• All about the Padparadscha Sapphire

    All about the Padparadscha Sapphire

    The Padparadscha is an unusual gemstone, replete with light pastel tones of orange and pink that bring to mind the delicate lotus flower after which it’s named. Actually a specific type of sapphire, the padparadscha is a unique jewel favoured by royalty (Princess Eugenie’s engagement ring features one of these stunning stones). Read on for our guide to padparadschas, and an exclusive look at...
  • 5 Reasons You Should Choose A Moissanite Engagement Ring

    5 Reasons You Should Choose A Moissanite Engagement Ring

    Moissanite is fast becoming a staple in the world of engagement rings and is ever growing in popularity. As specialists in this stunning white gemstone, Lily Arkwright are proud to produce incredible quality engagement rings, crafted with care, set with this gorgeous gem. If you’d like to know more about moissanite, then read on for our top five reasons why this jewel should be...
  • Elizabeth Taylor’s Engagement Ring Collection

    Elizabeth Taylor’s Engagement Ring Collection

    Elizabeth Taylor was a fiance nine times, and so her collection of engagement rings would have definitely been awe inspiring! The Hollywood star was renowned for her jewellery and once held one of the most expensive collections in the world. In this article we’ll go over some engagement rings Elizabeth actually received, and look at some of our own Lily Arkwright collection for similar...
  • Stunning Sapphire Engagement Rings

    Stunning Sapphire Engagement Rings

    The deep velvet blue of a pure sapphire gemstone is the envy of many, and with our collection of lab grown sapphire the intensity of colour and astounding clarity of our stones rival only the very best mined varieties. With less impact on the environment and created with cutting edge technology, Lily Arkwright sapphire engagement rings are a jaw-dropping choice.
  • How To Have The Perfect Proposal

    How To Have The Perfect Proposal

    How to have the perfect proposal? Now you’ve decided to pop the question, we’re here to help with some useful tips and tricks for what can make the day an amazing one. To make everything go swimmingly, we’ve picked out some of our most celebrated and in demand engagement rings to have a look at, making your proposal as easy as can be.
  • Alternative Lab Diamond Engagement Rings

    Alternative Lab Diamond Engagement Rings

    Lab grown diamonds have been the centre of attention recently, and so it's unsurprising that their popularity is on the rise in luxury jewellery. An ethical and sustainable alternative to the traditional mined diamond solitaire, lab diamonds have exactly the same chemical composition as mined gemstones. Scroll on for a look at our new summer 21 collection of lab diamond engagement rings.
  • Why Buy a Two Tone Moissanite Engagement Ring?

    Why Buy a Two Tone Moissanite Engagement Ring?

    Two tone moissanite engagement rings are increasingly popular this year, and are set to be one of 2021’s biggest trends. If you’re curious about what a two tone ring is and if it might be an option for you, we’ve outlined our collection down below, with everything there is to know about this gorgeous ring design.
  • Multi Stone Moissanite Engagement Rings

    Multi Stone Moissanite Engagement Rings

    One of the major engagement ring trends for 2021 has most certainly been the multi stone ring. Whether that be on the hands of the rich and famous or on newly engaged couples, this ring type can be seen everywhere. Read on for a breakdown of everything there is to know about multi stone moissanite engagement rings, and an overview of our collection.
  • Top Ten Affordable Moissanite Engagement Rings

    Top Ten Affordable Moissanite Engagement Rings

    Although engagement rings are seen as an expense that shouldn’t be spared, there is a huge variety of options available for those who are more budget conscious. We value the highest quality materials, and the expert British Craftsmanship of our Goldsmiths, but the price of moissanite engagement rings and our lab diamond engagement rings means that dreaming big can be a reality.
  • A Guide to Men’s Wedding Bands

    A Guide to Men’s Wedding Bands

    We have a stunning range of men’s wedding bands at Lily Arkwright and choosing the right style for you can be a difficult decision. We’ve compiled a list of everything there is to know, so read on for our breakdown and some of our top picks.
  • The Hidden Halo in Moissanite Engagement Rings

    The Hidden Halo in Moissanite Engagement Rings

    The hidden halo is a contemporary twist on the traditional halo design. The intricate nature of this style has made it a hit among celebrities and its popularity looks only set to rise. We offer a gorgeous selection of moissanite engagement rings as well as lab grown diamond engagement rings that can feature this stunning detail. Read on to learn all about the Lily...
  • Yellow Gold and its History in Jewellery and Engagement Rings

    Yellow Gold and its History in Jewellery and Engagement Rings

    Yellow Gold is one of our most in demand metal types when it comes to buying an engagement ring and has seen a surge in popularity in recent years. The warm tones of this metal are making a comeback in a big way, read on for our breakdown of the history of yellow gold, its use in jewellery and some of our favourite picks...
  • Top Ten Petite Moissanite Engagement Rings

    Top Ten Petite Moissanite Engagement Rings

    One of our most popular collections of moissanite engagement rings is our petite styles. These delicate pieces are perfect for those who want something with plenty of sparkle but with a daintier and slightly more understated design. All our petite collection of moissanite engagement rings can be set with Lily Arkwright Moissanite or Charles & Colvard Forever One.
  • A Guide to Vintage-Inspired Moissanite Engagement Rings

    A Guide to Vintage
    Inspired Moissanite Engagement Rings

    Coloured gemstones, halo settings and yellow gold; the vintage-inspired engagement ring is fast becoming popular due to its individual style. Read on for our guide to the newest trends and most popular designs that all feature a contemporary twist.
  • A Guide to Lily Arkwright Moissanite Pendants and Jewellery

    A Guide to Lily Arkwright Moissanite Pendants and Jewellery

    Our amazing range of moissanite pendant necklaces and bracelets are beautiful as part of a bridal set, or simply as a gorgeous gift. Read on for our guide to some of the dazzling jewellery collections we offer.
  • What Is The Mohs Scale Of Hardness?

    What Is The Mohs Scale Of Hardness?

    The Mohs scale of hardness is a relative scale of scratchability.  In 1822, a German geologist and mineralogist, Friedrich Mohs, created a scale of mineral hardness graded from the softest (1) to the hardest (10). The scale was created using the simple technique of one mineral’s ability to visibly scratch another. For example, a stone rated eight can be scratched or damaged by a...
  • Classic Rings: Minimalist Designs

    Classic Rings: Minimalist Designs

    Sometimes the solitaire is best, and in this article we’ll go over some of the tried and tested designs that are always in style. Minimalist rings are an obvious classic, but they can also have a contemporary twist, read on for some of our recommendations.
  • Why Shop For An Engagement Ring Online?

    Why Shop For An Engagement Ring Online?

    Choosing an engagement ring can be a daunting project, but here at Lily Arkwright we’re here to help and make sure that picking the perfect ring is as easy as it can possibly be. Buying an engagement ring online is a great way for you to access and research an incredibly large range of options.
  • Why Pick A Ruby Engagement Ring?

    Why Pick A Ruby Engagement Ring?

    Ruby is one of the most popular coloured gemstones and works beautifully when set into an engagement ring. Although traditionally associated with July, this birthstone looks amazing no matter what month you were born in!
  • Moissanite Earrings Guide

    Moissanite Earrings Guide

    Thinking about purchasing a pair of moissanite or diamond earrings? Our beautiful collection of these gemstone studs is the perfect accessory and complement to any engagement ring, and would look stunning worn down the aisle. Read on for our guide helping you to choose the best lab grown earrings.
  • Moissanite Engagement Ring Trends

    Moissanite Engagement Ring Trends

    Want to know the latest engagement ring trends? As the days grow longer and spring starts in earnest, the engagement season has only just begun. If you’re thinking about popping the question or just looking for some insight into engagement ring trends, read our guide to popular styles for some inspiration.
  • Finding Your Perfect Wedding Ring

    Finding Your Perfect Wedding Ring

    Unsure which wedding band you should pick? We’ve done the hard work for you! Read on to see which wedding bands we’ve chosen to match your moissanite engagement ring perfectly.
  • Princess Diana's Engagement Ring in new Film 'Spencer'

    Princess Diana's Engagement Ring in new Film 'Spencer'

    Have you heard about Kristen Steward’s new film? Spencer is set to feature the A-lister in a royal drama about Princess Diana, and we were delighted to see the recent press image showing off her engagement ring replica!
  • Lily Arkwright Moissanite or Charles & Colvard Moissanite

    Lily Arkwright Moissanite or Charles & Colvard Moissanite

    What are the different types of moissanite and does it make a difference which you choose to go for? If you’ve decided that moissanite is the gemstone you’d love to have but are unsure of your options, read on for our moissanite analysis.
  • Lab Diamonds vs Mined Diamonds

    Lab Diamonds vs Mined Diamonds

    There are many misconceptions about lab grown diamond and how it compares to mined, but we're here to tell you that there is no difference between the two! If you're curious to find out more about lab grown diamonds, and what it might mean for your engagement ring, carry on reading for a thorough breakdown of all the info you need to know.