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
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: email@example.com "
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.
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
Asprey & Garrard at The Dorchester, 53 Park Lane, London, W1A 2HJ 0
171 493 4606.
88-90 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8PN, Tel: 0171 430 0393 and 0171 404
2336 - Fax: 0171 831 5788 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 http://www.cooldiamonds.co.uk
Email Address email@example.com
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:
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
Clarification of Answer by
16 Sep 2002 23:46 PDT
Here is a response that may suit you, depending on your timing:
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.
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.