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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Bizarre wedding traditions: The Eurovision edition
Wedding traditions are dramatically different around the world. From the type of cake served to the attire of the bride, you'll be amazed at what happens on wedding days around the continent. To celebrate Eurovision 2023 taking place in the vibrant city of Liverpool, engagement and wedding ring experts at Steven Stone have rounded up some of the most bizarre traditions from participating countries – including the Big 5.
Posted: 13 May 2023
F.Hinds advises on your wedding selection
Jewellers F.Hinds, boasting more than 115 stores across England, advise on what precious metals your wedding rings could be made from... Your wedding day will be one of the biggest days of your life, and we're so happy that you're about to embark on this new chapter, no doubt you are too! With an exciting engagement comes a whole load of happiness and emotion, but with that what also comes is a never-ending list of things you need to do before the big day, and we can bet that one of them is going to be to "find the perfect wedding rings".
Posted: 7 February 2023
Engagement ring trends for 2023
Whether you're future-gazing about your dream proposal or just like keeping up to date with the latest styles, Lorna Haddon, head of diamonds and jewellery at Beaverbrooks, predicts the new wave of engagement ring trends that will be taking over our Instagram feeds in 2023. Here at County Wedding Magazines it's hard to pick our fav? Really, can we only choose one?
Posted: 3 February 2023
Oval engagement rings are trending - Hatton Garden jewellery exlains why
Hatton Garden jeweller Queensmith believes social media trends are translating into real purchases with oval diamonds now making up 30% of the engagement rings made at Queensmith. Considering there are around eight other classic shapes to choose from, this is a significant figure gemmologist and consultant at Queensmith Oliviia adds, "This is a big increase since Jan 2022, when around just 12% of our clients were choosing oval diamond rings."
Posted: 10 January 2023
Loveness Lee has launched an aftercare jewellery program
Your engagement and wedding rings are designed to stand the test of time, but accidents happen so independent jewellery brand, Loveness Lee has launched an aftercare program. This is the next step in their sustainability journey to encourage everyone to care, repair and love their Loveness Lee jewellery for as long as possible and keep materials out of landfill. The aftercare program, that comes with every purchase will see their team of skilled jewellers bring your pieces back to life should they need it. The program can be utilised at any point and gives you one refresh free of charge with competitive rates after that.
Posted: 2 August 2022
Women propose new wedding trend
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
Expert advice on how to clean your engagement ring at home
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
Ten jewellery superstitions to know before your big day
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
West London's new jewellery showroom
Fine jewellery brand Fenton has opened a gorgeous new showroom in West London, allowing customers to try before they buy. Currently, the company sees 75% of sales made online, but it recognised the demand for an IRL space where customers could meet the resident gemologist and experienced team ahead of making such a personal purchase. Many couples have proposed with a promise ring during lockdown and are now looking to choose an exquisite engagement ring or their wedding bands. COVID-safe appointments at the beautifully decorated showroom are normally 30 to 60 minutes long and include lots of personal touches to make customers feel extra special, including a glass of fizz.
Posted: 9 September 2021
Fine jewellery brand Fenton opens West London showroom
Fine jewellery brand Fenton has opened a gorgeous new showroom in West London, allowing customers to try before they buy. Currently, the company sees 75% of sales made online, but it recognised the demand for an IRL space where customers could meet the resident gemologist and experienced team ahead of making such a personal purchase. Many couples have proposed with a promise ring during lockdown and are now looking to choose an exquisite engagement ring or their wedding bands.
Posted: 6 July 2021