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Ed Sheeran’s engagement ring đź’Ť- starting a new trend for men?

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Ed Sheeran, photo by Eva Rinaldi

Congratulations to Ed Sheeran and his fiance Cherry Seaborn on their engagement.

As we are always pretty excited about a) rings and b) weddings we were really interested to read that Ed is wearing an engagement ring. Engagement rings for men are not traditional in the UK but perhaps it’s time to consider it as in other countries the customs around weddings are different. In Sweden it is traditional for both men and women to wear plain bands as an engagement ring and then only the woman receives an additional ring on the wedding day. In Chile both men and women wear engagement rings on their right hand and they move these to their left hand when they’re married (facts thanks to Jewellery Editor).

We were then doubly pleased to hear Sheeran say in an interview with the Sun “I never saw why men didn’t wear engagement rings, Cherry made it for me herself out of silver clay. I really like it.”

Yay for silver clay! And for making your own rings!

If you’d like to learn how to make your own ring, for any reason, we have some options for you!

We have recently been having an increase in people coming for a private tuition to make their engagement ring and have heard some great engagement stories

We also run wedding ring making tuition just for the two of you

And if this story has made you intrigued about silver clay have a look at our classes

The joy of a handmade wedding

Weddings have been on our minds recently – not that any of the LJS team are planning a big day but we have just had a three-day tiara and wedding jewellery course running, pearl knotting is proving popular and our first beginners hat making and fascinator classes of the year are coming up fast.

So it is clear that other people are thinking about weddings.

And then we were sent a link to a lovely blog about the vintage-inspired wedding of Amy and Burt who made their wedding rings at London Jewellery School. It is well worth a look for some great ideas about design and creating an event that is truly your own.

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Amy and Burt incorporated handmade and vintage elements into their big day