We’ve created some beautiful bespoke pieces for various clients over the years and one of our favourites is this stunning Micropave Cushion Halo engagement ring, set with a 2.7ct Tanzanite Gemstone. After an initial meeting with the client to establish the design and budget, our artist prepared a hand-drawn sketch;
Whilst our artist was working on the sketch we set about handpicking a range of beautiful tanzanites for our client to compare side by side. After much deliberating, he settled on a magnificent 2.7ct natural Tanzanite:
So now we had a design, and a gemstone, it was left to our other artists, the Mounter (he makes the rings entirely by hand) and the Setter (he sets each stone by hand using a high powered microscope). Our method of manufacture is often called “hand-forged” but the term “Bench Made” may be more apt to distinguish our methods from the inferior jewellery making techniques used by most bespoke jewellers that use CAD/casting and moulds.
The final result was a little work of art, as you can see. Bench Made entirely by hand in solid platinum, featuring microset round brilliant diamonds in the surrounding halo, shank and underside totalling 1.20cts of collection quality melee diamonds.
If you are interested in having a bespoke engagement ring designed and handcrafted to order, and tailored to your exact requirements and / or budget, please contact Daniel Prince on +44(0)207 8314258 or see our website www.danielprince.co.uk for more information and to arrange a free private consultation.