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Lily Arkwright sponsors Manchester Film Festival

Manchester Film Festival

Lily Arkwright are thrilled to support Manchester Film Festival 2023 as this years lead partner. MFF showcases the very best UK & international...

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Lily Arkwright Supports Unicef

Supporting Unicef

This year marks Lily Arkwright's 5th year of supporting Unicef during Black Friday building upon our successful 2019 Unicef Halloween Ball partner...

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Lily Arkwright Supports Global Witness

Global Witness

Global Witness brings together the issues of human rights, corruption, the trade in natural resources, the role of banks, the arms trade, conflict...

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Lily Arkwright Award Nominations


Award Winning Jeweller

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.


Petite Engagement Rings

What are petite engagement rings?

Petite engagement rings are dainty and delicate versions of traditional engagement rings. They feature thin bands and smaller centre stones, making them an ideal choice for those who prefer minimalist and understated jewellery. These rings are perfect for those with smaller hands or who want something more subtle and refined. Petite engagement rings can be made with a variety of metals, including platinum, gold, and rose gold, and can feature a range of stones, from diamonds to sapphires and other precious gemstones. Their modest size and elegant designs make them timeless pieces that are perfect for everyday wear and for special occasions.

What is the history of petite engagement rings?

Petite engagement rings have a rich history that spans centuries. The trend of dainty, delicate rings emerged during the Georgian era in the 18th century, characterised by intricate metalwork and filigree designs. However, it was during the Victorian era that petite engagement rings gained popularity, reflecting the prevailing sentiment of modesty and elegance. These rings were often adorned with smaller diamonds or gemstones, set in intricate settings. In recent years, petite engagement rings have experienced a resurgence in popularity as a reflection of minimalist aesthetics and a desire for understated elegance. Today, these delicate rings continue to captivate couples with their timeless beauty and subtle sophistication.

How durable are petite engagement rings?

Petite engagement rings can be quite durable, depending on the type of precious metal and the quality of the craftsmanship. Smaller engagement rings are often more delicate due to their thin bands and smaller stone settings, but they can be made to withstand everyday wear with the right materials and construction. Metals such as platinum and 18K gold are more durable and scratch-resistant than 14K gold, but they may also be more expensive. It's also important to consider the quality of the setting and prongs holding the stone in place. Regular maintenance, such as cleaning and inspections, can help ensure the durability and longevity of a petite engagement ring.


Celebrity Petite Rings

Gabrielle Union’s petite engagement ring

The engagement ring presented to Gabrielle Union by Dwyane Wade showcased a magnificent 8.5 carat cushion cut diamond. This awe-inspiring piece exuded both sophistication and contemporary flair, signifying their enduring connection through its remarkable size and exquisite craftsmanship, captivating onlookers with its dazzling brilliance.

our favourites

Lily Arkwright Loves

Lillie round or Lulu oval rings

Engagement rings in a petite style embody a delicate nature, featuring intricately cut smaller gemstones that exude an air of sophistication. Characterised by slender bands and modest centre stones, these rings emanate a subtle yet captivating charm and grace. Their understated beauty holds a timeless and refined appeal, making them an ideal choice for those seeking a dainty yet enchanting ring.