William May Jewellers Blog


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


The History of Tag Heuer

The Heuer brand was founded by Edouard Heuer in 1860 and it didn’t take him long to file an impressive amount of patents. In 1869 they secured the patent for a keyless, crown-operated winding system for pocket watches. Then in 1882, they patented the company’s first chronograph. In 1887 Edouard’s son, Jules-Edouard, joined to work at the company but then, unfortunately, 5 years later, the founder Edouard Heuer passed away. Jules-Edouard carried on his father’s work and in 1895 the company filed yet another patent for its first water resistant... Read More


The Best Jewellery at the 2019 BAFTAs

Award season is well and truly underway and on Sunday night it was time for the BAFTAs. The Favourite dominated the awards with seven wins in total out of its twelve nominations. But, who was the winner on the red carpet? There were some breathtaking looks amongst all the celebrities, with their jewellery included. You can take a look at some of our favourites below. Cate Blanchett looked positively stunning in her custom Christopher Kane bejeweled bodice gown that was accessorised with a set of striking Pomellato rings. The rings were made... Read More


The UK’s Perfect Engagement Ring

What would your perfect engagement ring be? A shining band of platinum crested with a marquise cut diamond? How about one in rose or yellow gold set with a sapphire or perhaps a ruby? For most people, the engagement ring is an incredibly important and symbolic piece of jewellery. As a singular token of affection and devotion, the engagement ring has become an embodiment of love, and it’s for this reason that so many of us are keen to choose the right ring for our partners. Proposals can be nerve... Read More


Last Minute Valentine’s Gifts

If you have left your Valentine’s gifts until the last minute, don’t worry, you still have time to order your items and get them before Valentine’s Day. If you’re not sure what to buy we’ve added some products below to give you some inspiration… New Silver 16 Inch Cubic Zirconia Heart Locket Necklace – £35 This heart locket necklace is a stunning gift for Valentine’s Day. It would fit in nicely to someone’s everyday jewellery collection and could easily be dressed up for a day to night look. To add that... Read More


Are you thinking of proposing this Valentine’s Day?

If you are thinking of proposing this Valentine’s Day and need some help with finding the perfect ring, then we are more than happy to help! With there being so many rings available, it can sometimes feel like you don’t know where to start. We’ve put together a few tips for you on how to find the right ring that will surely seal the deal when you go down on one knee. What Style? When it comes to the style of the ring you may not know where to start.... Read More


Valentine’s Gift Guide: For Her

It may feel like Christmas was only yesterday but Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Have you had a think about what you’re going to get your loved one this Valentine’s? If you haven’t, don’t worry we’ve got some great pieces across our pre-owned and new jewellery that will be the ideal gift for you. Whether you’re looking for an elegant silver necklace for them to wear day to day, or you’re making a big gesture with an eternity ring or maybe even an engagement ring, you are sure to find... Read More