The Hint List – How to Drop the Hint

With The Hint List by Fraser Hart, we wanted to help our customers get want their hearts really desired this Christmas. Our Hint List favourites can be found online, as well as in stores and being advertised in major press titles across the country. However, as much as you might know exactly what you’re hoping to find under the tree this year, dropping the hint, or even picking up on it, might not be so easy. That’s where we can help.

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Finding your Hint List

We have 42 stores across the country, where our experts are on hand to help you find your dream product. All our stores also have postcard versions of our favourite hints, which you can take away and mark your favourite on and leave it somewhere not so subtle to say “I would very much like this for Christmas please.”

Likewise, if you spot one of our adverts while out and about, keep it close and tick your favourite item, and leave it where they’re bound to find it. So far we’ve been found in the The Times, the Guardian’s Stella magazine and the Evening Standard, so keep looking out for our beautiful products.

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Subtly (or not so subtly) Drop the Hint.

Once you’ve found your perfect gift, you need to drop the hint and let them know that’s what would make your Christmas. Leave our cards in your partners coat pocket, reading book, or on top of their pillow, or why not have a little fun with it? We’ve heard of people dropping the hint next to the milk in the fridge, or wedged behind a bauble on the Christmas tree!

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Don’t Miss the Hint

If they’re dropping the hint, it’s just as important to make sure you don’t miss out on it! If you have gift guides, magazines, and papers hanging around the house, look out for circled products, big ticks and dog-eared pages.  If they keep mentioning a favourite brand, complain that their watch is playing up, or share stories of recent engagements, if might be time to pick up on the hint for that perfect pieces of jewellery, luxury watch or even grand proposal.

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Win Your Favourite Hint

If they do miss the hint, fear not. We’re also giving you the chance to win your favourite hint from our Hint List. Simply head in store and fill in your details, or head online and enter while you peruse our wide range of beautiful products!

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The Hint List – Perfect Christmas Proposals

An Event to Remember

December brings with it so many Christmassy events, why not pick one to make extra special and turn it into a moment they’ll never forget with a perfect Christmas proposal? Whether you choose to head to a Christmas market, Christmas Lights Switch On, Christmas Carol Service, or simply when building a snowman or choosing your Christmas tree together, the festive backdrop will add that extra touch of theatre to the magical moment you present a beautiful diamond engagement ring.

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Brilliant Fire

Brilliant Fire diamonds are independently IGI certified and perfect for those wanting exceptional sparkle. Each Brilliant Fire diamond is perfectly cut and polished by skilled artisans to produce an ideal cut diamond with exact symmetry and maximum brilliance, fire and sparkle. When viewed with a Diamond proportions and Symmetry Scope, 8 perfectly matched hearts can be seen. When viewed from the underside, 8 luminous arrows can be seen through the crown.

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Hidden Romance

With mince pies and Prosecco doing the rounds in December, why not propose by hiding the ring in their favourite festive treat? For a spin on a classic, you could switch out the traditional sixpence in their Christmas pudding with a glittering diamond she’d be sure to say yes to. Many choose the festive season to get creative by finding ways to hide a stunning engagement ring in a Christmas bauble, cracker or advent calendar – perfect for adding an extra element of surprise to the special event.

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Aurora

Inspired by the Roman Goddess of Dawn, our Aurora collection of certified diamond rings has been especially designed to allow the maximum amount of light to enter the stone, revealing its stunning sparkling beauty. Symbolising a love that shines for eternity, each diamond is hand selected and cut to deliver the ultimate sparkle, and is certified by IGI, the World’s largest independent gemstone laboratory.

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The Element of Surprise

If you think you’re other half has an inkling of your big plans, mix up the dates to keep the big surprise. Offer to swap ‘Little’ presents on Christmas Eve, spice up a relaxed Boxing Day or go for the fireworks backdrop of New Year’s Eve. Plus, with so many decorations scattered about, any December date could become utterly romantic with a surprise Christmas proposal under the mistletoe.

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Timeless Diamonds

2016 sees Fraser Hart celebrate our 80th birthday. As this is our 80th Christmas, to celebrate 80 years of being part of your treasured moments, we thought we would present our gift to you, dazzling diamonds at extra special prices to be at the heart of your Christmas proposals. Our Timeless Diamonds collection showcases pieces with 0.80 points of diamond, to symbolize each year we’ve been a part of your celebrations. Our breath-taking three-stone diamond ring is a perfect way to symbolize your relationship by celebrating your past, present and feature together, while our sapphire rings showcase style that never dates, that’s loved by royalty and is beautifully vibrant.

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If you’re looking for more information on finding the perfect ring, why not read our diamond guide online, or head into any of our 42 stores across the country and speak to our diamond experts.

Merry Christmas!

The Hint List – Perfect Christmas Gifts

December is just around the corner and with it comes a month of festive celebrations as we count down to Christmas. Whether you consider yourself a shopping pro, or dread the panic of finding the perfect gift, research suggests that many of us miss the hint when it comes to finding that dream gift for our special someone.

In fact, 80% off men miss the hint altogether when it comes to what gift their partners would love. To help ease the stress when it comes to gifting, we’ve put together some of our favourite seasonal shopping picks, so whether you’re dropping the hint this year or trying to pick up on it, be sure to pick up one of our Hint List postcards, tick which gift you’d love and leave it in a not so subtle place.

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They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, so what better gift to give the woman in your life? 2016 marks Fraser Hart’s 80th  Christmas,  and to celebrate such a special occasion we commissioned a range of timelessly beautiful diamond pieces, all set with 0.80 points of diamond, one for each year.

A matching diamond earring and necklace set is a classic jewellery box staple that will always be in style, so whether you choose our round halo set, as featured,  or cushion shaped set, it’s sure to be a gift she’ll treasure forever.

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Nothing says well-dressed quite like a stylish men’s watch, and with a variety of luxury and fashion brands available at Fraser Hart, you’ll be spoilt for choice if you choose to give HIM the gift of time this Christmas. If precision is key, turn to Swiss made watches from Breitling. This new in self-winding addition to the Navitimer collection, boasts a minimum power reserve of 70 hours, showcases a matte black cambered sapphire crystal chronograph dial finished with black subdials and markers, and striking red and white accents

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Looking to celebrate a special relationship with a meaningful piece of jewellery? The infinity symbol represents a bond that cannot be broken, one that is everlasting making it a perfect gift for a special friend. Available in a variety of different pieces from bracelets to fashion charms, we particularly love this 9ct gold necklace for dainty everyday style that will compliment any outfit.

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Finally, if you’re wanting to give the gift of love this year and pop the big question, our experts are on hand to help you find the perfect ring for the perfect proposal. Our Brilliant Fire range of independently IGI certificated diamond rings are sure to take her breath away. Brilliant Fire rings are ideal cut revealing an exquisite and precise pattern of eight hearts and arrows, meaning these rings really do have the perfect sparkle for those who desire the exceptional from this most symbolic of gifts.

Omega Watches: The OMEGA “Rio 2016” Collection at Fraser Hart

Since it’s amazing opening ceremony on Friday 5th August the attention of the world has now turned to Rio. As Team GB’s medal tally rises, we take a look at the Official Timekeepers of the Olympic Games since 1932, Omega Watches.

Celebrating a partnership that spans over 80 years, Omega Watches was the first brand ever called on to time keep for every single event at the Olympic Games. During the Los Angeles Olympics in 1932, a single watchmaker recorded race times using a 30 split-second chronograph. In 2016, a team of Omega timekeeping professionals, supported by a huge amount of equipment, now work in harmony to deliver perfectly accurate results for this year’s Olympic winners.

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To celebrate Omega’s position as the Official Timekeepers at the Rio Olympic Games, the iconic brand has released the ‘Olympic 2016 Collection’ with two of these timepieces now available at Fraser Hart.

Firstly, the Limited Edition Omega Seamaster Rio 2016 men’s watch celebrates the global excitement of the 2016 Olympic Games. Limited to just 2,016 pieces and based on the iconic styling of the traditional Seamaster Collection, this model comes with a teak-concept black dial with stamped numerals filled with red, blue, yellow and green lacquer, all representing the colours of the Olympic rings. To make each timepiece even more special, the case back of each watch has been stamped with the “Rio 2016” logo alongside an engraved Limited Edition number.

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Next we take a look at the Limited Edition Omega Speedmaster Mark II “Rio 2016” Olympic Collection timepiece which draws its inspiration from the original 1969 model and is designed to evoke the feelings of glory and triumph that come with a place on podium. Again, limited to just 2,016 pieces, this impressive timepiece symbolises the brand’s long standing relationship with The Olympics through the use of three sub-dial rings – one in bronze, one in silver and one in gold – symbolic of the three awarding medal levels. Each piece is also stamped with the “Rio 2016” logo on the case back, making this a themed timepiece any watch collector would be proud of.

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Omega Watches are available in selected Fraser Hart stores and online. Visit your local store to discover the buzz of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games today.

TAG Heuer Connected at Fraser Hart

At the end of 2015, TAG Heuer announced the up-coming release of their first smartwatch, the Connected. Engineered with Intel Inside and powered by Android Wear, this luxury timepiece benefits from 150 years of Swiss intelligence. Manufactured in La Chaux-de-Fonds (an iconic location where watch makers have been crafting since the 18th century), the Connected will is now available at Fraser Hart with a 46mm case and boasting all the characteristics of a chronograph.

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Crafted from grade 2 titanium making it lighter and more resistant to impact and fitted on a texture rubber strap available in seven different colours, TAG Heuer have brought us the perfect watch for every obstacle.

For the very first time, TAG Heuer have developed three digital dials, all of which feature the date and are available in three different colours – black, blue or pearl white. Holding on to the traditions built by their forefathers, TAG Heuer have ensured the digital hands and indexes remain visible at all times – even when the watch is in its energy saving mode.

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However, we must not forget that the Connected is TAG’s latest branch into the smartwatch field and therefore comes equipped with a number of different applications from the staple timer, alarm and stopwatch, the Connected can also be loaded with sporting apps such as GolfShot Pro and RaceChrono Pro for those sporting enthusiast amongst us.

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4GB of memory and an all-day battery life keep you connected 24/7 whilst the fitted microphone has been designed to interact with Google voice control. All key Android applications used by millions such as Google Fit, Google Maps and Google search are readily available and bring endless streams of information to your fingertips.

Finally, the timepiece also benefits from the traditional TAG Heuer two-year warranty.

The TAG Connected is now available at selected Fraser Hart TAG Official Stockists including our One New Change, Plymouth and Cambridge stores and also online here.

A day in the life of a Sporting Widow

3…2…1 and the clock strikes 5. With the promise of a cozy night in, a glass (or two) of red and a snuggle on the sofa while the latest rom-com induces us into fits of giggles, I mentally plan my perfect evening as I sashay out the office door.

My husband, the hard working and dedicated sole that he is, will walk through the front door – a carefully chosen takeaway from our local indian in one hand and maybe a bouquet of my favourite blooms in the other. After changing into something more comfortable we’ll cuddle on the sofa, hand-in-hand, regaling witty tales from our day at work – me, complaining about the slow nature of our beloved photocopier, him laughing at a hilarious joke passed around his colleagues. The takeaway will be dished up, my fluffy grey throw descend from our bedroom and something romantic staring Jennifer Aniston or Jude Law will fill our screen.

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This vision carries me through the evening rush hour, dwarfing the frustration as the car in front insists on slamming on his breaks and the teenager slows next to me with music causing such a vibration, I fear for the suspension on my own vehicle. Nothing can compete with the knowledge that in a few short minutes, my crippling heels will be discarded and my body will understand the true meaning of relaxation.

As I pull up onto my drive, I notice our road seems slightly more overrun with cars than usual but brush this aside as my neighbours shared excitement to begin their evenings early. Even the discarded beer crates that seem to have moved in next to our rubbish bins do nothing to tip me off to the chaos I find once I enter my home. My visions of romantic evenings and tearful love stories are replaced with a haggle of grown men lounging in my living room, packets of crisps half devoured and balancing precariously on my beloved 1970’s oak coffee table. I count at least 3 beer cans without coasters, four coats thrown across chairs and 5 heads staring intently at our screen.

Even without hearing the bedlam spewing from the television, my heart drops as I realise, I forgot. I forgot the date. I forgot the month. I forgot about the UEFA Euro’s…

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I forgot that for the next couple of months, my evenings of peaceful bliss will be tossed aside in favour of 22 men in shorts dedicated to re-uniting a net with its ball. And even when the football ends (or slows down), this pitch will simply be replaced with another one whether it be Wimbledon, the US Open or then The Olympics. My once attentive and loving husband will become a ghost of the partner I once knew. Evenings will be spelt cuddling his phone as he obsessively tracks his bets and snuggling on the sofa with The Guardian (Sports section) in the evening.

For the past 10 years and for the foreseeable future, I will have to come to terms with the fact that, from June onwards, I essentially become a Sporting Widow.

However, I can’t spend too much time complaining as a single idea enters my head and a smile begins to creep across my face. I remove those heels previously mentioned, pour myself a large glass of red wine and ascend to our bedroom clutching the laptop. Closing the door on the mayhem downstairs, I type in two magic words… ‘Fraser Hart‘. The month of June may be my hubby’s time to indulge in the occasional bet but it also becomes my ‘treat month’. One glass of wine down, a few clicks of my mouse and I lay back on the bed with a grin. Flicking through Netflix and settling on a classic Jennifer Anniston number I think, June isn’t all that bad.

 Calling all Sporting Widows, treat yourself this Summer with something special from Fraser Hart.

Hublot commissions one off football portraits

Come this Saturday, prepare to witness the ritual workings of one of the worlds most revered tribes… the football fan. Expect a sea of red, white and blue to cascade down your local high street, chants reverberating from store windows and the occasional roar of over bubbling excitement.

Unless you’ve restricted yourself to four walls, shunned the local news (on every print or digital platform available) and restricted yourself to conversations with the local pets, you’ve probably seen a thing or two about the UEFA EURO 2016 which kicks off this Friday at 8pm (UK time). From its humble beginnings in 1958 where just 17 national football associations took part to the latest tournament where 24 teams have a chance at winning the illusive trophy, the UEFA EURO 2016 is Europe’s biggest football tournament and one of the most anticipated.

Fraser Hart | Hublot are the official partners of the UEFA EURO 2016

In March 2016 Swiss luxury watch brand, Hublot, confirmed its leadership on planet football with its 10th year as the UEFA EURO official football games master. As the official partner of the games, Hublot has managed to further establish its commitment to football utilising it’s strong relationships with both its official ambassadors and friends of the brand who are all part of the ‘Hublot Loves Football’ world.

To celebrate its 10th year with UEFA EURO, Hublot have commissioned a series of one-off portraits highlighting the most influential and emblematic figures in football from referees, players and coaches.

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Rio Ferdinand, former English international player.
His EURO highlight was Gazza’s goal against Scotland in UEFA EURO 1996.

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José Mourinho, coach.
His EURO highlight has yet to come.

Expect to also spot the iconic Hublot logo on the pitch as well, emblazed on the panels indicating extra time and player changes. Placing themselves at the forefront of your vision and alongside one of the most iconic competitions in the European calendar, Hublot have fully established themselves as the luxury watch brand of the football fan.

Hublot watches is available in the following stores – Brent Cross, Cardiff (Crouch, Dewi Sant) or London – One New Change. The collection can also be viewed on our website at the link shown below:

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Pearl – June’s Birthstone

For all those born in the month of June, your birthstone is the illustrious pearl. Seen as symbol of modesty, chastity and purity, the pearl is recognised as one of the oldest known gemstones.

Pearl Junes BirthstoneEach pearl is a true piece of art, formed entirely in nature. Born within molluscs such as oysters and mussels and used as a natural defence against irritants, the pearl is made up of layers of calcium carbonate with an incomparable shimmer.

Pearls can vary in colour from white to pinks, browns and blacks all depending on their place of birth and the levels of salt in the water. As the only gemstone derived from a living organism in the sea, the pearl requires no polishing to reveal its intrinsic beauty.

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Pearls have been revered for their beauty for more than 4,000 years. Ancient Egyptians were so enamoured by this beautiful gem, they were often buried alongside them. Pharaoh Cleopatra was said to have dissolved a pearl in a glass of wine in a bet, claiming she could consume the wealth of an entire nation in just one meal.

During the Dark Ages, knights wore pearls into battle to protect them from harm while fair noble ladies cherished gifts of pearl necklaces. Because of their high regard, a number of countries passed laws forbidding anyone other than nobility to wear them.

Today, the pearl is widely revered in the jewellery industry with its incomparable sheen and shimmer. Pairing perfectly with both yellow and white gold in a variety of styles, the humble pearls is beloved by all and a key staple in the traditional bridal outfit.

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Treat her this June with a piece of history and shop our pearl jewellery and ring collection here.

Raymond Weil Maestro Beatles Limited Edition watch at Fraser Hart

To celebrate 40 years, Swiss luxury watchmaker Raymond Weil have revealed one of their most exciting musical partnerships to date. Teaming up with one of the most iconic and influential acts of the 1960’s, the new Limited Edition Maestro Beatles timepiece has now arrived at Fraser Hart.

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Fitted with a mechanical self-winding movement housed in a 39.5mm case, its bespoke dial features each of the 13 Beatles’ album titles written between the hour markers with the 4 o’clock index marked by ‘Help’ – a homage to the iconic album cover released in 1965. Stamped with The Beatles logo both on the dial and on its smoked sapphire crystal case back, each piece is stamped with its own individual edition number – a true collector’s piece with only 3,000 pieces being produced.

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‘We are overjoyed to once again honour great music legends this year and celebrate our 40th anniversary with the Fab Four!”, says Elie Bernheim, CEO RAYMOND WEIL.

The Raymond Weil Maestro Beatles Limited Edition timepiece is now available in selected Fraser Hart stores. Enquire with your nearest store here.

Fraser Hart celebrates 80 years of Timeless Diamonds

This year, Fraser Hart are proud to be celebrating our 80th birthday.

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Since 1936 when our founder, Fred Hill opened the first store in Glasgow our aim has been simple – to bring you timeless pieces you will treasure forever, from people you trust.

To mark the occasion, we have commissioned an exclusive new collection called Timeless Diamonds. In designing these pieces, we’ve gone through our archives to uncover some of the most iconic and timeless jewellery designs beloved by Fraser Hart customers throughout the past 80 years.

Paying homage to an iconic staple, the engagement ring, our first Timeless Diamond is this exquisite diamond halo set cluster ring. Crafted from polished platinum and expertly set with 80 points of diamonds representing our 80 years of creating treasured moments, this modernised design was selected as a homage to the art deco-style designs of the 1930’s – our founding year.

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Carrying the thirties design style throughout the collection, our Buyers have worked closely with renowned diamond craftsmen to deliver this 18ct white gold multi band dress ring. With five bands of alternatively sized and expertly set diamonds, adding up to a total weight of 0.80ct, each carat point represents another year of treasured moments and timeless memories here at Fraser Hart.

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Moving on and completing our Timeless Diamonds collection, one of our most treasured jewellery designs has been re-designed in honour of the past 80 years. Now set in 18ct white gold, we bring you a diamond cluster pendant and a pair of matching halo set stud earrings – a timeless set to carry you through any celebration. With each piece skilfully set with 0.80ct of diamonds (the earrings have a total diamond weight of 0.80ct), these pieces complete our exclusive collection.

Fraser Hart Timeless Diamonds Collection

Our Timeless Diamond Collection is available in all 39 Fraser Hart stores across the UK and can also be viewed online through the links listed above.

As we pause to celebrate this milestone birthday, the entire team would like to take this opportunity to say Thank You to everyone who has supported us over the past 80 years.

We are proud to have played our part in creating your most precious moments.

From each and every one of us.

Thank You