The Engagement ring is timeless. Questions about the engagement ring never seem to age either.
How much “should” one spend on an engagement ring? How big “should” the diamond be? How many precious gemstones “should” be in the engagement ring?
Should there only be Diamonds? I believe that custom made Engagement rings are the only way to go.
Why? Simply because Jewellery is personal! You either love it or you don’t. You are either all bling or not. Many people are indifferent to Jewellery. They most likely own Jewellery because its been passed down to them or given to them.
The problem is there is this preconceived idea of what Jewellery is and a lot of people tend to associate it with something quite formal, a little uptight and not all that fun and exciting or the other end of the spectrum being a gypsy. Jewellery is not that way anymore its leaning more into the arts world and can be chic, elegant and contemporary.
The Engagement ring can be seen as an art piece as apposed to the number of carats. The job of a skilled designer when custom making your engagement ring, or any other piece of Jewellery is to extract from your story. As there is often a story behind paintings and sculpture there is a story behind your Jewellery, especially your Engagement ring.
A Custom made Engagement ring should capture your personal story in a way that is unique and exquisite. It is something that is subtly obvious, like a tailored suit. This is not something that you need to worry about getting across that’s the designers job .
The transition into the contemporary engagement ring is happening with a strong force. Contemporary meaning that there is a design process behind the Engagment ring, Jewellery piece being made . Its more than the value of the materials. The truly timeless Engagement ring holds the intrinsic value of something personal.
We advise our clients to start with loads of images, from the internet, photographs and magazines. There after start to narrow down, what is a yes , a no, a maybe or not quite right. Then note what it is you like , is it the colour of the stone , the metal, the shape, the detail, size or form? You will be surprised what you comes out with.
The image attached to this post is of a vintage inspired engagement ring that we have recently custom made. Our client came to us very clear about what she wanted. ” I want this ring.” I replied “Have you looked at any others ?” She replied “No, I’ve seen this and I want this.” I respond “Great well you can see this a ring available online it will be easier for you just to order it but why not have a look , really look at rings you might be surprised but what you like .” She promptly responded “Yes I might as well just order the ring its easiest and its what i want.” Needless to say she went away and started looking at rings, Engagement rings , Jewellery and created a pinterest boards of all her favourite ones. From that we designed and custom made this engagement ring .
Custom made Engagement rings should take time to design. After all you should be wearing it for a very long time.
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