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Design History

Influenced by science, exploration and world affairs, the design and materials used in fine jewellery are a fascinating reflection of history, as much as a testament to the skill of the craftsmen who created it...

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Birthstones and Anniversaries

Since ancient times it has been customary to associate certain gemstones and precious metals with birth months and anniversary celebrations. Click on the links to view a selection of items featuring the stone of your choice...

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'As Endless Is My Love As This: A History Of Marriage Rings'

Introducing our book 'As Endless Is My Love As This: A History Of Marriage Rings'.

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Rubies Revealed

Learn about one of the most precious gemstones used in antique jewellery...

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Enchanting Emeralds: Their Colour and Character

Due to unique characteristics and rare qualities, emerald is one of the most prized coloured gemstones on Earth. Discover more about the attributes of this mysterious stone.

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Discovering Sapphires

Learn more about one of the world's most coveted gemstones.

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Old Cut Diamonds

Part IV in our history of diamond cuts

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Old Mine Cut Diamonds

Part III in our history of diamond cuts

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Rose Cut Diamonds

Part II in our chronological history of diamond cuts

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Table Cut Diamonds

Learn about the first true diamond cut.

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