Jewellery and Watches Blog | Miltons Diamonds

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

09/06/2015

Omega Seamaster: From the Depths to Greatness

Omega have been making great watches for many years. Their most popular sports watches have to be the Seamaster and the Speedmaster.   The Seamaster dates back to 1948, but the Seamster that resembles the watch we all know and love was introduced in 1957. It was called the Seamaster 300 and it was designed for professional use, it had a claibre 28 SC-501 automatic movement, with a rounded case and a screw on back. The dial was black with luminous hour markers and luminous ‘Broad Arrow’ hands.    ... Read More

Rolex Daytona 18/04/2015
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A Brief History of The Rolex Daytona

The Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, or as the majority of people refer to it, the Rolex Daytona. The flawless chronograph famed for being efficient, precise, reliable and waterproof is now over 50 years old. It was first introduced in 1963 and has been tweaked and perfected over the years, as has its name.   In 1963 the Rolex Cosmograph was introduced, with unique styling which is still instantly recognisable today. Only 2 years later, Rolex decided to introduce the black bezel and added screw down pushers. The Daytona only became... 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

Compulsory Hallmarks 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

19/03/2015
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What exciting new releases have Rolex announced for 2015?

Spring is here and the cold days and dark nights are nearly behind us. Baselworld 2015 has begun and Rolex have announced what we can look forward to. Rolex Day-Date 40mm – The Day-Date has long been the most prestigious Rolex you can buy, only available in precious metals. The 2015 model has a larger case at 40mm, up from 38mm. It also has a new movement, calibre 3255 which looks to set a new standard for chronomatic performance. Rolex Lady Datejust 28mm – The case on the Lady Datejust... 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... Read More

SI1/SI2 Diamond 13/03/2015
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Diamond Carat Weight, Cut, Colour and Clarity. What do they mean?

Buying an engagement ring can be very confusing, the majority of people will only ever do this once and it isn’t something you would want to rush in to. Using just a few snippets of knowledge can get you a long way and help you to understand exactly what it is that you are paying for.   What is ‘Carat Weight’ and why does it sometimes say approximately? When measuring/weighing gem stones we use carat weight, just as when weighing yourself you would use kilograms. Sometimes if the diamond is... Read More

11/08/2014
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Welcome to our new site

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our brand new eCommerce site, and also our new blog, which will be updated regularly to keep you up to date with the latest news and special offers. Our new site has been developed with our customers in mind, and as a result of this you’ll find an easy to use website with effective search facilities and an efficient checkout process. We really hope you enjoy having a look around the new site – we will be constantly adding new products... Read More