Graham Saunders Ltd

Your Personal Jeweller

Bespoke Diamond Engagement Rings

For many couples getting engaged, the gemstone of choice is the diamond. This can be on it's own as a single stone or solitaire, or combined with other diamonds or in conjunction with other gemstones such as sahpphire.

A single diamond can have additional diamonds such as baguette shaped diamonds which are rectangular or other shapes such as side stones to give a stonger all diamond appearance. The shank which is the part which goes round the finger can be set with diamonds to extend this even further and would give rise to an appealing matching bespoke diamond wedding ring.

The other variations are two, three or even more diamonds of almost equal importance making the classic two or three stone rings. It doesnt end here. There are multi stone rings or clusters where the centre could be a diamond with the other diamonds providing a picture frame to the central stone such as the precious stones sapphire, ruby and emerald.

It does not have to be a precious gem and could equally be tanzanite or topaz, the list is endless.
The design of the bespoke diamond ring is often related to an exisiting ring which has been seen but seems not quite right. The layout or geometry of the ring dictates the size and cost of such an arrangement. On these points as with all other points I will only be happy to guide you through the process of designing your own unique bespoke diamond engagement ring.

Usually there is a start point, a ring which has been seen or is someone else's, this is then adapted and adjusted in line with the comments and guidance given. Pencil drawings are always a good medium to communicate good ideas and can easily be emailed to a customer for their comments. This may be re-done or could lead to a CAD image being done. The making process is a question of which is the most appropriate. There are many methods available. The carved wax where the ring is hand carved from wax sometimes as the complete item, sometimes the piece of jewellery is best made from two or more parts.

The CAD CAM process is similar but is best when greater accuracy is needed or the images need to be seen. I say this as I have noticed that some people are able to "visualise" how a three dimensional image will be when made, some can not. This is where I feel the CAD can help the customer. There is also the choice of metals, 18 carat, platinum, paladium and silver. These can add to the way in which a particular design is approached. Platinum has become popular as a metal of choice and the casting is now an everyday process, however achieveing the high polish associated with platinum is a more complex one than for gold or silver. Worry not, this as this is what I do and will gladly explain as much or as little as you need.