Engagement rings

Lifestyle

Made in Mayfair. Why opt for ordinary when extraordinary is possible? We look at some beautiful engagement rings made locally.

The transformation

Breathe life into a family heirloom or update your existing engagement ring at Jessica McCormack.

The Carlos Place store offers handmade jackets for anyone wanting to revamp rings.

Or try the Diamond Party Jacket Collection. These eight ring sets from £10,000 can be dressed up or down with diamond jackets.

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Traceable

Tiffany & Co is officially the only global luxury jeweller to provide the specific region or country of origin for each of its individually registered diamonds.

The Tiffany True collection includes a stunning engagement ring.

With a contoured white or yellow diamond in a geometric band and claws, the ring is made of 18 carat yellow gold or platinum. It is marked on the side with a T. From £11,500.

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Ethical metal

Since 2018, Chopard has used 100 per cent ethical gold in its jewellery and watch creations.

Co-president Karl Friedrich Scheufele says the company has been investing in mastering all crafts internally for many years. This includes the skills of high jewellery artisans.

As long ago as 1978, they created a rare in-house gold foundry.

The ring collection includes For Ever, with a pear-shaped brilliant-cut diamond. POA.

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Do it yourself

Make your own engagement ring with your own chosen diamond, setting and precious metal.

Staff at Vashi pride themselves on being able to talk you through the process.

It starts with a discussion about the design before going in to pick the stone. Next comes a digital prototype and then a physical mould is made, with the client approving the process every step of the way. Prices start at £599 for ring settings.

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Digital

Guy & Max create jewellery using an innovative 3D printer. This makes pieces ethical and cost-effective.

Co-founder Max Shepherd says: “We try to design pieces that would be extremely difficult to make any other way. The amount of joints in the rings would make these not only difficult to make by hand but also too fragile to wear every day.”

This is how he and brother Guy created the 18 carat rose gold and old cut diamond (2.64ct) Digital Nature Engagement & Wedding Ring, £14,500.

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