Choosing an engagement ring is always going to be a daunting task. With so many options out there it may feel a bit like ‘trying to find a needle in a haystack’, but when you really start to think about style and personal taste the options are definitely narrowed down. This is especially true if the bride-to-be has particularly unique taste.
A bespoke or vintage choice is a fantastic option for someone with a wonderful individual style. If they’re always rummaging in vintage shops or creating their own stunning outfits a truly unique ring is always going to be a hit!
Designing a bespoke ring is a beautiful option as it’s something that is really exclusive to her. One option is to use inherited jewels to give the ring extra special meaning, it’s all about creating something new that is still filled with sentiment. An emotional connection is the main reason for creating an engagement ring from an heirloom, meaning the whole family becomes part of the story. Designing a bespoke item as an engaged couple, whether you’re using a family stone or not, is also a really special experience and journey to go through together. Watching your diamond dreams become a glittering reality together makes the ring feel even more emotional.
Laings of Glasgow, a renowned jewellers with over 175 years of expertise in the field, offers a bespoke, handmade jewellery service. The specialist in-house team, complete with talented designers and jewellers, can custom-design pieces to just how you want them, making engagement ring dreams come to life. It can seem like a huge task you have ahead of you so the team is on hand to take you through the process every step of the way, helping you to create a ring that you’ll both fall head over heels in love with.
Another option for a unique lady is a vintage ring. Vintage rings are really special as you’ll never see another one like it, it’s a stand-out piece that is often a real talking point. One thing to keep in mind is that the look of a vintage ring is often dictated by their period, and each has a distinct style. For example, Georgian pieces are inspired by nature and are all hand-crafted. Victorian rings have an air of romanticism to them and a classic look, whilst Art Deco pieces are perfect for those who love the jazz era complete with sharp edges and geometric lines.
However, it’s also important to remember that an engagement ring isn’t just a fashion pick. The wearer has to feel comfortable in the ring every day, it’s for the rest of their life after all. If you’re thinking of vintage as an option try to take more notice of their everyday style and tastes and if it’s definitely the retro look they love then go for it! Just like buying new, it’s all about personal taste.
As well as offering bespoke jewellery services Laings of Glasgow also has an exquisite selection of vintage pieces. Exclusively available in the flagship store in the glittering Argyll Arcade, the beautiful designs evoke decadent glamour and vintage chic. From gorgeous gemstone pieces to eye-catching designs and more subtle choices this is the destination for vintage lovers. Laings notes that buying vintage is “an opportunity to experience one-off designs, antique cut diamonds, excellent overall quality and most of all breath-taking, distinctive style.” Stunning pieces are regularly added to the collection, so it’s a good idea to keep your eyes peeled as once they’re gone, they’re gone!
So if your significant other is a bit of an individual then a bespoke-design or vintage dazzler might just be the perfect choice!