5 jewellers in Hampshire that can help you find the perfect engagement ring
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Thinking about getting engaged? It’s all about the ring! We’ve scoured the county to find the best jewellers who will help you to make the right choice
Specialists in bespoke appointments, Petra Jewellery are an independent family jewellers with over 30 years experience in all aspects of jewellery making.
“Whether it’s your engagement, wedding or eternity ring we know that it represents so many special memories that you want to love and last a lifetime”, says owner Mitch Lloyd. “We’re here to help you understand a little bit about some of the technical aspects that affect the longevity of your piece and well as taking the time to design you something you’ll absolutely love”.
Petra Jewellery, 19, The Cottage, The Viables Craft Centre, The Harrow Way, Basingstoke, RG22 4BJ
Founded in 1974, Burrells is a British family jeweller, whose core aim is to surprise and delight customers with their specially curated collection of fine jewellery and luxury watches.
“When it comes to finding the perfect ring for a surprise marriage proposal, the unique rings for your wedding or an eternity ring as a token of your love, our knowledgeable and caring staff understand how to make those precious moments and gifts exceptional”, says Edward Ferris, Managing Director. He continues, “Come and visit us in our Winchester branch to browse through some of our luxury brands including Blancpain, Breitling, Omega, Tudor, Chopard, Bremont, Mikimoto, Montblanc and Gucci. We also have our own designs, including a selection of stunning engagement rings, inspired by Winchester Cathedral in the ‘Winchester Collection’.”
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Burrells, 29 High Street, Winchester, SO23 9BL
Jeremy France Jewellers is based in the centre of Winchester High Street. The store’s three historic floors are home to in-house designers, a manufacturing workshop and luxury champagne bar.
Direct, Harriet France says, “We have recently partnered with Insignety, a wedding band concept which guides you through CAD designing your wedding ring in-store; immediately taking details from sensor to screen gives you an instant impression of your perfect ring, complete with diamonds, handwriting, fingerprints and heartbeat! Although we showcase a beautiful selection of ready-to-wear jewellery, where we really shine is in our bespoke designs, creating everything from classic styles to contemporary designs for our customers. Because we CAD, 3D print and make the jewellery in-house we can inspire confidence and present a flawless customer experience throughout. We pride ourselves in taking our customers through each significant moment together, finding a truly unique piece to celebrate each moment.”
32, The Pentice, High St, Winchester, SO23 9BL
Founded in 1840 Laings is a family-run business, which is now in the hands of the sixth-generation of the Laing family. Over the years the sparkling jewellers has retained its reputation for dazzling diamonds and luxurious timepieces, but above all else, excellent customer service.
“As a destination for those in search of special treasures to celebrate the landmark moments in life, Laings hosts a beautiful collection of exquisite engagement rings, fine jewellery and luxury wedding bands, and every single item is hand-picked with a view to becoming that precious item to be cherished on your wedding day and beyond”, says Andy Andreou, Showroom Manager. “Laings is all about luxury. We treat all of our customers to a truly indulgent experience as soon as they step through the door and our team of experts are then on hand to help find the perfect item. The ethos of the company is simple - everything we do is for a memorable occasion.”
Laings, Westquay Shopping Centre, Harbour Parade, Southampton, SO15 1QE
Picketts & Pursers have been trading for 168 years and are one of the very few five generation family businesses in Hampshire. The recent new appointment of jewellery designer, Sadie Bell offers clients an opportunity to create their own bespoke piece. With over a decade of experience in jewellery design, together with her Masters Degree in Jewellery, Sadie holds a First Class Honours Degree in Three Dimensional Design, specialising in jewellery. Against this background Sadie is wonderfully qualified to assist and advise to ensure your perfect choice of engagement and wedding rings.
Managing Director, Chris Pickett says, “Together with our bespoke service, our Petersfield showroom house a vast and varied selection of rings with designs to suit every taste. Amongst our current treasures and one of our favourites is a delightful sapphire and diamond three stone ring, the centre sapphire a most pretty and enchanting shade of cornflower blue. We look forward to warmly welcoming you to Picketts & Pursers and assisting with such a special purchase!”
Picketts & Pursers, 9 Rams Walk, Petersfield, GU32 3JA
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