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How Luxury Watch Brands Suffer By The Growing Grey Market

How Luxury Watch Brands Suffer By The Growing Grey Market

Luxury watch brands like Rolex, Cartier, Omega, IWC, Tag Heuer and more have an enemy in the garb of grey market. The luxury watchmakers suffer at the hands of billion-dollar grey market as it has become like cancer and has affected the highly controlled official retail networks of the popular watch brands....
Sept 2018
James
Putting A Spotlight On White Diamonds

Putting A Spotlight On White Diamonds

Gift diamond jewellery to a woman and she will swoon with joy! Diamond has always been women's best friend. Seeing designer diamond jewellery, women go weak at the knees...
Aug 2018
James
Rhodium: The Intriguing Precious Metal

Rhodium: The Intriguing Precious Metal

Precious metals like gold and silver have always captured the attention of jewellery lovers and designers since ages. Even from the investment point of view, these metals have sought interest. But soon precious metal platinum too started attracting attention...
April 2018
James
Sotheby's unveil The Pink Star Diamond

Sotheby's unveil The Pink Star Diamond

Today Sotheby's unveiled The Pink Star: the largest Internally Flawless, Fancy Vivid pink diamond ever graded by the GIA. Weighing 59.60 carats, it is the most valuable cut diamond ever offered at auction, estimated to sell for more than $60 million (£48.3 million) when it is auctioned at Sotheby's in Hong Kong on April 4. The current world record holder is the Oppenheimer Blue diamond, which sold for..
March 2017
James
Going away for the weekend?

Going away for the weekend?

Louis Vuitton is iconic for luggage. His flat bottomed trunks with trianon canvas were lightweight and airtight and could be stacked. The example shown is a 1930s...
February 2017
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Pandora declares 2017 Year of the Consumer

Pandora declares 2017 Year of the Consumer

The switch in focus follows the success of the brand’s promotion of its rings in 2015, and earrings in 2016. As products now perform well across the board, with charms...
January 2017
James
Fair Trade Gold

Fair Trade Gold

Gold is a symbol of love, power and wealth the world-over. But look behind the glitz and the reality is not so glamorous. Ninety per cent of the labour force involved in gold mining is...
January 2017
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Rolex prices increases

Rolex prices increases

Rolex has introduced a global price increase that came into effect on Monday. In the UK retailers have reported that the average price increase is equivalent to about 7%, and it has been...
November 2016
James
The Brokers Perspective

The Broker's Perspective

Why should the client pay a valuer 1% of the item value, just to have the receipt/invoice or valuation updated to satisfy their Insurers? The same applies to a Certificated Diamond ring (GIA/HRD) bought from say Tiffany's...
June 2016
James
Tips To Buy Diamond Engagement Ring

Tips To Buy Diamond Engagement Ring

Buying an engagement ring can be tricky. You need to select the best design. You have to decide on the metal to be used to craft the ring. If you want the ring to be in gold, then you have to choose the colour of gold – yellow, white or rose. And most importantly, you need to finalise the quality of the centre diamond and the diamonds around it. We are here to guide you with the tips of buying a diamond engagement ring...
June 2018
James
New Rolex Watches from Baselworld 2017

New Rolex Watches from Baselworld 2017

Luxury watches are the finest timepieces for the discerning people with expensive tastes. A luxury watch is a collector's item, something that is passed down. It symbolises something personal, something special...
Nov 2017
James
How the current market value of Jewellery and expensive watches affects the value of your own luxury watches and jewellery ?

How the current market value of Jewellery and expensive watches affects the value of your own luxury watches and jewellery ?

Owning luxury watches and jewellery is a matter of great pride for sure. At the same time it is important to get right jewellery and watch valuation done so that in case of an unprecedented event of theft, loss or damage, right amount of compensation claim can be done..
May 2017
James
Pictures of matchstick men and you

Pictures of matchstick men and you

Going to the Match - in 1999 the original was bought by the Professional Footballers' Association for £1.9 million...
February 2017
James
Ralph Lauren adds new designs

Ralph Lauren adds new designs

New chains added to the range include a cuff, available in 18ct rose gold, new single-bangles, designed for stacking with the ranges ID wrap bracelets...
January 2017
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Period jewellery soars 80%

Period jewellery soars 80%

Period and designer jewellery has grown more in value than the housing market, according to the ONS, making jewellery re-valuations highly advisable...
January 2017
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Harrods present rare diamond

Harrods present rare diamond

The 228.31-carat gem is referred by its owner, who chose to remain anonymous, as the "Harrods Diamond" and has been kept secret in the Knightsbridge store's safe deposit until now...
December 2016
James
Markets reeling from Brexit

Markets reeling from Brexit

The financial market was reeling after Britain voted to leave the European Union in the referendum on June 23. A fall of the pound against the dollar rate means a rise for the diamond price...
August 2016
James