How 3D Printing is Changing how Jewellery is Made

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Jewellery making is an ancient art with the very first jewellery ever made dating back to around 130,000 years old and arts like goldsmithing dating back at least 7,000 years with many traditional methods of making jewellery still around today.  It’s interesting, therefore, when brand new technology comes on the scene that totally changes the way some people make jewellery.  …

The History of Watches

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Vintage watches are something we have specialised in for a long time so we find it absolutely fascinating to look at how they all began.  We’ve looked into the history of the wristwatch before and talked about the first men’s wristwatches ever made but this time we’re going back further to see how the change from clocks with weights and …

World’s Oldest Jewellery

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Antique jewellery is something we like to think we know a thing or two about but the pieces we see are generally a few hundred years old, tops.  When most people think about very old jewellery, or perhaps the oldest jewellery, they tend to think in terms of thousands of years and maybe imagine items from Ancient Egypt.  The truth …

World’s Weirdest Watches

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Interesting and unusual watches are great, don’t get us wrong.  We love radical designs, innovative mechanisms and exciting new functions but some watches are just straight up weird.  Some watches make you look at them and just go ‘why?’.  Admittedly, some of these designs are actually pretty cool to look at but it’s hard to imagine actually wearing them especially …

Jewellery Trends for 2020

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Customers come to our shop for all kinds of reasons and one of those, believe it or not, is because they want to be fashionable, so we thought we’d be helpful to all those who like to stay ahead of the trend with some tips on what jewellery is fashionable in 2020.  Making a statement seems to be the name …

A Rough Guide to Investing in Watches

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With the stock exchange being so volatile at the moment, people are looking to invest in something more reliable and solid.  Luxury watches are a good and fairly straightforward investment as they’re small, easy to look after and the classic makes rarely lose their value.  However, that doesn’t always make them a safe investment as they are very much at …

The History of Cartier Watches

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Until 1904, wristwatches had been a thing only women wore with men sticking to pocket watches to keep the time.  Louis Cartier changed all that.  He was friends with an early pioneer of aviation, Alberto Santos-Dumont, who, in 1904, asked jeweller Cartier to make him a watch that would be more practical to use during his flights than a traditional …

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Valentine’s Day Special – Romantic Jewellery Inspiration

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It’s that time of year again when love is in the air and our shop is buzzing with people wanting to express their love through jewellery.  For most of these romantics, not any old piece of jewellery will do.  They want something special and something particularly romantic and most struggle to know which piece of jewellery will be most suitable.  …

Brooches for a New Generation

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What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘brooches’?  Older ladies in their Sunday best? The Queen’s speech on Christmas Day?  It’s rare that anyone associates brooches with young fashionable people but fashion commentators have recently been saying that they’re making a comeback for people of all ages.  Liberty recently reported a 26% increase in brooch sales and they’re …

Engagement Rings Made from Smart Phones and Other Alternative Materials

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A recent story about a couple who created an engagement ring out of the smart phone parts inspired us to look into the various types of materials people are choosing for their engagement rings nowadays and we weren’t disappointed in the variety available.  Although we are well known locally as a traditional jewellers who sell engagement rings made of gold …