The items of jewellery you choose to wear on your wedding day will become precious keepsakes that will serve as wonderful reminders of a day full of love and joy whenever you look at or wear them. Wedding bands are worn each day and are the most symbolic aspect of your wedding day. Cufflinks, tie pins or pocket watches are excellent gifts from a bride to her groom, while any bride on her wedding day will love a bracelet or necklace from her husband-to-be, it's an uber romantic token of love before taken the steps towards wedded bliss. Take time in your selection – these are special pieces that may well end up becoming some of your most cherished possessions so be sure to check out our list below and then pop along to their shops or studios.
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Until recently engagement rings were seen as exclusively a female item of jewellery but the team at Ingle & Rhode believe the time has come for both sexes to enjoy a little engagement bling. They have already sold several of the rings to women who were planning to propose to their partners and are confident the trend will continue to gain pace. Ingle & Rhode's mens rings include items fashioned from gold and platinum with many featuring ethically sourced diamonds, sapphires, emeralds and other precious stones. There's something for most budgets with women able to choose from a modest ring for their man from as little as £495 or go for something more blingy up to £11,950.
Posted: 18 May 2022
Congratulations to Buckinghamshire-based bespoke jeweller Rosalyn's Emporium who was recently awarded South Regional winner for The 5th English Wedding Awards 2022. Couples wanting to add a personal touch to their proposal can enjoy the Make Your Own engagement ring workshops afterwards. Recent additions include tiara-style fitted wedding rings like this stunning rose-gold piece, pictured, made with green sapphires and designs made from enamel such as this white gold groom's wedding ring with a blue enamel channel through the centre.
Posted: 17 May 2022
Wearing your ring every day will take its toll - a build-up of things like oil, debris and cosmetic residue can create a thin layer on your ring making it look dull.
The good news is that there is no reason you can't keep your diamond as vibrant and twinkly as the day you received it- it just takes a little sprucing up every so often.
Jewellery experts at Queensmith have shared their straightforward tips for when you need to clean your ring safely at home.
Posted: 23 April 2022
Certain jewellery worn on your wedding day can bring bad luck to brides and grooms, according to experts. Ethical jewellery experts Ingle & Rhode have gathered some of the most unusual superstitions surrounding accessories that you might not know about. From necklaces to bracelets, lots of jewellery has hidden meanings that are considered lucky or unlucky, depending on what it is and when it is worn. Some jewellery, like rosary beads, are considered good luck, whereas wearing pearls on your wedding day suggests that you will have tears in your marriage.
Posted: 19 April 2022
Dapper chaps will love the new offering from Berkshire-based BOING jewellery who offer a unique and interesting gift and wedding favour option for groomsmen and ushers. Grooms-to-be will love the vibrant rope and leather bracelets which are made using genuine climbing and sailing ropes designed and handmade in the UK. The wide range of colours and designs mean they will suit most wedding themes. BOING also offer the option of engraved jewellery with a name, date or title, creating a keepsake.
Posted: 6 January 2022
The highly anticipated diamond episode of BBC's All That Glitters: Britain's Next Jewellery Star, hosted by comedian Katherine Ryan, aired last night with a feel-good story that couldn't fail to melt the heart. During the episode a lucky couple received a very special bespoke 1ct diamond engagement ring. James and Clare, both London-based teachers who met at university, got married soon after. However, unfortunately last year their home was burgled and among other household items, Clare's treasured engagement ring was stolen - she was devastated.
Posted: 12 May 2021
Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we've certainly seen many a trend come and go; but one we're thrilled looks set to stick around is.... pets at weddings! With over 7,854 posts on Instagram, the hashtag #dogringbearer is becoming increasingly popular, whilst Google data shows a 71% search increase for the term 'dog ring bearer' since lockdown began. Celebrities including Carrie Underwood, Ellen DeGeneres, and Joe Jonas have previously involved their pets on the big day, whilst UK bride-to-be, Stacey Solomon, also announced her dogs will wear suits at her upcoming wedding. But how do you train your dog to be a wedding ring bearer? Engagement ring specialists at Steven Stone teamed with Certified Animal Behaviourist, Caroline Wilkinson, from digital pet coaching service, Barketplace, to reveal everything you need to know.We covered the most popular questions including:
Posted: 19 April 2021
In more positive news, the most recent announcement from the UK government has given the go-ahead for weddings to begin a slow return to normality, starting on March 8th, with the aim of lifting restrictions in full by June 21st. With light at the end of the tunnel for those looking to say "I do" in 2021, luxury UK jewellery retailer Goldsmiths was keen to help ease the financial burden of a wedding and have launched a competition to giveaway £1,000 worth of Goldsmiths' own jewellery to two lucky winners.
Posted: 8 March 2021
Do flowers and chocolates tell someone that you love them? Yes, but beautiful bespoke jewellery says it even more so. Alicia J Diamonds think that this Valentine's Day is the time to take the plunge and let someone know how much you love them with the gift of exceptional gemstone jewellery that lasts a lifetime. At Alicia J, they know that no two love stories are the same. Every piece of jewellery gifted on the day of love should be as unique as the person who will wear it. Whichever stone or idea you pick, they can create any kind of jewellery: earrings, bracelet, necklace or even an engagement ring. Their bespoke concierge service allows you to design and personalise a precious piece of fine jewellery for your loved one from the comfort of your own home.
Posted: 21 January 2021
Last year, 40 per cent of UK engagements happened between Christmas Eve and Valentine's Day. Christmas and New Year are two of the most popular times of the year to propose, and it's easy to see why. There's just something so magical about the festive season which makes it a perfect opportunity to pop the question. According to a YouGov Survey, the most accepted time for a couple to be together before getting engaged is between six months and two years, according to 57% of people. Being together for at least a year is the most popular choice, with 27%, followed by at least two years (18%) and at least six months (12%). With this in mind, Alicia J Diamonds unveil their engagement ring trend predictions for 2021...
Posted: 17 December 2020