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Antonio Ben Chimol

Antonio Ben Chimol at The Jewellery Show 2012

Antonio Ben Chimol mixes leather and steel with exciting results

Masha of Sweden

Masha of Sweden

All Masha of Sweden jewellery is designed and handmade according to Swedish tradition.

Anna Faine Jewellery

Anna Faine Jewellery

Anna Faine Jewellery will be among the designers at The Jewellery Show 2012.

Svane & Lührs

Svane & Lührs

The It collection from Svane & Lührs will be appearing at The Jewellery Show 2012.

By Chenz Designs

Chenz Designs

Chenz Designs is taking its handmade fashion jewellery to the Birmingham show

Ruby: printed with permission of the GIA

How to sell: Ruby

Customers will love: As the world’s best-known and best-loved red gem, ruby captivates the hearts of gem professionals and consumers alike. In the Sanskrit language, one of the terms for ruby is ratnaraj, meaning King of Gems.

Tiger's eye crystal courtesy of the GIA

How to sell: Tiger's eye quartz

Customers will love the range of warm earth tones that include brown, brown-yellow and red-brown.

BaselWorld

The best of times: BaselWorld 2013

With luxury watch sales booming, the stage is set for an even bigger and better BaselWorld this year. Over the next 15 pages, we give you a tour of the expanded halls and our pick of the stands

Frédérique Constant Slimline Manufacture Moonphase

Every man's choice: BaselWorld 2013

This year promises a rich variety of trends in men’s watches: retro, futuristic, classical, sporty, neo-Gothic… it’s all going to be at Basel. Alex Doak selects some of Hall 1’s finest

Chanel

She's in fashion: BaselWorld 2013

This year’s SIHH showed that the Swiss are finally taking women seriously when it comes to watches, and it looks as though Basel is set to follow suit. Here’s our pick of the brands exhibiting style and substance - and often at the same time

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Fast Facts on
Wedding rings

  • 860 AD:The year Christians started using rings in marriage ceremonies.
  • 4th:The finger the ring is placed on.
  • 2,200BC:The year of the oldest recorded exchange of wedding rings in ancient Egypt.
  • 1854:The year in which the manufacture of 15ct, 12ct and 9ct became legal.

Photo from William Cheshire