Proposal Traditions Explained


Western marriage proposals have a number of key features: asking permission from the father of the bride, getting down on one knee and, of course, a dazzling diamond ring – but have you ever stopped to wonder why we perform these customs? The brains behind Hatton Garden have the answers … Why do men ask … Read more

Finding the Perfect Wedding Ring after Lockdown

Lockdown has tarnished the dreams of thousands of couples to get married. But there is light at the end of the tunnel. Lockdown coming to an end means that now is the perfect time to plan the best day of your life. And that all starts with finding the perfect wedding ring to share with … Read more

Planning the Perfect Proposal


A marriage proposal is probably the most nerve-wracking rite of passage that any man (or woman!) will ever have to go through, and there’s a lot of preparation required if you really want to make the moment perfect. If you’re ready to pop the question, but don’t know where to start, check out our tips … Read more

Bridal Jewellery Trends For 2020

Bridal Jewellery

Summer is here and it’s the most popular time of year to tie the knot! With that in mind, we take a look at some of this year’s top trends when it comes to bridal jewellery  – perfect for any blushing bride. Engagement rings Forget classic diamond solitaires – this year many people are branching … Read more

Jewellery ideas for summer weddings

Wedding rings ideas

Wedding season has officially arrived, and couples all over the country are excitedly preparing to tie the knot. If you’re lucky enough to be planning a summer wedding this year, here are some jewellery ideas that will set off your outfit to perfection. Floral motifs You’re getting married in one of the most naturally stunning … Read more

3 things to do when you get engaged to your partner


Congratulations! If you’ve arrived on this page you’ve probably just got engaged – you’re overjoyed, overwhelmed, and completely at a loss over where to begin your wedding preparations! Don’t panic – the jewellery experts of Hatton Garden are here to help. Here are 3 key things to do when you first get engaged… Call your … Read more

Bespoke engagement ring design

Recommended by a friend who had previously used us to create their bespoke jewellery solution. Dragana came to visit Max Diamonds with her own amazing 2ct Asscher cut diamond, Needing help to design and make her perfect bespoke engagement ring.

Bespoke Jewellery Design by Anais Rose


Samantha, founder of Anais Rose has been in the diamond jewellery industry for over 16 years. Specialising in the bespoke design of engagement rings, wedding bands & all fine jewellery. I offer a truly personal service, whether you’re looking at diamond rings from the Anais Rose collection or looking to create a whole new piece … Read more

Major Jewellery & Watch Show Goes ‘Trade-Fair-Trade’


The generally shared opinion at the NEC’s five-day trade show was that visitor numbers were somewhat down compared to previous years, though optimism remains due to the success of certain developments. For certain, the feedback has been equivalent to the launching of Emozioni – indeed, Anais is probably easier for retailers to sell because this … Read more

Jewellery Gifts for Bridesmaids and Groomsmen in Hatton Garden


Whilst your wedding day is a day to celebrate the relationship of you and your partner, it’s also the perfect occasion to celebrate the people that got you there – your friends, family and nearest and dearest. When giving their speeches, many couples choose to give gifts to their bridesmaids and groomsmen as a thank … Read more

Engagement Jewellery Traditions around the world – Part three


So far we’ve looked at engagement jewellery traditions in China, Ireland, Greece, Egypt, India and Spain (check out part one and part two if you missed them!). It’s time to wrap up this trilogy with the final instalment of our guide to some of the most interesting engagement jewellery customs from countries across the globe. … Read more

Engagement Jewellery Traditons Around the World – Part two


The typical symbol of a UK engagement is a diamond ring, but around the world, engagement jewellery is as varied and diverse as the customs that accompany it. Here is part two of our guide to some of the most interesting traditions from countries across the globe. China Engagements In China, it’s not just the … Read more

Jewellery Superstitions

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There are superstitions in the world related to almost everything – ladders, black cats, rainbows, mirrors – so of course there are also plenty of superstitions about the wearing and owning of jewellery. Whether you’re a superstitious soul or something of a cynic, these old wives tales are still worth a read… Don’t wear pearls … Read more

Wedding jewellery for men

There are endless articles on the Internet that talk about wedding jewellery for women – from pearls and pendants to diamond ringss and drop earrings, they’ve got it covered – but on that big day, it’s important for the groom to look his best too! There are a whole host of wedding jewellery options for … Read more

Brooches for brides

Selecting the right wedding jewellery is a tricky task for any bride. Your gems have to look good with your dress, your shoes, your colour scheme and even your groom, so it’s important to get it right! Many ladies opt for statement earrings or necklaces when it comes to their wedding jewels, but a more … Read more

Celebrity engagement rings of famous couples 2012

2012 was a big year in the world of celebrity, with famous couples getting engaged on what seemed like a daily basis! Some beautiful rings were exchanged over the last twelve months, so in celebration of the upcoming New Year, we look back at some of the biggest and brightest celebrity engagement rings of 2012. … Read more

The Queen and Prince Philip’s sapphire anniversary

Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh, are this week celebrating their sapphire wedding anniversary, which marks an incredible 65 years of marriage. The royal couple, who were married on 20th November 1947 at Westminster Abbey, spent their special day privately at their London home Buckingham Palace. If you know … Read more

Engagement ring superstitions

Engagement rings are a traditional piece of jewellery that have been around for hundreds of years, so it’s unsurprising that there are all sorts of spooky stories about them. Whether you believe in luck, fate and everything in between, or think it’s a load of nonsense, these engagement ring superstitions still make an interesting read! … Read more

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue

Everyone knows this old rhyme, but most people don’t know the meaning behind it! It originated in Victorian times, and each aspect of the poem represents a good luck token for the bride to be. Something old “Something old” was said to be a representation of the bride’s family, to honour their past and the … Read more

Anniversary jewellery

This guide to traditional anniversary metals and stones will help you to ensure that your loved one is thrilled with their gift, year after year. 25th anniversary – Silver Silver anniversaries mark a quarter century of marriage, a proud moment for any couple. Silver jewellery, such as a necklace or ring, or elegant silverware, such … Read more

Wedding and jewellery

When most people think of weddings and jewellery, they automatically think of engagement rings. The most obvious symbols of commitment connected to the ceremony of marriage. However, although the rings are hugely important, they are not the be all and end all of wedding jewellery. Here is our top 5 list of pieces that are … Read more

5 Unique Marriage Proposals

will you marry me proposal

Unique Marriage ProposalsMost prospective grooms spend a lot of time thinking about their proposals. From the date and location to the weather and the engagement ring. Everything is taken into consideration to ensure the biggest question of their lives is asked smoothly. However, some men like to think outside of the box. They come up with something a little more original than a candlelit dinner at her favourite restaurant. Here is a list of the most unusual (but successful!) proposals to date:

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Brad and Angelina officially engaged

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Hollywood’s longest standing couplesOne of Hollywood’s longest standing couples, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, are officially engaged. The deal has been sealed with a stunning engagement ring, estimated by experts to be worth around $250,000, which Angelina was spotted wearing at the LA County Museum earlier this month.




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