Last Minute Christmas Ideas

Sapphires - Rough to Polished Gem

The Pink Legacy

What are Synthetic Diamonds?

Gemstone: Emerald

Client Commission Case Study

A musical story - 60th Wedding Anniversary of Bespoke Commission…

Hallmarking - Everything you need to know and more

Hallmarking can be traced back to the 13th century where Edward…

Asscher Cut diamond

Pippa Middleton’s Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement ring

  Pippa Middleton is now officially engaged to hedge…

I want to buy my partner a ring but have no idea of her finger size, what do I do?

This is a typical question I have to address with him when…

Cut of Diamond

  Cut of diamond is the most critical of the 4C’s,…

Ideas for Christmas

Still a few weeks away, so there is still plenty of time to organise…

Seal engraved rings – a unisex perfect Christmas gift

Seal engraving originated back to the Old Testament, when wax…

Is your diamond on a GIA report a borderline stone?

Several clients have contacted me recently to raise a valuation…

Client Case Study: Redesign of tired ring with an abraded aquamarine into a contemporary cocktail ring

A client contacted me to view several items of tired diamond…

Enhancements - the big four gemstone treatments explained

If you are thinking of going away this Christmas for some sun,…

Valentine's Day: Some Statistics

Valentine's Day, the 14th February, is the day we celebrate our…

Coloured Gemstones: Attributes and Popularity

Coloured Gemstone jewellery sales in 'bricks and mortar' retail…

A Classic Solitaire ring with a family story

My client’s brief from our initial telephone conversation was…

Gifting a Diamond or Gemstone for Her – The Stepping Stone

I would like to recommend some further gift ideas for both Him…

The record breaking diamonds of 2014

With auction fever slowing down, the auction houses  can stand…

Refresh and Redesign Vintage Jewellery and Heirlooms

Do you have diamonds, gemstones and old vintage jewellery  gathering…

Do you have an EGL Certified Diamond from a reputable laboratory?

EGL Certified Diamond Over the last two weeks, there has been…

Jewellery Valuations

When did you last value your jewellery? Is it properly insured? You…

Cleaning and Care of Your Jewellery

Love your jewellery! How poor cleaning and a lack of care can…

Bespoke Jewellery, Accessible by All

The definition of bespoke according to Wikipedia is an adjective for…

Events: The Gemstone Collection at the Natural History Museum

The Gemstone Collection at The Natural History Museum is one…

Valentine's Day: Facts & Folklore

Every February 14th in many places around the world, gifts are…
buying fancy coloured diamonds

Points to consider when buying fancy coloured diamonds

The following are some Points to consider when buying a fancy…

The record breaking diamonds of 2013

It has been a truly remarkable year for diamond auctions and…

Victoria & Albert Museum

You may have missed the Pearls exhibition but The V&A (Victoria…

London’s Lost Jewels

If you get the opportunity to go before April, The Museum of…

What you need to know when buying Fancy Coloured Diamonds

For every 10,000 carats of all diamonds that are cut, a mere…

Platinum or 18 carat White Gold Jewellery?

  Over the last 10 years demand for platinum jewellery…

The Impact of Fluorescence in Diamonds

If you have bought a diamond or are considering buying a diamond…

Rare Pink and Blue Diamonds..the next asset class for investment portfolios?

The financial collapse in 2008 significantly reduced the value…

Are Diamonds becoming a Commodity?

The increase in transparency of diamond pricing offered on varying…