Last Minute Getaways

From sunny Santorini to rolling views of Positano and culturally-rich Lisbon, here’s our top pick of last minute getaways. So book a flight and unwind - the world is your oyster.

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GuidesSam Nobes
This Summer's Best Celebrity Engagement Rings

The Summer of 2018 saw a ton of celebrity proposals. From Ariana Grande’s massive pear diamond, to that engagement ring Justin Bieber designed for Hailey Baldwin, and Emily Ratajkowski’s alternative to trilogy engagement rings. In a plethora of all shapes and sizes, we round up the celebrity engagement rings that rocked this Summer.

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The Latest Engagement Ring Trends

With some of the coolest independent jewellers, London is certainly the right destination for your chic engagement ring needs, and we’ve seen some pretty cool engagement ring designs leave our workshop lately. From bespoke solitaire engagement rings to bold sapphire rings and those inspired by Meghan Markle, here are the engagement ring trends that are going to stick around.

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Celebrating Pride: Same Sex Engagement & Wedding Rings

Whether you’re searching for gay men’s wedding rings or lesbian engagement rings, you may feel what’s on offer doesn’t quite reflect you enough. In same sex marriages, civil partnerships, gender neutral celebrations and gay weddings, the constraints of tradition don’t apply. Should you buy your boyfriend a sparkly diamond solitaire? Should you buy yourself an engagement ring? We say, relish in the fact there are no rules! In celebration of Pride Month, here are a few LGBT engagement ring and wedding ring ideas to help you on your way.

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Fit For Royalty: Meghan's Wedding Day Jewellery

Meghan Markle’s Givenchy wedding gown did not disappoint, but what really stole the show were the sparkles that brought her bridal look to life. We take a look at the unique jewellery Meghan Markle and Prince Harry chose to add a little sparkle to their wedding day, from that tiara to Prince Harry’s rule-breaking wedding ring and Princess Diana’s striking aquamarine cocktail ring.


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GuidesSam Nobes
Royal Wedding Predictions: A Sartorial Guide

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials are upon us, and the nation is officially in Royal Wedding fever. What will Meghan wear? Will Prince Harry wear a wedding ring? And, if you’re among the lucky few to be invited, what on earth should you wear? We’ve got the latest:

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Queensmith Loves | Bloom & Wild

Bloom and Wild is taking the flower industry by storm, totally reinventing the way bouquets are delivered to today’s super-busy, plant-loving lot. We’ve all missed a delivery due to work or our hectic schedules, only to be left a note saying they’ll ‘attempt to deliver tomorrow’, at an equally inconvenient time. Enter Bloom & Wild, the letterbox flower delivery service.

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Proposal Stories | Josh & Becca

She wasn't quite the girl next door, but 'the girl upstairs'. Becca lived above Josh's for 9 months before they finally met. As a luxury wedding planner, Becca has seen it all, so Josh had to find the perfect way to propose to impress. Find out all the proposal details, and see the dream wedding location that stole Becca's heart..

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Queensmith Loves | Danse Lente

From Pandora Sykes to Eva Chen, fashion experts and influencers alike are obsessing over the latest ‘it bags’ by Danse Lente. Playful, curious and architectural in form, here’s what we think of the leather goods brand taking London, New York and the World by storm.

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Queensmith Loves | MARINA London

‘I asked myself, “what isn’t there in the market right now?”’ which is how Marina arrived at her happy medium - silk. And we’re so glad she did. Inspired by the sartorial minimalist greats, from Stella McCartney to Alexander Wang, Marina found a way to...

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Proposal Stories | Luiz & SJ

Our very own SJ got engaged to partner Luiz this Valentine's Day whilst on a whirlwind trip to Australia. Together with the Queensmith design team, Luiz secretly designed SJ's dream pear halo, rose gold engagement ring. Read how Luiz proposed on a secluded beach as the sun was setting 

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Queensmith Loves | Cosmetics à la Carte

As creators of bespoke beauties ourselves, we love finding other London-based bespoke services. And who knew there was a high street store for bespoke beauty? Introducing Cosmetics a la Carte, makeup suppliers to the stars, with a Sloane Square a store for everyone.

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A Guide to Coloured Gemstones

From subtle sheens to bold and bright statements, we think coloured gemstones are amongst nature’s greatest beauties. With a rainbow of choice, the world is your oyster when it comes to finding the right hue for you. So from their geological origins to the history and lore surrounding each stone, here’s our run down of the most suitable coloured gemstones for your fine jewellery or engagement ring.

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