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 …

Jewellery Made from Unusual Materials

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Most of the jewellery we sell is made of gold or silver featuring the classic jewellery type things like diamonds, sapphires and pearls which we think are just lovely.  However, there are people out there making jewellery out of far more unusual materials like actual living plants and unlikely everyday materials like concrete.  Here are some interesting examples of materials …

What Makes Rolex Watches So Special?

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Clearly, we love Rolex watches at James Ross Jewellers but we are most definitely not the only ones who do.  They must be the most talked about watch brand ever and certainly the most widely sought after despite being one of the most expensive.  So what makes them so special?  Why are people happy to pay such large sums of …

All About Pearls

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The popularity of pearls in jewellery may wax and wane but they never really go away.  Like diamonds, pearls never seem to really go out of fashion and even if they aren’t at the height of fashion at the moment, there are still plenty of people buying jewellery with pearls.  Being formed inside shellfish and, other than having holes drilled …

How Watches Glow in the Dark

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Does your watch dial glow in the dark?  Lots do and it’s easy to see why people would want that as a feature but in some very old models of watch, it could mean that your watch is radioactive.  Seriously, there was a time when watch hands and numbers were made of radioactive material that will still set of a …

The Gold that Made California

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With the gold price so high at the moment, it feels like there is something of a gold rush going on in the industry and that made us think about the real gold rushes of the past and, particularly, the legendary California Gold Rush of 1849 which put California on the map.  During that extraordinary scramble for gold, miners extracted …