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Five top tips for preventing proposal panic

     We’re not sure when big proposals became a “thing” but here at IHD we’ve been discussing them quite a lot recently. You might not be very surprised to hear that, given the business we’re in! The world seems to be more proposal-mad than usual right now. There were four at the Olympics plus a request to actually set the date by Charlotte Dujardin’s finacé) and we were also sent...

Looking for truly bespoke jewellery?

Are you looking for a bespoke piece of jewellery? The beauty of bespoke jewellery is that you can personalise it lots of different ways – from something standard, to something super special! By its nature jewellery tends to be a very personal item, often given as a token of love, affection or gratitude to someone special – but there are plenty of ways to up the ante in the personalisation...

Going on honeymoon? Here’s a few tips on how to look after your wedding rings whilst you’re away.

Variety of wedding bands

Looking after your wedding and engagement rings on honeymoon It’s likely to be one of the best trips of your life and you probably want to show off your new rings, but looking after your wedding and engagement rings on honeymoon is a must. When you’ve invested money in rings you intend to wear for life it’s important to take good care of them, so here are our top tips...

Are you proposing this Valentine’s Day?

Engagement rings and sparkly things – are you proposing this Valentine’s Day? 2016 is a Leap Year, when women traditionally propose to men on 29 February, the extra day of the year. There are various traditions around the world linked to the extra day. In some countries men have to give the women a gift if they refuse (anything from a silk dress to pairs of leather gloves). Since we’re...

Our CAD service

Our very own logo, designed in 18ct yellow gold and platinum! Did you know we also offer a CAD service here at IHD? Well we do! So, what is CAD, and what does it mean to you? Well, for those that don’t already know, CAD stands for computer aided design and is software used by many different industries (including jewellers) to create precision drawings or technical illustrations. CAD software can...

Bespoke jewellery – our latest challenge!

Our most unusual bespoke jewellery challenge yet. We love to make bespoke jewellery and regularly make engagement and wedding rings for excited brides and grooms. You may also have read about the bespoke necklace we made to house a piece of coal which had been carried by a bride on her wedding day and which, as mother of the groom, she now wanted to wear on his special day. We...

Men’s wedding rings – getting it right …

Choosing the right wedding ring for men A wedding ring and the photos are often the only permanent reminders of the day, so it’s important to get that special symbol of your commitment right. We’ve made a wide range of bespoke men’s wedding rings and know that choosing just the right one can feel intimidating and confusing because of all the options. Don’t be fazed by all of the choices...

Bespoke Earrings – 10 Top Tips

Your Guide to Bespoke Earrings When thinking about bespoke jewellery, earrings perhaps don’t spring immediately to mind, but they make a lovely gift, can involve as much creativity as any other handmade jewellery and can be made to suit even a modest budget. We love making bespoke earrings for our clients and have made a wide variety – from small and set with stones from family jewellery, to bigger, more...

Hallmarks – the stamp of quality – everything you need to know …

Help with hallmarks – the stamp of quality In the UK, consumers have been protected by hallmarking for almost 700 years. In 1999, the original Hallmarking Act of 1973 was updated to bring the UK in line with the rest of the EU, allowing this independently assessed guarantee to cover a wider range of purity grades (known as fineness). Despite the updated legislation, a hallmark remains the official seal of...

We are Hiring!

Here at IHD HQ we are looking for a new Administrative Assistant/PA! This is an exciting and varied role giving much needed support to Iain and Karl. The role will involve general admin duties, looking after clients from first contact right through to them picking up their jewellery, social media and marketing posts, invoicing and other day to day office tasks. If you are interested or know anyone that is...

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