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A Gentleman’s Guide: Buying an Engagement Ring

A Gentleman’s Guide: Buying an Engagement Ring

Princess cut, emerald or asscher cut? An amber hue, Cornflour Blue or crystal clear and brilliant? Feeling overwhelmed yet? Searching for the ‘perfect’ engagement ring can quickly become just as intimating a task as popping the question. Asking is nerve-wracking...

Harrogate Bridal Hotspots

Harrogate Bridal Hotspots

The tasks that lie before you as a bride-to-be are undoubtedly imposing, and your to-do list is probably growing by the day. Vitally important in your steps towards the perfect day, is the quality of businesses you choose to make your wedding everything that you...

What is now proved was once only imagined.

William Blake

The Michael Isaac Valentine’s Gift Guide

The Michael Isaac Valentine’s Gift Guide

With Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching, it will soon be time for the yearly panic over the ‘perfect’ gift for the lady in your life. This challenge is not one to be underestimated – let’s be clear, setting foot onto the average high street without a plan of action...

Top 5 Perfumes for Your Man

Top 5 Perfumes for Your Man

Choosing perfume for your man needn’t be sheer guesswork. Here’s my insight as to the top five scents for 2017. 1. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanilla Save & Exit You’d think tobacco a strange source of aroma inspiration, and yet Tom Ford Tobacco Vanilla has proven...

Matching His and Her Bespoke Wedding Rings

Matching His and Her Bespoke Wedding Rings

At Michael Isaac, our studio is continually focused on creating inspiring collections that are unique; we draw upon themes that lead to designs that are of stark contrast to an industry where engagement and wedding rings can feel very much the same. And yet we...

The Three Most Romantic Wedding Destinations in the World

The Three Most Romantic Wedding Destinations in the World

Whether you’re planning on finally popping the question, or are well on your way to planning your wedding and deciding upon potential honeymoon destinations, there are three glittering gems that attract couples the world over. Here’s an overview of each. The Amalfi...

Jewellery Insurance – A Must Read Guide

Jewellery Insurance – A Must Read Guide

Presuming that your home and contents insurance covers your jewellery, and covers it adequately, is a fatal mistake that seemingly many of us make year upon year. With jewellery value serving as one of the main reasons that are claims are rejected (Policy Expert), you...

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A Lady’s Guide to Wedding Rings

A Lady’s Guide to Wedding Rings

The choice of your engagement ring would likely have been left solely to your man – now however, you’re likely ready and raring to discover and explore the many options before you when it comes to your wedding ring (of which there are many). Here’s all that you need...

A Gentleman’s Guide to Wedding Bands

A Gentleman’s Guide to Wedding Bands

As a man, I’d wager a bet that you spent an age choosing an engagement ring for your now fiancée (and likely much longer plucking up the courage to take the plunge and actually ask). Now, that she’s said yes, you may have thought your ring education was over. However...

Yorkshire’s Top 10 Romantic Proposal Destinations

Yorkshire’s Top 10 Romantic Proposal Destinations

If you’re planning on soon asking the most important question of your life, you needn’t look to exotic and far off lands for the perfect place to propose. Here are five exceptional Yorkshire proposal destinations that provide the right scene (all you’ll need is the...

What is now proved was once only imagined.

William Blake

Jewellery Trends 2017

Jewellery Trends 2017

Along with the new year arrives a fresh 12 months of jewellery trends. Here’s insight into exactly what 2017 will bring for the world of jewellery – incorporating fantasy style, artistic inspiration, arm cuffs and charming hues of rose gold. Making a statement with...

Conflict Free Diamonds and a Sparkling Conscience

Conflict Free Diamonds and a Sparkling Conscience

The sparkling world of diamonds previously had quite the dark underbelly – with diamonds sourced from African rebel movements and the consequent funds being funnelled into financing wars ran against legitimately placed governments. In other areas of the world, diamond...

Four tales of very different MI Marriage Proposals

Four tales of very different MI Marriage Proposals

If you’re feeling fraught with nerves or becoming obsessed with how you’ll pop the question, the chances are you could benefit from some inspiration. Here we let you in on four client stories (who knows, you may well be able to steal a detail or two for your own big...

His & Hers: A look at Unisex Jewellery

His & Hers: A look at Unisex Jewellery

Unisex jewellery can, in many ways, trace its roots back to the bold male film and music stars that opted for jewellery that surpassed the typical ‘masculine’ boundaries. These guys, guys like Johnny Depp, were pioneers. And now, it finally seems that jewellery...

“Our ethos has always been that for fine jewellery to be truly exceptional, it has to be exceptionally made.”

Michael Isaac, Creative Director, Gemologist