Design a ring that’s as unique as your love
Make the most memorable moment extra special
You can spend years searching for The One. You don’t then want to spend years searching for The One engagement ring that’s perfect for your partner.
Finding the perfect engagement ring can be tricky. It not only needs to show your love but be something that your partner will be happy to wear throughout your marriage together. However, you don’t have to leave finding the perfect ring to chance.
Instead, you can ensure you get the perfect result straight away by designing your own bespoke engagement ring.
“The ring she produced was was beautiful and I would not hesitate to go back again.”
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A truly beautiful, unique and individual piece of jewellery
Create a personalised token of your affection with a super-special expression of your love and commitment. Find the perfect ring straight away and use your inside knowledge of what your partner loves to create the ideal, unique ring that they’ll treasure forever.
Why design a bespoke engagement ring?
- You have something specific in mind
- Add your own style input
- A personal expression of love
- There is something unique that symbolises the relationship that you want in the design
- Add your own family heirlooms, inherited or vintage stones
- Nothing you’ve seen is quite right for your loved one.
If you want to create the perfect ring, Susannah Lovis can help. Whether you have a specific idea in mind or don’t know where to start, our expert designers in London’s prestigious Burlington Arcade are ready to help you. We offer a bespoke engagement ring design service tailored to suit a range of budgets.
Bespoke engagement rings from Susannah Lovis
Set in London’s iconic West End shopping quarter, at the esteemed Burlington Arcade, we have been designing and pairing the perfect engagement rings with their recipients for over twenty years. As a result, our team has a huge amount of experience in creating the perfect bespoke engagement ring; drawing on inspiration from a variety of styles and designs.
“She made the daunting process of building a bespoke ring very seamless and easy. I would highly recommend.”
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How to design your own bespoke engagement ring
“I loved her enthusiasm and passion for wanting to help me design something extremely personal for my fiancée”
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Start with the band
The band is the most significant proportion of the ring and is the easiest starting point. Consider the metal that your partner will love. Options can include:
- Platinum – A robust, durable and stylish metal
- Yellow Gold – A classic, traditional and timeless choice
- White Gold – A stronger, more durable option that contains zinc and nickel to provide a silver appearance. However, it can require regular coating
- Rose Gold – A popular on-trend gold with a hint of pink blush, which has a more versatile price range. However, it is not suitable for those with a copper allergy
Think about style
The next consideration is the style of ring. There are endless choices from vintage to contemporary, art deco to classic. Some of the most popular that can help you hone in on the right style for bespoke engagement ring include:
- Solitaire – A single stone set high on the ring
- Trilogy – Also known as a trinity ring, has three set stones. Typically, the centre stone is larger and set higher than the complementing stones on either side
- Halo – Usually has a larger gemstone in the middle surrounded by a circle of smaller stones in a halo shape
- Channel Set – This typically has a larger gemstone in the middle and smaller stones embedded along the band of the ring
- Cathedral – This creates a V-shape for the stone to sit in and provides strong protection for the gemstone
- Infinity – Symbolising everlasting love, this ring has an infinity symbol using intertwining lines on the band
- Pavé – This gives an appearance of a solid sparkling surface where you can only see gemstones, usually diamond, and don’t see the metal of the band below
- Swirl – The band has smooth, flowing lines with swirls around the main gemstone
- Stacking – This is where the engagement, wedding and infinity ring can sit seamlessly together by following the same lines. Also known as an integrated ring.
Select the stones
The stones in an engagement ring are the most important feature. They also offer the greatest opportunity for you to create something really individual and personal. Perhaps the recipient has a favourite stone that you would like to include in the design, or perhaps there is a stone with some significant meaning for the both of you. Susannah Lovis can source high-quality gemstones from across the market at the best possible value for you, which will help make this vital decision-making process run smoothly.
Diamonds Are Forever
Diamonds are traditionally the most popular engagement ring stone of choice. The stone represents eternity and commitment, which has seen the precious stone be placed on many engaged hands over generations. When designing a ring with Susannah Lovis, the exact diamonds you want can be sourced for your design and ensure that these stones have come from a reputable and trustworthy source.
There are many diamond alternatives to choose from, which can be more affordable and unique than traditionally mined diamonds.
Spotlight With Sapphires
If you are looking for a vibrant pop of colour in your design, sapphires are excellent. While they are traditionally known for being blue, sapphires come in many different colours. They are second only to diamonds in terms of durability, making them the perfect stone for an engagement ring.
Rubies and emeralds are also traditional favourites, but more contemporary alternatives including morganite, opal and onyx are also rising in popularity. Whether you have specific stones in mind or would like to start at the drawing board from scratch, the dedicated team at Susannah Lovis will be able to help you come up with the right collection of stones for your specific ring, as well as source them all for you.
History And Heritage
When you design an engagement ring at Susannah Lovis, you can also re-use an inherited stone or family heirloom in your own design for an engagement ring. This can be something truly unique and special and gives a new lease of life to a previously significant piece of jewellery.
Layout and design
Once you have considered the different elements, you can begin to play and create the right layout and design. For example, you may want to consider the different cuts for the stones, such as princess, round brilliant, baguette, heart or oval. You can also consider the setting and overall appearance of the ring to create the perfect finish.
Handmade in our workshops
“My fiancé had my engagement ring designed and produced here and it’s one of the most beautiful rings I’ve ever seen.”
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Bespoke engagement ring FAQ
How Long Does It Take To Design And Make A Bespoke Engagement Ring?
At Susannah Lovis, we design and create all of the bespoke engagement rings for our special clients at our London workshop. Keeping all of the aspects in one location helps speed up the process and means that this careful, intricate work can take just four to six weeks. One of the factors that can vary the timeline is the time it takes to source the stones. However, the team at Susannah Lovis have many contacts within the industry to help make this process as quick and easy as possible. We guarantee that a bespoke engagement ring is well worth the wait.
Do You Make Engagement Rings In-House?
Yes, at Susannah Lovis, we have our own London workshop where we handcraft all of our bespoke jewellery. Our expert jewellers have over twenty years of experience and can create even the most intricate and beautiful designs. From casting to hallmarking, setting to polishing, we take great care and attention in every process. The benefit of us creating bespoke engagement rings in-house is that we can keep you updated every step of the way, and you’ll know as soon as it’s ready to collect from our London shop.
How Much Does A Bespoke Engagement Ring Cost?
There are many factors that can dictate the cost of an engagement ring, including the choice of metal for the band, gemstones, carats and number of design elements. However, typically bespoke engagement rings cost from £4,000. This can be a fantastic and cost-effective way to get the perfect ring that is entirely unique and individual to your requirements. Susannah Lovis will always be transparent regarding price points and will work with you on any specific budget. The team will be able to advise which materials and stones will be best suited to your own individual budget and keep you informed of all costs throughout the project.
Will The Ring Be Hallmarked?
All of our rings are handmade in the UK, and as such, they are all UK hallmarked. This hallmark guarantees that the purity of the metal and stones which have been used in the ring. All clients are advised to be wary of any rings which are not made in the UK and without this hallmark. A lack of hallmark means that there can be no guarantee of the quality or source of the stones or metal used. The precious metals and stones used in an engagement ring require a noteworthy investment. Consequently, when you have the ring handmade with us in the UK, then you will be able to know where all of the stones have come from.
It is important to have an up to date valuation of your ring for insurance purposes and this comes complete with your bespoke ring.
How to start designing your bespoke engagement ring
If you’re ready to craft your own bespoke engagement ring, our team is here to help. You can visit us by booking an appointment in-store at the Burlington Arcade or telephone us.