Simon Lewis has 30 years experience as an established jeweller, Hatton Garden based Simon Lewis specialises in creating beautifully crafted contemporary jewellery. Working in platinum, 18ct gold, diamonds & coloured gemstones, Simon’s jewellery is truly exceptional. Impeccable attention to detail yields pieces of refined beauty and unsurpassable quality.
All pieces are created in Simon’s London based workshop by a team of highly skilled craftsmen. Educating staff has been an ongoing passion of Simon’s and he has brought through over 10 apprentices so far, one of which; Chris Randall is now a partner of Simon Lewis jewellers & two others (Elliott and Vincent) who are presently partners in a sister company. He has also mentored two Young Designers of the year.
Uniting superb manufacturing capabilities and innovative design. Simon’s jewellery embodies all that is celebrated about British design and manufacture. As part of our desire to educate we open up our workshop on Saturdays and teach couples how to make each others wedding bands.
The name Diamond is derived from the Greek word “Adamas” which means unconquerable. The Diamond is composed of pure carbon that has been crystallised under enormous heat and pressure from deep within the earth. Diamond is the hardest known naturally occurring substance known to man. It has a hardness of 10 on the MOHS Table of Hardness. Diamond is mostly found transparent and colourless, however, it is found in various yellows, pinks, cognac, browns, blues, and black. Prior to the mid-nineteenth century, diamonds were worn only by men. Diamonds were once considered a talisman against phantoms and nightmares and were also supposed to give courage and virtue to soldiers in battle. We have the largest selection of GIA certified diamonds in the UK. We also stock Cushions, Marquise, Oval and Heart shapes with no Bow Ties. Come in and view a selection of colours and purities from all over the world.
Ruby, like Sapphire, is a variety of the mineral, corundum. Most Rubies are mined in Thailand, Burma, Sri Lanka and Africa. All locations produce gemstones of varying sizes, qualities and colours of red. Ruby is one of the most durable of all gemstones. To ensure long-lasting enjoyment of your Ruby jewellery protect it from hard blows and scratches.
Diamond has remarkable optical characteristics. Because of its extremely rigid lattice, it can be contaminated by very few types of impurities, such as boron and nitrogen. Combined with wide transparency, this results in the clear, colourless appearance of most natural diamonds. Small amounts of defects or impurities (about one per million of lattice atoms) colour diamond blue (boron), yellow (nitrogen), brown (lattice defects), green (radiation exposure), purple, pink, orange or red. Diamond also has relatively high optical dispersion (ability to disperse light of different colours), which results in its characteristic luster. Excellent optical and mechanical properties, combined with efficient marketing, make diamond the most popular gemstone.
Come in and view a selection of colours and purities from all over the world.