Christmas Gift Guide: sparkling gifts for her

Who doesn’t love a bit of sparkle at Christmas? Dazzle her with these striking pieces, set in crystal.

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Tresor Paris necklaces, from £20

The latest collection from Tresor Paris features cubic zirconia pave on modern and minimalist sterling silver jewellery. We love this combination of classic sparkle and contemporary design.

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Thomas Sabo Love Coins, from £25.95

With different colour, shape, design and engraving options, Love Coins by Thomas Sabo are the perfect personal gift. We love the cubic zirconia-studded designs for that extra bit of Christmas sparkle.

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Engelsrufer necklaces from £118

Engelsrufer designs ornate filigree lockets which each encase a chiming soundball with its own special meaning. Add an angel wing pendant for a truly heavenly gift this festive season.

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Gifts For Her: Cheat Sheet

At fabulous, we (naturally) believe that jewellery is the ultimate gift for her this Christmas. Whether it’s an elegant necklace, or a striking stack of bangles, giving jewellery  is the perfect romantic expression. Show your loved one just what they mean to you with a personal and precious gift that can be worn as a reminder of love at all times.

But finding a piece of jewellery that is just right can be tricky, so we’ve put together a list of tips and tricks to help you choose that perfect present…

Cheat #1: Sentiment, or sparkle, or both? 

What do you want your gift to say to her? Do you want to tell her just how you feel with a personal token of love, or spoil her rotten with something sparkling and beautiful?

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Thomas Sabo Love Bridge from £125, Cherish Lockets from £157, Life’s Journey Bangles from £175

If you’re looking for a sentimental keepsake, an engravable collection such as Love Bridge by Thomas Sabo, which can be inscribed with something unique and meaningful, is the ideal gift. Also consider a gift designed to reflect her personality and experiences, such as a bangle by Life’s Journey, or a Cherish locket by Dower & Hall.

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Tresor Paris necklaces from £20

If you want to dazzle her with a precious piece of luxe, consider elegant and timeless styles that always shine at Christmas, such as these contemporary designs by Tresor Paris.

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Engelsrufer sets from £118, Thomas Sabo Love Coins from £25.95

And there’s no need to compromise when you can have both- choose a gift that’s imbued with meaning and accented with crystal, such as an Engelsrufer locket, or a selection of Love Coins by Thomas Sabo.

Cheat #2: Gold, Rose Gold or Silver? 

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Nikki Lissoni sets from £86

Probably the most important thing to bear in mind when gifting jewellery is which precious metal she prefers: does she wear gold, rose gold or silver?

If you aren’t sure, think about the jewellery she owns. Also consider her wardrobe: if she prefers cool shades, such as navy and grey, silver is the perfect complementary metal. If she loves warm rusty shades, such as browns, reds and olives, gold is the ideal accent. Rose gold pairs beautifully with chic neutral and pastel shades.

Cheat #3: What’s her style? 

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Take What You Need 2 bar sets from £81

To choose a gift that screams her, it’s important to make sure it perfectly suits her style. If you’re having trouble pinning down her look, consider her style icons: does she love the all-out glamour of Hollywood starlets? Or does she prefer the classic elegance of Kate Middleton?

When choosing a design or style, also think about whether she loves:

  • Colour: if she loves all things bold and and bright, look for designs that incorporate vibrant gems and natural stones.
  • Sparkle: if she loves to sparkle, look for crystals and pave.
  • Words: does she like to wear designs with words? What words would mean the most to her? What would she like engraved?

To help you out, we’ve created some ready-made sets to suit every style, such as those above by Take What You Need.

 

Check out our gift guide for her for more inspiration, and look out for our #fabhints appearing over social in the next weeks!

Find the perfect treat (in budget!) #FridayPayday

You’ve worked really hard this month, so you deserve something shiny, designer and fabulous to say well done! Here’s a selection of some of our favourite trending items…payday-treat-by-budget

If you’re looking to spend…

under £25 then an Alex and Ani initial bangle is perfect

under £30, has to be a The Giving Keys necklace, feel good on every level

under £50 you could go for a brand new fashion forward ring from Tresor Paris or a Wild and Free coin to update your Nikki Lissoni collection

under £42 then this scripted Love wrap from Alex and Ani is a great way to show yourself some love

under £60 look no further than the new Mantra collection, wish yourself happiness with this bar necklace

Which is your favourite? Do you treat yourself every payday? We’d love to know in the comments below…

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

Dani’s Springspiration

Dani from the Web team shares her Spring wishlist, along with some top tips on what will be big this Summer!

I’m a fan of: I love wearing my Nikki Lissoni dreamcatcher necklace & I’m always wearing a bracelet stack of Chlobo & Alex and Ani. I love feather talismans so I have the matching Alex and Ani feather bangle & ring!

 My trend is: Lost Worlds

On my summer wish list:

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Chlobo Sundance Aztec Triangle, £60 to add to my silver bracelet stack

Happiness Mantra Bar Silver Necklace, £45 to layer with my dreamcatcher

Tresor Paris Allure Crystal Ring, £47 I love the cross design

Ray-Ban Wayfarers in green, £113 – on my wish list every summer, I’m yet to invest!

 Hot tip:

Flash tattoos (http://www.flashtat.com/) are jewellery-inspired temporary tattoos that look awesome with stacks of jewellery. You can choose designs that match your charms in metallic colours, or you can get creative with colourful designs. They work great with the Lost Worlds trend & are perfect for festivals & beach holidays!

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 Dream destination: 

I’m dreaming of another holiday to Ibiza! The beaches are gorgeous, it has the best night life and it’s great for a bit of celeb spotting!

Cafe-Mambo-Sunset-a22463955What’s on your Spring wishlist? Let us know in the comments box or tweet us @FabCollection

Give her your heart for Valentine’s Day!

I carry your heart with me, (I carry it in my heart) I am never without it (anywhere i go, you go, my dear)
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1. Otis Jaxon Locket £75
2. Daisy Alpha Ring £37
3. Tresor Paris Studs £79
4. Jennifer Zeuner Marissa Necklace £130
5. Nikki Lissoni Heart Coins from £28
6. Jennifer Zeuner Mia Bracelet £100

Fabulous Holiday Destination: Tunisia with Anna

Name: Anna
Store: Solihull
Position: Deputy Manager
Location: Hammamet, Tunisia with my boyfriend
Duration: 7 days

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Tunisia with Anna

Holiday essentials: Sandals, a good book (or two) and insect repellent.

Highlights: It may sound silly but my highlight was just being away. You can get so caught up at home that it was nice to have a week of sun and relaxation. Our hotel had a private beach and waking up to that view every morning was absolute bliss, it’s safe to say I did not want to come home! We did go on several excursions while we were there; one was an African Night, where we spent the afternoon at a Sarafi Park and later we were treated to a traditional Tunisian meal along with traditional African dancing. We also visited Carthage; the ruins are absolutely breathtaking, and there are lots of buildings of interest on the way to take in.

Top tips: Tunisia has a closed currency so you can’t change your money until you’re out there. You should be able to do this at your hotel so don’t feel you need to change it all, you can change it if/when you need some more. Having a closed currency does mean that you can’t leave with any either. If you have any notes you can change these at the airport … they won’t let you through security if you still have any Dinars on you!
We went in May and although it was lovely and hot during the day it did get a bit nippy at night, so make sure you bring a light cardigan to cover up.

Favourite outfit: Anything maxi! I brought several dresses and skirts with me. They are so easy to wear and go great with a part of sandals for a casual evening look.

What was in your fabulous jewellery roll? I tried to keep my jewellery options quite simple whilst away so only took a few pieces. I opted for my Rose Gold jewellery as I thought this would go well with a tan (wishful thinking on my part that I would actually tan!) I took my Pure Attraction Rose Gold frosted earrings,  BCBG multi-dial watch, Tresor Paris bracelet and my Calvin Klein tri-coloured ring.

Anna's holiday jewellery

Anna’s holiday jewellery