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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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Buying GuidesSam Nobes
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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Buying GuidesSam Nobes
6 Steps to a Custom Engagement Ring

Don’t know where to start when buying an engagement ring? Many agree 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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Buying GuidesSam Nobes
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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Buying GuidesSam Nobes
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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Choosing The Right Ring Style

Here's the low down on how to choose the ring engagement ring style for your partner (or of course, yourself), from vintage inspired shapes to contemporary, minimalist designs. Into solitaires or halos? Round brilliant diamonds or fancy shapes? Or don't know where to begin? Here's our useful guide.

 

Here's the low down on everything you should know about engagement ring styles, from solitaires, triology rings and halos, to fancy shapes and round brilliant diamonds. 

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Buying GuidesSam Nobes