No idea where to start!

Dear Arabel,
I want to design a bespoke engagement ring for my partner, but I have no idea where to start, I know nothing about jewellery!
Adam, Manchester

Hi Adam,

Don't worry, you would not be the first guy to feel a bit lost when it comes to engagement rings!

To start I would suggest looking at the jewellery she currently wears, (feel free to send some images over to us so we can advise you further). Things to look out would be:

- Colour, does she have a preference for white metals, yellow or rose gold?

- Stones, does she like a bit of bling? or something a bit more reserved? And how about other colours for these? You don't have to use the classic white diamond after all, there are lots of gorgeous coloured gemstones you could potentially use.

- Design/inspiration - in terms of design can you think of anything that is personal to her that you would like to incorporate, a birthstone, favourite flower, favourite Art movement for example. Also if you can send over an image of your partner I can advise you on what would suit her best.

Thinking about these 3 areas will get you thinking about what kind of ring would suit her best.


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