By Daniel Prince

The Truth About Diamonds

Q: London’s Hatton Garden, Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, New York’s 47th Street and Dubai are the best places to bag a diamond bargain, right? A: With so many jewellery stores all in such close proximity, and the store owners and staff under such intense sales pressure, something has to give. The result is an unrealistic price-per-carat[…]

By Daniel Prince

The Rules of Engagement

So you’ve popped the question, or you’re just about to? Congratulations. Got the ring yet? What’s that? It’s just another piece of jewellery? Oh boy, you really need to read on for the Rules of Engagement. If he’s already popped the question, or you’re just hoping he’ll ‘do the honourable thing’, or you’re considering making[…]

By Daniel Prince

Diamond Comparison – The Fifth C

Diamond Comparison Diamond Comparison is important because online diamond retailers such as Bluenile may give all the gemmological information anyone could want when doing diamond research, but the present diamond pricing system actually penalises the consumer, and here we will explain how. The question that we get asked most often is: How can the cost[…]

By Daniel Prince

Tsavorite & Diamond Ring

We were contacted by a client in Japan who was looking to commission a unique engagement ring. Obviously being based abroad and with the huge time difference, communication proved easier via email. The brief was simple: Design a unique ring with a double halo, featuring a green tsavourite garnet as the main centre stone. Natural[…]

By Daniel Prince

Triangle Diamond Solitaire Ring

Tim and Anne contacted us last summer with no real idea of their requirements. After meeting with us at our Hatton Garden workshop and going through their likes and dislikes, it was eventually agreed that a contemporary platinum ring featuring a Triangle-shaped diamond was top of the list of favourites. Having got the formalities of retaining[…]

By Daniel Prince

South Sea Pearl and Diamond Ring

If you are unsure about what a bespoke jeweller actually does, here is an example of the experience of just one of our clients. After contacting us by completing our online enquiry form we then invited the client along to our Hatton Garden workshop and after the initial free consultation we put together a tailored[…]

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By Daniel Prince

Diamonds – From Mine To Market

Regarded for their exquisite beauty and the timeless qualities of love and devotion that they represent, diamonds have fascinated mankind throughout the centuries. The most precious and enduring of all gemstones, diamonds were formed billions of years ago, deep within the earth. Only a small number survive the journey to the earth’s surface; fewer still[…]

By Daniel Prince

The Art of Pavé and Micropave Explained

Buying a diamond is an exhilarating and unique experience. However, diamonds are like faces, they can be measured and defined in terms of colour and dimensions etc, but you cannot define beauty by statistics alone.

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By Daniel Prince

How to Buy a Diamond

Buying a diamond is an exhilarating and unique experience. However, diamonds are like faces, they can be measured and defined in terms of colour and dimensions etc, but you cannot define beauty by statistics alone.