Meet Chris & Kimberly: an outgoing, vibrant couple who fell fast in love and prove that the most meaningful proposals don’t need an audience to be unforgettable. We sat down with them to chat about their love story and their big plans to hit the open road.
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Vintage cuts, brilliant cuts & step cut diamonds: What should I choose?
Diamond cutting has seen an evolution over centuries gone by, which has resulted in a range of different diamond appearances. Before machinery that emerged following the industrial revolution, diamonds were often cut by hand, using techniques that are rarely used today. These vintage cutting techniques resulted in diamonds that possessed shapes, facet structures and dimensions that captured the design trends of their respective eras.
People are always looking for ways to express their individuality, opting for something unique when designing an engagement ring. The strong, yet soft nature of both the princess-cut diamond and the cushion-cut diamond offers a contemporary, chic look. We explore the nature of both the princess cut and the cushion cut, and see how both cuts compare. Both diamond cuts are incredibly beautiful, but carry unique characteristics that may better suit someone’s style or personality!
This spring, we are delighted to announce our new out of home campaign, “Made by your stories” running across bus stops and train stations throughout London. Our campaign’s concept centres around our customer’s love stories, a series for our blog. Each of the couples featured have created bespoke engagement rings with Taylor & Hart and each of their stories are uniquely charming, and offer an insight into the inspiration behind their ring designs.
We’re proud to share the news of our very first workshop opening in Holborn. Due to the ongoing success and growth of the company, we have expanded between three different locations across the capital. From our original office and showroom in Bank, we’ve opened an additional office and showroom in Mayfair, as well as the brand new workshop in Holborn.
We interviewed one of our talented diamond setters, Mitko, in his studio in the heart of London’s jewellery district, Hatton Garden. From a young age in communist Bulgaria, Mitko’s talent for craftsmanship was fostered through creating miniature planes and boats in his spare time. His interest in technical work led him into the jewellery industry, moving to London in 2003 to eventually start his own business. We delve into his journey, looking at how his experiences led him to where he is today!