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ABOUT: OUR PROCESS

Max Diamonds pride ourselves in traditional workshop practices and skills. Our workshop is in the heart of London’s jewellery quarter of Hatton Garden with over 90 years of combined industry experience, we continue to serve jewellery manufacturers and retailers throughout the UK with our fully comprehensive services.

We also provide personal jewellery services and individual commission pieces to individuals and the public. We welcome workshop visits and encourage our clients to become part of the process when taking their ideas and requirements from the start of a jewellery idea through to a fully bespoke finished piece. This process can include design, fabrication, manufacture, mount making, 3D CAD modelling, stone setting, finishing and polishing to presentation, all designed to make your journey to the finished piece memorable and heirloom worthy.

We love to hear and see your proposal/ wedding/ celebration stories featuring our bespoke creations, so please keep in touch and show us your pictures!

Max Diamonds pride our self on traditional workshop practices and skills. Our workshop has been in the heart of London’s jewellery quarter of Hatton Garden for X years with over 50 years of combined industry experience, we continue to serve jewellery manufacturers and retailers throughout the UK with our fully comprehensive services.

We also provide personal jewellery services and individual commission pieces to individuals and the public. We welcome workshop visits and encourage our clients to become part of the process when taking their ideas and requirements from the germ of a jewellery idea through to a fully bespoke finished piece. This process can include design, fabrication, manufacture, mount making, 3d CAD modelling, stone setting, finishing and polishing to presentation, all designed to make your journey to the finished piece memorable and heirloom worthy.

We love to hear and see your proposal/ wedding/ celebration stories featuring our bespoke creations, so please keep in touch and show us your pictures!

ABOUT: OUR MAKERS

Our makers have a wealth of combined experience; our focus is on traditional design, mounting, setting and repairs, with a complimentary focus on 3D CAD modelling, finishing and polishing all available in the trade workshops within our building.

JASON GORDON is our principal setter, designer and commissions project manager. With 25 years of experience in the trade, he has provided expert setting services in Hatton Garden and through the UK for both trade and private clients. He recently undertook a training course in micro pave with the renowned Alexander Sidorov from the Alexandre School Antwerp here in Hatton Garden at the Goldsmiths Centre London.

PAUL BRIERLY is also an industry setter with 25 years experience in the trade, and has also recently undertaken a training course in micro pave with the renowned Alexander Sidorov from the Alexandre School Antwerp here in Hatton Garden at the Goldsmiths Centre London.

MIKE DANIELS is our in-house fabricator, mounter and repairer with 40 years’ experience in the trade. He has worked in Hatton Garden for many prestigious firms such as Fred Ullmann and works closely with Jason and Paul to achieve the quality and care we put into our completely bespoke and hand fabricated pieces of jewellery direct to you.

Within Hatton Garden, we have established relationships with all other professional trade services, if there are requirements for any related specialisms we are able to seamlessly incorporate these for you and your project.

ABOUT: OUR LATEST WORK

ABOUT: OUR SERVICES

TRADE

trade work

Working for a combined total of ninety years in the jewellery trade, we at Max Diamonds are experienced with batch work, short deadlines and turn-arounds, exceptional finish, high end setting and all aspects of professional trade jewellery work, whilst maintaining the highest quality of workmanship for every piece that passes through our workshop.

If you are looking for new mounters, fabricators, setters or repairers, Max Diamonds has the experience and expertese, and are conveniently placed in Hatton Garden for your convenience. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information about our trade services.

BESPOKE

bespoke work

Max Diamonds work diligently to create bespoke pieces for our private jewellery clients. We are proud to maintain traditional fabrication and setting skills, and incorporate new technologies where required to ensure you receive the best possible service.

From your initial concept to completion, we work with you to achieve exactly the piece of jewellery you require.

We offer assistance with  establishing and working to your budget, conceiving your design and selecting stones and metals. We create our pieces in-house in our Hatton Garden workshop; we can document the process for you too to compliment your very personal journey with us.

READY MADE

ready made pieces

We have a select range of ready-made products for those times when you require a gift in a hurry, or you need the perfect, simple and classic solution for your loved one. Perhaps you have simply forgotten an occasion!

Whatever the reason for your swift gift requirement, we just may be able to help you out of a last minute gift query or a sticky situation! We have a range of simple diamond stud earrings, solitaire pendants, bracelets and bangles that are available ready to buy on the day. Please don’t hesitate to inquire, and if we don’t have the right solution, we may be able to produce your gift in a short space of time.

REPAIRS

repairs

Repairs are an essential part of the jewellery trade, especially with sentimental heirloom pieces and stones, not to mention a public love for antique jewellery. Our in-house repairer Michael Daniels alongside our diamond setters Jason Gordon and Paul Brierly make light work of any complex repair, we are happy to help you resolve your jewellery issues.

Some brief tips before you bring your piece to us for repair:

  • A written description of the item is useful. Point out the hallmark, any missing stones, scratches or dents. It’s also advisable to take a photo of your jewellery with a date.
  • There are problems that can arise during any works requiring heat. Firstly, most stones are susceptible to heat damage. Amber, pearls, mother-of-pearl, turquoise can scorch when subjected to high temperatures and they don’t have to be close to the damage site which is being worked on. These may need to be removed when repairing. A stone may break as well when being removed, especially with certain types of settings. You need to be clear on if you are happy to take this risk.
  • Sometimes stones have hairline fractures which are not noticeable to the naked eye and can only be seen using a magnifying loupe or by carefully running a fingernail over the stone surface. It is worth asking to double check the stone state using these methods as prior discussion can save problems (and shocks) later on.
  • Special finishes may need to be reapplied after repair work takes place, check this with us before submitting your piece and we’ll advise you.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation about your problem piece, as well as a cost estimate without the retail overheads.

RING SIZING

ring sizing

Whether you’ve lost weight, worn a shank thin, damaged a shank or your partner mis-judged your ring size, adjusting this won’t be an issue at Max Diamonds. We can work with practically any ring to adjust or rebuild or alter it to fit you perfectly. The only exception to this service is with eternity and some other gemstone rings: due to the setting construction, these cannot be resized simply, although we may be able to offer a solution so please do ask us!

Here are some tips for achieving the right ring size to help you decide if you are looking for a bespoke piece, or to establish your new ring size for your existing ring:

  • The thicker the ring, the tighter the fit, so if you choose a ring with a deep band width, you will likely need to go one size up.
  • The best time of day to measure is in the evening, when your fingers are largest. Avoid measuring when you’re cold, as fingers are at least half a size smaller.

To help you find the right ring size our table shows the inside circumference of each UK ring size. Please note that this is a guide only and it is adviseable to have a measurement taken in-house for the perfect fit. You can download our ring size chart and tool in PDF format here>>

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at Max Diamonds to discuss your resizing requirements.

JEWELLERY CARE

jewellery care
Our carefully hand-crafted jewellery is built to last, but appropriate care will help it last forever. Getting your jewellery professionally cleaned and polished once a year is a good idea: it keeps it looking its shiniest and gives a trained professional the opportunity to check it for damage that you might not notice. In between annual cleanings, however, you can keep it looking its best at home by following this advice to help reduce wear and tear:
  • Put your jewellery on after applying makeup, perfume, or hair products.
  • Handle gems and pearls as little as possible; the natural oils on your skin can dull the stone.
  • Remove bracelets and rings if you’re doing any manual labour, including housework.
  • Remove earrings when your hair is being styled, to keep them from getting caught on combs or brushes. And never wear pearl earrings or necklaces when you’re having your hair coloured – the chemicals can damage the pearls’ sheen.
Even clean-looking diamonds are likely to have natural oils from your skin on them. They’ll sparkle much more after you clean them. Use a soft-bristled, non-metallic brush and a solution of dish detergent and water, or mild ammonia and water. Gently scrub them, before rinsing in a wire strainer and patting dry with a soft, lint-free cloth. This advice is just a brief insight, for any further help, please don’t hesitate contact us here at Max Diamonds.
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