The History of Patek Philippe

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Patek Philippe have created some of the most expensive, prestigious and technically impressive watches in the world.  In 2019, the Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Ref. 6300A-010 became the most expensive wristwatch ever sold (that wasn’t encrusted with diamonds) at a staggering $31million.  Famous names including Queen Victoria, Johnny Cash, Brad Pitt, Ellen DeGeneres and Drake have worn them and they …

Stories of Cursed Gemstones

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Beautiful gemstones with dark and mysterious stories are a prominent feature of many a horror or mystery novel.  It’s an idea we seem to love as these tales of cursed gemstones that bring terrible fates down on anyone who owns them seem to be very pervasive throughout history.  While it’s entirely likely most of these ‘curses’ are made up by …

Watches Made for the Deep Sea

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January can be a grim time of year and lots of people like to combat this by dreaming about their summer holidays.  That’s why we thought it was a very good time to talk about a specific type of watch designed for a popular summer holiday activity: diving.  Remarkable feats have been accomplished with diving watching reaching incredible depths but, …

Jewellery Trends for 2021

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2021 is here at last so, as super trendy on the pulse fashionistas here at James Ross Jewellers, we thought we would bring you news of the latest trends in jewellery set to be big this year.  To find this out for you, we have trawled through all the best fashion magazines like Vogue, Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire to find, …

Cutting Edge Watch Innovations

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People think that smart watches are the ultimate in modern watch technology but ‘ordinary’ watches are continuing to push the boundaries of what can be done with some really interesting innovations. It’s really exciting to see that it’s not just microchips which are getting smaller and smarter all the time.  The makers of mechanical watches are continuing to come up …

7 Mistakes People Make When Buying Jewellery for Christmas

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One doesn’t like to be sexist but we can’t deny that we most commonly see mistakes being made by men buying jewellery for women.  Whether they’re coming back to return things or have things resized, we see that there are certain types of jewellery buying behaviours by men which are leading to dissatisfaction on Christmas Day.  The following jewellery buying …

The Most Fabulous Celebrity Engagement Rings

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The engagement ring season is upon us with Christmas being the most popular time of the year to propose marriage. It’s celebrity watching season too, apparently, with Strictly Come Dancing and I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here back on our screens so we thought we’d put the two together to take a look at some of the most …

No Time to Die: James Bond’s Watches

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In memory of the late great Sean Connery, we thought we would honour him with a blog about the watches worn by the ultimate fictional male style icon, James Bond.  Like his fabulous cars, James Bond’s watches have always been a talking point in the films and have even had a mention in the books.  Whether we associate them with …

Watches and Motorsport

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Motor racing and watches have a long intertwined history as early races were marred by poor time keeping and now every racing driver seems to be sponsored by a major watch manufacturer.  The connection goes much further than the need for accurate timing though as something of the glamour and excitement of motor racing goes into the watch designs inspired …

Why People Get Engaged at Christmas

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Did you know that despite the majority of people opting for summer weddings, the most popular day of the year to get engaged is Christmas Eve?  In fact, the Christmas period in general is the time of the year the most people get engaged.  That wasn’t news to us, however, as we know how many enquiries we get about engagement …