The Banks Lyon Bridal Jewellery Guide


If you are recently engaged, congratulations! Now that you have your engagement ring on your hand, you are likely to be thinking about all the important details of the most important day of your life. You may have already visited venues, considered your guest list, and even started trying on wedding dresses. However, you may not yet have thought about the jewellery that will help to make your wedding day even more special.

At Banks Lyon, we assist countless couples in finding the perfect jewellery for their big day, so read our bridal jewellery guide to learn more or perhaps just for a little inspiration.

Wedding Rings

Of course, the wedding day would not be complete without the exchanging of rings. Rings have been exchanged as symbols of love as far back as 5000 years ago when the ancient Egyptians associated the ring as a powerful symbol that represented eternal life and love. However, it was the Romans who are first thought to have associated with rings with marriage as they exchanged ‘fede’ rings which would depict two hands clasping.

These days, wedding bands are often simpler than those from history, but certainly, no less special. While traditional wedding rings tend to be plain gold or platinum bands in a flat, court or ‘D’ shape, many couples are choosing rings that reflect a little of their personality.

Diamond set wedding bands are often popular with brides, especially those that complement the engagement ring, such as the Andrew Geoghegan ‘Cannele’ Wedding Ring which fits perfectly around the round brilliant cut of the diamond in the ‘Cannele’ Engagement Ring.

For the groom, patterned or textured wedding rings make an excellent choice, such as the Charles Green Patterned Wedding Ring which adds a touch of personality to an otherwise plain band.

Find out more about our wedding rings on finance.

Jewellery for the Bride

Many brides choose to wear a few special pieces of jewellery on their wedding day, and of course, as with every aspect of the wedding, there are certain traditions that surround the bridal jewellery. Once such tradition states that if a bride wears pearls, they take the place of her tears, granting her a happy, tear-free wedding. You can find a beautiful selection of pearl jewellery at Banks Lyon, from simple pendants to full strings of pearls.

Our bespoke jewellery design service can also provide the perfect way of ensuring the bride has a particularly special piece of jewellery for her wedding day. A family heirloom could be worn to represent ‘something old’, however, it may be a little dated or simply not be a complementary style. With our bespoke jewellery design service, we can redesign a piece of jewellery that may hold significance for your wedding day but needs a few alterations.

Accessories for the Groom

While the jewellery for the bride is important, the groom should not be forgotten. Cufflinks can provide a special touch for a stylish groom. The Deakin & Francis cufflinks collection offers a chance for the groom to show a little personality with their unique designs, from the Viking Skull Cufflinks with Ruby Eyes to the Rocket Cufflinks.

A popular wedding day gift from the bride to the groom is a watch. This watch is usually a gift for a lifetime, so this is an occasion for something special. We stock a number of brands such as TAG Heuer, Cartier and Omega watches on 0% finance so you can choose a watch that will last a lifetime for your future husband.

There are many things to consider when it comes to the jewellery and accessories you need for your wedding. At Banks Lyon, we have a collection of particularly special pieces that can help to make your big day even more special.

Please do visit us in our Lancaster or Kendal store to experience these pieces in person or contact us if you would like to find out more about any of our watches or jewellery.

In the meantime, you can browse our selection online – make sure to view our collection of wedding gifts, perfect if you are the bride, groom, or a loved one of the happy couple.