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Our 2018 Christmas Gift Guides

So it’s that time of year again when we have to think about getting gifts for our loved ones. We have tried to make things a little easier for you and created some gift guides to help you choose the perfect gift this Christmas. First up are those stocking fillers all for under £50. Avanti designed silver swirl stud earrings £38 Derbyshire Blue John silver stud earrings £27 Silver bracelet £50 Fiorelli silver and cubic zirconia necklace £45 Silver bracelet £49 9ct Yellow gold knot stud earrings £48 Avanti designed... Read More


The History of the Princess Diana’s Aquamarine Ring Worn by Meghan

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex is the number one style icon of the world. During many social events Meghan has proved she has style and finesse when it comes to choosing her outfits and accessories. Everyone remembers the Givenchy haute couture wedding dress and the Stella McCartney reception gown which she teamed with such stunning jewellery. Both Prince William and Harry have gifted pieces of Princess Diana’s jewellery to both Kate and Meghan to wear on their wedding day. Kate’s sapphire and diamond engagement ring once belonged to Princess Diana when... Read More


Things to do in and around Ashbourne

The quaint town of Ashbourne is one of Derbyshire’s finest old market towns, also known as the Gateway to Dovedale and Gateway to the Peak District. It is located on the south edge of the Peak District National Park and offers a great base to visit places in and around the area. The town still holds a traditional outdoor market every Thursday and Saturday throughout the year, complementing the wide range of independent shops in the town. It is 12 miles North West from Derby, 26 miles from Stoke-on-Trent and... Read More


Princess Eugenie’s Wedding

Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew’s youngest daughter Princess Eugenie, opted for a British designed Peter Pilotto wedding dress with a wide v-shaped neckline (front and back) which then folded over the shoulders. The symbols woven into the jacquard of silk dress are a Thistle for Scotland acknowledging the couple’s fondness for Balmoral, a Shamrock for Ireland as a nod to the Bride’s Ferguson family, the York Rose and ivy representing the couple’s home. Her something borrowed was an emerald and diamond Boucheron tiara, which was on loan from her grandmother, the... Read More

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Our Favourite Celebrity Engagement Rings

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 Beyonce A whopping 18.00 carat flawless emerald cut ring designed by Lorraine Schwartz   Melania Trump A huge 15ct emerald cut diamond ring with a tapered baguette diamond set either side   Kate Hudson A beautiful 9.00ct emerald cut engagement ring flanked with two tapered baguette or bullet cut diamonds   Amal Clooney An elegant 7ct Emerald... Read More


Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding Jewellery

So it’s been two whole weeks since the spectacular Royal wedding and we have to say Meghan’s wedding dress and jewellery looked so sophisticated and timeless. From her beautiful three stone diamond engagement ring, her diamond drop earrings and not forgetting Princess Diana’s exquisite aquamarine and diamond cocktail ring. Everything about the jewellery she chose to wear on her wedding day exuded elegance and we loved it.   If you are wanting to replicate the look here are some of our pieces of jewellery that we think are just as beautiful…  ... Read More


Our Five Top Tips For Buying a Wedding Ring

On the build to the Royal Wedding we thought we would share our top five tips when buying a wedding ring, so here they are: Tip 1: Choosing the correct finger size and comfortable fit A wedding ring is the one item of jewellery that lasts a lifetime. 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.... Read More


2018 Wedding Rings

COMPETITIVE PRICES In March 2018 we managed to negotiate our best metal prices on classic wedding rings from our British manufacturer which we are passing on to all of our customers.   Here’s an example of a womens 2.5mm platinum traditional court wedding ring Avanti – (medium weight 1.7mm deep) from £295 Wedding Rings Direct – (2.5mm wide, medium weight 1.7mm deep) £393.69 – 10-% = £354.32 Beaverbrooks – 2mm £595 Ernest Jones – 2mm £550 H.Samuel – 2mm £550 Goldsmiths – (Possibly a lightweight 1.3mm deep) £650 Rox –... Read More


Our 2018 trend predictions

New year, new you and all that. Well, here are some predictions of 2018 on fashion and jewellery trends… POP OF COLOUR Still in the midst of winter some of us stick to darker neutral colours such as blacks and greys. So why not add a bold pop of red, orange or green to your wardrobe. We think this is going to be big this year as we saw lots of bright colours on the catwalk from designers such as Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs   FEATHERS Fluffy feathers hit the 2018... Read More


Comparing Diamonds

Diamonds are often purchased for a loved one, however the right diamonds can also be a great investment. Here at Avanti we believe you should always shop around when buying diamonds to get the best quality and price. These are our three simple tips on how to compare diamonds:   Diamond certificates Official diamond certificates give you all the information you need to know about the diamond. A certificate shows  shape, carat weight, colour, clarity, polish, symmetry, cut and fluorescence as well as the exact measurements of the stone. Do not be... Read More