H&I Life

An Extraordinary Anniversary
This year 154 years since Hamilton & Inches opened its doors. May 28th 1866 saw the beginnings of a business that, today, is much more than just a jeweller or silversmiths. Established by Robert Kirk Inches and his Uncle, James Hamilton, Hamilton & Inches became synonymous with offering t...
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Into the Hills: Digging for Scottish Gold
By Dr Sarah Laurenson, Curator of Modern and Contemporary History at National Museums Scotland. It’s February 2020 and I’m in a Landrover roaring up the side of B...
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My H&I Story by Ruth Page, Trainee Silversmith
Edinburgh is a cultural blend of old meets new; from ancient festivals to next-generation st...
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The Sentiment of Jewellery
By Roseanna Preston-Jones, Senior Sales Consultant When we think of jewellery, we imagine so...
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Luxury Italian Elegance: An Introduction to FOPE
By Roseanna Preston-Jones, Senior Sales Consultant For decades, Hamilton & I...
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H&I’S Sparkling Drawing Competition
We are excited to invite children across Scotland to take part in our sparkling drawing comp...
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My H&I Story by Jenna Watson, Goldsmith
George Street is home to some of the finest shops in Scotland but it also houses our worksho...
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The Crowned Heart Pendant: A Symbol of Love
In 1892, a young Katherine Salting was betrothed to be married to Brigadier-General George B...
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The Challenge of COVID-19 & Remaining Resilient
Coronavirus has affected the lives of everyone in the country. It has been a challenging tim...
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Thirty Years at Hamilton & Inches by Ninian Dunlop
Hamilton & Inches has been an integral part of Edinburgh since it opened its doors on th...
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Exploring the Archives of Hamilton & Inches
On the very top floor of 87 George Street, in a room offset from our expert jewellers’ works...
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The Evolution of Craft Series: The Tools of a Goldsmith
Written by Chay McClory, Master Jeweller Since the beginning of time, humans have been wo...
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Hamilton & Inches Helps Craft the Next Generation
We are delighted to have helped further the future of craftsmanship in Scotland by continui...
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The Charmed Links of China and Scotland
For the first time in 76 years, Burns Night and the Chinese New Year (春节—chūn jié) fall on ...
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Choosing an Engagement Ring
When it comes to choosing an engagement ring, it’s important to select a ring that is not on...
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Victoria Houghton Appointed as CEO
We are delighted to announce Victoria Houghton as our new Chief Executive Officer from 1st A...
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The Baselworld 2019 Watch Report
Baselworld is the world’s premiere show for the jewellery industry. The finest luxury watch,...
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Dario Batzella: Goldsmith’s Craft & Design Council Award Winner
Hamilton & Inches are fiercely proud of our Craftsmen. Their workshops are all housed ab...
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Designer Showcase Event
Always at the forefront of the fine jewellery market, Hamilton & Inches hand-pick partne...
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Doddie Weir Cup Design
The distinctive work of Hamilton & Inches silversmiths was on full sporting display at l...
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Mr Monopoly visits H&I
We are proud and passionate about our 152-year heritage in the city of Edinburgh - our home ...
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