(Closed) UK bees, where did you get your e-ring from?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Helper bee

We looked around in our city before deciding to go to Hatton Garden to purchase one. We ended up going with Hearts of London who create the ring bespoke. They are great! We told them our budget and they showed us only diamonds in our price range. We then picked the diamonds, metal, and style. So excited to pick our ring up in August!

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK

Mine came from purely Diamonds who have two show rooms in London, I think one is in Hatton garden.  They have a huge selection and can customise any of their designs and do bespoke pieces. Their customer service is excellent and the quality of their rings are very well made and far more sparkly than anything from a regular high street store

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

We went away for the weekend to York when we got engaged and so we bought a ring from a small independent jewellers that had a shop on the cobbles. That was the first day we’d looked at rings but we bought one that day and he proposed later without the ring (it needed resizing). We then got our wedding rings from Ernest Jones, he got a standard stocked ring and I had a custom made ring to sit flush with my wedding ring.

From my experience, consider the wedding ring while looking. So if you don’t like curved bands try and look at rings that can have a straight ring next to it. You might do what I did and fall in love with a shaped ring, and love it so much that you would rather lose the straight wedding ring than the shaped engagement ring but I do wish I’d considered the wedding ring as I was looking.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull

thatweddinggirl :  Mine is from Ernest Jones. We live right by Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter but Fiance was concerned that should there be an issue, the original Jeweller might not still be trading (as has happened with both my Mum and SIL’s ring) so he felt more confident getting it from the high street.

I absolutely love it 🙂 however, we now know somebody who works in the Jewellery Quarter so she will make our Wedding Rings 🙂

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

My husband got my engagement ring in secret from H Samuel, I hear he spent a whole day in the shopping centre, at every jewellery shop they have, and he hates shopping! We went back there for our wedding rings as we’d been already to sort out re-sizing my e-ring.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

Mine came from H Samuel. I didn’t see a single ring anywhere else that I came close to liking as much and I didn’t want Fiance to pay bespoke prices.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Husband and I live in central London, but he had my ring made by a trusted family jeweller in the states, my Mother-In-Law was a huge help in this process. I have since met the jewellerer who made my ring (I met him in the process of designing my wedding band) and it’s a lovely feeling to have dealt directly with the person physically creating your rings. Before my husband proposed I thought I wanted a bespoke brand name ring (Harry Winston) but I totally changed my mind when I received my ring and Especially when understanding the mark up for big brands. 

Be careful in Hatton Gardens, my husband’s research found a lot of negative views, overpriced and a lot of dodgy dealers. Just be sure that you know what you’re doing.

Post # 10
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Busy bee

thatweddinggirl :  Ahh how exciting! My engagement ring came from Beaverbrooks and wedding ring came from Chisolm Hunter 🙂 the Beaverbrooks one came with free diamond cleaning for life which was pretty sweet!

But I second what loz24 said, some engagement rings… stick out from the band more? Not sure what the technical term is? So that could create a gap between them, like this:

My fiance chose mine and it does this. It doesn’t bother me, but something to think about it if would bother you! Hope you have a fab weekend though! 😀

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Side note: a few months ago I got talking to a man at an art opening and he was a Hatton Garden diamond dealer, when he realised I was in the process of designing my wedding band he literally took me aside and whipped out a bunch of loose diamonds in small folded paper packets showing me a variety of diamonds right then and there. I thought that was pretty crazy. His answer to security risks was that “well if nobody knows you have it on you nobody would think you do and so I would not be at risk”…ok?

Post # 12
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Busy bee

I ordered my ering from a Canadian jeweller on Etsy. I love Etsy rings because they look alot more artisan than many retail stores. We went to Hatton Garden and ‘found’ our perfect wedding rings. We located the designer who is based in Cambridge and will be going there later this year to get the rings made. My partner wanted our wedding rings to be directly hand made from a renowned, award-winning jewellery designer as opposed to buying it from a shop. 

Post # 13
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Newbee

My fiance went to Madison in Hatton Garden to buy my ring (I wasn’t there) and said that he really enjoyed the experience. They weren’t pushy and let him swap the diamond centre for a gemstone / change from platinum to yellow gold etc. to see what different rings would look like. It took about 1 week for my ring to be made. They don’t have muhc of a website though so you can’t really get a sense of the rings online.  

Post # 14
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Newbee

iamali :  My ring is “wed fit” which means that setting is raised in such a way to allow a wedding ring to fit underneath with no gap, but I really like the way your ring look together!

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