Lance James the Jewellers | Blog

04/10/2019
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The History of the Wedding Ring – Part One

From ancient times to the modern-day, mankind has enjoyed a unique connection with jewellery, especially rings.  Few would disagree that the most emotionally significant piece of jewellery most people will ever own is their wedding ring but when did this tradition begin?  Throughout history, rings have been used as a personal talisman or a protective charm; they could seal a business contract or pledge one’s love to another.  This blog explores the intriguing evolution of the wedding ring which has long been imbued with unique symbolism and emotive power.  By... Read More

13/09/2019
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Learning about all things Pearls!

This month, our in-store Gemologist, Anna, attended a Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Pearl Grading course after being offered a GIA scholarship.  The course was being run by Anu Manchanda, DGA, FGA, GIA GG, a very well known figure in the gemology world.  “I attended another course with Anu and found her so enthusiastic and energetic that she inspired me to become a Valuer” said Anna, “so naturally I jumped at the chance of learning more from her”. In the heart of the historic Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, the course was... Read More

05/09/2019
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Why has my wedding ring “scratched” so soon?

It’s an exciting time – you have just got married and you are happily showing off your ring to family and friends when you notice small marks on your brand new ring.  Firstly, please be assured that this is totally normal.  All precious metals pick up small marks and scratches as part of everyday wear.  Scratching is not a reflection on the quality of the metal. As soon as any precious metal comes into contact with any hard surface, marks will appear.  Keys, door handles, shopping trolleys and even abrasive... Read More

14/08/2018
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WHY ARE GENT’S WEDDING RINGS SO FAR DOWN THE LIST OF WEDDING PRIORITIES?

“if you are planning a wedding (or know someone who is) … please read on” It’s no coincidence that during the summer months, we seem to get lots of enquiries for Gents wedding rings; and strangely, they all seem to need them yesterday! Come on Guys – you booked your venue months ago and I’m sure one of the first things your bride did, was start looking for her wedding dress. We get it – maybe the Groom’s ring got pushed down the wedding priority list.  Or perhaps the thought... Read More

20/04/2018
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The Royal Wedding – Predictions On What Jewellery Look We May See On Both Meghan & Harry!

Meghan’s current existing jewellery look is very minimalist and elegant with a contemporary twist and we are certain this will be reflected in her jewellery look on her wedding day. Image Source: Getty / Max Mumby/Indigo With Meghan’s main jewellery love being for stack rings – having been seen wearing rings on her thumbs, index fingers and middle fingers on a number of different occasions, we predict that she may still include her quirky ring style on the big day.  Either going for a number of thin plain and diamond set... Read More