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The Complete Guide to Lab Grown Diamonds

The Complete Guide to Lab Grown Diamonds

‘But they’re not real, are they?’ is always, almost inevitably, the first thing that most people say when discussing lab grown diamonds. Which is interesting, because they absolutely are real. Given this common misconception, we thought it would be useful to put...

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How to Care for Your Custom Engagement Ring

Congratulations, you have a beautiful engagement ring! It’s everything that you ever hoped it would be. In fact, it’s more, because it was designed just for you. It’s probably the most important piece of jewellery you you’ll ever own. So… now you have it, how are you...

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Important Questions to Ask When Buying Jewellery

Important Questions to Ask When Buying Jewellery

Buying jewellery is exciting. Especially if you’re buying an engagement or wedding ring. It’s an investment in both time and emotion as well as money. And you go into the purchase in great good faith and confidence. But how do you know that your faith and confidence...

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Why Diamonds are Synonymous with Romance

Why Diamonds are Synonymous with Romance

When you think of an engagement, you think of a ring. When you think of an engagement ring, you think of diamonds. They are beautiful, romantic, eternal. Just like your love, diamonds are forever. It must be true – Shirley Bassey said so. But did you know that the...

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Are Birthstones Suitable for Engagement Rings?

Are Birthstones Suitable for Engagement Rings?

There are all sorts of ways to make an engagement ring something really special. You might repurpose a family heirloom. You might trawl antique shops for a vintage wonder. Or you might look into birthstones – after all, how better to celebrate a life than to show that...

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London Ring Makers

London Ring Makers

Although our name might suggest we're situated in the North East, Durham Rose are actually London-based. Ever since our appearance on Dragon's Den, we've maintained a presence in the capital. A lot has happened since then, including our re-brand from Hot Pink to...

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Floral engagement rings

Floral engagement rings

It's not difficult to understand why so many people take inspiration from the delicate and beautiful features of a flower when choosing their engagement ring. This distinctive style has been around longer than many people think. In fact, floral engagement rings have...

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Durham Rose Have a New Home

Durham Rose Have a New Home

After many happy years at Angel Islington, we’ve decided to move our London studio to Plexal, located at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford. With a growing team and an ever increasing requirement to welcome more people into our design studio, now felt like the...

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Spring Wedding Inspiration

Spring Wedding Inspiration

Tamryn Lawrence Spring traditionally heralds the start of ‘wedding season’ and it’s easy to see why. Longer days, warmer temperatures and the prospect of being able to get outside among the blossom and newly opened flowers are always a tempting prospect for brides and...

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An Easter Engagement Party

An Easter Engagement Party

Tamryn Lawrence Ahh, the long Easter weekend. Hopefully you’ll be enjoying some time away from work and kicking back for some downtime with your friends and family. If you’re recently engaged then this is a great time to celebrate and, with all the seasonal...

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Winter Wedding Inspiration

Winter Wedding Inspiration

Tamryn Lawrence Well hello and welcome to a wedding inspiration feature that’s absolutely full of festive beauty. Winter is a wonderful time for a wedding and where once Christmas nuptials meant an almost obligatory red and gold theme, we can now enjoy elegant colour...

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Weddings Trends For 2016

Weddings Trends For 2016

Tamryn Lawrence As we speed towards the end of the year, it seems only right that we pause for a moment to contemplate 2016. If you’re planning a wedding next year then this is a feature that you won’t want to miss because we’re rounding up some of the best wedding...

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