Christmas gift ideas for jewellery lovers

It’s finally December, and there are now fewer than 14 days of Christmas shopping time left. If you’re still looking for that perfect present for your loved one, don’t despair – we’ve got gifts for jewellery lovers all wrapped up…

A new watch

Watches are the most versatile and practical piece of jewellery – they can be worn every day with a variety of different looks. A tasteful designer watch is a timeless option that won’t ever date or go out of style – just make sure you choose a design that suits your recipient’s tastes!

A charm bracelet

A charm bracelet is a jewellery gift that just keeps on giving: once you’ve invested in the initial chain, you can continue to buy charms for every occasion, from birthdays to anniversaries and of course, Christmas! Try a piece which has a festive charm, like a star or bell, already incorporated, to keep your gift in the spirit of the season.

A jewellery box

If you want to get a little more creative with your jewellery gift, why not purchase a jewellery box to keep all of their precious pieces safe and secure? There are hundreds of designs available, from sleek and simple to elaborate and embellished – you could even add an engraving for that extra personal touch.

For more Christmas gift ideas for jewellery lovers, why not pay a visit to Hatton Garden?

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Hatton Garden jeweller named ‘Local Hero’ in business awards

Jason Holt, the brains behind Hatton Garden based jewellery empire Holts Jewellery, has been announced as co-winner of the prestigious Local Hero award at the Growing Business Awards 2012. His title is in honour of his leadership and entrepreneurship within the regeneration of the UK jewellery industry, his investment in UK craft skills, and his work creating sustainable jobs and businesses to aid the economy.

Ken Dilley, regional managing director of Mid Markets, explained: “James has put…young people and a vital UK industry at the heart of everything he has done and is an outstanding example to us all.”

Matthew Rock, co-founder of Real Business, added: “Jason Holt’s new title of Local Hero is thoroughly deserved. More businesses must question their core purpose and values and change the way they measure success if they are to follow Jason’s example and help local communities and UK industries to thrive.”

It seems that Jason is already thinking ahead to his next venture, as it was recently announced that he will be guest editing Professional Jeweller magazine for January 2013.

The award is a fantastic achievement for Jason and Holts Jewellery, and here at hattongarden.net we are certain that his work will continue to flourish.

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Jewellery for winter weddings

Winter is one of the most beautiful times of the year, and there’s nothing more romantic than a winter wedding. The festive lights and the glitter of snow (if you’re lucky!) will provide plenty of sparkle for the special occasion, but if you want to shine even more brightly on your big day, here’s our guide to choosing jewellery for your winter wedding.

Warm it up

As a winter bride, you’ll be facing the chill in your white outfit, so why not add some warmth to the equation with a bright and beautiful ruby? The glow of the red will offset the frosty colours of your dress and make you look absolutely radiant.

Glow in gold

Gold is another wonderful colour to add some luminosity to your wedding day look. Try a gold necklace or some dangling gold earrings for pretty, tasteful accessorising. Gold is a particularly lovely metal to wear for a Christmas wedding – after all, it is traditionally associated with the Nativity story!

Pearls of wisdom

Pearls are a great choice of jewellery for a winter wedding; their vintage vibe and subtle shimmer will make you feel a million dollars, no matter how much they cost! The timeless, elegant appearance of pearls means that they also look great against a fur cloak or stole – ideal if you want a look that’s both snug and stunning.

The shelves of Hatton Garden are bursting with beautiful items this winter, and no matter what kind of jewellery you’re seeking for your special day, you’re bound to find it in our stores. Why not pay us a visit today?

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The Queen and Prince Philip’s sapphire anniversary

Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh, are this week celebrating their sapphire wedding anniversary, which marks an incredible 65 years of marriage. The royal couple, who were married on 20th November 1947 at Westminster Abbey, spent their special day privately at their London home Buckingham Palace.

If you know anyone who is lucky enough to be reaching their sapphire anniversary celebrations, a stunning piece of sapphire jewellery is the perfect gift to give them in order to mark the occasion. For ladies, a pair of sapphire studs or a sparkling sapphire pendant would be a thoughtful, elegant present; for gentlemen, you could consider some smart sapphire cufflinks or a watch with a diamond and sapphire encrusted dial.

However, sapphire jewellery is a great gift for any occasion, not just anniversaries. Whether it’s a birthday, a national holiday, or even a proposal, sapphires are wonderful, versatile stones that work well in all sorts of styles. Plus, they’ve been very much at the forefront of fashion since Kate Middleton received a 12 carat sapphire engagement ring when her now husband Prince William proposed.

The stores of Hatton Garden in London have a wide variety of jewellery adorned with gemstones of all kinds. If you want to invest in some jewellery for yourself or a loved one, why not pay them a visit?

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Festive jewellery ideas

Christmas is just around the corner and it’s never too early to start planning the gifts you want to give to your friends and family. If you want to play Santa for someone special, why not treat them to a piece of jewellery in these fun and festive colours?

Red
Red is the colour of holly berries, poinsettias, and of course, Father Christmas’ outfit, so it’s the perfect colour for a Christmas gift that will be treasured forever. Rubies are the obvious choice of rosy red gemstone, but you can also get jewellery with garnet or coloured red diamond adornments that would be perfect for the festive season.

Green
Most of the green in Christmas comes from the tree, so there’s no reason that a piece of glittering green jewellery can’t come from under it! Elegant emeralds make a lovely gift no matter what the occasion, but are particularly appropriate on 25th December – why not wrap up an emerald pendant or a pair of emerald studs?

Gold
Gold is a truly traditional Christmas colour – after all, the story goes that Jesus was given gold, frankincense and myrrh as gifts from the three wise men! Gold jewellery is a thoughtful and stylish gift that will never go out of style.

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