Frequently Asked Questions
Why are there so many Jewellers in Hatton Garden?
Hatton Garden has been a hub for the jewellery trade for over 200 years. The area started attracting jewellers in the 1800s because of its proximity to the rich clientele in the West End. As the demand for jewellery grew, more Hatton Garden Jewellers began opening shops in Hatton Garden, creating a competitive and thriving marketplace.
Which part of London is Hatton Garden?Hatton Garden is located in the Holborn district of the London Borough of Camden, near Farringdon station and the historic Clerkenwell area.
Why is Hatton Garden famous?
Hatton Garden is famous for its long history as a jewellery hub and its reputation for exquisite and unique one-off pieces. The area gained further notoriety after the infamous Hatton Garden heist in 2015, which involved a group of burglars stealing millions of pounds worth of jewellery and gems from a safety deposit box vault in the area.
What is the best jeweller in the world?
While there are many renowned jewellers around the world, Hatton Jewels is one of the most famous and reputable. The company has gained its reputation through its exquisite one-off items, although it also sells more widely available pieces, such as the Cartier Love Bracelet.
Which area in London is best for jewellery?
Hatton Garden is the go-to area for jewellery shopping in London, with over 300 jewellery businesses located in the area. Visitors can explore the many independent jewellers, as well as the Hatton Garden market, which offers a wide range of antique and modern jewellery, gems, and precious metals.
Can you negotiate in Hatton Garden?
While bargaining is still commonplace in Hatton Garden, customers should focus on the value of the item and the service they receive, rather than solely on the price. Bargaining may lead to lower quality or misleading discounts, and bespoke items are unlikely to be heavily negotiated.
How much can you haggle in Hatton Garden?
The level of bargaining in Hatton Garden depends on the item and the service provided. Customers looking for pre-produced mass-produced items may have more bargaining power, but those looking for bespoke pieces should expect to pay for the expertise and service provided.
What is the biggest jewellery theft in the UK?
The Hatton Garden heist in 2015 is considered the biggest jewellery theft in the UK, with over £14 million worth of jewellery and gems stolen from a safety deposit box vault in the area. The Brinks-Mat Robbery in 1983 is another infamous jewellery heist that took place in the UK, where gold bullion and diamonds worth £26 million were stolen from a warehouse in Heathrow.
Is Hatton Garden cheaper than the high street?
Hatton Garden is often 50% cheaper than the high street, thanks to the intense competition among the many independent jewellers in the area. Shopping with small companies can provide much better value, as the markup is often lower than that of more prominent jewellery companies.
Do you need to book Hatton Garden?
Hatton Jewels require a booking in advance for all appointments, however, we also offer a range of services that don't require customers to visit in person. Customers can purchase ready-to-wear jewellery on the website and have it sent by insured post, and bespoke commissions can be arranged through phone calls and emails with high-resolution photographs and videos.
How much should he spend on an engagement ring?
The amount one should spend on an engagement ring is highly subjective and depends on the individual's personal circumstances. There is no fixed rule or pattern regarding how much should be spent. While the traditional guideline of spending three months' full salary on an engagement ring was popular in the past, it may not be practical or relevant in today's context where the cost of living has increased. It is recommended to consider your budget and priorities when selecting an engagement ring. Additionally, considering pre-owned diamonds can be a great way to maximise your budget and find unique options.
What is the average carat engagement ring?
The average carat weight of an engagement ring varies from company to company and can also depend on the location within the UK. Market trends and fashion preferences also influence the average carat weight chosen for engagement rings. In recent years, with the rise of social media platforms like Instagram, there has been a growing trend of larger, lower-quality stones becoming more popular. However, it's important to remember that the choice of carat weight ultimately comes down to personal preference and budget considerations. At Hatton Jewels, we offer a wide range of engagement rings with varying carat weights to cater to individual preferences.