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Engagement Rings

wear your diamond ring with style 16/01/2020
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How to wear your diamond ring: 5 styles

Diamond rings are among some of the most classic pieces you can have in your jewellery collection. Traditionally given as engagement rings, and other special milestones and occasions, their versatility means they can be worn every day and match with every outfit you own. While traditionally these were worn as standalone pieces, times are changing and new trends are coming in where stacking, matching and innovation are the focus. So, if you want to switch up your style without having to buy a new diamond ring or have just been... Read More

06/01/2020
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Our top 5 jewellery and watch picks for January

The new year is here! And, with many people setting themselves resolutions and starting a fresh chapter of their lives, there is certainly no better time than now to step outside of your comfort zone. So, if you’ve found yourself holding back from trying new accessory trends in previous years, why not start 2020 off on the right foot with a stunning new timepiece or piece of jewellery? Here, we will be sharing five of our favourite pieces that you’re sure to fall in love with this January, no matter... Read More

diamond jewellery 08/02/2019
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Buying a Diamond: The Beginner’s Guide

Diamond expert Emily Tebbutt’s guide on how to purchase the perfect stone. If you’re planning a Valentine’s Day proposal, getting the perfect diamond ring can be a daunting experience.  Diamond expert Emily Tebbutt, Jewellery Specialist at Ramsdens offers her insider tips when shopping for a rock: Tip 1: Get to know the ‘Four Cs’: Diamonds are categorised by Colour, Cut, Carat and Clarity, giving transparency over their quality and value. Each ‘C’ grades a different aspect of the diamond, and the higher the grading, the more valuable the diamond is.... Read More

12/10/2018
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Princess Eugenie’s Royal Wedding 2018 – Get the Look

Who doesn’t wish to be a princess dressed in a fine white gown, all primed to meet their future husband down the aisle? 2018 is certainly the year for Royal weddings with Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding being just a distant memory of all things borrowed and blue, and now the Queen’s granddaughter Eugenie is marrying her long term boyfriend Jack Brooksbank today. The showstopping piece of Princess Eugenie’s bridal jewellery was undoubtably the breath-taking diamond and emerald tiara that was delicately positioned upon the Princess’s autumnal toned hair; reminiscent... Read More

diamonds 01/04/2018
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April’s Birthstone – Diamonds

Diamonds have been prized for thousands of years, with early discoveries in Indian riverbeds dating back to 400BC. The modern diamond industry dates back to more recent times. In 1869 the discovery of the ‘Star of South Africa’ brought 10,000 miners flooding into the Kimberly area and so mass diamond mining began. The ‘Star of South Africa’ was found by a Shepard and weighed a massive 83.5cts! This diamond was then cut to a pear-shape diamond weighing 47.69cts and most recently came to the market via auction in Geneva and... Read More

diamond jewellery 27/03/2018
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Buying Diamonds And The Four C’s

Buying diamond jewellery can be daunting due to all the terminology and information available on the internet. Ramsdens are here to help and, in this blog, we will summarise the key points you need to know when buying a special piece of jewellery. Diamonds are graded and traded using the principals of the four C’s. This method of grading diamonds was first utilised by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). Since then, it has become an industry recognised method of grading diamonds which has in turn made the pricing of... Read More

engagement ring 08/03/2018
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How To Buy An Engagement Ring

So, you’ve finally made the decision to pop the question – congratulations! Making the decision is the easy part, welcome to the minefield which is picking the engagement ring. Apart from purchasing a house or a car, the engagement ring can be one of the most expensive items a man will buy in his lifetime. Walking into a jewellery shop to browse can often seem overwhelming; from whole selections of rings which virtually look the same, to the fear of buying a fake. That ring will be paraded around friends... Read More

diamond engagement ring 18/01/2018
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Bridal Jewellery; Our Top 4 Picks

You’ve got the dream wedding dress and the most beautifully crafted bouquet of flowers meticulously planned. Oh, and those elegant high heels that you’ll probably remove halfway through the night! So how about the jewellery you’re planning for the big bridal day? Obviously, the wedding bands have been carefully picked in advance; stored away secretly ready to be placed on the velvet cushion for its descent down the aisle, but have you thought of any other accessories to enhance the look of a lifetime? Glittering jewellery items can make or... Read More