How Andrew Grima Changed the Face of Jewellery in Britain.

30Aug

How Andrew Grima Changed the Face of Jewellery in Britain.

The Telegraph: In the Sixties, following a decade of ladylike clothes and neat little diamond suites, Andrew Grima’s approach to jewellery design was considered revolutionary. Giant, semi-precious stones dominated in his collections, set in their raw, natural forms among complex, textural gold structures. Every Grima piece

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27Oct

The 1989 BBC Radio 2 William Mansell Tour.

As the clocks go back this weekend (Sunday, October 30th at 2am) we remember our chat with Derek Jameson on BBC Radio 2

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20Sep

Don’t Get Caught up with Trends when choosing an Engagement Ring

Great advise by Cynthia Smith of Cynthia Smith Brides on how best to choose an engagment ring that is the perfect match for your future fiancée. 1. Don’t get caught up in a trend. An engagement ring should be a timeless, classic symbol of your love that will last forever, so the goal should be to find the stone that is

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23Aug

Will Salisbury’s Clock Restoration Featured in The Sunday Times

http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4h7I3mO80oWe are featured in the Sunday Times Newspaper. William Salisbury works hard to restore this rather large wall clock for the Clock House in Chelsea. [caption id="attachment_1985" align="alignnone" width="303"] The clock as it was when it came in to the shop for

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04Aug

Actress Maria Felix – La Doña de Cartier.

[caption id="attachment_1868" align="alignright" width="300"] María Félix's bespoke two-headed Cartier Panther bracelet[/caption] 'Some friends tell me that pearls make people cry.  The only pearls that make me cry are fake ones.'  (Maria's famous words) An icon of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema in the 1940s, María

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27Jun

Watch Battery Replacements, Reseal and Pressure Testing

  When we replace your watch battery we clean the contacts and if necessary we change the case back gasket.  We check timekeeping and use only brand new Swiss or Japanese batteries. Your old battery is checked first to see if it’s the real reason for your watch not working. The contacts are cleaned and

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11May

Put your Name on Red Arrow Plane To Help Raise Money for RAF Museum

The Red Arrows have backed a multi-million pound campaign to transform the RAF Museum in time for the service’s 100th anniversary in 2018. Members of the public will also be able to take part in the Names On A Plane initiative as part of a huge fund-raising effort for the site in Colindale. This will mean that

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09May

The value of vintage watches is rising

'The value of vintage watches is rising as more people seek an alternative to modern, high-tech gadgets.  The price of the most collectable second-hand wristwatches is rising by 5 per cent a year thanks to their old-fashioned appeal – telling the time without all the ‘extras’ that come with internet-enabled devices,

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28Jan

Paving the Way for Horological Instruments

Imperfection in the adjusting and regulating of movements did not prevent craftsmen of the XVIth and XVIIth centuries from making exquisite watches, and horologists began to congregate in certain well-defined centres.  The fact of being able to share technological knowledge and experience, caused the rise of what back then may

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