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#WowWednesday Bell & Ross Hydromax

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#WowWednesday

For all things WOW, look no further…💍

In case you haven’t joined our Facebook or Twitter pages you may miss out on all sorts of stunning items that you’ll find in the jewellery world. If you love watches you’ll love this weeks #WowWednesday This weeks stunning timepiece is a highly unusual, rare, surprisingly slim, professional deep sea divers watch from Bell & Ross which is filled with special oil called Hydroil. It’s hard to believe this watch is completely filled with this special fluid, even the movement and dial! There’s only a couple of types of special Swiss movements that can work once submersed in this liquid. Because of this, the watch can withstand huge pressures and will allow the wearer to maintain perfect performance 11,100 meters under water! this depth is the deepest known ocean depth (or another way of putting it, over 6 miles down) wow! Not that anyone will be doing that depth anytime soon but it’s good to know you’re in safe hands with such a super tough, understated special watch which just happens to be for sale here at Hoppers Headquarters!

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Fathers Day #TimepieceTuesday

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#TimepieceTuesday

On Tuesday we will give you a taster of what S.T Hopper has to offer in the world of watches! 

 

As seen on our Facebook & Twitter pages, this weeks #TimepieceTuesday is a reminder to not forget Fathers Day this Sunday! Treat Dad to a very special gift such as a quality timepiece. These two Michel Herbelin watches are new models from their popular Newport range and have just landed at Hoppers Headquarters!

 

NEWPORT

Sporty elegance with charisma and maritime design are the unmistakable trademark of the timepieces from the successful “Newport” collection, which has been the face of the brand for more than 30 years.

RRP £440.00 on each Newport model shown. Please contact us or pop into the shop to check on availability.

Tour De France Watch In Stock!

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Tissot Tour De France Watch Now In Stock!

 

SKU Number 55460

 

This eye catching Tissot watch has just arrived here in Boston. The official Tour De France Chronograph watch…Be quick, we only have the one! RRP £380

This sporty watch features many design details inspired by cycling and takes its colours from the Tour de France. This special edition is a must-have for every Tour de France and cycling fan.
The watch is inspired by details from the design of a bicycle and the champion’s yellow jersey. The caseback has been engraved with the Tour de France logo and gives an added touch of exclusivity.

RRP £380.00 Please contact us for availability

TECHNICAL SPECS

Reference T1114173744100
Origin Swiss made
Warranty 2 Years of Warranty
Collection Special Collections
Gender GENT
Case shape ROUND
Water resistance Water-resistant up to a pressure of 10 bar (100 m / 330 ft)
Case Material 316L stainless steel case with grey and black PVD coating with carbon composite
Length 44.5
Width 44.5
Lugs 18
Thickness 11.4
Case options Aluminium bezel, Engraved case back
Weight (g) 92
Crystal Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Dial color bronze
Indexes index
Movement Swiss quartz
Model ETA G10.212
Caliber 13 1/4”’
Diameter (mm) 29,8
Jewels 4
Battery battery type Renata 394
Energy Quartz
Dial HMsSD
Functions 30-minutes and 1/10 of a second counters, central 60-seconds chronograph hand, ADD and SPLIT functions
Strap reference T603040819
Strap details Silicone
Strap Front Synthetic
Strap back Synthetic
Strap color Black, Yellow
Buckle standard buckle
  • Quartz
  • Sapphire Glass
  • Water Resistant up to a pressure of 10 bar (100m / 330 ft)
  • Carbon composite
  • 316L Stainless steel with PVD coating

 

Facebook Competition!

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Facebook Competition!

Firstly I have to apologise for the lack of updates lately, it’s been so busy here at Hoppers Headquarters that I haven’t been able to do anything on social media. The good news is that in returning, we have a new Facebook competition! This week we have a beautiful ladies Michel Herbelin bangle watch to give away.

Michel Herbelin, founded in 1947, carries on the finest watchmaking traditions, allying the latest technology with skills honed over the generations. Every Michel Herbelin creation is a unique piece featuring the very best Swiss movements and the painstaking work of their master craftsmen.

Michel Herbelin has become the leader in France in its market segment. One in four watches sold in the same price bracket is a Michel Herbelin. Michel Herbelin is an international brand. Two thirds of production is sold in approximately 50 countries worldwide. We are proud to be the official stockist of Michel Herbelin here in Boston.

This model is known as the Salambo has the RRP of £355.00. This could be yours for free! simply by doing the following…

LIKE our page, where you can keep up to date with all the latest goings on in the jewellery world, LIKE & SHARE the competition post or if you prefer TAG a friend in the post who you think may love this watch! It’s as easy as that. Someone WILL win this stunning watch on 16.06.18 #BeInItToWinIt

 

Click HERE to enter and good luck!

Please Read Carefully Below

*One of Team Hopper will choose a lucky winner at random

*Competition is open to all who can collect the prize from our shop in Boston, no posting of this prize is available. You are just a few clicks away from being in with a chance of winning!

*Only one prize, one winner and cannot be swapped or returned for anything else, but why would you?!

*If we do not have a response from the winner within 48 hours of announcement we will carry on with the give-away and choose a new winner. Somebody WILL always win our fabulous prizes.

*Winner has 7 days from response to pick up the prize or, as above, we will carry on with the give-away and choose a new winner.

*Please note this competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

 

#WowWednesday Birthstone for May is…

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#WowWednesday

For all things WOW, look no further…💍

 

In case you haven’t joined our Facebook or Twitter pages you may miss out on all sorts of stunning items in the jewellery world. If you love beautiful pieces of jewellery you’ll love our weekly feature called #WowWednesday this is where we feature random pieces of jewellery that you will find here at S T Hopper. The Birthstone for May is Emerald, falling perfectly during mid spring, Emerald is the perfect stone to symbolise this blossoming time of year with its beautiful, deep green garden like colour.  So this weeks chosen colourful wonder are these beautiful pair of 18ct White Gold, Emerald & Diamond stud earrings. A real eye catcher for any time of the year  😍

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The Hoppers Secret Service

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The Hoppers Secret Service

It sounds like something straight out of a James Bond movie, a top secret operation in a little town called Boston. With the outbreak of World War 2, life changed dramatically and life in Boston was no different to any where else in the country. Food, fuel and money were in short supply as were high end Swiss watches and diamond rings! Retailers of luxury goods were forced to diversify and help in the war effort. Life had changed.

Stanley T Hopper was an accomplished watch and clockmaker and his skills were soon put to better use by the war office in London. He was trained to make and repair aircraft instruments, now in huge demand to feed the ever growing need of the RAF.

It wasn’t long before Stanley Hopper’s entrepreneurial streak came to the forefront. He quickly realised that he could do this work from his own jewellery workshop in Strait Bargate and by doing so being closer to his family, friends and business that was currently being run by his wife Gwen in his absence. Demand grew and grew so Stanley secretly opened up more workshop space above the shops in Strait Bargate, secretly training and employing up to 30 ladies to make, repair and set up aircraft instruments that would eventually see our pilots emerge triumphant in the skies over Europe.

For good reason this work went unnoticed by the townsfolk of Boston, had this small scale parts factory become common knowledge it could well have been a target and the face of the town centre could have looked very different today.

The picture below shows the reunion of Stanley and Gwen with a number of the ladies taken in 1973 who were instrumental in the production of the equipment that would be used by the RAF bombers and fighters of The Second World War.

War workers reunion084

Stanley & Gwen with most of the ‘Secret Service’ ladies

 A very interesting article that was published in the Boston Standard on Friday 5 October 1973 regarding Boston’s very own secret service it reads…
They worked together in war-time Boston and on Saturday, almost 30 years later the
ladies in our picture were able to reminisce about the days when they were part of the “war effort.”
Not many Bostonians knew of the vital work which went on in a room above Hoppers the jewellers, then in Strait Bargate
from 1942 until the end of the war. The women, then young housewives, were engaged in the assembly of
electrical measuring instruments, voltmeters and ammeters. All of them, previously dress makers and hairdressers, were
specifically chosen for this delicate work because of their nimble fingers. Their boss was Mr Stanley
Hopper, who had elected to take training in this work so that he in turn could teach others  It was Mrs Madge Sentance of Willington Road, Kirton, who hit on the idea of a reunion, she and
Mrs Alma Taylor, of Fosdyke set about locating the other 14 girls they had worked with. Because some
of them have moved away from the area, only 10 were able to be present at the “get together” at
The Black Bull in Kirton and for a meal at the White Hart, Boston. Mr and Mrs Hopper were there
to meet them. “It was marvellous” said Mrs Sentance “and we all recognised each other immediately. Of course
we have children now, and some are grandmothers” The only thing which marred the occasion was
the absence, through illness of Mr Len Slingsby, the gunsmith, and the man who worked alongside
them testing the finished instruments. Those pictured with Mr Stanley Hopper are, Olive
Franks, Ralphs Lane, Wyberton. Joy Smalley, Fydell Crescent, Boston. Bertha Driver, Rosebery Avenue, Boston.
Alma Taylor, Fosdyke. Mary Higgins, Washingborough. Kitty Fox, Lincoln. Margaret Little, London. “Toots” Gresham, Old Leake. Eileen Hockerston, Derby and Madge Sentance, Kirton.

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The original paper clipping from The Boston Standard dated 5th October 1973

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#WowWednesday 3 Stone Ring

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#WowWednesday

For all things WOW, look no further…💍

In case you haven’t joined our Facebook or Twitter pages you may miss out on all sorts of stunning items that you’ll find in the jewellery world. If you love beautiful pieces of jewellery you’ll love our weekly feature called #WowWednesday this is where we feature random pieces of jewellery that you will find here at S T Hopper. Here on the website you will find an S T Hopper category, our very own brand. This weeks stunner is a timeless classic, an 18ct Yellow Gold, Diamond 3 Stone Ring…a real eye catcher thanks to its beautiful setting and diamonds that are full of brilliance, fire and sparkle. A true Wow in WowWednesday 😍

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Facebook #Jewel/Duel

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Just for fun, putting items of jewellery against each other, which one do you prefer?! Have your say! Which one will win?! Only one way to find out!…. 

Every now and then on our Facebook page, just for fun, we like for you to have your say! So head on over and join in! Which one’s your favourite? LIKE, LOVE or WOW whichever one you prefer. There’s the 18ct White Gold Sapphire & Diamond drop pendant, 18ct Yellow gold fancy Diamond half eternity ring or the 18ct White Gold Diamond bangle. SHARE the post with your friends if you  all of them and can’t decide!

Pieces on show are (click on links below)

18ct White Gold Sapphire & Diamond Drop Pendant

18ct Yellow Gold fancy Diamond Half Eternity Ring

18ct White Gold Diamond Bubble Bangle

Please note this is for fun and not a competition!

#ThrowbackThursday Newspaper Advert

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#ThrowbackThursday

Let’s take another trip down Memory Lane……

 

Today on our Facebook and Twitter pages we have another look down memory lane. Deep in the Hoppers archives we have come across two things…The first is this newspaper cut out from the ‘Boston Guardian’ from 21st August, 1936 back when the shop was located in Strait Bargate

Newspaper adverts aren’t anything new but it is great to find such an old advert from our past. This front page advert located on the right hand side, advertised our lustrous gold wedding rings and for a limited time each wedding ring purchased came with a free ‘useful’ present! With a bit more digging in the Hoppers vault I’ve found that very gift!

Each wedding ring purchase came with one of these Sterling Silver lucky horseshoes complete with a Hoppers Jewellers inscription on the reverse. The horseshoe was popped safely away in a white leather Hoppers purse. Approximately 20 years ago we reissued these horseshoes once again for a limited time by making a wax cast from the original horseshoe. Do you have a Hoppers lucky horseshoe? Hopefully it has brought you lots of luck!

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#WowWednesday Presents Daisy London

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#WowWednesday

For all things WOW, look no further…💍😮

This week is a multiple wow! as the last of our Daisy London jewellery now has 30% off! So time to wear a stunning Daisy piece at an unbelievable price, each based on the classic English flower and perfect for the sunny Spring weather. Below are just some of the remaining pieces you’ll find with 30% off, hurry though as this offer wont last forever and once its gone, its gone! As always if you see something you like please contact us and we will put to one side for you ready for when you are next passing by.

 

Daisy Vintage Beta Ring- Was £49.50 Now Only £34.00

Daisy 7mm Silver Stud Earrings- Was £36.00 Now Only £25.00

Daisy 15mm Drop Silver Bracelet- Was £69.00 Now Only £48.00

 

Daisy 6mm Daisy & Feather Ring (Size Small & Large available) Was £39.00 Now Only £27.00

 

Daisy Iota Bangle- Was £125.00 Now Only £87.00

It’s A Boy! 👶

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Mother & Child

 

Congratulations to The Duchess of Cambridge giving birth to a son today, her third child, on St. Georges Day and fifth in line to the throne. So what better time to show you these stunning new pieces from Muru Jewellery that have just arrived and rather aptly named Mother & Child.

On the left we have this thoughtful rose gold star charm necklace which features a large & tiny star symbolic of the love between mother & child, this makes a special and memorable gift for your daughter or mother. The 2 stars celebrate the and everlasting bond between mother & child. They represent hope & unconditional love from the heart. Complete with a Talisman meaning card and luxury branded gift packaging. RRP £79.00

On the right we have this eye-catching silver disc necklace which features a cut out star design to symbolise the bond between mother & child. This makes an inspiring gift for a mother or daughter. The 2 stars celebrate the everlasting bond between mother and child. They represent hope and unconditional love from the heart. Complete with luxury gift packaging & a meaning card. RRP £59.00

These, as well as other necklaces in this range are now in stock at Hoppers Headquarters. If you are tempted by one of these pieces feeling free to contact us and we can even put to one side for you as part of our Click & Collect service.

 

#ThrowbackThursday 3 Members Of Staff

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#ThrowbackThursday

Let’s take another trip down Memory Lane……

 

This week on our Facebook and Twitter pages we want to see if any of you Hopper Shoppers recognise these 3 members of staff in the picture?….This picture was taken in the shop in 1989 for a newspaper article when the demand back then (as you can tell from the picture) was for yellow gold jewellery. Figured out who they are?! Well let’s start off with the easy one, Gerry Hopper is of course centre with Steve Jordan to the right who was our expert valuer and when it came to window displays always knew how to attract passers by. Last but not least, the lady on the left is of course our very popular Georgina Hutson a lovely, loyal member of staff of 30 years….memories!