Category: interview

Autumn Opportunity

With a successful summer season of antiques and fine art fairs behind us, an another opportunity arises. Dealers have been restocking. In particular Ian Towning at Bourbon Handby Arcade opposite Chelsea Old Town Hall in King’Road  west London. Here he always maintains a large stock of jewellery on offer at prices to suit all pockets. Recently there has been increased […]

Hot News

The long hot summer continues. Following the London summer fairs antiques are back in the news. Nowhere more so than at  Chelsea jewellery expert, the television personality, Ian Towning’s  showrooms in London. When it comes style and the latest trends, Ian has a selection of pieces to suit all pockets and seasons,  not least the […]

Filming Posh Pawn

Chelsea fine jewellery expert Ian Towning is filming another contribution to Channel 4’s popular Posh Pawn. This popular television programme is now being filmed for the next series to be seen later in the year. As before when a really special high-end piece of jewellery is brought into one of Prestige Pawnbrokers shops in Hatton […]

Welcome Visitors

As Spring brings better weather so it traditionally brings overseas visitors to Britain especially London. This year has been no exception. In fact, as well-known and respected Chelsea  jewellery authority and antiques expert Ian Towning advises, there are more visitors from abroad than ever this year. He has been amazed and delighted to welcome people who have made the journey […]

Eye-Catching and Colourful

“Suddenly  everyone is seeking colourful brooches” says Chelsea jewellery expert Ian Towning at Bourbon Hanby Arcade in London.  Diamonds are being overtaken  by emeralds, rubies and sapphires as a girl’s best friend.  These brooches are the latest “must-have” accessory of the year.   It is not just that they are being worn, but how they are worn.  From […]

Watch This Space

The clocks go back every autumn. Then it is lighter in the mornings and the lights come on earlier in the evening. Chelsea jeweller Ian Towning at Bourbon Hanby Arcade has ideas for presents for every season. And more and more people are buying from his stock illustrated on this website. For a present with […]

Favorite ITV Show

Dickinson’s Real Deal is off-air for a summer break during August and the first two weeks of September This popular ITV show will resume broadcasting with the first of the 10th series on Monday 15th September 2014.

Welsh Borders Charity Antiques Event

The Hope House Children’s Hospices in the Welsh Borders  are holding a  “Value and View” fund raising event at Trevor Hall near Llangollen on Tuesday 2nd September 2014. Ian Towning, Chelsea jewellery and antiques expert on ITV’s popular show Dickinson’s Real Deal, will be conducting two valuation sessions at this Welsh stately home. This is a ticket-only occasion in aid […]

You Want More?

Alfreton in Amber Valley, Derbyshire, just off the A38, is hosting ITV’s  Dickinson’s Real Deal  on Saturday 17  May 2014. Filming will take place at  the town’s Leisure Centre in Church Street (DE55 7DB).  Admission is free from 9am. Presenter David Dickinson is hoping there will be some real ” Bobby Dazzlers” amongst the interesting things that local people will bring […]

A Nice Surprise

“I am always happy to give someone a nice surprise” , says Ian Towning. Chelsea jewellery expert and regular valuer on the popular television programme  Posh Pawn made it possible to advise the owner of a fine diamond necklance and ring that they were worth far more than they expected when the pieces were taken into […]