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Wedding fairs – what’s the point?

So you’ve picked a date and are ready to start planning all the little details of your wedding. Suddenly all you see is information about wedding fairs, but are they really worth a visit? As you know, we don’t just love making beautiful wedding and engagement rings, we love all things weddings, so here are our top tips for getting the most out of wedding fairs. Find one that suits...

Save money by getting married abroad!

With the cost of an average UK wedding now topping £27,000 according to research, getting married abroad can offer not only guaranteed sunshine, but guaranteed savings too. And with getting married regularly rated as one of the most stressful life events, doing it abroad can make you even more anxious as language differences and distance make planning that little bit harder. We don’t want you to feel stressed about your...

Studio Launch & Celebrations

Wednesday 8th November at 6:30pm We’d like you to join us on Wednesday 8th November at our #weddinghour twitter takeover.  We will also be celebrating the launch of our new studio with our suppliers and customers old & new! If you would like to attend our event, please either give us a call on 01274 551224  or send an email to info@iainhenderson.co.uk

Jewellery myths and superstitions – we’re not buying them

We’re not much worried about superstitions here at IHD. There are plenty of ladders around at the moment if we felt like walking underneath one, as work on the new studio is well underway. Although if you know Iain you’ll be aware he prefers dogs to black cats. We do find it fascinating though that there are so many superstitions attached to jewellery and gem stones. Here are a few...

Exciting news – our new studio is underway!

It’s been on the cards for around a year, so we’re delighted to finally confirm that work on our shiny new studio starts this month. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to get everything in order, so that the builders can move in and convert the ground floor of our existing building, into a beautiful, spacious new studio for you to come and talk about all things shiny. Our...

Bling your ring!

Making changes to your wedding ring, after the big day! The joy of bespoke jewellery is that you never have to settle. Paying for a wedding is a huge expense, so if you find yourself making compromises, we can help with ways to make your wedding rings come in on budget now, while making sure you can have exactly the ring you want in the future. Alternatively you may have...

This year’s inspirational wedding trends

Once the proposals been done and the engagement ring donned, every bride (and groom) starts thinking about organising the big day itself. But before you start planning, why not consider some of the latest wedding trends emerging in 2017. Here’s a selection of some of our favourites to help inspire you. Green is the colour ‘Greenery’ is Pantone’s colour of the year, and is the perfect way to create a...

Diamond terminology you must know!

You might have read about the 4Cs of diamonds on our ‘All about diamonds’ page– cut, colour, clarity and carat weight – which also introduces you to Henri, our diamond expert. We know that some people want to know as much as they can before commissioning a bespoke piece of jewellery – and that’s understandable as it’s a serious investment. So here are a few other specialist terms about the...

Can you ever own too much jewellery?

When thinking about gifts our first thought is obviously always jewellery. But we were challenged recently, can you ever own too much? It’s an interesting thought, and very much comes down to personal preference. There is definitely a discussion to be had about whether you can ever wear too much jewellery. We are more in favour of a few stand-out pieces than the I’m-wearing-everything-I-possess look; as Coco Chanel famously said,...

What engagement ring to buy in 2017

While there will always be the classic solitaire (single stone) engagement ring, each year we see different trends in engagement ring design emerge. Here’s our run-down of the latest designs we expect to be making in 2017. Halo designs – incredibly popular during 2016, halo designs are moving on a little with variations in stone size and shape, as seen in the twisted halo, but are also being seen in...

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