In early September, we
visited International Jewellery London, a trade fair for the jewellery
industry. New brands are launched here, and established designers bring new
The fabulous team was there to look out for anything new and exciting
to add to the store and website, as well as catch up with our long-term
favourites – Dower and Hall
Jo and the team were delighted
to catch up with Dan Dower and Diane Hall at the show, to take a look at their
Dower & Hall has been a favourite at Fabulous over the
years, with their Cherish locket collection proving especially popular.
We are adding several new
collections from Dower and Hall later in the Autumn, so this was a chance for
the team to look at designs for 2019 also.
watch collection - launching in November!
The team were also very
excited to meet designer Sara Miller,
and see her brand new watch collection.
We have ordered it for the
store and the website, and it launches in early November. You’ll be able to see
it first at our Christmas Launch event, on Thursday 8th November.
Sara is a talented designer,
whose work is already available on stationery collections, crockery and home
fragrance products – so watches is a whole new category for her. She has teamed
up with leading watchmakers, Peers Hardy, to work with her on the new
Featuring her signature
birds and vivid, jewel-bright colours, we can’t wait for Sara Miller watches to
arrive at Fabulous.
Women in the Jewellery Industry
While at IJL, the fabulous team also attended a talk
hosted by Kathryn Bishop of the Women’s Jewellery Network, celebrating the
increasing role of women in the industry. With contributions from accessories
designer, Sally Lees, and established designer, Dinny Hall, it was fascinating
to hear how the industry has changed over the years.
Dinny also talked about
using a Muse to inspire your work: she was herself drawn to Josephine Baker,
the jazz artist who was known for her confident, even outrageous, outfits.
There was a celebration of
100 years of women’s suffrage at the event, and several commemorative
At IJL, the team also looked
out for new trends, to see what designers are focused on for 2019.
Hoop earrings continue to be
a real trend, through this Autumn and well into next year. Ania Haie has some lovely examples, with more coming next
And cluster necklaces –
where a number of charms or pendants hang together – is also a key trend into
next year. The new Nikki Lissoni Amulet collection captures this perfectly.