By Daniel Prince

A History of Pearls

As we’ve written before, most people seem to agree on the appeal of pearls. People have different preferences in gemstones, or between gold and silver, etc. But we can pretty much all get together beyond the idea that pearls are beautiful, classy stones that make for beautiful jewellery. Even when there’s universal appeal behind something[…]

By Daniel Prince

History of Hatton Garden

Hatton Garden London Hatton Garden dates back to the 15th Century when Ely Palace in Holborn was the London residence of the bishops of Ely. Sir Christopher Hatton (1540-1591, pictured below), an English courtier, was a favourite of Queen Elizabeth I, from whom he received offices, honours, and land. Knighted in 1578, he acted as[…]

By Daniel Prince

History of the Tennis Bracelet

The History of Tennis Bracelets Fine Diamond Tennis Bracelets are an timelessly-elegant piece of jewellery featuring a symmetrical line of diamonds, usually in a claw or bezel setting. We are often asked how this stunning diamond bracelet got its name, and whilst the layout and design has been around for many years, the Tennis Bracelet[…]

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[…]

Diamond Comparison
By Daniel Prince

Diamond Comparison – The Fifth C

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[…]

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 Diamond Solitaire Ring was top of the list of favourites. Having got the formalities[…]

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 studio, and after the initial free consultation we put together a tailored[…]