26/11/14

5 bright ideas for a winter wedding

Having a winter wedding this year? We are not surprised– it’s such a beautiful time of the year to get married. More and more people are choosing to tie the knot in winter due to the beautiful and romantic settings of a winter church and surroundings... and the possibility of snow. As the season of Christmas and New Year - it is traditionally a time of love and celebration and new beginnings, a great symbolic time to start your "happy ever after".

5 bright ideas for a winter wedding


24/11/14

Choosing a wedding ring for a man - 3 things to remember

For most couples the wedding day is all about the bride.  Guests will talk about the dress, the hair, the jewellery and even her bridal party (which no doubt she played a big role in kitting out).  This can often leave the man playing second fiddle on the day although being the second most important person at a wedding is never a bad thing. 

The most important part of the wedding day for the groom will be getting to the service on time (don't be late whatever you do), and then this is closely followed by your vows, first dance and all important speech.  Falling in alongside this is the exchange of wedding rings and the beginning of something new for many men - the wearing of a ring...

Choosing a wedding ring for a man - 3 things to remember


20/11/14

Buying an engagement ring - 4 questions you need to ask

When it comes to the big purchasing decisions in your life, the chances are first house and first car will be at the top of your list.  Coming in closely after these is choosing your engagement ring.  Perhaps even more so than your car or home, your engagement ring is something that will stay with you forever.  We recently looked at the history of the wedding ring and the idea of it being an eternal sign of love.  This is just another reason why your engagement ring will also be something eternal and as such, you need to know what you are doing when it comes to deciding on picking your engagement ring.  Below we look at 4 questions you need to ask any jeweller when picking your ring.

Buying an engagement ring - 4 questions you need to ask


17/11/14

Look after your diamonds this winter

Every Christmas, diamond rings and diamond jewellery make for wonderful gifts for loved ones. The phrase “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” are never more apt than at Christmas. So if you’ve been lucky enough to receive such a beautiful gift over the years, or if you are hoping to receive some diamond jewellery this Christmas – it’s important not just to cherish them, but to look after them too...

Look after your diamonds this winter


12/11/14

Engagement rings for Christmas 2014

Are you thinking about getting engaged this Christmas? Like many, you have chosen a really special time to ask the question or make your proposal official. It’s a time of love and celebration as well as a time of new beginnings, fresh starts and the perfect opportunity to start your happy ever after.

Here at Portfolio of Fine Diamonds, we have so many couples come to see us at this special time and it is an exciting period for everyone. In light of this, we’ve put together a blog post which highlights some of the most popular engagement rings and engagement ring trends that are set to be very popular for this Christmas and the year ahead...

Engagement rings for Christmas 2014


07/11/14

The History of the Wedding Ring

The wedding ring is the symbol of love on your wedding day, the symbol of two people becoming one.  Wedding rings come in many formats today, with different metals, jewels and designs giving brides and grooms plenty of decisions to make.  When it comes to planning your wedding, it's easy to forget the meaning of certain parts of the day.  With the sense of celebration in the air and friends and family dancing the day and night away, it can often be easy to forget the true meaning of a wedding day, and the importance of your wedding ring and vows.  Today we take a look at the history of the wedding ring and just why it is so important...

The History of the Wedding Ring


04/11/14

Winter Weddings 2014 – Tis the season for a beautiful white wedding

If you think there is nothing more romantic than getting married as the snow falls and the glistens, then a winter wedding is for you. There are so many beautiful perks to getting married in winter – the warm atmosphere feeling that little bit warmer when contrasted with the season, the feeling of excitement and love is already present with the dawning of the Christmas season...

Winter Weddings 2014 – Tis the season for a beautiful white wedding