With a selection of customizable rings
you can choose The ring
Choosing a ring for your partner is exciting and asking for a bespoke ring can be overwhelming. Between silver, gold and the different golds, the shape of the ring, a stone, several stones, it can be a lot. What I propose is through a meeting I will explain the differences between the different materials, what type of stones are usually used and their substitutes.
As a starting point, I have a collection of engagement rings that I keep as samples with different shanks (shape of the band) and different settings with different shapes of stone. From there it is easier to see what can be done and speak about customization or a complete new design.
After a first meeting, some points have been cleared and ideas/wishes for the design have been made. I will then start drawing some sketches and each of them come with an estimation within the price range that we would have talked about before. This process can take some time, depending how many details have to be reviewed. Once we have reached a final design, a second estimation will be made and when agreed on, the crafting process will start.
Depending on how the design looks, the ring can be crafted in different ways.
- Directly from the metal, stretching, hammering, bending the material to the desired shape
- From wax, sculpting a block of green wax which gives fast result and a clear idea of how it will look
- 3D drawing, that allows fast prototyping and can be use to cast the final ring.
I usually take photos all along the crafting process for my portfolio and social media purpose. If you wish I can keep you informed of every steps of the process, give you the photos and movies at the end, or even make a tiny behind the scene movie from the sketches to the final result. I will also ask you if you agree that when I publish the model I mention you, and if you want me to wait until the proposal.
Available metal to choose from are:
- Yellow gold 14 and 18 carat
- White gold 14 and 18 carat
- Rose gold 14 and 18 carat
- Silver 925
Note that the difference in the carat makes a difference in the strength of the metal, its colour, and price. Of course a ring can also be made with 2 different materials (even more if you fancy it). For example a combination of white gold for the shank, a yellow gold setting with a sapphire, makes the stone pops out more.
Diamonds, sapphires and rubies are the go to stones when it comes to engagement rings, but there are a variety of stones that can be used as substitutes, or simply because you want to have a different colour.
The diamonds and the corundum's (family of the sapphires and rubies) are the most used because of their toughness, meaning that they have a great resistance to abrasion. Which comes in handy knowing that they will stay on your finger for the rest of your life and will endure your daily life.
But with different type of settings, other stones can be well protected and last in time too.
Not only the colour of the gold can give a stone more character, but a different finish can give the entire ring a different emotion.
The common finish is a high polish on the ring. Here is a non exhaustive list of different finishes:
- Satin : soft to the touch but non reflective. You can see the marks of the tool that made it possible
- Hammered : with the use of a hammer which hits the ring all around leaving marks. Different sizes and shapes can be used and the final result can be left as it is or polished
- Polished : highly reflective surface