Custom Engagement Rings
Looking for an engagement ring is a very exciting time!
Together, we can look at all the different options, work out what exactly it is that you're after for your partner, and find something that works for you within your chosen budget.
Here are some main things to start considering:
The most common gemstone used in engagement rings would have to be Diamonds. They are traditional, timeless and beautiful. Not only are they beautiful, they are also very hard. If you check out my Gemstones page you can see the 'hardness' scale of Diamonds, compared with other gems, they are by far the hardest-wearing of them all.
If you're a little more unique and Diamonds are not for you (or your partner!) there are so many other options we can go through. Being a Gemmologist, I can definitely suggest all sorts of beautiful and suitable gemstones, along with educating you about the pros and cons of each.
Round, Oval, Pear, Marquise, Princess, Cushion, Radiant - just to name a few. Round is the most common and classic, whereas the others are all fancy and unique shapes for engagement rings. It totally depends on what sort of style ring you're after.
There are a few different options to choose from when picking a metal. The most common metals are either White Gold or Platinum. They are very similar in colouring, White Gold is usually Rhodium Plated to give it an extra bright finish (as raw White Gold is more of a grey metal) whereas Platinum does not need to be plated, is generally harder wearing.
You can also choose between Yellow or Rose Gold which seem to be a little more unique. You may notice that your partner already wears one type of metal which may give you an idea of what they would prefer.
This is completely personal and nobody will know how much you have spent other than me. It does not matter, as long as you can afford it, are comfortable with it and proud of it.
We can work something out with any budget. If you want to invest a lot of money into a piece that will be in future generations to come, that sounds perfect. If you would like to create something smaller that is more of a symbol than an investment, that also sounds perfect.
It is a completely personal experience and I am excited and keen to help either way.
It is ideal to have a minimum and maximum budget of what you would like to spend, that way we can get together a couple of different choices and you can decide between them what you're after and what your money will get you.
There are so many different ways to make your ring really unique so if you need some inspiration let me know, but lets make it something that you cannot buy elsewhere, cannot replicate or only the people you have explained the meaning to understand it.