engagement ring

3 top tips on how to buy a vintage engagement ring

A vintage engagement ring

Arabel Lebrusan of The Vintage Ring Company gives couples three top tips on how to choose a vintage engagement ring.

Each vintage ring has a beautiful history attached to it, boasting mystery and meaning within them. There are design quirks and flourishes that immediately identify a ring as belonging to a specific period of time, but it will bring you a unique pleasure to find the one that is right for you. Almost like you were meant to find it…

Help reunite a mystery engagement ring with its rightful owner

Engagement ring box with i'm sorry note

A national antique silverware outlet is asking members of the public for help in finding the rightful owner of an engagement ring discovered by a local couple on a park bench in Newcastle. The ring was found alongside a mystery note, which simply read ‘I’m sorry’, on Sunday 7th April.

 

A national antique silverware and jewellery outlet is appealing for members of the public to help find the owner of a suspected engagement ring and note found on a bench in Leazes Park, Newcastle.

 

AC Silver received the ring and note from a local couple, who said they found the items whilst out on a walk near their home on Sunday 7th April.

 

How to source your ethical engagement ring

Ethical engagement ring designs by Arabel Lebrusan

You are about to commit yourself to a person who is beautiful inside and out, which is exactly how we feel about creating the engagement ring that is to adorn his or her finger, says jewellery designer Arabel Lebrusan.…

When you can choose from 100% recycled metal, fairtrade gold, fairmined ecological gold and responsibly sourced diamonds, there really is no excuse not to! You can be assured that your engagement ring will be a uniquely personal piece to be proud of for years to come.

27 terms you should know before buying an engagement ring

Three diamond engagement ring examples

Are you planning on getting down on one knee for your loved one, or just planning on picking your own ring? Whatever the reason, it’s important that you are familiar with all the terminology that you might come across when buying an engagement ring. 

If you’re not an experience jewellery buyer, choosing an engagement ring can be intimidating. You ideally want a piece that shows how well you know them and represents your feelings for them. Lastly, you want it to fit (although size can always be amended later) and ideally fall within your budget. Angelic Diamonds, retailers of engagement rings, decode some of the common terms: 

 

The top rings for an engagement ring selfie

Platinum engagement ring

Recent years have seen a rise in the social media engagement ring selfie, with over 3.5 million #engagementring hashtags used on Instagram.

National jewellers Beaverbrooks has revealed the top four most Instagrammed engagement ring styles – Lorna Haddon, head of diamond rings and jewellery comments on the findings:

 

 

 

Top four rings used in an engagement ring selfie

 

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Men are popping the question without an engagement ring!

Engagement Ring

Almost a quarter of men have proposed to their partner without getting them an engagement ring.

According to a poll by national jewellers, Beaverbrooks, 24 percent of modern men are asking the most important question of their lives without a traditional diamond ring.

And when it comes to delivering the ‘perfect proposal’, it seems many men are missing the mark on the style, size and stone of their partner’s ring.

A third of women polled (29 percent) said it was crucial that their partner knew exactly what ring they wanted for their proposal. Getting the ring size right first time also featured high on the list, with 28 percent stating it was an essential factor.

The Sweetest Ring – You Can Now Get a Cookie of Your Engagement Ring Hand

The Sweetest Ring – You Can Now Get a Cookie of Your Engagement Ring Hand

A London jeweler is hoping to ‘bake’ one of the most special moments in life a little sweeter, with a tasty new engagement trend that has been sweeping social media – engagement ring hand cookies. 

Following a recent surge in unique and unusual engagement announcement trends, jeweler, Beaverbrooks, is giving away an Instagram-worthy cookie with every diamond ring sold at its London Westfield Stratford store.

With many couples now going to new lengths to announce their engagement on social media – whether it’s with help from a pet, an elaborate selfie or a handwritten note, the baked treats provide a new (and delicious) way of spreading the happy news to family and friends.

Goldsmiths guide: What the ring says about its wearer

Goldsmiths ring

Goldsmiths believe an engagement ring is a symbol of eternal commitment; however choosing the dream ring can be a daunting process. It’s essential that it is not only the perfect fit in size but also the right style for you or the person you intend on asking to share your life with. For those searching for inspiration, luxury high street jeweller Goldsmiths has shared an insider insight into what the ring says about its wearer and takes a closer look at a selection of its most iconic styles…

Goldsmiths tells us what the ring says about the wearer

Goldsmiths timeless brideThe Brilliant Cut – The Timeless Bride

Men are popping the Question without an Engagement Ring!

Man holding engagement ring in red box to lady

Almost a quarter of men have proposed to their partner without getting them an engagement ring.

According to a poll by national jewellers, Beaverbrooks, 24 percent of modern men are asking the most important question of their lives without a traditional diamond ring.

And when it comes to delivering the ‘perfect proposal’, it seems many men are missing the mark on the style, size and stone of their partner’s ring.