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A Brief History of the Engagement Ring

Bending the knee was once upon a time a symbol of your loyalty to your local Lord, an opportunity to offer your obedience and sword. Fast forward a century or three, the swords have all been put away and the only knee bending is with a dazzling diamond ring for your darling’s hand in marriage.  But the history of the engagement ring didn’t begin with a diamond and certainly didn’t happen overnight… Now historical rumour puts rings made of reed on the hands of the Egyptians and subsequently the Greeks... Read More



With the excitement of the engagement ring bought and presented, the business end of the whole wedding wonder begins and with dates, location, flowers, food, bridesmaids, best men, in-laws and out-laws to get your head around and organise, the rings can easily get lost, both figuratively and physically.   So with wedding season about to kick off, we thought we’d gift our own wedding favour by offering up an eclectic selection our very best wedding bands. Click HERE to see our full selection.



Noted for its mesmerising green colour and famed as the favourite gemstone of Cleopatra, folklore claims emeralds could heal lost eyesight, protect from malevolent spells and that when placed under the tongue could produce prophecies and foresight. Plundered from the Incas by Spanish conquistadors, it quickly became popular across the old world adorning royalty from the the most Western kingdoms of Europe to the most Easterly empires of Asia. Click HERE to see our full collection of emerald jewellery.



Marked by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Victoria and the succession of her eldest child and heir King Edward VII,  it was a time of leisure between the triumphs of the Victorians and the upheaval of the coming Great War,  a period when the sun never set on the British Empire.  With the King a leader of a new fashionable elite,  design turned away from the Nouveau and Craft movements of their predecessors and instead took influence from the 18th century, bringing elaborate design back to life with newly developed engineering techniques to create pieces with both presence and finesse.   Click HERE for... Read More



  Famed for its majestic clear blue hues, it is no surprise its name hails from the Latin for seawater, folklore claims they have the power to tame rough seas and elevate the happiness of marriage. Often mined at high altitudes such as 15,000 feet up in the Karakorum Mountains of Pakistan. Like other varieties of beryl, aquamarine is prized for its large crystals which make it perfect for creating extravagant and striking pieces of jewellery. Click HERE to see our full collection of aquamarine jewellery.



With the change of seasons comes a change of fashion and that is no more prevalent than in jewellery. With the spring/summer season promising a return of some old favourites, an influx of the avant-garde and an explosion of the new, here’s our little guide to keep you ahead of the pack.   Yes, ladies and gentleman chains are back and the bigger the link the better. In a nostalgic nod to all things 80’s and 90’s, link chains are about to be huge this coming season, with Paco Rabonne, Louis... Read More



Noted for it’s rich and luxurious shades of purple, amethyst historically has associations with Bacchus the Greek god of wine and was famed for offering its wearer protection from intoxication, now that would be handy.  Throughout the centuries this beautiful gemstone has long adorned the hands of high ranking bishops and members of the British aristocracy and was once equal in price to other precious stones the likes of sapphires and emeralds. Amethyst is still highly in demand, being prized by both bespoke designers and mass production market. Click HERE... Read More