A former jeweller to the Royals and the stars believes Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will have shied away from tradition with any engagement ring she will wear. Stephen Barnard has worked on the rings, bracelets and other jewellery worn by the rich and famous. His most memorable creation was the iconic 'Swan Lake' necklace worn by Princess Diana and he also worked on the iconic Taylor Burton diamond. He has used this experience to describe what he believes Meghan's engagement ring will look like. The Suits actress and Prince Harry confirmed their engagement this morning. "I think it will be platinum, with maybe a few eternity rings to go with it," said Stephen. "I don't think he will choose a sapphire like his mother's. Precious stones are dated. She is young, vivacious, American and stylish. I don't think they will be very traditional. I think they will be more modern. "I think it will be a ring with a large diamond, with a few little diamonds set around it. I think it will be … [Read more...] about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to break from tradition with a stylish, platinum, large diamond ring, predicts jeweller to the Royals
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Dear Anne My son is planning to get married – at 17. I love his girlfriend, who is the same age. They have been sweet-hearts since they were kids. They want to get married when they finish sixth form. Already they’re talking about starting a family. How do I tell him this is absurd? Anne says Perhaps it isn’t absurd, have you thought of that? We live in an age where teen marriage is unusual, and we encourage young people to concentrate on building a career before they take such a big and, inevitably, expensive step. But perhaps your son and his love can successfully break that mould. I totally understand your fears. But true love can strike at any time in life and just occasionally it comes early. In my family, a wedding that was forced upon two teenagers because the girl got pregnant has, 50 or more years later, turned out to be the longest and most successful marriage any of my friends and family can remember! The two were in love – and they made it … [Read more...] about Ask Anne Diamond: My son and his sweetheart want to get married at just 17
My wife has recently lost five stone and I think it’s changed her. I’m a big guy myself, and we’ve both tried to lose weight for years. In the end, she got a gastric band and it did the trick – for her. I hate the idea of surgery, so I didn’t join her and now I think I’ve lost her. She’s going out with a new bunch of friends, she’s flaunting herself in crazy new clothes and I think she just doesn’t fancy me any more. Should I go for the surgery myself, even though I dread the idea? And would it make a difference now if I lost weight too? Anne says: Big and sudden weight loss or gain can cause a seismic shift in any relationship – because it’s all about self-esteem and what we find attractive in others. If you’re overweight yourself, you won’t have a negative view of your overweight partner. But once that balance tips, everything changes. Read more: Anne Diamond on making both parties happy in same-sex … [Read more...] about Ask Anne Diamond: My wife has recently lost 5 stone and she’s changed so should I slim down too?
JOHN STONES is one of the stars of the season and is expected to start for England against Germany tonight.The former Barnsley man is one of a number of the current Three Lions squad who made their first league appearance in the EFL. SUN BETS: BET £10 GET A FREE £30 BET As our graphic below shows, 16 of the 22 players in Gareth Southgate’s party made their league debuts for lower-tier clubs — Joe Hart started at Shrewsbury before winning two Premier League titles at Manchester City.South Yorkshire lad Stones is the jewel in the crown at Oakwell, having joined as a kid.And current Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom purrs: “People have been raving about him and how well he has done since making his debut for us as a 17-year-old, and I’m not surprised.“John is still only 23, yet already one of the top central defenders in the business, and there’s more to come from him.“What makes him special is that he gives you something different. … [Read more...] about John Stones is the fresh-faced England ace set to face Germany… Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom reveals how Man City ace rose through ranks
A HUGE diamond ring is tipped to fetch £350,000 at auction 30 years after its owner paid £10 for it at a car boot sale thinking it was cheap piece of costume jewellery.The “exceptionally sized” stone was presumed to be bogus because 19th-century diamonds were not cut to show off their brilliance like today’s gems.The owner, unaware of its true value, wore it for decades, while doing everything from the shopping to the housework.She bought it from a boot sale at West Middlesex Hospital in Isleworth, West London, in the 1980s.The 26-carat, cushion-shaped white diamond goes under the hammer at Sotheby's in July.The head of the auction house's London jewellery department, Jessica Wyndham, said: "The owner would wear it out shopping, wear it day-to-day. It's a good looking ring."But it was bought as a costume jewel. No-one had any idea it had any intrinsic value at all. They enjoyed it all this time."They'd been to quite a few car-boot sales over the years. … [Read more...] about ‘Costume jewellery’ diamond ring bought for a tenner at car boot sale turns out to be worth £350,000
ANNE Diamond was the queen of breakfast TV in the 80s and 90s, fronting the hugely popular Good Morning Britain before moving on to Good Morning with Anne and Nick.But while her smile greeted waking Brits for years, she was suffering from personal tragedies from losing her baby son to her ex-husband’s affair and a very public battle with her weight.63 year old Anne Diamond was first welcomed onto our screens as a reporter on BBC West in Bristol before moving on to ATV – ITV’s midlands regional channel.It was after ATV became Central Television in 1982 that Anne was first paired with Nick Owen – a partnership that would define both presenters’ careers.But a lengthy dispute over the launch of the channel led Anne to rejoin the BBC as a reporter and afternoon newsreader.However, it was not long until the Diamond / Owen partnership got off and running in 1983 when the pair were poached by TV-am — the first breakfast-time broadcaster.After a brief … [Read more...] about How old is Loose Women’s Anne Diamond, why did she campaign about cot death and when was she on Good Morning?
INSIDE the wrestling ring, Diamond Dallas Page was a three-time world champion.But since retiring from full-time action in 2005 he’s seen a different kind of success – as the founder of DDP Yoga.When I interviewed DDP several weeks ago he was quick to tell me it’s not actual yoga – “it aint’ your mama’s yoga” as his slogan goes – but a combo of traditional poses and bodyweight exercises.He began developing it when rehabbing two herniated discs in his back in the late 1990 and it’s fast becoming a worldwide fitness phenomenon.His DDP Yoga app offers workouts and healthy recipes – and the relentless positivity that he’s so well known for is infectious.So with the man himself doing a tour of DDP Yoga workshops last week, I decided to join the WWE Hall of Famer and give it a go.Friends who have taken up DDP Yoga have told me it’s a surprisingly hardcore workout – and delivers real results.So who better to … [Read more...] about How WWE legend Diamond Dallas Page went from three-time world champ to saving lives… through YOGA
DIAMOND Dallas Page has been announced as the latest name for the the WWE Hall of Fame... and the induction is well earned.Not only he is responsible for getting the lives of troubled wrestlers Scott Hall and Jake “The Snake” Roberts’ back on track with his programme of positive mental attitude, clean leaving, and self-styled “DDP Yoga”, Page was a major player in WCW.He battled the villainous nWo faction and worked his way from mid-card mediocrity to World Champion – back when WCW was the top wrestling promotion in the world andlocked in a bitter ratings war with WWE, still regarded as the greatest, most important time in pro wrestling history. Keep up to date with ALL the latest WWE news, gossip and rumours.With the announcement of his Hall of Fame induction – and the release of all new documentary Diamond Dallas Page: Positively Living out on DVD and Blu-ray March 27 – we look back at seven of DDP’s greatest moments.DDP Tells … [Read more...] about As Diamond Dallas Page is inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, we look at his seven best moments from a thrilling career
A BRIDE-to-be was left in flap after biting into an hard boiled egg - and discovering a sparkly diamond.Sally Thomson was sitting down to her healthy breakfast when she made the not-so poultry discovery.She felt something in her mouth and was stunned to find the sparkler nestled in the egg.The 39-year-old is amazed at the timing as she is marrying fiance Stephen Warwick in May - and has a hen-do this weekend.Chicken farmers say it is possible that the bird ate the diamond and the gem passed into the egg.Sally, of Carlisle, said: "I'm trying to lose a bit of weight just before the wedding and I cooked a batch of eggs all at once to eat over a few days."I took one, peeled it and bit into it when I feel something like gristle in my mouth."It fell on to the plate and I couldn't understand where it had come from - I thought it had come from me."There was this little bit of jewellery on the plate and I couldn't understand where it had come from."The only place could have been from the … [Read more...] about Bride-to-be shocked to find a DIAMOND when she bit into a hard boiled egg – as experts say chicken may have swallowed the jewel
AN UNSEEN video released by Vogue has shown Kim Kardashian flashing her £3.5million ring before it was stolen in a horrifying robbery.The reality TV star, 35, is seen part in a happy-go-lucky video where she answers some simple Would You Rather? questions.This includes whether she'd want to be invisible or fly for a day (fly) and eat Chinese takeout or McDonalds (McDonalds).But when she is asked whether she'd live without air conditioning in heat or the internet (air conditioning, of course), she uses her hand to explain and flashes her gigantic Lorraine Schwartz gem.Vogue have only just released the video, which was filmed prior to her harrowing ordeal which saw a gang robbers steal her ring.But Kim is unlikely to see her ring again.Experts have said that the thieves who stole the ring will take great care in making sure that they are not traced back to the crime, and will likely get it re-cut by specialists.A diamond gang’s first move is usually to flee … [Read more...] about Kim Kardashian gives glimpse of £3.5million diamond ring in carefree Vogue video filmed prior to Paris robbery