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 »
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 »
Now more than ever it’s crucial that your jewellery is up-to-date with your insurance company.
It seems that more and more people are sadly being robbed of their personal possessions. Insurance valuations that were written out perhaps a few years ago, need to be updated, so should something happen, you know that you will be able to get back an amount of money that will enable you to replace what was lost or stolen.
The most common of all questions posed by clients are the ones asking why they s...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 »
Just recently, the President of the London Diamond Bourse, Mr Harry Levy, gave an interview to the World Diamond Magazine. In it he recalls how grading came about. Now being in the industry for coming on 25 years, I often get asked why the grading a diamond starts at the letter 'D' and not 'A'. I'm pleased to say that I give the same answer as Harry. Below is an extract from that article for you to enjoy.
"Gemological laboratories were first set up as places to identify gemstones of natural orig...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.
If you would like an appointment, then please do call for a free consultation in our cent...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 »