Friar House Antique Jewellery

Engagement ring trends from the Catwalk this season

Engagement ring trends from the Catwalk this season

Ok, so it might still be a bit chilly outside but the daffodils are sprouting and buds are appearing on the trees, this can only mean one thing, sp...

Inheriting a piece of jewellery

Inheriting a piece of jewellery

Inheriting a piece of jewellery is very special, it can be very emotive and ignite a range of different emotions. The loss of a loved one can be su...

How much do I spend on an engagement ring?

How much do I spend on an engagement ring?

How much you should spend on an engagement ring is a question that comes up time and time again. Traditionally it was always expected that you shou...

The two birthstones of March

The two birthstones of March

The two birthstones of March March has two birthstones – aquamarine and bloodstone. Aquamarine Aquamarines vary in colour from deep blue to blue-...

How to keep your jewellery safe.

How to keep your jewellery safe.

How to keep your jewellery safe. Burglary is one of the most common types of crime. The impact of burglary isn’t just financial, it can also have a...

Garnet Gemstones

Garnet Gemstones

Now the festive season is over and we are already into the start of 2019, it is time to prepare for the year ahead. If we are not careful, we can u...

Tips for getting your boyfriend to propose.

Tips for getting your boyfriend to propose.

Tips for getting your boyfriend to propose.   Tell him how important marriage is to you. For some men marriage just isn’t at the top of their ‘to d...

What is a topaz gem stone?

What is a topaz gem stone?

What is a topaz gem stone? The topaz gemstone is a silicate mineral of aluminium and fluorine. It is one of the hardest naturally occurring mineral...

The History of Suffragette Jewellery

The History of Suffragette Jewellery

The move for women to have the vote started around 1897 when Millicent Fawcett founded the National Union of Women’s Suffrage. “Suffrage” means the...

Art Deco Jewellery

Art Deco Jewellery

We have recently noticed the increasing popularity of art deco jewellery, with many customers coming in to the store to enquire about it. We see it...

Will the Bayeux Tapestry be displayed in Battle Abbey Grounds?

Will the Bayeux Tapestry be displayed in Battle Abbey Grounds?

Every historian in England will be aware of this week’s fantastic news that the Bayeux Tapestry (Tapisserie de Bayeux) is expected to be loaned to ...

Victorian Jewellery Characteristics

Victorian Jewellery Characteristics

Victorian Jewellery The Victorian Era spanned Queen Victoria’s reign between 1837 and 1901. During those sixty-four years there were enormous chang...