It's been a long time since i've launched my brand new designs on a website. Way back, I used to put them on my home page and sing and dance about them. I'm not sure it's to do with the fact that they seem to have to share the attention and my time with the Bespoke pieces or whether i'm not on my website enough. But I need to make a chance and embrace the technology. So... with that in mind I will post a few blogs about the story behind some of my new pieces that will soon be...
One of the first questions I usually get asked from a gentleman when enquiring about a Bespoke Engagement Ring is 'what size should I get?'. Well, it's always a little bit of a shocker for them to receive the news that the leap between carat sizes is substantially smaller than the leap between the price of each carat !
Personally, I mean if you can afford it then a 3 carat is a nice size (she says, ever hopeful hers will grow) BUT i've made many beautiful engagement rings that are bang on one carat.
So really the answer lies not in the size of stone but in the design. What are you hoping to achieve? What is the look you are going for? I also find that by having a different cut of diamond, say a princess or a marquise cut then you can often find they "appear" larger in size once set.
Whatever you decide, she's a lucky lady in the first place and anyway if she's so preoccupied by the size of the stone, then maybe it's a great opportunity to adjust the waving red flag in front of you and set off into the sunset.
It's such a pleasure to be able create beautiful and intricate Jewellery for my clients. Just to give you an idea of who it is I usually make for. If it's engagement rings then I'll be spending 80% of my time with a man and his desire to create something special that will last a lifetime for his fiancé. If i'm making something as a special one off design, maybe or a birthday or anniversary then I'll be spending almost 100% of my time with my women clients. I don't have a preference as the stories and the experience of...
It’s always an absolute privilege to be asked to make someone’s Engagement Ring. This will possibly be the most precious piece of Jewellery that they will own and so it’s an absolute honour.
Not only is the whole process of meeting my clients and learning about their romantic story, so much fun but the making of their dream ring is a delight to see unfold. From the initial design meeting to the fitting & finished delivery - I am captivated by every stage.
And as for those finished rings.... Wow ! Lucky lady ... may your life be as beautiful as your Jewels 💎
A selection of Claudia Sylvester London™ Rings