6 Steps to a Custom Engagement Ring

Fancy creating a unique engagement ring? A personalised, custom engagement ring is far more romantic than an off-the-shelf piece. Follow these 6 easy steps to get a handle on how to design a bespoke engagement ring, with a little help from Hatton Garden’s Queensmith Master Jewellers.

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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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Our Favourite 2019 Engagement Ring Trends

It’s important that engagement rings are made to last and transcend fads, and we know the importance of balancing stylish design decisions with wearability and timelessness. Don’t fall prey to style choices that may one day be in, and the next out - instead follow our experts’ advice on how to create an engagement ring that is every bit as durable as it is trendy.

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Top 10 Diamond Buying Mistakes

Learn about the top 10 diamond buying mistakes from Hatton Garden’s most trusted jeweller. Browse our rich and detailed guide on how to avoid the common pitfalls when choosing a diamond for your engagement ring.

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Nu Bride The Wedding Show 2019

Something very exciting is coming to London’s bridal scene this April, in the shape of the expertly curated Nu Bride The Wedding Show. Show creator, Nova Reid, noted a significant lack of contemporary wedding shows relevant for couples of today, finding shows to be markedly outdated. As a like minded partner, Queensmith has teamed up with Nu Bride to offer visitors an exclusive offer.

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International Women's Day: Meet Our Women Jewellers

Queensmith is proud to have forged a fresh way of creating bespoke jewellery in a contemporary space, within the otherwise historic district of Hatton Garden. Steeped in tradition, it’s probably unsurprising to learn that many of the jewellery workshops in the area (and nationwide) are male dominated, but Monique, Vi and Isla are just three of London’s creatives paving the way for change. The industry is changing, with independent women jewellers becoming some of the most trailblazing in the game, and our trio of talents are here for it. Here are Monique, Vi and Isla’s stories.

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The £10 Car Boot Diamond that Made £740,000

Rewind to the 1980s, a humble car boot sale and a very lucky 22 year old Debra Goddard, who picked up what she assumed to be a piece of costume jewellery for a mere £10. Thirty three years on, it transpired the gemstone was actually a 25.27 carat cushion cut diamond. To discuss Debra Goddard’s luck and share his tips on how to spot a valuable diamond, our very own gemmologist Eddi visited ITV News.

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How to Propose this Winter

Winter is coming, so cue the warm cosy evenings, romantically dim-lit interiors and roaring fires - aka, the perfect time of year to propose. From snowy getaways to nostalgic destinations, here’s where you should propose this winter, and the engagement rings you should be doing it with..

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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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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, not forgetting Oliver Proudlock’s engagement ring for Emma Louise Connolly.

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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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