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Custom Made versus Bespoke Jewellery?

custom made and bespoke diamond engagement rings

WHATS THE DIFFERENCE

Bespoke and custom made are often used when talking or writing about personalised engagement rings and jewellery. However, there is a massive difference between the two terms.

If you are looking for a unique ring or piece of jewellery its is worth knowing what the difference is.

So I will try to explain …

BESPOKE

bespoke diamond engagement ring

Bespoke jewellery is designed from an idea and will be made exclusively for you, a unique design that will never be repeated. Just like commissioning a bespoke suit, it will be wholly personal and fit your style and priorities without compromise.

Your jewellery design is created precisely around your specifications,  a selection of diamonds or gemstones will be sourced with the final jewellery piece created around your chosen stones to enhance their individual beauty giving you a most beautiful, personal way to create a unique ring or jewellery design.

CUSTOM MADE

custom made diamond engagement ring

Custom-made jewellery is the same as selecting your options for a new car. The car will be a mass-produced design, but you get to choose your extras. When building a custom engagement ring, you get to choose from a selection of ring mounts and precious metals then add a standard sized diamond of your choice. There is no question that custom-made is more flexible than a ready-made engagement ring, but it is not a personalised design and usually has limited if any option

OFF-THE-SHELF

off the shelf ready made diamond engagement ring
The term for off-the-shelf or ready-made rings or jewellery is precisely that. You see a piece in a jewellery shop or online, and you purchase it

the least personal option and the same piece could be worn by hundreds of women and men around the world; the only personal touch you can add is to order it in the ring size you want or add a personal engraving.

Typically ready-made jewellery will use standard-spec diamonds and gemstones, and often the diamonds are without certification, and outlets that sell off the shelf jewellery have an interest in selling what they have. Custom-Made and Ready Made Jewellery do have something in common with both custom made and ready-made jewellery the shops and online retailers have an interest in selling you what they have and this may not necessarily be what best fits your priorities.

WHICH ONE SHOULD YOU CHOOSE ?

If you want to personally design a piece of jewellery that will remain unique to you and never repeated, be part of the design process from start to finish chose your precious stones and metals and control the finished price. Then Bespoke is the way to go, and with today’s modern technology you will see your designs first on screen and then printed from the 3D printer for complete peace of mind.

Custom-made will allow you limited options and ready-made none at all  with both these options, the design will be mass produced and not unique to you; however, the retailer dresses it up.

WHAT’S YOUR NEXT STEP

Commissioning a bespoke piece of jewellery can at first seem a daunting experience by it taking you out of your comfort zone. However, if you chose to work with a jewellery expert, they will be able to help guide and advise you and alleviate all of your of your fears as they take you through an incredible design experience.

GET IN TOUCH

WITH JEWELLERY EXPERT DAVID LAW

Ask him any questions you may have on custom made and bespoke engagement rings
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