What’s new for 2019!
I can’t believe it’s over a year since our refurbishment! We have well and truly settled into our new surroundings, it didn’t feel homely straight away, it seemed very sleek and shiny which was what we wanted and a nice change but we’ve gradually been adding little touches to create a more friendly and welcoming environment. (You may have noticed little cacti and succulents popping up here and there and our essential oil diffuser.)I’ve recently visited a few trade fairs and been inspired not only by the jewellery but by the display ideas and styling too. I’ve sourced new props to add to our displays and used marble tiles to lay the jewellery on. Seeing the new Alex Monroe ‘Oceans’ collection at the Top Drawer trade show in London has prompted us to plan an ocean themed window display and we’ve been gathering vintage and natural pieces such as shells and corals. The collection, inspired by sea creatures is a lovely addition to te Alex Monroe range, £10 from each ‘Ocean’ piece sold will be donated to support Friends of the Earth in their mission to end plastic pollution and protect the oceans.
We are looking forward to the weekend of 18th May when we are holding a Tollbeads event with extra pieces from the collection to view and a very special limited edition glass bead only available in store that weekend!
The weekend will also see the launch of a brand new collection! We have been approached by designer Simon Harrison, the name behind Vivienne Westwood and Ted Baker jewellery and we are excited to be exhibiting a selection of coral and fish inspired pieces from his collection to coincide with our ocean themed window. Simon’s work features coloured stones and enamel in large scale statement pieces which have a quirky style, we are so pleased he has chosen Argent to showcase his designs, his in house team are travelling up from London to install a theatrical window display, make sure you pop by and have a look it’s going to be amazing!