The Laings Journal

23rd January 2023

Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II, The Cosmopolitan Watch

The Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II is designed to display the time in two different time zones simultaneously. Robust and functional, it is the ideal watch for criss-crossing the globe.

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Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II, The Cosmopolitan Watch

The Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II is designed to display the time in two different time zones simultaneously. Robust and functional, it is the ideal watch for criss-crossing the globe.

23rd January 2023

The Story of an Iconic Piece of Jewellery: Princess Diana’s Engagement Ring

Princess Diana’s striking blue sapphire engagement ring is one of the most iconic pieces of jewellery in Britain, and arguably the most famous engagement ring in the world.

16th January 2023

The Engagement Ring Trends to Look Out for in 2023

Discover the engagement ring styles which we predict will reign supreme in 2023, with themes of originality and loving sentiment embedded in the choices of a ring which will mark your love for a lifetime.

13th January 2023

A Look at the Largest Ever Gemstones Sold at Auction

From diamonds and rubies to rare signets, auction houses acquire some of the  largest-ever gemstones in the world. Here we take a look at the magnificent features and stories behind the gemstones.

12th January 2023

Our Take on Tiaras

Explore the most iconic tiaras worn by the British Royal family throughout history, many of which are still worn to this day as treasured heirlooms.

28th December 2022

Iconic Jewellery Moments in 2022

The jewellery industry thrived in 2022 - from the return of playful vintage trends to new pieces and statement designs.

23rd December 2022

The Audacity of Excellence, The Lady-Datejust

“A classic timepiece, designed for a lady.” This is how some may describe the Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust. Maybe they’re right. Since the early 20th century, Rolex has designed and crafted watches suited for the wrists of every woman, with the same standard of excellence as all the models that have built its legend. So, if “classic” means always pursuing a higher standard, if it means perpetuating tradition while combining elegance with precision, grace with resistance, beauty with performance… then the Lady-Datejust is, indeed, a classic timepiece designed for a lady.

20th December 2022

The Year of the Pearls

As 2022 comes to an end, we look back at potentially the most iconic jewellery trend of the year, pearls. Laings has always recognised pearl jewellery as classic, elegant, and truly timeless. Their beauty has recaptured the fashion world, captivating a new generation who were yet to discover their potential as casualwear, as they emerge as an everyday piece.

20th December 2022

Laings Luxury Christmas Gift Guide

Immerse yourself in the magical spirit of Christmas at Laings this festive season. With handcrafted sparkling diamond jewellery, wondrous gemstone creations, and fine Swiss timepieces, share precious moments of joy with Laings luxury gifts and create lifelong memories to cherish with loved ones. 

14th December 2022

‘Tis the Season for Romance: The Perfect Christmas Proposal

With a warm and spirited aura filling the air, it is no surprise that Christmas is one of the most popular times of the year to propose. Create an unforgettable festive season and propose with one of Laings most loved engagement rings for Christmas.

29th November 2022

Discover Italian Fine Jewellery with FOPE this Christmas

FOPE jewellery makes the perfect Christmas gift, with its elegant and seamless design making it suitable to be worn as effortless everyday luxury. Available in White Gold, Yellow Gold, and Rose Gold and in any size, there is a piece of FOPE to suit every jewellery lover.

29th November 2022

A Longines Christmas With Laings

Longines has a rich heritage with almost 200 years of experience creating luxury Swiss watches. They are fondly recognised in the sporting world for their ability to combine high quality precision with elegance. Whether treating yourself or loved ones, there is something for every watch lover in our selection of Longines timepieces. Laings will guide you through the magnificent collections to help in finding the perfect gift this Christmas.

25th November 2022

Celebrating with Handcrafted Fine Jewellery since 1840

Laings welcomes Christmas 2022 in a celebration of sparkle. Showcasing wondrous jewels from across the globe, enriched by an array of embellished gowns, Laings festive campaign embodies the incomparable spirit of Christmas.

24th November 2022

Laings Sponsors the Scottish Influencer Awards

Laings had the pleasure of collaborating with the inaugural Scottish Influencer Awards, which brought together the best of Scotland’s social media stars to celebrate creativity. The event allowed us to pay homage to our Scottish heritage by sponsoring the Lifestyle Influencer of The Year category and lending a beautiful collection of jewellery and watches to nominees.

31st October 2022

Patek Philippe Introduce Eight New Timepieces

Patek Philippe unveil eight new timepieces, extending its series with creations that honour the iconic designs of the past and showcase the true mastery of Patek Philippe watchmaking.

25th October 2022

Our Top ‘Left-handed’ Pre-Owned Timepieces Selected by James Crawford

In 2022, we have seen the popularity of the new Rolex GMT Master II reach new heights. The most distinct feature on this model is that the crown is on the left-hand side of the case, designed with left-handed watch lovers in mind, who wear their watches on their right wrist.   At Laings, our Pre-Owned […]

24th October 2022

Laings Welcomes The Chopard 2022 Exhibition

Laings invites you to immerse yourself in the Chopard travelling exhibition as the iconic jewellery and watches travel through our Cardiff, Southampton, and Edinburgh showrooms. This is an opportunity to explore incredible design and craftsmanship in a display of Chopard’s jewellery from their rarest creations to their newest collections.

13th October 2022

Laings Guide to Engagement Ring Styles

An engagement ring not only encapsulates your own love story but is richly symbolic. When selecting the perfect ring it’s important to think about the style you would like. Here we take a closer look at three of the most timeless styles – the halo, solitaire, and the three-stone ring.

11th October 2022