The Groom & His Jeweller
Laboratory Grown Diamond Engagement Ring
We were commissioned by our client Ben, to handcraft a very special engagement ring, with a Laboratory Grown diamond.
Having initially met Ben over a coffee at a networking event in The City, it was only a matter of time before he realised that the moment had come to pop the question to Ash, his girlfriend. After an initial chat he knew that we were the jewellers for him so we invited Ben to 31, Hatton Garden, where the magic happens.
Here is the full story:
Laboratory Grown v Earth Mined Diamond – how did Ben choose?
Geoff: I recommended it. Ben knew he wanted a diamond but didn’t know anything about the alternatives currently available.
Ben liked the idea that the diamond was entirely traceable and ethical. He also liked that he could have a considerably superior stone for his budget, as laboratory grown diamonds cost significantly less.
Engagement ring design process – was Ben involved?
Geoff: Yes. Ben’s partner Ash is a dancer – he liked the idea of a flowing element to the design, something entwined, like lace perhaps. We felt it should also be modern and not too traditional with some added feature and element to support the centre stone.
We looked at various stones and in the end chose this diamond which was very clean, white and full of life. The design fell into place quite naturally, looking at different styles and playing around with ideas.
The Proposal – she said yes!
After the proposal, we asked Ben how it went!
What did the bride-to-be think about her Laboratory Grown diamond?
Ben: Ash loves the ring and the diamond. She has had loads of lovely comments about it. People have said it’s a unique and unusual design.
How did you find the Patrick Wyatt Jewellery experience?
Ben: Geoff was amazing throughout the process. I went in knowing nothing about rings and he helped me to choose a stone and find inspiration for the design. Working with him has allowed me to create a really unique design which makes it so much more special than an off-the-shelf ring. I have already started recommending Geoff and Patrick to my friends.
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