Engagement-friendly cities in the UK

The top 10 cities to propose in the UK

For many people, asking the question at the right time and choosing the right place to do it is almost as important as the wedding day itself. If you’re planning a proposal and want to be sure that it’s everything your partner dreamed of, the new study by Purely Diamonds reveals the most engagement-friendly cities in the UK to ask that all-important question.

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More than 1 in 4 people still think that the 3-month rule is about right

People think spending 3 month's salary on an engagement ring is too much

The 3-month salary rule has been a long-standing tradition which originated in America in the 1930s. It actually started out as a marketing ploy by De Beers, to get more people to buy diamond rings as businesses struggled during the Great Depression. As part of their campaign, they suggested that 1 months salary was an appropriate amount to spend on an engagement ring. The campaign was a huge...

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New research has revealed that the average engagement in the UK now costs over £3k

Weddings may have been put on hold for the past few months due to the coronavirus epidemic, but that hasn’t stopped couples getting engaged.

Ten years ago an engagement would have been just a proposal and a ring, but the pressures of social media and over-the-top celebrity celebrations have changed this, meaning expectations of brides and grooms are now a lot higher.


Princess Beatrice is engaged, but what do jewellery experts think of her ring?

Just in case you were worried when the next royal wedding would be, Princess Beatrice has announced her engagement to millionaire property tycoon Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.

Beatrice's sister Princess Eugenie posted the news on Instagram, with a statement from the couple, saying: "We are extremely happy to be able to share the news of our recent engagement. We are both so excited to be...