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:
As many of you will know, Alex is often inspired by his travels, and our ‘Calabria’ collection of several years ago is testament to this, with the swallows, flowers and leaves of Alex’s Italian holiday destination captured forever in pieces such as this….
But sadly we don’t really sell to many shops in Italy, so when we were invited to participate in an event in Milan celebrating the best of British jewellery, we jumped at the chance!
Classic Alex Monroe designs at the Design Supermarket.
The pop-up shop is called ‘The Queen’s Jewels’ as it of course coincided with the Jubilee. It was great to check out the variety of work from the other UK designers chosen….we especially liked Sam Ubhi, Jianhui, The Branch and Livia Firth – who was in attendance speaking (in Italian!) about her Eco projects.
Here's me with our display in the store.
I decided to take this as a great opportunity to catch up with all of our friends in Milan…..
(Thank you also to Glamour also wrote this, and to Elle Decoration who wrote this)
Next up was Giulia at her store, Au Cabaret Vert, which is named after one of her best customer’s favourite poems!
Giulia in the shop, wearing her Dragonfly!
Me checking out the jewellery....
Au Cabaret Vert have recently moved to 14 Via San Maurilo, and their big re-opening is actually this Thursday! (14th June – details below)
Then I went to see new stockist, Suite 123…..and there may have been an ice cream along the way……!!
Inside Suite 123
Cristina, Me and Rosita.
A big THANK YOU to everyone in Italy who made me feel so welcome!
Oh, and after all of that I popped down to the beautiful coastal town of Alassio....
Meanwhile, back in the UK, everyone was Jubilee crazy! We launched our Best of British collection to an AMAZING response…..
Suzy.A took a trip down to Brighton to visit our good friends at Silverado, who put on a lovely launch and Trunk Show event……
Michelle, Suzy.A and Emma.
And our Boutique was so busy it was almost bursting at the seams! Here’s Jutta and Beth in a quieter moment….
Beth and Jutta flying the flag!
Great news for anybody who hasn’t made it down to see us at our London Bridge Boutique yet…..as of the 16th June – WE ARE NOW OPEN ON SATURDAYS! YAY!
Our Saturday opening hours are 11am – 5pm, and to celebrate our first ever Saturday, the first 10 customers on the day will receive a goodie bag with purchase. We are 2 minutes from the lovely Bermondsey Street, and 10 minutes from Borough Market, so there’s plenty of foodie treats in the area too.
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!
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!
The next month or so is going to be pretty manic here at AMHQ, but that’s not going to stop us from having some fun too……
We have SIX Trunk Shows planned over the few weeks, they are all London and Brighton based, so apologies to anyone further afield, but hopefully there will be a time & place for you! Each store has be assigned their own piece (check out the images….) which will be available only there – so doubly exclusive!
First up is Little 15, next Thursday, the 18th of November. They are on Cullum Street in the City, and it all kicks off from Midday until 8pm. Little 15 will be offering an amazing 20% off Alex Monroe (excluding the Trunk Show pieces)
Only at Little 15: Tiny Butterfly & Blackberry Loop Necklace, £144
On Saturday the 20th November we will be at Silverado in Brighton, for some fun with Tea, Cakes and Champagne! Silverado are offering 15% off Alex Monroe, and a goodie bag with purchase. There will also be a raffle for one of our cute Key Necklaces.
Silverado's special piece: Posy and Bird Heart Necklace, £135
Thursday 25th and Friday 26th of November we will be at Fenwick on Bond Street, who have a great new jewellery department, so we are looking forward meeting everyone who comes along.
Exclusive to Fenwick: Poppy & Cornelian Loop Necklace £144
Thursday the 2nd of December, we have double events! We are at Ede & Ravenscroft, Chancery Lane and Sefton on Upper Street. Both events are running from 4-8pm, with some rather fabulous refreshments! Check out their exclusives here:
We all really enjoy getting out and about visiting our lovely stockists and meeting customers, so do come along and say hello!
Lastly, we can now also reveal that from Monday we will be auctioning this AMAZING Ring to raise money for the BBKA……
Burt's Bees / BBKA Limited Edition Honeybee Ring
We have collaborated with Burt’s Bees (who by the way, make the best lip balm ever!) on this exciting project, to promote their new Radiance range of products. The Ring is one of a very limited number, and is a mix of Silver and Gold-Plate, with three Diamonds and a honey coloured Sapphire. All proceeds from the auction will go to the BBKA to help the plight of the British Honey Bee.
The auction runs from the 15th November – 15th December, so that someone will have the chance of receiving a very special Christmas present! The winner will also receive a Burt’s Bees Radiance kit.
Burt's Bees Radiance Kit
There will also be opportunities in the New Year to win this exclusive Ring, but the auction will be the only way of securing one. When the bidding finishes, we will make the Ring especially for the winner, in their size.
PHEW – There is still more news, but I think that will have to be it for now!
As usual life at AM HQ is non-stop! Alex is currently pedaling away on his epic voyage from Land’s End to John O’Groats whilst Emma is taking a well deserved break in sunny Spain…..
But I don’t mind because this weekend I will be heading to the Seaside myself!!!
Our next fabulous Trunk Show Event will be hitting Silverado’s gorgeous Flagship Store in the heart of Brighton this Saturday 10th July!!!
The event will not only allow you to have a sneeky peek at our latest collection ‘The Peacock and The Crow’ but most importantly a chance to grab yourselves an exciting ‘one-off’ piece from our exclusive Trunk Show Collection.
Here is a little teaser of some of the pieces we will be taking along……….
Ooh Argh Captain!
Remember, each Trunk Show piece is a complete ‘one-off’ so when they are gone, they’re gone!!
And if there is something that catches your eye, you not only get the chance to win a cute Gold Baby Bee Necklace but walk away with a fantastic goody bag full of treats!!
Come along to 31 Bond Street, Brighton. I will be there helping out so please come and join me for a glass of champagne and a delicious cupcake or two……!
As our studio is a bit out of the way, we love it when we have shopping events and get the chance to meet our lovely customers. So thank you to everyone who came along to our pop-up shop at Penhaligon’s on Tuesday, we all had a great day!
We had lots of great support from like-minded companies which really made the day complete. We of course love Penhaligon’s who kindly let us use their consultation room for the shop, and by the end of the day we were all smelling beautiful and fully converted from wearing ‘designer’ fragrances.
41 Wellington Street, Covent Garden
We really wanted to create an ideal shopping experience, and Matt and Marc from Planet of the Grapes gave us some lovely fizz for everyone to sip as they browsed. We also gave a goodie bag with every purchase, which contained some little treats for the way home – Burt’s Chips and Frü Puds.
There seems to be quite a bit of excitement about our new ‘Peacock & the Crow’ collection, so don’t worry if you couldn’t make it along, as it will be uploaded onto the site in the next couple of weeks – keep your eyes peeled! But in the mean time, here are some images from the day:
Peacock & the Crow display, complete with Black & Gold Birdcages!
A goblet of Earrings.
The setting of Penhaligon's really created an atmosphere for the Jewellery.
Classic Alex Monroe pieces.
Yesterday we took it in turns to whizz off to Little 15 in Cullum Street to help out Jutta with her launch of the collection, but it was too busy to take any pics!
Susie is going to be up bright and early tomorrow to visit Silverado’s new Lewes shop for a Trunk Show – lots of lovely one-offs as usual, and Silverado will also have the ‘Peacock & the Crow’ in stock. We will be back down at their Brighton store on Saturday the 10th of July.
We are looking forward to Alex’s return from Japan to hear all about what he’s been up to, but in the mean time, look who we’ve spotted wearing AM recently!
New X-Factor presenter Konnie Huq wears a Dragonfly Necklace.
And we think Kimberley Walsh looks great in our Peacock Feather Earrings.
Alex is off to Japan on Sunday, so we have all been helping him prepare for his trip. He will be visiting clients and doing Trunk Shows in HP Bijoux in Shinjuku, Goldie in Shibuya, and Goldie in Osaka – very exciting for our customers all the way in Japan!
But back here in London……
Tuesday the 8th of June marks our very special launch of ‘The Peacock and the Crow’ collection, as part of London Jewellery Week.
Tuesday 8th June - 'Peacock & the Crow' Pop-Up Shop!
We are having a one day pop-up shop in the lovely Covent Garden Penhaligon’s store, 41 Wellington Street.
Join us there from 11am -7pm for your first chance to purchase this exciting new collection – plus we also be selling Alex Monroe ‘Classics’ too.
There will be some lovely fizz to sip as you shop supplied by the amazing Planet of the Grapes, and everyone will receive a goodie bag upon purchase, containing treats from Penhaligon’s, Frü Puds and Burts Chips – plus a 20% off voucher for your next alexmonroe.com order!
For anyone who can’t make it on Tuesday, don’t worry as we will be at Little 15 for the second ‘Peacock & the Crow’ event, on Thursday the 10th of June. Little 15 can be found at 15 Cullum Street, EC3M 7JJ.
The Alex Monroe gang will be calling in at this event too, which kicks off with drinks at Midday and runs until 8pm. Little 15 are offering 20% off to their Select Card holders, check their website for details.
We were really pleased when Silverado told us about their new shop in Lewes – they’ve been trying to buy a property there for ages, but it looks well worth the wait!
Look at the lovely collection of hand mirrors on the wall!
So…..Susie will be heading down on Saturday the 12th of June for a Trunk Show! As usual there will be lots of one-offs, plus a raffle prize, and yes, they will have a delivery of ‘Peacock and the Crow’ too!
On Saturday the 10th of July we will be back down in Sussex to visit Silverado’s Brighton store with a Trunk Show – lots of dates for your diaries!
So there is a LOT of jewellery being made at the moment, lots of parcels to pack, emails to answer…..I need a lie down just thinking about it!
But it’s all going to be lots of fun so come and say hello!
Our Trunk Show at Silverado last Saturday went really well, with lots of brand new one-off pieces being snapped up, and Christmas presents being bought. We had a lovely email from Samantha Lee who chose her Christmas present and then won the prize draw piece – she said: “I haven’t stopped smiling since!”
So thank you to everyone involved who made the day such a success.
This week, from tomorrow until Saturday, we are at Liberty…..
We will have another, completely different selection of unique Alex Monroe pieces, and will also be unveiling of our exciting new collection “The Peacock and the Crow”. Here’s a sneak preview!
Peacock Feather Hoops with Amethyst, Apatite & Emerald Beads.
We really can’t wait to hear what you think and see how quickly the pieces get snapped up!
Susie L, Rakhi, Suzy A, Mayo and Myself will all be popping in to lend a hand, so come and say hello!
Well, we’re all absolutely green with envy at Alex’s exploits down under……but can’t wait to hear his latest news!
The nearest any of us are going to get to the beach will be in Brighton on Saturday, as we are having the first of our Christmas Trunk Shows at Silverado!
Suzy.A from our team will be on hand to guide you through our collections, as she heads down to the seaside for a day of festivities at Silverado’s lovely Bond Street store.
Silverado have a great selection of pieces in stock, plus of course, all of the one-offs.
There will be Champagne and cupcakes for everyone, and Silverado are also offering a very generous 15% off on all Alex Monroe purchases, so it’s the perfect chance to start your Christmas shopping.
Customers will also receive a super-sweet goodie bag, and be entered into a prize draw to win one of our Owl Arch Necklaces.
All of the Trunk Show pieces are absolutely TOP SECRET, but here’s a pic of the piece that was first to go at our last event……
This Bunny Necklace was quickly snapped up....
The shop is open from 10am-6pm, and don’t forget, it’s THIS SATURDAY – the 21st NOVEMBER!