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  1. A CLUTCH MADE IN HEAVEN

    A CLUTCH MADE IN HEAVEN

    Our previous guide on retro frames may have inspired you to think about the perfect match between your fashion accessories and jewellery pieces. Vintage designer bags are a...
  2. Something borrowed, something blue

    Something borrowed, something blue

    We are all familiar with the age-old tradition of wearing ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, a sixpence in your shoe’, a sentiment that a lot...
  3. Top Tips for Cleaning Your Jewellery at Home

    Top Tips for Cleaning Your Jewellery at Home

    If you wear your jewellery every day, then not only will it lose its shine over time, but any recessed detail will also hold germs and store dirt...
  4. Starry eyes and gold jewellery

    Starry eyes and gold jewellery

    If you’ve been inspired by our guide on retro-inspired jewellery and purchased some 1970s styled gold hoops, or some 1980s inspired chunky yellow gold jewellery, why not pair...
  5. DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER - Get the iconic Bond Girl look with William May’s classic jewellery range

    DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER - Get the iconic Bond Girl look with William May’s classic jewellery range

    Since the Bond franchise hit our screens 50 years ago, audiences have been captivated by 007 and his worldwide adventures. However, no Bond film is truly complete without...
  6. GET THE RETRO LOOK

    GET THE RETRO LOOK

    Are you looking for fashion to accessorise your retro jewellery purchases? We asked leading vintage clothes brand Pop Boutique for their top five tips for buying authentic retro...
  7. So Retro – What Retro Jewellery Tribe Are You?

    So Retro – What Retro Jewellery Tribe Are You?

    Retro Jewellery is having a moment, with looks popular in the ‘80s and ‘90s having a second lease of life this year. So what makes jewellery retro? Some...
  8. Unisex Gold Chain Style Guide

    Unisex Gold Chain Style Guide

    William May Gold Chain Style Guide  At first glance, you might think that all chains are similar but once you start to look closely at the different link...
  9. Ladies Chains Guide

    Ladies Chains Guide

    Although most chains are unisex there are a few designs and link shapes we know are significantly more popular with women. Our extensive guide takes you through the...
  10. William May’s Guide to Men’s Chains

    William May’s Guide to Men’s Chains

    Although most chains are unisex there are a few designs and link shapes we know are significantly more popular with men. Our thorough guide takes you through the...
  11. Gold Chain Maintenance Guide

    Gold Chain Maintenance Guide

    We know how important a good care and maintenance routine is to make our gold jewellery last longer and stay looking like new. As we have been selling...
  12. William May Gold Chain Investment Guide

    William May Gold Chain Investment Guide

    At William May, we have been specialising in gold chains since 1825, so we know a thing or two about buying an investment gold chain and how they...

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