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Q&A with Rolex & Omega trained Horologist Malcolm Wadlow

Malcolm Wadlow, our highly skilled on-site watchmaker has been with Avanti now for over 2 1/2 years having previously worked at Rolex agent Salloways Jewellers in Lichfield. Malcolm’s reputation and skill is such that other local jewellers now  use the Avanti watch servicing centre for their prestige watch repairs. We spoke to Malcolm about his background in watchmaking and asked for his thoughts and advice to anyone considering purchasing a new timepiece or having a watch serviced or repaired. This is what he had to say: How did you begin... Read More

16/06/2021

Our 2021 Fire Opal Show Stopper

During the third UK Covid lockdown in 2021 our in-house designer, Zoë Kay, witnessed the most stunning sunrise whilst working from home.  Whilst reflecting on this outstanding scene she was inspired to design a show-stopping necklace that incorporated a beautiful sunrise, and so set her mind to locating the perfect gemstone as the centre piece.  After viewing countless stones Zoë located the perfect one, a stunning three carat fire opal with a colour so vibrant it almost glows.Zoë got straight to work on the initial design with the idea of... Read More

05/06/2021
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Master Goldsmith – Avanti Jewellers of Ashbourne

The highly skilled goldsmith Philip Horton joined our Ashbourne workshop team last year. Philip is recognised as a “Master Goldsmith” by the Dutch Guild of Goldsmiths FIPG (Fellow of the Institute of Professional Goldsmiths). This was awarded to Philip due to his unusual role of having the skill to hand-make jewellery mounts and then complete the piece by setting the gemstones. This way of working is quite rare in the jewellery trade these days. Generally speaking, each jeweller has their own specific area of expertise; one will specialise in making the mounts and one will set the... Read More

17/05/2021

Sustainability at Avanti

In a world which is continually changing, sustainability means everything. Here at Avanti, we want to share with you what we already do and what we can do moving forward. Small steps we take now, may make a huge impact on our future, and we want our product, business, and customers to be a part of that! ‘Sustainability’ means satisfying our own needs, without compromising the needs of generations to come. Vintage Customers always comment on our wonderful selection of pre- owned jewellery and often pop in to see the... Read More

10/05/2021
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Our Favourite Celebrity Engagement Rings (2021 Edit)

Engagement rings come in all shapes and sizes from the popular round brilliant cut diamond solitaire to a traditional sapphire and diamond cluster ring. Here’s some of our favourite celebrity engagement rings… Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Rings Gwen Stefani Emerald Cut Engagement Ring Blake Shelton proposed to Gwen back in October 2020. Gwen’s dazzling engagement ring is set with a huge emerald cut diamond flanked with a trapezoid diamond each side. It’s rumoured to be worth around $500,000. They tied the knot in July 2021. Emerald cut and trapezoid diamond engagement... Read More

18/03/2021
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Our Guide to Buying Wedding Rings

Congratulation’s! You’re getting married!! Venue and catering are sorted, your guestlist is chosen, and you’ve secured your dream dress! But have you ordered your wedding bands? Or decided on your bridal jewellery? These details matter and here at Avanti we have something to suit everyone.But where do you start? Here’s our guide to help you prepare for your all-important wedding jewellery and some top tips to help you understand your upcoming visit. £ BudgetBefore you come to store- have a think about what your budget might be. There are two... Read More

20/01/2021

Enjoy Your Bespoke Jewellery Journey With Avanti Jewellers of Ashbourne

There are varying options for our bespoke jewellery service, here we will explain these to you.So, lets start at the beginning…. REMODELLING STONE SET JEWELLERY You have your grans wedding and engagement ring but you never wear them as they are not quite to your taste, or you have several pieces of jewellery that were gifts over the years that you no longer wear. At Avanti we can melt down your gold and remake it into a piece of jewellery for you to cherish and admire whilst still keeping the... Read More

10/08/2020

Our Favourite Celebrity Watch Brands

Prince William – Omega Seamaster Prince William is a big fan of the classic Omega Seamaster which we believe was gifted by Princess Diana. You will quite often see the future King of England wearing his Omega watch to appointments, conferences and in his everyday life. Eddie Redmayne – Omega Seamaster Eddie Redmayne has played some fantastic roles in films like The Theory or Everything and Fantastic Beasts. Eddie is an Omega ambassador and is often seen wearing his Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Co-axial Master Chronometer. This model mixes... Read More

02/07/2020
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Our Five Top Tips For Buying a Wedding Ring…2020 update

Your wedding ring is the one thing from your big day that will last a lifetime… So here’s our top five tips when buying a wedding ring to make sure you choose the perfect ring: Tip 1: Choosing the correct finger size and comfortable fit Always have your finger professionally measured. Take advice from the jewellers and use your own judgement, especially if you are not used to wearing a ring. Depending on the width of the ring, different ring gauges should be used to measure your finger. Your finger can... Read More

01/07/2020

Our NHS Charity Jewellery

To say a huge thank you to our wonderful NHS who are all working tirelessly on the front line since the outbreak of Coronavirus began, we are giving all profits from sales of this blue crystal necklace and stud earrings to the NHS. These blue crystal and silver pieces have been chosen because of the similarity in colour to the NHS blue. We have been overwhelmed by the amount of orders we have received so far and cannot thank you enough for each and every one of you who have... Read More