Hatton Garden Online offers classic and contemporary jewellery in sterling silver, 9k and 18k gold, platinum and titanium. Their wedding and engagement rings are of the finest quality, and many of our designs are set with diamonds and gems. The history of Hatton Garden dates back to the 15th Century, when Ely Palace in Holborn was the London residence of the bishops of Ely. Sir Christopher Hatton (1540-1591), an English courtier, was a favourite of Queen Elizabeth I, from whom he received offices, honours, and lands. Knighted in 1578, he acted as Elizabeth's spokesman in the House of Commons (pictured left). Since the 1870's the Hatton Garden area of London has established it's international reputation as London's Jewellery Quarter. During the nineteenth century John Matthey developed their gold and platinum business and the trade in diamonds expanded dramatically following the Kimberley Diamond Rush.