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: 


How to buy wedding jewellery... that won't lose its value overnight

Silver engagement ring

It may come as a surprise to find that one of the most romantic jewellery purchases in your life loses its monetary value instantly. Yes, in the vast majority of cases engagement rings don’t hold their value. If you were to purchase an engagement ring in a shopping centre from a household named jewellers at around the £1000 mark, it is likely to be worth next to nothing after you’ve swiped your credit card - well, perhaps around £30. Buying your wedding jewellery well is important if you don’t want it to depreciate in value faster than you can say ‘I do’.  

Get £100 discount on eternity rings from James Veale

James Veale wedding jewellery – a bracelet

The Virtue collection by Veale Fine Jewellery showcases gems united by a magnificent force that keeps them forever connected, a truly special selection exuding elegance. These sparklers are the perfect pieces for any bride-to-be, to those looking to indulge in diamonds or surprise someone they love with a carat creation – the Virtue collection is luxury without the label.

We caught up with designer James Veale to find out the hottest trends in wedding jewellery for 2019…

What are the emerging trends for 2019?

Personalise your wedding band with Lila’s Jewels

Lila's Jewels rings

If you are crazy about personalisation, you’ll need these wedding bands! With a growing demand for their bespoke services and following the success of their first collection designed in house, Confluence, LILA’s Jewels enters the personalisation market with the most exclusive wedding bands. Specialised in engraving and enamelling the pieces, they offer you the opportunity to add an image of your choice to the design and keep your happiest memories close to you.

Cata Rosca, Founder of LILA’s, explains: ‘The lighthouse is the place where the proposal took place so we based the engraving on a photo taken by the customer to make the bands completely unique for the happy couple’.

Archetypes by DESIGN LETTERS


Archetypes by DESIGN LETTERS is based on a typography hand-drawn in 1937 by the world-renowned Danish architect Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971). DESIGN LETTERS has the exclusive rights to use this particular alphabet.

The beautiful collection is sophisticated and elegantly simple in the characteristic Nordic way; timeless and original. Each letter is hand-polished for a perfect and ‘sharp’ Design Letters’ finish. Make it personal with a favourite letter and mix with our range of charms including icons and semi-precious stones.

The collection

Jewellery trends for your winter wedding

Goldsmiths wedding jewellery

In a first for the leading high street jeweller, this year Goldsmiths has launched its ‘Christmas Gift Collection’ offering a range of stylish gifting options from just £20. The gift collection will be easily shoppable both in-store and online with dedicated gifting areas, offering inspiration for those shopping for the women that has everything. Here, we take a look at jewellery trends over the festive period…


Personalised wedding jewellery for the big day

wedding jewellery

What can be more amazing than shopping for gifts for the bride and groom? & What can be even more thrilling than having the perfect place to go to for a little box with a lot of meaning? Wedding jewellery can be the perfect gift!

Jewellerybox has been at the top of their game when it comes to elegance, personalization, quality and diversity in design of Jewellery for special occasions. Offering the sparkle needed for weddings jewellerybox becomes the magic wand to every bride and all her bridesmaids whether you’re buying for the bride or you are the bride.

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Bridal jewellery

Colourful gems - The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Bridal jewellery

Accessorising your bridal look with the right jewellery is an art form. Knowing whether to pick that vintage heirloom piece, simple pearl earrings or a sparkly tiara to go with your dress is key to creating the perfect bridal style.

That’s why the Wedding Team at the luxury online jeweller have created this ultimate bridal jewellery guide exclusive for Vows and Venues. Stick to these 10 rules and you’ll walk down the aisle looking beautiful and elegant.

How to Find the BEST Wedding Shows near you!

Planning a perfect wedding isn’t easy.  Savvy Brides-to-be take care to pick out the best shows with the best exhibitors and the most variety.

When you’re thinking about which wedding shows to visit you don’t want to see the same 10 or 20 exhibitors everywhere you go. You’ll want to have up to 80 stands to choose from, exhibiting everything you could want for your perfect wedding.

Whoop! Events run wedding shows across the East Midlands and North West in beautiful venues. Their shows have up to 80 stands packed with wedding loveliness, great products and fabulous bargains!

Q&A with private wedding jewellery concierge Neil Geddes

Q&A with private wedding jewellery concierge Neil Geddes

Neil Geddes is the owner and managing director of NJ Geddes Fine Jewellery – an exclusive jewellery concierge and private couture diamond buying company based between Leeds, Manchester and London. 

Working with some of the UK’s wealthiest and time poor individuals, Neil established his exclusive jewellery concierge service in 2008, in order to create a truly personalised, bespokeand luxurious jewellery buying and investment experience that stands for exquisite quality and attention to detail.

One of Neil’s important areas of specialism lies in helping couples source or create the perfect wedding jewellery for their big day, including engagement rings and wedding bands.

How to make a statement with accessories on your big day

How to make a statement with accessories on your big day

While some people prefer having the limelight more than others, your wedding day is one of the few times in your life that you’ll be the subject of your guest’s undivided attention. With everyone’s eyes on you and your groom, it is important to dress the part, no matter what your style.

One of the best ways to ensure this is with your accessories, which can make or break any outfit. With that in mind, here are our top tips on how to make a statement with accessories on your big day.

The jewellery 

Be truly unique on your wedding day in bespoke bridal jewellery from Hatton Garden's leading brands

bespoke bridal jewellery from Hatton Garden's leading brands

With the first days of Summer upon us Hatton Garden is showcasing a selection of beautiful, light, feminine jewellery from four of the finest bespoke jewellery ateliers working out of the UK’s jewellery quarter in London.

For an alternative and chic bridal look opt for Karl Karter for London Rocks’ edgy Deco collection (above). Sharp geometric forms styled in 18ct yellow gold accompanied by striking rutilated quartz and diamond accents make for the perfect accessory for any rock ‘n’ roll bride.

How to choose an engagement ring – follow our five easy steps

How to choose an engagement ring – follow five easy steps

Deciding to propose and therefore looking to buy an engagement ring is an exciting prospect but can also be daunting. Before you head out to buy the first ring that you see, you need to do your research; gain an insight by window shopping, learn what style your partner prefers and set a budget that works for you.

Fine jewellery, and in particular diamonds, have a close association with timeless love and romance. We know how overwhelming and frustrating it can be to source a piece that perfectly meets your requirements, so we have put together an easy to follow plan for purchasing an engagement ring.

Look and feel like a princess on your big day

mastercut diamond tiara look like a princess on your wedding day


Look and feel like a princess on your big day - Mastercut Diamond are offering brides the chance to shine in the one-of-a-kind diamond tiara, worth £30,000! The tiara is available for all customers, who buy a Mastercut Diamond engagement ring over the price of £2,300. Sparkling with over 400 individually set diamonds of over 5 carats, the Mastercut tiara is the perfect wow-factor accessory to pair with a stunning white gown and turn the heads of all your wedding guests.

Better still, each Mastercut diamond is like no other having been cut with 89 facets, which is 32 more than a traditional round brilliant diamond. It is also cut with a unique star pattern that can be seen in the stone, which gives it phenomenal brilliance and beauty and maximum sparkle!

Your engagement ring is the ultimate token of love, so have you ever thought about where the gold and diamonds might come from?

Cred Jewellery your engagement ring is the ultimate token of love

The UK’s original Fairtrade jewellery brand Cred Jewellery has released a brand new collection of elegant, yet ethical engagement rings – perfect if you’re looking for a unique ring with a unique story. Made completely from Peruvian Fairtrade gold and fully traceable Canadian diamonds, Cred Jewellery’s Clara collection comprises five stunning designs to suit any woman’s style…

For the ultimate statement, opt for the 18ct Fairtrade white gold Clara Halo Solitaire where a crescent of shimmering pavé diamonds surround a scintillating one-carat Canadian diamond. Or to suit a more delicate style, the Clara Petit Gemme Ring is the sweetest token of love with three diamonds to represent a couple’s past, present and future together.