5 simple ways you can keep your cool during wedding planning!

1. Reel in the fashionistas! Try to avoid dress shopping on your own you may feel overwhelmed at how many dresses there are and you may forget which ones you tried on where! Call in the fashionistas and make a day or few days of... Read More


Stranger things have happened in the Bill Hicks design studio but if there is one thing Bill is great at its delivering unique, quirky, bespoke one-off designs.   Just recently Bill had the pleasure of assisting client John Cutler in creating a bangle for his daughters 18th Birthday. John Cutler is the owner of J.H... Read More

What to do if you hate your engagement ring

Let’s touch a topic most jewellers avoid: What if you don’t like the outcome of your custom-made ring? Or even worse: What if your partner doesn’t like it?   What if I said yes to a design but don’t like it in the end? For... Read More

Birthstone of May: Emerald

Emeralds are considered to be a symbol of rebirth and love – which makes it a perfect choice for an engagement ring. In case you’ve missed out on that: It’s also the perfect ring for your 20th or 35th anniversary! Emeralds are among the rarest gemstones but unfortunately they are often quite cloudy. The more... Read More

Creative Mother's Day Gifts

Skip the usual bunch of flowers and give your mum or the mother of your children a once in a lifetime creative experience. You don't have to spend much to give her a unique gift:1. Choose a gemstone2. Select a design voucher of your choice3. Give her the opportunity to create something special for herself! We stock gemstones from Aquamarines... Read More

Behind The Scenes

Amidst the hustle and bustle of the inner city, perched high on the top floor of the historic Trust Building an oasis of creativity is set to explode behind the glass doors of Bill Hicks Jewellery Design. It's Janaury 2012....Meet Bill Hicks, jewellery designer and his team. In a top corner suite of this beautiful... Read More

The 101 of buying Bridal Jewellery

Some things to keep in mind before you do some serious bridal jewellery shopping…  Get your dress first You can’t choose jewellery without the dress it should compliment. Pretty easy rule, right? But: Did you think about having a little clutch or any form of bag on your big day to keep your... Read More

The King's stolen French Blue and other Diamond Myths

You’ve noticed it? Fancy coloured diamonds are suddenly on everyone’s lips! The Reason being not so much their impenetrability but the simple fact that they are extremely rare, making  not only a unique gift but also a great investment. And who wouldn’t like to have jewels to rival the collection of Queen Elizabeth II, one... Read More

Bridal Shower - Exclusive Bridal Event at Bill Hicks Jewellery Design

We would like to invite you and your bridal party to a special evening to celebrate your engagement! Enjoy an evening with your friends, mum and mum in law to be with complimentary champagne and canapés, special offers on wedding day jewellery and speakers from the wedding industry! Line up 6... Read More

Why Diamonds get replaced with Coloured Gem Engagement Rings

The list of stars that prefer a unique coloured gem stone in their engagement ring instead of a diamond is long.  Amongst them are some of the biggest style icons of modern times, like The Duchess of Cambridge and First Lady Jackie Kennedy. Read More

Have it your way – Advantages of customized Jewellery

Emma, you have studied at Loughborough University, England, in 3D Design Jewellery & Silversmithing and have been working as a designer and jeweller at Bill Hicks Jewellery Design for six years. What’s your motivation to work for a business that only creates unique pieces? I absolutely love the... Read More


I have been delighted to be a Bill Hicks Jewellery Design customer on a few occasions - the first milestone occasion involved Tony and I meeting with Bill and his team to design a beautiful diamond and ruby ring to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. In addition, Emma and the team have created a lovely... Read More

Proposal On The Water

When Nat came into the studio to design an Engagement ring for his girlfriend he couldn't have predicted how stunning the end result would be. Both Nat & Jodie had a very special day, after a tough few weeks for them this certainly was a bright sparkle for the family. They were kind... Read More

Sarah's beautiful ring

Dear Emma Just a quick line to say a huge thank you for the beautiful work carried out on my diamond eternity ring - I could not be happier with the quality of work or the friendly, professionalism of yourself and Bill. Many many thanks,  Sarah Read More

Daisy Diamond Cluster attracts admiring glances !

Hello to Bill and the team at Bill Hick's Jewellers,It has been a couple of months now since Anthony and I got engaged (September 24th), so I thought I would take some time out to give you a little customer feedback whirl, which of course you have full permission to publish."Thank you Bill Hicks for... Read More

Will he or Won't he ? A quick look at men's wedding rings

When it comes to wedding rings for men, the choices are growing each year.  Gone are the days where only slim pickings were available to grooms.  The question now is not will he or wont he, us girls know the answer to that is definitely YES.....and the tighter the ring, the better,... Read More

From Old Jewellery to Stunningly New - A Customer Remake

We were pleased to see the look on one of our customers faces this morning when she came to pick up her new re-modelled ring. She originally bought into us three old rings she did not wear. The customer wanted to use all the stones to re-create a large ring that made a... Read More

Happy Customers: Jay & Kate

Bill, Emma, Colin & team, Thank you so much for your time and advice when picking our amazing engagement ring. Jay & I really appreciate your patience and understanding, you made our decisions and the process of buying an engagement ring such an easy, exciting and wonderful experience. Thanks again, Jay & Kate Read More

With Thanks: Stephen & Leah

Thank you so much for all of your hard work, dedication & patience throughout this year.  I have so much trust in the work you do – thanks also for being flexible, reassuring/caring – the results reflect all of this & much more. Best Wishes, Stephen & Leah Read More

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