Proposal Traditions Explained

Wedding-proposals

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

The world’s most famous diamonds, here’s our guide

Famous-Diamonds

Diamonds are one of the most prized precious stones in the world and have been ever since their discovery more than 3,000 years ago. However, not all diamonds are created equal, and only a select few reach the dizzying heights of fame. Here’s our guide to some of the world’s most famous diamonds… The Great … Read more

Planning the Perfect Proposal

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

Engagement ring top tips 2021

Diamond Rings

Engagement ring top tips 2021, engagement rings come in different types, Solitaire, halo, or trilogy? Round, pear, or oval. Diamond or coloured gemstone. Your engagement ring choice is seemingly endless when it comes to buying an engagement ring. Luckily, Taylor & Hart, London based jeweller specialising in bespoke engagement rings, have shared some their top … Read more

Be bespoke – choose a rose cut diamond this winter

Rose Cut Diamonds

If you’re planning an engagement and looking for the perfect ring, it makes sense to go bespoke. You’ll be able to choose how every aspect of your ring is designed; seeing as it’s going to be on your finger forever, it’s essential that it is perfect in every way! Rose-cut Diamonds This season, nothing is … Read more

3 things to do when you get engaged to your partner

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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

Engagement rings – three stone ring guide

A Guide to Three Stone Engagement Rings

What are they and why are they the perfect choice for you? When choosing the perfect diamond engagement ring, it’s important to choose a classic style that also adds individual flair to the design.

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.

A Guide to Engagement Ring Styles

A Guide to Engagement Ring Styles

Engagement Ring Styles Get to know the ins and outs of engagement ring design, to help you make the most informed decision. This rich and detailed guide to engagement ring styles takes you through the most sought after contemporary diamond rings.   Halo Engagement Rings Halos are a popular design element that dates back to … Read more

Top jewellery trends for 2019

Top jewellery trends for 2019

Everyone knows a new year equals a new wardrobe – and that includes jewellery! Here’s what’s hot in the jewellery world for 2019: Symbolic style Gemstones are set to be an ongoing trend this year, with coloured stones such as sapphires, rubies and emeralds becoming more popular than diamonds. Coloured stone engagement rings will continue … Read more

Engagement ring trends

Emerald-cut diamonds

Whilst there’s nothing wrong with choosing a classic princess-cut diamond solitaire, sometimes you want to be a little cooler when it comes to picking the perfect engagement ring. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up some of the top trend predictions for choosing that special ring. Emerald-cut diamonds Still a classically beautiful choice, emerald-cut stones … Read more

The History of the Ring Finger

The History of the Ring Finger

In Western cultures at least, engagement rings and wedding rings have always been worn on the third finger of the left hand – but not many people actually understand the reason why. This tradition actually dates back to Ancient Greece, when people believed there was a vein in that finger that led directly to the … Read more

Holts Gems launches a new collection of coloured gemstones

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Hatton Garden jeweller Holts launch a collection of coloured gemstone engagement rings that offers something ‘a little bit different’ Finding an engagement ring that compliments your personal style can be a difficult task. Whilst classic and beautiful, colourless diamonds are not every girl’s best friend. Sapphires and Rubies offer primary colour options, but may not … Read more

Engagement Jewellery Traditions around the world – Part three

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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

Engagement--around-the-world

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

Engagement Jewellery Traditions around the world – Part one

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You may think an engagement is as simple as slipping an engagement ring on a finger, but in actual fact, there are a variety of different engagement jewellery customs around the world. Here is part one of our guide to some of the most interesting traditions from countries across the globe – make sure you … 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

Jewellery for Valentine’s Day

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The most romantic day of the year is just around the corner, but don’t worry if you haven’t picked up a present for your beloved just yet. The stores of Hatton Garden are full of great gift ideas for both men and women – here is our pick of some of the best. Jewellery For … 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

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

Wedding Ring FAQs

We recently blogged about the many questions that arise when choosing an engagement ring, but we know that selecting a wedding ring can be just as tricky. Our guide to common wedding ring queries should provide all the answers you need to make your choice. How much should I spend on a wedding ring? You … Read more

Unique engagement ring ideas

Engagement rings are a special purchase, chosen specifically with one person in mind – but with so many popular styles and designs on the market, all of which share lots of similar qualities, how can you make sure your chosen ring is truly unique? Brilliant round cut solitaire diamonds are the most popular type of … Read more

London 2012 Souvenirs from Hatton Garden

The UK’s most famous jewellery district, Hatton Garden, is located right in the heart of London, and the city has been buzzing lately thanks to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. If you’re visiting the area for the London 2012 celebrations, why not take a trip to Hatton Garden and pick up a souvenir to … Read more

Replacing a ring in Hatton Garden

Losing or damaging an engagement or wedding ring can be heart breaking – it is a piece of jewellery intended for you to wear and treasure forever, and there are many sentimental memories associated with the band. If your ring has been damaged, it may be possible to have it repaired. A good jeweller will … Read more

Should men wear engagement rings

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Male engagement rings
Male engagement rings often have a thicker band and smaller diamonds.

Traditionally, it is only women that wear an engagement ring as a sign of their betrothal and devotion. However, in the current times of increased equality and fairness between the sexes, there is no reason why a man should not wear an engagement ring too – and the trend for doing so is rapidly increasing.

 

 

 

 

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No watches and heels for hairdressers

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No watches and heels for hairdressers could soon dampen their glamorous image. High heels, watches and rings could be all banned from the workplace under new EU health and safety proposals. Stilettos and slingbacks will need to be replaced with sensible shoes with non-slip soles. Whereas jewellery has been noted as unhygienic, and therefore will be deemed unsuitable for wear in the salon entirely.

 

 

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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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