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, …

Someone proposing marriage

Our Guide to Proposing Marriage

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If your wedding day is your ‘big day’, then, surely, your proposal is your ‘big moment’.  An incredibly exciting moment for both parties and a very nerve-wracking moment for the person asking, it’s something you want to do right.  As providers of engagement and wedding rings, we at James Ross Jewellers have heard a huge number of stories about proposals …

Golf day 2018

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Press release James Ross Jewellers Charity Golf Day 22/6/18 Venue:   West Hove Golf Club Beneficiaries: Adur Special Needs Project, RNLI Newhaven, Teenage Cancer Trust. A great day was had by all, fantastic weather and a very enjoyable round of golf with the course being in great condition.  We had a capacity of 24 teams of 4 playing. The eventual winners …

Watches in sport

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Ever since I was a young lad I’ve always had a massive interest in watches. I am lucky enough to be working in an industry that I am so passionate about. I wanted to share some amazing watches which hold a special part in sporting history. Very Rare Yema Rallye ‘Andretti’ Chronograph Circa 1969 I was so excited when I …

April Diamonds

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I recently received a great blog from my supplier LUKE STOCKLEY, showcasing some of the beautiful jewellery that they make using the April Birthstone of Diamond. Please contact me info@jamesrossjewellers.co.uk if you are interested in anything you see, or any other Diamond jewellery.

A watch with a history

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We have just carried out some research on a customer’s watch which once belonged to his Father now sadly deceased. We able to give our client details of who the watch was made by and some history about the company. Our client emailed me: ” When collecting my 20’s Omega watch on Saturday, you may remember that we discussed the …

What does luxury mean to you?

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I am in the business of selling luxury items to my customers, so I have been wondering recently about what luxury means to different people, and are peoples expectations changing? “A luxury item is something expensive which is not necessary but which gives you pleasure” – Collins English dictionary Going way back in history luxury has always represented status – …

How to tell how much your vintage watch is worth

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If you suddenly inherit a family heirloom watch, or you bought one yourself many years ago, but forgot you had it, how can you tell if it is valuable, or simply a family heirloom with emotional attachment? If you are already a watch enthusiast, then you will probably know the values of both the well known as well as the …

A historic jewellery item with a practical use

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Do you ever spill food down yourself or get food on your hand or mouth?  Well luckily, since Roman times there has been a solution to that – a napkin. But like many things in life, there is a right way and a wrong way to use a napkin.  According to Debrett’s etiquette guide:- Napkins (never ‘serviettes’) should always be …