Avanti Jewellers Blog | Jewellery News & Insight

14/10/2021
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Christmas Shopping

With Christmas just around the corner, no one likes to be unprepared! Every year the day creeps up on us and we all struggle to find gift inspiration. Here at Avanti, we’d like to make it easy for you and give you our top gift ideas by price range. Whether you are shopping on a budget, or would like to treat that someone special this year, we have something for everyone! Not only do we offer a wide selection of gifts but we also have a complementary gift wrapping service-... Read More

30/09/2021

Signet Rings

A brief history: You may have heard about signet rings, also referred to as ‘seal rings’.  Signet rings are extremely fashionable with many people wearing or owning one to express individuality or even to showcase a family heirloom which has been handed down through the generations. These used to be worn primarily by men, but are now most commonly seen and worn on the little finger of men and women who wish to exhibit style or a family connection or sentiment. Signet rings actually date back to the Ancient Egyptians,... Read More

01/09/2021
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Brands at Avanti

Here at Avanti, not only do we design and make our own exclusive ranges, but also offer a fantastic range of other brands. From classic silver pendants and diamond set jewellery, to accessories, watches and alike, we really have something to suite everyone. Here is a little guide to the brands that we stock and our top 5 favourite pieces from each. Fiorelli (prices starting from £38) Fiorelli jewellery is the perfect way to add a modern finishing touch to your everyday style. In the words of Fiorelli, their jewellery... Read More

01/08/2021

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 – Sunbeam

Inspired by the sunsets that burn in the west over the Peaks, the Sunbeam suite of jewels signifies regeneration and renewal. The pieces reflect the vibrancy of life and joy of emerging back into a world of love and hope. 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 a statement necklace worthy of an Oscar nominated actress.  A design tweak or two later,... 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