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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Recently-engaged TV personality Vicky Pattison has launched an exclusive bridal jewellery collection with Bath-based brand Abbott Lyon. This new range offers the perfect accessories to complement every step of a bride-to-be's journey to W-day. Since being crowned Queen of the Jungle in the 2015 series of ITV's I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, Vicky's career has gone from strength to strength. With an army of loyal fans who adore her dressed-up glam looks as much as her down-to-earth real talk, she's amassed a following of over five million people on Instagram alone. Having recently become engaged to Ercan Ramadan, Abbott Lyon saw her as the perfect fit for their new bridal collection.
Posted: 14 July 2022
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
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
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
Those of your with your finger on the pulse and eyes on Insta may have noticed a rise in popularity of zodiac necklaces amongst celebs such as Rihanna, Hailey Bieber and Megan Markle. If you fancy getting hold of one of your very own, luckily Bath-based Abbott Lyon are on hand with their range of Zodiac and Old English Name Necklaces. We think they make gorgeous bridesmaids' gifts and an oh-so cute accessory for the stylish boho bride.
The Abbott Lyon Gemstone Zodiac Necklace, £49, features and intricate design finished with pearl and white quartz stones for a luxe look.
Posted: 2 December 2021
Jewellery often holds such sentimental value that finding the perfect piece can be a struggle. Bath-based jewellery brand Abbott Lyon are thrilled to launch its Thoughtful Jewellery collection, which promises to offer necklaces holding special meaning to represent different chapters in our lives. Founded by young entrepreneur Jezz Skelton, the British-born brand has swiftly established itself as a leading name in affordable luxury with its polished signature style.Whether it's a gift for a recently engaged friend, a thank you to a mum who's been there throughout your wedding planning or for a thoughtful piece of big-day jewellery, there are necklaces designed to connect with everyone.
Posted: 19 August 2021
The highly anticipated diamond episode of BBC's All That Glitters: Britain's Next Jewellery Star, hosted by comedian Katherine Ryan, aired last night with a feel-good story that couldn't fail to melt the heart. During the episode a lucky couple received a very special bespoke 1ct diamond engagement ring. James and Clare, both London-based teachers who met at university, got married soon after. However, unfortunately last year their home was burgled and among other household items, Clare's treasured engagement ring was stolen - she was devastated.
Posted: 12 May 2021
Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we've certainly seen many a trend come and go; but one we're thrilled looks set to stick around is.... pets at weddings! With over 7,854 posts on Instagram, the hashtag #dogringbearer is becoming increasingly popular, whilst Google data shows a 71% search increase for the term 'dog ring bearer' since lockdown began. Celebrities including Carrie Underwood, Ellen DeGeneres, and Joe Jonas have previously involved their pets on the big day, whilst UK bride-to-be, Stacey Solomon, also announced her dogs will wear suits at her upcoming wedding. But how do you train your dog to be a wedding ring bearer? Engagement ring specialists at Steven Stone teamed with Certified Animal Behaviourist, Caroline Wilkinson, from digital pet coaching service, Barketplace, to reveal everything you need to know.We covered the most popular questions including:
Posted: 19 April 2021
In more positive news, the most recent announcement from the UK government has given the go-ahead for weddings to begin a slow return to normality, starting on March 8th, with the aim of lifting restrictions in full by June 21st. With light at the end of the tunnel for those looking to say "I do" in 2021, luxury UK jewellery retailer Goldsmiths was keen to help ease the financial burden of a wedding and have launched a competition to giveaway £1,000 worth of Goldsmiths' own jewellery to two lucky winners.
Posted: 8 March 2021
We ask talented Somerset jeweller Holly Berkley Jewellery your burning question on how to accessorise a pared-back bridal look for your big day. You say, "I've chosen a simple wedding dress, but I'm worried it's too plain. How can I make it my own?" Holly says, "The wonderful thing about a simple dress is that it gives you so much scope to add accessories and details without it looking over the top." Read on for the full answer...
Posted: 25 February 2021