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Lily Arkwright Award Nominations


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Proudly nominated for two of the UK's showcase Jewellery awards.

We're thrilled to have been nominated for Showroom Design of the Year by The Retail Jewellery awards committee and also Team of The Year by the Professional Jeweller awards team.


Shoulder Set Engagement Rings

What are shoulder set engagement rings?

Shoulder-set engagement rings are a style characterised by diamonds or other gemstones set along the band of the ring, typically on either side of the centre stone. These smaller stones, known as shoulder stones, add an extra touch of sparkle and elegance to the ring, enhancing the overall beauty and brilliance. Shoulder-set engagement rings can feature a variety of diamond shapes and settings, such as pave, channel, or bezel. This style offers a unique and eye-catching design, allowing the centre stone to be the focal point while complementing it with the additional sparkle and detail along the band.

What is the history of shoulder set engagement rings?

Shoulder set engagement rings have been a popular choice for brides since the early 20th century. The design features a central diamond or gemstone, flanked on either side by smaller diamonds or other gemstones, set into the band itself. This design became popular in the Art Deco period of the 1920s and continued to be popular through to the 1950s. The small stones set into the shoulders of the band were often chosen to complement the central stone, adding more sparkle and creating a dramatic effect. Today, the shoulder set design is still a popular choice for brides looking for a classic yet elegant engagement ring.

Can you resize a shoulder set engagement ring?

Yes, a shoulder set ring can be resized. However, it is essential to note that resizing a shoulder set ring requires careful consideration and expertise, particularly if the band is highly decorated. The resizing process involves manipulating the metal and can be risky when done incorrectly, leading to damage or even loss of diamonds in the setting. The craftsmanship of a shoulder set ring means that it can be more complicated to resize compared to other types of rings. It is recommended to seek the services of a professional jeweller at Lily Arkwright who specialises in shoulder set rings to ensure a precise and secure resizing process.


Celebrity Shoulder Set Rings

Pixie Lott's shoulder set engagement ring

Pixie Lott proudly displayed a brilliant engagement ring gifted by her partner, Oliver Cheshire. The ring featured a striking oval cut diamond as the centrepiece, surrounded by smaller diamonds adorning the band's shoulders. Its vintage-inspired style and meticulous craftsmanship exude grace, serving as a symbol of their lasting love.

our favourites

Lily Arkwright Loves

Giselle round or Eden oval rings

Engagement rings with shoulder settings gracefully encircle the central stone with smaller diamonds along the band's shoulders, amplifying its luminosity. This timeless style accentuates the focal gem while incorporating intricate details, crafting an enchanting and refined charm. The tiny diamonds on the band complement the centrepiece, emanating enduring beauty and elegance.