So, here’s a question for you. When it comes to jewellery, what do Lady Gaga and Audrey Hepburn have in common?
On the surface of it, it’s hard to imagine there might be any connection between the darling of 1960s Hollywood and the darling of iconic Noughties pop music.
But it was there for all to see on the red carpet at this year’s Oscars ceremony in the shape of a 128 carat yellow diamond worn at the neck of the always-unpredictable singer.
While the media went into a feeding frenzy over Lady...Read More »
On the eve of my book launch, The Engagement Ring, I was asked to appear on the ITN London Tonight show hosted by Nina Hossain. You can see the full interview here.
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Thank you Nina and the team for making me look amazing. Looking forward to coming back again soon.
If you want to buy a copy of the book then please do so by clicking here.
If you would like an appointment, then please do call for a free consultation in our central London Hatton Garden office and we would...Read More »
Yes! Finally someone has written a comprehensive guide to picking the perfect engagement ring and that person is me!
To be honest it was a long time coming. Having been in the industry for over 25 years now, the most common question I am being asked by clients is "What makes the perfect engagement ring" and "How do I get the best value for money when deciding on what engagement ring to buy?"
I've written plenty of blogs over the years and you can probably spend day looking through them and colla...Read More »
One of the most common questions I get asked, other than "Where did you get your good looks from?" is "Have you always wanted to be a jeweller?"
The short answer is no. However how I became a jeweller and how this happened was a bit by chance.
Traditionally most jewellers in Hatton Garden, the jewellery centre of the UK, are in the business because it has been in the family for a few generations. The tradition of bringing your children into your business is something which happened quiet a lot y...Read More »
It all seems like a dream now, but what a great evening I had last Monday. The event was the Global Gift Foundation Gala dinner and the venue was the Four Seasons Hotel on Park Lane in London. I was invited a few months ago to participate with this great charitable cause. After a bit of research I accepted. I didn't have to do that much research to see that the Global Gift Foundation's mission is to affect positive change on the development, welfare, healthcare and social inclusion of the most v...Read More »
To use an analogy, never the bride - always the bridesmaid, Luisa Zissman has this week, quite literally, become the bride. In 2013 she hit the limelight by becoming runner up in the BBC hit reality tv program The Apprentice. Now, a year later, she has just got engaged to her millionaire boyfriend Andrew Collins. He whisked her away to the French capital Paris, to propose at the top of the Eiffel Tower. A very romantic proposal indeed.
She was delighted to show off her sparkler, which is a mammo...Read More »
With the way social media is today, we often see a celebrities engagement rings as soon as his fiancé does. I get just as excited as you do to see these sparklers as there are many great designers out there and they often create some breathtaking pieces. It's not just the designs that make our jaw drop though, often it's just the shear size of the diamond! So with this in mind I want to share a few secrets with you so you can get the celebrity look for less.
I suppose the most obvious and first ...Read More »
Another week passed and it didn't disappoint. It started off on Monday when I was contacted to give expert comment on the beautiful ring which Peter Andre has given to the mother of his new child, and soon to be bride Emily MacDonagh. On this occasion I was quoted in the printed press as well as in OK Magazine online!
The following day I got a call that MSN UK Lifestyle wanted to do a report on all the engagement rings Victoria Beckham has had over the years. To be honest, do we really n...Read More »
Monday started off with everyone waking up to the exciting news on the TV and radio, that Cheryl Cole had secretly married her boyfriend Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini.
Cheryl Cole's Engagement and Wedding Ring
With that the phone rang and I was being asked for my opinion on the stunner. The press wanted to get my view on her engagement and wedding ring. They had received some journo requests and were looking for expert comment. I didn't hesitate. I mean have you seen the ring? It's gorgeous!...Read More »