September Birthstone: Sapphire

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Happy birthday, September babies! Those born in September are lucky enough to have one of the most iconic birthstones: the sapphire.

The rarest and most valuable blue gemstone, sapphires have a timeless popularity owing to their velvety-blue hues and natural lustre. Their natural hardness is second only to diamonds, so sapphire jewellery is built to last and perfect for keepsakes.

  • Sapphires are associated with magic; in ancient times, they were considered a talisman of protection and, in the middle ages, it was thought that they could cure illnesses.
  • Sapphires are also traditionally connected to royalty, and featured on the engagement ring of Princess Diana and Kate Middleton.
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Soru Sapphire Earrings £160, Necklace £140, Ring £110

These Sapphire pieces by Soru feature genuine sapphire gemstones set within Swarovski Crystals on gold vermeil. Each piece is hand-crafted and no two are alike. With its iridescent colour and unique appearance, we think this beautiful Soru collection definitely showcases the striking beauty of the sapphire.

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Alex and Ani Sapphire Birthstone Bangle £24

Personalise your Alex and Ani stack with a sapphire birthstone bangle.

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Diamonfire Necklace £99, Ring £105

These beautiful pieces by Diamonfire feature exquisitely cut cubic zirconia stones in the dazzling vivid hue of a sapphire, on a platinum-plated silver setting.

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Hand of Fatima Studs £60, Nazar Eye Studs £45

These dainty studs by Thomas Sabo feature sapphire-blue cubic zirconia stones at the centre of protective symbols. Both the Hand of Fatima and the Evil Eye are associated with good fortune in Middle Eastern traditions.

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7 Wimbledon Style Moments that Prove Tennis is the Real Beautiful Game

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It might all be over for England in the Euro ’16, but Wimbledon is just getting started. We’ve compiled some of our favourite style statements from the iconic London tournament, so- move over football, tennis is the real beautiful game…

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1. When Maria Sharapova made headlines in 2008 with a summery white Nike tux.

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2. When David and his ‘Little Man’ Romeo Beckham made an off-court statement in 2015 with matching tailored suits. 

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3. When Roger Federer accessorized his striking white and gold military jacket with a matching manbag in 2009.

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4. When Sienna Miller stole the show in 2015 with a red lip and white playsuit combo.

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5. When Serena Williams chose form over function with this smart white trench coat in 2008.

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6. When Stella McCartney perfectly captured English summer style with a straw sun-hat in 2015.

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7. When the tournament’s patron Kate Middleton exuded minimalist tennis chic with this cut-out Temperley London dress in 2011.

To channel some Wimbledon style of your own, shop our tennis edit:

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Tennis Nomination Link £18, Strawberry Nomination Link £20

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Thomas Sabo Strawberry Karma Bead £80, Thomas Sabo Strawberry Charm £60

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Thomas Sabo Tennis Bracelet £180, Diamonfire Tennis Bracelet £235

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Summer Ball Style Guide

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For those of us unlucky enough to have to sit summer exams, the end is finally in sight! Now that June has arrived, bringing lovely British summer weather with it, it’s nearly time to stop studying and start celebrating. We’ve compiled a list of some our favourite additions to get you prepped for any summer soiree.

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Suki Rose Gloss Leather Strap by Daisy Dixon £45

Bloom with this beautiful rose gold watch by Daisy Dixon, which features a glossy leather printed strap. Wear to dress down a gown or dress up a playsuit. Shop Daisy Dixon at fabulous!

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Vintage Daisy Necklace £60, Rose Gold Daisy Ring £55, Michaelmas Studs £40

Embrace summer with these dainty and elegant Vintage Daisy pieces by Daisy London. We love the mixed metals and attention to detail. Shop Daisy London at fabulous!

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Purity of Lotus Ring £250, Maharani Bracelet £179, Maharani Pink Drops £215

Go pretty in pink and channel the spirit of Shangri La with these rose quartz Maharani pieces by Thomas Sabo, inspired by the splendour of Indian queens. Shop Thomas Sabo at fabulous!

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Classic Tennis Bracelet by Diamonfire £235, Heart CZ Necklace by Diamonfire £59

Exude timeless chic with a classic tennis bracelet, such as this one by Diamonfire which features brilliantly cut cubic zirconia stones. Pair with a simple, sparkly necklace. Shop Diamonfire at fabulous!

 

 

STAFF CHRISTMAS PICKS: Georgina’s Wish-List

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Georgina is hoping to sparkle this Christmas, and her wish-list is full of festive glitz.

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First on Georgina’s list is this stunning CZ Trilogy Ring by Diamonfire. The three brilliant round-cut stones on this ring represent past, present and future- perfect for reminiscing about Christmasses past, celebrating this Christmas, and looking forward to many more merry Christmasses to come!

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Georgina also adores this Bella Bracelet by Nomination, which is simple and elegant in 22ct Yellow Gold plated Sterling Silver with clear crystal detail. The Bella Bracelet is characterised by a lovely delicate grace, and does anything say Christmas more than gold with a hint of glitter?

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Georgina plans to add a pop of festive colour to her Thomas Sabo charm collection with this Silver Kitty with Crystal Collar charm– a purrfect gift for any cat lover!

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Finally, Georgina is hoping to create some subtle glamour with a Small Nikki Lissoni pendant. She particularly fancies something dainty, silver and sparkly and this Small Silver Swarovski Coin is ideal.

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5 Ways to Sparkle at your Prom

You’ve probably picked your dress and have your transport ready, got your date and know who you’ll be getting ready with, but have you found the perfect fabulous accessory for the special occasion? Add a piece of designer jewellery to your outfit so you can truly sparkle on the red carpet. Here are a few suggestions…

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From Top Left: Swarovski Ear Jacket Studs, £69

Folli Follie Crystal Bangle, £95

Tresor Paris Flower Double RIng, £147

Diamonfire Rose Gold Statement RIng, £179

Tresor Paris Studs, (available in a rainbow of colours to match your dress) £14

Keep your eyes peeled for a fabulous prom competition launched on 1st June, follow us on twitter or like us on facebook to be the first to know! #fabulouspromselfie

A Gift for June: Pearl Jewellery

Official June Birthstone: Pearl
Alternative Birthstones: Alexandrite & Moonstone

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The beautiful pearl is acknowledged as one of the oldest gems in the world and has been valued and cherished throughout history. Incorporated into the mythology of every culture from Ancient Greece and Rome, to China and India; the pearl has been treasured as a symbol of love, wealth and protection. In Ancient Rome, pearls were the ultimate symbol of wealth and prestige, and an effort was made to prohibit anyone but royalty from wearing them. In Hindu cultures, pearls were associated with the moon and were seen as symbols of purity and love. This has meant that pearls are often associated with weddings, and with their beautiful glow and luxurious cream colour, what better accessory to compliment the dress of a bride-to-be than pearl jewellery!

1920’s glamour and Art Deco fashion is back so there is no better time to invest in some pearls. French fashion designer Coco Chanel popularised costume jewellery and long strands of pearls in the 1920’s and thanks to the revival of The Great Gatsby and their fabulous outfits, 20’s-style jewellery is back on the catwalk. Art Deco fashions emphasised geometric lines and bold colours and this has been embraced in the new designs in many of our collections, from Lola Rose and Diamonfire, to Glam Rock and Pure Attraction!

We’ve been searching for the perfect pearl collection for years at fabulous, and we’ve finally found it, in the collections of Jersey Pearl. With contemporary designs with Tahitian and Freshwater Pearls of the best quality, Jersey Pearl’s designs will make you rediscover the sheer beauty and romance of pearls!

Layer pearl necklaces and bracelets for timeless glamour ala Grace Kelly and Princess Diana, or choose a coloured pearl like the beautiful peacock pearl for a more modern style. Check out our fabulous birthstone collection here for the perfect gift this month!

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A pick of our favourite designer pearl jewellery:

Jersey Pearl Wave Ring, £96.00

Chan Luu Gold Mother of Pearl Cuff Bracelet, £128.00

Jersey Pearl Violet Joli Bracelet, £49.00

Jersey Pearl Heart Kimberley Selwood Pearl Ring, £39.00

Jersey Pearl Peacock Pearl Bracelet, £72.00

Jersey Pearl Three String Pearl Necklace, £155.00

Blossom Gold Pearl Drop Earrings, £92.00

Jersey Pearl Peacock Studs, £39.00

Jewellery Trends: The Great Gatsby

The hotly anticipated Great Gatsby has arrived –and to say we’re excited is a bit of an understatement. With Baz Luhrmann in the directors chair and Catherine Martin designing the set and costume, this is going to be the cinematic spectacle of the year. The influence of Art Deco in fashion and lifestyle trends has been simmering for the past eighteen months, with the film hitting the screen this weekend, that trend is set to explode.

We’ve re-read the book, we’ve watched every trailer and we can’t wait to see Leonardo and Carey take to the screen as the insatiable Gatsby and Daisy.

We’ve taken a look through the previews to pull out the key jewellery trends, so you can watch the film in your finest 20s get up!

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4.00ct Silver Claw RingDaisy’s classic Diamond engagement ring would be worth a small fortune, jewellery for the film was supplied by Tiffany’s. You can get the look with a beautiful Diamonfire replica, with all the shine and shimmer of a Diamond ring, but without the hefty price tag – the perfect accessory for this trend. Diamonfire 4ct Silver Claw Ring, £85

isla-gg-bakerliteRebel Black BangleIsla Fisher as the vivacious Myrtle will be wearing a host of outlandish and colourful outfits. With the introduction of Bakelite jewellery in the Art Deco era, women could accessorise their outfits without spending a fortune, it was the invention of costume jewellery. We think Myrtle would love this Black Swatch bangle, £18

sparkle-ggLadies Silver Rectangle Glitz WatchNew York Medium BangleWhen it comes to the 20s there is  no such thing as ‘too much’, everything sparkled and shimmered, diamonds and crystals were everywhere and worn in abundance. This DKNY watch is perfect, £145 and Swarovski bangle to add that extra bit of glamour, £119

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For more Art Deco inspiration, try…

Buy Miami Beach Round Gold Face and Mesh StrapGlam Rock watch, £195

Buy Jersey Pearl Muse Ring MJersey Pearl Muse Ring, £115

Buy Reese Drop Earrings Pink BlushLola Rose Reese Earrings, £40

Buy Silver Vintage Coin 33mmNikki Lissoni Vintage Coin, £26

Buy Silver Popcorn Bracelet with CZPure Attraction Popcorn Bracelet with CZ, £195

The Great Gatsby is in cinemas from Thursday, check out the trailer…