The items of jewellery you choose to wear on your wedding day will become precious keepsakes that will serve as wonderful reminders of a day full of love and joy whenever you look at or wear them. Wedding bands are worn each day and are the most symbolic aspect of your wedding day. Cufflinks, tie pins or pocket watches are excellent gifts from a bride to her groom, while any bride on her wedding day will love a bracelet or necklace from her husband-to-be, it's an uber romantic token of love before taken the steps towards wedded bliss. Take time in your selection – these are special pieces that may well end up becoming some of your most cherished possessions so be sure to check out our list below and then pop along to their shops or studios.
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Jodie Gearing Bespoke Jewellery Design wins wedding award
Jodie Gearing Bespoke Jewellery Design is a Bedfordshire-based company that has won the Special Touch Category at The Wedding Industry Awards 2023 for the East of England. Owner Jodie Gearing specialises in bespoke handmade eternity, engagement and wedding rings as well as jewellery. Engagement rings often require a fitted wedding band, but the options on the high street are very limited. One of the company's real strengths is designing fitted rings that also look incredible when worn on their own while fitting into certain budgets and desired styles. With more than a decade of experience, Jodie will guide couples through the experience, helping them make informed and creative choices
Posted: 7 March 2023
Discover the new collection at Baker Brothers Diamonds
Bedford-based Baker Brothers Diamonds has introduced tiara wedding rings to its extensive ring collection. A ring is a small but elegant part of weddings and in today's modern world, people want to get away from the traditional style for something with a contemporary twist. Tiara wedding rings are romantic wedding bands that play on the classic shape-to-fit style and are a growing trend for 2023. Fit for a princess; this style is the perfect modern twist on a classic style. The new collection at Baker Brothers Diamonds is handcrafted in naturally white platinum and set with the highest quality diamonds. The distinct crown-like wedding bands are perfect for complementing engagement rings.
Posted: 21 February 2023
F.Hinds advises on your wedding selection
Jewellers F.Hinds, boasting more than 115 stores across England, advise on what precious metals your wedding rings could be made from... Your wedding day will be one of the biggest days of your life, and we're so happy that you're about to embark on this new chapter, no doubt you are too! With an exciting engagement comes a whole load of happiness and emotion, but with that what also comes is a never-ending list of things you need to do before the big day, and we can bet that one of them is going to be to "find the perfect wedding rings".
Posted: 7 February 2023
Engagement ring trends for 2023
Whether you're future-gazing about your dream proposal or just like keeping up to date with the latest styles, Lorna Haddon, head of diamonds and jewellery at Beaverbrooks, predicts the new wave of engagement ring trends that will be taking over our Instagram feeds in 2023. Here at County Wedding Magazines it's hard to pick our fav? Really, can we only choose one?
Posted: 3 February 2023
Jodie Gearing Bespoke Jewellery Design wins wedding awards
Jodie Gearing Bespoke Jewellery Design picked up two prestigious awards this spring while also acquiring a nomination for the Muddy Stilettos Award 2022. The bespoke jewellery designer, based in Bedfordshire, was voted winner of the Rings in East of England category by Weddings Inc. Competing with multiple suppliers, owner Jodie Gearing came out on top after the judging panel researched and vetted the quality of her work. In the same month, Jodie also collected a second award from the International Wedding Awards after meeting strict criteria to win the Rings category for the UK. The entry criteria was based on direct customer feedback, requiring her to demonstrate real customer reviews and testimonials.
Posted: 10 November 2022
Women propose new wedding trend
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
Expert advice on how to clean your engagement ring at home
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
Ten jewellery superstitions to know before your big day
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
Receive a free design service for your wedding rings
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
Discover what wedding rings are currently on trend
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