Avanti Jewellers Blog | Jewellery News & Insight

27/02/2019
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Oscars 2019

Obviously we have to start with Lady Gaga who made history by wearing the 128.54 carat Tiffany & Co cushion cut canary yellow diamond which once worn by Audrey Hepburn. The necklace looks very differ now as it has been redesigned into a more modern style.  The necklace was designed in 2012 to commemorate Tiffany’s 175 years of excellence in design and I am sure you will agree it is absolutely stunning! Lady Gaga teamed it with a simple black dress with gloves and a very similar hair updo like the... Read More

21/01/2019
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Our Diamond Engagement Ring Advice

So… you are thinking of proposing and you don’t really know where to start? Here we have some advice and tips to help you choose the perfect diamond engagement ring….   Budget Budget is a very important factor.  While many retailers like ourselves now offer interest free credit options to help you with your purchase, always make sure you can afford the monthly re-payments.  Whether you have a smaller or a bigger budget you also need to make sure you are getting value for your money.  Always do your research... Read More

07/01/2019

Top 5 Tips To Care For Your Watch

Have you received a new watch as a gift and want to know how to look after it? Here are our top 5 tips to care for your watch… 1.     Clean your watch regularly Use a slightly damp cloth (not wet) and a small brush (something like a dry toothbrush) to clean around the case and bracelet getting in between the links. Never use soapy or hot water even if your watch is water resistant as this can damage seals. Then use a polishing cloth just to buff up the... Read More

02/11/2018

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

01/11/2018

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

31/10/2018

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

16/10/2018

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

17/07/2018
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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

06/06/2018
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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

19/05/2018
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Our Five Top Tips For Buying a Wedding Ring

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. measure your finger... Read More