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Subject: Jewellery Hire
Category: Family and Home > Relationships
Asked by: m8evns-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 14 Sep 2002 09:41 PDT
Expires: 14 Oct 2002 09:41 PDT
Question ID: 65015
where can I hire female jewellery for a wedding in London?

Request for Question Clarification by journalist-ga on 14 Sep 2002 10:23 PDT
Do you mean you want to rent jewelry from a jewelry shop for a woman
to wear during a wedding?  If so, what are you willing to pay?  Also,
do you want fine jewelry or costume jewelry?  These clarifications
would be of great assistance to a researcher.

Clarification of Question by m8evns-ga on 15 Sep 2002 02:43 PDT
Fine jewellery for my fiance on her wedding day. Willing to spend around 1000
Subject: Re: Jewellery Hire
Answered By: angy-ga on 16 Sep 2002 03:26 PDT
Hi, m8evns-ga !

I've emailed a dozen or so jewellers (as well as the British
Jeweller's Association) with this query, and so far have one very
positive reply.

Wedding Service UK's jewellery section:

lists one jeweller who will hire , and though she is not based in
London, she is prepared to hire for London events.

"Linda Macdonald Designer Jewellery offers a commissioning service for
Tiaras, Engagement and Wedding Rings. Tiaras are also available For
2 Muirend Road, Cardross, Argyll & Bute G82 5LG 
Tel: (+44) (1389) 841848 Fax: (+44) (1389) 841868 

email: "

Linda's reply to my email was:

"Yes our hire service does reach you in London! However there isn't an
outlet there for the tiaras. I will pop a brochure in the post to you,
you can see the range. If you could let me know what your address is I
could get that in the post today or tomorrow.

I look forward to hearing from you again.

Kind regards,


You might want to email her directly at the address above.

I will post any other positive answers as they come in. 

If you are in the London area, Hatton Garden is the manufacturing
jewellers quarter, and it could well be worth a personal visit to look
at the products and talk to the jewellers. Or some other contacts are:

Asprey & Garrard

167 New Bond Street, London W1Y 0AR Tel: +44 171 493 6767 Fax: +44 171
491 0384

Asprey & Garrard at The Dorchester, 53 Park Lane, London, W1A 2HJ 0
171 493 4606.

Berganza Ltd.

88-90 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8PN, Tel: 0171 430 0393 and 0171 404
2336 - Fax: 0171 831 5788

Jess James
3 Newburgh Street, Soho, London W1V 1LH Tel / Fax: 0171 437 0199

Rose Fine Jewels
3 Burlington Arcade, LONDON W1 : 00 44 171 493 0714

I have emailed those with email addresses.

Hitched at:

also has a list which I have emailed on your behalf. Of these Cool
Diamonds has a very generous returns policy for unworn jewellery, so
may well be amenable to hiring.Their contact details are:

100 Hatton Garden 
Telephone Number 0207 405 5322 
Fax Number 0207 405 5312 
Web Site 
Email Address 
Description Prestigious diamond jeweller 

Note that Count Alexander's website, mentioned in the Hitched list, is
no longer responding and the email address returns the mail.

I have also heard - though I can't confirm - that some of the VERY
prestigious jewellers do hire. Asprey and Garrad - listed above - is
one such, and of course there is always Cartier:

Cartier Ltd,
175-176, New Bond St,
London W1Y 0QA
Tel: 020 7493 6962

Since your budget is high, it might well be worth a phone call.

Source: "Where the Queen Mother Shops"

What a lovely idea - I wish you and your fiancee all the best for your
wedding day and for your future together. I hope this has given you a
starting point.

Clarification of Answer by angy-ga on 16 Sep 2002 23:46 PDT
Here is a response that may suit you, depending on your timing:

"HI Angela,

I'm afraid I used to, but the customers who hired pieces ended up
my best bits...
I need to spend some time re-making the designs, but I'm currently too
busy with all the Christmas orders.

It will be a service I'll start again in the New Year, so keep me in
mind for the future.

Warm regards


PO Box 31320
London SW11 5GF
T: 020 7738 2104
F: 020 7223 9994

Cool Diamonds, whom I thought might be able to help, have responded to
say they do not hire.


Clarification of Answer by angy-ga on 19 Sep 2002 22:12 PDT
Here is a positive answer recieved today:

"Thanks for the enquiry.

Yes we do. We hire out necklaces, bracelets, brooches from a selected range 
at the shop. Earrings however cannot be hire for hygiene reasons.

Please call 020 8445 8027, or pop into the shop where you can see what we 
currently have available.

We look forward to hearing from you again.

Yours sincerely,

Barrington Jewellers Ltd."
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