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If you're considering buying a custom wedding or engagement ring, we encourage you to explore the information provided below.

You will find detailed information about the precious metals we use in our jewellery, as well as information about diamonds including cut, colour, clarity, and grade. This information can help you make an informed decision about the type of custom ring you would like to order.

Whether you're looking for a traditional white gold band or something more unique, we have a wide range of options to suit your style and budget. 

Diamonds are a type of gemstone made up of pure carbon, which is the hardest naturally occurring substance on Earth. They are known for their sparkling appearance and are often used in jewellery, such as rings and necklaces. Diamonds are formed deep underground over a period of millions of years and are brought to the surface through a process called mining. They are then cut and polished to bring out their natural beauty and clarity. The quality and value of a diamond is determined by its cut, color, clarity, and carat weight. 

Diamond clarity refers to the presence or absence of blemishes and inclusions within the diamond. A diamond with high clarity has few or no visible blemishes or inclusions when viewed under 10x magnification, while a diamond with low clarity has more visible blemishes and inclusions. The clarity of a diamond is rated on a scale from FL (flawless) to I3 (included), with FL diamonds having no visible blemishes or inclusions and I3 diamonds having blemishes and inclusions that are obvious under magnification.

  • Flawless (FL) - No inclusions or blemishes are visible to a skilled grader using 10× magnification.

  • Internally Flawless (IF) - No inclusions and only blemishes are visible to a skilled grader using 10× magnification.

  • Very, Very Slightly Included (VVS1 and VVS2) - Inclusions are difficult for a skilled grader to see under 10× magnification

  • Very Slightly Included (VS1 and VS2) - Inclusions are minor and range from difficult to somewhat easy for a skilled grader to see under 10x magnification.

  • Slightly Included (SI1 and SI2) - Inclusions are noticeable to a skilled grader under 10x magnification.

  • Included (I1, I2, and I3) - Inclusions are obvious under 10× magnification and may affect transparency and brilliance.

Diamonds are graded on a scale of D to Z, with D being the highest grade and Z being the lowest. The scale is based on the amount of yellow or brown colour present in the diamond. Diamonds with no visible colour are graded D, while diamonds with a yellow or brown hue are graded lower on the scale.

In general, diamonds with a grade of D, E, or F are considered to be "colourless" and are the most valuable, while diamonds with a grade of G, H, I, or J are considered to be "near colourless" and are also highly valued. Diamonds with a grade of K, L, M, or N are considered to have a "slight" colour and are less valuable, while diamonds with a grade of O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, or Z are considered to have a "noticeable" colour and are the least valuable.

Diamonds are graded according to their cut, which refers to the way in which the diamond has been shaped and polished. A well-cut diamond will have a symmetrical shape and precise angles that allow it to reflect light and produce a brilliant sparkle. The cut is divided into five categories: excellent, very good, good, fair, and poor. An excellent or very good cut is considered the highest quality, while a fair or poor cut may result in a less sparkling diamond. The cut of a diamond also affects its overall value, with higher quality cuts commanding a higher price.

Diamonds are measured and evaluated based on their weight, which is expressed in carats. One carat is equal to 0.2 grams. Diamonds are often sold in increments of 0.01 carats, known as "points." A diamond's weight can significantly impact its value, as larger diamonds are more rare and therefore more valuable. However, other factors such as clarity, cut, and color also play a role in determining a diamond's value.

Gold jewellery is a popular choice for many people due to its beauty, durability, and value. It is made from a metal called gold, which is naturally yellow in color. Gold jewellery can be made in different purity levels, with 24-karat gold being the purest form. Gold is a soft metal, so it is often combined with other metals to make it more durable for jewellery production. Gold is also a popular choice for engagement rings and wedding bands due to its timelessness and versatility. Gold can be purchased in various forms, including bars, coins, and jewellery.

Gold can come in a variety of colors, including yellow, white, rose, and green. The color of gold is determined by the type of metal it is mixed with.

  • Yellow gold is the most common and is created by mixing gold with copper and zinc.
  • White gold is created by mixing gold with white metals like palladium or silver.
  • Rose gold is created by mixing gold with copper.
  • Green gold is created by mixing gold with silver and a small amount of copper.

The purity of gold is still measured in karats, regardless of its color.

9k gold is a type of gold that is made up of 37.5% pure gold and 62.5% other metals, such as copper, zinc, and silver. It is considered lower quality than 14k and 18k gold, as it contains less pure gold and is therefore less valuable. However, it is still a popular choice for jewellery due to its lower cost and durability. It is also more resistant to scratches and wear, as the other metals in the alloy make it stronger. 

14k gold is a gold alloy that is made up of 58.5% pure gold and 41.5% other metals. It is a popular choice for jewelry because it is relatively durable and less expensive than pure gold. The 14k gold is marked with the number "585" to indicate its purity. It is available in a variety of colors, including yellow, white, and rose. 

18k gold is a type of gold alloy that contains 75% gold and 25% other metals, such as copper, silver, zinc, and nickel. It is a popular choice for jewelry because of its rich, yellow color and durability. 18k gold is also more valuable than lower karat golds because it contains a higher percentage of pure gold. 18k gold is softer and more prone to scratching and bending than 14k gold, but it is still strong enough for everyday wear. It is also more resistant to tarnishing and discoloration than lower karat golds. 18k gold is a popular choice for fine jewelry and special occasion pieces, such as engagement rings and wedding bands.

Platinum is a naturally occurring, rare, white metal that is known for its strength, durability, and resistance to tarnish. It is often used in jewelry, as well as in various industrial and electronic applications due to its high melting point and corrosion resistance. It is denser and heavier than gold, and is also more expensive due to its rarity. Platinum is often used in high-end jewellery and is known for its bright, white color that does not fade over time. It is also hypoallergenic, making it a good choice for people with sensitive skin. Platinum can be found in its pure form or mixed with other metals to create different alloys, such as white gold. The purity of platinum is measured in parts per thousand, with pure platinum being 950 parts per thousand.

  • Our rings are made in the UK and hallmarked by the Assay office in London.
  • GIA certified diamonds.
  • Where individual diamonds over 0.30cts is required, we will provide a GIA report analysis for these diamonds.


Because your ring is handmade to order, please allow approx. 4-6 weeks for your ring to be made, hallmarked and delivered to you.

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