When it comes to wedding jewellery, it can be difficult to know where to begin. From delicate diamond earrings to statement, glamourous necklaces, the options are endless, and there are so many ways to add some sparkle to your bridal look with gorgeous wedding jewellery. Jewellery is a wonderful way to add some personality to your wedding look, so make sure you choose pieces that you love. If you need some help along your jewellery journey, or just want some inspiration for beautiful styles, here is everything you need to know about wedding jewellery.
Wedding Rings are the most famous and recognisable of the wedding jewellery. Traditionally worn on the third finger on the left hand because it was believed that there was a vein that went directly to the heart, it is a treasured piece of jewellery, for the bride and the groom, and it symbolises so much.Read More
It wasn't too long ago that the selection of wedding rings for men in jewellery stores was limited to gold and platinum wedding bands. But now, the selection of men's wedding rings is just as varied as those for women.
For the traditional diamond solitaire engagement ring, his and hers wedding bands, and even thank you gifts for your attendants such as engraved silver picture frames, tankards or watches, the jeweller has them all! Rings made from yellow gold are most conventional, but bands made from white, Welsh or rose gold, platinum, titanium or stainless steel are steadily increasing in popularity. It used to be considered correct for the groom to have spent a month's wages on the engagement ring, and to have bought it prior to proposing. Modern brides prefer to have an input as to the style of her ring - as you will be wearing this wedding jewellery for the rest of your life! If you don't want to go for a diamond, the bride's birthstone makes an individual alternative. Bespoke engagement rings and wedding rings are not necessarily more expensive, and ensure your choice will be unique.
When making your choice of wedding rings, there are a few top tips which the professionals recommend you adhere to before you buy your rings. If you are buying a ladies wedding band that is going to be worn against an engagement ring make sure you buy a band that is made from the same metal to avoid wear & tear. There is one exception to this rule & that is ‘Palladium’. Palladium is so similar to Platinum it is safe to wear them together. When buying white gold ask your jeweller about ‘rhodium plating’. Most white gold has been rhodium plated which masks the true colour of the white gold.
Women are no longer the only ones who can and show the world that they have found their dream partner, with more men paying attention to their clothes and appearance, the popularity of men’s engagement rings has rocketed recently.More and more women are bucking the trend and proposing to their men and a men’s engagement ring can allow them to do this properly. Sym Jewellery’s new range of Gent’s engagement rings, offer the stylish man the chance to have his own engagement ring.In some Scandinavian countries, the tradition has long since been for the man to wear an engagement ring prior to the marriage and with more people moving around the world the tradition is spreading with them. Celebrity men have been known to wear diamond rings and this is a trend that is becoming increasingly popular.Once married, the groom can transfer the ring to his dress ring finger where it can bring fond memories for years to come. Gent’s engagement rings jewellery are masculine symbols of a man’s love for his partner and can be worn for many years.The ‘Symply Yours’ range available in Silver or Gold has the perfect engagement ring for the fashion conscious modern man. The Black Diamond Ring has 31 beautiful, faceted diamonds set into the band and is also available with white diamonds or yellow, blue or pink sapphires. For a more statement look, the single stone Diamond ring, which can be set with a brilliant cut, emerald cut or princess cut black or white diamond, is an exquisite example of the fabulous men’s engagement rings that Sym can create.Thanks go to Sym Jewellery for this article.01254 233893email email@example.com
Bridesmaids' jewellery is one of the last things you should choose for your bridesmaids. Once you have decided on the bridesmaids' dresses and bridesmaids' shoes you will be in the perfect situation to choose the final touch - your bridesmaids' jewellery. Remember to give this enough time as you don't want to have to rush it! It would be such a shame for everything else to be so right and then ruining the bridesmaids look by a piece of badly chosen jewellery.
1. Learn about diamondsEveryone is so hyped up about the carat weight and has totally forgotten about the other 3 characteristics of a diamond.It won’t take you years or months to learn something about diamond. There are plenty of articles and information on the 4C of a diamond. Spend some useful time in the library or internet and learn about diamonds. Who knows, you may become an expert in diamonds.2. Prioritise the 4 characteristicsThere are much more about diamonds than just the 4Cs. But at the end of the day, the 4Cs are still the major factors influencing the quality and price of a diamond.Before you start prioritising the 4Cs, you got to know what your girl actually likes about a diamond. If she like big one, go for a diamond with big carat weight but with poorer quality in terms of colour, cut or clarity. If she likes the brilliance of a diamond and doesn’t mind the size, choose one with excellent cut and clarity. Whichever the case is, prioritizing the 4Cs will give you a better idea of what diamonds will suit her taste as well as your budget.3. Do a price researchWith your list, do some price research. Based on your list, you should have a rough estimate of the market price of the diamond you are looking for. If the price is out of your budget, try going for a grade lower than your expectation and you may eventually find one that suits you well.4. Do some background research on the jewellerIf you have been doing researching, you would have come across information on cubic zirconium diamonds. These synthetic diamonds are D-color graded, flawless and cut to perfection. In short, a CZ diamond is a ‘perfect’ diamond. It is brilliant, flawless and yet cheap. Their prices do not increase exponentially with their quality unlike diamonds.And there are also some natural diamonds which have undergone treatments to reduce its blemishes thus enhanced its appearance. It is still a low grade diamond and dishonest dealers may try to pass it off as a good graded diamond and sell you at a higher price.So, before you start swiping your hard-earned money away, do some research about the jeweller as well. Ask around for recommendations, or check online reviews.Give the jewelry store a call, talk to their staffs and decide for yourself if you are comfortable with the store.5. Always ask for a money back guaranteeThere are risks in every form of transaction, including buying diamonds. Protect yourself and minimize any risks by making sure that the shop has supplied you with the complete details about their return policy. It should include information about the validity period, what to do if you wish to return your purchase and their address.6. Choose jewellers who provide grading reportsCertified diamonds will come along with a grading report by reputable gemology organizations such as GIA or AGS. Some online jewelry stores certified their diamond by in-house gemologists and they may be using different grading standards from GIA or AGS, while others may not provide the grading reports. Diamonds from top online jewellers generally come accompanied with a grading report.After you have purchased your diamond, you should get it appraised again with the grading report by a trained gemologist. The grading report will be very helpful in ascertaining whether the diamond you have bought is up to the specifications shown on the report.
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