General Information on Classic with a Modern Influence Style
We have found that over the years, the vast majority of engagement ring customers really want to keep the traditional aspect of wearing an engagement ring alive. By traditional we mean something that harks back to a classic style - perhaps by using a diamond or a simple solitaire or symmetrical design.
The process of getting engaged and marrying is of course steeped in tradition and even the most adventurous of modern style likers still seem to hark back to at least a small element of the traditional when it comes to matters of the heart like this!
It has to be said though that very few people would like to be considered 'old-fashioned' and so we have found that many of the engagement rings that we design could be described as a 'marriage' of traditional and modern - in other words a traditional form with what we call a 'contemporary twist'.
This 'contemporary twist' could be something as simple as a pair of invisibly set shoulder stones to add a splash of colour to an otherwise white diamond engagement ring, or a choice of an unusual shaped diamond in an unusual setting (as in the marquise cut diamond above) or even just a touch of engraving to highlight a certain part of the design. Of course the choices are endless and the exact combination of traditional and modern is something that is unique to you.
An engagement ring is something that you or your fiancee will (hopefully!!!) be wearing for the rest of your like so it is an important point to remember that whatever style you choose that the design should be timeless. What you don't want to happen is for your engagement ring to 'date' and look old fashioned in a few years time. So hear at Harriet Kelsall Jewellery Design, we are very fixed on the idea of making sure that all of our design will stand the test of time regardless of whether they are 'traditional', 'contemporary' or our house style of 'classic with a contemporary twist'.
Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to arrange a design consultation.