Why Choose Parkhouse?
History - 220 Years of It
The PARKHOUSE legacy began in Hampshire in 1794 and has always been a family business, becoming part of Scotland’s oldest family jeweller, LAING, in 1995. Starting life as a manufacturer of clocks and watches, our obsession with perfectly crafted tiny things has never gone away. Now in our sixth generation, we have come this far by never resting on our laurels and always putting our customers at the centre of everything we do, adapting over the decades to continually offer a fresh, modern approach that is steeped in history and tradition.
Knowledge - The UK's Leading Experts
You can learn a lot in 220 years. Today we continue to use modern techniques combined with time-honoured traditions. As one of the UK’s leading expert gemmologists, our owner and chairman Michael Laing OBE really knows his diamonds, and handpicks our stones himself. All our in-store experts are highly trained to be able to give you the best advice.
I’m looking for that superior play of light, little pinhead of the rainbow colours. You can’t hold it, it’s there in a glimpse and gone again.
Michael Laing OBE
Quality - Only the Top 3% of Diamonds Make the Cut
We only choose ethically sourced diamonds that have been through the Kimberley Process, and we select all our diamonds directly from the cutters in Antwerp, the diamond capital of the world. Less than 3% of the diamonds that Michael and his son Richard inspect are good enough to become a PARKHOUSE diamond, selected for their quality and brilliance. Find out more about how we buy our diamonds here.
We specialise in D Colour diamonds, the rarest and whitest colour of diamond available, and only choose those with a superior cut and sparkle. A PARKHOUSE diamond will catch your eye even in candle light.
For added peace of mind, all our diamonds above 0.30ct are independently certified by one of the top laboratories, so you can be sure you are getting the quality you pay for.
Attention to Detail - Handcrafted to Perfection
Whether you are looking for a diamond engagement ring or a special piece of jewellery, you can be sure we have put as much care and attention into the choice as you have. Our in-house designs are refined over many months until they achieve our exacting standards, and our highly-trained experts are always on hand to answer any questions and offer guidance. Because of this attention to detail we believe we have the finest diamond collection in our cities, if not the UK.