Love, Romance and Marriage

Let Specialist Jeweller, Michael Platt, guide you at this magical time Is this the right time to make it happen for you and your partner? Only YOU can know the true answer, but……if you’re reading this, there’s a good chance YES is the right answer!   Proposing marriage to the person you love could be […]

A guide to inheriting jewellery

Inheriting Jewellery can raise very mixed raw emotions. Grief over the loss of someone treasured can be sad and painful; inheriting a piece of jewellery that was cherished and dearly loved by that special person can bring comfort and solace at a time of sorrow.  What should one do with inherited jewellery?  Don’t rush into […]


Are Diamonds Still a Girl’s Best Friend in 2019?

Sung about and made famous by Marilyn Monroe in ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’, are diamonds still a girl’s best friend? For sure, diamonds definitely are desired and coveted and will never lose their classic appeal. A report issued by De Beers indicates that recent demand for diamonds and diamond jewellery was up, buoyant worldwide, with increased […]


Why consider designing a unique piece of jewellery?

Not sure where to start or whether to make this journey but would like to really take someone’s breath away and surprise someone special with an amazing piece of jewellery unique to them? If you would love to give a very special lasting and memorable individual engagement and wedding ring, an exceptional Christmas, birthday, wedding or […]


The meaning behind the Michael Platt Dove

The Dove has been a prominent symbol above the front door of our shop in Church Road, Wimbledon Village SW19 for nearly 30 years. Doves are closely associated with love and peace. The dove was singled out to represent romance because Greek mythology associated the small, white bird with Aphrodite, the goddess of love (known […]


The History of The Engagement Ring: 1900s to Today

The giving and receiving of an engagement ring is a serious milestone in your relationship. Although ancient Egyptian mummies have been discovered with metal bands on the third finger of their left hand, the first recorded proposal with a diamond ring was in 1477, and by the end of the 19th century, engagement rings set […]