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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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
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
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
Men wearing wedding rings is a relatively modern thing. It's widely considered that the event of World War II was the catalyst for a sudden increase in men wearing rings as many soldiers fighting overseas wore bands on their fingers as a comforting reminder of their wives and families back home. By the mid-20th century, men wearing wedding rings had become more mainstream. According to men's jeweller, HIZ Jewellery, men are moving away from the traditional look and searching for something a little more unique. HIZ Jewellery uses zirconium with the more traditional metals to create a new product range with a twist to give you even more choice for your forever ring.
Posted: 22 March 2022
Ritz Diamonds, a Birmingham-based engagement ring specialist, has undergone a refurbishment. "We have completely modernised the boutique to provide a comfortable luxury space for potential customers to trust us when it comes to purchasing their engagement rings and jewellery in general," says Sunny Pal from Ritz Diamonds. "We have also taken the mission statement to provide sustainable alternatives to natural diamonds. Lab-grown diamonds are now becoming our speciality, providing consumers with a high-quality diamonds that doesn't damage the environment and gets rid of any uncertainty that could be occurring with the supply chain of natural mined diamonds."
Posted: 7 February 2022
Hiz Jewellery has launched a bespoke range of men's wedding rings. "We felt men's rings were somewhat overshadowed and didn't have their own story, so we thought it was time to launch a new range. A collection that not only displays superb quality and exquisite workmanship but also reflects the wants and wishes of today's modern man. We create a stunning, innovative and desirable range of men's wedding and fashion rings. Working closely with skilled craftsmen, we have taken precious metals and expertly aligned them with the more functional metal zirconium to give each ring a contemporary look and feel. We want our customers to be able to choose and wear a ring that meets their expectations and reflects their personalities."
Posted: 4 November 2021
Influenstar is a new West Midlands- based jeweller that champions sustainable but stylish jewellery. Each piece is made using recycled sterling silver which is then plated with gold – meaning each piece has had a previous life. Founded by Ruth Morris amidst the pandemic, the ethical brand sells a range of earrings, necklaces, pendants, bracelets and rings that are shipped in eco-friendly packaging. "It was extremely important to me from the get-go that we'd be able to provide our customers with guilt-free, quality products that don't compromise style or sustainability," says founder Ruth.
Posted: 8 July 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