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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...

Five top tips for preventing proposal panic

     When did proposals become a “big thing”? We’re not sure when big proposals became a “thing” but here at IHD we’ve been discussing them quite a lot recently. You might not be very surprised to hear that, given the business we’re in! The world seems to be more proposal-mad than usual right now. There were four at the Olympics plus a request to actually set the date by Charlotte...

What do you buy the woman who has everything?

What do you buy the woman who has everything? An eternity ring of course!            Dating back to Egyptian times 4,000 years ago, eternity rings are said to symbolise never-ending love, which is why they are traditionally given as an anniversary gift, or to celebrate the birth of a child. Eternity bands are most popular as a gift for women, but there’s no reason men can’t...

2016 in numbers

Can you believe it’s December already? We’ve had a fantastic year here at IHD but we’ve worked hard and are looking forward to our Christmas break. The end of the year is always busy here as people gear up for Christmas and New Year proposals. We’ll have a short break and then will dive straight into making more engagement rings for Valentine’s proposals! We’ve been enjoying sharing some behind the...

How not to choose the wrong rock!

  Oh the pressure of a proposal. From the sweaty palms you can get from just thinking about keeping a secret from your beloved, to the demands social media places on not only the proposal but the ring too. (We wrote another blog musing about when big, showy proposals became a thing and giving some tips on getting it right, check it out here .) And you’re not alone, even...

A fiver for Christmas? Only if you got married in 2016!

  After the all-consuming effort of the wedding planning, the elation of the day itself and the lovely bubble of the honeymoon, it can be back down to earth with a bump for newly-weds. The old routine kicks in – you may be married but you still have to go to work, keep on top of the domestic stuff and pay the bills. You might think you used up all...

Looking for truly bespoke jewellery?

Are you looking for a bespoke piece of jewellery? The beauty of bespoke jewellery is that you can personalise it lots of different ways – from something standard, to something super special! By its nature jewellery tends to be a very personal item, often given as a token of love, affection or gratitude to someone special – but there are plenty of ways to up the ante in the personalisation...

Going on honeymoon? Here’s a few tips on how to look after your wedding rings whilst you’re away.

Variety of wedding bands

Looking after your wedding and engagement rings on honeymoon It’s likely to be one of the best trips of your life and you probably want to show off your new rings, but looking after your wedding and engagement rings on honeymoon is a must. When you’ve invested money in rings you intend to wear for life it’s important to take good care of them, so here are our top tips...

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