It doesn’t matter how you feel about your marriage or relationship with a long-term partner, divorce is rough on everyone involved in the process of separating.
You may have simply drifted apart, you may be fighting like cat and dog, but the fact is, you once loved each other fiercely enough to want to commit to each other regardless of what life threw at you.
Emotionally, giving up your wedding ring or engagement ring – or both – can often, simultaneously, be the hardest and easiest thing to do...Read More »
It's happened to everyone at some point. I get the phone call. PLEASE HELP - my engagement ring is stuck on my finger. You've put on a ring or you've been wearing yours for years, and it's stuck on your finger. It doesn't matter how hard or how much you try, there is just no getting it off. Well the good news is that there is a way to remove it and still keep your finger in tact. Here are a few of the more common scenarios:
I've tried on a friends ring and just can't get it off.
I'm towards the...Read More »
Hatton Garden is the epicentre of the diamond and jewellery industry here in the UK. With over 80 retail shops showcasing diamond engagement rings, and the history and stories this street has to offer, where do you start? Well it’s where I have been working for more than 25 years and in this short video I am going to give you some advice on how you can get the best out of your Hatton Garden experience.
[youtube id="a5IzC-GkvX8" align="left" mode="normal" autoplay="no" maxwidth="700"]
If you ...Read More »
It's a reflection of the world we live in and a fact of life today. More and more people are going through a break up and ultimately a divorce. One of the main bones of contention is, and always will be, the diamond engagement ring. And it always will be because it is the one item which has the most value, in monetary terms and emotional terms. Let's put that behind us for the moment, there is a precedence set within the courts in the UK and the USA that I know about, which states that if the br...Read More »
It's normally the same with new clients who have never purchased an expensive diamond piece before, on this occasion I'm referring to an engagement ring. For most it's probably the third largest purchase they are likely to make behind a car and a home. A lot of research and due diligence has been done by the couple and they are parting with a substantial amount of money on a lovely diamond engagement ring. We've been through the process and the happy couple have chosen a lovely diamond for a sol...Read More »
It’s tough enough that a chapter in your life is ending and things will be getting worse before they get better. Speaking as someone who has been through this, I can assure you it does get better. The day the lady in the relationship decides to stop wearing her wedding and engagement ring is a landmark moment and what happens now and what you are meant to do with your jewellery, is something that comes up time and time again. However, what you decide has no bearing on what must be done in the ey...Read More »
Last Thursday evening the scene was set. Myself and fifty women were in the loft of the lovely venue which is The Hospital Club. The theme for the evening was diamonds and cocktails and I was invited along to give my knowledge and experience in the diamond world to the select invited ladies as part of the Morrison and Forester networking evening for their employees and clients.
It was a glamourous evening arranged by Marie Carey. She is in charge of the company’s marketing department here in th...Read More »
Well I’ve never been one to shy away from a bit of controversy, so why stop here. It hasn’t happened often, but it is something thats come up every now and again. Who gets to keep the diamond ring once a wedding or engagement is over? Hang on a second! Why does this all come back to me? Why does it have to be me who answers this question? Either way I can’t win.
The truth is there isn’t a right answer and there isn’t a wrong answer, and that’s not me sitting on the fence, that’s me being 100% h...Read More »
"When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn’t a sign that they "don’t understand" one another, but a sign that they have, at last, begun to." said Helen Rowland.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) found 45% of marriages will end in divorce before a couple’s 50th anniversary if rates continue, with almost half of these splits occurring before couples reach 10 years of marriage.
After the first decade, fewer than 31% of marriages will end in divorce, and after 20 years the proportion fa...Read More »