BESPOKE ENGAGEMENT RINGS
"Not all jewellery designers have the same style, as not all fiancées have the same taste. I pride myself on designing timeless and classic pieces - with a twist. I design unique bespoke engagement rings, that you won't find on the high street."
WHERE DO I START?
Have a look around the website, and if you like the style and the ethos we will be thrilled to help you turning your dreams (and budget) into reality.
You might be wondering about money... Our bespoke rings may cost a little bit more than on the high street, but that is because they are extra special. They are one-of-a-kind rings, and especially designed for you every time. As a guide, our bespoke engagement rings start at around £950.
They are also made with the most ethical materials available and manufactured from beginning to end in the UK by the most skilled craftsmen. A bespoke engagement ring with the added bonus of a beautiful story to surprise her with.
If you're not sure, just talk to us, we pride ourselves on great customer service. There is nothing better than a quick conversation on the phone, or even texting, to dissipate your fears.
Booking an initial consultation with us is very easy and gives you a great opportunity to discuss what you want and budget of the engagement ring of her dreams. A consultation can happen via the telephone, or face-to-face (whether in person or on Skype).
Our studio is based in Bedford, a beautiful historic town just 45 minutes north of London by train. We can meet you here during the weekends or in London during the week. Two of our favourite places to meet clients are Searcy’s Champagne bar in St Pancras Station or The Fence in Farrington, both with easy connections to trains and tubes.
To prepare for the consultation, it's good to gather images of styles that you like, a picture of her, and anything else that could be of inspiration. Pinterest is a great platform to do this, as you can easily share the boards with us, but the old fashion copy-pasting of images on an email is also perfect to keep everything secretive.
If you need a bit of help with gemstones and metals to choose from, CLICK HERE to learn more.
BRINGING YOUR VISION TO LIFE
Over the course of the next three weeks after the consultation you will receive 2-3 draft designs. We will give you alternative options depending on the style and your budget. We will also give you options on alternative metal types, like Fairtrade or Fairmined Ecological Gold, and gemstones.
We will then finalise the design according to your feedback and will refine it until you are completely happy. This is the perfect time to make your design more or less "flashy", or if your fiancee doesn't like diamonds, to visualise how a beautiful blue sapphire or red ruby will look in the design.
Don't worry about not knowing her ring size. There are ways we can guess her ring size. But we also give a completely free resizing service, after delivery, specifically for this situation.
When everything is agreed, we confirm the order details and we ask for a 50% deposit to begin the next stage: Manufacturing your beautiful jewellery! At this point we are able to give you an estimated delivery time (6-8 weeks from payment date), so you can start planning the big day.
"Arabel's outstanding talent was to transform the vision I had into pure poetry. Her approach was to combine aesthetics with engineering and the result is perfect." Sigi. London
CRAFTING YOUR JEWELLERY
The making of your unique engagement ring begins. Through conversations with the diamond mounters and setters we finalise the technical aspect of the design.
Throughout every step of the creation process, we keep our own strict quality control. We will know your jewellery inside out. We will keep you informed at the various stages of the production, keeping all communication discreet.
A piece of jewellery can be made using different processes: lost wax technique, totally handmade (like handmade filigree technique), CAD/CAM techniques (this means 3D drawing your design with the help of a computer and then get it 3D printed using wax), stone setting, hand engraving, laser engraving, etc... We will always use the most appropriate technique and the most skillful craftsmen to achieve the best results.
We like jewellery that is finished to perfection and we won't stop until it is 100% right.
I am fully committed to sourcing the finest materials, produced only through sustainable practices. As one of the UK’s very first Fairtrade Gold licencees in 2011, I believe that by creating our jewellery from carefully selected sustainable and traceable materials, we can offer our customers jewellery that is beautiful both inside and out, and most importantly, help make the world a better place.
To learn more about our ethics, please click here to visit our Beautiful Ethics page
Eight weeks later, the finished piece is ready for you.
YOUR FINISHED PIECE REVEALED
Now that your ring is finished, simply finalise your payment and take your dazzling bespoke engagement ring home. You are welcome to collect your jewellery in person at a last face-to-face meeting for a big reveal, or simply have it posted to you fully insured.
Your engagement ring is the right design, it looks expensive, it has an ethical story and it is locally made. Now, you just have to plan the big day and get down on your knee, we will be there in spirit!
We are so honoured that you have chosen us to be part of such an important day and to allow us to make it extra special with your amazing bespoke ring. She is going to love it, and she is going to love even more that you have taken the initiative to make the ring she will wear for the rest of her life.
INSPIRATION BESPOKE ENGAGEMENT RINGS