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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Aimee Howlett, jewellery expert at Diamonds Factory, has shared how to choose and clean your wedding band. 'When choosing your wedding band, it's important to consider your lifestyle and daily activities. If you're someone with an active lifestyle you might want to go for a more durable material like platinum or tungsten that can withstand potential scratches and avoid a ring that has diamonds. With this in mind, it's worth visiting a jewellery store and trying on different styles of wedding bands, which can be really fun! Pay attention to comfort, fit, and how well it pairs with your engagement ring (if you have one).
Posted: 21 August 2023
TDR Bridal Birmingham has recently launched The Tiara Shop, a one-stop shop for everything sparkly. With almost 20 years of experience, TDR Bridal Birmingham created The Tiara Shop to give brides access to some of the in-store choices that previously only TDR brides could buy.
Rebecca Baddeley, the owner, tells us: "We wanted to offer brides who haven't bought their wedding dress from us a way to access our accessories, and so The Tiara Shop was born! There is so much choice out there, but we hope by buying from a bridal dress retailer, you will have the assurance that you are buying a quality product and that you will get great, honest service from us too."
Posted: 10 August 2023
Often overlooked, there's a big difference between platinum, gold and white gold rings, even though they look very similar. Despite gold rings being the traditional choice platinum wedding bands have over 6.1k searches and platinum wedding rings 3.3k in the UK each month. Whilst gold wedding bands have only 1k searches and gold wedding rings 5.4k, this suggests that in 2023 the most popular choice may be a platinum band. But with more 15k searches for 'Wedding Bands' in the UK every month - the decision may not be as simple as what's on trend. Here, jewellery expert Sach Kukadia at 7879 recommends how to choose the perfect wedding ring a purchase far more more important than your regular jewellery! Find out the difference between platinum vs golds, delving into everything, including their pros and cons, through to how well they'll fare in the long run...
Posted: 12 July 2023
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
British casting specialist and fine jewellery manufacturer, Hockley Mint have recently appointed Helen Moreton to the role of director chair of the Employee Ownership Trust Board.
Established in 1953 in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter, the team value great design and are advocates for responsible mining and manufacturing. Hockley Mint create classic, elegant wedding and engagement rings, and provide an efficient and fast, friendly service. They work in collaboration with organisations such as Fair Trade, to create a fully transparent supply chain, which ensures fair and safe conditions for all workers.
Posted: 23 March 2023
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
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
British casting specialist and fine jewellery manufacturer, Hockley Mint has announced plans to overhaul its plain wedding ring collection by offering recycled precious metals as standard. Sourced from within the UK, the various alloys of gold, silver and platinum represent another step in the business' sustainable sourcing strategy. This will be offered alongside the company's long-standing fairtrade gold option for wedding rings and fine jewellery.
Kevan Jenkinson, the sales director at Hockley Mint, says: "This is another step towards operating more sustainably. We are sourcing our recycled precious metals from within the United Kingdom as part of our 'Created in the UK' ethos."
Posted: 19 January 2023
British casting and fine jewellery specialist, Hockley Mint has announced the launch of its new You & I collection which celebrates the past, present and future of the bridal jewellery market.
The 52-piece collection includes single, three, five and seven stone engagement and eternity rings for women, alongside a small selection of engagement rings and signet rings for men. These are accompanied by matching pendants and earrings.
Kevan Jenkinson, the sales director at Hockley Mint, says: "The purpose of the You & I collection is to take retailers on a journey through Hockley Mint's 70 years in business. We have reworked vintage designs, updated our current and most popular best-sellers and added new lines that reflect the 21st-century bridal market. With this new collection, we hope to provide our retail partners with the diverse ranges they need to offer an inclusive and supportive shopping experience."
Posted: 1 December 2022
Rhiannon Lewis, a jeweller in Birmingham, has released a new range of wedding rings and necklaces. Handmade from ethically mined gold and other precious metals, diamonds and colourful sapphires, Rhiannon Lewis designs and makes contemporary fine jewellery with a fresh take on classic designs. The jewels are delicately set in the new collection of shaped wedding bands and dainty gold star pendants.
All designs are made to order by Rhiannon from her studio in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter and can be customised with different precious metals, gemstones or design alterations to create a bespoke piece of jewellery.
Posted: 26 May 2022