Tag Archive: Chrysanthemum

  • ‘Tie the Knot’ Wedding Week

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    We’ve been celebrating all things wedding here at Alex Monroe this week and welcoming some beautiful new 18ct pieces to our Goldcrest Fine Jewellery range. We’ve had the pleasure of showing many brides-to-be our solid 18ct gold rings,  and our Bespoke Manager, Susie Lee has been booked up with happy couples popping in to see her at the London Bridge Boutique to discuss their own unique engagement and wedding rings.

    If you’re considering commissioning a bespoke piece from Alex Monroe, Susie will also be in the Boutique on Saturday 13th March, available from 11am-5pm. Feel free to drop in for a free consultation to discuss your very own Bespoke pieces! If you can’t make it to the Boutique this week, then you can always contact Susie at anytime to book an appointment.

    Below are some of the new pieces that are available exclusively in our Boutique.

     

    Unity Thread Ring in 18ct yellow gold

    Unity Thread Ring, part of our new collection of solid 18ct rings.

    Seruni diamond ring and matching Seruni wedding band in 18ct yellow gold.

    This is our Seruni Ring and matching Seruni band. It was inspired by our Chrysanthemum collection and is set with a 3.8mm diamond. We think it would be a stunning alternative to a traditional engagement ring and wedding band!

     

    Heritage Rings in 18ct Yellow gold, rose gold and white gold

    Also new in the Boutique this week we have one of our favorite rings from the Heritage Collection, now in solid rose gold and white gold. Can’t help but think these 3 would look gorgeous stacked together!

    Mr & Mrs Cannon sent us these lovely wedding photos, featuring a number of Alex Monroe pieces
    Finally, congratulations to the happy couple Mr & Mrs Cannon, who sent us these beautiful photos of their big day. Their wedding was full of beautiful Alex Monroe jewellery, from Melanie’s stunning engagement ring, right down to her 18ct dragonfly necklace. A lovely surprise to receive at the beginning of our wedding week!

    We always love to receive photos from our customers sharing their special day with us…so please keep them coming!

  • Summer Events!

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    If you are looking for ideas of what to get up to over the next couple of weekends, how about a trip to Lewes or Brighton?

    One of our favourite stockists, Silverado, are having some summer celebrations, which anyone who’s come along before will know that they do so well!

    This Saturday, the 2nd July, Silverado’s in Lewes will be throwing open it’s doors.  Lewes such a pretty little town, it’s well worth a visit, and you can click Viva Lewes to see what else is on.

    Panorama of Lewes.

    Silverado in Lewes.

    I would also suggest you pop into Wickle who are a Lewes based company making gorgeous fragrances, and have their own ‘mini department store’ – so cute!

    Wickle!

    If you hang on a week, until Saturday the 9th of July, Silverado will be launching ‘Chrysanthemum’ at their Brighton store.

    Whichever event you pick, the Silverado girls definitely know how to look after their customers, so there will be lots of Champagne and cupcakes, one-day discounts, and a raffle entry and goodie bag upon purchase.  This means that anyone making an Alex Monroe purchase will be in with a chance of winning a Chrysanthemum Necklace!

    Raffle prize at the Lewes event.

    Raffle prize at the Brighton Event.

    You may have noticed that we are a bit quieter on the Trunk Show front this year…….and this is because we are just soooo busy!  We would usually be heading down to Silverado for these events with some special Trunk Show pieces, but sadly this summer, our workload here at AMHQ just won’t allow it.  We know that this is very disappointing for everyone, but because the Trunk Show pieces are all completely one-off, making them takes a lot longer than designs from our collections, as every aspect has to be carefully considered, and then put together.

    As always, watch this space for future events and announcements, as we do plan to get back ‘on the road’ before Christmas!

    One last thing, it’s the Pullens Yards open studios this weekend – we are based in Iliffe Yard, part of the estate.  Again, because of our workload, we are not taking part, but why not come down to SE17 – there are lots of other designers and craftspeople to check out…..

    Have a great weekend, whatever you decide to get up to!

    Emma x

  • Chrysanthemums and beach bars!

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    Well London Jewellery Week seemed to come and go in a flash!

    There were lots of events all over town, but we were of course launching our ‘Chrysanthemum’ collection at Liberty.  Our newest team member Jutta was on hand to offer advice, as were Susie Lee and Suzy.A, and they were pleased to report that everyone loved the new pieces.

    Alex helping out at a very busy counter!

    Also that week, Alex and myself were lucky enough to be invited to the launch of Basil’s Beach Bar at The Goring Hotel by Mango PR.

    Welcome to Mustique in London!

    The garden of the hotel has been turned into a mini beach complete with a bar shack for the summer, so there was rum punch and lots of delicious barbecued food on offer…..

    Barbecued fish and prawns with mango salsa - yum!

    And mini fondant ice creams for desert.

    The garden has been given quite a transformation, from it’s normal traditional English appearance.

    Even the garden's statue entered into the spirit of things....

    Can't say we spotted any though!

    Although I wore a tropical dress to fit in with the beach theme, it was a bit too chilly to take my jacket off!

    The Goring is a very historical hotel, just over 100 years old, and still being run by the founding family. It of course shot to fame recently as the hotel of choice for the Middleton family the night before the Royal Wedding – so we were excited to see them in attendance!  It didn’t really seem appropriate to start trying to chat to Pippa about Alex Monroe jewellery, but she did look lovely as ever……

    Pippa looking radiant as she left the party.

    We have a project with the hotel in the pipeline, it’s something a bit different, so watch this space for news on that……!

    We are still waiting to move into our new building and shop – we are really looking forward to what will be a new era for Alex Monroe, but at the moment have no definite news……

    But we will of course keep you posted…..thank you for your patience!

    Emma x

  • Happy Friday!

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    Well, it’s as hectic as ever here at AMHQ so it’s been tricky finding a moment to write a blog post!

    As you all know, our new HQ is well underway now – we can’t believe we’re actually going to have our own shop! Now all we need to do is organise it all…….but we have some exciting developments on that front, which I hope we can tell you about soon…..

    February seems ages ago already, but that was when we launched our Autumn / Winter range, ‘Chrysanthemum’ at London Fashion Week.  This time, it’s all about grown-up glamour, and although still very much nature inspired, it’s a very sophisticated collection with Pearls and lots of statement Rings and Earrings. This is my absolute favourite piece:

    Cupped Pearl Ring

    We really enjoyed setting the scene for the collection on the stand, the focal point of which was a gorgeous 1950′s dressing table…..

    At the stand......

    Looking down on the dressing table.

    We displayed the pieces with trinkets and old ring boxes.

    Lovely Pearl and White Topaz pieces.

    Everyone loved it, so we were really pleased – it was exciting to be showing something so different again.  We will be launching ‘Chrysanthemum’ at the new shop in June, then it will start to head out to our stockists in July.

    Sometimes our pieces are cute and quirky, other times they are more glamourous, and sometimes they meet somewhere in the middle…. But it’s great having this mixture, as it means the jewellery can be so much more personal and individual – it’s about how you wear it!

    We always thought of our black Crow Feather pieces as being a bit more Rock & Roll – certainly by Alex Monroe standards, but actually they can look incredibly sophisticated too. I love this image from a shoot Stella Magazine did at the end of last year…..

    Crow Feather Stud Earrings.

    These particular earrings aren’t available on our site, but you can find them on-line at Net-A-Porter.

    ‘Daisy Bell’ has been hugely popular since it’s launch, we’ve already added more into our selection on-line, and Liberty are just about to receive a top-up too.

    The Daisies will especially get you in the mood for spring, they are perfect for a lovely sunny day like today…..Net-A-Porter sold out of the Earrings in TWO DAYS but they will be receiving a new delivery soon, and still have the Necklace – as modeled for them by Alexa Chung.

    Alexa wearing our Daisy Necklace

    We are definitely having a happy Friday today, as we are off to the Oxo Tower for a special treat from Alex. They do something called ‘Not Afternoon Tea’ which is four little puddings and a cocktail, it sounds gorgeous – so we are going to try it out……thank you Alex!

    Have a great weekend,

    Emma x