Jewellery and Watches Blog | Miltons Diamonds

15/12/2015

The Classiest Cufflinks

We’re not just all about watches here at Miltons Diamonds, we’ve got a strong passion for everything jewellery also. When it comes to men’s jewellery a few things always flash to mind, one being cufflinks, even in this modern day and with fashion ever-changing, there is still a strong need for cufflinks. Ideal for those flashy parties, formal events, work, wedding, christenings the list goes on. At Miltons Diamonds we’ve got a huge collection of fun, quirky and fashionable items from one of the best brands when it comes to... Read More

08/12/2015
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Rolex: The Best Watch For Christmas

In 1908 Rolex set out on a journey which resulted in them becoming the powerhouse of the watch world, and they are now seen by many as watch royalty. If you’re seen wearing a Rolex it often shows you’re successful, hard-working and have an abundance of style, and at Miltons Diamonds we are fortunate enough to have one of the largest ranges of second-hand Rolex’s available. With Christmas fast approaching, we at Miltons have the perfect gift for your loved one, parents, child or whoever else it may be for!... Read More

Diamond and blue topaz ring 23/10/2015

10 Interesting Facts for Novembers Birthstone Topaz.

Sometimes it can be a struggle to find the perfect gemstone for your loved one. A great way of selecting the one that is right is by birthstone. Novembers birthstone is Topaz. Here are 10 interesting facts that will increase your knowledge and ability to impress. Topaz can be found in many colours with light blue being the most popular. Closely followed by golden yellow and green. The rarest being pink. Topaz has a hardness rating of 8 on the Mohs scale, so it is very durable. For comparisons sake... Read More

Rolex Submariner 14060 10/10/2015

The Rolex Submariner Non Date a Brief History.

When buying and selling second hand Rolex watches it is important to research and educate yourself as much as possible about the item. The Rolex Submariner has seen many changes over the years and I am hoping that this will be a useful resource for you when you are making a purchase. The Rolex Oyster case was first developed in 1926, its water tightness and durability became famous when Mercedes Gleitz managed to swim across the English channel with a watch on her wrist. Rolex has always strived for perfection... Read More

Rolex GMT Master 2 Compass 31/03/2015
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How to use your Rolex GMT Master II as a compass.

This could save your life, is a great conversation starter and is a neat little trick to show your mates down at the pub on a sunny day. To use your watch as a compass is simple, this can be done with a Rolex GMT Master II, a Rolex Explorer II or any other watch in fact . However it is much easier to do with watches that have a 24 hour hand like the two I have mentioned. If you have set the 24 hour hand to the correct... Read More

alternative engagement rings 23/03/2015
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Ever wondered what the markings inside your ring mean?

For a ring to be sold in the UK it needs to have a Hallmark. Hallmarks were introduced in the UK as a quality measure almost 700 years ago, it puts the buyer at ease that the item has been independently tested for its purity. Different metals have different symbols, but can have the same number for example Platinum and Palladium both can have a 950 number. Some items do not have a hall mark if they fall below the required weight, gold = 1 gram, silver = 7.78 grams,... Read More

Samsung Galaxy Gear Smart Watch 16/03/2015
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Should the luxury watch industry be worried by the smart watch?

Plenty of smart watches are now available on the market, with many big hitters like Samsung, Apple, Sony and LG all releasing various models with various capabilities. So should the luxury Swiss watch brands like Omega, Cartier and Rolex be worried? Lets go back forty years. In the early 1970’s the quartz watch took off, the Swiss watch industry didn’t see it coming. The quartz movement proved to be more reliable, more accurate and cheaper to develop and construct. The quartz movement pushed the Swiss made watch industry into a... Read More