Come and Join the Jubilation!

Unless you have been living in a cave for the last 12 months, most of you will be aware of the two major events set to hit the UK during the following summer months; The Olympic Games and our Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. With the Diamond Jubilee less than a fortnight away and fast approaching, we at Argent are eagerly anticipating the chance to indulge in all things British as the beloved Union Jack makes a big comeback.

Here is just a small selection of the ranges we have in store that could assist you in flying the flag during this festive summer period.

Trollbeads

Last Spring in time for the Royal wedding Trollbeads released their whimsical and charming collection of Trollbeads UK World Tour beads featuring 4 Beads. The ‘English Tea Party’ bead, reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland and a archetypal English summer is one of three silver beads which also includes ‘Love Spoons’ and ‘Celtic kilt’, indicative of Welsh and Scottish heritage; and finally the glass UK Colours bead representing our unification.

This year they have done it again and perfectly timed the release of a new selection of special edition starter bracelets with the Diamond Jubilee. Each bracelet comes in its own presentation box and comprises of a silver bracelet ranging from 18cm – 23 cms in, a classic flower lock and the choice of either a red, blue, or white ‘diamond bead’’.  A perfect way for Trollbead fans old and new to commemorate the occasion in a special way.

 

Sphere of Life

A classic and long running Argent favourite, this sterling silver, gold plate and enamel ‘National Treasure’ flag pendant and chain, perfect for anyone looking for a jubilee gift with an impact, with its deluxe packaging that plays on the spherical theme of eternal continuity.


Candy Bling

Candy Bling

If you’re looking to add a touch of glitz and glamour to your Jubilee celebrations, then look no further than Argent’s best selling range, Candy Bling.

The signature collection of Shamballa earrings and bracelets combines tradition with current trend through their luxurious crystal encrusted Union Jack beaded bracelets and with prices starting at under £20 there is something available for any budget.

 

Simon Carter

And last but by no means least, something for the gentleman.
Back in March we briefly touched on the arrival of the new Flash Jordan ‘Jack the Lad’ cufflinks which gave a contemporary twist on the linear Union flag design. But if it’s a classic aesthetic that you are after for such an affair as this, then nothing could be more elegant or befitting than Simon Carter’s range of ‘West End’ cufflinks.
The collection features a variety of quintessential British designs of both past and present that reference periods of ultimate style such as mod culture and the swinging sixties and these Union Jack button cufflinks are offered in a choice of either cloth or enamel; which only leaves the question of which pair to choose?!

Welcome! Take a peek at Argent’s newest jewellery collections

Welcome to Argent’s new blog! Here, we’ll be bringing you news from Argent as well as a range of posts exploring the latest trends and updates on all things jewellery related.

Firstly let me introduce myself, I’m Claire and I’m the owner of Argent Jewellery. I’ll be posting on here along with some of the girls from the shop giving you some insight into running a jewellery shop and our perspectives on the industry. We hope to bring you regular content and ideas to keep up with fashion, trends, latest offers and new collections we have in stock.

What better way to launch our blog than to tell you a little about our newest collections. Last month myself and Charlotte visited The Jewellery Show, an annual trade show for jewellery at the NEC in Birmingham.

Despite difficult weather conditions, the show still managed to attract over 63,000 retailers from across the country to catch a first glimpse of up and coming ranges. It was not surprising to find a huge number of charms and bead collections dominating the show, as these are still a key trend for 2012. However, the ‘Shamballa’ bracelet (drawstring bracelets encrusted with Swarovski crystals) is creeping into the market offering a slight alternative to the more well-known ranges.

When choosing new pieces for the shop, our main tactic is to look out for what we know our most loyal customers will like, which can be quite an easy thing to predict when they’ve been coming to us for 23 years! We also want to attract new customers and stock ranges which, although possessing timelessness, are in touch with the current fashion trends. It is very important to look at the quality, designs which will appeal to a range of customers, and collections which cater to different budgets.
Here’s a roundup of our new collections:From our visit to the NEC, we acquired some gorgeous new ranges from a couple of designers we already stock – Mounir Designs and Flash Jordan, as well as three completely new designer collections. We hope the new collections will bring variety and some fresh designs our customers will be interested in. They also allow for us to keep up with the trends of the moment helping to attract new customers.

Mounir Design pendants

Mounir Designs
Mounir’s latest addition, to an already intricate and beautiful range, includes letter pendants which incorporate semi-precious birthstones. These would make a great birthday or christening gift.

Flash Jordan
Flash Jordan’s latest collection includes sculptural and stylish cufflinks with semi-precious stones, such as blue topaz, amethyst and garnet. The new ‘Jack the Lad’ collection is based upon the Union Jack and is relevant to the upcoming Olympics and the Queen’s diamond Jubilee.

Seen as the elite of cufflinks, these might attract the high end market.

Missoma bracelet

Missoma
Award winning designer, Missoma, has a collection of innovative designer jewellery in a variety of bold, colourful and directional designs. Available in 18ct vermeil and sterling silver, Missoma’s jewellery uses an array of exotic semi-precious stones.

Missoma has attracted a loyal and ever growing fan-base in the UK and abroad, as it offers affordable luxury with a fine jewellery look.

Rebecca
A new silver plated bronze collection from Rebecca, with a fresh white and sparkling statement that will look great for summer. An early claim to fame as it’s recently been sported by Jennifer Lopez on American Idol.

Stubbs and Co.
The last range we’ve taken on is Stubbs and Co., a fine silver mesh collection predominantly made up of bracelets.

Keep an eye out in store and on our website for the new collections over the coming weeks.