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Rings for two: Bespoke engagement ring commission

 

We adore designing pieces of special significance for couples. There’s often a lovely story embedded in the design of the pieces. And, in the case of Chris and Diamanta, their custom engagement rings were made to match in very subtle ways. Here the duo share their bespoke jewellery design story with us.

You each had a special idea in mind, for the rings you were gifting one another. Can you tell us about this?

Chris: I knew I did not want a conventional diamond engagement ring for my fiancée, Diamanta. It needed to reflect her personality. It needed to be colourful, geometric and symmetrical. It needed to stand out as contemporary yet still ensure that the decades would not age it. Surely no easy task; the ring would have to be custom made.

Diamanta: I wanted something for Chris that would talk to mine, something unique that Chris could wear everyday. He has his own sense of style and wasn’t much of a jewellery wearer so striking a balance between something unique and something that would suit him was really important.

Tell us about the journey of commissioning these rings and the final designs you chose? 

Chris: Melanie had an existing ring design that spoke to my vision and ticked many of the boxes: a knife edge band with a hexagonal parti sapphire atop, surrounded by an array of champagne diamonds. However, I wanted the band to be 18ct yellow gold and the parti sapphire to be different colours. This was absolutely no problem, and several parti sapphires were [sourced] from Queensland just for me to choose from – amazing.

Diamanta: I initially had a few broad stroke ideas – signet style, hexagon, gold and a couple of inspiration images of textures and patterns. Connecting the rings was an ongoing theme through the process. Melanie had some really great ideas of how to bring them together through shape and material. Melanie brought it above and beyond by bringing in the open hexagon forming the top of the ring. It suits Chris perfectly, and speaks so well to mine.

What do you love most about your engagement rings? 

Chris: My ring feels like the partner of Diamanta’s ring. The stone, shape, metal and finish match and speak to each other. In fact, the rings can even lock together – how symbolic. Our rings are a couple, just as we are. 

Diamanta: That Chris chose it and got it so right. I’d have to say I do love its uniqueness and I’ve never had so many people look at something I’m wearing and say, ‘It’s so you’. The colours are on-point. The design is clean and contemporary but also timeless – and there’s nothing like a parti sapphire!

I especially love how both of our rings talk to each other, without obviously matching. But as much as they are connected, they are individually eye catching, beautiful and artfully designed.

Love this story? Here's a recent custom wedding ring commission we think you'll like. 

 

We adore designing pieces of special significance for couples. There’s often a lovely story embedded in the design of the pieces. And, in the case of Chris and Diamanta, their custom engagement rings were made to match in very subtle ways. Here the duo share their bespoke jewellery design story with us.

You each had a special idea in mind, for the rings you were gifting one another. Can you tell us about this?

Chris: I knew I did not want a conventional diamond engagement ring for my fiancée, Diamanta. It needed to reflect her personality. It needed to be colourful, geometric and symmetrical. It needed to stand out as contemporary yet still ensure that the decades would not age it. Surely no easy task; the ring would have to be custom made.

Diamanta: I wanted something for Chris that would talk to mine, something unique that Chris could wear everyday. He has his own sense of style and wasn’t much of a jewellery wearer so striking a balance between something unique and something that would suit him was really important.

Tell us about the journey of commissioning these rings and the final designs you chose? 

Chris: Melanie had an existing ring design that spoke to my vision and ticked many of the boxes: a knife edge band with a hexagonal parti sapphire atop, surrounded by an array of champagne diamonds. However, I wanted the band to be 18ct yellow gold and the parti sapphire to be different colours. This was absolutely no problem, and several parti sapphires were [sourced] from Queensland just for me to choose from – amazing.

Diamanta: I initially had a few broad stroke ideas – signet style, hexagon, gold and a couple of inspiration images of textures and patterns. Connecting the rings was an ongoing theme through the process. Melanie had some really great ideas of how to bring them together through shape and material. Melanie brought it above and beyond by bringing in the open hexagon forming the top of the ring. It suits Chris perfectly, and speaks so well to mine.

What do you love most about your engagement rings? 

Chris: My ring feels like the partner of Diamanta’s ring. The stone, shape, metal and finish match and speak to each other. In fact, the rings can even lock together – how symbolic. Our rings are a couple, just as we are. 

Diamanta: That Chris chose it and got it so right. I’d have to say I do love its uniqueness and I’ve never had so many people look at something I’m wearing and say, ‘It’s so you’. The colours are on-point. The design is clean and contemporary but also timeless – and there’s nothing like a parti sapphire!

I especially love how both of our rings talk to each other, without obviously matching. But as much as they are connected, they are individually eye catching, beautiful and artfully designed.

Love this story? Here's a recent custom wedding ring commission we think you'll like.