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Vivian Celebrates Golden Anniversary

In September 1967, you could buy an ounce of gold for $35. Today the same ounce would cost you $1290. Fifty years have made a huge difference. It was in September 1967 that Vivian Watson joined his father in the family business, then located in London’s Hatton Garden. Now 50 years on it is an […]

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The 4 C’s of Diamonds

Thanks to a masterpiece of marketing and advertising by DeBeers in 1947 where it was declared worldwide that “A diamond is forever”, diamonds are now the most popular choice for engagement rings and other jewellery. However, until the middle of the twentieth century, there was no agreed-upon standard by which diamonds could be judged. The […]

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Afternoon Tea with Diamonds & Crystals

B Away is delighted to be sponsoring an event for the benefit of Mount Vernon Cancer Centre Charitable Fund and cordially invites you to an exclusive Afternoon Tea at Moor Park Mansion with special guest speaker Vivian Watson FGA from The Diamond Trust and a presentation from Crystal Cruises. This event will take place on […]

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Seems that diamonds really are a girls best friend

A recent article in the Telegraph reported that shoppers in the US and Europe are increasingly buying diamond gifts for themselves.  Gift-giving is still the foundation of sales, but more and more financially independent women are treating themselves to diamond jewellery. According to De Beers the split is across younger, “millennial” shoppers – those born […]

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Cufflinks – a must for any man’s wardrobe.

For a failsafe Father’s Day gift, there is nothing more effective than a pair of cufflinks. From luxurious links encrusted in diamonds and gemstones, to character cufflinks with a twist, our contemporary collections will add some impeccable style to Dad’s wardrobe. Cufflinks might be traditionally associated with men’s semiformal evening wear (the 007 Tuxedo), but the […]

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Musical Masquerade and Gala Dinner Supporting Rennie Grove Hospice

The Diamond Trust was the headline sponsor of a Musical Masquerade and Gala Dinner held in aid of Rennie Grove Hospice Care.   The Right Honourable The Countess Howe, who is a supporter of the hospice, very generously allowed the use of her lawn for a beautiful marquee for this spectacular event. Following a champagne […]

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All in a Day’s work

Tuesday 2nd May It was an honour and a privilege to have an official visit from The Mayor of Dacorum and his wife. As supporters of the Mayor’s charity, we were thrilled to receive a request from the Mayor’s office asking for a date on which ‘Bob and Wendy’ as they are known to friends […]

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Rennie Grove Hospice Care’s Musical Masquerade Gala Dinner

The Diamond Trust is delighted to be the Headline sponsor of Rennie Grove Hospice Care’s Musical Masquerade Gala Dinner on 20th May 2017 There are still a few tickets left if you would like to join us on the evening. Tickets are £95 each or £950 for a table of 10 To book: www.renniegrove.org/gala17 or specialevents@renniegrove.org […]

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Four Reasons to Remodel Your Old Jewellery

How much of your jewellery do you wear regularly? Chances are you have precious metals and stones sitting in the bottom of your jewellery box that rarely see the light of day. While selling them is always an option, sentimental attachment may prevent you from doing so and selling may not be the most cost-effective […]

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The Pink Star: Most valuable diamond ever to be sold at auction

There are moments in one’s business life which stand out over and above all the many other exciting things that are part of life in the jewellery trade. Perhaps one of the most memorable was the day I handled the fabulous pink diamond which will be auctioned by Sotheby’s Hong Kong tomorrow. Looking at the […]

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