After months and months of hard work and determination, I can finally reveal my latest project. Here is a snippet of today's (Feb 2nd 2017) press release.
Two jewellery professionals have launched a new app for the industry today which enables members of the trade to showcase and source jewellery, watches and antiques and if they so wish, advertise items for sale to consumers.
The app, called Jewellery Trader, has been created by members of the industry, for the industry, and has been designed t...Read More »
It's been an incredible 2016. At the start of it I had the launch party for my book The Engagement Ring. It was very exciting and very rewarding too. It came after months of dedication and writing about something that is very close to my heart. What makes it even more rewarding is not that I've sold copies of the book, but that I've managed to help guys buying engagement rings who otherwise might have got it wrong! It had a great premier on ITV London Tonight and has also received some great rev...Read More »
You are going to take out that little velvet box and propose, But first, some man-to-man advice from Lewis Malka, an expert from London's diamond district.
That was the headline I saw when I opened up this years simcha guide, Celebrations, from The Jewish Chronicle.
It's their annual magazine for people who are looking to get married and it showcases all the best supplier. This includes all the big things like planners, caterers, venues and band. As as well as the small things which no wedding...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 »
I'm often asked "what makes the perfect engagement ring?" or "how do I get the best engagement ring for my money?" And I understand that for many of us entering a jewellery shop or looking online for the ideal ring can be confusing and a little bit intimidating. So with that in mind I have put together some vital facts and suggestions to help you prepare for your important purchase and most importantly of course, your future wife.
Set a realistic budget: According to a survey, the average amou...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 »
I'm so excited right now! I recently found out that I've been nominated, and subsequently shortlisted, for an industry award. It was only eight months ago that I decided to put together a ready to wear collection of engagement rings, and these are the pieces that have been shortlisted.
The awards night will be held in June at the famous Tower of London as a black tie event. It's the trade version of The Oscars to me and I'm very proud. Thanks you to the people who nominated me. I suppose...Read More »
Buying an engagement ring is probably the biggest decision you are going to make. With the choice and mystic surrounding diamonds, where should you start and how do you know you are doing the right thing? Well I have the answer. In this video I will give you some insider tips and advice to make sure you end up picking the perfect engagement ring.
If you would like an appointment, then please do call for a free consultation in our central London Hatton Garden office and we would be glad to...Read More »
Most people will have heard by now of what may be the largest jewellery heist of the modern era. I am of course referring to the robbery of the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit during April 2015’s Easter weekend.
The fact that the thieves have got away (for now) with hundreds of millions of pounds worth of diamonds, gold and jewellery, should have jewellery-lovers asking themselves some serious questions. Namely: Is my jewellery adequately covered? Is my jewellery valuation up to date? When did I last...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 »