Designer Engagement Rings vs High Street Engagement Rings

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Designer Engagement Rings vs High Street Engagement Rings

When you set out to find the perfect engagement ring, the options you have are nearly endless. High Street shops are often the first place that many consumers will head to, because they know those shops and feel comfortable with the shopping process in these places. Designer shops are a more personal experience and offer a host of great benefits for shopping for an engagement ring.

Personally Designed

"The rings in our collection are different from what you will find on any High Street for one important reason: we personally design every single ring you see."

Arabel Lebrusan Ethical Foliage Blue Sapphire Engagement Ring


Our rings are individual pieces of art. We only produce about 25 of each design, ever, meaning your ring will be unique and rare.

The entire process of designing and creating a ring from us is personal. From the moment the design is created, each piece is given our full love and attention. Our product coordinator, Kim, oversees each ring through every step of manufacturing. She personally takes the rings to the hallmarker, the engraver, the stone setter, and any other artist involved with the production. At every step, our team checks that the quality is up to designer standards. 

As Individual As Your Love

"A designer ring is as individual as you are, and we treat you as an individual each step of the way."

Your love story is one for the ages. You and your soon-to-be fiancé deserve a ring that reflects your unique story.
When you step into a designer jewellery shop looking for an engagement ring, you aren’t a pay cheque to us. You’re someone about to embark on the biggest adventure of your life, and we’re thrilled to be a part of your journey.
We also offer far more customisation options than a High Street shop. For example, do you love the look of one ring, but wish it was in a different metal, or had a different focal stone? These are things that are much easier for a designer to change.
Arabel Lebrusan artisan jewellery workshop
Depending on the design, you could swap out a diamond for a coloured gemstone, add a larger stone, switch from a white gold band to a rose gold band, or a wide array of other changes. This ring should be perfect, and a designer will strive to fulfil that goal.
Support Local

"A designer shop will be able to tell you exactly where a ring has been, and what artists have put their love into the piece, making you a part of the ring’s journey from the moment it was conceived to the moment you place it on your love’s finger."

Finally, the choice to shop at a designer jeweller is often a choice to support local craftsmen and artists. From the metal working to where the gemstones were mined, a designer has much more control over where the elements come from, and which artists or craftsmen are hired to create the ring.

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Love, Arabel
Arabel Lebrusan
Arabel Lebrusan

Arabel Lebrusan is an artist, designer and pioneer of the ethical jewellery movement, with almost two decades of industry experience behind her. She is a fount of knowledge when it comes to responsible sourcing, sustainable manufacture, and the preservation of traditional craft. Her engaging blog posts range from personal accounts of once-in-a-lifetime sourcing trips to helpful tips for buying and wearing jewellery and opinion pieces on pressing industry matters.