Engagement rings, as we all know, come in a variety of different shapes and size. From a pear cut stone to a princess cut solitaire to a heart shaped centre stone.
If you are about to start the search for your perfect ring then we suggest a ring that will never (ever!) go out of style – the round brilliant single solitaire.
One of the really special parts of creating engagement rings is hearing about all the different proposal stories. We have been told stories of wonderful proposals surrounded by family and friends, a sunset proposal in an air balloon and a Parisian proposal at the top of the Eiffel Tower.
While each proposal is unique in its own way and should reflect both your personalities we thought it might be useful to offer some tips from what we have learnt over the years of making engagement rings.
1. Take time to think about how you would like to propose. We advise against brainstorming the day before you plan to do it as it’s such a special moment in both your lives and needs to be executed well.
MOTHER’S DAY is just over ten days away now, so if you haven’t yet thought about what to do or buy to spoil her, now is the time to take a look at our Mother’s Day Gift Guide.
We have put together a selection of our top picks that we know all moms will love (and which will also earn you some brownie points too!) All our pieces of jewellery come with a gift card where you can add your own personal message.
We also offer next day courier delivery on most items so there is no excuse not to treat your mom on Sunday 8th May
Halo style engagement rings are rising in popularity and sit a very close second to the eternally popular single solitaire ring.
The halo engagement ring is a setting where a centre stone is surrounded by several much smaller diamonds (often pave set). The centre stone looks as if it wearing a halo hence the name. The halo engagement ring was designed specifically to enhance the brilliance and size of the centre stone.
We recently created a diamond engagement ring for one of our customers where the band was a platinum knife edge design.
A knife edge design is popular for round brilliant diamond engagement rings with its raised edge that runs around the outside of the band. The band style has two smoothly slanted sides that meet at a point which creates a beautiful and classic look.
The knife edge design is also referred to as the Tiffany Setting as they were the first to develop this unique style in 1886. Before then diamonds were always set into the band (bezel setting) and this was the first design which elevated it to expose more of the diamond and with it, more shine. With this setting the diamond is almost always set into a four or six claw setting.
I think we are not alone when we say we love champagne. We love popping open a bottle of bubbles to celebrate a special occasion but we also love a champagne diamond to celebrate the very special occasion of an engagement.
This beautiful ring was created for our very special customer Anisa. The band was created in platinum with diamonds on either side of the centre stone and finished with a round brilliant champagne diamond for a Nairobi proposal.
Champagne diamonds are definitely rising in popularity and here’s a little bit of background information on this beautiful stone.