So, what exactly is a bespoke engagement ring? Well, it is a unique piece of jewellery that is designed according to the individual’s preferences. These rings are not mass-produced; instead, they are crafted by skilled artisans and are tailored to individual needs.
Now, let’s take a look at the process of creating bespoke engagement rings. The process begins with a consultation and design phase, where you discuss your ideas with the jewellery designer. Don’t worry if you need a lot of guidance – most people do! At RING jewellers our design consultations are free of charge & are taken on a drop-in basis so there’s no need to book.
While discussing the design you will be able to select the materials for your engagement ring. When it comes to the precious metal you will have a range of options including; yellow, white & rose Gold (available in 9 carat & 18 carat), Platinum, and Palladium.
When it comes to the gemstone you can choose between a natural or Lab grown Diamond. You may even want a coloured gemstone like Sapphire. As well as choosing the type of gemstone you can also choose the size, shape & quality. All of these options mean that a bespoke engagement ring can be made to suit a wide range of budgets. If your partner loves the look of a Natural pink Diamond ring in Platinum but you don’t have tens of thousands of pounds to spend then you have the option of a pink Sapphire or Lab grown pink Diamond in 9 carat white gold coming in at around 10% of the price!
After the design has been finalised it will be crafted for you. This can be done using a number of techniques. The Goldsmith may choose to make a ‘master pattern’ from another material like wax or Silver. The final ring would then be cast from this. Alternatively, the ring may be cast from a 3D printed Cad model. Sometimes though, the Goldmsmith will work straight into the customer’s chosen precious metal. This is usually the option if there is not going to be too much material wastage.
The advantages of bespoke engagement rings are many. Firstly, it offers personalization and uniqueness, as each ring is custom-made. Secondly, the rings are crafted with higher quality and durability, which means that they last longer than mass-produced rings. Lastly, bespoke engagement rings can be cost-effective due to the choice of materials & also the fact that, in the long run, they are usually of superior quality and do not need to be replaced or repaired frequently.
So, what are popular styles and trends in bespoke engagement rings in 2023? Minimalistic designs never go out of fashion because their simple style is timeless.
Lab-grown diamonds have been growing in popularity since 2020, as they are more affordable and eco-friendly than mined diamonds.
Salt & pepper diamonds have also become popular in recent years with their unique and distinctive look.
To summarize, bespoke engagement rings are one of the best ways to create a unique proposal experience. With the process of consultation, material selection, & bespoke manufacturing, you can create a ring that meets all your expectations. The advantages of bespoke engagement rings include personalization, higher quality, durability, and cost-effectiveness in the long run. So, if you want to create a proposal that is one of a kind, then consider a bespoke engagement ring.
Get in touch with RING jewellers for a no obligation bespoke engagement ring quotation.