5 London Jewellers for the Perfect Valentine's Gift
If you have met that special person but not yet tied them down; if your Christmas gifts were not as warmly received by your other half as expected; or if you just want to treat yourself Valentine's Day is the perfect reason to go shopping in central London especially at one of our recommended jewellers. Even if you are just visiting London on holiday or don't have money to spend a visit to one of these top London jewellers is a must. Predominantly based around Old Bond Street - an area of Mayfair has become synonymous with high end, luxury brands - you can take a short stroll taking in millions of pounds worth of diamonds in just a few hundred metres and dare to imagine what you could do with your credit card.
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Tiffany & Co
Channel your inner Audrey Hepburn and enter this world famous jeweller where you can admire the classic "Tiffany" set engagement rings, order a gift registry for your wedding or simply treat yourself. Opened in 1986 on Old Bond Street this UK flagship store with it's timelessly classic interior is still the go-to for modern yet classic pieces from designers such as Elsa Peretti and Paloma Picasso. Staff are friendly and helpful, whether you're buying a 'Return to Tiffany' branded sterling silver key ring or planning to propose with a stunning yellow diamond cluster ring, Tiffany & Co has something for everyone.
A family owned and run business, Lucie Campbell finally opened her flagship store on New Bond Street in 2002, although she started trading precious gems in 1969. Her experience shows, and the sapphire and emerald diamonds ensconced in her beautiful boutique really are a girl's best friend. Her fresh, contemporary designs are absolutely stunning, with bracelets, earrings and necklaces joining the engagement and wedding rings to make a well rounded and lusted after collection.
Cartier is a name eternally linked with luxury and quality, be it jewellery or timepieces. Their London boutique on New Bond Street houses the most stunning array of jewels, with some of the most recognisable designs. Stepping inside this emporium of beauty you will instantly fall in love with every piece you see, from the iconic Tank watch to the Love range of bracelets, necklaces and earrings and of course their dazzling range of engagement and wedding rings.
Founded in Liverpool in 1798 Boodles has grown into a huge bespoke brand, with 5 stores in London alone and it's Flagship on New Bond Street, right next door to Cartier. The iconic Boodles Radiance ring is permanently on display in the Victoria and Albert Museum, such is the rich history of this jewel house, and collaborations with the Royal Ballet in 2015 and with their brand ambassador Sophie Dahl in 2016 means their pieces are known worldwide. Anyone would be privileged to own a piece from Boodles and a trip to their New Bond Street store to choose one a luxury in itself.
Established in Tokyo in 1893 the world's first creator of the cultured pearl Kokichi Mikimoto's jewellery business has evolved into a world class jeweller, and if you're looking for something different to the usual diamond ring then this is the boutique for you. Situated on New Bond Street next door to Boodles, this Japanese jewel house houses original and stunning pieces, all based around the precious pearl. Rings, necklaces and earrings among other pieces are all set with precious metals and diamonds, the most exquisite pieces that will become must haves as soon as you see them.
Whether you prefer the classic, the contemporary or something in between you will find it on Bond Street, where you can shop for any jewel your heart (or the heart you desire) could wish for. If a ring isn't your thing then you have the most stunning and revered timepieces, necklaces, bracelets and earrings to choose from, and can then make your way a short distance to the restaurants and bars of Mayfair for some well earned refreshments.
Last updated on 17/09/2018, 18:21