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DIAMOND TRILOGY ENGAGEMENT RINGS

Arlington & Co. Hatton Garden – Diamond Trilogy Engagement Rings.

Representing your past present and future. Arlington and Co. design and handmade all of our three stone engagement rings in our on site workshop.

These designs are available with different shape diamonds and also coloured gemstones.

Working in Platinum, Yellow Gold and Rose Gold, we can create the perfect engagement ring to your own specifications.

 

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SPARKLE THIS FESTIVE SEASON

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Christmas gift ideas – The big day is getting closer only 44 days left until Christmas! We have compiled some of our favourite jewellery items for you to browse for inspiration  for yourself or a loved one. To make sure you sparkle this festive season!

BRIEF ORIGINS OF A WEDDING RING

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It is believed that the first examples of wedding rings were found in ancient Egypt dating back as far as 3,000 years ago.  Evidence of braided rings of hemp or reeds are noted of being exchanged among a wedded couple.

This was also the origin of the practice of wearing the wedding ring on the ring finger of the left hand, which the Egyptians believed to house a special vein that was connected directly to the heart

During the 1500s and 1600s, European husbands would bestow a ‘gimmel ring’ upon their wives. A gimmel ring consisted of two interlocking bands. The bride and groom would each wear one of these bands after their engagement, and the two bands would be reunited at the wedding ceremony.

This was a style of ring that was popular during the Renaissance. It came in the form of a band of sterling silver, inscribed with a poem or similar expression of love.

In 1942 British wartime restrictions on the manufacture of jewellery resulted in “utility” wedding rings which were limited to a mass of no more than two pennyweights and were made from 9ct gold rather than the traditional 22ct. 

Nowadays wedding rings are often made of red, white or yellow metals like coloured gold‘s or platinum and can be adorned with diamonds. It can be common to have an engraving on the inside of the ring include the name of one’s spouse, or of both spouses, and or date of the wedding, and possibly a phrase of special meaning.

 

 

 

ENGAGEMENT RING HISTORY ANCIENT EGYPT – 1940’S

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Arlington & Co. Hatton Garden – Engagement Ring History – Ancient Egypt to 1940’s 

The engagement ring dates back to the ancient Egyptians, if not earlier. This is how the ultimate symbol of love and commitment has evolved from then until the 1940’s.

The Egyptians have been found buried with metal wire around the third finger of their left hands, which was believed to be directly connected to the heart by a vein. Engagement rings were also used to some degree in ancient Rome.

Most historians would agree that the first use of a diamond ring to mark an engagement occurred in 1477 when Archduke Maximillian of Austria gave Mary of Burgundy a gold ring with diamonds.

From the 1500’s there are references to engagement and wedding rings in Shakespeare’s plays, and in the 1600s and 1700s lovers in Europe often exchanged poesy or posy rings, silver or gold bands with a line of poetry or a love message engraved on the inside.

The Victorians often had romantic symbols such as hearts, flowers & bows incorporated in their engagement ring designs even snakes featured as they were seen as a symbol of eternity.

Towards the end of the Victorian era diamonds became a more popular feature.

In the early 1900’s engagement rings were a widely known custom, and due to the industrial revolution and a growing middle class in Europe and the U.S allowed fine jewellery to be within reach of more people than ever before. Edwardian engagement rings tended to incorporate ornate lacy designs using platinum.

From the 1920’s until the 30’s engagement rings took on more geometric designs, reflecting the love of Art Deco at that time. Incorporating stones cut with long lines such as the emerald cut and using coloured gemstones, such as rubies & sapphires.

During the 40’s despite World War II engagement rings were big and bold, featuring curved designs with ribbons, bow and flowers once again. Platinum was scarce due to the war effort, so gold was the more prominent precious metal.

 

 

 

 

10 TOP TIPS FOR BUYING RINGS

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Arlington & Co. Hatton Garden – 10 Top Tips For Buying Rings.

1. When you are about to invest in something as precious as a wedding ring, it is important to give a lot of thought to the styles and materials that you feel may suit you.

2. Every couple has their own budget in mind. Know yours so that you can be sure of what you can both achieve once you have started looking around.

3. It is important that choosing your rings is a shared experience, one where you should be fully satisfied with the wedding rings you have both chosen.

4. Be prepared to be surprised by what you see when you start  looking for your wedding ring. With so many new and innovative designs, you may set your heart on something quite different from what you had always imagined.

5. Brides-to- be will always wonder if their wedding ring will sit well with their engagement ring. Whatever it’s shape or size, and if it is made to fit correctly, your wedding ring will only stand to complement and enhance the beauty of your engagement ring.

6. If you wish to have diamond detail added to your ring/s, ensure you get good advice from a reputable jeweller. It is important that the quality of the diamonds in your ring are equally matched to those of your engagement ring.

7. Time is of the essence. Some ring designs can take up to eight weeks to produce so try to allow yourselves as much time as possible before your special day.

8. A great follow up service is a must. This establishes trust and shows good practice. Your jeweller must offer this support.

9. All diamonds at Arlington & Co. are conflict free, which means you can wear the rings with pride. All jewellers should be able to provide suitable confirmation to this aspect of their supply.

10. Learning how to care for your wedding ring is an important part of the buying service. The team at Arlington & Co. will show you how to maintain your new rings, so that they look beautiful forever.

DIAMOND SET BANDS

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Arlington & Co. Hatton Garden – Diamond Set Bands.

Diamond set bands are used in a number of ways. The traditional is the diamond eternity ring given to a partner for an anniversary, the birth of a child or just because, it is very popular to have a wedding ring set with diamonds too. Not forgetting the more modern commitment ring or pre engagement ring.

Here at Arlington & Co. we have an array of beautiful designs to suit all tastes and budgets, we design and hand make diamond rings in platinum and 18ct gold.

To arrange a no obligation consultation please fill in our enquiry form on our website (please see link) or phone on 020 74054402 to speak with one of our friendly consultants.

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VINTAGE STYLE HAND MADE WEDDING RINGS

 

 

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Arlington & Co. Hatton Garden – Vintage style hand made wedding rings.

These wedding rings feature an orange blossom floral design, hand engraved all the way around the outside of each band. The flower blossoms are engraved with a leaf pattern between each flower and then diamond set.  Both the outside and inside of this design are curved forming a slightly domed exterior for complete comfort.

Perfect for a spring or summer wedding!

Available in Platinum, 18ct Rose Gold & 18ct Yellow Gold.