Natural elements mined for thousands of years, gold and platinum are coveted for their unique properties and intoxicating lustre when used to craft jewellery. There is evidence that shows gold being used for making jewellery as far back as 4400BC!
However, like any natural resource supply isn’t unlimited. In fact, platinum is the rarest precious metal on the planet.
That’s why we’ve committed to using 100% recycled gold in all of our jewellery and recycled platinum where possible.
Our jewellery is tested independently by assay offices in London & Birmingham to guarantee its fineness and you will find the BN hallmark on all jewellery crafted through our workshops.
We have been specialists in working with diamonds for over 50 years. Diamonds are the rarest and hardest naturally occurring material on the planet and, the ultimate representation of ever lasting love.
It also helps that they’re beautiful!
Diamonds though have had a rough ride over the years and it would be wrong not to face this head on. That’s why we guarantee all of our diamonds conform to the Kimberley Process, guaranteeing they are from conflict free sources.
We offer a range of diamond options in different grades. Our natural diamond engagement rings (over 0.30ct) are also independently certificated to guarantee their quality.
Laboratory grown diamonds changed the jewellery world forever.
Technology, originally developed to create rough cutting diamonds for use in space travel over 50 years ago, has moved on over the past 20 years to the point where today we can produce exquisite, real diamonds in laboratory conditions in a mater of days.
Chemically and characteristically identical to mined diamonds, laboratory grown diamonds deliver incredible quality and unmatched value for money. Grown as ‘rough’ they are cut, polished and, graded in exactly the same way as their natural cousins.
For our Created Collection, our laboratory grown diamonds are supplied in D-F colour, a minimum clarity of VS and always as-grown, guaranteed to have no post-growth treatments. All our laboratory grown diamonds over 1.00ct are independently certificated to guarantee their quality.
Our team are our lifeblood, without them we wouldn’t be able to do what we do.
We pride ourselves on over 400 years of jewellery making experience in our workshops alone. Our leadership team have all developed through the business and our board of directors have been with the business over 35 years combined.
We are committed to fair pay and safe working conditions and we regularly review our supply chain and outsource partners to ensure their standards meet that of our own. We are proud, certified members of the Responsible Jewellery Council for over a decade.
We are an inclusive organisation committed to fairness, equality of opportunity and diversity.
For decades we have nurtured young talent through our apprentice scheme developed in partnership with the Goldsmiths Craft & Design Council and we have two team members who have been awarded the Freedom of the Goldsmiths Company; a prestigious recognition of ‘giving back’ to the jewellery community.
We encourage all our employees the opportunity to grow and develop throughout their careers with us and we offer further training and skills courses as part of their employment benefits.
For over a decade we have been proud to be fully accredited and certified members of the Responsible Jewellery Council, the only internationally recognised jewellery procurement and environmental standards authority