While we love a simple, contemporary engagement ring, there’s nothing quite like a vintage inspired sparkler to evoke the true romantic in all of us! If you love all things antique and are looking for something a little bit different, here’s our simple guide to some of the different eras.
Buying your engagement ring is one of the most exciting purchases of your life, but some of the technical descriptions can be a bit confusing – unless you’re a jeweller! While some are obvious, others are harder to work out so, Emmeline Smith from Infinity Diamond Jewellery shares her quick guide to help get you up to speed with the basics.
The main parts of a ring
Shank or band – is simply the part of the ring that wraps around your finger, in any metal and is the part that will bear any hallmark.
A guest blog by English Wedding member Infinity Diamond Jewellery
Gone are the days where people thought lab-grown gems were inferior to mined stones. Increasing numbers of jewellery lovers now seek them out, especially when it comes to important purchases such as bridal jewellery. We share the top 5 reasons we believe lab-grown stones can be even better than traditional mined gems!
Pear cut, lab-grown emerald engagement ring
What exactly is lab-grown?
If you’re planning on popping the question this Christmas and are looking for the perfect way to make it a magical day to remember, let Emmeline Smith inspire you with a few of her favourite festive proposals.
Anyone who knows me, knows I love Christmas. And I mean, I really love Christmas! It’s a wonderful time of year – a much needed break from the drudgery of a cold and rainy winter – evoking happy memories of Christmases past. A time to fill our lives with all things glittery, warm and cosy – and mince pies! And if you are as fond of the season of goodwill as I am, it might just be the perfect time to get engaged.
If you’ve said ‘YES!’ and you’re currently choosing your engagement ring, you’ll know the choice is vast! If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed and not sure where to start, fashion stylist Emmeline Smith shares her favourite ring styles to help inspire you.
Triple stone rings, also known as a trilogy or trinity setting, are still experiencing a resurgence thanks to the fabulous ring Prince Harry gave Meghan Markle on their engagement in 2017. The beauty of this style is that you can have any stone shape or size to suit your personal taste.