Creating Golden Memories in London: Engagement Ring Shopping
Posted: Dec 12, 2014
The rising trend to have a bespoke engagement ring means that designers develop quite an intimate relationship with the customer during the process of design and ultimate realisation of the finished piece. There are many London engagement ring designers, and it might mean that you do not go to a shop but will meet with your designer of choice in the relaxed setting of their home or workshop office. This will be a very different experience from visiting jewellery shops where you can also find bespoke jewellery.
You will be able to look through sketchbooks and find out what inspires the person you have chosen to design your ring. This can involve talking and spending time with the designer who will help you to tease out what it is you are looking for and expecting from your ring. Some designers are inspired by nature, and although London is one of the busiest commercial cities in the world, even here nature abounds with the many parks and green spaces. And, of course, there is The Royal Botanic Gardens in London. Engagement ring designers can go to Kew and be inspired by gardens from the Arctic to the tropics.
There are also many jewellery shops in Bond Street and Oxford Circus where you can browse in the most luxurious shops or perhaps indulge in a spot of window-shopping for inspiration. There is nothing like the experience of being in a cosmopolitan city like London where all the most beautiful shops for jewellery can be discovered, as well as being able to access so many other things to do. London engagement ring shopping, in fact, can be really exhausting, and you will need a break from all that hard work.
One of the most exciting times to come to London is the Christmas period. The atmosphere is palpable with the fantastic lights and wonderful window displays. There can be nothing more romantic than browsing the brightly lit windows of the many jewellers in Oxford Street or Bond Street, and seeing how Christmas looks in London. Engagement ring shopping can be fun, flitting from one window to another, getting ideas of designs and prices. You might start out with one idea, perhaps a diamond ring, but once you see the array of coloured gems, such as rubies, emeralds and sapphires, you might be swayed. These richly coloured gemstones have traditionally been used for engagement rings, and it is only relatively recently that diamonds have become the gem of choice.
Going together to London to find the ring that will celebrate your new life and promises to each other can be a very special experience. Perhaps a meal in one of the wonderful restaurants, or some of the excellent street food found on your way to a night’s entertainment, or a romantic stroll by the Thames might become memories to look back on and treasure in the years to come.
Frederick Holm is staff writer for of the F&L Designer Guides, compiled and written to help consumers choose the best and the most unique London engagement ring designers in the capital. Offering advice, tips and suggestions on how to choose that perfect ring, F&L will accompany you on every stage of your search to find the right designer.
Writer and Online Marketing Manager in London.