Ever wondered why diamonds are coloured from D to Z and not from A? We decided to do a little digging...
Valentines Day. February 14th. Love it or hate it, it’s happening. And if you happen to find yourself as one half of a couple (or more – it’s 2018 after all) you’re probably going to have to embrace it.
If taking a stroll down Hatton Garden to look at diamond engagement rings seems a little bit too daunting for a Valentine’s date, we’ve compiled a list of alternative Valentine’s day date ideas – you’re welcome! (Plus you can buy the diamond engagment ring online – it’s 2018 after all…)
If a cushion cut diamond is fit for a Duchess (well, future Duchess) it has got to be good.
If you’ve been doing your research, you may have seen cushion or radiant cut diamond engagement rings cropping up more than before. The old school cut has been thrust back into popularity because of the Royal Engagement between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – and of course, the rather impressive trilogy ring that represents their commitment.
Diamonds come in a large variety of shapes (and endless combinations of the 4CS), but let’s swing the focus onto cushion cut diamonds because they’re about to become increasingly popular.
It's a New Year! Happy 2018!
Now we've put down the champagne glass and stopped celebrating the festive season / ringing in the new year, we need to commit to some of those resolutions and goals we said we'd think about. Perhaps we can give ourselves a reason to pick up the champagne glass once more - to celebrate an engagement?
If your goal in 2018 is to truly commit to your other (probably better) half, take a look at some of the predicted trends expecting to influence engagement ring market this year.
It's almost Christmas time, and we're feeling reminiscent... So why not add to the seasonal sparkle with a look back at some of the best diamond jewellery that starred in film? From '50s show dance to noughties style, diamonds are forever suited to being in front of the camera.
Good things come in threes.
Lord of the Rings, three-piece suits, a three course meal. Three is the magic number for a good reason. So, it comes as no surprise that the trilogy ring has held up against the ever-changing engagement ring trends, with the three stone design placing itself as a timeless classic in an endless array of diamond engagement rings.
Bespoke engagement rings seem to be the most-popular modern approach to that all-important piece of jewellery. Previously on the blog we’ve sought to help you get in the know about wedding ring styles, engagement ring tips, celebrity ring favourites and especially, engagement ring trends. One thing we’ve absolutely learnt is that perfect means personal. Prince Harry has absolutely proven us right, with a private proposal and an incredibly significant bespoke diamond ring.
While nothing sparkles like a diamond, wedding fashion is the next best thing. Here at Hatton we want you to be in the know about all things engagement, and the most-important purchase (after the rings, of course) is the wedding dress.
So, if you’re deep in the midst of bridal gown indecision, let us fill you in on the biggest trends to come off the bridal runway this year. You might find something that inspires!
On the red carpet nothing looks quite as spectacular as glittering diamonds, and there were some A-List accessories this year! And what an event to get glam for; the annual U.S. television awards is as much about championing the latest styles as it is about going home with that iconic gold trophy.
Fashion Week hit New York runways on the 7 September and we’re loving the stunning array of white dresses on display! New York essentially is Fashion Week, with all the big names in design setting trends for the coming seasons. Here’s some of our favourite gowns, an aesthetic mix of full-skirt, flowing, mid-length and more. Who knows – maybe it will inspire your very own wedding wear!
Everyone knows that the wedding dress equates to the ‘wow!’ moment; a bride wants to feel comfortable, confident and 100% beautiful in their day-of-dress. There are so many styles of outfit to suit the shape and personality of the wearer – yet admittedly, too much choice can be stressful and overwhelming. If you’re not totally clued-up on what fit, length, skirt (so many factors!) is your ideal, you’re not alone; a good designer understands that not every bride is a walking fashion guru!
Anonymous polls are a brilliant way to gain insight, especially when it comes to special experiences such as marriage proposals. It’s so subjective – the ideal proposal features a different scenario for different kinds of people. The usual tricks and traditions tick boxes for some couples, and not others – although, the problems really arise when you and your partner are at odds!
Whether you’re a bride-to-be, the bachelorette-adventure planning best friend or a busy bridegroom, today’s the perfect time to put a pin in your wedding plans and hone in on the little things. The entire wedding process can be at times consuming and stressful (two of our favourite wedding bloggers, Before the Big Day and Love My Dress, have shared their insightful wedding journeys!), and it’s just as important to take a step back and ensure you’re recuperated before your big day. So, in honour of #nationalrelaxationday, here’s some ideas how!
Traditionally, we spend a lot of time and money on photographers to capture our wedding day memories; but there has been a strong trend towards also having engagement photos. But how do you make sure you your engagement photos become keepsakes rather than throw-aways?
GENEVA MAGNIFICENT JEWELS
Previewing the best of the spectacular and significant jewellery coming under the hammer in Geneva on 17th May.
Exceptional diamonds and gemstones will leadthe Christie's spring season in Geneva, along with important private properties such as the Cartier and Art Déco collection assembled by Éric Nussbaum, one of Cartier’s most eminent experts. A particular focus has been set on Italian jewellery design from the 1900s to the present day in the dedicated Dolce Vita section.
Largest Collection of Jewelry Worn by the Most Stars of Hollywood’s Golden Era Goes to auction at Julien’s Auctions. Stunning Hollywood Jewellery from the 1930s, '40s and '50s are to be auctioned and expected to sell for millions.
Looking for a diamond ring? What’s hot and on trend this year?
Solitaire engagement rings will always be a timeless classic, however in 2017 we are seeing a rise in the popularity of multi-stoned rings. When choosing a ring, remember that it is going to last a lifetime, so my advice is that you need to be careful not to pick a style that will be a 2017 ‘fad’ but instead something that will stand the test of time. The three-stone trilogy, the halo and the cluster rings have become more and more popular over the last couple of years; a trend set to continue this year.
For the past 100 years the majority of people have chosen a wedding ring which matches their engagement ring, but it has not always been the case…
There are plenty of stories online about extravagant marriage proposals, from hiring bands, to writing ‘Marry Me’ in six-foot-tall letters somewhere, but the reality is that most people pop the question in a simple, intimate way, so how should you go about it? Here are our easy, straight-forward steps to success:
The TV ad’s are out in force, Facebook is awash with bouncing Boxer dogs, weeping emoji’s at Mrs Claus and the cutest little carrot I’ve ever seen! So it’s about time to share our Christmas Gift Guide!
As we relaunch Hatton by Design’s website, we’re proud to show you how to find your perfect engagement ring in three easy steps.
This week our friends in Paris have the pleasure of hosting Fashion Week.
The Royal tour in India gets our seal of approval with Kate wearing a selection of fantastic earrings!
As Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris celebrate one year together with a golden locket, we look at the best anniversary gifts.
Hatton by Design reviews the best diamond jewellery featured in movies!
16 Incredible Love songs to help you celebrate your perfect Valentines Day!
The Duchess of Cambridge delights with Diamonds.
We take a look at the hottest engagement ring trends for 2016.
Cardiff serves up the perfect Valentines flash mob proposal!
With Valentine's Day on the horizon we propose thinking about the perfect diamond engagement ring.
As 2015 draws to a close and 2016 approaches, we look at our favourite wedding proposal videos.
TV presenter Christine Bleakley + Footballer Frank Lampard = one mega winter wedding!
"I've never been more sure of anything in my life!"
As a nation of tea lovers, we propose the most romantic cuppa!
We share our top diamond earring picks for the perfect Christmas present.
Sharing the talent that is Make-Up Artist Lauren Wheeler
Take That's new music video 'Hey Boy' launches with a strong 70's vibe!
On #backtothefuture day, we look back at engagement rings from the past 100 years.
Finding engagement ring inspiration on Hatton by Design's Pinterest Page - The Diamond Edit.