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Matt got in touch after a recommendation, asking if I could produce the perfect engagement ring in a short timeframe. After our initial discussion, with Matt knowing exactly what he was after, the finger size and his budget, I agreed that the design was possible in the 4 week deadline for his planned proposal.

The design had to incorporate an oval shaped diamond, claw set in platinum, with a feminine style to the setting.

To begin the process I sent Matt a selection of initial designs ideas, we honed down on one in particular, featuring a gentle twist to the claws of the setting.

Once the final design had been chosen I produced the design in as a CAD drawing for Matt to see. At this stage it was also time to source the perfect oval diamond, ethically sourced of course and certified.

With a confirmed design from the CAD drawing, the ring was 3D printed in wax and then cast into platinum. Platinum was chosen for its white colour and its strength, which suited the 4 claw design well.

Once cast, the ring was then cleaned up, sent to the Assay Office in London for hallmarking, before the 0.57ct oval diamond was set, and the ring was finished with a high polish.

I usually quote 6-8 weeks minimum for a bespoke order, but in this case, with Matt being so clear with what he wanted to achieve and the style of the design I knew it would be possible, just.

It was a tight schedule but I’m pleased to say that I finished the ring just in time for Matt’s romantic proposal at Leeds Castle, and she said YES of course!

“I was nervous as hell!!! Although it ended up going really well, I did it in Leeds Castle grounds which are breath taking and in front of her family!!! She absolutely loved it and is so happy, perfect fit as well!”

Matt