seasons monochrome and on to bright and kitsch designs. We were delighted to be one of the first stockists of these fabulous watches and have one of the biggest selections online – so have a browse.

Valentine: For someone who loves quirky British design and loves fashion. She’s playful, chic and stylish.

fabulous Valentine tip: Perhaps the tag could read, ‘it’s about time we met’

Blossom Necklaces from fabulous

Blossom Necklaces from fabulous

Blossom, Key to my Heart Necklace in Gold, £104 and Heart of Flowers Necklace in Sterling Silver, £112

Everyone at fabulous loves the Blossom collection, even those who don’t usually like delicate, romantic jewellery – but Blossom have created a collection that is easy to fall in love with! The delicate, modern and romantic designs make the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day and you can choose from traditional romantic symbols, like hearts and keys to stand alone pieces like the intricate bird houses.

Valentine:  For someone who loves romance and sentiment. She’ll still have the cinema tickets from your first date!

fabulous Valentine tip: There’s nothing more romantic than a gentleman fastening your necklace for you – so give her the necklace just before you go out, when she’s all dressed up!

Nomination Bracelet from fabulous

Nomination Bracelet from fabulous

Nomination Starter Bracelet and Links, prices start from £16

Composeable jewellery is an ideal gift for Valentine’s Day and we love the thousands of charms you can choose from Nomination. You buy a bracelet (made up of 19 links) with a starter link (prices start from just £25 for a full bracelet) and then add to the bracelet for every occasion. You can choose from hearts, flowers and initials, to dates, travel destinations and hobbies. You could also pick one of our ready-made starter bracelets like above, with cupid, two hearts and an initial of your choice.

Valentine: She’ll love fashion and probably already have quite a bit of arm candy (this means several bracelets she wears daily), she’ll also be sentimental and remember special occasions.

fabulous Valentine tip: A week or month later surprise her with another link for her Nomination bracelet, just because you love her and it doesn’t take Valentine’s Day to tell her that!

Thomas Sabo Bracelet from fabulous

Thomas Sabo Bracelet from fabulous

Thomas Sabo Belcher Bracelet with free Love Charm, £34.95

Thomas Sabo mixes the traditional idea of a charm bracelet with modern design and accessories. The Belcher Bracelet is a classic look, but the clasped charms vary from traditional to whacky! This allows the wearer to create a truly bespoke piece of jewellery, enabling them to build a traditional charm bracelet or a bright homage to their favourite Disney film

The great thing about composeable jewellery is you can add to it on every special occasion, building a fabulous history of your relationship – each and every charm will be special to her.

Valentine: She’ll like one-of-a-kind pieces, be creative and sentimental.

fabulous Valentine tip: Thomas Sabo do a great jewellery box, why not get her one to house her collection.

Ice Love watch at fabulous

Ice Love watch at fabulous

Ice Love Watch, available in Pink, White and Purple, prices start from £85

These fabulous watches have proved very popular across all of our stores.  The current sponsors of the hit ITV show Take Me Out, Ice has risen sharply to fame and has become the watch brand to wear.  These quality watches at an affordable price are perfect for the season of love, available in Bright Pink and Purple as well as cool Ice White with crystals – these are the perfect watches to be seen in!

Valentine: She’ll love bright colours and a bit of bling and not be afraid to stand out in the crowd

fabulous Valentine Tip: Why not buy your special someone a bouquet of flowers to match the colour of the watch – that should earn you some serious brownie points!

The Top Story at fabulous

Jo, the owner of fabulous, answers some questions about the newest collection to hit stores….

Tell us about the latest collection to be launched at fabulous?

Story by Kranz and Ziegler is the newest charm bracelet concept to come out of Denmark, the home of brands like Pandora and Trollbeads that have already taken the world by storm – including fabulous customers! Story is definitely set to do the same.

With fabulous stocking lots of gorgeous bracelets, what’s different about Story?

There are lots of reasons to take a look at Story bracelets, because their designs and range of charms are unlike what’s gone before. I think the biggest reason is that they are so versatile; you can pick your favourite charms, wear them on the onyx bracelet for evening and swap them to a leather bracelet for day time, and both will look as stunning as the other.

In what way do Story charms differ from others?

The charms are particularly special because they have a clever locking system, which allows the charms to thread on to the bracelets but once they are on they can be arranged so that they do not move around or bunch together. This means that you can create specific designs for your bracelet and rest assured it will look great all through the day!

First of all, the charms which fit on the Story bracelets can create an entirely different look to other charm bracelets available because they all have a modern look to them, be it the owl with the sparkly eyes, or the satin finish heart.

Also, the charms are available in Rhodium plate, as well as Sterling Silver and 18ct Gold plate – at reasonable prices, which means that the looks you can create with your Story charms really are endless and individual to you.

Who do you think the Story bracelets appeal to?

Definitely those fabulous customers who are ready to move on to something else after completing a Pandora, Thomas Sabo or Trollbeads bracelet, especially those who like to rest assured they are wearing the next big thing that not many people are aware of yet.

The designs of the Story bracelets themselves are very fashion-focussed. The current trend for wrap and friendship bracelets is not slowing down, so the single and multi-strand bracelets by Story provide a stylish base on which to add your personal choice of charms. Saying that, the wide choice of bracelets means that they can appeal to many different personalities and requirements.

…..So if you already like Thomas Sabo’s fun take on the traditional design of a charm bracelet, the sophistication of Pandora’s popular charms, and the casual stylishness of the Good Works leather wrap bracelet, you will love the way Story by Kranz and Ziegler combines all these qualities to help you create a fabulous new piece of jewellery!

Currently only available in fabulous stores, the Story by Kranz and Ziegler range will shortly be available online.

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May Birthstone – Enchanting Emerald!

Celebrate May birthdays with the birthstone for this month, Emerald.

Emerald - birthstone for MayWho first beholds the light of day

In spring’s sweet, flower month of May

And wears an Emerald all her life

Shall be a loved and a loving wife

The gorgeous green tones of Emerald welcome anyone born in May. This stunning stone is associated with faithfulness, friendship and relationships, making it the perfect stone for all you romantics out there. It is said to symbolise understanding, patience and memory, and is mined in South America and Africa. By weight, it is actually the most valuable gemstone in the world, thanks to its glorious, rich green colourings.

In mythology, Emerald was said to be the talisman of Venus, the goddess of love, and the gemstone is still associated with loyal and loving relationships. They were also popular with the ancient Egyptian royalty, and Queen Cleopatra is said to have owned pieces of Emerald jewellery.

Jewellery designers have long been attracted to the fresh, vibrant colour of Emerald, and the colour green is associated with new birth and regeneration. It goes especially well with the warmth of gold, and creates gorgeous pieces of jewellery that can be treasured for years to come.

Thomas Sabo Emerald Charm, £24.95

Thomas Sabo Emerald Charm, £24.95

Nomination Emerald Charm, £24

Nomination Emerald Charm, £24

Swarovski Neva Bangle, £97

Swarovski Neva Bangle, £97

April also introduces the Taurus zodiac sign from 21st April to the 21st May. The symbol for Taurus is the bull, and people born under this star sign are said to be loving, warm-hearted and determined.

Nomination Taurus CZ Starsign Charm, £35

Nomination Taurus CZ Starsign Charm, £35

Nomination Taurus Starsign Charm, £16

Nomination Taurus Starsign Charm, £16

Thomas Sabo Taurus Starsign Charm, £29.95

Thomas Sabo Taurus Starsign Charm, £29.95

Happy birthday to everyone born in May!

Pandora – Where to go when you’ve got the Charms!

So you’ve got your Pandora charm bracelet and all of your Unforgettable Moments, and you want to build your collection without starting from scratch. At fabulous we can show you how…

Did you know that Pandora have lots of other collections which tie in nicely with your Unforgettable Moments charms? Maybe you love the ‘I Love You’ charm your boyfriend or husband bought you this Valentine’s Day. So how about incorporating the matching earrings, rings or necklace from the Stories and Ring Upon Ring collections?

Pandora 'I Love You' charm and matching jewellery

Pandora I Love You charm and matching jewellery

Or perhaps you can’t get dressed without having your Lucky Knot charm on your wrist. Have you thought about enhancing this with a few pieces of Liquid Silver?

Pandora Lucky Knot charm - a perfect match for the Liquid Silver collection

Pandora Lucky Knot charm - a perfect match for the Liquid Silver collection

If you love the idea of slowly building your Pandora charm collection but don’t want to start another charm bracelet, you could always move on to the Compose earrings.

You can build up this type of earring with as many layers as you like, which is a brilliant trick if you are going travelling or on holiday and don’t want to lug your entire jewellery box across the world. Simply layer your earrings up to travel and then change them from day to day to suit your look!

Create your perfect earrings with Pandora's Compose collection

Create your perfect earrings with Pandoras Compose collection

So don’t be fooled into thinking that Pandora stops at charms, pop in to see us at any of our fabulous stores and let us show you the other five, fabulous collections Pandora have to offer!

April Birthstone – Dazzling Diamond!

Celebrate April birthdays with the birthstone for this month, Diamond.

Diamond - the birthstone for April

“She who from April dates her years,
diamonds shall wear,
lest bitter tears
For vain repentance flow.”

For all you lucky ladies born in April, it’s the most dazzling of all precious stones, Diamond, that represents your month of birth. The beautiful sparkle of Diamond has been desired by man for hundreds of years, and it has become one of the most sought after stones for jewellery design. Not only does it glitter like no other stone, but it is believed to enhance relationships and aid your inner strength, representing clarity, balance and innocence.

Diamond takes its name from the greek word “adamas“, meaning invincible, for its incredible strength and hardness – it is the hardest substance found in nature. Diamonds are classified by the 4 Cs clarity, cut, colour and carat weight – with the clearest stones being the most expensive. Though white or clear diamonds are the most common, they actually occur with many different colours and tints – it is possible to find pink, yellow and black Diamonds, though these can be incredibly rare and valuable.

Diamond is usually set into Gold jewellery, although many innovative companies such as Hot Diamonds and White Ice are now combining the luxury of Diamonds with the simplicity of Sterling Silver. Jewellery designers often opt for manmade Cubic Zirconia instead of Diamonds, which offers a similar sparkle for a much lower price – Thomas Sabo and Fiorelli, for example. Diamond is also the traditional stone in engagement rings, thanks to both its beautiful sparkle and its apparent potential to enhance relationships.

Thomas Sabo Diamond Star Charm, £49.95

Thomas Sabo Diamond Star Charm, £49.95

Hot Diamonds Bali Earrings, £65

Hot Diamonds Bali Earrings, £65

White Ice Diamond Heart Pendant, £52

White Ice Diamond Heart Pendant, £52

April also introduces the Aries zodiac sign from 21st March to the 20th April. The symbol for Aries is the ram, and people born under this star sign are said to be adventurous, courageous and impatient.

Nomination Aries Charm, £16

Nomination Aries Charm, £16

Nomination Aries CZ Charm, £35

Nomination Aries CZ Charm, £35

Thomas Sabo Aries Charm, £29.95

Thomas Sabo Aries Charm, £29.95

Happy birthday to everyone born in April!