Build your own ring, your own way

There are few things as empowering as the choice to dress yourself every day and sometimes we take this for granted. I still remember my mother’s 90s fashion experimentations on me—needless to say, I’m still in therapy. (Just kidding mom!)

As we’ve just witnessed in London Fashion Week 2016, trends are being inspired by the 90s and early 2000s —blasts from the past transformed into the fashion world’s newest season. Bold colours, animal prints, neon furs and sequins—must have elements on the runways. If this new season can reinvent fashion’s past, why not do the same with your jewellery?

Our personal styles tend to change naturally over the years and it can be challenging to know whether it’s better to sell a piece of jewellery that doesn’t suit your personality anymore, or if you can somehow find a way to reinvent what you already own, especially if it has sentimental value. So, why not build your own ring to suit your personal style?

One of our clients has an utterly modern style but also appreciates design elements from the past in her accessories. She was given an 18ct gold bypass ring with two old European-cut diamonds from her grandmother and she wanted to use it for her engagement ring.

old european cut diamond ring

Taking inspiration from a design seen at the Biennale des Antiquaires 2014, we designed a ring in a similar bypass style with a crown setting for the old European cut diamonds. Using both pink and white diamonds in a bead setting, an ombre effect was created from fancy-intense pink to colourless in a milgrained ¾ eternity band. The juxtaposition of modernity (rose gold) and antiquity (milgrain, old European-cuts) is the perfect representation of our client’s taste.

rose gold european cut diamond ring

Channeling the vibe of London Fashion Week, what is old, is new again. Let’s help you build your own ring, your own way by repurposing your old diamonds and gemstones into a thrilling new ring, crafted to last a lifetime.


Rebecca Smyth

English and Media graduate. Content and Social Media Maven at Rare Pink.

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