Designing engagement and wedding rings
The beginning of 2021 at PIKE Jewellers has been very busy, in particular in designing and manufacturing solitaire diamond rings and matching wedding rings, and I would like to share some with you.
The Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring – clients never tire of them, always stunning and timeless. We are always very honoured to be involved in the choosing of a diamond and the ring design to go with it – this engagement ring holds so much meaning in two people’s relationship, and it should be perfect in every way as it signifies a very special moment in their lives and a reflection of their love for each other.
Among our recent commissions was a stunning one carat princess cut diamond in our signature PIKE four claw style. It showcases the ‘hero’ diamond in four, white gold, crisp and precise claws giving support and protection combined with open side views of the sparkling gemstone. In this commission, the setting was supported on a flat profile band and is the ultimate in uncluttered contemporary elegance.
This was a ring commissioned by a male client with whom we had worked before, and this was the moment he was ready to propose. Having seen the ring in progress, he marvelled at Matthew’s construction and precision of the ring. On the day he collected the finished ring, he couldn’t believe its beauty, and he said he was tingling all over – we were all a bit emotional. The ring was perfect.
Check out Matthew’s blog this month on the steps of the manufacture, the processes are fascinating.
Almost a complete contrast and yet with similar elements, a round brilliant diamond was chosen by another client and set in a white gold six claw coronet style setting supported within a flat profile yellow gold band, allowing the diamond again to be the main feature. The ring is a true classic style, was a great success and is being treasured by its new owner.
A return of our clients with a 1.50 carat round brilliant cut diamond ring we crafted in 2019, facilitated a commission to create their matching wedding rings for her and him. Hand made and completely plain, the beautiful, deep, rounded profiled yellow gold rings were a perfect choice, classic and beautifully simple.
Similarly, the couple who chose to have us design and make their five stone diamond ring in 2019 returned to commission a ladies diamond wedding ring and a man’s titanium wedding ring.
The ladies engagement ring shoulders (just below where the setting joins the band) inspired the matching wedding band and the same simplicity and elegance of the engagement ring was echoed in the choice of diamond shapes in the wedding band.
For the man, our couple decided on a timeless and contemporary design in titanium, a hard wearing and masculine style for every day wear.
Designing is my forte, and I love the interaction with clients and the look on their faces when the finished piece of jewellery is ready – this is my true reward. And the fact that my beautiful son Matthew brings my concept to reality makes me extra proud!
I would welcome anybody wishing me to take their design ideas to the next level to get in touch, and your experience will be something you will remember for the rest of your lives.
Next time, I’ll be talking about some more of our exciting commissions.
Until then, take care and stay safe.
Cheers to all
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