Luke and Katy-Beth had a beautiful proposal, and like many couples they came to see us together in a bid to create a bespoke engagement ring.
Katy-Beth had an idea of the style she wanted and couldn’t wait to sit down with our experts to help design the perfect piece. After a quick chat, some stunning sketches, and 3D CAD renders, Katy-Beth was delighted with her 18ct yellow gold, emerald-cut, three stone engagement ring – complete with heart-shaped diamond accent stones and cut-down shoulders.
Inspired by her great-grandmother’s engagement ring, this piece has a vintage design with a modern twist.
This truly unique design intrigued our team, who were desperate to find out where the inspiration came from. A few weeks after receiving her ring, we asked Katy-Beth to tell us everything. Here’s what she said.
Can you tell us a bit about your ring?
I have always loved vintage pieces of jewellery but Luke was keen for me to have a completely new engagement ring, something new which was mine! My main inspiration came from my great grandmothers engagement ring, which I really love, and my grandmother still wears.
And, what about the proposal? We want all the details!
Luke took me away the day on 27th December to Crabwall Manor near Chester. He treated me to a gorgeous spa day, and then when we got back to the room, he got down on one knee and proposed! He bought me the most beautiful bouquet of flowers and a bottle of rhubarb gin – as he knows I’m not too keen on Champagne!
Why did you choose to create a bespoke ring?
It’s lovely to know that your ring has been hand-made and is completely unique. You can play around with ideas until you get exactly what you are after. Luke has lived in Cheshire, close to the showroom, for most of his life and his older brother proposed with an engagement ring from Steven Stone so it was the obvious choice for him!
Where did you get the idea for the design of your piece?
I wanted to create something timeless and elegant but with a vintage twist, so that's how I knew I wanted an emerald cut diamond. I had also seen heart shape engagement rings which I loved, so when the experts suggested putting the two together and showed me how it would look, it was perfect.
How visually did you imagine the new piece before the manufacturing process started? (e.g sketches, CAD, resins)?
The team sent me a variety of CAD images of the ring with and without the shoulder stones and on different coloured bands. It was really useful to get an idea of what the ring was going to look like but I was still blown away when I saw it for the first time. Using CAD (Computer Aided Design) has made bespoke jewellery much more accessible as it allows you to see your ring before it goes into production.
How did you find the whole bespoke process?
Very easy and enjoyable – I surprised myself with how decisive I was when presented with different styles and designs and was made up with the result. I love my ring!
I’ve had it nearly two weeks and still cant stop looking at it!
If you’re looking to create your own sentimental piece of jewellery, whether it’s a unique engagement ring, wedding ring, or even a pair of diamond earrings, our team at Steven Stone would love to help. Get in touch here.