Lance James the Jewellers | Blog

Trilogy RIng 04/10/2021

Trilogy Engagement Ring | How to get more diamond for your budget?

Here at Lance James the Jewellers Chelmsford, we get lots of questions like ‘How do I get more diamond for my budget?’ and ‘Do I get more diamond for the money if I choose a trilogy ring?’. Buying an engagement ring is one of the most important purchases of your life, so we want to make sure you get the biggest bang for your bucks. Let’s talk about the trilogy enagement ring. The internet is full of information about diamonds and yes, you can play around with diamond quality, drop... Read More

Diamonds 21/08/2021

What is a Carat?

As if buying a diamond ring isn’t stressful enough, it can be a complicated process. Many of our customers ask ‘What is a carat’ or ‘What is a diamond carat?’. The team here at Lance James the Jewellers Chelmsford are here to help. One of the most common confusions is about “carats”. You keep hearing the word bandied around but jewellers often forget to explain exactly what the term means. Your ring is made up of two things: metal (gold, platinum etc) and a stone (diamond or gemstone). Simple so... Read More

25/03/2021
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Favourite Wedding Rings For Spring/Summer

The daffodils are blooming, the grass & trees are starting to make us sneeze and the sun is attempting to shine – Spring/Summer 2021 is well and truly making it’s way into our lives! With the joyous news that weddings can be back on this summer, we thought let’s look at what our favourite Spring/Summer wedding rings for this memorable year! This 2.0mm wide Half Eternity ring features 50% coverage with 0.20ct brilliant cut (round) Diamonds in a micro-claw setting.  Choose between Platinum or 18ct White Gold. A true touch... Read More

11/03/2021
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Get The Celebrity Wedding Ring Look!

So it always tends to be about THE BIG ROCK (not as in Dwayne Johnson – who is actually featured later) of the celebrity engagement rings – but how about the wedding ring it gets paired along with? We have decided to look at the best celebrity wedding rings and how you can replicate the looks with Lance James! REESE WITHERSPOON Yes, you cannot hide away (you probably could under it) from the 4-carat Ashoka-cut diamond engagement ring but we actually think the wedding band is more of a show... Read More

Amethyst 20/02/2021

February’s birthstone: The Amethyst

February’s birthstone: The Amethyst is one of the most famous and eye-catching crystals because of its beautiful coloration and spiritual significance. What are the meanings behind the Amethyst stone? The spiritual meaning of Amethyst is tranquillity, balance and calm. The most popular of all the quartz crystals, Amethyst is considered the most protective and powerful. In today’s world, Amethyst is thought to provide the wearer with the qualities of peace, courage, stability, focus, royalty, romance, and affection.  This makes amethyst the perfect gift to express love or to protect yourself... Read More

08/12/2020
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Christmas Gift Guide 2020

With Christmas less than a month away, we thought we would put together a helpful Christmas gift guide.If you’re looking for a special Christmas gift for someone or planning to propose over the festive season, then you’ll probably be thinking about jewellery. Whatever your budget, we have plenty of beautiful pieces to choose from, so we’ve selected a few pieces from our best-selling brands to give you an idea of what’s popular at the moment. If it’s your first time shopping with us, don’t forget to use the exclusive code... Read More

18/09/2020

Keeping you safe during COVID-19

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has visited our stores since the government announced the re-opening of local businesses. It has been great to see some familiar faces back in store, as well as meeting new customers too! We know life feels quite different right now, and many people are still a little wary of heading out to the shops, but we would like to show you what measures we have put in place to keep you safe during the Coronavirus pandemic. We will... Read More

04/12/2019
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What metal should I choose for an engagement ring?

When you think about engagement rings, the first thoughts are always about the stone.  But after the potential proposer has decided between the classic diamond or a coloured gemstone for this emotionally significant piece of jewellery, they may be stumped by the different choices of metal.   With care and regular maintenance checks, the precious metals of platinum, palladium and gold should all last you a lifetime, plus they do not tarnish.  Following years of stability, the metal markets have fluctuated massively in recent years and so preconceptions about price may... Read More

11/11/2019

Christmas Gift Guide 2019

If you’re looking for a special Christmas gift for someone or planning to propose over the festive season, then you’ll probably be thinking about jewellery. Whatever your budget, we have plenty of beautiful pieces to choose from, so we’ve selected a few pieces from our bestselling brands to give you an idea of what’s popular at the moment. Virtue London Contemporary jewellery designer Virtue London’s sterling silver jewellery is designed to be collectable. So, whether you’re looking for stack rings, lockets or beautiful earrings like these Feather Drops Studs, you’ll... Read More