My Shopping Bag


A Journey Through Time: The 2010s

By Madeline Strintz
3 min read
A Journey Through Time: The 2010s

Join us as we celebrate our 75th anniversary by looking back at the incredible journey our industry has taken over the past seven decades. From unforgettable jewellery trends to captivating wedding moments, we'll take you on a nostalgic trip through time.

What happened in the 2010s?

In the 2010s, London took centre stage as the proud host of the Olympics, a moment reminiscent of the last time London hosted which coincided with our own founding year in 1948. This decade also witnessed a major milestone for equality with the legalization of same-sex marriage in the UK. 

manchester pride parade2012 london olympics poster

2010s Jewellery Trends:

During this period, there was a notable resurgence of coloured gemstones, sparked by Prince William's proposal to Kate Middleton with Princess Diana's iconic sapphire engagement ring. Women embraced the trend of wearing mixed metals for their engagement and wedding rings, and stackable rings became increasingly popular, leading to a rise in demand for eternity bands.

kate middelton sapphire engagement ringmixed medal engagement and wedding rings

2010s Wedding Trends:

The digital age also played a significant role in shaping weddings during this time. With the launch of Pinterest in 2010, the term "Pinterest bride" emerged, along with the popularity of wedding blogs for future brides and grooms seeking inspiration. Wedding hashtags also became a social media sensation as platforms continued to flourish.

When it comes to wedding fashion, strapless princess gowns adorned with crystal sashes stole the show as the most sought-after choice for brides-to-be in this decade.

2010s wedding fashion , strapless wedding gown with sash

Famous weddings:

It was a decade of glamorous weddings, here is a look at a few:

prince william and kate middelton wedding

2011- Prince William and Catherine Middelton

chrissy teigen and john legend wedding

2013- Chrissy Teigen and John Legend

amal alamuddin and george clooney wedding

2014- Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney

pippa middelton and james matthews wedding

2017- James Matthew and Pippa Middelton

serena williams and alexis ohanian wedding

2017- Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian

prince harry and meghan markle wedding

2018- Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

photos from pinterest

Share this article

Continue reading

Related articles

Get the latest news and promotions right on your email

Free gift from Holts

Get a free pair of sapphire earring studs worth £600 when you spend over £1500 online

Thank for joining our list

Use code: BLUE when you checkout 

Start Browsing