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.

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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

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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…

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Layered Evania necklaces by Azuni, £75

These layered necklaces are made from faceted precious stones – perfect for adding sparkle and colour to any outfit.

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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.

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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.

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

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Fabulous Futures Award | Birmingham School of Jewellery | Fabulous

Birmingham School of Jewellery has an excellent reputation for producing highly employable graduates with the skills needed within the jewellery industry today. We, at fabulous are thrilled to support this degree course for the last few years, as it offers students a sound training in the industry and helps developing their technical skills within a commercial framework.

We work closely with final year students on the ‘Jewellery and Silversmithing – Design for Industry’ degree course, to give students a retail perspective before they go on to become designers or pursue a career in the industry.

Jo Stroud, Managing Director and Sinade, Brand & Buying Manager here at fabulous – who is a graduate of this course herself were a part of the end-of-year judging panels, selecting one or two students to be the recipients of the annual ‘Fabulous Futures’ Award.

We are delighted to announce the ‘Fabulous Futures’ Award winner, in conjunction with the Birmingham School of Jewellery.

The winner is (Drum roll please) Rhiannon Rodgers.

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Jo Stroud, fabulous owner with Rhiannon Rodgers, winner of Fabulous Futures Award and Sinade Prosser, brand & buying manager at fabulous

Rhiannon’s stunning final year collection takes inspiration from the architectural and natural forms of Birmingham’s historic Botanical Gardens, with their elegant Victorian glasshouses and collection of exotic plants – a haven of peace and tranquility in the middle of this bustling city. Rhiannon has designed beautiful open-work lockets, inspired by the Art Nouveau metalwork of the glasshouses, complemented by silver discs featuring palm leaves, pineapples and other natural motifs.

The winner receives mentoring sessions from us, designed to help them with their target market, pricing of their pieces, the way their jewellery is presented and packaged, their branding and naming the collections and ways to showcase it themselves online.

They are given an opportunity to showcase their skills at our ever-popular Annual Garden Party, where they meet some of our regular customers and other designers. A small bursary is given to help set them up for their first collection.

British designers are very important to us at fabulous. With collections from Vivienne Westwood, Lulu Guinness, Chloe Moss and Daisy London Jewellery being very successful for us over the years, helping make us the go-to place for must-have brands. We’d love to see the next big thing in the industry come from home grown talent.

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fabulous owner, Jo Stroud, with Claire Price, Course Director at Birmingham School of Jewellery and Sinade Prosser

We have worked with the Birmingham School of Jewellery’s Course Director, Claire Price for many years now. “We love working with fabulous throughout the year on this course, especially at year-end with these Awards. Jo and Sinade bring real-life commercial expertise to our students and offer genuine mentoring to support to new graduates. We are also thrilled that an alumnus of the School is so closely involved.” says Claire.

Sinade graduated from this course in 2009 and has worked her way up here at fabulous since joining in 2007, as a part-time retail assistant. While studying, to being a core part of the senior management team, with responsibility for own-brand development, buying and creative work.

The School of Jewellery, which is part of the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design at Birmingham City University, has been located in the heart of Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter since 1890, with a portfolio of courses from jewellery design to silversmithing, to horology and gemology.

– Jo Stroud

Want to know more? Click www.fabulouscollections.co.uk or visit our stores in fabulous – Royal Leamington Spa Stores or Solihull.

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Style Edit: Summer Prom Jewellery

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It’s June, and that means, for those of you unlucky enough to be sitting exams, the end is finally in sight! Whether it’s an end of year prom or a graduate ball you’re looking forward to, we hope you reward yourself for all those hours spent in the library revising. We’ve put together some of our favourite summer pieces to complete any prom look, and we think they make the perfect self-treats for all the hard work and effort…

Lily and Rose is a striking new brand from Scandinavia who incorporate sparkling Swaorvski crystals into all their designs. Inspired by jazz-age glamour, the chic pastel colour palette makes their pieces perfect for summer events.

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We love these floral and feminine designs from the Daisy Vintage collection. Inspired by English country gardens, these sterling silver and gold-plated pieces are perfect for outdoor events such as garden parties.

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summer prom jewellery by thomas sabo

The latest collection by Thomas Sabo incorporates meaningful symbols and is perfect for channeling subtle boho chic. These delicate filigree pieces are made from 925 sterling silver and 18ct gold plating, and are versatile enough for any special occasion. Each piece features a genuine diamond, and is the perfect keepsake to commemorate a night to remember.

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October Birthstones: Opal & Rose Tourmaline

Happy birthday, October babies! Those born in October are lucky enough to have two birthstones: opal and tourmaline. The stones have a common quality: no two are alike as they all have unique patterns and colour-ways.

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Oval Opal Nomination Links, £20

Opals are known for their unique rainbow hues, known as their play-of-colour. The kaleidoscopic stone has been a source of wonder for centuries; ancient Arabic legend claims that opals fall out the sky during lightning storms, and ancient Greeks believed the stone gave them psychic abilities. Nowadays opals are associated with:

  • health
  • innocence
  • purity
  • the crown and heart chakras

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Alex and Ani Birthstone Bangles £24, Thomas Sabo Birthstones £45, Dower and Hall Treasures from £18

One of the most colourful gemstones, people originally believed that tourmalines were formed out of rainbows. The stone has been adored throughout history for its vivid hues; it was used in ceremonies in ancient India, features in traditional Chinese carvings and adorns the Russian crown jewels. Tourmalines are associated with:

  • creativity
  • spiritual enlightenment
  • healing

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NEW: Alex and Ani ‘Celebration of Life’

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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.

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Alex and Ani Celebration of Life Wraps from £33

 

The collection features an eclectic mix of filigree, metal and wooden beaded wraps in earthy tones.

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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.

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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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Make it Personal: Gift Guide

If there’s one gifting trend we unanimously love at fabulous, it’s personalisation! A simple personal engraving can transform a piece of jewellery by adding irreplaceable sentiment to any precious gift. The inscription of a pet-name on a necklace or bracelet ensures that it will become a treasured romantic keepsake. When buying gifts for a group, a personal flourish such as an initial or date will make sure that every recipient feels individually cherished. If a loved one is going travelling or moving away, engraving their name on a necklace will reassure them that they will always be near to your heart, wherever they are in the world.

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myMantra Pendants from £72

myMantra pendants were designed as both a beautiful piece of jewellery and a wearable, personal mantra that you can carry with you every day. Inspire a loved one with a motivational phrase, or tell them exactly how you feel with a sweet nothing.

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Mantra Disc Necklaces from £35, Personalisation £5

Personalise any Mantra disc necklace for £5, with a simple engraving on the reverse of the disc.

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me.mi Name Necklaces from £50

A hit with celebrities, these bespoke name designs are the perfect way to show a loved one how dear they are to you. Whether you want a simple initial pendant, a luxe monogram or an intricate filigree full name, me.mi necklaces are an ideal gift.

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Thomas Sabo Love Bridge Pendants from £25.95

The Thomas Sabo Love Bridge collection is an engravable collection inspired by the Pont de l’Archevêché in Paris; covered in engraved padlocks, the bridge is a symbol of the unbreakable bonds.

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Thomas Sabo Love Bridge Bracelets from £70

The collection features both engravable pendants and bracelets in silver, gold and rose gold.

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Take What You Need Engravable Bars £23.50

Take What You Need is a interchangeable bar jewellery collection from Dutch designer Mi Moneda. Completely personalise a bracelet or necklace with an engraving.

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For more inspiration, shop our full personalised gift selection!