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Let’s Talk About Diamonds

Jewellery & Watch News

As diamond and gemstone experts, we ensure each individual gem is assessed according to the strictest of industry standards using only the highest quality and most beautiful gemstones – of all sizes, shapes, and colours – are selected to become part of our jewellery collections.

From a single solitaire to a precious gemstone encased in a cluster of sparkling stones, the purchase of any significant piece of diamond jewellery is one of the most important decisions any person can make and knowing they have trust and confidence in who and where they are buying it from is an important part of the decision.

Generally speaking, the main requirements for a diamond purchase would fall somewhere between wedding and engagement ring shopping, gift buying, or a personal purchase simply for the love of a piece. Whilst acknowledging there may be other reasons, as our boutiques and online teams who face many different requests can testify, let’s talk about the areas which we get most of our enquiries so we can offer you full peace of mind for any of your future diamond jewellery purchases.

We love a good wedding and we love even more being involved in such a special time in people’s lives. With utmost diligence and a wide range of diamonds available, we are able to guide any couple through the purchase of their special wedding jewellery, whether that be an engagement ring, wedding ring or eternity band.

If you would like to view a selection of diamond pieces in person, an initial conversation with our experienced team across our boutiques or online will help us gather some information on your desired price range, design and gem preference. This will help us prepare a selection for you to view, compare and choose from – all in your preferred location.

Whilst diamonds will always hold allure, the option of coloured gemstones – particularly sapphires, rubies, emeralds, tanzanite and even British gemstones like Whitby Jet and Blue John – are rising in popularity for those wanting something a little different to normal wedding conventions. From recent royal weddings to online blogs and features in modern wedding magazines, there is a distinct growing appeal for something that steps away from traditional. If you would like to discuss having a piece made with an alterative gemstone, our design and workshop team can bring the most imaginative pieces to life.

Having covered the requirement for fine jewellery pieces crafted exclusively with diamonds, there is a whole new world to discover in their accompaniment with precious gemstones. Over the 40 years we have been in business, we have constantly been in search for rare and valuable gemstones from across the world to bring back home and into the boutiques of W Hamond.

With each gemstone characterised by their exquisite colour, rarity, beauty and romance, the inclusion of diamonds into any design simply adds to its appeal. In addition to our own handcrafted designs, we work with some of the very best suppliers of coloured gemstones to present a varied selection throughout our boutiques. Whilst all our experienced staff can provide assistance across our collections, we also hold regular in-store events for our customers to meet the gemstone experts and delight in some exceptional creations.

For those looking for a special gift or something new to add to their own jewellery collection, a simple diamond or gemstone pendant is the perfect gift for any occasion. From a sapphire to a ruby, to an emerald or a tanzanite, our selection of vibrant and captivating stones offer a world of choice while also offering a wide selection of gifts to match a birth month.

Whether you are browsing online or visiting any of our boutiques, we would highly recommend you look out for collections from Fope, Hans D Krieger, Marco Bicego, Picchiotti, and Tivon for some impressive diamond and high-end coloured gemstone pieces. For more subtle diamond inclusions incorporated in stylish, modern designs, we also offer designer jewellery with collections from Shaun Leane and Georg Jensen to name just a few.

Did you know in addition or our main W Hamond website, you can also shop specifically for diamonds and diamond jewellery at our dedicated diamond website – www.britishdiamondcompany.co.uk. Here we offer the same level of dedicated customer service and product choice, should you be looking for your next sparkling gift or just information on how to choose the right ring or jewellery piece. We look forward to welcoming you online soon!