LISBURN jewellers played a very important role in the wedding of
the Queen's eldest grandson.
Bow Street firm Midas Jewellers was given the
honour of providing the platinum wedding hand especially
commissioned by Autumn Kelly for her new husband Peter Phillips.
Jim Conlon owner of the jewellers said he was
thrilled to be given the important job.
"It was an honour to he invited into the young couple's home
and entrusted with such an important role in their wedding
plans. It was particularly important for me to ensure that
Autumn and Peter enjoyed the experience of choosing Peter's
wedding band and so it was a pleasure to see them sharing a rare
moment of calm out of their hectic schedules."
It was through a mutual friend that Jim was put in touch with
Jim explained: "My friend Victoria who is originally from
Hillsborough used to work with Peter for the Williams racing
team. When Autumn told her that she still hadn't chosen a ring
for her future husband, Victoria mentioned me and put us in
touch via email. For the first few days I didn't have a clue who
Autumn was." The Lisburn business man flew over to meet with the
couple in their Kensington apartment and showed them a selection
"Peter selected a five millimetre platinum
court wedding ring and then I had to get it made from scratch as
the jewellers who originally measured his finger, had told him
the wrong size. I rushed the order through and it was ready
within the week. It is a very heavy ring," said Jim.
He continued: "I then flew back over to give
it to them a few weeks ago. Autumn was relaxed and just
delighted to get everything sorted."
The excited .pair were so happy with the ring
that they asked Jim to supply some personal gifts, from Peter,
for their chief bridesmaids who included Peter's sister Zara,
the Queen's granddaughter.
"I went out for dinner with them and Victoria
and they couldn't have been happier. They are very down to earth
people with no airs or graces," said Jim.
"It is always a privilege to be asked to help
and advise a couple when choosing their wedding bands as it is
such an important part of their special day and a symbol of
their commitment to one another.
"Everyone's experience of choosing their
wedding band should be special - this has always been paramount
at Midas Jewellers. We normally' never divulge information about
our clients but the couple said that it would be made public
anyway by the magazine that was covering the wedding."