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5 Tips For Couples Buying An Engagement Ring

    Buying an engagement ring used to be the simple process of choosing a diamond and setting it in yellow gold, or maybe platinum and now, it can appear to be a minefield. This is in our opinion why some people can end up with a ring below par, because they didn’t know what to look for and ‘panic’ bought something without really thinking about it.  

The Art of Decluttering with Esme from Tidy Coaching

Recently I met Esme, the founder of Tidy Coaching. Esme is a decluttering expert and a Professional Organiser trained by Marie Kondo. We had a lovely conversation so I asked her for some tips to share with you all about decluttering. My thinking is, if you have jewellery gathering dust in your jewellery box, what else is gathering dust that doesn't need to be!  

Should I Propose with a Vintage Engagement Ring?

Vintage, antique and heirloom engagement rings can be a beautiful choice but often require a little thought. You may have found the vintage engagement ring of your dreams, or been handed down an heirloom ring that has huge sentimental value, but your bride-to-be might still feel uncomfortable with the thought of wearing second-hand jewellery as her engagement ring.  

The Royals and Redesigning Jewellery

Over the last few months I have been asked to look into the royal jewellery collection from Kate Middleton’s engagement ring to Queen’s brooches and the vast tiara collection available to the royal family. This has involved hours of research, staring at photos of exquisite events the jewellery has been worn to and trying to place a value on what these pieces are worth.

When Fate Steps In: Podcast with Rachael Taylor

The second series of my jewellery podcast Design Your Legacy kicks off with and interview with Rachael Taylor, a jewellery journalist who built one of the most read jewellery magazines (Professional Jeweller) from scratch before choosing freedom with freelance journalism. Rachael is a mum of two and writes for the likes of the Financial Times, Condé Nast magazines, and Rapaport.  She also runs The Jewellery Cut with co-founder Andrew Martyniuk, a platform that showcases independent fine jewellery designers through engaging editorial, sparkling social posts and live events, including a bi-annual jewellery showcase during London Fashion Week.

How to Redesign Your Jewellery in Lockdown

This last year and lockdown has thrown a real curveball into all our lives but today I want to focus on the positives. It has given us more of an opportunity to reflect on what is really important in life, rekindle some passion for long lost hobbies (as long as you don’t leave the house), realise how important family are, oh and clear out the kitchen cupboards.  

Ruby Engagement Ring Styles

Do you have a ruby engagement ring in your sights? Ruby stones can be a classic embodiment of compassion and devotion, symbolising your love with the colour of the heart. But which style or cut should you go for? There are many key considerations when it comes to choosing a ruby engagement ring, and in this blog, we discuss them.

Redesign Your Engagement and Eternity Ring

Redesigning Jewellery from a Divorce Many women have asked me ‘what can I do with my engagement ring now I’m getting divorced?’ And even though it is a really difficult time, this can offer somewhat of a positive release. Redesigning your wedding, engagement and eternity ring can give your jewellery new meaning and celebrate a chapter of your life in your own way.

How Designing A Unique Sapphire Engagement Ring Can Help You Make Your Future Fiance's Dreams Come True

Designing A Unique Sapphire Engagement Ring Sapphires are one of the most versatile and beautiful gemstones that you can use in an engagement ring in our opinion. From the pale – lilac blues to deep royal blues, not to mention the other wonderful colours that are found such as yellow or pink. Sapphire offers something for everyone which is why I don’t blame women for craving a unique Sapphire engagement ring.

Custom Designed Engagement Rings To Make Her Feel Unique

Custom designs are all about creating something unique that reflects the recipient. It could be a case of remodelling existing jewellery or creating jewellery from scratch; in either case, our experts are on hand to offer guidance. We will help you choose the right characteristics and decide on the right engagement ring with your budget and your other half in mind. Roseanna Croft Jewellery custom designed engagement rings are the perfect way to start the rest of your life together.
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