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How to Propose to a Jewellery Designer

Proposing to a jewellery designer...the pressure, the pressure. Fortunately (and unfortunately) convention and tradition are no longer as important as they once were when it comes to buying an engagement ring. 

Grace in Geometry: Design duo Shimell & Madden

I met Emma Madden, fresh from a successful London Fashion Week (which resulted in prestigious concept store Dover Street Market declaring they would 'take it all') at their retailer The New Craftsmen to talk inspiration, building collections, and process.

Behind the Designs: Jewellery Designer Fernando Jorge

Kicking off our new feature ‘Behind the Designs’; a series of interviews with London independent jewellery designers in their studios, we speak to Brazilian jewellery designer Fernando Jorge.

Parisian Cool: New Jewellery Designer Charlotte Chesnais

After an illustrious career working as a stylist and designer in the world of high fashion (including Balenciaga, Kenzo and Maison Kitsuné), Parisian Charlotte Desnais has launched her own collection of jewellery under her own name.

Starting a Jewellery Business: 5 Things to Know

Starting a jewellery business in the current market is not easy, mainly due to the exceptional amount of competition making it extremely difficult to stand out, as well as painfully high metal prices stunting free-flowing ideas and concepts, compared to in, say, the 1960s. 

How to buy a Vintage Engagement Ring

So, how do you buy a vintage engagement ring? This is a dilemma I've witnessed in many of my friends recently who know they want an engagement ring that is more than a conventional diamond solitaire, with the weight and character that only an antique ring can bring. 

RUBERG JEWELLERY BOUTIQUE

Continuing our series of ‘Hidden Gems’; where we reveal the local jewellery boutiques and shops we love and trust in London, we focus our attention this week on a Scandinavian secret. Hidden behind the brash and busy eastern end of Upper Street in Islington, Camden Passage is home to the minimalist gem that is Ruberg.

EC ONE JEWELLERY BOUTIQUE

EC One has been one of our trade secrets for a long time. Having struck gold almost 20 years ago with a bustling and vibrant location in busy Exmouth Market in Clerkenwell, just round the corner from London’s main trade jewellery district Hatton Garden, the shop and its owners have carved out their own perfect retail niche.

Tomfoolery Jewellery Boutique

Since Laura Kay took over as the buyer and managing director of the 20 year old family jewellery business in Muswell Hill, Tomfoolery in North London has gone from strength to strength. The bright, white, contemporary space showcases a tight collection of both fine and fashion jewellery, but it's the fine jewellery section (above image) at the far end of the shop where the boutique really makes its mark.

ZOE & MORGAN JEWELLERY BOUTIQUE

Last week we visited the pretty London enclave of Primrose Hill, where jewellery designers Zoe & Morgan have created their new boutique space, showcasing a beautiful selection of handmade, delicate and style-focused jewellery and - most importantly for me - their new collection of engagement and wedding rings. 

SWEET PEA JEWELLERY BOUTIQUE

One of the main reasons I started The Cut was down to something I kept hearing from girls looking for an engagement ring, time and time again: 'I d

The Best Engagement Rings under £1000

With a bit of thoughtfulness, guidance and skill, you can find a beautiful engagement ring under £1000, as long as you know where to look. Here are 4 ways to reduce your costs when buying an engagement ring, followed by some beautiful examples of engagement rings under £1000.

Jewellery Illustration: Designers with the Magic Touch

Jewellery illustration is fast becoming a lost art. Few designers still work this way to present their designs to clients, with the rapidly increasing use of Computer Aided Design (CAD) a whole new set of skills are now utilised to present jewellery designs to clients or manufacturers.

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