Manufacturing and repairing clocks and watches, as well as designing jewellery and silverware for Scotland’s burgeoning fine jewellery collectors, the iconic LAING family business was born in 1840. Today, some 175 years later and under the ownership of Michael Laing OBE, the great-great-great grandson of the founding family, LAING Edinburgh continues to define the art of fine jewellery and watch-making, and maintains its inimitable reputation for craftsmanship, exceptional design, superior diamonds and precious gemstones.
As a 6th generation family jeweller the company embraces a new generation of contemporary design whilst respecting the classical, time-honoured traditions of its predecessors. To this day, each and every loose diamond is handpicked in Antwerp by Michael Laing to superior standards to ensure outstanding brilliance and fire.
Bespoke diamond collections are a specialism of the store’s designers and the Esme, Sienna, Isabella, Anna and Suzanne ranges perfectly illustrate the charm, creativity and originality of LAING designs. Each of these collections has a story to tell, inspired by Michael’s daughters and granddaughters.
A showcase for the world’s leading international jewellery and watch brands such as Rolex, Omega and Cartier, the Watch Gallery is home to one of the largest collections of luxury timepieces outside of London as well as a new state-of-the-art watch service and repair workshop, reinforcing the artisan skills and craftsmanship in-store.
The Watch Gallery spans two stores on Frederick Street and boasts a stunning Rolex area in which to enjoy a glass of champagne whilst browsing the collections. LAING Edinburgh is also privileged to be the exclusive stockist for Cartier, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Panerai, Chopard and Breitling in the city, and home to some of the most sought after luxury jewellery brands: Mikimoto, the finest and most famous of pearl brands, the world’s most perfectly cut diamond Hearts On Fire and Italian designer Marco Bicego.
It’s not just the surroundings, collections and luxury brands that define LAING, it’s a combination of the personal touches, attention to detail and highest customer service with in-store experts that guarantee a five star experience for all visitors.