Avanti Jewellers | Blog

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

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

27/03/2018
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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

16/01/2018
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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

18/10/2017
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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

30/09/2017
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Buying Guide – Most Popular Engagement Rings

When it comes to buying your partner the perfect engagement ring it can be a little overwhelming with all of the choices you have to make…. so we have put together our best sellers to give you a helping hand… Classic: You can’t go wrong with a classic claw set solitaire diamond engagement ring. Adding small diamonds to the band for extra sparkle is also a winner. Our most popular diamond shapes are round and princess with the asscher, marquise and emerald cut also gaining popularity   Vintage: The deco... Read More

06/04/2017

Our New Luxurious Store Opening Weekend

A New Chapter… We would like to say a massive thank you to all of the amazing tradesmen who worked tirelessly to get the restoration complete on time. We opened the doors to our new luxurious store at 2-4 Church Street on Friday 31st March…  Giving away one hundred goodie bags, 10% off jewellery and watch purchases along with complimentary fizz and canapes during our opening weekend. We would also like to thank everyone who joined in the celebrations over our opening weekend and for all of the great compliments on the renovation. Throughout... Read More

05/04/2017

Avanti Prize Giveaway!

**PRIZE GIVEAWAY!!** TWO WEEKS TO GO!! We have TEN PRIZES to giveaway to celebrate the opening of our new store… Including a pair of DIAMOND EARRINGS worth £1,250!!!   Entries in store with any jewellery or watch purchase or repairs Entries end 31st May 2017   T&C’s apply Prizes must be collected in store Winners may be requested to participate in future promotional/marketing material.