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[…]
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[…]
Diamond Comparison Before deciding upon a specific stone, its very important to perform a Diamond Comparison side by side, because you could end up paying more than you need to, for a stone that is lower quality than you are expecting! Whilst diamond certificates give all the gemmological information you need when doing diamond research, the grading system could end[…]
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[…]
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 Diamond Solitaire Ring was top of the list of favourites. Having got the formalities[…]
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 studio, and after the initial free consultation we put together a tailored[…]
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[…]
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.