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Designer Spotlight: Ruth Tomlinson

Hidden away on an unassuming cobbled street in London's jewellery quarter Hatton Garden, Ruth Tomlinson has recently occupied a beautiful, 3 story atelier that is now home to her well-established a

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Is Hatton Garden really the best place to buy an Engagement Ring?

Known as the historical jewellery quarter of London, Hatton Garden has a rich tradition of jewellery design and manufacture, but is it still considered the best place to buy an engagement ring?

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How to Buy A Bespoke Engagement Ring

Finding the perfect engagement ring can be a daunting process; and the overwhelming amount of choice when you start looking online can make the problem harder rather than easier. 

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7 Top Jewellery Designers share their own Engagement Rings

Just as I love to see inside the home of a interior designer, or what a nutritionist actually eats for breakfast, laying eyes on the actual engagement rings of jewellery designers is always fascina

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5 Perfect Alternative Engagement Rings by Fernando Jorge

The Brazilian born, London-based jeweller Fernando Jorge is known for his sensual, gemstone-topped silhouettes and bright pops of colour, and has built his highly desirable collections into a multi

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Four Small Cult Jewellery Brands to Shop from Home

The highstreet might be grinding to a halt, but luckily we all still have access to the internet.

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Is this ring the ultimate in jewellery self-gifting?

A young woman works hard, earns herself some money, and decides to spend it on her dream diamond ring; it's not rocket science. But how common is it?

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Black jewellery designers: All the opportunities, initiatives and resources launched this week

The jewellery industry remains a predominantly white one, an imbalance that is steeped in systemic racism throughout the luxury industry. From my own perspective as a member of the jewellery indust

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Jewellery Present Ideas Straight to your Inbox: Our New Virtual Jewellery Shopping Service

Buying jewellery gifts for important occasions like birthdays, anniversaries or the arrival of a brand new baby is tricky at the best of times, with the pressure of not-getting-it-wrong adding to the slight stress of the not insubstantial financial outlay (as well as outright not-forgetting).

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The London jewellery designer perfecting the timeless-yet-modern style

For anyone searching for a modern yet timeless engagement ring, London based designer Rachel Boston is the jeweller of the moment.

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The Engagement Ring Collection that this Jeweller can't keep in stock

London jewellery boutique EC One is a long-standing favourite amongst those in the know in the jewellery industry, for many reasons.

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The New Solitaire for 2020: Bold, Gold and Chunky

The 80s have been creeping back into the world of fashion for a while now, but we’ve so far been spared the memories of our mums’ 80s costume jewellery…chunky chains, gold clip-ons, and smooth, col

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Introducing Ready-to-Wear by Gee Woods

New year, new exciting jewellery design talent here at The Cut London.

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The New Solitaire: Why Understated Luxe Is This Season's Engagement Ring Trend

The new diamond solitaire is all about understated luxe, minimalist styling, and clean silhouettes. When it comes to solitaire engagement rings, simple styles don't need to be boring.

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The Best Grey Diamond Rings to Buy Now

 Grey diamond engagement rings have soared in popularity over the past few years, with their more organic, natural look appealing to women who feel less pressure to bow to convention when it comes to choosing an engagement ring. Shop our pick of the best grey diamond ring to buy now.

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How To Choose An Engagement Ring: A Jewellers Guide to the 4 Cs

From a traditional diamond soitaire diamond, to a colourful ruby ring, the options and trends when it comes to buying an engagement ring can feel overwhelming. Buying jewellery is about intuition; 

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Colour Pop: The Kaleidoscopic world of Hattie Rickards

Miniature masterpieces of colour and design, using bright, bold gemstones and smooth lines of 18k gold and platinum. Discover the kaleidoscopic world of jewellery designer Hattie Rickards.

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SWEET PEA JEWELLERY BOUTIQUE

One of the main reasons I started The Cut was due to something I kept hearing from girls looking for an engagement ring, time and time again: 'I don't want anything too blingy'...literally every other email I received said the same thing.

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The Best Off-The-Beaten-Track Jewellery Boutiques in London

The best places to buy jewellery in London are probably not the ones you’ve heard of. These under-the-radar independent jewellery boutiques are my secret weapons when it comes to buying jewellery for loved ones...

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The Best Online Jewellery Boutiques

We’ve put together our absolute favourite, time-saving, heart-skipping, failsafe, fool-proof jewellery edit for online jewellery shopping. Whether you’ve got a budget of under £500 or over £5000, but no time to roam around London looking for the perfect piece, then you’re welcome. These online boutiques will save the day. 

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Meet the Designer: Arabel Lebrusan

Having a strong design 'handwriting' as a jeweller is central to success in a saturated market of endless products and styles. When meeting new designers for engagement ring clients, I always make sure I can see their other designs and collections to get a real feel of their aesthetic and taste, and I use it as a guide to give me an understanding of how a potential bespoke engagement ring would look in their world.

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The Best 3-Stone Engagement Rings

The three-stone or multi-stone engagement ring is likely to soar in popularity after Prince Harry created a bespoke engagement ring for Meghan Markle. And for good reason:

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RUBERG JEWELLERY BOUTIQUE

Continuing our series of ‘Hidden Gems’; where we reveal the local jewellery boutiques and shops we love and trust in London, we focus our attention this week on a Scandinavian secret. Hidden behind the brash and busy eastern end of Upper Street in Islington, Camden Passage is home to the minimalist gem that is Ruberg.

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How to Propose to a Jewellery Designer

Proposing to a jewellery designer...the pressure, the pressure. Fortunately (and unfortunately) convention and tradition are no longer as important as they once were when it comes to buying an engagement ring. 

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EC ONE JEWELLERY BOUTIQUE

EC One has been one of our trade secrets for a long time. Having struck gold almost 20 years ago with a bustling and vibrant location in busy Exmouth Market in Clerkenwell, just round the corner from London’s main trade jewellery district Hatton Garden, the shop and its owners have carved out their own perfect retail niche.

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Collection of the Month: Helix by Shimell & Madden

The new Helix collection from Shimell & Madden is our engagement ring collection of the month. Previewed at London Fashion Week, the collection follows the typical geometric style by the design duo, with spiralling soft yellow gold lines interuppted by asymetrically placed round and oval white diamonds. 

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Grace in Geometry: Design duo Shimell & Madden

I met Emma Madden, fresh from a successful London Fashion Week (which resulted in prestigious concept store Dover Street Market declaring they would 'take it all') at their retailer The New Craftsmen to talk inspiration, building collections, and process.

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How to buy a Vintage Engagement Ring

So, how do you buy a vintage engagement ring? This is a dilemma I've witnessed in many of my friends recently who know they want an engagement ring that is more than a conventional diamond solitaire, with the weight and character that only an antique ring can bring. 

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Jewellery Illustration: Designers with the Magic Touch

Jewellery illustration is fast becoming a lost art. Few designers still work this way to present their designs to clients, with the rapidly increasing use of Computer Aided Design (CAD) a whole new set of skills are now utilised to present jewellery designs to clients or manufacturers.

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Parisian Cool: New Jewellery Designer Charlotte Chesnais

After an illustrious career working as a stylist and designer in the world of high fashion (including Balenciaga, Kenzo and Maison Kitsuné), Parisian Charlotte Desnais has launched her own collection of jewellery under her own name.

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ZOE & MORGAN JEWELLERY BOUTIQUE

Last week we visited the pretty London enclave of Primrose Hill, where jewellery designers Zoe & Morgan have created their new boutique space, showcasing a beautiful selection of handmade, delicate and style-focused jewellery and - most importantly for me - their new collection of engagement and wedding rings. 

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Behind the Designs: Jewellery Designer Fernando Jorge

Kicking off our new feature ‘Behind the Designs’; a series of interviews with London independent jewellery designers in their studios, we speak to Brazilian jewellery designer Fernando Jorge.

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