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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Ernest Jones has launched a new Swansea boutique. The new space come as part of a significant evolution of the Ernest Jones brand. The boutique has a light and contemporary design, softly lit, with a warm and timeless palette of materials, where customers can browse best-in- class collections of prestige watch brands and discover diamond, gold, and silver jewellery from its own luxury assortments and sought-after brands such as Le Vian and Vera Wang. The team of specialist jewellery experts will provide advice and inspiration to help customers find that perfect piece to celebrate their stories and special milestones.
Signet UK and Ireland managing director, Neil Old, said: "I'm very proud to be opening this new boutique that brings those brand values to life."
Posted: 9 June 2022
Anne Morgan Jewellery has successfully established itself as a destination for jewellery lovers everywhere, building on its reputation for curating, exhibiting, and championing handmade works by designers with exceptional artistry. Since the gallery opened in 2015, some of the most celebrated names in design have taken part in the annual Sp-Ring Exhibition, contributing their most innovative pieces to a collection that draws attention throughout South Wales and beyond. This year the exhibition delivers a riot of colour and texture from talented designers such as Alma Sophia, Barbora Rybarova, Carin Lindberg and Goodman Morris.
The exhibition will run until 31st May, 2022. Pieces will be on show and available for purchase at the gallery at 10 Glebe Street, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, every Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm.
Posted: 19 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
Wearing your ring every day will take its toll - a build-up of things like oil, debris and cosmetic residue can create a thin layer on your ring making it look dull.
The good news is that there is no reason you can't keep your diamond as vibrant and twinkly as the day you received it- it just takes a little sprucing up every so often.
Jewellery experts at Queensmith have shared their straightforward tips for when you need to clean your ring safely at home.
Posted: 23 April 2022
Certain jewellery worn on your wedding day can bring bad luck to brides and grooms, according to experts. Ethical jewellery experts Ingle & Rhode have gathered some of the most unusual superstitions surrounding accessories that you might not know about. From necklaces to bracelets, lots of jewellery has hidden meanings that are considered lucky or unlucky, depending on what it is and when it is worn. Some jewellery, like rosary beads, are considered good luck, whereas wearing pearls on your wedding day suggests that you will have tears in your marriage.
Posted: 19 April 2022
Jarvis & Co. Jewellery has recently rebranded. The company creates precious fine jewellery using natural objects such as twigs and leaves. The creative director, Bethan Jarvis, tells us more: "I have been a jeweller for 14 years and during the lockdown, I completed an MA Professional Art Practitioner (Jewellery) where I received a distinction. I was also selected to participate in the Goldsmith's Getting Started Online Course, which took me on the journey to re-brand as a fine jewellery company.
Posted: 17 February 2022
Here at Your South Wales Wedding, we see trends come and go in the wonderful world of weddings, so to help you look amazing on your big day, we've rounded up some of our favourite products from local suppliers. Gold Plated Drop Earrings by Anne Morgan, £110, www.annemorganjewellery.com. Ancient Barnacle & Diamond Chip Cluster Ring, £1,300, www.annemorganjewellery.com. Silver Moon Dot Pearl Drop Earrings by Anne Morgan, £75, www.annemorganjewellery.com. There are plenty of other beautiful pieces available on their website.
Posted: 6 January 2022
Here at Your South Wales Wedding, we see trends come and go in the wonderful world of weddings, so to help you look amazing on your big day, we've rounded up some of our favourite products from local suppliers. Style: TR2652A – Richard Designs Handcrafted Pearl and Crystal Headband, www.highsocietybridalboutique.com. Style: Cory with Cape – Eva Lendel, www.highsocietybridalboutique.com. Ivory & Co. – Sarah Alexander Collection Saffron Triple Disc Earrings, www.highsocietybridalboutique.com. Style: The Hera Crown – Caped & Crowned, Available in Gold and Rose Gold, www.highsocietybridalboutique.com.
Posted: 10 December 2021
Here at Your South Wales Wedding, we see trends come and go in the wonderful world of weddings, so to help you look amazing on your big day, we've rounded up some of our favourite products from local suppliers. Platinum 0.46ct Pear Shape Cut Sapphire Ring, £1,625, www.laingsuk.com. Isabella 18ct Yellow Gold Round Brilliant Diamond Pendant, £995, www.laingsuk.com. Fabergé Treillage Brushed Rose Gold & Multicoloured Gemstone Set Egg Pendant, www.laingsuk.com. 18ct White Gold 0.30ct Round Brilliant Diamond Hoop Earrings, £595, www.laingsuk.com.
Posted: 26 November 2021
To end the 2021 wedding season on a high, The Royal Mint will be gifting 100 lucky couples a silver sixpence and one winner a gold sixpence worth £475. Those who have had their 2020 weddings cancelled or postponed by the pandemic will be able to enter the competition. The silver sixpence is traditionally gifted to a bride to wish her prosperity in marriage. This comes as researchers discovered that 38 per cent of Brits are unable to finish the rhyme – Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a silver sixpence in her shoe
Posted: 25 November 2021