My clients had been searching for an engagement ring but could not find the ring of their dreams. Instead, they reached out to me to help create a unique engagement ring made exclusively for them. And be involved throughout the design process.
Typically, they did not have a fixed ring design but had snippets of what they wanted, such as combining red and white gold, possibly sapphires into the design, and having a central brilliant-cut diamond. They shared initial images of rings they had seen to help me get a travel direction.
Inspiration from the client
In our first consultation, I dug a little deeper into the things they liked and things they disliked sharing my ideas as we chatted to build an initial design brief to get things started.
The process now moved to my design studio, where I created various ring design ideas around the images provided and our initial discussions. We then met over Zoom to view the initial designs I created and collaborated to make a few alterations.
With the early engagement ring designs created, we agreed for me to print them from the 3D printer for them to see and try on.
See & wear
At our first face-to-face meeting, having seen the wax rings, they eliminated the ring designs they no longer liked, and we expanded the design brief to include new ideas for me to create
This process of elimination went on over several Zoom and in-person meetings until thirteen ring designs later; we had created their dream ring.
The final stage of the design process was to discuss diamonds, they had already given me a budget to work too, and I had advised the size of diamonds that would fit within it. But in further discussions, it became clear that they would ideally like a larger diamond, and I had to look for solutions to accommodate this without affecting the quality.
The solution was to go for a lab-grown diamond which allowed them to purchase their ideal diamond carat weight, with a higher cut, colour and clarity over a traditionally mined diamond and pay less than their budget.
If I needed to prove my design process's effectiveness and flexibility, the final engagement ring design was nothing like the original ideas we discussed; however, it did include the red and white gold elements from our initial discussions. A big win for them and highly satisfying for a designer.
The Consultation Process
On your initial discovery call, David aims to understand your requirements, advise you, answer any questions and suggest options.
The following step will be to arrange a face-to-face Zoom call, meeting him at his Hatton Garden, Central London Studio, or in the comfort of your home to finalise the details.
Our service is all about what works best for you.