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
The Watches of Switzerland Group, one of the UK's leading luxury watch and jewellery specialists, has partnered with TAG Heuer to open a new boutique on the High Street in Guildford, Surrey. The new contemporary space is 86 square meters, making it one of the larger mono-brand boutiques, and the interior reflects TAG Heuer's motoring heritage with tones of grey and dashes of red. More than 130 watches are available for purchase, including TAG Heuer's newest launch of the Carrera Three Hands collection. The new TAG Heuer Carrera collection comprises of 13 pieces and four different versions, perfect for the groom-to-be to wear on the special day.
Posted: 5 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
Local jewellers, The Silver Sprite has launched a new collection of healing crystals. From clusters of citrines to large labradorites, there is a crystal to suit every need, mood and budget. The tumbled stones start at £3 and would make wonderful favours for wedding guests or as gifts for that special someone who have gone above and beyond. The Silver Sprite also offer a range of earrings, necklaces, wristwear, pendants and rings that are perfect for the big day.
Posted: 24 February 2022
Amulette Jewellery is an eclectic jewellery brand in Middlesex. All pieces are made with handpicked gemstones and precious metals to create jewellery that is as unique and special as its wearers. The jewellery is designed and selected by the award-winning designer Lisa Eley. Amulette was launched as an online jewellery brand in 2014, before opening its first shop in the heart of Teddington in April 2019. The concept of wearing jewellery for protection, good fortune or healing is as old as human civilisation itself. Today, we still wear jewellery with recognisable symbols to convey aspects of our lives that we hold dear. These sentiments are behind Amulette's jewellery, with Lisa getting her inspiration from nature, her appreciation of other cultures and eras to give her work a contemporary appeal.
Posted: 3 December 2021
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
Getting married at Christmas is a great way of incorporating this magical season into your wedding. Add rich colours and textures to your bridal party's look and decorate the venue with plenty of wintry flowers, roaring fires, seductive candlelight and red wine. Popular hues for this time of year are rich burgundy, champagne white, gold and rich green but the choices are limitless from emerald, blue and grey to pink, marigold and silver. Small and delicately arranged red holly branches could be incorporated into your hair accessories and bouquet.
Posted: 9 December 2020