Rebecca Jewellery – Ballymena

Rebecca Jewellery is a new addition to our ranges at Robert Adair Jewellers in Ballymena. We are delighted to now offer Rebecca Jewellery from our Ballymena shop. The range is made in Italy and we absolutely love the quality and the price range!

Rebecca is a top-of-the-range brand of jewellery produced and distributed by Industrie Testi Spa, an Italian company with headquarters in Florence, in the heart of Tuscany. The company was founded in 2000 by Alessandro Testi, chairman and designer who creates fashion accessories with a strong personality and an extremely high design content. 100% made in Italy.

Rebecca Jewellery - Ballymena

Their Jewellery is innovative and, Testi, the founder was one of the first designers to use so called ‘poor’ materials to make jewellery. The key to their beautiful products was using metals such as bronze and steel and using top quality workmanship and techniques to fashion them into incredible, wearable pieces of jewellery.

Rebecca Jewellery - Ballymena

This original idea had an immediate impact on the market and in a few years the brand became highly acclaimed internationally. Rebecca Jewellery is award winning design and we are delighted to be able to offer their pieces in our Ballymena store.

Rebecca Jewellery - Ballymena

We, at Robert Adair Jewellers, stock a range of Rebecca Jewellery. We think that it is chic and will attract attention for the right reasons. Is is fashionable and interesting. All the photographs above are taken from the Rebecca Jewellery Facebook page.

We think that the Rebecca range is a great brand to look at if you are looking for a graduation present or a treat for anyone who has just been through their exams.

Their Alphabet collection allows you to pick up something customised for you, and we adore their glamour collection which is perfect to lift any outfit for any event.

Robert Adair Jewellers has been operating in Ballymena since 1957. With over 50 years of experience, Robert Adair Jewellers are delighted to have sold many beautiful jewellery gifts throughout the years. Please call in with us at Robert Adair Jewellers on Mill Street in Ballymena if you would like to view the new Rebecca Jewellery range.

Congratulations to staff at Robert Adair Jewellers

At Robert Adair Jewellers in Ballymena we place a massive importance on our staff. Our staff are one of our most important resources and that is why we are so pleased to report that they are constantly gaining more and more qualifications.

Congratulations to staff at Robert Adair Jewellers

Recently our staff members Hannah Fleck and Diane McClean completed their Jet 1 Training. The JET training programme offers the jewellery industry’s most prestigious professional development courses. They give our jewellery staff a solid jewellery knowledge, confidence and training that they can they bring to their workplace. Hannah and Diane have benefitted from the training and we want to give them a big congratulations for earning their qualifications – they earned it.

Our staff are hard working and friendly and we, as a family run business, believe that this is one of the things that gives us an edge over our competitors. We have the knowledge and the qualifications to back it up.

Congratulations to staff at Robert Adair Jewellers

Stuart Adair has a diploma in Horology (3 years), diamond grading qualifications and a diploma in Jewellery from the National Association of Jewellers and knows how worthwhile is is to invest in educating the Robert Adair Jewellers staff members.

So to get the advice of trained professionals about what jewellery is the right buy for you call in to Robert Adair Jewellers in Ballymena.

Refurbish your White Gold Rings at Robert Adair Jewellers

Robert Adair Jewellers are equipped to refurbish your white gold jewellery. The Jewellers based in Ballymena have a busy workshop where the onsite jeweller can make sure that your jewellery is looking like new.

Refurbish your White Gold Rings at Robert Adair Jewellers

Refurbishing White Gold Rings

Refurbishing White Gold Rings involves polishing the item to a high finish and then applying a rhodium plating. This gives it that lovely bright white finish that you would get when the ring is brand new.

White Gold jewellery is really popular, especially for wedding bands and engagement rings. The metal looks beautiful when paired with diamonds and compliments your existing jewellery collection if your skin tone matches silver better than traditional gold. Sometimes we forget that our engagement and wedding rings go through an awful lot. We meet people who never take their off meaning it gets taken everywhere, scrubbed when folks are washing their hands and very little tlc. While soaking you ring in soapy water (nothing too aggressive) and a quick rub with a soft toothbrush will clean off any visible dirt it will not bring back that “good as new” shine that you really would like. The only option is Rhodium Plating.

White gold by its nature cannot be “bright white” because, pure gold is not white, it is yellow of course! Even with white metal alloys mixed with gold the resulting metal still has a yellowish tinge. This is what the rhodium plating can covers. Through time this finish wears off and the item tend to look dull. But fear not, your white gold ring can be brought back to life with a quick visit the Robert Adair Jewellers.

Robert Adair Jewellers workshop has the facility to make your old white gold jewellery look like new again with the process normally taking about a week in our Rhodium plating workshop (or sooner if required). Just pop in and have a chat with our staff and they can fill you in on all the details.

For more information on having your white gold jewellery/diamond ring refurbished to look like new contact Stuart Adair on 028 2565 6896. Robert Adair Jewellers have been a trusted family jewellers in Ballymena since 1957, and carry out rhodium plating in Ballymena.

Max Rene Watches by Bering at Robert Adair Jewellers

Robert Adair Jewellers are delighted to unveil their new range from Bering watches. The beautiful range is called Max Rene after the Danish watch designer. These watches are modern and classic and come in a wide range of options.

Max Rene Watches by Bering at Robert Adair Jewellers

The great feature of this range is how comfortable they are to wear. For a luxury watch they feel sleek and light rather than clunky and heavy.

They come with two sizes of bracelet or strap, so as to accommodate a large or small wrist. The straps and bracelets are easy to remove and you can easily change the complete look of your watch from a bracelet watch to a strap watch in a few seconds.

Max Rene Watches by Bering at Robert Adair Jewellers

Read the details from the Berling website below:

Sliding technology
A new sliding technology was developed for this collection, which makes it easy to change straps and mesh bracelets with a simple sliding mechanism. This function enables you to modify the look of the watch without a tool and within a few seconds. Max René is currently having the technology for the Max René mesh bracelets and leather straps on a patent pending.

Water resistance
The watch is water resistant up to 5 ATM, which is five times the ordinary atmospheric pressure, and translates into a depth of 50 meters (165 feet). That makes the watch suitable for daily activities such as showering or swimming in shallow water.

Max René elevations
The new Max René watches comes with a large dial opening of 36,2 mm in the large model. This large opening is only made possible by assembling the dial and hands from the front. The frontloading technique gives the watch a slim and elegant shape in combination with the thin Quartz-movement.

Crown
The 4 mm crown is carefully tailored to the rounded shape of the watch case, and engraved with a stylish M.R. logo. A double O-ring has been implemented between the crown and the Quartz-movement, to ensure the watch is water resistant up to 5ATM. 




Sapphire crystal lens

Ultra-hard sapphire crystal lens is standard on all Max René watches.
The sapphire lens is scratch resistant and up to five times harder in material than normal lenses.

Watch case
Every Max René watch case has been crafted in the finest stainless steel quality 316L, and finished in various styles such as polished steel and rose gold. Furthermore from 2016 a new version in 14k gold will be made available.

Max Rene Watches by Bering at Robert Adair Jewellers

At Robert Adair Jewellers you can call in with us and have a look at the Bering Max René range. This is a beautiful designer piece which will stand out amongst your jewellery collection. Call in now and take a look.

Robert Adair Jewellers Workshop – Ballymena

Robert Adair Jewellers Workshop in Ballymena is a very busy place. Kitted out to repair jewellery, watches and clocks this fully fitted workshop has two watchmakers on the premises who will be able to help you. In the Robert Adair Jewellers Workshop watchmakers carry out all kinds of repairs on all watches, old and new. Repairs can be carried out on all top brands including Rolex Omega Tag Heuer, Breitling and many more.

Robert Adair Jewellers Workshop - Ballymena

Watch Battery Fitting

Batteries can be fitted and at Robert Adair Jewellers watches resealed and electronically pressure tested. Batteries are fitted to quality Swiss watches including Tag, Omega, Tissot and Breitling etc. Thereis no need to send back to these manufacturers, we can do a quality battery refit at a fraction of the cost.

Other service from Robert Adair Jewellers:

  • At Robert Adair Jewellery we also work with clocks. Repairs can be made to clocks both new and antique. We have a pick up service and our professional watchmakers will carry out a repair or a service.
  • Engraving carried out on any item we sell free of charge, with reasonable charges on any other items.
  • Jewellery repairs are also carried out in our workshop with a quick turnaround of one week. Items we sell for example rings etc can very often be sized in one hour. White gold rings made like new again by re rhodium plating this service normally takes about a week but can be completed sooner if required.

Robert Adair Jewellers Workshop - Ballymena

Robert Adair Jewellers has been operating in Ballymena since 1957. With over 50 years of experience, Robert Adair Jewellers are delighted to have sold many engagements rings, wedding bands and beautiful gifts throughout the years. Please call in with us at Robert Adair Jewellers on Mill Street in Ballymena if you woudl like to use any of the services at our workshop.

Bronzallure – Our new Jewellery Range

Here at Robert Adair Jewellers in Ballymena we have just taken on a fabulous new range of jewellery called Bronzallure. Rose gold is a really popular choice for jewellery and Bronzallure uses a special rose coloured alloy which is then plated with 18ct rose gold to give a beautiful and very durable finish.  The range has modern and stylish designs and is perfect for fans of Rose Gold who find it hard to find luxury pieces at affordable prices.

Bronzallure - Our new Jewellery Range

Bronzallure – Our new Jewellery Range

Bronzallure stands for a rose caress, as embracing as the colour that defines any of its jewels. An incomparable shade, the result of years of research, also embodying the exceptional style consciousness of Atelier Bronzallure® talented designers. The charm of bronze and its strength take center stage in this one-of-a-kind alloy; a blend that undergoes a delicate 18K gold pleating, where vigor meets tenderness.

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Such exclusive invention owned by MILORgroup and created altogether with Padua University was born in 2011 thanks to our talent and passion for jewellery: an enhanced alloy from the vision of our atelier, embodying the most advanced technologies. It is so unique to the market to gain the right of registration.
Any of Bronzallure jewels is granted its look and durability through time, as well as its
distinctive colour code: the exclusive rosé, only by Bronzallure. Nickel-free and allergy tested, the collection of jewellery and natural stones by Bronzallure pays a tribute to contemporary women and their inner strength. (Source)

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We absolutely love their luxurious designs combined with cute pastel colours. Their jewellery is unique and stylish and perfect for any lady. In fact something from the Bronzallure collection would make the perfect Christmas Present for someone you love.

To view the whole range call in the Roberts Adair Jewellers on Mill Street in Ballymena.

Bronzallure - Our new Jewellery Range

Robert Adair Jewellers has been operating in Ballymena since 1957. With over 50 years of experience, Robert Adair Jewellers are delighted to have sold many engagements rings, wedding bands and beautiful gifts throughout the years. Please enjoy browsing through our website and get in touch with us or call in with us at Robert Adair Jewellers on Mill Street in Ballymena.

Rosefield Watches at Robert Adair Jewellers – Ballymena

Ballymena based Robert Adair Jewellers are happy to announced that Rosefield Watches will be sold in store. Robert Adair Jewellers endeavour to give our customers the very best jewellery brands and the hottest new styles. That is why we are delighted to sell these beautiful watches.

Rosefield Watches at Robert Adair Jewellers - Ballymena

Rosefield Watches at Robert Adair Jewellers – Ballymena

Here is everything you need to know about Rosefield watches:

Based on the founding principles of both Amsterdam and New York City, ROSEFIELD watches are created for free-spirited individuals. ROSEFIELD makes fashion-forward watches where classic meets modern. Where Amsterdam meets New York. Where function meets fashion.ROSEFIELD watches combine the Dutch minimalist design on one hand with contemporary New York fashion aesthetics on the other hand. The result is a series of contemporary fashion watches with an offbeat twist to punctuate your look. In short, ROSEFIELD watches are a tribute to the great vibes, the energy and the tolerance for free thinking that is typical for both Amsterdam and New York City.

Rosefield Watches at Robert Adair Jewellers - Ballymena

CRAFTSMANSHIP

At ROSEFIELD, we value quality as much as design. High quality materials are central to everything we do. All our watches run on durable Japanese quartz movements and feature genuine leather straps or luxurious stainless steel mesh straps.

For production we partner directly with several of the world’s leading luxury watch manufacturers, who have been hand-producing luxury watches for decades. The result is a collection of affordable premium quality watches with a two-year warranty. And all watches look great too.

INTERCHANGEABLE STRAPS

ROSEFIELD watches feature thin and elegant cases, matching perfectly with the attached handcrafted leather straps. All the leather straps are interchangeable, so you can easily match your watch with the rest of your outfit.

The collection features both stitched leather straps for a classic look and clean-cut leather straps for a modern look. All of our straps come in different colours, and due to an innovative pin mechanism alternating between your favourite styles is only a matter of seconds. 

Rosefield Watches at Robert Adair Jewellers - Ballymena

Rosefield watches are excellent value at £79.00 for every model bracelet or strap. We absolutely love this great new brand and we would love to invite you to our Ballymena showroom to take a look at a Rosefield watch for yourself.

Jewellery Cleaning advice from Robert Adair Jewellers Ballymena

At Robert Adair Jewellers in Ballymena we know that there are few things more mesmerising than watching your diamond ring sparkle. A beautiful diamond should shine and dance in the light, so it’s only natural to want to maintain that bling by giving your ring regular cleanings.

Jewellery Cleaning advice from Robert Adair Jewellers Ballymena

jewellery Cleaning advice - Robert Adair Jewellers Ballymena
First, determine what kind of dirt and grime has got onto your ring, says Stuart. “If you’re very active outdoors or in the kitchen and there’s a hard compacted layer of oil or dirt, it’s best to get it cleaned at a jewellers using professional products that will restore the brilliance of the stone and setting safely.”

However, if your ring has been dirtied by common cosmetics — for example, hairspray, lotion, makeup, or perfume — a simple at-home cleaning should be sufficient.

The best way to clean your ring is to make a solution with warm water (almost hot) and dishwashing soap. Soak your ring for about 20 to 40 minutes, gently brush the stone with a very soft toothbrush, and then, after placing the plug in the sink (just in case), rinse under warm running water. If needed, repeat.

What to avoid using:-
As for substances that you should never use to clean your ring, stay away from any household cleaners such as bleach, chlorine, and acetone, advises Stuart. “These harsh chemicals can break down some of the base metals in your ring. Also never use any kind of abrasive products such as toothpaste, baking soda, or any powdered cleaners, which can easily scratch the precious metal of the band and setting.”
Lastly, also avoid at-home ultrasonic jewellery cleaning machines, especially if your ring features pave set stones says Stuart. “If one of the claws is weakened or if there’s the slightest error in workmanship, the vibrations from an ultrasonic machine can dislodge a stone,” he warns. “Your safest bet for ultrasonic cleaning is to take it to a jeweller, where professionals can test the security of the settings first — or fix it should anything come loose.”

Robert Adair jewellers offer a free Jewellery cleaning service on all jewellery they sell, with very reasonable charges to clean and check any jewellery items. Please call in to our showroom on Mill Street in Ballymena to find out more.

Secrid Mens Wallets – Northern Ireland

Robert Adair Jewellers in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, love Secrid Mens Wallets. Secrid Mens Wallets are designed and made in Holland. They were designed by married couple Rene and Marianne who noticed that traditional wallets were unable to cope with the increasing number of credit cards and store card which we all now use. Secrid wanted to design something which was safe, durable, easy to use and beautiful – and we think they managed it!

Secrid Mens Wallets - Northern Ireland

Secrid Mens Wallets – Northern Ireland

Secrid Mens Wallets - Northern IrelandThey wanted to produce a stylish product which would house all their cards and protect them from being scanned against your will. Here is how Secrid explain their product:

Plastic cards have a hard time, they get bent and become brittle in your pocket. In particular, RFID/NFC cards are not safely stored in a regular wallet. RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) or NFC (Near Field Communication) cards have a chip and an antenna for wireless communication. These cards, such as the public transportation pass, new credit cards and admission tickets, can be activated, selected and copied from up to many metres away, without you noticing. The Secrid Cardprotector works as a firewall in your wallet.

A Secrid wallet allows you to carry around your cards safely and in style. Just take a look at this video below which show you why this wallet is so good.


Secrid Mens Wallets - Northern IrelandThe Secrid Mens Wallet is brilliant because it allows you to see all of your card in one swift movement. The aluminium case protects against any digital pickpockets and you can chose from the sleek metal wallet or add a stylish leather cover. Find out more about Secrid Wallets here.

If you would like to find out more about the Secrid Wallet then please call in at Robert Adair Jewellers in Northern Ireland. The professional staff can help you to chose the wallet which is perfect for you and show you the range of wallets they carry.

Robert Adair jewellers are based in Ballymena in Northern Ireland and they sell beautiful jewellery, watches and gifts including the Secrid Mens Wallet.

Choosing the perfect wedding ring

At Robert Adair Jewellers, Ballymena we like to remind customers that they may be wearing their wedding ring for the rest of their life so, it’s important to choose a design they are comfortable with. We recommend that you consider a variety of metals, shapes, thicknesses and styles when choosing the perfect wedding ring.

Choosing the perfect wedding ring

Which metal when choosing the perfect wedding ring?

The choice of metal for the bride’s wedding band is usually dictated by her engagement ring. The groom’s ring will often follow suit too. However, if the bride and groom have different preferences there is nothing to stop the groom opting for gold while the bride goes for platinum. In any case, here are the most popular options:

A yellow gold wedding ring is the traditional choice. 24ct is the purest form of gold but also the softest variety so is not generally recommended for wedding bands.  Our most popular choice for a gold band is18ct which gives a nice compromise between purity and durability.

White gold will complement any silver or platinum jewellery you may have already, and is currently a very popular choice. Most of our white gold bands have a high palladium content which means that even after substantial wear and tear the ring will still maintain its nice bright and white colour.

A platinum wedding ring is another popular choice.  A naturally white metal platinum is extremely durable and is the ideal metal to securely hold diamonds and precious gemstones.  Whilst initial costs of a platinum ring are higher than for example gold, a ring made in this material will last a lifetime with very little maintenance apart from an occasional polish to bring back the luster of the metal.

Palladium wedding rings are now a very popular choice particularly with the men.  From the same family of metals as platinum, palladium offers many of the advantages of platinum but with a lower price tag.  It is extremely durable and available in many different finishes shapes and styles- both modern and traditional.  We are occasionally asked if we sell titanium wedding rings- with a resounding no as the answer.  Titanium is not a precious metal and cannot be adjusted in size or repaired once damaged- not good attributes for a ring which is expected to last a lifetime.

We recently offered some advice on shape when choosing the perfect wedding ring – click here to read.

Choosing the perfect wedding ring

Style of band when choosing the perfect wedding ring?

You will probably never have considered this before but if you turn a ring on its side you will notice the style – or profile – of its band. The most common band shapes for wedding rings are:

Rounded-edge wedding ring: this gently curved style is the most subtle and traditional option.

High-domed wedding ring: with its more pronounced curve, this style is slightly taller than the rounded-edge design and can suit higher set engagement rings

Flat wedding ring: this design has quite square edges for a more modern look.

Other terms you might hear when it comes to wedding-band shapes include D-shape wedding ring, court wedding ring or concave wedding ring. Don’t be unnerved by all this terminology, just call in to the shop where we will be able to show you all the options and advise on what shape best suits the shank (band) of your engagement ring.

Other factors when choosing the perfect wedding ring?

Diamond set wedding rings are very much in vogue at the moment but it is important to choose a ring where the diamonds are set down low into the band.  There are two secure styles to choose from, either channel set or rub over set both are secure and will allow many years of wear.  We are sometimes asked for settings with the diamonds all the way around the band, this gives a lovely effect but it must be remembered that it does make any sizing adjustments in the future difficult if possible at all.  We have a superb range of diamond set wedding rings in all precious metals not only for the ladies but also for the man who wants a bit of sparkle as well.

Couples often want to have their wedding date or a special message engraved on the inside of their wedding rings.  This isn’t a problem and with our modern computer engraving machine.  Engraving can be carried out in any font and style and even on two or more lines.   This is part of a free service and puts the finishing touches to the perfect wedding ring.

And finally give yourself plenty of time to choose your rings.  While we can have rings ordered and in stock within two weeks it is obviously much better not to be rushed and to take the necessary time to pick a lovely ring that you are going to cherish and wear every day for many years to come.  We find that about two to three months prior to the big day is about right for choosing the rings.  Some Brides to be are very efficient in their planning and are maybe hoping to have their bands sorted up to a year in advance.  While this is fine with us we always prefer not to finalize the sizes etc until nearer the wedding date to allow for loosing (or dare I say putting on ) a little weight.

I hope the this feature has been of some help but for more information on any of the points raised or to view our stunning range of rings please give us a visit in store at –  Robert Adair Jewellers, Diamond House, Mill Street, Ballymena. Tel 25656896 –  A Trusted Family Jeweller in Ballymena Since 1957