Designing an engagement ring in a specific stylistic period is something that we at Harriet Kelsall Jewellery Design do for our bespoke customers on a regular basis.
Probably the most popular choice is the art deco period with its bold colourful shapes and striking colours this particular style has an antique influence but it simplicity can still look modern. Taking inspriration from the Victorian era with its decorative style is something that Harriet Kelsall in particular enjoys. Why not route your design in either the medieval or Celtic stylistic periods. Both of these design styles are ancient, with the medieval style being all about shapes such as quatrefoils and the Celtic style being more about interweaving lines.
Even if you don't want to be so specific as to have your engagement ring designed along a particular historic style, you do need to consider whether the overall design will be more 'traditional' or more 'modern'. Traditional can be perhaps summed up best by a claw set diamond solitaire whereas a more modern design might be asymmetrical with clean, crisp lines. The vast majority of rings that we design fit into a classification somewhere in between these two - we call them 'classic rings with a contemporary twist', in other words, a traditional idea reworked into a more modern design.
Some customers have a clear idea as to the stylistic approach that their engagement ring should take while others are less clear. Either way, you can discuss this aspect of your design with your designer during your consultation either on the phone or in either of our showrooms.
If you would like to arrange a design consultation or have any other questions, please feel free to contact us.