Based in the heart of London’s historic diamond district at 25 Hatton Garden, London DE have been providing couples with engagement rings for over nine years. Their founder Philip Spencer offers his expert advice to couples on how to find the perfect bespoke engagement ring ahead of wedding season.
Q What’s your top piece of advice for those looking for the perfect engagement ring?
A It’s important to remember that an engagement ring is the one piece of jewellery that your partner will wear everyday, forever. They should not only enjoy the ring now, but it should also grow with their style for years to come. Longevity is the most important thing, making sure that your ring is made with the highest possible craftsmanship, while also sitting in harmony with your partner’s hand and their own personal style.
Q What about proposing with a bespoke engagement ring?
A Buying an engagement ring is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and choosing to propose with a bespoke engagement ring gives you complete control over the design and style. When designing a bespoke engagement ring, you’ll have the freedom to choose every design aspect from setting to stone. While the bespoke process might initially seem daunting, once you find a jeweller that you trust, creating a bespoke ring is an enjoyable and personal act.
For this reason, going bespoke can be especially romantic. We’ve recently noticed an increasing number of couples opting to design their rings together, attending a bespoke design consultation as a pair and planning a surprise proposal later down the line. Ultimately, whether you choose to design an engagement ring alone or together, opting for a bespoke ring allows you to transform your dreams and ideas into a real one-of-a-kind heirloom piece you and your family will treasure many generations.
Q What new trends for engagement rings have you seen recently?
A We’ve recently seen a trend towards coloured gemstones within engagement rings. Colour gives more scope for showcasing individuality and personality, with ethically sourced sapphires and Colombian emeralds proving especially popular in recent years. Plus, emeralds are also symbolic of truth and love, making them the fitting choice for an engagement ring.
LONDON DIAMOND & EMERALD FINE JEWELLERY
25 Hatton Garden, EC1N 8BQ
+44 (0)20 7859 4754