Wedding & Engagement


Engagement Ring Trends (2021)

If you see a proposal on the horizon, then it’s time to start shopping around for your dream engagement ring.  Whether you prefer the traditional look of a classic solitaire diamond engagement ring, or the contemporary elegance of a colourful gemstone band, the biggest engagement ring trends for 2021 hold something for everyone.  Read on, as we cover the most popular engagement ring styles that you’ll be seeing throughout the year ahead! Solitaire Engagement Rings It’s no surprise that the traditional solitaire engagement ring is once again a favourite for... Read More


Our Top 10 Romantic Christmas Proposal Ideas (2020)

Too corny for some but just right for others, a Christmas proposal can be the perfect way to round off the festive season. We’ve found that winter is the most popular time of year to get engaged, and there are plenty of reasons why. The snow is falling, the lights are twinkling and the festive spirit is in full swing – it’s hard not to get swept up in the moment! But along with the obvious reasons, what is it that makes Christmas proposals so popular? And, more importantly, is... Read More


COVID-19 Wedding Trends: Sequel, Shift & Micro Weddings

As the rules surrounding weddings continue to change, there’s a lot of uncertainty in the air.  Many couples have decided to put their 2020 weddings on hold, in favour of waiting for a time when circumstances are less restrictive.  Others feel that they have already waited long enough. After all, if your wedding was planned for some time after March, it’s possible that it was already 1-2 years in the making at that point!  If you are one of the many couples who is keen to tie the knot this... Read More


How to Take Care of Your Engagement Ring

As you are no doubt already aware, here at Joshua James, we are dedicated to the selection and care of truly stunning jewellery and accessories. And we think that there is no piece of jewellery more special than your engagement ring. For many of us, it is the first truly sentimental piece of jewellery that we own, and of course, it is a sign of your commitment to your other half. So, with all this considered, we wanted to make sure that you have all of the information, tips and... Read More


Wedding Planning: Our Top Tips for Organising Your Wedding

Planning a wedding is no easy task. In fact, some couples will sink hundreds of hours (and a lot more money!) into organising the event, only to find that they’ve no energy left to fully enjoy it! Luckily, there are plenty of ways to streamline your wedding planning experience and ensure that you can make the most of your big day. We’re going to share our top tips for organising your wedding, whether you’re opting for a no-frills ceremony or a fairytale extravaganza. Is planning a wedding really that hard?... Read More


Wedding Ring Care Guide

Whether it’s gold, platinum, set with diamonds or plated with rhodium – every wedding band requires regular TLC. This is a ring that you’ll wear for a lifetime, and so it’s vital that you take proper care to maintain its beauty and lustre. While wedding bands are crafted from precious and durable metals, they also have to put up with daily wear-and-tear, and even the hardiest of rings will begin to suffer eventually! We’ve put together our answers to the most frequently asked questions surrounding wedding ring care, from polishing... Read More


Placeholder Engagement Rings: 2020’s Latest Proposal Trend

Loading… Planning a surprise proposal but want to choose your engagement ring as a couple? Or perhaps you’re ready to take the next step in your relationship, but don’t have the funds right now to buy your dream ring?  Placeholder engagement rings are one of the biggest proposal trends for 2020, especially following the severe impact of COVID-19 on many peoples’ financial situations. But many couples still wonder if a temporary ring is right for them, or they simply aren’t aware of the benefits. We’re here to cover everything you... Read More


Lockdown Proposal Ideas: Romantic Ways to Propose at Home

Loading… At first glance, getting engaged during coronavirus may not sound like the most romantic idea. But for many, the alternative of waiting it out is even less appealing!  When you’re certain that you want to spend the rest of your life with another person, you don’t want to wait around and let external circumstances dictate your actions. Everyone dreams of that “perfect moment” for a proposal, but all you really need is the certainty that both of you are ready to begin your life together. Private proposals have always... Read More


The Joshua James Guide to Vintage Inspired Engagement Rings

Every love story is unique, and you’ve probably realised that your partner is just as unique. If you have found the one person you want to spend the rest of your life with, then it’s time to pop the question. But finding the right ring can be a challenge all of its own. Especially, if you know your bride-to-be is not a lover of traditional style. So, you may be asking yourself, what’s next? Traditionally, most engagement rings are a simple silver or gold band with a small to medium... Read More


Wedding Trends 2020: Themes, Dresses & Bridal Jewellery Ideas

The current pandemic has certainly thrown a spanner in the works for couples across the country, as many have been forced to postpone or even cancel their upcoming nuptials. As uncertainty continues to dominate, it remains unclear as to when circumstances will return to normal, and so many have put off their wedding planning for the time being. Especially for those with hopes for large, lavish weddings filled with hundreds of guests, it seems unlikely that their dreams will become a reality this year.  But did you know that many... Read More