Jewellers tools and equipment

H S Walsh supply jewellers tools and equipment manufacturers in London Hatton Garden. Jewellery tools suppliers for goldsmiths, jewellery hobbyists and antique dealers, repairers of musical instruments, model makers and even dentists. You will find everything related to jewellery tools, making and repairing of all aspects of the jewellery trade.

diamond weighing equipment

Jewellery tool kits for begginers

Our jewellery making tool kits contains all the necessary tools beginners may need who want to start their career as a jewellery maker. This is a perfect gift for anyone new to the jewellery making. Probablly  the most important decision jewellers have to make when starting is the selection of there first set of jewellery making tools, the backbone to their trade.  The basic hand tools needed for jewellery making have not changed in decades. H S Walsh provide a full range of jewellery tools, everything you may need. We have basic hand tools, pre packed tool kits, up to larger machinery right through to the professional jewellers benches.

 

Wedding ring size checkerJewellery materials in stock

We stock earring fittings, silks and Softflex threads, wires, pliers, stakes, doming punches, pickle tanks, saw frames and milling units. We also have cutters, shears, diamond display sets, Selvyt cloths, lamps, optivisors, loupes, tongs, microwells and Orion welding machines. There are microflames, soldering equipment, kilns, safety equipment, compressors, pendant motors, barrelling media, dustmaster, mops and finishing accessories.

 

Proxxon hand held viceAll types of jewellery equipment

We even supply busch burrs, pearl drilling machines, lathes, chemicals, rhodium plating machines, electroforming and engraving machines. There are casting equipment, furnaces, precious metal clay, Moebius oils, screwdrivers, tweezers. We can supply Witschi products, Horotec dies, Bergeon products and Elma Cyclamate. We are stocked with watch winders, broaches, clockmaker tools and stock ear piercing equipment. More tools include Hagerty cleaning products, Polywatch, commercial clocks, hands, dials, display domes and bushes. We have tool kits for watch glasses, LED clocks, LCD clocks, calendar clocks, turret clocks.

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Melting a gold bar

Melting the gold bar

Making your own wedding band

Wedding bands made together is a memorable milestone event by making your own wedding bands. The most rewarding experience you will always remember and cherish for the rest of your life. We will dedicate our workshop for the day and under the expert guidance of our in house goldsmiths. Where you will transform a piece of precious metal into your dream wedding bands. Starting with melting and rolling the metal and filing it into shape, make your wedding ring from start to finish. Our goldsmiths will ensure the high standards and quality of materials.  Should you want any extras, we can have our in house diamond setter to add diamonds to your wedding band. We can also engrave a personal message on the inside of the rings, or add a special finish to the outside.

 

rolled precious metal bar

Rolled precious metal bar

Choosing your wedding bands

The first stage will be for you to book an appointment to choose what you and your partner. To find out what you would like your wedding bands to look like. You will be shown our wide range of choices, which will we help you narrow down the perfect band for you. During this time we will take your finger ring size, to make sure that it is the correct size. We will take you through all the different options to find the perfect fit for you. We then look at the style and size of your rings before we can provide an accurate quotation. You will sit down with our head goldsmith, who will help you work out a plan. What both your needs are to achieve your completed wedding bands. Some couples choose to make their own bands, others chose to make the band for their partner.

 

The wedding band is now shaped

The wedding band is now shaped

Make your own bespoke wedding rings

Making bespoke wedding rings doesnt need experience. Our experienced goldsmiths take you through the process step by step, in the comfort of our workshop. The wedding ring workshop will be yours for the whole ring making process. It is a unique experience to share as a couple, making the rings that represent your bond and love for each other. We are enthusiastic to be a part of creating your wedding rings. Once made your rings will be sent off securely to be officially hallmarked and will be returned to you after being hallmarked. The wedding rings will be kept in ring boxes to keep them safe and secure until your wedding day. If you would like to discuss coming in together, or come on your own to make it a romantic surprise for your partner to be. All you need is their ring size and any other special design requirements.

 

polished wedding band

The polished wedding band

The cost of making your own wedding rings

The price of making your wedding rings will depend on their final weight in grams. There is a flat fee of £250 per person, which will be added to the price of the metal used in the ring. The choice of precious metals used will also determine the cost of your wedding rings. Do you want to find out more about our how creating your own wedding rings experience works. Call to get no obligation quotation, or book an appointment to visit us in the workshop. You can choose the style of the bands you want to make, measure your finger sizes and get an accurate quotation. The experience of making the perfect wedding ring for your partner with this unique experience. You will greatly enjoy the opportunity to create your own personalised handmade wedding bands.

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Engagement ring top tips 2019

diamond cluster ring

Engagement ring top tips 2019, engagement rings come in different types, Solitaire, halo, or trilogy? Round, pear, or oval. Diamond or coloured gemstone. Your engagement ring choice are seemingly endless when it comes to buying an engagement ring. Luckily, Taylor & Hart, London based jeweller specialising in bespoke engagement rings, have shared some their top tips for 2019 with you.

Engagement ring styles

platinum diamond ring

Nobody knows your partner better than you. The easiest inspiration of all, is to look at what style of jewellery and clothing your partner already wears. Take into account what will suit their skin tone and daily lifestyle. For example, if your partner works with their hands, the metal and setting should reflect this. This is to avoid unnecessary damage to the ring. Also, avoid going with a theme, it’s wiser choosing something tasteful and classic that will stand the test of time.

Budget engagement rings

rose gold diamond engagement ring

Sticking to a budget won’t compromise the quality of your ring. Instead, it forces you to prioritise which elements of the ring are most important to you. Consumers get better value by learning about diamonds, gemstones and engagement rings before making their purchase. In fact, couples often undertake the purchase together, as this kind of expense is considered a household decision. You could even propose with a placeholder ring and come back to design the actual ring together. This way, you’ll be sure you’re choosing the right one.

 Choose your engagement ring stones

sapphire and diamond ring

Before choosing your diamond, you must consider the 4 Cs of diamond quality–cut, clarity,colour and carat weight. While all of the 4 Cs are important, we suggest that clarity, cut and colour suit your preferences. Before considering carat weight, based on your remaining budget. Of course, for lovers of the bold and bright, gemstone engagement rings featuring sapphires, rubies, emeralds or tourmalines are on-trend. Offering a vibrant splash of colour, and aunique take on an otherwise traditional gift.

The right metal for your engagement ring

We recommend 18ct white, yellow or rose gold and platinum for rings designed to be worn every day. They are durable metals, boasting glorious shine and depth of colour. For those not tied to just one metal, consider incorporating more than one metal into your design. Mixed metal engagement rings are fast becoming a modern trend because it allows an elevated level of creativity and customisation. This can work to further complement your chosen diamonds or gemstones. Alternatively, explore the various different metal finishes and textures available, to give your ring a vintage, contemporary or unique look.

Customise your engagement ring

Today, everybody is looking for ways to express themselves. Using a bespoke service empowers you to take creative control of your engagement ring design. The spectrum of bespoke ranges from something as small as an inscription, or gemstone set on the inside of your band. To having a custom-cut gemstone with an entirely customised engraved pattern along the ring, it’s totally up to you. Little touches can add a hugely personal and unique finish so don’t be afraid to consider customisation. Push the boundaries of what you thought was possible. To design your perfect engagement ring, visit Taylor & Hart. We will help you to create an engagement ring that captures your unique story.

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Three Stone Engagement Rings

What are they and why are they the perfect choice for you? When choosing the perfect diamond engagement ring, it’s important to choose a classic style that also adds individual flair to the design. These days, it can be very daunting to find a piece of jewellery that you love. However, it can also be very exciting. Diamond Heaven have a varied plethora of engagement rings to choose from. For something elegant and unique, three stone engagement rings are the best option for you.

What is a three stone engagement ring

Also know as a trilogy ring, a three stone engagement ring is a ring with three main stones in its core. The three stones are quite symbolic and can be quite meaningful. Each of the three stones represents a passing of time or put simply: past, present and future. Three rings are seen as a sign of commitment, which makes them the perfect anniversary gift. The stones are also seen as part of the core factors of any marriage: commitment, trust and respect. For every couple, the three stones are up for interpretation, which strengthens the individual feel to the ring.

Why are three stone engagement rings popular

A Guide to Three Stone Engagement Rings

A Guide to Three Stone Engagement Rings

A huge factor in the trends of jewellery such as three stone engagement rings is hugely down to celebrities. In 2018, when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement it was revealed that he had given her a three stone ring. The main stone was sourced from Botswana, a place they had holidayed together in. Two diamonds were added either side which had been acquired from his mother’s jewellery collection. Prince Harry certainly understood the symbolism behind the bond and commitment of a trilogy engagement ring.

What are the types of three stone engagement rings?

Diamond Heaven house a range of rings and metals to suit all preferences. If you are looking for a platinum, white gold, yellow gold or rose gold ring, we’ve got you covered. Our collection also contains a plethora of precious stones, whether you want a more traditional diamond or something as unusual as coloured gemstones. Three stone rings are available in numerous cuts but the round brilliant cut diamond is by far the most popular.

How much is a three stone engagement ring

Just as with other engagement rings, the cost of a three stone engagement ring will vary depending on the cut, colour, clarity and carat of the diamond. However, your ring doesn’t have to be too costly. Costs can incur for having three stones, but they all don’t have to be diamonds. If you pick less valued side stones, you will save money and they won’t outshine the main gemstone. For more advice on choosing your three stone engagement ring, make an appointment to visit Hatton Garden jewellery store Diamond Heaven. You can browse our collection and we can help you find the perfect engagement ring.

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Wedding ring budget

Guide to Men’s Wedding Bands

Choosing a men’s wedding band is not easy. It is a must to find a wedding ring that you will want to wear for eternity that also expresses you as a person. This guide can help you choose the perfect wedding ring style for men so you can show it off and live happily ever after. It isn’t cheap getting married, which is why deciding your budget from the start is important. This is especially important when coming to choose your wedding rings. You can either have a wedding rings in a pair and have similar styles, or have different ones if you prefer. We always advise that you add 10% to your budget to cover all costs.

Wedding ring size

Every person is different which means your fiance’s ring size is different to yours. After deciding how much you’re going to spend on wedding rings, it is now time to find out your size. This will save you from any frustrations if the ring ultimately doesn’t fit. The best way to do this is with a ring sizer which will give you your exact size. When finding your size, you should do it when your hands are at a mild temperature. This is because heat can cause your fingers to swell up and the cold makes fingers slimmer – so you could end up with a ring that’s too small for you!

Wedding ring metals

Choosing a wedding band is one of the best parts of choosing a wedding ring. Picking the type of metal for your ring is incredible important, as it influences durability, cost, maintenance and the aesthetic of the wedding ring. You should also choose a metal that your skin won’t react to, in case of allergies, Simon Lewis are specialists in this area.

Different precious metals

The many types of precious metals. Platinum has the whitest colour and is the rarest. It is the most durable metal available and maintains its white shine and is the most expensive metals. White Gold is made from a mix of yellow gold and white metal. White Gold has a similar aesthetic to platinum. To maintain its white shine, a gold wedding band needs to be plated with rhodium every few years. Yellow Gold is the most traditional metal used in wedding bands. Rose Gold is a mix of gold, silver, copper and other alloys. It is one of the most popular metals at the moment. Palladium has a dark grey shine that is hard to mimic from other metals. It is a cheaper part of the platinum family and is corrosion resistant. Silver is much cheaper and malleable than other alloys and is the most common precious metal.

 

Guide to Men’s Wedding Bands

Guide to Men’s Wedding Bands

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wedding ring styles

Once you have the metal, ring size and budget decided, it is time to choose the perfect ring profile. There are various classic wedding profiles to pick from. Finding the right style for you will maximise your comfort. Make your choice from these styles:

Court wedding band

The court style is one of he most common shapes available. The classic court style features rounded interiors and exteriors, giving an aesthetic of a neatly rounded ring. This style is one of the most comfortable rings to wear.

D-Shaped Wedding Ring

The second most popular ring profile holds similarities with the Classic Court profile. Containing a flat interior and rounded exterior just like the letter “D”. For those looking for a traditional style with a better fit, the D-Shape is perfect for you.

Flat wedding rings

For something completely different to a classic court ring, then you have to consider a flat ring. If you have an active lifestyle or have a practical job, this ring will catch on items such as machinery.

Flat court wedding rings

The flat court ring has the exterior of a flat ring with the comfortable rounded interior of a classic court, and is a popular men’s style. This is a modern side. If you prefer a cleaner more refined finish, then this design is perfect for you.

Bevelled wedding rings

Bevelled profiles feature flat interiors with a slightly angled exterior with two edges. If you are looking for a striking wedding band where light bounces and creates a luminous shine, then this bevelled profile is for you.

Concave wedding rings

This profile showcases a curved outer surface and has a much more elegant aesthetic. The interior is exactly the same as the court profile, so your ring is guaranteed to be beautiful and comfortable.

Wedding ring width

The average size of a wedding band for a man sits between 5mm-7mm. If your finger size is under 9.0, then a 6mm ring will be right for you so it doesn’t overpower your fingers. We recommend that you try different band widths to find the most comfortable that suits you.

Wedding ring Styles

It is becoming much more common for men’s wedding bands to be set with diamonds. Whether you want a plain, patterned, matte or polished ring a shining finish, it is up to you. Wedding bands reflect the personality of the wearer, your spouse and you as a couple. Hatton Garden Jewellers Diamond Heaven can help you find the perfect wedding rings based on your tastes and budget. Get in touch with us today.

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