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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Navette Jewellery has announced a new bridal collection
Natalie Towell, owner of Navette Jewellery in Ashford has been hard at work on a new bridal collection – Nelina. Inspired by vintage lace, the range of pieces depicts delicacy and romance infused with soft feminine charm. Discreetly complementing the bride, pearls drop down from the signature motif stationed along sections of a delicate chain, which is available to order in all colours of 9ct or 18ct gold. From mid-February 2023 the collection will be expanded to include a selection of matching earrings so do keep an eye out for those.
There's still more though, so time for the gents to look in. Natalie is also ready to launch a ring for grooms who wish for something more dynamic and edgy. This wedding ring is a fusion of the historical signet ring, which in the 14th century was worn as a betrothal band, with a modern wedding band to create a uniquely masculine and on-trend ring. Also available to order in all colours of 9ct or 18ct gold, as well as platinum, to suit your style, you have the option to have the groove darkened too.
Posted: 21 March 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
Kent’s Fitzgerald Jewellers has won Store Design of the Year
The winners of the UK Jewellery Awards 2022 were revealed recently at the Hilton London Metropole, and Kent's Fitzgerald Jewellers in Canterbury scooped up the win for Store Design of the Year. The store was praised by the expert judging panel for its imaginative design, which creates a space applauded for being completely unique.
Marking its 30th anniversary this year, the UK Jewellery Awards, organised by jewellery and watch industry title Retail Jeweller, is the country's longest-running and most prestigious trade awards event. With 21 targeted categories, the awards cover every aspect of the industry from jewellery design and ethical business practice to customer service and successful retailing.
Posted: 22 December 2022
Goldsmiths has opened its latest luxury concept showroom at Bluewater Shopping Centre
Goldsmiths, one of the UK's leading watch and jewellery retailers, has opened its latest luxury concept showroom at Bluewater Shopping Centre in Kent. The new store boasts a fresh feel embracing a modern and relaxed way to browse its line up of timepieces and fine jewellery brands.
Here you'll find a vast collection of luxury Swiss watches and be given the chance to experience such latest releases at Tudor's iconic Black Bay collection. Also on display is the new Oris PPX with chic coloured dials.
Posted: 27 October 2022
Fitzgerald Jewellers in Canterbury has been shortlisted for six awards
The team at Fitzgerald Jewellers in Canterbury are super-excited to have been shortlisted for no less than six prestigious awards this year: Bespoke Jewellery Retailer of the Year, Retailer of the Year (six stores or fewer), and Store Design of the Year all in the Retail Jeweller awards; Best New Store or Store Refurbishment of the Year – Professional Jeweller; Retailer of the Year – NAJ Awards; and Best Jewellery in Kent – Muddy Stilettos Awards.
Having moved to new premises at the beginning of December 2021 the business has gone from strength to strength. The new store is more than 2,000sq ft, which has really given it space to grow and be able to showcase its fantastic brands, as well as placing the focus on its own handmade jewellery that the team is so proud of.
Posted: 15 September 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
Diamond geezer: Deciding on on a pair of wedding rings
We posed Lorraine Marsh at The Diamond Setter the following question...
We're having trouble settling on a pair of wedding rings that we both love and are beginning to feel the pressure. What would you recommend?
Lorraine says: More and more brides are opting for bespoke wedding bands rather than off-the-shelf pieces, so this would be a great choice for you. Carefully contoured wedding bands for example ensure that there's harmony in both engagement and wedding rings.
Plain bands are still popular amongst grooms but a growing number of gents are wondering whether they should look at something set with diamonds. The discreet addition of melee diamonds or more modern designs like a rubover or tension set featuring asscher, cushion, emerald or radiant cut diamonds are well worth a look. With bespoke design, you don't have to feel restricted by what's already out there.
Posted: 28 April 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