Wedding Jewellery Trends for 2013

gemstoneWhether you got engaged over the festive period or have been planning your 2013 wedding for some time, dressing up your gown with some jewellery is always an important task for any bride to tackle! Here are some of the biggest jewellery trends for 2013 and how you can incorporate them into your bridal look.

Showpiece jewellery

According to fashion bible Vogue, “The Spring/Summer 2013 shows have put the spotlight on statement jewellery this season,” so if you’re going to add a touch of glamour your gown, do it loud and proud. Style up your up-do with a big and bold pair of art deco earrings, as seen on the models of Dolce & Gabbana, or accessorise your neckline with a pearl bauble choker a la Chanel.


Chunky, eye-catching cuffs were big news on the SS/13 catwalks, and whilst they might not be the most obvious choice of wedding jewellery, we think they can work. You don’t have to go big and bold with your wrist candy – choosing a delicate, elegant engraved cuff in your chosen precious metal will take your wedding outfit from catalogue to couture.

Coloured gemstones

Forget monochrome – 2013 is looking bright and beautiful, so it’s only right that your wedding jewellery should follow suit! Try choosing statement pieces with gemstones that match your colour scheme for a comprehensive, consistent look that will set you miles ahead of the fashion pack.

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Holts Gems launches new cocktail ring collection

HoltsGems-cocktail-ring2012Hatton Garden jeweller Holts Gems has created a stunning new range of gemstone rings, known as the ‘Cocktail Hour’ collection. A launch party was held in December, with a range of bloggers and stylists were invited to come and view the collection. Guests were treated to a canapé menu from renowned chef Allegra McEvedy and specially designed gemstone cocktails as they browsed the beautiful bands.

CEO of the Holts Group, Jason Holt, commented: “The evening was a huge success and our Cocktail Hour range was very well received. It was lovely to see so many of our customers enjoying the evening and we look forward to hosting more events.”

The centrepiece of the collection is the black opal Aurora ring, which is set with a circle of luxurious diamonds and comes with an impressive £16,500 price tag. Other styles in the range feature more colourful gemstones including amethysts, peridots, garnets and tanzanite.

Rings that showcase large colourful stones are just one of the items of statement jewellery that are tipped to be big for 2013. For more information, or to choose a ring for your own jewellery collection, pay a visit Holts at their 98 Hatton Garden location.

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What is CAD jewellery design?


When you’re buying a bespoke piece of jewellery, you’ll want to make sure it’s of the highest possible quality, standard, and of course, design. More and more jewellers are starting to advertise CAD services for designing jewellery, but many prospective buyers have very little understanding of what this actually means and involves.

CAD stands for Computer Aided Design, and essentially means that your item will be designed with technology before it is crafted in the real world. CAD allows you to view the design in incredible detail, and make any changes that you want before the manufacturing process begins and your jewellery is actually created. This means that your item is exactly as you want it to be, down to the finest detail.

If you’re not entirely sure what you’re looking for, jewellers who use CAD will also be able to show you lots of different examples in many different formats – allowing you to take aspects of their suggestions and combine them to come up with a design that is completely unique.

Here at Hatton Garden, we have a number of expert jewellers who offer CAD services to enable to you to design your perfect piece. Why not come along for a consultation and design your dream diamond ring or perfect pendant today?

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New Year, old jewellery

antique-jewelleryVintage style has been a growing fashion for some time now, thanks to the popularity of period shows like ITV’s hit Downton Abbey and traditional but trendy choices of stars like Kate Middleton. It may be the time of year when we all make New Year’s resolutions, but this year, plenty of people are resolving to go back to the old and invest in some stunning antique jewellery.

Buying antique jewellery is a process that takes time and attention, particularly if you are going to purchase a piece of significant value. It is important to research the style and period of jewellery that you want – do you like the designs of Victorian, Edwardian or even Georgian jewels? Once you’ve identified your era, it’s time to hit the shops. Speak to the jeweller and find out the item’s past, its story and its value. Knowing as much as possible will help you assess whether you feel connected to the piece and help you make your final decision.

Alternatively, if you want to create that retro feel with your jewellery, but want to be the first person ever to wear your pieces, you could opt for a new item of jewellery in a classic style. Choosing jewellery that features polished ivory pearls or feminine rose gold are a great way of achieving this old fashioned look with brand new items. You can still ask your jeweller to identify pieces that will conjure up images of a particular time period – but you’ll have the excitement of owning a brand new piece of gorgeous jewellery.

Here at Hatton Garden, the jewellery stores have a stunning range of both new and old jewellery in a variety of vintage styles. Why not come and explore today?

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Jewellery New Year’s Resolutions

happy-new-year_20132013 is fast approaching and it’s the time of year when we all make a few resolutions that we hope to keep over the next twelve months. We all have those go to vows that we make (and almost always break!) but this year, why not spare a thought for your jewellery as well? Here are some suggestions for New Year’s resolutions that will keep your jewellery sparkling for the next twelve months and beyond…

I will…take my jewellery to get professionally cleaned

If your engagement ring or wedding band has stayed staunchly on your finger for the last few years, it could be time to have it professionally cleaned – you’ll be amazed how brightly it shines afterwards! Look online to find the nearest service, but before you commit, speak to the jeweller that sold you the piece – if you still have all of your documentation, some jewellers will provide this service free of charge.

I will…invest in proper storage for my jewellery

We’re all guilty of tossing that precious necklace on the nightstand or leaving our earrings on top of the chest of drawers, but if you want your jewellery to stay in good condition, it’s time to start storing it properly. Invest in silk lined boxes or pouches for each item, and keep them stored away safely whenever it’s not in use.

I will…add to my jewellery collection!

The New Year means a new start, and for many of us, some pretty new jewellery! If you’re looking to invest in some extra sparkle to see you through the next twelve months, pay the shops of Hatton Garden a visit – you’ll be spoiled for choice!

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