Diamond & Emerald Pendant

Everything You Need to Know About Emeralds

Emeralds are an elegant and captivating gemstone, as well as the birthstone for the month of May. If you love emeralds as much as we do, here are some fascinating facts about the beautiful green gemstone. Emeralds: Past and Present.  The world’s love affair with emeralds dates back to Ancient Egypt in 1500 BC, when the green […]

March Birthstone

Water of the Sea: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About March’s Birthstone

10 Fascinating Facts About Aquamarine March is finally here and the countdown to spring is on! Do you know someone celebrating a birthday this month? We are happy to report that aquamarine is the birthstone for the month of March. It is also the gemstone for the 19th Wedding Anniversary. Keep reading to learn some interesting […]

wedding ring buying guide

A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Wedding Ring

We want to make sure you and your loved one are prepared to choose the perfect wedding rings. At Macintyres, our expertly trained staff will guide you towards a ring that suits your style and budget. In the meantime, here is a primer so that you can start thinking about your ideal metal, width, design and size. Metal Here is a brief […]

Wearing Amethyst? Have Another Glass of Fizz!

10 Things You Didn’t Know About February’s Birthstone Happy February, everyone!  We hope you had a fabulous start to the New Year. If anyone is celebrating a birthday this month, then you’re lucky enough to count amethyst as your birthstone. This gorgeous violet stone has been popular for centuries, but how much do you really […]

Macintyres Edinburgh Jewellers showroom

Secrets from the Macintyres Showroom

If our showroom walls could talk, they would have fabulous stories to tell! Macintyres has been in business for more than 20 years and thousands of customers have passed through our doors, yet we still hear gasps of delight when people see the enormous size of our showroom and the treasure trove of stunning jewellery within. “We […]

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How to Plan the Perfect Overseas Proposal

Proposing overseas is a grand, romantic gesture – unless the ring was lost in your hold luggage. Here are 7 tips to help you pull off the perfect overseas proposal. Pack the ring properly. Packing the ring in your hold luggage is too much of a risk in case it gets lost; you can buy […]

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How to (Secretly) Find Out Her Ring Size

You know she’s the one, but do you know her ring size? We’ve seen a few gents panic when we mention sizing – after all, you don’t want her to say “yes” and then have to wear a gorgeous diamond ring on her pinky finger! But there’s no need to worry; here are some clever […]

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Choosing Your Wedding Band: Size Does Matter

It can be a bit daunting to choose the size of your wedding band – after all, you will be wearing it for a lifetime. When you come into Macintyres, our experienced staff will help you determine the perfect size for the utmost comfort and safety. If you are ordering your wedding band from our […]

Bespoke Jewellery Design

Bespoke Jewellery Design

Gaynor, our director, runs our bespoke design department. For new rings we choose from our extensive loose stone collection, or sometimes clients have beautiful stones in settings that they don’t love any more and we work with those. Then we collaborate together to design and produce the most beautiful pieces. Here are just a few […]

Clean Your Diamond Rings in 6 Simple Steps

If you invest in a gorgeous diamond ring, then you want to make sure it always looks its best, and that means keeping it clean. Follow these 6 simple tips to get your diamond rings looking brilliant and brand new.

Splinters from Stars: 10 Facts About Diamonds

This month’s dazzling birthstone is – Diamond! To celebrate this timeless stone, here are 10 fascinating facts about diamonds. The word diamond comes from the Greek word adamas, meaning ‘unbreakable.’ Diamonds are the hardest natural substance on Earth, and the only way to scratch one is to use another diamond. The quality of a diamond […]

Christmas at Macintyres of Edinburgh

Macintyres Christmas Gift Guide

It’s the sparkliest time of the year! The Macintyres Christmas tree is lighting up the showroom, and so is all our lovely stock. Whether you are looking for a luxury gift or have a strict budget, we love helping our customers find the perfect gift for everyone on their list. This year, go beyond what […]