Your wedding day will be one of the most unforgettable days of your life. Buying a wedding ring is not only an investment but also a visual way to show your love for each other.
There are so many options to commemorate and celebrate your bond accordingly to your own taste. Traditionally a plain band is worn but the possibilities are endless. Many couples choose matching wedding rings to serve as a constant symbol for both of you to remember one of the most special days you will ever share together.
Here’s some great jewellers where you can choose from a wide range of wedding and engagement rings based in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire from places like Luton, Watford, St Albans, Stevenage, Letchworth and Bedford, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your Herts & Beds Wedding magazine when contacting a jeweller for your wedding and engagement rings.
Until recently engagement rings were seen as exclusively a female item of jewellery but the team at Ingle & Rhode believe the time has come for both sexes to enjoy a little engagement bling. They have already sold several of the rings to women who were planning to propose to their partners and are confident the trend will continue to gain pace. Ingle & Rhode's mens rings include items fashioned from gold and platinum with many featuring ethically sourced diamonds, sapphires, emeralds and other precious stones. There's something for most budgets with women able to choose from a modest ring for their man from as little as £495 or go for something more blingy up to £11,950.
Posted: 18 May 2022
Wearing your ring every day will take its toll - a build-up of things like oil, debris and cosmetic residue can create a thin layer on your ring making it look dull.
The good news is that there is no reason you can't keep your diamond as vibrant and twinkly as the day you received it- it just takes a little sprucing up every so often.
Jewellery experts at Queensmith have shared their straightforward tips for when you need to clean your ring safely at home.
Posted: 23 April 2022
Certain jewellery worn on your wedding day can bring bad luck to brides and grooms, according to experts. Ethical jewellery experts Ingle & Rhode have gathered some of the most unusual superstitions surrounding accessories that you might not know about. From necklaces to bracelets, lots of jewellery has hidden meanings that are considered lucky or unlucky, depending on what it is and when it is worn. Some jewellery, like rosary beads, are considered good luck, whereas wearing pearls on your wedding day suggests that you will have tears in your marriage.
Posted: 19 April 2022
Based in Harpenden, Heulwen Lewis Bespoke specialises in one-off bespoke jewellery pieces and works with clients to design and create all types of products, from wedding rings to cufflinks. Throughout December and January, the business will also be offering a free design service worth £250 when couples quote HLBFREED when they first get in touch with the company. The company's founder Sarah Heulwen Lewis is available to discuss all options and needs. Each consultation is free and offered on an appointment basis only. If meeting in person isn't possible, the team can hold consultations via Zoom, WhatsApp or Skype and, within reason, can travel to an address that's convenient for clients.
Posted: 21 December 2021
When it comes to finding the perfect wedding rings, expert Jodie Gearing at Jodie Gearing Bespoke Jewellery Design shares what's currently on trend. She says, "Wedding rings can seem like a daunting item of jewellery to choose or design, which is why a simple band can seem like a sensible option. I'm excited to see more couples who want something a little bit different for their rings, something that's personal to them and their style. Here is a quick rundown of some of the trends I'm working with for my clients.
Posted: 3 June 2021
The highly anticipated diamond episode of BBC's All That Glitters: Britain's Next Jewellery Star, hosted by comedian Katherine Ryan, aired last night with a feel-good story that couldn't fail to melt the heart. During the episode a lucky couple received a very special bespoke 1ct diamond engagement ring. James and Clare, both London-based teachers who met at university, got married soon after. However, unfortunately last year their home was burgled and among other household items, Clare's treasured engagement ring was stolen - she was devastated.
Posted: 12 May 2021
Fine jewellery e-tailer brand, Jessica Flinn, has launched a range of patterned gold and platinum wedding bands. Taking inspiration from traditional carved wedding rings, each intricate pattern has been created to add interest and elegance to engagement rings, without detracting from their sparkle. Each pattern flows around the whole of the ring, the unbroken pattern perfectly symbolising the unbroken love within a marriage. Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ, it's hard choosing our favourite... I do I do I do!
Posted: 21 April 2021
Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we've certainly seen many a trend come and go; but one we're thrilled looks set to stick around is.... pets at weddings! With over 7,854 posts on Instagram, the hashtag #dogringbearer is becoming increasingly popular, whilst Google data shows a 71% search increase for the term 'dog ring bearer' since lockdown began. Celebrities including Carrie Underwood, Ellen DeGeneres, and Joe Jonas have previously involved their pets on the big day, whilst UK bride-to-be, Stacey Solomon, also announced her dogs will wear suits at her upcoming wedding. But how do you train your dog to be a wedding ring bearer? Engagement ring specialists at Steven Stone teamed with Certified Animal Behaviourist, Caroline Wilkinson, from digital pet coaching service, Barketplace, to reveal everything you need to know.We covered the most popular questions including:
Posted: 19 April 2021
In more positive news, the most recent announcement from the UK government has given the go-ahead for weddings to begin a slow return to normality, starting on March 8th, with the aim of lifting restrictions in full by June 21st. With light at the end of the tunnel for those looking to say "I do" in 2021, luxury UK jewellery retailer Goldsmiths was keen to help ease the financial burden of a wedding and have launched a competition to giveaway £1,000 worth of Goldsmiths' own jewellery to two lucky winners.
Posted: 8 March 2021
We spoke to Jodie Gearing at Jodie Gearing Bespoke Jewellery Design to discover what accessories are popular this year. She says, "The key trends in bridal jewellery at the moment are princess-style, maximalist pieces and stacking jewellery. The contemporary bride seems to be enjoying a return to sparkle and layering up their accessories for a luxe look. When it comes to colour, natural tones are very popular and this includes peach, pale pink, watery blues and greens that draw inspiration from nature, are ideal for any style of ceremony.
Posted: 26 January 2021