Lifestyle and Fashion
The ring you design should reflect her lifestyle and fashion. For example, high settings allow more light to enter the diamond, causing it to sparkle more. However, for women who use their hands often in their everyday life (e.g. gardeners, nurses, hairdressers), a low setting is recommended. This means that the diamond is placed closer to the wearer’s fingers and will therefore decrease its chance of being caught. As this topic is extensive and different for every client, we strongly recommend making an appointment for a free consultation with our specialists.
The easiest way to get started on designing your ring setting is to draw inspiration from existing ring designs. Search the internet and drop by jewellery stores to see what catches your eye. As we are a bespoke jeweller, our consultants will help you every step of the way to combine the elements you like along with your own original flair.
18K White Gold, Yellow Gold, Rose Gold and Platinum
When choosing the metal for your ring, aesthetics is the main determinant. 18K white gold and platinum are currently the most popular choices for engagement rings. When choosing between platinum and white gold (unless you are particularly fond of the platinum aesthetic), we recommend 18K white gold over platinum due to advantages in maintenance and cost. Although white gold scratches, it will not bend out of shape as easily as platinum. A rhodium coating can also be applied to white gold every couple of years to eliminate scratch marks and return your ring to its original state.