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APRIL 27TH, 2021

Our inspirations from week five of the New BBC2 show ‘All that glitters’.

Focusing on the use of gemstones, the contestants first had to craft a cuff that would combine contemporary design with traditional techniques, while the penultimate bespoke challenge focused on one of the most important pieces a jeweller will make – a diamond engagement ring
MAY 11TH, 2021

Our inspirations from week five of the New BBC2 show ‘All that glitters’.

Focusing on the use of gemstones, the contestants first had to craft a cuff that would combine contemporary design with traditional techniques, while the penultimate bespoke challenge focused on one of the most important pieces a jeweller will make – a diamond engagement ring
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2nd century B.C. — Iron — In the second century BC, the Roman bride-to-be was given two rings, a gold one which she wore in public, and one made of iron which she wore at home while attending to household duties. This second ring sometimes sported a key-shaped design that symbolised commitment. Image courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
16th century — Germany, gold, diamond, enamel — This marriage gimmel ring has the central motif of the Italian mani in fede - hands clasped in faith symbol. Rings such as these were popular sentimental jewels that featured hidden messages, only shared between the beloved. Image © Victoria and Albert Museum
18th century — England, gold, diamonds — This gold and diamond ring was presented to Judith Crommelin by Samuel Verplanck at the time of their engagement in 1760. The rose cut diamonds are placed in closed-back settings, a typical fabrication technique used during the eighteenth century. Image courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
19th century — England, gold, silver, sapphire, diamonds — This charming and detailed piece is typical of the Victorian cluster style engagement rings. A moody deep blue sapphire sits at the centre, surrounded by old cut diamonds, set into silver and mounted on a yellow gold shank. Image courtesy of Bentley & Skinner
21st century — England, platinum, diamonds — IThe platinum and diamond engagement ring created by the house for Princess Beatrice of York was a fusion of Victorian and Art Deco sensibilities, reinterpreted for a modern audience.

Bespoke — Engagement

The bespoke engagement experience is a beautiful journey designed to help celebrate and eternalise life’s most precious moment. From the first consultation to the crafting of the finished rings, the upmost attention to detail is maintained throughout.

By working closely with our clients, we are able to incorporate their characters, along with personal and sentimental signifiers into the design, ensuring the result is a unique jewel that represents their love and lives entwining.
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Entwined engagement ring — 2013 — Platinum, diamonds
Engagement ring created for Princess Beatrice of York — 2019 — Diamonds, platinum
Inward Entwined engagement & wedding rings — 2005 — Platinum, diamonds
Solitaire engagement ring — 2013 — White gold, pink diamonds, white diamonds
Three stone engagement ring — 2015 — Gold, diamonds
Engagement ring with Asscher cut diamond — 2017 — Platinum, diamonds
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Entwined engagement ring — 2013 — Platinum, diamonds
Engagement ring created for Princess Beatrice of York — 2019 — Diamonds, platinum
Inward Entwined engagement & wedding rings — 2005 — Platinum, diamonds
Solitaire engagement ring — 2013 — White gold, pink diamonds, white diamonds
Three stone engagement ring — 2015 — Gold, diamonds
Engagement ring with Asscher cut diamond — 2017 — Platinum, diamonds
“The grandest gestures of love in the most of delicate of forms; the engagement ring is a beautiful symbol of two lives entwining.”
SHAUN LEANE
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