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Behind the Brand: Cartier

In our Behind the Brand series, we take a closer look at some of the most prestigious watch brands from around the world. From small beginnings to becoming large multinational corporations, we explore how and why these brands became so successful. This week, we’re looking at one of the most prestigious and royal watch brands: Cartier.

Ruby: July's birthstone

Ruby is a gem glorious in colour, nature, and story. It has captured the hearts of famous historians, royal highnesses, beggars, fashionistas, the good, the bad, and the ugly.

It’s the birthstone of July, which suits its red fire. Who wouldn’t want to wear a flaming gemstone? Those bold colours tra...

Festival jewellery: find your style this summer

The festival season is well underway, and whether you’re staying in the UK or travelling abroad, you’ll want to make sure you have the right accessories to take your outfits to the next level.

Depending on your destination, you could be wearing sunglasses and short shorts or a coat and wellies, but either way you'll wants lots of fantastic jewellery to complement your look.

Chances are you won't be taking your finest clothes — after all, rain and spilt drinks are something of an inevitability — so jewellery is a great way to show off your style.

In this article, we're going to share with you five great tips, so you can find your festival style this season.

What finger does an engagement ring go on?


Modern tradition in the UK says an engagement ring should go on the ring finger of your left hand (the one next to your little finger). Once you get married, your wedding ring will sit on that finger too — usually placed on first, as this is closest to your heart. Read on to learn about the histo...

The fascinating history of the tennis bracelet

With the highs and lows of Wimbledon over for another year, and two new well deserved singles champions, tennis is currently on everyone's lips. So, we thought it would be great to share the story of a piece of jewellery that has become synonymous with the sport: the tennis bracelet.

How much should you spend on an engagement ring?

In this guide, we're going to look at the history of the engagement ring salary rule and explain why you should ignore it. We'll also give you advice on putting together an engagement ring budget, as well as tips on getting the most for your money.

Summer style: Jewellery inspiration for your holiday in the sun


There’s nothing quite as exciting as revamping your wardrobe for the summer. With bright, lightweight clothes; airy, open footwear; and trendy, chic jewellery; this is your chance to prepare for the beach days ahead.

Here at Est1897, we specialise in jewellery and watches, so we’ve picked our fa...

Father’s Day 2019 Luxury Watch Gift Guide

Father’s Day 2019 is right around the corner — Sunday 16th June to be precise — but it’s not too late to show your dad how much he means to you with a gift he’ll treasure forever. A watch is a classic choice pretty much any man can get behind. Despite the huge abundance of time-telling devices in to...

June Birthstones: Alexandrite, Pearl, and Moonstone


These three June birthstones each have a connection to nature through the moon, ocean, and light. Alexandrite, Pearl, and Moonstone.


The Ancient Romans were fascinated by a stone which changed colour. They believed its mystical abilities came from a connection with the moon.

Pliny, a...

Watch cleaning: How to maintain and clean a luxury watch

Luxury watches are often passed down from generation to generation, so there’s no reason why your great-great grandchildren can’t enjoy your timepiece in 100 years’ time. If properly maintained, a quality timepiece could, in theory, last for decades — but, for this to happen, you’ll need to make sure you’ve got a regular watch cleaning and servicing routine. Read on to find out how to care for your luxury watch to help ensure its longevity and value for decades to come.