Engagement Ring Inspiration

Hidden Gems: 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. The...

The Best Engagement Rings under £1000

Engagement Rings…only 23.5 million results when you type those two words into Google. A good place to start to cut through the chaff, although this by no means should be the main deciding factor, is with budget. The old-fashioned myth that a ‘man’ should spend ‘3 months’ salary’ on a rock, (this is sometimes cited...

Hidden Gems: Inside Jewellery designers Zoe & Morgan’s Primrose Hill 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. With graphic prints on the walls, flowers and...

10 Engagement Rings from the 1970s

It’s the decade du jour, so why not go the whole hog and get some engagement ring inspiration from this season’s favourite era? Here’s one reason why: cocktail rings make great alternative engagement rings. Bold, colour-filled designs with no-holds-barred styling and detail, an engagement ring from the 70s will probably just make you feel good,...

Engagement Ring Inspiration: 1950s – 1960s

Continuing our collaboration with antiques superstars 1stdibs, we’ve selected our favourite vintage engagement ring inspiration from the 1950s through to the 1960s. After exploring early vintage design from the Victorian, Georgian and Edwardian periods, as well as the graphic lines of Art Deco, we’ve now arrived, post-war, at the 1950s. With design becoming increasingly bold, bombastic...

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. It will most likely be a one-off,...

Cool Jewel: Emma Franklin Bespoke Engagement Ring

This week’s Cool Jewel, and a recent bespoke engagement ring designer discovery, is this ‘Structured’ diamond engagement ring by London jeweller Emma Franklin. Having just relaunched her website, Emma presents her beautiful, handmade creations in all their glory, including one-off bespoke pieces. With strong, architectural lines and Art Deco inspired silhouettes and settings, Emma’s work is...

Engagement Ring Inspiration: Art Deco

Continuing our mission to help unearth the best antique and vintage engagement rings London has to offer, we’ve teamed up with antiques site 1stdibs, and this week we’re bringing you our edit of the best 1920s and 1930s Art Deco beauties. With geometric and architectural influences, these non-conventional rings are for the bold and the brave, with...

Vintage Engagement Rings: Georgian, Victorian & Edwardian

Finding a vintage engagement ring is no mean feat. I recently saw the most breathtaking, inspired, original engagement ring I’ve seen in a long while. It was (and still is) on the finger of my best friend, which is lucky for me as it means I get to gaze at it often. It’s perfect, in...

Proposing: Why popping the question without a ring is OK.

For the creative, discerning and intelligent readers of this blog, proposing with a standard, traditional solitaire diamond engagement ring just isn’t going to cut it. Those who seek out interesting design, craftsmanship, uniqueness and a non-definable edge to everything they wear are not going to be happy with an average looking ring, however much it costs....

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