I often get asked what the process is to commission a bespoke engagement ring, so I thought it’d be useful to write about it here.
So first up, ring, email or make an appointment for a chat. I’ll want to hear your thoughts on what you want to create. If you’re designing this as a surprise, I’ll want to hear about your fiancee’s likes, dislikes and style. We’ll talk basics such as ring size and metal preference. You might want to take a design from one of the collections and customise it to make it more you. That could be a different style of setting, shape of band, type or size of stone, adding diamond set shoulders, really anything is possible. You can even incorporate stones and metal from family heirlooms.
Alternatively you might want to create a “story” ring. These are highly collaborative, completely unique pieces of jewellery. I’ll ask you to tell me your stories, perhaps how you met, your travels, your life together, or how you proposed, the things that are most meaningful to you both. From that I’ll take some time to think and weave your stories into a design before presenting them to you for your approval. We’ll then choose the metals, gemstones and diamonds we need (all responsibly sourced) before I get to work to bring your ring to life.
Once finished, it will be hallmarked at the Edinburgh Assay Office before being presented to you in one of Daniel Lacey Design and Furniture hand made wooden boxes. You can find out more here and here
If you’d like to have a chat, get in touch