Designing a Bespoke Engagement Ring

August 30, 2023

Engagement rings have been around since the 15th century but were not popular until the mid-1900s, largely symbolising dedication, love and commitment.

Picking the perfect engagement ring for your partner can be complex and daunting and with the thousands of options available, making a decision is no easy feat.

Personalised engagement rings perfectly represent the love story of those who have them. What better way to mark your moment in time than with a bespoke engagement ring?

Whether it’s the design and style, the stone, setting, metal or more, crafting a piece of jewellery tailored to your loved one makes it that much more meaningful. 

Designing bespoke jewellery

Bespoke jewellery is a far more recent trend and a popular option for those who want to make something a little more meaningful. 

Many make alterations to existing jewellery or craft new pieces around old gemstones, while others start from scratch and decide on every intricate detail of the piece.

Bespoke jewellery and engagement rings go hand in hand in the fact that they are both so meaningful, personal and momentous.

Here are ten of the latest engagement and wedding rings from our collection to help inspire and give you some ideas when the time comes for you.

Crafting the perfect piece for your partner

Creating the perfect piece of jewellery means choosing from a wide range of different options and choices that come together to make the final piece.

You should always think about your partner’s personal tastes and style, taking note of jewellery they own, are inspired by or simply love to talk about.

A few of the main things to think about include: 


While the classic gemstone for an engagement ring is a diamond, there are a few alternatives for those who want a less traditional piece of jewellery. A few popular options include amethyst, sapphire, and ruby.

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There is a wide range of options when it comes to the cut of your engagement ring, with a round cut being the most popular and an oval cut a close second, the quality of how well the diamond is cut and polished makes a huge difference to the final piece.



When we think of engagement rings we usually imagine them in gold which is a timeless option and for good reason, however, platinum is a popular option for its superior strength and durability, as well as that it’s one of the rarest metals in the world.



A few different engagement ring settings can be considered when it comes to picking the perfect engagement ring, from solitaire and halo to cluster and trilogy designs, each offers its own unique benefits and suits every taste and style.


Tailor Made engagement rings

Our Tailor Made service guides you through the process of crafting a bespoke engagement ring alongside one of our specialist jewellers. 

Gather inspiration, design your engagement ring, and let our craftsman put the finishing pieces together to bring your dream engagement ring to life. 

Discover more about creating your own bespoke engagement ring.

Customer reviews

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My lovely eternity ring,given to me by my mother holds great sentimental value for me.
The spinnels were old and damaged so I decided to have the ring altered with diamonds replacing the spinnels.
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He has transformed my ring and I can thoroughly recommend him and his father,Charles.
Their service,knowledge and craftsmanship are excellent.

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