June 2018


July Birthstone – Ruby: The Stone of Love

Red is the colour of our most intense emotions; love, passion, anger and fury. The name ruby comes from the latin word “rubeus” which means red. In ancient Sanskirt ruby translated to ratnaraj, which meant “king of precious stones.” It is said that if you wear a ruby, it will bring good fortune to the wearer. Early cultures believed that rubies held the power of life because they were similar to blood. They are mentioned four times in the Bible and represent beauty and wisdom. Rubies are one of the five cardinal... Read More


‘Watch’ out for the World Cup!

With the World Cup fully underway, the flames of football fever have begun to ignite as fans across the globe tune in to watch their country play for this most prestigious of trophies in the beautiful game. With all the football hype taking its grip, we at William May thought we’d look at the favourite players for this year’s World Cup and their stunning watches. From personalised Hublots to golden Rolexs, these footballers certainly know how to keep their time and style in check just as much as their honed... Read More


Graduation Gift Guide

Graduation season is about to begin so its time to reward students for the hard work they’ve done to complete their degree. So if one of your loved ones is about to graduate or you may even want to treat yourself for all your hard work, why not acknowledge this special time with a beautiful piece of jewellery. If you’re not sure what to treat someone with, we’ve got some great gift ideas for all budgets. New Rose Gold Finish Silver Wishbone Stud Earrings – £12 Wishbones are the symbol of... Read More


How to Look After Your Jewellery on Holiday

It’s that time of year again where the sun is out and summer is here! And if you’re lucky enough to be jet-setting into hotter climates, you’re going to want to know how to look after your jewellery. We’ve put together some top tips on how to keep your precious pieces in their best condition. Storage When you come to store your jewellery ready for your trip, make sure you have something to keep your jewellery in so all of your items are safe.  The Caroline Zip Up Jewellery Case is perfect as... Read More


June Birthstone – Pearl: The Stone of Wisdom

June is one of only two months that has three birthstones. If you are lucky enough to be born in June, you can choose from the following three gemstones; Pearl, Alexandrite and Moonstone. However, the stone that is mostly associated with June is definitely the pearl. The name “pearl” comes from the Latin word perna meaning “leg,” which references the leg-of-mutton shape that is created from an open mollusk shell. As perfectly rounded natural pearls are so uncommon, the word “pearl” refers to anything rare or valuable. When wearing pearls, it... Read More


Father’s Day Gift Guide

With Father’s Day being just a couple of weeks away it’s time to start thinking about what gift you can surprise him with! If you are looking for something different to buy for him after one too many shirts or DVDs, a piece of jewellery would work perfectly and it is something he can keep forever. If you are looking for a simple yet understated gift, what about a classic tie slide that can be worn to smart events? It will always be a reminder of a lovely Father’s day... Read More