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Mappin and Webb Engagement Ring

Mappin & Webb Engagement Rings

If you’re thinking about popping the question, then think about Mappin & Webb engagement rings. On their website they have more than fifty different ones to choose from, including solitaires, three stone ringts and five stone rings in platinum, white gold or yellow gold.

Most of the diamonds are brilliant cut, but some of the settings have princess cut diamonds (princess cut diamonds are square as opposed to round). You can also choose whether to go for a four claw or a six claw setting.

As for prices, well, they start at £750 and go up to  £9,750, but the majority of rings fall into the £1000 – £5000 category. And Mappin & Webb do offer interest free credit, subject to status.

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Mappin and Webb Brilliant and Princess Cut Engagement RingHighlights

Brilliant and Princess Cut Engagement Ring

Some of my favourites include the brilliant and princess cut diamond ring pictured on the left.  The ring has a platinum setting, and features a central brilliant cut diamond which is one third of a carat. The setting is enhanced with princess cut diamond shoulders which have a total carat weight of 0.35 (just over a third of a carat) and the princess cut diamond has a four claw mount.

Brilliant Cut 5 stone engagement ringBrilliant Cut 1 Carat 5 Stone Engagement Ring

This ring, pictured right,  has a total weight of one carat. It’s a five stone ring, set in 18 carat yellow gold and platinum and the diamonds are brilliant cut. The clarity of these diamonds is excellent – they have a rating of VS2 which means the small inclusions within the diamond are invisible to the naked eye.

Here is a picture of a few more of the many, many rings to choose from.

Mappin and Webb Engagement Rings




Clogau Princess Engagement Ring

Clogau Gold Engagement Rings

Clogau Gold is very rare, and is no longer mined as the cost of getting it out of the ground is too expensive – the gold currently costs in excess of £1000 per ounce.

So Clogau Gold engagement rings contain just a small amount of the pure Welsh Clogau gold, the balance being made up by standard 18ct or 9ct gold. Even so, the remaining Clogau Welsh gold will be used up by 2016, so it is and will remain incredibly rare.. Due to the expense of mining Welsh gold (£1000 / ounce), and its rarity, only a small amount of Welsh gold is included in each wedding ring. Even so, based on current estimates, all the Welsh Gold will be used up by 2016, making it the rarest gold in the world.

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The Range

Clogau Gold make a range of engagement rings in rose gold, yellow gold and white gold in both 9ct and 18ct gold. Most are set with diamonds, but the one pictured above right, the Clogau Princess Engagement Ring,  also has a large central sapphire.

This ring is a rendition of Princess Diana’s engagement ring, which is now Kate Middleton’s engagement ring, and contains the same rare Welsh gold as the ring worn by Kate.

This version of the ring has a 3.2 carat deep blue sapphire which is surrounded by 20 sparkling 1 point diamonds and set in a band of 18ct wild gold. This is the first white gold ring to be made by Clogau and has the Clogau Gold and Welsh dragon stamps.

Clogau Gold Make a Wish Engagement RingsOrigin Engagement RingFinally, don’t forget to check out the pretty and unusual Origin Ring. Made from 9ct gold, it features an interpretation of the Tree of Life design, with the filigree setting made from 9ct rose gold, set with a central 0.1 carat diamond with three smaller hand cut diamonds set alongside it (see photo,  right).



Clogau Gold Wedding Ring

Clogau Gold Wedding Rings

Clogau Gold sell a range of wedding rings to suit all tastes and budgets. Due to the expense of mining Welsh gold (£1000 / ounce), and its rarity, only a small amount of Welsh gold is included in each wedding ring. Even so, based on current estimates, all the Welsh Gold will be used up by 2016, making it the rarest gold in the world.

The Range

Clogau Gold make a range of wedding rings in rose gold, yellow gold and white gold. There are the traditional gold bands and wishbone rings, together with more contemporary and unusual designs including, at the time of writing, a yellow and rose gold tree of life wedding ring, a 9ct yellow, rose, white gold and diamond Windsor Russian wedding ring and a silver and rose gold ivy leaf wedding ring.

Clogau Gold Wedding Rings in yellow, white and rose gold

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By Royal Appointment

Clogau Gold Wedding Rings are made by royal appointment. Did you know, that since 1923, the royal family have been wearing wedding rings made from single gold nugget that was extracted from the Clogau Gold Mine?

The tradition started with the Queen Mother, upon her marriage to King George VI. The Queen followed her mother’s newly started tradition, and had a ring made for herself from the same nugget for her marriage to the Duke of Edinburgh.

Other royals who have followed this tradition include Princess Margaret, Princess Anne, Princess Diana, Prince Charles and Camilla and the newly married Kate Middleton. Yes I know she’s the Duchess of Cambridge now, but we all still think of her as Kate Middleton, don’t we? Prince William has chosen not to wear a wedding ring himself. However, there is only a tiny amount – one gram – of the original nugget left.

Astley Clarke Engagement Rings

Astley Clarke Engagement Rings

Astley Clarke Engagement Rings breathe a breath of fresh air into the world of engagement rings. Whilst tradition may dictate that your engagement ring is set with a diamond, Astley Clarke has no such dictats. They sell engagement rings set with a wide range of gemstones in some unique and contemporary designs.

You can now choose an engagement ring that is full of colour and charm to accurately reflect your personality. Nevertheless, all the designs are beautifully designed with elegance enduring enough to make them heirloom pieces.

The Range

Astley Clarke have a wide range of engagement rings set with a range of stones including diamonds, sapphires, rubies, opals, paraibas, brown diamonds, pink sapphires, tourmalines, purple sapphires, black diamonds, moonstones, citrines, topaz, tanzanite, amethyst, emeralds and aquamarines.

There are more than fifty different engagement rings to choose from, all of which have been individually designed and styled, so I’m just going to pick out a few of my favourites.

Astley Clarke Paraiba Arma Engagement RingAstley Clarke Paraiba Arma Engagement Ring

The Astley Clarke Paraibe Arma Engagement Ring is an 18ct yellow gold ring set with a large cabochon Paraiba tourmaline, surrounded with a ring of white diamonds. This ring was designed by Anne Sportun. The face of the ring measures 1.2cm and it is available exclusively in the UK from Astley Clarke

Astley Clarke Large Naiya Ball RingAstley Clarke Large Naiya Ball Engagement Ring

This ring was designed by Astley Clarke Takara, and it consists of a sphere of rose gold and pink sapphire pavé, which measures 9mm across. The sphere sits 1.1 cm pround of the band.

Astley Clarke Ruby Poison RingAstley Clarke Ruby Poison Engagement Ring

This ring was designed by Shaune Leane Fine, who is celebrated for his dark romanticism and pushing the boundaries of jewellery design. This particular creation consists of a pavé ruby heart locket set in rhodium, encased by thorns in  18ct white gold. This is an iconic design, and Shaune Leane Fine was named at the UK Jewellery Designer of the Year in 2009.

Astley Clarke Aphrodite Engagement RingAprodite Ring

This romance inspired ring consists of a white topaz surrounded by diamonds set in 18ct gold. It was designed by Kiki McDonough who is based in London. The heart measures 1.1cm by 1.1cm and sits 6mm proud of the band. The diamonds continue down the shoulders of the ring and look stunning together with the white topaz. This design is available exclusively online from Astley Clarke.

Astley Clarke Iris Belama RingIris Belama Ring

This is a ring which was designed in house by AC Tearoom exclusively for Astley Clarke. It consists of a huge amethyst surrounded by diamonds, and the diamonds are set into the band too, all in an 18 ct yellow gold setting. This ring is fun and you really feel like you’re dressed up when you wear it. It’s definitely a conversation starter and designed to be enjoyed.

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