Everything about Argyll Arcade is precious and charming, from the name so quaintly different in spelling from that of neighbouring Argyle Street, to the magical diamonds twinkling in its shop windows. This is where Glaswegians come to find 'The Ring' at James Porter & Sons, Bernstones, or Harold Barclay. The newly-engaged are truly spoilt for choice at the Diamond Studio or ROX.
Nowhere is there a greater choice in fine jewellery, from the mesmerising array of vintage treasures at Mr Harold & Son to cutting-edge design by contemporary stars Shaun Leane and Stephen Webster at Lewis Grant. It's also the place to call time in considerable style by Cartier, IWC and Patek Philippe at Laings or marvel at the elegant silverware in the ravishing Mappin & Webb store at the Arcade's Buchanan Street entrance.
Tucked away behind the glittering diamonds and precious timepieces, you'll find the truly magnificent Victorian-era watering hole known as Sloans. Well, whether you've been ordering one of Deryck's bespoke shirts or ruminating about a Rolex, you're bound to have worked up a thirst.