Edinburgh-based Hamilton & Inches has handcrafted a star decoration to celebrate the jeweller’s charity of choice for the festive period, the Make-a-Wish foundation.

While Christmas represents a commercially successful time for retail businesses, as well as a period of celebration and receiving for individuals, it’s also a time of giving and reflection. For this reason, Hamilton & Inches is taking the opportunity to support Make-A-Wish Foundation, whose tireless work over the course of more than 30 years has helped to make the wishes of critically ill children come true, as well as providing help and support to the families and carers of those children.

“At Hamilton & Inches we believe that giving back is an important part of Christmas,” affirms the retailer’s chief executive officer, Victoria Houghton.


This year, Hamilton & Inches will be making a donation to the charity after the busy festive retail period and to celebrate this, the skilled artisans at Hamilton & Inches have created a unique festive Christmas decoration in aid of Make-A-Wish to mark the jeweller’s support.

Crafted from sterling silver in the Hamilton & Inches workshop above the showroom and hung from with a ribbon in Hamilton & Inches’ distinctive purple, the ornament retails at £60.

In further support of the Make-A-Wish foundation, Hamilton & Inches has a long standing Christmas relationship with iconic Edinburgh hotel,  The Balmoral, and this year has partnered together with them and Hawico Cashmere to celebrate the season with an intricate installation of three eye-catching wishing trees, which will take centre stage in the hotel’s Afternoon Tea lounge, Palm Court, symbolising the three  brands all in support of Make-A-Wish.

The wishing trees will offer the ‘Gift of a Wish’, inviting guests and visitors to submit their wish for the year ahead, allowing the trees to blossom as the ‘leaves’, featuring beautiful messages, are added each day.

Guests can choose to make a donation and write their wishes on a special gold wishing tag, in celebration of the launch of Scottish Gold collection at Hamilton & Inches this year.

All proceeds from the gold wishing tags will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation giving guests the chance to give a little back this festive season and add some extra sparkle to the installation.