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W Hamond: Specialists in Happy Occasions

Jewellery & Watch News

As 2020 marks our 160th birthday, we wanted to take a look back at some of the special moments we have shared with our customers. With everything going on in the world right now, it’s the perfect chance to take a moment and appreciate all the happy memories we have had with you all and the smiles we have managed to bring with our stunning collections of handmade Whitby Jet jewellery.

We would also love to receive any pictures of jewellery you have purchased or gifts you have received from W Hamond to add to our collection. Simply email us at info@whamond.com. And don’t forget, the W Hamond online store is still up and running offering a huge range of designer jewellery, diamond jewellery and Whitby Jet jewellery available with free next day delivery and interest free finance.

Here's to the next 160 years!


W Hamond marked the end of an era with a presentation to Keith Giplin, who after 16 years of keeping Church Street clean, finally hanged up his brush.

Sara & Steve - A special leap year proposal with our octopus rings

A beautiful proposal from last August where the couple chose a stunning Whitby Jet and diamond engagement ring

Our Whitby Jet Lucky Duck found a new home as John & Lisa fell in love with the design during Folk Week. They brought it as a Christening gift for a very special young lady to bring her good luck for the rest of her life!

Three very happy ladies from Romania visited us last August and all bought a piece of Whitby Jet to take back home with them, smiles all round!

Another lovely leap year proposal! Patricia ordered our sterling silver and Whitby Jet chevron patterned band ring from our website. The ring arrived in time for her to take it to Uluru (Ayers Rock) with her on holiday so she could do a leap year proposal to her partner Lewis during sunset. He said yes! 

Whitby’s town Mayoress Rebecca Pierson with her newly restored Whitby Jet chain of office. She then proudly wore it at the Yorkshire Day Mayors Procession today!

Mr & Mrs Pritchard got engaged at the top of the 199 steps before coming down to W Hamond to choose a gorgeous Whitby Jet and diamond engagement ring

Best-selling author Dacre Stoker, the Great Grand Nephew of Bram Stoker, paid us a visit and was presented with our exclusive Dracula Crest signet ring.

A lovely customer collecting her long-awaited Whitby Jet necklace which features a striking Whitby Jet skull at the centre.

Justin and Karen who got engaged and chose a stunning 5 stone diamond ring from our dazzling collection at the Whitby store

Two lovely customers who came in to collect their bat pendant to celebrate their anniversary. Safe to say the lady was delighted!

Another surprise engagement in Whitby. The gent popped the question at the scenic landmark, Whitby bandstand - A total shock for his partner! They called in to W Hamond the next day to say thank you and to show off the stunning 18ct white gold diamond and Whitby Jet engagement ring they bought from W Hamond