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From stunning diamond solitaires, fabulous three stone rings or scintillating diamond clusters, there is a fine quality diamond engagement ring waiting for you to try on at Robert Adair Jewellers Ballymena

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Style of Engagement Ring

Styles of rings are many and varied with a range of rings continually expanding as modern trends develop.  Robert Adairs take great care in choosing their rings to ensure that they can offer each customer the style of ring they want, at a price they can afford.

Platinum is very much the metal of choice at the moment, closely followed by white gold, and while most of the ladies have their hearts set on all diamonds, gemstone rings with emerald ruby and sapphire are still requested.  When it comes to a simple single diamond rings we always let the diamond do the talking only using diamonds which are cut to perfection to give the most fire and scintillation.  All qualities are available to suit every budget.  At the moment there is a trend towards a style of ring sometimes know as the halo setting.  This setting comprises a centre diamond, in any shape of cut, which is bordered by a separate row of micro set diamonds .  This setting emphasises the size of the main diamond and gives a fantastic effect of fire and sparkle, which is what a diamond should be all about.  Many settings now combine micro set diamonds in the shoulders and sides of the ring giving a lovely display and leading the eye
up to the main stones in the ring.  All of Robert Adair Jewellers Ballymena engagement rings can be supplied with matching plain or diamond set wedding rings and are available in gold, white gold, platinum and palladium.

Single stone diamond set shoulders                     Three stone ring

Design of Engagement Ring

If its something unusual, distinctive or unique you have in mind Robert Adairs have many variations of traditional designs as well as ranges of beautiful engagement rings which are exclusive to Adairs Jewellera.  All rings can be tailored to suit an individuals requirements both in terms of diamond size and price.  If a more personalised ring is required, then with the advice of the sales team a ring can be created to your own specification and a design viewed by CAD before any decisions are made.

Choosing a diamond can be a daunting affair, but not at Robert Adairs where you can sit down in privacy and discuss styles prices and all the options available.  Advice can be given on cut, colour clarity and carat weight and certified stones all important information, but explained in a simple down to earth manner.  You can also be safe in the knowledge that an after sales service second to none is available, with a fully fitted workshop on the premises most rings can be adjusted in a matter of hours.


For more information on Robert Adair Jewellers engagement rings and diamonds, contact Stuart Adair on 028 25656896 or email


Halo setting with wedding ring

Diamond Rings – Engagement Rings – Jewellers Ballymena – Robert Adair

Bering Watches Ballymena

Philip —  April 23, 2013

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Robert Adair Jewellers are now the sole agents for Bering Watches in Ballymena

When Danish adventurer and businessman Rene Kaerskov jumped out of a helicopter into the ice cold of the Arctic, directly over the North Pole in 2008, he had no idea that he was parachuting into a new era. Because at that moment in time, landing safely at the most northerly point of the globe, his heart was conquered by the cool, simple beauty and infinite white expanse of the eternal ice.

Overwhelmed by these fascinating impressions, he also captivated his business partners back home in Denmark with his descriptions of the exquisite splendour of the Arctic landscape. During passionate discussions, the vision of a new watch brand slowly took shape. A watch brand which would be as pure, clear and breathtakingly beautiful as the Arctic itself.The idea for BERING Watch Design was born.

Bering 11435-751_1Bering 32039-440_1Bering 10629-700_1Clear clean lines and the use of high-tech ceramics are the hallmarks of Bering and with prices starting at under £100 Bering watches have proved to be one of Robert Adair Jewellers best selling products.

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Robert Adair Jewellers are excited to announce that they are now official stockists of the much anticipated BERING watch range.




The full range of this fantastic brand of Bering watches can be viewed in store at Robert Adair Jewellers 47/51 Mill Street Ballymena.
For more information on Bering watches in Ballymena contact Stuart Adair on 028 25656896 or email
Remember Robert Adair Jewellers offer a free engraving service on any Bering watch sold.

Bering Watch – Jewellers Ballymena – Northern Ireland

Ear Piercing Ballymena

Stuart Adair —  April 9, 2013

Professional Ear Piercing at Robert Adair Jewellers

Ear piercing at Robert Adair Jewellers Ballymena is a relaxed and straight forward affair carried out by Stuart Adair who has been piercing ears for some twenty years.  

Only 14ct gold earrings are used with a choice of either yellow or white gold 4mm ball studs available.

Ear Rings

“At Robert Adair Jewellers we only use 14ct gold earrings”

The use of quality gold ear rings is essential to limit the chances of allergic reactions etc. Stuart is happy to pierce a childs ears from the age of seven with no upper age limit! (it’s never too late to get your ears pierced). The ear piercing will only take about ten minutes from start to finish although Stuart will not rush as some people, particularly children, need that little extra reassurance and explanation about what is going to happen. Remember at Robert Adair Jewellers we only use 14ct gold earrings and costs are very reasonable. It is always a good idea to ring and make an appointment to make sure Stuart is available at a time that suits you.

Any other queries or questions please feel free to contact

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Stuart Adair

Robert Adair Jewellers

47/51 Mill Street



Stuart Adair – – Ear Piercing  Ballymena

The price of Platinum and Gold has sky rocketed and is a cause for concern for both manufactures and retailers.

Manufacturing items such as diamond engagement rings and wedding bands has become more expensive.

Could Palladium be the new alternative? 

Palladium imageAt Robert Adair Jewellers Ballymena we have found a gradual rise in the popularity of this precious metal with more and more of our customers seeking an affordable price range.


Palladium is 95% pure and is made up Ruthenium and Iridium, which are also platinum group metals. 

Palladium is a Platinum group metal and comes with many advantages.


For example:

    • It does not tarnish or lose whiteness when worn.
    • Palladium does not need to be rhodium plated like white gold
    • Palladium is harder wearing.
    • As it is a platinum group metal it makes the jewellery item hypo-allergenic
      with negligible nickel content
    • The colour of palladium is slightly darker than platinum making any set diamonds look more revealing.
    • Palladium is in the same price bracket as white gold but due to the price of gold rising and that Palladium is a less dense metal than gold it is less expensive.


Interesting facts – 

Palladium is actually rarer than Gold and may hold a higher value in the future, especially if it becomes sought after over Gold due to trends in the buying market.

From January 2010 Palladium has been officially recognised as a precious metal. If a Palladium design weighs more than 1 gram it is now a legal requirement for it to be hallmarked.

The symbol for Palladium is the Pallas Athene, the Greek Goddess of War, Wisdom and Crafts, after whom it was named. The mark was designed for use as part of the Palladium hallmark as shown below.

palladium hallmark

Like 9ct and 18ct gold there are two qualities of palladium available palladium 500 and palladium 950.  The 950 quality is almost pure palladium while the 500 standard comprises 50% palladium.

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Robert Adair Jewellers stock a full range of palladium rings in both 500 and 950 qualities, and would be more than happy to show you the range at their Ballymena premises on Mill Street.  If you have questions or would like more information on Palladium contact Stuart Adair on  028 25656896 or email 


Stuart Adair – – Palladium  Ballymena

Robert Adair Jewellers Ballymena based on Mill Street offer a specialist watch battery replacement service for quality watches.


 Why pay £80.00+ to send your watch back to the manufacture when a quality battery fitting service is available locally


Our service includes:-


  • Batteries fitted by Swiss trained watchmaker
  • One hour service
  • Only quality Swiss made Renata batteries used 
  • All seals visually checked and replaced as necessary
  • 1 year guarantee on all battery replacements
  • Contacts cleaned and adjusted as necessary
  • Watch pressure testing available for a small extra charge
  • Postal service available (additional charge for insured return postage)
  • Batteries fitted to quality Swiss watches such as Omega Longines  Rado  Tissot  Tag Heure  etc



For more information on our professional  watch battery fitting and pressure checking service contact :-


Stuart Adair

Robert Adair Jewellers

47/51 Mill Street, Ballymena.



Robert Adair Jewellers

T: 028 2565 6896