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10 of the best luxury Swiss watch brands

If you're in the market for a luxury watch, chances are you will spend a long time looking at watch manufacturers from Switzerland. However, even though there are many famous Swiss manufacturers that produce designer timepieces, there are a few that stand out as the best watch brands for their fanta...

Matching wedding rings: How far can you go?

We’ve been told to begin things with a disclaimer saying there’s no pressure to wear matching rings! It doesn’t mean you don’t love each other enough or that your relationship isn’t ‘goals’. We had to get that out the way, because since making this guide, we’re a teeny bit obsessed with twin bands.

Sapphire: September’s birthstone

The sapphire stone, one of the earliest gems known to man, has a rich history connected to royalty, religion and restorative remedies. Dating back to 4000BC, the sapphire has led a theatrical life. It holds the spotlight in jewellery boxes all over the globe, acting as a glowing symbol of everlasting luxury. It even has the whole month of September dedicated to it.

How to propose: 9 marriage proposal ideas to sweep them off their feet

Your proposal is a milestone occasion you’ll both remember for the rest of your lives, and with all that pressure to live up to, it can be tough to think of a way to do it justice. If you’d like to ask that special someone to marry you, but you need some inspiration to help you pop the question, look no further than our handy guide. We’ve shared 9 romantic proposal ideas, so you can sweep your one and only off their feet in the most memorable way possible. Just read on to find out how to propose.

How to: Vintage Wedding

Vintage weddings are romantic and nostalgic, perfect if you want an unforgettable day. With so much inspiration (and dare I say it, competition) out there, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. Well don’t panic, we’ve pretty much lived, breathed and become vintage after researching for this guide, so you can find everything you need to know to throw a truly elegant vintage wedding.

Gareth Southgate’s Watch: The World Cup Timepiece Everyone is Talking About

A decent watch is a must for any football manager, as decisions have to be made based on the time that is left in the match, and of course it helps to keep an eye on the time taken up by any stoppages. The watch that Gareth Southgate has chosen to wear in the public eye during games is a particularly apt choice and one which is making waves in the watch-selling industry – the Hublot Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

Wedding Ring Showcase – Unique, Beautiful and Affordable Wedding Bands Currently in Stock

Here at Est 1897, we hold a wide range of pre-owned wedding bands in stock, all of which have been fully authenticated, restored and deep cleaned so that they’re as good as new.

Behind the Brand: Omega

In the second part of our Behind the Brand series, we’ll be exploring what lies behind the well-known, luxury watch manufacturer, Omega.

The Ultimate Wedding Ring Buyer’s Guide

There are many exciting aspects of getting married, and one of the most important purchases for the big day has got to be the wedding rings. Married couples have been exchanging rings for thousands of years as part of their vows, and all around the world millions of wedding rings are bought every single year for use in both religious and non-religious ceremonies.  

Synthetic Diamonds: How Are They Made & Are They Worth the Money?

Synthetic diamonds have been causing a stir in the jewellery industry lately, and some are concerned that the mined-diamond industry will suffer as a result.