How to design a unique engagement ring at Hatton Garden


Whilst there are beautiful gems to choose from at mainstream jewelers, nothing quite compares to presenting your partner with a bespoke engagement ring from Hatton Garden. Giving the gift of a true one-of-a-kind ring is the ultimate romantic gesture that will be cherished by your other half.

As a family-run jeweller in Hatton Garden since 1982 that specialises in bespoke jewellery, we know a thing or two about designing a uniquely crafted ring for your loved one. Below, we share our step-by-step guide to crafting a bespoke-made engagement ring that accommodates all tastes and budgets.


Set a budget for an engagement ring

When visiting Hatton Garden for engagement rings, it is highly recommended to come with a fixed budget. This means that jewellers will be able to better advise you when it comes to stones and styles that fit within your price range.

But be realistic about the amount you are willing to spend. We highly recommend that before starting your search, you  think about key questions such as:

  • Do you have a specific style of ring in mind?
  • Is there a family stone that has sentimental value that you would like to repurpose?
  • Is there a type of ring you know they would love?
  • Are you looking to upcycle an existing piece of jewellery?

Once a budget has been figured out, our expert jewellers can help you to source a variety of carats, cuts, and colour within your price range whilst maintaining the highest quality.


Think about your partner’s style and personality

When choosing an engagement ring at a Hatton Garden jewellers, remember that the design is tailored entirely to your specifications. That means you have the ideal opportunity to craft something completely unique to them. To establish a design that your partner will adore, think about the answers to these questions:

  • What type of jewellery do they wear already, if any?
  • What colours do they usually wear?
  • What is their personal style?
  • What is their personality like?


Hand-pick the stones in the engagement ring

We advise that you pick the specific stones you would like to feature in the engagement ring. Our team can then help make this design come to life and create the finished piece.

Getting yourself as involved as possible in the design process will make the experience not only more enjoyable but will help you to get clarity over things such as pricing.


Ask questions

Don’t be shy about asking questions during the engagement ring design process. A good jeweller will have no qualms about answering any queries you may have. For example, you should ask about where the stones have been sourced from (they should be happily able to prove the jewels they use are ethically sourced) as well as who made the ring. Take advantage of the fact that it is a bespoke service.


Remember aftercare is important

Once you have received the finished piece, remember that aftercare is very important when it comes to maintaining it, such as ring cleaning. Remember that most jewelers, like us, are more than happy for you to return the ring for regular maintenance so it is back in pristine condition.