If you’re on the hunt for an engagement or wedding ring, Leeds has some spectacular proposals for you…
When it comes to wedding and engagement rings, you’ll find plenty of shops in Leeds, ready to help you find the perfect choice. Your first port of call is the city’s big jewellers, with their exclusive collections and designer labels, but don’t forget the independents. They’ll add handmade and bespoke pieces into the mix, along with the kind of personal service you won’t find elsewhere.
Sip complementary Laurent-Perrier champagne or icy beers while you peruse the beautiful collection of rings at the Trinity Leeds store. They have six engagement ring collections at Rox, with nine cuts of stone taking you from princess to tapered baguette cut, set on white, rose or gold bands. You can choose from single gems in a classic claw ring, entire halos or vintage-style clusters, giving you plenty of options. Want a wedding ring to match? No problem, they’ve got a beautiful selection that will sit perfectly beside your engagement ring. You can even have a bespoke ring made, with a choice of 8,500 loose stones, and the finished article will be in your hands within a fortnight.
Rox, 314 Trinity Leeds, Trinity Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5AT.
One of Leeds’ only dedicated engagement and wedding ring showrooms, Ace Jewellery supplies discerning couples with antique, contemporary and custom-designed rings. You can choose from an impressive selection of diamonds and precious stones, set in platinum, silver or gold rings which are made in the UK and finished by the expert jewellers at the Leeds independent. If you’re buying a wedding ring, you can have it specially designed to fit seamlessly with your engagement ring, all for a surprisingly affordable price.
Ace Jewellery, Top Floor, 1 Lands Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6AW.
With 178 kinds of engagement ring, Berry’s Jewellers offers one of the largest ranges in Leeds. You can choose from a range of bands in palladium, platinum, white and rose gold, each adorned with a beautiful jewel – think tanzanite, pink sapphires, rubies, aquamarines and more. Their wedding rings come traditionally plain, or twisted, set with a row of diamonds. Alternatively, ask their in-house designers to fashion you a bespoke piece or to melt-down and re-work your existing jewellery into a brand new ring full of personal significance.
Berry’s Jewellers, 19-21 Queen Victoria Street, Victoria Quarter, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6BD & 62 Albion Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6AD.
Dion Smith Jewellery
What better place to shop for rings than in the stunning Corn Exchange? Here you’ll find Dion Smith, a small independent jeweller that gives you a unique opportunity to work with a master craftsman. Their bespoke and handmade rings are denser and therefore more durable and valuable, giving you a ring that will look like new for years to come. From minimalist bands clutching square cut diamonds to emeralds on vintage-inspired 9 carat gold rings, there’s sure to be something you’ll love – and because everything is meticulously crafted in the workshop, you can expect exceptional quality.
Dion Smith Jewellery, Leeds Corn Exchange, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 7BR.
Phillip Stoner The Jeweller
Phillip Stoner is home to a host of statement pieces – think oval clusters framing up to three precious stones with metal or micro-set diamonds, among others. Inspired by the Goddess of Light and crafted in-house, Phillip Stoner’s ‘Lila’ and ‘Thea’ engagement rings are all customisable, giving you a choice of rose, yellow or white gold, with any size or cut of precious stone. Their wedding rings come in classic court or flat style, with a choice of pavé and Roman set diamonds or a smart two-tone finish.
Phillip Stoner The Jeweller, 31-35 County Arcade, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6BH & 332 Trinity Street, Trinity Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5AT.
Enjoy the spoils of antique fairs and vintage auctions, without the time-consuming legwork at Aladdin’s Cave. This Leeds independent has been going for over 25 years, hunting down the finest in antique jewellery to make your special day even more special. Their heritage wedding and engagement rings are expertly checked, verified and cleaned, making your something old look like something new. From 1920’s triple diamond, Victorian ruby or geometric Art Deco rings to 1930’s daisy designs, Edwardian pearls and chunky aquamarines, it’s a treasure trove of preloved finds.
Aladdin’s Cave, 19 Queen’s Arcade, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6LF.
From 18 carat gold or sterling silver wedding rings mimicking entwined ivory, plaits and wood bark, to hand-crafted ‘Wild Wood’ engagement rings, combining 9 carat rose and yellow golds, with diamonds and fiery-auburn madeira citrines, Simcha Gallery is a little bit different to the norm. They’ll melt down and re-work existing jewellery into new pieces, designed to order, or make you something new from scratch. Adorn your new jewellery with Sri Lanka Sapphires, Green Tourmalines, London Blue Topaz and more – whichever you choose, it’ll be ready in just six weeks.
Simcha Gallery, The Balcony, Leeds Corn Exchange, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 7BR.
Argent owner Claire Douglas has cherry-picked the best upcoming designers for her artisan collection of wedding and engagement rings. Amanda Cox’s Lilly Collection offers a contemporary take on peacock black, pink and silver freshwater pearls, while twice UK Jewellery Designer of the Year Paul Spurgeon hand sets unique chocolate diamonds within intriguing swirls of metal. You’ll also find Neissing’s diamond set wedding rings here, they come bold and chunky or beautifully delicate. If you’d rather have something made specially, Douglas will set you up with one of her local Yorkshire designers, so you can have a unique custom design within 6 weeks.
Argent, 16 Thornton’s Arcade, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6LQ.
Yorkshire Jewellery offers a mix of pre-loved, vintage and brand new rings Think genuine Victorian and Edwardian floral-style clusters of rubies and diamonds, emerald cut stones nestled side-by-side with brilliant cut diamonds, and retro bow engagement rings – yes like the ribbon, frozen in diamond trimmed gold. Forty styles of wedding rings await too, at the last count, in yellow, rose and white gold, as well as tri-coloured. Plain, engraved or encrusted with diamonds, there’s something for everyone here.
Yorkshire Jewellery, 7 County Arcade, Victoria Quarter, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6BW.