My first cab...
01 May 2012|Paraiba Diva
It was a rainy Saturday morning, perfect for spending all day in the Holts’ workshop learning how to cut my first cabochon from Master Lapidary Roger.
News Flash: Why it all starts with apprenticeships
04 April 2012|Incredible Holts
Read Jason's thoughts on how his review on apprenticeships is going...
The White Elephant
03 April 2012|Le Petit Bijou
What white elephant you ask...read on for more information?
Extra Extra – read all about it…
16 February 2012|Dazzling Diamond
Read a little bit more about Jason Holts new venture with the government...
The Art of Hidden Meaning
03 February 2012|Le Petit Bijou
Valentine ’s Day is nearly upon us. Heart -shaped knick-knacks are flying off the shelves. But for those of you wishing to make a less overt show of your feelings, why not make like the Victorians and go for a little antiquated symbolism in your Valentines gift?
Here at Holts, we’ve come up with a ‘top-ten’ of the more unusual symbols used in Victorian love jewellery....
Together in Electric Dreams
13 January 2012|Le Petit Bijou
Every now and again, Holts gets a rather exciting client. Our stones have featured in block-buster films, our cutting equipment has taken centre stage in theatre productions, and we’ve even cut gems for Royalty.
And All That Jazz...
09 January 2012|Le Petit Bijou
1920s America: a time of extravagant decadence and luxury living. I’m thinking New York, Gershwin, penthouses and white fox fur coats. It was a decade when fortunes were made, wild parties were thrown, and Art Deco glamour, dazzling with diamonds and platinum, shone. So far, so very Great Gatsby. So what’s all this talk of plastic jewellery, pot metal, faux pearls and rhinestones? Putting all things precious to one side for today’s blog, I’m going to be looking at the cheaper side of the twenties. Because it was during this time of plenty that Costume Jewellery, in all its bling-tastic glory, exploded onto the scene.
December News Flash
12 December 2011|Krizztal Wizzad
Find out what we've been up to this month so far
Make something old something new
18 November 2011|Le Petit Bijou
Looking for inspiration for that old ring sitting in your drawer?
B is for…
25 October 2011|Le Petit Bijou
Whichever way you look at it, there is one factor that affects the choice of every bespoke jewellery client: BUDGET. Creating something unique should not be blighted by the B-word and here at Holts, we’re determined not to let it stand in the way of your vision.