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Testimonials…we love to hear what you think!

We get to see the looks of joy and delight on our customers’ faces every day, but it’s still a lovely thing when they put how they feel into writing and share it with us! Here are just two of our most recent testimonials: “Just to let you know that I picked my ring up […]

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August’s birthstone is the peridot

August’s birthstone is the Peridot (pronounced perry-dot, not perry-doh).  Said to be a stone of healing powers, ancient beliefs link it to the heart chakra and imbue it with the power to strengthen the heart in compassion and in relationships, but particularly in marriage and is associated with love, harmony and dignity. The splendid vivid […]

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Recycle your unworn jewellery

Christopher and his team of goldsmiths undertake all kinds of bespoke work, and while engagement rings and wedding bands have a special, romantic charm of their own, the opportunity to re-work unworn pieces can be equally pleasurable. A case in point is Amanda’s story.  Way back in 1989 Amanda celebrated her 21st birthday: “My birthday […]

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The birthstone for July is the ruby

The birthstone for July is the ruby, as stated in this poem, published by Tiffany & Co in 1870, although nobody knows who wrote it and when. The glowing ruby shall adorn, Those who in July are born; Then they’ll be exempt and free From love’s doubts and anxiety.   The ruby was the gemstone of […]

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Bought it myself: the right hand ring

There are a few myths and misunderstandings about the right hand ring, the greatest one being that these are rings bought for a woman by a man who does’t want to commit to the finality of marriage, but wants to put his symbol of ownership on you.  What utter rubbish!  It’s been our experience that […]

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The Jewels of the Duchess of Windsor

The story of King Edward and Mrs Simpson is well told, not least in Madonna’s film W,/E, which tells the tale of their overpowering love;  a love so strong it caused Edward to abdicate his throne and go on to lead a peripatetic life in Europe with his wife, twice divorced American (oh, the Establishment […]

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The fabulous Cartier

Jewellery designs by Cartier still cast the same spell over us as they have since the house of Cartier was formed in 1847. Suppliers of fine jewellery to the rich, titled, royal, famous and infamous since they first opened their doors, Cartier has an illustrious history that includes inventing the wristwatch, supplying bespoke jewellery to […]

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The birthstone for April is the diamond

The birthstone for April is the diamond.  Diamonds are crystal – the ultimate example of symmetry in nature.  In their natural form, diamonds are actually pretty unimpressive, but when cut and polished by skilled craftsmen in a pattern that reflects and refracts the light among its facets to reveal the hidden beauty of the stone, […]

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