Proposal Traditions Explained

Wedding-proposals

Western marriage proposals have a number of key features: asking permission from the father of the bride, getting down on one knee and, of course, a dazzling diamond ring – but have you ever stopped to wonder why we perform these customs? The brains behind Hatton Garden have the answers … Why do men ask … Read more

Bleeding Heart Restaurant in Hatton Garden London

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Hatton Garden is London’s world-renowned jewellery quarter and has an abundance of shops selling precious metals, gemstones and other luxury jewels lining its streets. However, what you may not realise about Hatton Garden is that there are also several excellent dining options in the area! One of our personal favourites is the Bleeding Heart Restaurant, … Read more

Christie’s latest sale – a treasure trove of delights!

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Christie’s London Important Jewels auction on November 27th was the place to see and be seen this month – and of course, it was their last sale before Christmas. For the opportunity to pick up some of the finest pieces for the festive season, this sale was hard to beat, and there were some truly … Read more

How to wear stacking jewellery

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Stacking jewellery has been around for a few seasons now, but it’s still on-trend for spring 2014 – good news for anyone who loves layering their bangles and rings for a relaxed, bohemian vibe. We’ve sourced some of the hottest stacking ranges around right now to help you try out this trend for yourself. Layered … Read more

Jewellery: high street or high society?

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When it comes to choosing jewellery, do you prefer costume jewellery from high street brands such as Topshop and Accessorize, or opt for more eclectic pieces from independent designers and jewellery stores? Costume jewellery was once considered cheap and trashy, but today it’s undergoing a revival, with bold, chunky pieces worn with colourful outfits or … Read more

Made in Chelsea Star Unveils New Jewellery Collection

New Jewellery Collection

Made in Chelsea’s most expressive star, 23-year-old Lucy Watson has just released her new animal-inspired jewellery range. Lucy, who is currently in New York filming for the reality TV show, has created a 15-piece collection, ‘Creature’, inspired by her childhood growing up on a rural farm in Surrey. Available exclusively on at CreatureJewellery.com, we reckon Lucy’s … Read more

Aquamarine – a beautiful March birthstone

Aquamarine Jewellery

Those born in March are lucky enough to have two birthstones – aquamarine and bloodstone. Aquamarine is the more commonly accepted birthstone, and its feminine pastel colouring and durability mean it is a popular choice for jewellery, particularly rings. Pretty in pastel Aquamarine is said to symbolise beauty, honesty and loyalty, which makes it a … Read more

Diamond jewellery to give you some sparkle this January

Diamond-jewellery

We all need a little extra sparkle in our lives in January – Christmas and New Year have been and gone and the weather is drab and grey. Why not incorporate diamond jewellery into your everyday look? Diamonds are a girl’s best friend and they’re not just for special occasions! Here are a few stunning … Read more

The Future of Hatton Garden

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Walking through Hatton Garden and the surrounding streets it’s impossible not to feel the weight of history on your shoulders. Like other centres of industry in London, the significance of the area has been built on centuries of trade and tradition. Hatton Garden is not just geographically London’s jewellery quarter, but a symbol for quality … Read more

The London School of Attraction in Hatton Garden London

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Are you working on your charm offensive in time for Valentine’s Day? If so, Hatton Garden may be the place to head! The London School of Attraction opened at 88-90 Hatton Garden in 2010 and is still going strong three years later. The school was set up by co-directors Doug and Alex and is designed … 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

Holts Gems launches stunning new cocktail ring collection

Hatton Garden jeweller Holts Gems has created a stunning new range of gemstone diamond rings, known as the ‘Cocktail Hour’ collection. A launch party was held in December, with a range of bloggers and stylists were invited to come and view the collection. Guests were treated to a canapé menu from renowned chef Allegra McEvedy … Read more

New Year, old jewellery

Vintage style has been a growing fashion for some time now, thanks to the popularity of period shows like ITV’s hit Downton Abbey and traditional but trendy choices of stars like Kate Middleton. It may be the time of year when we all make New Year’s resolutions, but this year, plenty of people are resolving … Read more

Choosing a watch for Christmas from Hatton Garden

Watches are a great gift option for men, women and children alike – they’re stylish, practical and never go out of fashion. However, if you’re thinking of treating a loved one to a designer watch for Christmas, there are a few things you should consider before taking the plunge. Style Watches are intended to be … Read more

Jewellery valuations in Hatton Garden London EC1N

If you have a valuable piece of jewellery that you no longer wear or need, you may find yourself asking how much you could make if you were to sell it. With gold prices at a near all-time high, competition for your precious piece is fierce, and it can be difficult to tell whether you’re … Read more

Jewellery for winter weddings

Winter is one of the most beautiful times of the year, and there’s nothing more romantic than a winter wedding. The festive lights and the glitter of snow (if you’re lucky!) will provide plenty of sparkle for the special occasion, but if you want to shine even more brightly on your big day, here’s our … 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

Hatton Garden jewellery school founder nominated for Everywoman awards

Jessica Rose, founder of the acclaimed London Jewellery School in the heart of Hatton Garden, has been nominated for the prestigious Natwest Everywoman awards. Jessica is in the Artemis category, which recognises the achievements of women aged 25 and under who are running their own businesses. The London Jewellery School, which Jessica established in 2009, … Read more

Jewellery engraving checklist

Engraving jewellery can give it an additional, personal touch to make the piece even more special. However, if you’ve decided to get your favourite item of jewellery engraved, there are a few things you should double check first. Enough space on the item Not all jewellery can be engraved – you can only get a … Read more

Pawning your old jewellery

Whether it’s an impulse buy that you’ve only worn a couple of times, a trendy piece from the past which hasn’t dated well, or a gift that didn’t delight, most people have jewellery in their collections that they have fallen out of love with. Rather than letting it languish in a forgotten box or pouch, … Read more

The London Silver Vaults

Whether within currency or Olympic medals, gold has often been at the top of the pecking order when it comes to precious metal. However, in recent years, silver has been topping the trends in the jewellery market, proving that perhaps it is no longer second best. Just a stone’s throw from London’s jewellery mecca of … 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

London 2012 Souvenirs from Hatton Garden

The UK’s most famous jewellery district, Hatton Garden, is located right in the heart of London, and the city has been buzzing lately thanks to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. If you’re visiting the area for the London 2012 celebrations, why not take a trip to Hatton Garden and pick up a souvenir to … Read more

Replacing a ring in Hatton Garden

Losing or damaging an engagement or wedding ring can be heart breaking – it is a piece of jewellery intended for you to wear and treasure forever, and there are many sentimental memories associated with the band. If your ring has been damaged, it may be possible to have it repaired. A good jeweller will … Read more

Attending a jewellery auction

Attending a jewellery auction can be an exciting day out, and result in some amazing vintage finds that you can wear and admire for years to come. If you’re thinking about taking a trip to a jewellery auction, here are some things to consider: • What’s your budget? Bidding can be contagious, and an item … Read more

Holts Academy of Jewellery

Jason Holt, CEO of Hatton Garden’s Holts the Jewellers, has grown his business from being a specialist gemstone supplier to what is now The Holts Group of Companies. This encompasses a number of enterprises including Holts Academy of Jewellery, Jewellery Innovations and Holition. However, it is the Academy which is helping to preserve and develp … 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

Diamond Street Hatton Garden

Diamond street Hatton Garden is a well known in London. It is renowned for having a high calibre of jewellery and diamond retailers, with exquisite products and excellent service. However, there is a lot more to the area than meets the eye. Oral historian Rachel Lichtenstein has delved further into the history of the district … Read more

Cycle through Hatton Garden

Summer is on its way, and with blue skies and warm temperatures. It’s the perfect season to cycle through Hatton Garden in the city of London from the comfort of a bicycle seat. Whilst most cycle enthusiasts will dig out their faithful old bikes from their garden shed. You can rent one of the many … 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

Investing in antique jewellery

Investing in antique jewellery will offer you the opportunity to appreciate and embrace the history and craftsmanship of the styles of previous eras, and provide a great addition to your accessory collection for years to come. However, regardless of the kind of jewellery you are looking to purchase, it is important to know what to … Read more

A growing baby bump

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growing baby bumpExpectant mother and Brazilian supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio has revealed her growing baby bump in a tasteful nude photo, as part of an ad campaign for jewellery firm Vivara. The picture was taken by acclaimed photographer Mert Marcus at the famous five-star Copacabana Palace Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, and has attracted worldwide media attention.

Ambrosio, one of the top five best paid models, already has one child; a daughter named Anja, and is expecting her second arrival, a boy, in June of this year. She has stated that pregnancy has made her more confident than ever, and perfectly happy to reveal her changing figure. She said: “A nude photoshoot was good, because pregnancy makes me much more confident. I’m proud of my body to be generating a life.”

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Engraving your wedding ring

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wedding ring engravingMany people decide to get their wedding ring engraved. Some simply opt for the date and the name of their partner. Others go more unusual with an in joke or song lyrics. An inscription personalises your ring and makes it entirely unique, and to some, this makes the wedding band even more meaningful. When it comes to the decision of whether to get your ring engraved or not, the choice is entirely individual.

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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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Rising gold prices

Rising gold prices
Rising gold prices
Rising gold prices

Customers come from all over the world to purchase stunning gold jewellery in London’s diamond quarter in Hatton Garden. Like other precious metals, the rising gold price is measured by troy weight and by grams. When it is alloyed with other metals the term carat or karat is used to indicate the purity of gold present. With 24 carats being pure gold and lower ratings proportionally less.

Gold has featured extensively in the news of late due to the spectacular increase in the gold price of the precious metals on the international bullion markets. But have you ever wondered just what is gold.

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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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