Before and After: Transformations

It can be difficult to spot the potential in some old jewellery items, even when they are set with beautiful diamonds or gemstones, because an old-fashioned design sometimes hides all the beauty. Following are a few items that went through a full transformation. It is hard to imagine the results when you see the old... Continue Reading →

Redesigning Diamond Rings

C needed to repair her engagement ring and also wanted to redesign her wedding ring so that it would sit nicely next to the engagement ring. We made the wedding ring with a slight curve and chose a different type of claws for the Diamonds, so that the ring would look more delicate. Sketch of... Continue Reading →

Figuring Out Your Dreams

The great thing about custom designing is that your options are endless. But this can also be the most difficult part of the custom making process, because you need to narrow your options down to make a decision. Some people have a very clear idea of what they like - and others have a wider... Continue Reading →

How We Do It: Redesign

Many of you own jewellery that you would like to change the design of, but are not sure how to go about it. The process will of course depend on your ideas, your existing items, what we can come up with, etc. But here is an example of the process, so you better know what to expect. Before... Continue Reading →

Are you planning to Propose?

We design many engagement rings for guys who want to surprise their girlfriends. This seems to be the most popular way to propose, although an increasing number of couples come in to design their rings together as well. Custom designing such a significant item for your partner is beautiful. But it's not always easy. Sometimes, guys think... Continue Reading →

As simple as simple gets

A Solitaire Ring should be just that - a solitary Diamond on a band that makes it wearable on a finger. Too many details will take away the attention from the Diamond. Below are a few examples of simplicity at its best. Princess Cut Diamond on a modern flat band with brushed finish. Simple, modern,... Continue Reading →

Letting the Design Lead

The million-dollar question Does size matter? Yes, it does. Sometimes smaller is much better. Below are a few Engagement ring designs where the Diamond was used as an accent rather than the main attraction. Inspired by the flowers that his fiancee works with, this ring is made with a leaf in mind.  His fiancee wanted a... Continue Reading →

Every Diamond Counts

One of the important parts of custom designing, is getting the Diamond sizes and proportions right. Diamond accents are 'supporting actors' so they should enhance, but not over- shine the star of the show - the centrepiece Diamond. Finding the right proportion between the centrepiece Diamond, surrounding stones and the Diamonds on the band. When... Continue Reading →

What shape are you?

Do you love Diamonds but  are not sure that you want a Round one? Fancy Cut Diamonds might not be as common as the Round Brilliant ones, but they are definitely just as striking. You probably already know the Round Diamond. Now, let's take a look at some fancy shapes. We took a few snap... Continue Reading →

Celebrity Diamonds: Asscher Cut

Looking to Hollywood for inspiration when buying an engagement ring might not be the best way to find something within your budget. However, celebrities are trendsetters and often dare to be different, so a little stargazing can help you with ideas. It might come as a surprise to some people, that while most celebrity Diamonds... Continue Reading →

Chasing the Carat

Being in the trade, people often ask us How big should the Diamond be? What do girls expect? We get these questions from customers, friends, and even people who are nowhere near engagement, but simply curious. The only right answer to that in our opinion, is ‘up to you’. It really depends on how much you... Continue Reading →

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