Alex has teamed up with The Haven, a Breast Cancer Support Centres Charity, to create a unique necklace especially for the charity this Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All proceeds from the stunning ‘Haven Necklace’ will go towards continuing the charity’s personalised programme of care for those affected by breast cancer.
Alex has incorporated The Haven’s identity into the creation which features a gorgeous design of leaves and a duo of birds in a delicate tree frame. The unique and limited availability necklace retails at £144 in silver and £168 in gold-plate and is only available directly from The Haven online store here.
For further information on The Haven and the amazing work they do, see their website or request the Press Release for this charity collaboration by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We all hope to raise lots of money for The Haven this October Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
You can also find us on Twitter @agmonroe and The Haven @BreastCancerH, the hashtags you can use are #BreastCancerAwareness and #BCAM. Please spread the word for charity.
Suzy A and our newest member of the AM team Emily, headed to the brand new, luxurious fine jewellery room at Fortnum & Mason to check on our display! And as you can see from the pictures below it’s looking delightful!
It was also a chance to check out the special pieces we made for Fortnum & Mason to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation in June….
There are two pieces in this little set, available exclusively at F&M:
A necklace of a little chirping bird wearing a crown, with a diamond hanging from the branch, in gold-plate and silver mix. This piece is £180
The second piece is a charm bracelet, also featuring crowned birds, with a teapot and three hanging diamonds. This is £255
We think they are really special, and we hope you agree!
Special Coronation pieces, exclusive to Fortnum & Mason.
Emily enjoying a well deserved break
If you’ve seen AM displayed in your local stocklist and it looks rather lovely, please do send us pictures so that we can feature it!
Over the last few years, we have had more and more enquiries from customers who have wanted to extend their love of all things Alex Monroe into pieces of jewellery which they would truly wear forever, their engagement and wedding rings.
We now have a bespoke department and regularly make wonderful bespoke pieces for lovely customers who come and see us here at Snowsfields.
But what if you want a piece of solid gold Alex Monroe jewellery that isn’t bespoke?
This is where the idea for ‘Goldcrest‘ was born, our first major outing into fine jewellery.
Making existing designs in solid gold didn’t seem exciting enough….and the dramatic rises in the price of gold, would mean that even pieces in Alex’s delicate style would be incredibly expensive….so we decided to go even smaller, and came up with the ‘Teeny Tinies’ – recreating some of our most iconic pieces in miniature!
To give you an idea of scale, here is the gorgeous ‘Game of Thrones’ actress Emilia Clarke, wearing our Teeny Tiny Bumblebee:
Emilia Clarke on the front row wearing a Teeny Tiny!
And we now offer a selection of pretty wedding and engagement rings, which you can purchase ‘off the peg’ so to speak! Made in Alex’s trademark detailed style, you can chose from sparkly diamonds, or gorgeous gemstones in mouth-watering sorbet colours ….
In addition to our website and the Alex Monroe Boutique, you can also view and purchase Goldcrest pieces in the following stockists:
We make all of our rings to order, so as we are getting very close to Christmas now, time is of the essence! Please give us a call on 020 3117 0640 to see what we have in stock, or so that we can point you in the direction of your nearest stockist.
We hope that you receive your heart’s desire this Christmas…..!
For those of you who haven’t spotted it yet, we have teamed up with the lovely folk at Belvoir Fruit Farms to create some very special Necklaces for a very special competition…..
In honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Belvoir are offering the chance to win one of five stunning 18ct Gold Elderflower Necklaces each studded with 18 Diamonds and worth £2,000.
Alex Monroe Belvoir Elderflower Necklaces.
But if you’re not quite lucky enough to win one of the solid Gold Necklaces, there are also 50 Silver Elderflower Necklaces to be won, each highlighted with Gold-Plated details and a single diamond, and worth £165.
Taking inspiration from the delicate elderflower, Alex has hand crafted these beautiful pieces, ready to be won by 55 lucky winners!
Suzy.A and myself on the day - image courtesy of Adorn London.
We made up some amazing goodie bags, which we couldn’t have done without the help of Penhaligon’s, Clipper Teas, Cazenove & Loyd and Burt’s Bees…..plus we snuck in one of our Jubilee inspired “All the Best” necklaces…… We will be offering three chances to win one of these goodie bags, in-store, on Facebook, and on Twitter, so keep your eyes peeled for more details.
"All the Best" Necklace, £165
This Necklace is from Our ‘Best of British’ collection, which will be going out to stores across the UK in May.
We will be launching the range at 37 Snowsfields on the 31st May, all day until 8pm…..so come along and join us for some Jubilee style celebrations!
Another event we have coming up is with Astley Clarke – to celebrate the expansion of their range of Alex Monroe. It is next Thursday the 17th of May, from 6.30 – 8.30pm. RSVP via email: email@example.com
I visited New York back in February, which seems so long ago now! We are hoping to expand Stateside soon, so I was visiting possible trade shows for us to exhibit at……
Out and about in NYC on a sunny Sunday...
Then off to my favourite diner for some brunch, B Bar & Grill….I discovered it on my first trip to New York, and now always have to pay it a visit!
40 East 4th Street At Bowery.
Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon.
The trip was also a great opportunity to check out potential stores to sell in, with my favourites being Love, Adorned on 269 Elizabeth Street and Catbird in Brooklyn. Do get in touch if you have a favourite U.S store that you think Alex Monroe would be a perfect fit with!
219 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn.
Inside the shop.....
Not on the jewellery line, but another great shop is Fishs Eddy….kind of like a quirky Habitat…..and when I got back to London I discovered that Liberty had just started stocking a selection from them!
Italian Floral Wine Glasses.
I also met some lovely people…..Charlotte and Ben Taylor from UK fashion label Charlotte Taylor….check out their amazing prints…..and Caitlin from Cosmo and Harper’s Bazaar kindly showed me around their jaw-dropping offices…..
Caitlin at her desk.
Next stop for us will be Milan for a showcase of British designers at department store, La Rinascente. This starts on 31st May, and runs until the 24th June, so Italian fans of Alex Monroe will have the opportunity to buy pieces in this exclusive Milan store.
Event at La Rinascente in celebration on the Diamond Jubilee.
Finally, for anyone who has watched the ITV series ‘Scott & Bailey’ and wondered about the necklace Lesley Sharp’s character wears….we can confirm that it is our lovely little Baby Bee!
Here’s a quick update following a lovely piece in Metro some of you may have spotted about our latest collaboration, with the Goring Hotel……
The world’s best Hotel (where else would you spend your last night as a single girl before marrying a Prince?! The Goring of course!) asked Alex to come up with a quirky idea for their afternoon teas, of which they change the theme throughout the year.
Well, as usual Alex managed to come up with some wonderful childhood tales…..memories of ‘Shrimp Teas’ he enjoyed as a youngster came to mind, with fresh shrimp bought straight from East Anglian fishermen, and enjoyed in the sunshine with a huge pot of tea and an endless supply of bread and butter. Mmm, sounds delicious!
And so here we introduce the Goring Shrimp. A lovely little fellow made in silver with a rose gold plate, and two black pearls for eyes.
The Goring Shrimp
He hangs on a 24 inch chain and would make the perfect addition to anybody’s jewellery collection – distinctive and quirky, yet somehow still incredibly pretty!
Alex actually worked alongside The Goring’s chefs to create the perfect ‘Alex Monroe Afternoon Tea‘, delicate finger sandwiches, and mini loaves of wholemeal bread filled with potted shrimp…..plus the essential scones, jam and clotted cream, and some stunning floral, honey and mint cakes!
The ‘Alex Monroe Afternoon Tea‘ will be available at the Goring Hotel from May the 1st, coming complete with the exclusive Shrimp Necklace for £195. Call 020 7396 9000 to book.
The tea in all of it's glory!
The Goring Shrimp can also be purchased separately for £165 and traditional afternoon tea at The Goring is £35 per person.
From June, The Goring Shrimp will also be available directly from us! Drop us a line if you would like to go on our waiting list to purchase one: firstname.lastname@example.org
Afternoon Tea and a beautiful piece of jewellery……wouldn’t that make just about the perfect treat?!
January can be a bit of a gloomy month even at the best of times, so here are some things to hopefully cheer you up…..!
Our Burt’s Bees / BBKA auction before Christmas was great fun, but obviously the Ring could only go to one person – the highest bidder! But now everyone has the chance to own one of these coveted Rings with two on-line competitions running at the moment with both Elle and Glamour. Each Ring will be made to order for the winner, and the prize also comes with a Burt’s Bees Radiance kit. You have until the end of the month to get clicking!
With a honey Sapphire and three little Diamonds.....
We sell our jewellery all over the world, but probably one of our most exotic stockists is Cooper Island Beach Club, which is on one of the gorgeous Virgin Islands. Unfortunately I didn’t manage to get a sales trip there, but the lovely Louise sent these pics through……
Look at that little glimpse of sea!
A selection of the pieces available in this idyllic location....
Sigh…….sometimes I think our jewellery has a more exciting life than we do!!
You may have watched the film ‘Love Actually’ recently (or quickly switched over!) as it’s always on a lot over Christmas, and we always get lots of enquiries whenever it is shown, as Alex is credited with making jewellery for the film. However, we didn’t make the piece that everyone is always after- which is the Necklace that Alan Rickman’s character buys for his mistress – rather than his wife, played by Emma Thompson. We can’t quite work out why everyone wants to buy a replica of a Necklace that causes so much heartache in the film, but you can see it here – with Rowan Atkinson going slightly crazy with his gift-wrapping.
The Necklace Alex did make, was worn throughout by Martine McCutcheon’s character……
If you can spot it, it’s a little Gold Heart Locket with a pearl hanging from it.
For a more current film, we’re all really excited to see ‘The King’s Speech’ – not only because it is having rave reviews from just about everyone, but also because they filmed a scene just around the corner from our studio! We watched how they transformed the street, so it will be great to see it on the big screen.
Well, it already seems a long time ago, but I hope that everyone had a lovely Christmas and New Year.