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02/01/16
I would like to thank all my clients for all the commissions so far in 2018 and I hope you are all very happy with the completed pieces.
I now have strong links with larger companies and can offer a very wide range of design choices for my clients for wedding rings, eternity rings, signet rings for men, and dress rings.
I have contacts for all types of precious and semi precious stones and can source diamonds to order for you. any enquiries please call me or contact me on:- 01509 239348
or through the contact page on this website. Helen

The first helpful info you may appreciate is:-
Buying and Engagement ring
If you are looking for that special ring, it can be daunting as there are so many choices to make, so how do you go about finding the right ring at the right price?

I can offer you guidance throughout the process to have something special made and can design and make the ring for you.
You can find out first through conversation with your partner what it is they would prefer

First settle on which precious metal you would like the ring to be created in.............
notice what your partner tends to wear already, or preferably ask them. Will it be :-
Silver,
9ct yellow gold,
9ct white gold,
18ct yellow gold or
18ct white gold ,
platinum?
Then find out what stones are preferred.

Traditionally solitaire diamonds are favoured, but there is nothing to stop you having coloured stones too which could compliment the diamond .

Or you could choose to have a larger coloured stone with supporting smaller diamonds.

I recently picked up a good tip from a jewellery forum, (thanks to that particular jeweller for sharing it )

-that a good way of finding out their' preference for design is to notice where they place a vase or special object they value on a mantle piece, is it in the centre or off to the side?- This is a good indicator as to whether they like symmetry or asymmetry and that will help me in the design process to create something that will please them to wear.

Once you have settled on a size then I can get you a range of prices based on different qualities of stone.

Stones of 1 carat or more can be certificated so that you have assurance that what you have bought is exactly that, and for the smaller stones I generally recommend a VVS1 or VVS2 quality for the diamonds, if you want the stones to have a 'good fire and sparkle.'

Diamond Grading Terminology

A diamond's cost is based on the characteristics known as the "4 C's". Clarity, Colour and Cut are the quality elements which together with the Carat Weight determining the value of a stone. The closer a diamond grades to the benchmark for each of these scales, the rarer and the more costly it will be.

Cut has a profound effect on the visual appearance of a diamond and gives it the fire and sparkle.

Carat Weight
Carat is the unit of weight for all gemstones. One carat is subdivided into 100 "points". Therefore a diamond measuring 75 points is 3/4 carat in weight, or 0.75ct. (There are five carats in a gram. )

Colour You have a choice in quality between pure flawless and approximately 9 grades of quality below that the top level, the top ones being very beautiful stones.

Increasing degrees of colour are measured on a scale ranging from no colour at all, the traditional diamond (D) to deeply coloured (Z).

Beyond "Z" is the range where the diamond's colour is , called "fancy colours". Diamonds of known colour are used as comparison stones for colour grading.

Clarity is measured on a scale ranging from pure (flawless) to heavily included

A diamond's clarity is determined by internal characteristics called "inclusions" and surface features called "blemishes". These irregularities are naturally occurring and were created in the liquid magma (volcanic rock) within which the diamond was formed.
- please feel free to ask me if you would like me to source a diamond for you.
Helen
CALL 01509 239348