The Most Expensive Watches Ever

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We do love our prestige watches here at James Ross Jewellers and we have sold some expensive pieces over the years but this list of watches is something different altogether.  These are the most expensive watches ever sold according to MoneyInc and they are really quite extraordinary. 10. Breguet & Fils Paris 2667 Precision 4 This beautiful pocket watch was …

Brighton Jewellery Buying Habits

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Over the last 20 years, James Ross Jewellers have seen some interesting changes in the jewellery and watch market and some equally interesting things which have stayed the same.  After our previous blog on the market in China, we wanted to explore the market closer to home so asked our very own Mr Ross to share his observations of the …

The Chinese Jewellery Market

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Due to the recent rapid expansion of China’s economy, the rest of world has become increasingly interested in what the country buys and its preferences.  Jewellery is a really interesting area because the market has grown with the economy and the ways the country has become more multinational shows through in the similarities and differences to the UK jewellery market. …

Synthetic Diamonds

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As long-standing purveyors of fine jewellery, we know our diamonds.  Although we currently only sell natural diamonds, we think the process of creating synthetic diamonds is absolutely fascinating and know that, with the popularity of synthetic diamonds growing all the time, it’s only a matter of time before we start encountering them on a regular basis.  The interest in synthetic …

Rolex – A History of Firsts

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Most people associate Rolex with quality, style and prestige but did you know that they actually have a fascinating history of innovation too?  We love Rolex watches at James Ross Jewellers and often buy and sell vintage models so we wanted to share some interesting facts from Rolex’s history as a brand and how it’s had so many firsts throughout …

Ethical Diamonds

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Looking at a beautiful sparkling diamond set in an exquisite piece of jewellery, it is very easy to forget where it came from.  Diamonds are either mined in deep mines or found in river beds in locations scattered all over the world.  Some of these locations have been torn apart by conflict or have a reputation for having human rights …

The Importance of Customer Service

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On his travels recently, James was the recipient of some poor customer service and he found it such an off-putting experience that it got him thinking about how important offering good customer service is.  It’s something we take a great deal of pride in here at James Ross Jewellers and, in this electronic age, we think it’s more important than …

Jewellery Fit for a King – Elvis Presley’s Jewellery Collection

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The king may have left us for over 40 years now but it turns out that Elvis Presley and James Ross Jewellers have something in common: a passion for jewellery.  Although Elvis’s jewellery collection pales in comparison to some modern hip hop artists’, he had some iconic pieces and was as generous with giving it away as he was in …

Unusual Valentine’s Day Ideas in Brighton

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Valentine’s Day is a great time of year for us at James Ross Jewellers.  People buy their loved ones lots of lovely jewellery or watches and it’s a very common time for people to get engaged.  We’re always thrilled to help people make a romantic gesture like proposing with their perfect engagement ring but, being hopeless romantics, we’d like to …

Our Guide to Selling Jewellery

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It’s the time of year where people are often keen to free up some cash by selling the jewellery they either haven’t worn in years, inherited from a relative and have never worn or, dare we say it, received for Christmas and don’t really want to wear.  Because the price of gold is constantly fluctuating and some jewellers (not us, …