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Ethical Engagement Rings: The Durham Rose Story

Ethical Engagement Rings: The Durham Rose Story

There are lots of things that make Durham Rose stand apart from other jewellers. The bespoke-only ethos. Our approach to design and our determination to allow customer involvement. Our customer focus. And our complete transparency in terms of cost. But there’s one...
Get the Look: Twisted Band Engagement Rings

Get the Look: Twisted Band Engagement Rings

Twisted band engagement rings have become increasingly popular in recent years. Their main appeal is that they can make a relatively simple, low-cost ring look spectacular. And they really don’t need to be overly ‘showy’ to shine. So, what do you need to know about...
Get the Look: Bezel Set Engagement Rings

Get the Look: Bezel Set Engagement Rings

Second only to the perennial favourite solitaire, the bezel setting is one of the most popular styles of engagement ring. It’s also one of the oldest forms, simply because the bezel setting is the easiest way to secure a stone to the band without risk of future loss...
Get the Look: Two-Stone Engagement Rings

Get the Look: Two-Stone Engagement Rings

After a series of celebrity engagements, it’s tempting to think of two-stone engagement rings as a relatively new phenomenon. In the last few years, they’ve moved from being fairly rarely seen to being bang on trend. But in truth, the double stone ring has been around...
Get the Look: Flower Engagement Rings

Get the Look: Flower Engagement Rings

Flowers and romance have long been inextricably linked. The Victorians even went so far as to ascribe a language to flowers – florioraphy – which was used for the subtle art of courtly love. If you wished to accept a secret proposal, wearing – or sending – a solid...
How to Create a Truly Personal Commitment Ring

How to Create a Truly Personal Commitment Ring

Commitment rings have been part of social history for centuries. They’ve been used as a declaration of love or intention at times when marriage is not imminently possible – for whatever reason. They’ve been used to denote lasting friendship. Back in the 16th and 17th...
Get the Look: Ballerina Rings

Get the Look: Ballerina Rings

Breath-taking in its beauty. Verging on naïve in appearance. Deceptively artful in design. The ballerina ring could only be a product of the 1950s. It was a time where elegance and decadence met, where confidence was high, and booms were around practically every...
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...

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...
The Mohs Scale – What is it and Why Does it Matter?

The Mohs Scale – What is it and Why Does it Matter?

If you’ve ever been in the position of commissioning bespoke rings or other jewellery, there’s a good chance that your jeweller will have mentioned the Mohs Scale. And if you’re like most people, there’s also a good chance that you’ll have nodded politely and left it...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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