The Engagement Ring | From A Jewellers Perspective.
Here is the low down on some tips and information for designing your own engagement and wedding ring, from Perth based Jeweller, Mark Miles.
Mark has extensive experience in the field of creating stunning wedding pieces for Brides and Grooms. And with over 40 years of experience Mark now shares some of this wisdom and advice with you.
What should a Bride and Groom look for in choosing a jeweller?
When a Bride and Groom contact a jeweller it is important to find a jeweller that shares your vision. Someone that understands what you would like and is able to work with the metal and stones you want but also within the constraints of your budget. Honesty and communication is also important, your jeweller will be able to show you what you can have within your budget so as not to disappoint!
In the initial stages you want to find a jeweller that has experience in creating what you want; whether it be a more classic style that simply shows off the stones or a statement ring where the whole piece is the focus.
How long does it take to create a ring?
Once a design has been decided on it can take as long as a couple of hours, to a week to create the piece depending on how simple or intricate the design is. For instance, a ring with 1 stone will take less time than a ring with 50 stones.
Do you have a favourite ring you’ve created?
I have so many favourites! I think the one that stands out to me was a couple who got engaged while in North QLD and wanted to incorporate the aqua blue and flashes of sunlight of the North Queensland ocean in their design. We came up with a design that had a pear topaz for the ocean, small diamonds for the flashing light combined into a wave design to symbolise the ocean.
Below is the finished product, with the original sketches so you can see the process from start to finish.