Fall In Love All Over Again: Re-modelling Old Jewellery

 

You would be forgiven if you thought that, here at Martins of Glasgow, we worked our magic to repair broken watches and to provide expert tag watch repair services. The truth, however, is that we adore jewellery of all kinds and work night and day to produce fine, elegant jewellery to a high standard you’ll feel proud to wear.

 

Rediscover Your Love of Jewellery

There are a number of ways we try to stand out from the crowd; to set ourselves aside from our friends and family and make a lasting impression on people. It could be how we style and colour our hair, the archaic, retro or in-style clothes we wear, the way we stretch or tilt our words, or even how we hold ourselves. Sometimes, however, we opt for a more subtle approach to our statement making, such as a unique and beautiful piece of jewellery. Read more

How to Avoid Broken Jewels

There’s nothing worse than when your favourite bit of jewellery breaks. Don’t fear! We here at Martins of Glasgow do jewellery repairs!

But… it’s always better to know what Jewellery to get in the first place to make sure that your jewellery is the best for you! Read more

Why are Diamonds so Precious?

Diamonds are a lot of things – a girl’s best friend, a proposal of marriage and of course a beautiful item. But why is that?

Each diamond holds a unique meaning to the wearer, as they are extremely precious in their own right. But there is a common route that all modern diamonds have gone through, making them as sought after as they are. Steeped in history and ancient beliefs, these shiny jewels are some of the most expensive in the world.

Humble Beginnings

The diamonds that we see today were once nothing more than the carbon that makes coal. However, when the earth was being formed, the intense temperatures and pressure created diamonds.

After the lava had cooled down, a substance called Kimberlite brought the gems to the surface. Read more

Most Expensive Jewellery in The World!

The jewellery that we wear is one of the most personal and expressive things that we own. In spite of it usually having no other purpose than itself, jewellery is one of the few inanimate objects that can transcend itself and become almost a part of the wearer. There are a huge range of materials that can make up jewellery and while people all have different opinions of what makes it perfect, there are certain pieces that people seem to agree are valuable.

Usually made from precious metals and stones, jewellery is generally accepted as an expensive item but when it comes to expensive jewellery, there are certain items that stand out above the rest.

Heart of the Ocean

If you’ve seen that film about that ship… we can’t remember the name, then you will no doubt be familiar with this incredible piece of jewellery.  Made with a genuine blue diamond which alone is worth £15million, this piece of jewellery is sure to set you back a pretty penny. Read more

The Big and Beautiful: A Gemstone Legacy

Now you know we love watches; we love everything about them and pride ourselves on our excellent service. But we’d like you to know that we bring this level of passion and expertise to everything we do, including our jewellery.

We love our work and this is why we are so unique, offering complete remodelling of existing jewellery, or maybe you want something new, perhaps one of our designs, or maybe one of your own? We can make that happen. Now naturally, it’s not just us that love jewellery, and we are just fascinated with some particularly historic pieces; some notorious, others even thrilling!

 

The Hope Diamond

The Hope Diamond, also known as the King’s Jewel, is a 45.52 carat blue diamond which is currently held in the Gem and Mineral collection at the Smithsonian Institution’s Natural History Museum in Washington, D.C. Read more

Something Old, Something New: Vintage Jewellery for Brides

It’s official, vintage is in.

Vintage clothes, vintage cars, vintage music , vintage hair and make-up styles, and vintage jewellery are extremely popular, and with good reason.

The timeless class that is synonymous with certain vintage items proves their superior, transcendental nature. There are so many vintage jewellery replica pieces in high-street shops now; but why settle for a copy, when you can have the real thing? Read more

The World’s 7 Most Expensive Watches!

Here at Martins of Glasgow, we know how to appreciate (and repair) a beautiful, luxury timepiece. Here’s our list of seven of the most expensive watches in the world!

 

1.       Parmigiani Fleurier Pocket Watch, $2.4 million

This pricey pocket watch has a minute repeater with cathedral gongs (it chimes to tell the time) and a perpetual calendar, so you’ll never have to ask what date it is. It’s so expensive because it’s made from white gold, enamel figures and diamonds. This pocket watch takes two years to manufacture, which adds to the price tag. Read more

Why Clean Jewellery?

Luxury jewellery is one of the most desirable status symbols on the market for a person that is seeking to make a strong statement of style. The inherent qualities of luxury jewellery items mean that they are typically a long lasting investment, although carelessness or unforeseen circumstances can always result in the need for jewellery repairs. However it is very easy to overlook the need to clean a luxury watch or item of jewellery, and many people are unaware as to why they should even do so.
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