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How to buy an engagement ring

How to buy an engagement ring

It’s one of those special moments in life: asking someone to marry you. Your first concern: will they say yes? But not too far behind: what about choosing the engagement ring? Helping you make the big decision We can help …

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Buying Your Wedding Band

Buying Your Wedding Band

HOW WE SELL WEDDING BANDS Here at Goodwins, rather than holding a stock of wedding bands, we keep a pattern box. Inside are a range of patterns — every width and finish, in a wealth of sizes — made out …

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GOODWINS’ GUIDE: Insurance

GOODWINS’ GUIDE: Insurance

Goodwins’ Guide to Insuring Jewellery Jewellery represents an intrinsic and an emotional investment. Its intrinsic worth may be substantial. Check with your insurance provider first, to determine what your home and contents deal does and does not cover. You can …

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Goodwins’ Guide: Cleaning Jewellery

Goodwins’ Guide: Cleaning Jewellery

GOODWINS’ GUIDE TO CLEANING JEWELLERY AND SILVER:  If you want to keep your diamonds (emeralds, sapphires…) sparkling, it’s important to look after your jewellery. Dirt is what blocks the light, making stones appear dull. But what’s the best and safest …

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GOODWINS’ GUIDE: Buying Silver

GOODWINS’ GUIDE: Buying Silver

GOODWINS’ GUIDE TO BUYING SILVER The first and foremost rule when buying silver is this: do you like it? You have to find it lovely. Whatever you purchase should be practical and pleasurable in equal measure. How much it might …

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GOODWINS’ GUIDE: Travelling with Jewellery

GOODWINS’ GUIDE: Travelling with Jewellery

GOODWINS’ GUIDE TO TRAVELLING WITH JEWELLERY [Photo, Sir Norman Parkinson] For most of us, holidays are a time for relaxation, when we hop off of the daily treadmill and unwind. But all seasoned travellers know that’s easier said than done …

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GOODWINS’ GUIDE: Engagement Rings

GOODWINS’ GUIDE: Engagement Rings

GOODWINS’ GUIDE TO BUYING AN ENGAGEMENT RING Congratulations! Have you given thought to what kind of ring you would like? Have you seen anything in our window that calls to you? Do you want a classic single stone ring, a …

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Scottish River Pearls: What you must know

Scottish River Pearls: What you must know

In her lyrical novel Dear, Thief (Jonathan Cape, 2014), Samantha Harvey sends her characters to Scotland hunting for pearls. Her description is vivid: “To fish for river pearls you need shallow, fast-flowing water. You lower a glass-bottomed bucket into the …

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Selling to Us vs Selling via Auction

Selling to Us vs Selling via Auction

When the time has come to sell a piece of jewellery or silver, where should you go? To an auction room, or to a reputable, trusted dealer? One reason to work with a dealer is speed. If the item you have …

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GOODWINS’ GUIDES: Pearls

GOODWINS’ GUIDES: Pearls

Pearls Creamy or colourful, smooth or nubby, pearls are always beautiful and always correct. But where do they come from, and how should you care for these precious beauties? Pearls are the only gem created inside a living organism. In salt …

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