How to get the perfect engagement ring for any budget
Useful buying tips from our expert jewellers, find out how to get the perfect ring within your budget.
The ethical diamond jewellery magazine
Let’s be honest, from floral arrangements to fizz, planning your dream wedding can feel like a never-ending stream of quick-fire decision makin...
The entire Nightingale team calls Yorkshire their home, so it's only natural that we have some great date ideas in the local area which won't break the bank.
So here's Claire to tell you about some fantastic ways to spend the next bank holiday with your dates, mates, family or partner.
Diamonds might be the most popular gemstone for engagement rings, but they're not the only choice available to you.
We use lots of different gemstones in our ethical engagement rings, all coming from socially conscious sources. They can really help your ring stand our from the crowd, and support those in the industry working hard to raise ethical standards at the same time!
Here's 5 our favourites, picked for their quality, beauty and durability (important when you'll be wearing it every day!)
Our favourite thing about a custom engagement ring is how well it suits the wearer.
You know your partner better than anyone, and one of the best ways of showing that is when you’re down on one knee giving them their perfect ring.
So to help with that, we’ve got 4 sources of inspiration that you can use to truly reflect their personality and uniqueness when picking out an engagement ring.
Botswana gained its independence from the British Empire in 1966 and in a little over 50 years has transformed itself from one of the poorest countries in the world into a model for economic development in Africa.
Their relationship with diamonds sits at the heart of this success, but is anything from typical.
So what's made Botswana a diamond success story instead of falling victim to them like so many other African nations?
Today we'll explore this remarkable story and Botswana's relationship with ethical diamond mining
It's that time of year again! Christmas and New Year are some of the most popular dates for popping the big question. And if you're planning yo...
At Nightingale, we understand that an engagement ring isn’t just an accessory, it’s part of a moment often encapsulating a journey. Therefore, ...
With lab diamonds surging in popularity it's only natural that more and more questions about them are arising. So what better time to sit down ...
Ever wondered how and why diamond engagement rings became the universal symbol of romance and marriage in modern culture? The origins might sur...
Last week Pandora made headlines around the world when they announced all diamonds used in their jewellery would be lab-grown instead of mined....
The classic rule when buying a diamond engagement ring is that it should cost 3 months salary. When the rule emerged it was great news for diam...
The stunning teal coloured sapphires from Montana are fast becoming one of the most popular engagement ring style choices of 2022.
At Nightingale we love their distinctive aesthetic and their ethical origins and they frequently appear in our ethical engagement rings.
If you'd like to learn more about these beautiful gemstones then read our full guide now!
Rubies are famed for their signature deep red colour and have been treasured by all cultures throughout history.
Often referred to as the ‘King of precious stones’ they make a perfect gemstone for engagement rings due to their beauty, hardness and symbology, often conjuring feelings of passion, love and loyalty.
If you’re looking for an ethical engagement ring with these beautiful gems you’re in the perfect place to learn more. Read on for the full story.
The beautiful green emerald sits alongside diamonds, sapphires and rubies in the ‘Big 4’ of gemstones.
A favourite of the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra, emeralds have been mined since at least 300BC, leaving their mark on history whilst still being one of the most sought after gems of modern times.
Today we’re going to help you get familiar with these luscious gemstones as well as giving you some practical tips if you’re looking to use them in your engagement ring.
At Nightingale we’re all about ethical diamonds. And as far as we’re concerned, they should be the minimum standard when making jewellery.
Unfortunately, that’s not the case. It took a lot of time and effort for us to find sustainable diamond suppliers for our ethical engagement rings and we'd rather you didn’t have to go through the same trouble.
So we’re going to lay out all the knowledge we have to help you find a truly ethical diamond.
One of our favourite times of year is nearly upon us. Valentine’s Day!
Being the most popular engagement date of the year, we naturally get a lot of questions from customers. So we thought why not put everything we know into a handy engagement ring guide for Valentine’s Day 2022!
Here’s what we’ll cover...
A firm contender for the most romantic style of engagement ring, the symbolism of the Toi et Moi ring (or Moi et Toi as they're also known) is plain for all to see. Two gemstones. One representing you. One representing your soulmate.
This beautiful design style is enjoying a revival which looks to continue well into 2022 and beyond. If you're interested in a toi et moi engagement ring you'll find all the information you need to know right here in our easy guide.