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Royal Wedding Special

Monday, 21 May 2018 15:22:05 Europe/London

The team here at Parson’s Jewellers has been closely following the lead up to the Royal Wedding.  In our last blog post we wrote predictions on what jewellery we thought Harry and Meghan would wear on their big day. Were we right? Let’s find out… 

Outfits 

Harry arrived looking very dapper in military dress tailored by Dege and Skinner on Saville Row.

Meghan chose a stunning pure white dress from Claire Waight Keller, the artistic director of the Givenchy fashion house. The timeless and elegant dress features a boat neckline and ¾ length sleeves and is made of double silk cady and triple silk organza. Meghan chose a pair of silk satin shoes based on a Givenchy design. This was paired with a 5m veil with floral detail. Holding the veil in place, Meghan wore Queen Mary’s bandeau tiara lent to her by the Queen. Made in 1932, the headpiece comprises platinum and diamonds and features a detachable broach containing 10 brilliant diamonds. Meghan had her hair styled in a very elegant up-do created by Serge Normant.

Jewellery 

In our last post we predicted that Meghan would select jewellery that was simple and modern set in yellow gold. Meghan actually wore a beautiful set of Cartier earrings matched with a Cartier bracelet which was worn on her right wrist. Parsons offers a similar pair of earrings and bracelet set in silver and cubic zirconias available to special order in store.

Our last post predicted that the Royal couple would choose to have wedding bands in yellow gold, possibly from Wales, to complement Meghan’s stunning engagement ring; a three stone setting featuring a 3.5ct cushion cut diamond from Botswana as the centre stone and two 0.75ct brilliant cut diamonds from Princess Diana’s personal collection. The couple actually chose a 2mm court shaped band made from Welsh yellow gold from the Queen’s collection for Meghan and Harry, in a break with tradition, chose a platinum band with a textured finish. Both rings were crafted by Cleave and company. Parsons has a 2mm 18ct yellow gold wedding band from £475 (insert image of G60/4399) and a platinum band in 5mm from £1150 (insert image of G60/5010). Both of these rings can be ordered in any size. We can also bespoke-make rings on request for those looking for the textured finish of Harry’s band or a unique wedding band fit for a princess.  

Our Advice 

Whatever you decide to choose for your big day, the most important thing is that the jewellery you choose suits your personality and style. Pearls and diamonds are popular because they work well with the colours of a wedding dress. We have a selection of pearls in stock including this beautiful string of freshwater pearls for £96 in our 20% sale (insert image of S35/15). For wedding bands we recommend that the bride choses a band in a carat of gold to match her engagement ring and that men who work in manual jobs select a durable metal such as platinum or titanium. 

Caring for your ring after the big day doesn’t need to be a big chore, just avoid harsh chemicals and polish your ring whenever necessary. For white gold rings remember to have your ring booked in for a re-rhodium service if it starts to lose its sparkly white shine. 

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