William May Jewellers Blog


Revealed: The True Cost of Celebrity Jewellery

Celebrities like sports stars and movie icons influence the way we dress and accessorise. However, because many of their fashion choices cost thousands of pounds, it can feel impossible to replicate the look on a budget. However, here at William May, our appraisers have valued the jewellery choices of 15 of our favourite celebrities. In doing so, they’ve also outlined how you can ‘get the look’ for less thanks to our reasonably-priced alternatives. Sports Stars Lewis Hamilton           View this post on Instagram      ... Read More

William May, UK, logo, jewellery 16/09/2020

William May Statement

William May is pleased to announce a 100-per-cent increase in revenue throughout lockdown, releasing information on the key drivers for continued success seen as Q4 approaches.  The company is pleased to experience continued growth, particularly across second-hand jewellery whilst recognising and adapting throughout difficult times for businesses generally. The company as a whole has had to adapt to the difficult, ever-changing ongoing events but have exceeded previous Christmas trading turnover on reduced staff levels. This is now enabling us to push into the Q4 trading period with a huge number... Read More


Lost Your Ring? The Garden Should be The First Place to Check

Here at William May, we surveyed 1000 people who had previously (or almost) lost a ring to discover the most common places people had misplaced them. What has our research revealed? According to the findings, gardening was found to be the common known place for Brits to lose their ring (14.4%), closely followed by seaside trips to the beach. A breakdown of the top locations can be found below:  Gardening (14.4%) At the beach / in the sea (13.1%) On holiday (12.4%) Cleaning (11.5%) At work (8.2%) Other – scenarios... Read More


5 Top Tips for Planning a Low-Key Wedding

Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the 2020 wedding season, and many people have been forced to either cancel or postpone their dream day. We had put together a guide which originally had food and drink on the table, now that advice has changed! The government was currently looking at allowing small weddings to take place again in England, and under the latest advice issued, it’s now time to get out those wedding planners and work out a way to make your dream day a reality. One way... Read More


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. For this reason, under the current circumstances, keeping your jewellery clean and free from germs is more important than ever. According to ‘cleanfluencer’ Harriet Knock, “cleaning jewellery prolongs its life and keeps it sparkling and eye-catching. However, at the moment it’s more important than ever to clean our jewellery – especially rings, as they are on our hands and will come into... Read More


How to measure an accurate ring size from home

Knowing how to measure your ring size can be one of the most problematic parts of buying a ring online, whether for you or for another. This is especially challenging if you are trying to keep the ring as a secret gift, – such as an engagement ring – because you can’t visit a jeweller in person. So how do you find out this information if you’re looking to buy a beautiful gift for your loved one? How can you estimate ring size? In normal circumstances, the most reliable way... Read More


The UK’s most popular engagement ring for 2020 according to Instagram

Just as wedding dress trends change with fashion, so do jewellery styles. Although you need an engagement ring to be timeless (after all, you plan on wearing it for the rest of your life), you always want something that’s stylish and chic. Tens of thousands of proposals now take place every year, and Instagram gives newly #engaged couples the chance to share their big news with the world. In fact, Instagram is now even the go-to place for celebrity announcements, and Miranda Kerr, Kim Kardashian, Lady Gaga and Eva Longoria... Read More


The Four C’s: The Ultimate Diamond Buying Guide

When it comes to buying diamond jewellery there are four C’s that you need to consider: cut, colour, carat and clarity. Some qualities are considered more important than others when it comes to diamonds, so we have put together a simplified guide on what you need to look for.  Diamond CutCut is considered the most important of the 4 C’s because it has the largest effect on a diamond’s sparkle. We often consider the cut to be the shape i.e. (round, heart, oval, marquise, and pear, to name a few)... Read More


The Best Jewellery & Watches at The Oscars 2019

On Sunday night, the final event of the awards season took place which was, of course, the 91st Academy Awards i.e. the Oscars. There were some amazing winners this year including Best Actor going to Rami Malek for his performance in Bohemian Rhapsody as Freddie Mercury. Also, Olivia Coleman who won Best Actress for her role in The Favourite. But what about the jewellery on the red carpet? The piece of jewellery that stole the show was, of course, the Tiffany diamond worn by Lady Gaga. The legendary 128.54 carat yellow... Read More