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Bristol & Bath… ‘Women in Business Awards 2015’

An exciting month it has been being awarded the very prestigious ' Business Woman of the Year' in this years Bristol and Bath Woman in Business Awards. Read more...

Christmas Window Display

Christmas window display is always an exciting challenge.... Read more...

Opal designer jewellery

I love to design and create all my collections of handmade jewellery, but my passion has to be when I get asked to design and create a piece of jewellery with an Opal set within it. Read more...

Frome Festival Treasure Hunt 2013

Frome Festival Treasure Hunt 2013 – More Family-Friendly, More Time and More Choice of Treasure Read more...

10 years on Catherine Hill

Where has the time gone... is a familiar phrase for us all, I have to admit I find myself saying these very words this month. Read more...

New…. Waldman Pens

Have you seen my new designer collection to the showroom? Read more...

To fall in love with….

Thank you to Fay at The List for this February's advert.... and persuading me to be cover girl! Read more...

Opening Times for 2013.

A busy time ahead... Read more...

Happy New Year

That brings me neatly to Jan 2013 and gives me the chance to wish everyone a very happy new year. What will the new year bring for us all? Read more...

PAC Auction held at Babington House

In November 2012 I was delighted to be able to support one of my favourite local charity’s PAC. Read more...

Inspired from the hills of Tuscany.

October was a very important month as this was the month I started to design my new collection for 2013. Read more...

September 2012 special commission!

September I worked on and created a ring for a lovely lady who I believe was just as excited as me at seeing the outcome of the designs! Read more...

A hectic 2012…

2013 has come round so fast, here's some of the happenings that you might like to see. Read more...

Christmas Display

December is always an exciting month for me have fun and bring out my window display ideas. Read more...

Our new website

Welcome to our new website, we hope you find our new site to be informative and easy to navigate. Thank you to Ed Thomas for creating this beautifully elegant website. Read more...

Free designing service

One of my many passions in this business is to design and draw my designs for clients. Read more...

Togoen Swiss Watches

We are delighted that TORGOEN Swiss Professional Pilot Watches are now available to purchase from our showroom. The beauty of these watches is the simplicity of their design and simplicity of manufacture, all Swiss Made with the assurance of quality movement. Read more...

Colette Waudby

We are very pleased to introduce the beautiful work of Collette Waudby to our showroom. Collette trained at the Birmingham School of Jewellery, graduating in 2005, and now has a workshop in the historical Birmingham Jewellery Quarter. Her collection includes necklace and earring sets, bangles and bracelets in both gold and silver. Read more...

Opal Day

We are delighted to announce that, in the midst of our year of celebrations, we are having a day full of Opals. This Saturday 20th August from 10am until 5pm, we will be welcoming to the shop Debbie Goode of 'Opalink' from Byron Bay in Australia. Read more...

The Palombari

After much anticipation, we are pleased to announce that our new limited edition Alessandro Baldieri watches have arrived! Read more...

New AB watches

We are very excited to introduce a new selection of Alessandro Baldieri watches to the showroom. Read more...

21 years young

We are drawing nearer to our 21st year of trading and to celebrate, we are holding a Party and Private View. This will take place on Friday 15th April from 6-9pm and the celebrations will continue during the day on Saturday 16th. Read more...

New Showroom

We are delighted to announce that the showroom has undergone major reburbishment and is once again open for business! Read more...

Exciting Shop Re-fit

We are delighted to announce that during January the shop and workshop will be undergoing an exciting re-fit. This naturally means we will be swamped with ladders, paint pots and tool boxes for most of the month, and the shop will probably resemble an obstacle course! We will therefore be closed from Christmas Day until 28th January, re-opening on Saturday 29th January 2011. Read more...

Christmas on St. Catherine’s

On Wednesday 17th November, the shops of St Catherine's in Frome will be opening until 8pm. This is the perfect opportunity to start your Christmas shopping and visit some of the unique shops on the hill. Why not also recharge the batteries along the way with some delicious food from one of our many lovely cafés! Read more...

Ti2 Rings - choose your own colour

We have recently introduced a colourful new range of titanium rings to the shop, just in time for Christmas. Read more...

Platinum Guild

We have recently been visited by a mystery shopper on behalf of the Platinum Guild who (we are delighted to say!) have found that we continue to meet their high professional standards. We have therefore been awarded the title of Recommended Retailer for 2011/12. Read more...

Christmas Alert!

It's still September and we are already talking of Christmas... with good reason! Read more...

A Farewell to Jen

I would like to wish our lovely assistant Jennie every success in the future as she leaves us at the end of August for pastures new. Read more...

Eternal Truths

Issue Two of Annette's newsletter has arrived! The Summer 2010 newsletter, which is available to download at the bottom of this page, features various articles all relating to the fundamental theme of Eternal Truths. Read more...

Tanks and Tiaras

Following the success of last year's Diamonds & Tweed ball at Marston House, Somerset Life are presenting Tanks & Tiaras at Aldwick Court in Redhill on Saturday 12th June. The even is being supported once again by several local businesses including Annette, who has designed an exclusive piece of jewellery for the raffle. The piece up for grabs is a beautiful 18ct yellow and white gold Diamond and Opal pendant on a delicate hayseed chain. Read more...

Queen of Opals features in Somerset Life

Annette has been featured in the June issue of Somerset Life. The article, written by Sarah Ford, highlights Annette's love of opals as well as the development of her gallery and workshop in the thriving artisan quarter of Catherine Hill. Read more...

New Charms range

Fancy treating a loved one to something exquisite? Look no further - our new range of 3D charms is the perfect gift! Read more...

Queen of Opals welcomes the King of Watches

On 9th March, Annette joined King of Watches Alessandro Baldieri to launch his exclusive, designer collection in Frome. During the press launch, Alessandro said of the watches, "They are designed from the heart with enduring principles of longevity, so it is important to me to have them recognised by a fellow jewellery designer and to have found one as talented as Annette is a particular honour for me." Read more...

The Alessandro Baldieri Collection

Annette is excited to introduce an exclusive collection by 'King of Fashion Watches' Alessandro Baldieri. Previously a successful interior and furniture designer, Alessandro now designs high quality, contemporary watches for men and women. Read more...

Orchardleigh Wedding Fayre 2010

For the 5th consecutive year, Annette will be exhibiting at Orchardleigh Wedding Fayre. This year, the fayre takes place at Orchardleigh House, near Frome on Sunday 21st February from 12:00 - 5:00pm. Read more...

Happy New Year

Annette would like to take this opportunity to thank all of her customers for their continued support and wishes everybody a Happy New Year! Read more...

Sole supplier of Trollbeads

Collectors of the captivating Trollbeads charms will be overjoyed to hear that they can now satisfy their passion without leaving Frome. Only available from Annette's shop, Trollbeads are not only addictive collector's items, they offer an opportunity for several people to contribute towards a single significant present. Read more...

Annette joins forces with the Lord of the Rings

From Saturday 5th December until the lights go out on Christmas Eve, the shop on Catherine Hill will be bursting with "colour carats and charisma" (Vogue), as Annette teams up with internationally renowned local jewellery designer, Tom McEwan, to bring you a riot of imaginative and stylish jewellery. Read more...

Infused with Desire

For the first time since its inception four years ago, Annette will be taking a stand at the UK's only mixed media jewellery and silversmithing consumer exhibition, The Desire Show. Read more...

Diamonds are for charity

Annette's jewellery took centre stage at a special event in June of this year, organized by the Somerset Community Foundation to raise money for a number of local charities. The Diamond and Tweed Charity Ball was held at the height of the summer at Marston house, where 200 guests enjoyed palatial surroundings and sampled the best hospitality Somerset has to offer. Read more...

Annette makes her television debut!

On Thursday 21st August, Annette made her TV debut on BBC Points West. View the footage here »

 

Professional Jeweller, July 2011

 

Somerset Life - Annette Gabbedey, June 2010

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