The world’s most famous diamonds, here’s our guide

Famous-Diamonds

Diamonds are one of the most prized precious stones in the world and have been ever since their discovery more than 3,000 years ago. However, not all diamonds are created equal, and only a select few reach the dizzying heights of fame. Here’s our guide to some of the world’s most famous diamonds… The Great … Read more

Jewellery Curiosities – 10 little known facts about diamonds

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Everybody has heard that “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” from Marilyn Monroe Movie, but there are quite a number of things about them of which you may not be aware. Check out the following obscure data we have researched. $60 Billion – that’s the annual turnover size of the diamond industry. We are all … Read more

Graff Yellow Diamond sold for £9m

Yellow-Diamond

On 13th May 2014, Sotheby’s in London auctioned off the Graff Vivid Yellow, a diamond weighing 100.09cts cut by London jeweller Laurence Graff. The rare yellow diamond secured a winning bid of £9m from a private buyer thanks to its stunning, vibrant canary yellow colour and the diamond’s weight. Burgeoning trend The current trend for … Read more

Can gemstones affect your mood?

Can gemstones affect your mood

Many people choose to wear gemstone jewellery not only for the beauty of the stones but also because they believe it can influence their mood. Here are some of the most popular gemstones to wear if you’re looking to enhance or change your mood this Autumn. Peridot Pretty lime-green peridot is a popular choice thanks … Read more

Former Hatton Garden Apprentice Honoured by the Queen

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Laurence Graff, chairman of Graff Diamonds, has been named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. On the list, which was released on the 15th of June, Graff was the recipient of a Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for Services to Jewellery – one of the highest awards that can be achieved by … Read more

Jewellery Trends of the Past – 1950’s Trending Styles.

Jewellery may be a timeless investment, but there’s no denying that the shapes, sizes and trends of jewellery have evolved hundreds of times across the decades. With that in mind, welcome to our newest series of blogs, ‘Jewellery trends of the past, which will tell you all you need to know about jewellery trends from … Read more

Famous Film Jewellery

Famous Film Jewellery

One of the most exciting parts of seeing a new film is taking in the spectacle and splendour of the costume design – particularly when it comes to jewellery. Here are a few of our favourite pieces from movies past and present. Pretty Woman: The diamond and ruby necklace The diamond and ruby necklace that … Read more

Jewellery Superstitions

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There are superstitions in the world related to almost everything – ladders, black cats, rainbows, mirrors – so of course there are also plenty of superstitions about the wearing and owning of jewellery. Whether you’re a superstitious soul or something of a cynic, these old wives tales are still worth a read… Don’t wear pearls … Read more

Jewellery for Valentine’s Day

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The most romantic day of the year is just around the corner, but don’t worry if you haven’t picked up a present for your beloved just yet. The stores of Hatton Garden are full of great gift ideas for both men and women – here is our pick of some of the best. Jewellery For … Read more

Wedding jewellery for men

There are endless articles on the Internet that talk about wedding jewellery for women – from pearls and pendants to diamond ringss and drop earrings, they’ve got it covered – but on that big day, it’s important for the groom to look his best too! There are a whole host of wedding jewellery options for … Read more

Sparkle in the Snow

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The big freeze has truly arrived in the UK, and experts predict that we’ve still got a week or two of frosty weather ahead of us. It’s easy to forget fashion when you’re buried under chunky knitwear, but no matter how cold it is outside, no one should be without a touch of glitz! Here … Read more

Celebrity engagement rings of famous couples 2012

2012 was a big year in the world of celebrity, with famous couples getting engaged on what seemed like a daily basis! Some beautiful rings were exchanged over the last twelve months, so in celebration of the upcoming New Year, we look back at some of the biggest and brightest celebrity engagement rings of 2012. … Read more

Christmas jewellery on a budget and shopping on a shoestring

New research from MoneySupermarket.com has found that UK consumers spend an average of £445 on their Christmas gifts every year. Almost half of people felt pressured to spend more than they could afford, and one in five expect Christmas to take them further into debt. It seems that Christmas is a time for big spending … Read more

Tresor Paris re-launches Hatton Garden showroom

Tresor Paris is known for its modern, Parisian inspired, crystal studded collections of contemporary jewellery. The brand is continually expanding – so much so that it has recently re-launched a bigger, brighter and better showroom for its pieces, right here in the heart of Hatton Garden. The event attracted a variety of special guests, including … Read more

Iconic film star jewellery

Jewellery has been a popular fashion statement for hundreds, if not thousands of years. However, some of Hollywood’s classic stars helped to popularise certain styles and stones. Here is our guide to some of history’s most fabulous jewellery and the women who made it famous. Marilyn Monroe – diamonds After singing the song “Diamonds are … Read more

Nicholas James to launch revolutionary new website

Nicholas James, one of Hatton Garden’s premier jewellery stores, is launching a revolutionary new website. The site, according to the company’s founder, will “be unlike any jewellery websites out there.” Nick Fitch, the designer behind the brand, said “We are launching a cutting edge new website taking advantage of all the latest web technologies…we have … Read more

Anniversary jewellery

This guide to traditional anniversary metals and stones will help you to ensure that your loved one is thrilled with their gift, year after year. 25th anniversary – Silver Silver anniversaries mark a quarter century of marriage, a proud moment for any couple. Silver jewellery, such as a necklace or ring, or elegant silverware, such … Read more

Unique engagement ring ideas

Engagement rings are a special purchase, chosen specifically with one person in mind – but with so many popular styles and designs on the market, all of which share lots of similar qualities, how can you make sure your chosen ring is truly unique? Brilliant round cut solitaire diamonds are the most popular type of … Read more

The meaning behind eternity rings

Eternity rings are a relatively new creation when compared to engagement rings, dating back to the 18th Century. They are usually comprised of a band of precious metal, such as gold, white gold or platinum, and are set with a continuous circle of gems, said to symbolise everlasting love. In their early forms, eternity rings … Read more

The 4 C’s

Buying a diamond ring can be an overwhelming choice, as you want to make sure you’re choosing the best possible stones for your budget and taste. The 4 ‘C’s’ – carat, colour, clarity and cut – are the main things to take into account when selecting a diamond. Carat This refers to the weight, rather … Read more

The meaning behind the jewel

Jewellery is an ideal gift for most occasions, but it is important to consider the sentiment behind the piece before you decide. Precious stones and jewels often have different meanings associated with them, so here is our guide to help you choose the right one: EmeraldsThe emerald was said to be the sacred stone of … Read more

Webley stylish jewellery

Webley stylish jewellery shop in Hatton Garden contains quality diamond engagement rings, coloured diamonds, precious gemstones, bespoke jewellery and wedding bands. Take the anxiety out of your special purchase. Webley have been manufacturing platinum and 18 carat jewellery since 1976 and you can rest assured that you are buying quality diamonds at the right price. … Read more

Jubilee Jewellery

The Queen’s famous diamond diadem is to go on display at Buckingham Palace, as part of an exhibition to celebrate her upcoming Jubilee. Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration will showcase a number of personal pieces of the monarch’s jewellery, but with its 1,333 brilliant cut diamonds and row upon row of pearls, the iconic diadem is … Read more

Brad and Angelina officially engaged

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Hollywood’s longest standing couplesOne of Hollywood’s longest standing couples, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, are officially engaged. The deal has been sealed with a stunning engagement ring, estimated by experts to be worth around $250,000, which Angelina was spotted wearing at the LA County Museum earlier this month.

 

 

 

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Diamond quarter Hatton Garden

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diamond quarter High HolbornThere are many attractions surrounding the diamond quarter of Hatton Garden in Central London. High Holborn is a road in Holborn, on the southern border of Hatton Garden. It forms part of the major artery that is the A40 and offers many shopping opportunities. High Holborn starts in the west as a turn off Charing Cross Road, near St Giles Circus, and runs past the Kingsway and Southampton Row. High Holborn becomes Holborn at its eastern junction with Gray’s Inn Road. It was originally a Roman road.

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Holts jewellers Hatton Garden

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Beautiful jewellery that delights the soulBeautiful jewellery that delights the soul and adorns the body. What, then, could be better than a visit to Holts. Holts jewellers in Hatton Garden holds one of the largest collections of precious and semi-precious gems. Located in the Hatton Garde and offers a professional service in bespoke Jewellery

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Arlington & Co diamond rings

making diamond rings and jewelleryArlington & Co. have been making diamond rings and jewellery for nearly 50 years and value their reputation as one of the country’s leading jewellery manufacturers. They have their own team of designers, goldsmiths and setters in house. This gives them complete creative control over all the work they carry out for their clients worldwide.

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Conflict Diamonds

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a special piece of jewelleryAre you looking to purchase a special piece of jewellery but afraid of ending up with a piece made from conflict diamonds. Conflict diamonds, which can also be called blood diamonds. These are diamonds that originate from areas controlled by forces or factions opposed to legitimate and internationally recognised governments. These particular diamonds are used to fund military action in opposition to those governments. Or in contravention of the decisions of the Security Council of the United Nations.

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The origin of diamonds

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Searching for your perfect piece of jewellery. You can find the most extensive range of dazzling diamonds from diamond retailers in the diamond quarter of London at Hatton Garden.

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Diamond mine

But have you ever wondered where the dazzling diamonds that appear on the display windows in diamond shops come from.

Diamonds originate from deep within the Earth’s crust, and emerge from the pulsating pressure and high temperatures found there. Diamonds form beneath the continental crust, from pure carbon. There is dispute about exactly how diamonds are formed. The one thing that geologists and diamond users agree on is that diamonds are the hardest. One of the most valuable substances man has ever known.

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Processing diamonds

choosing the right carat for your diamond engagement ring

diamond retailers hatton gardenYou can find the most extensive range of dazzling diamonds from diamond retailers in the diamond quarter of London at Hatton Garden. But have you ever wondered what diamonds look like when they are first extracted from the mine. Those that see the diamonds say that they can look like dirty, ugly, worthless pieces of glass. Indeed, people with an untrained eye would be tempted to throw them away. Only if they were judging them on physical appearance alone.

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Different cuts of natural uncut diamonds

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Natural diamonds may look greasy and are not brilliant. Through a process of cutting that can include cleaving, sawing and laser cutting, a diamond will be cut into facets in order that its brilliance can show by the refraction of light. The stone will then take on the traditional characteristics of a sparkling diamond.

You can find all kinds of dazzling diamond cuts from diamond retailers in the diamond quarter of London at Hatton Garden.

The shape of a diamond can also be referred to as its “cut”. This should not be confused with the more commonly used term of diamond cut, which describes how well the diamond has been polished from the raw material.

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Diamond ring Jewellers in Hatton Garden

choosing quality jewelleryMadison Jewellers in Hatton Garden should be your top destination when choosing quality jewellery and precious stones. Located in the heart of London’s prestigious diamond district, Madison offers the broadest range of diamond rings.

The dazzling diamond rings are crafted in Madison’s own jewellery workshop. Choose from a round brilliant-cut, princess, emerald, marquise, oval, pear, asscher, radiant, cushion or heart-shaped.

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Rennie & Co

Rennie & Co is one of Hatton Garden’s foremost jewellers and a master in the crafting of beautiful pieces of classy jewellery. Internationally recognised as a leading authority in diamonds, they pride themselves on providing a discreet and specialist service to customers who come from all over the world to their Hatton Garden store. Rennie … Read more

London’s Jewellery Quarter and UK Diamond Centre

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Hatton Garden is the centre of the world when it comes to buying quality jewellery and precious stones. Made with a long tradition of craftsmen’s skills. Internationally renowned, people come from all over the world to purchase sparkling diamonds. For special occasions from over 90 retail jewellers and jewellery services in the area. The diamond … Read more