Monthly Archives: July 2017

The Big Day!

Planning your wedding I have been in the jewellery and watch trade for over 10 years now and I can safely say my favourite part of the job is meeting people who are getting married. Every couple I meet is different with their own unique story and it’s a real joy to become a part […]

Caring for your Coloured Stones

Caring for coloured stones Caring for your jewellery is very important and of course it’s actually quite satisfying to see dull and dirty jewellery sparkle again. For important pieces we offer a free ring and jewellery cleaning service in our showrooms or our specialist goldsmiths can refurbish your items if required. Cleaning jewellery at home […]

Precious Metals

Gold All about our most loved metal Of all the precious metals, gold is the one we have always held most dear to our hearts. The stuff of legend Gold has long been a symbol of godliness, riches and power and has featured in many of our stories and legends. For example Dionysus granted King […]

The Jewel Hunter

A personal quest for objects of desire Cholmondley’s the name. You can call me the Jewel Hunter if you like. I’m on a quest. For style, elegance and dazzling beauty. I’m combing the splendid Harrington & Hallworth collection seeking out pieces of jewellery with those elusive and exquisite qualities that make them true objects of […]

Did you know..?

The ruby and the sapphire come from the same mineral Rubies and sapphires both come from corundum, a mineral found in sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rock. Corundum can be found in many places around the world, including Burma, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, India, and parts of Africa. Red corundum is formally known as Ruby and any […]

Watch of the Month

Panthére de Cartier – the big cat relaunches The Panthére, symbolic big cat of one of the world’s greatest jewellery houses has been re-launched. Originally released in 1984, the new version is a stunningly beautiful re-imagination of the classic original. Dazzling style The slim watch with its supremely supple bracelet comes in two sizes for […]

This month’s birthstone

Ruby By Candy Phillips Part of the Corundum family of stones, the ruby’s brilliant red colour comes from the chemical chromium, which can give the appearance of a brighter red if fluorescence is apparent within. The ruby is the stone of the star sign Capricorn and is also the stone of the 40th anniversary. Fire and […]

Diary of a newcomer

  Thoughts from our newest member of the team We’re very pleased to introduce a new addition to our team. Harry Pulfer joined us in June to complement our watch department and support our watch manager, Tim. Openings at our Wilmslow branch are few and far between (most people are with us until retirement) but […]