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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With a seemingly endless stream of celeb flashy engagements this year (hello, Kourtney Kardashian, Megan Fox & J.Lo), it's no surprise that proposal-fever has gripped us all in 2022. From enigmatic emeralds to perfect princess cuts, it seems we've been privy to every cut and colour suited for a ring finger, but what were the most popular engagement ring styles? Independent and Ethical jeweller Nightingale has uncovered the top 10 most popular engagement ring styles in 2022, according to Google search results. But what was the coloured gemstone that nearly took classic diamonds off the top spot? And which cut dominated our Pinterest feeds? Nightingale's General Manager, Claire Beatson has revealed which engagement ring styles reigned supreme in 2022 and why.
Posted: 20 December 2022
The UK awards, organised by watch industry title WatchPro, was a spectacular gala dinner in Central London. Covering every aspect of the watch sector, from business and brand, to retailers, this year's awards recognised the successes within the industry across an array of different categories.Berry's Jewellers won Family-Owned Watch Retailer of The Year and Retail Leadership Team of the year (Simon Oxby & Simon Walton). These latest accolades follow several notable industry awards wins over the course of the year for the family-owned business which is currently celebrating its 125th anniversary year.
Posted: 15 November 2022
Ever since De Beers launched their infamous campaign in 1947 and Marilyn Monroe sang that they were 'a girl's best friend' diamonds have taken centre stage as the engagement gemstone of choice. However, long before this, sapphires reigned supreme. Said to symbolise romance and fidelity and a favourite of ancient Greeks and Egyptian royalty, this versatile gem has a rich history and is steeped in mythology. And sure, while diamonds may be a girl's best friend, sapphires are fit for a princess. Sapphires feature in the Crown Jewels and arguably the most iconic engagement ring in modern Royal history, Princess Diana's 12-carat oval cut deep blue gem, now sits lovingly on Kate Middleton's ring finger. Coveted by Hollywood royalty Elizabeth Taylor, Penelope Cruz, Elizabeth Hurley and (let's be honest) British royalty Victoria Beckham, it's no doubt that sapphires are back in style. So, why should you ditch the diamond and snap up a sapphire instead? From greater versatility, durability, ethical credits, and, most importantly, easier on the purse strings, Claire Beatson, general manager of independent and ethical jeweller Nightingale reveals five reasons why you should take notes from the royals, and invest in a sapphire ring.
Posted: 4 October 2022
Marking its 30th anniversary this year, the UK Jewellery Awards, organised by jewellery and watch industry title Retail Jeweller, is this country's longest running trade awards event, established in 1992 to recognise the achievements of those working in the jewellery and watch sectors. Berry's Jewellers, which has stores in York, Leeds, Nottingham and Windsor, has won in the coveted Retailer of the Year (six stores or more) category and was praised by the UK Jewellery Awards' expert judging panel for exemplary customer service, a fantastic in-store experience and a great website.
Posted: 6 September 2022
It was only last week that Marcus Rashford, English professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Manchester United, finally showed off his fiancée's beautiful engagement ring via his IG stories. Kyron Keogh, co-founder of ROX Diamonds & Thrills has found an example for those that are looking for something similar but more modestly priced, the ROX Love Emerald Cut Diamond Ring in Platinum (that costs from £3,400). You can visit ROX in Leeds Trinity, Albion Street.
Posted: 13 June 2022
British luxury jewellery brand Andrew Geoghegan has launched a new bridal collection inspired by the radiance of the sun. Asteria is a celebration of light and a symbol of new beginnings, and marks the debut of an alternative halo setting that is exclusive to the jeweller. Asteria has been designed to create complex plays of light that catch the eye from every angle. A highly polished sunburst surrounds the centre stone of the Asteria engagement ring to reflect light. Yet more brilliance is created by the innovative setting studded with micro-set gems within lozenge shapes that create a luminous alternative halo. The effect is an arresting brilliance that radiates all the way to the finger
Posted: 7 June 2022
There's been so much press and attention around the Kravis (Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker) wedding which took place in Italy this weekend and in addition to Travis' D&G suit, we also have our eye on the wedding ring he posted on his Instagram stories. According to Google Trends, there's been a 100 per cent increase in searches for 'men's diamond rings' in the last year. Kyron Keogh, co-founder of ROX Diamonds & Thrills has commented on Travis' engagement ring. Read here to find out what he had to say and where to get a similar design!
Posted: 24 May 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
A new study reveals north Yorkshire as the sixth capital for five-star antique shopping experiences in the UK. The study, conducted by selling site for-sale.co.uk, analysed five-star-rated antique shopping venues in the UK and calculated the number of shops in each area along with total TripAdvisor ratings to award each region a 'Capital Score'. North Yorkshire is in sixth place, receiving a Capital Score of 7.1. It boasts of nine five-star antique shops in the district, offering a shop every 962 square kilometres.
Posted: 17 May 2022
With top celebrities such as J.Lo and Megan Fox opting for a signature green gemstone for their engagement, coupled with the fact emeralds are the birthstone of May, it's no wonder that emeralds are THE stone to be seen on your wedding finger right now. However, there's much more to sourcing the perfect emerald than picking the first shiny green gemstone you see. From their own grading system, to understanding what flaws to look out for, buying emeralds is a whole different ball game to your run-of-the-mill diamond. We spoke to Claire Beatson, general manager of York's ethical jewellery brand Nightingale and gemstone expert, who has created a handy emerald buying guide to answer all of your questions.
Posted: 10 May 2022