If you’re after a vintage engagement or wedding ring, head to Leeds’ very won Queens Arcade. Here, you’ll find Aladdin’s Cave, a wonderland of one-off, pre-loved and expertly verified pieces that have stood the test of time. They scour antique fairs and auctions across the country to find wedding-worthy jewels that deserve another happy ending. Their one-of-a-kind collection is constantly changing – one day you might find an 18-carat art ond solitaire cut wedding ring.
A little independent craft store and jewellers tucked away in Leeds Corn Exchange might seem like an unusual place to buy an engagement ring, but trust us, it’s a real find. Simcha Gallery offers a range of hand-crafted, nature-inspired rings that redefine contemporary class. If you want something made just for you, they’ll help turn your ideas into a reality – they can even repurpose old jewellery, so whether you want to reimagine a family heirloom or simple save a few bob, you’re all set.
If you can’t decide between a vintage or brand-new ring, head to Yorkshire Jewellery. This family-run jewellers has everything from authentic Victoria rings to modern diamonds, so you can explore all your options and get a real feel for what you want. Their collection has every stone, cut and colour you can imagine, as well as tri-coloured rings that bring it all together in one. Why not ask to have your wedding ring engraved with your initials or encrusted with extra sparkle?
Argent is one of the most exciting jewellery stores in Leeds. Claire Douglas, the owner, handpicks the best rings from up-and-coming Yorkshire designers and brings them all together under one roof. They stock collections from Amanda Cox, Linda Macdonald, Niessing and UK Jewellery Designer of the Year, Paul Spurgeon, to name but a few. And the best bit? Claire can also put you in touch with the designers directly, so you can have something designed just for you. Now that’s service.
What better way to make the most of the capital than by bagging an amazing family-friendly weekend away in the Big Smoke with tons to do?
If you’ve been wanting to take the kids on a grand London adventure, this is the competition for you. We’re giving away a prize that will have you and yours in the capital in 2 hours and 16 minutes, with the joy of family-friendly first class seats to spirit you away. It includes a luxury hotel for 4, fab food at Benihana and Inamo, and passes for both London Zoo and Wonderlab at the Science Museum. It’s a brilliant way to treat the kids to an incredible weekend away, so get your entries in!
Our lucky winner and their brood can slide into sleek and spacious seats with four First Class return tickets to London. Let the kids take those much-coveted window seats, so they can watch the world go by as you relax and kick back with loads of leg room. Take your pick of the menu to enjoy complimentary food and drinks throughout your journey, while the USB charging points, power sockets and free wifi ensure the kids can keep their tablets charged and themselves entertained as you speed to the capital. You’ll be in London and ready for your family adventure in no time.
Feast on award-winning Asian-fusion food with a difference at Inamo
Inamo isn’t your average pan-Asian restaurant. As well as serving up delicious Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Korean cuisine, it has interactive table surfaces that your children will love. You order beef fillet udon, panko prawns and halloumi yakitori in seconds, then entertain the kids on-table. Play vintage games, watch the chef-cam and find out what’s on nearby, all without leaving your seat – you can even do graffiti. With ?120 to spend, you can feast in style with zero chance of the kids getting bored.