Make your own engagement ring
There can be many reasons why you might decide to make your own engagement ring;
- You want to propose to the love of your life with a ring as unique as her
- You can’t find the exact ring you are looking for
- You want to influence the design of your ring
So how do you find a jeweller?
As with most things today it will probably start with an online google search but what term should you use? I know from the research that I have done with my client finding the right words or phrase to search for can be difficult. Some will add the word bespoke, custom, design or make, but probably the most popular is Hatton Garden from probably the most famous jewellery street in the world.
The standout things that you will find with whichever words you choose to use for your searches is the same six or so online establishments vying for your business popping up and appearing at the top of the pages, the reason for this is because they are spending upwards of six figures a year with Google adwords and using every conceivable term that you could think of.
Make your own
Of course how much they spend on advertising is entirely up to them, and I don’t have an issue with that. Where the problem lies for me is in their interpretation and use of the word bespoke, custom or make your own,
For most their USP is choose your diamond, selecting your setting and calling it make your own unique engagement ring. I struggle here with the use of the word unique, as the ring is not a true one off and will be repeated many times over. Of course, this style of ring purchase might be precisely what you are looking for, and there is nothing wrong with that at all and neither is going into a shop and buying a ready made engagement ring. But only a one-off ring should really be called bespoke.
So what is a Bespoke engagement ring?
I have spent over thirty years creating bespoke engagement rings and matching jewellery for my clients and my interpretation and use of the word bespoke is very different.
When a client comes to visit me or to that matter any bespoke jeweller the engagement ring that you will eventually propose with does not exist other than as a thought or idea in your mind.
You will go through a design process to achieve your perfect ring, and even when it comes to choosing your diamond it will not be from a long list but from diamonds presented to you to see, and the characteristics of the diamonds will be explained to you rather than you trying to become an expert.
To learn more about the design process click the button how it works.
How much should you spend on an engagement ring?
There have been many blogs written on how much should you spend on an engagement ring, in fact, I have written about it myself in the past.
In a nutshell, I believe you should spend what you are comfortable with and no more, and this is where I think creating a bespoke engagement ring has a real advantage over the alternative ways to buy your engagement rings because unlike the myth you do not pay a premium for a bespoke ring.
The myth about paying a premium for a bespoke ring
If you go into a jewellery store and tell them your budget, they almost certainly will try to tempt you to spend more by showing you rings greater than your budget, and if you buy online, they will attempt the same tactic by using cleverly written descriptions.
Whereas when you go along the bespoke path everything from the design to choosing your diamond, diamonds or gemstones will be tailored around your budget and in many cases under your budget.
What sets David Law apart from the rest
Should you choose to engage with my services, you will discover that I have taken designing a bespoke engagement ring to another level. As not only will I spend the time discussing your ideas with you, I will then develop them into a series of stunning designs for you to see first in 3D allowing us to perfect your chosen design choices together.
Wear before you buy
You will even get the chance to wear the ring designs I created for you as I print them first from my 3D printer before handcrafting your ring in my Hatton Garden workshop.
Captured in a storybook
To make sure your engagement ring purchase is an inspiring experience I capture all the special moments in a personalised storybook
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