Asking someone to marry you is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. Many people dream about the perfect proposal – a story they will tell their friends, children and grandchildren beyond that. So take your time and think things through. Make sure the setting is perfect and memorable, and give at least as much thought into the ring itself.
Engagement rings in London
Shopping for engagement rings in London can be quite overwhelming. There is so much choice! Traditionally a man would spend three months’ salary on an engagement ring. It was a big deal and we believe it still should be, even if your budget won’t stretch that far. It’s a piece of jewellery that will likely be worn every day for many years to come so it is definitely worth spending some time choosing carefully. Make it even more special by designing your own engagement ring that is every bit as unique as your fiancée-to-be.
It can be difficult to know where to start when there are so many engagement rings in London to choose from, but opting to go bespoke means you’ll have something with extra meaning and a personal story that is unique to you and your partner. Read on for our top tips for creating a bespoke engagement ring.
Choose a jeweller
This is arguably the most important part. You need to feel comfortable with the jeweller who will make your piece and trust they are the right person for this key role. Look at previous work they’ve created and you’ll get a feel for their style. Don’t be afraid to ask for examples and for testimonials. Be upfront about your budget because like it or not, that does impact the ring. It won’t always make a difference to design, but diamonds vary hugely in price, so assuming you want a diamond ring (it is still the classic stone for an engagement ring) we can help source a stone that has the best cut, colour, clarity and carat that your cash will stretch too.
The all-important design
You might have a very clear idea of what you want or it might be a complete blank. Either is fine because we work with you, ask questions in conversation and get an idea of you and your partner and her style, as well as her lifestyle. She will need to feel comfortable wearing the ring without the risk of loss or damage. Take cues from some of her favourite jewellery and don’t forget that you want something that won’t become outdated.
Take your time, especially if you are choosing a bespoke ring. It’s important to get it right and that can take a few months, so give your jeweller as much notice as you can. It is also worth mentioning that bespoke jewellery is not always more expensive than off-the-shelf. Talk to us about your budget and we’ll work together to come up with something special for you.