What is an eternity ring. It is gifted by a significant other when a couple reaches a milestone anniversary or life changing occasion. Infinity rings are made up of a precious metal set with a line of diamonds identically cut or precious gemstones.
Eternity rings history
Egyptian myth suggests the band is based on the symbol Ouroboros. This looked like a snake or lizard that swallowed its own tail to form a circle. The first example of an Ouroboros appeared on the Tomb of Tutankhamun in 14th Century BC. They can also be traced back to a Tibetan buddhist endless knot. The Infinity symbol was created by mathematician John Wallis in 1655.
As the temperature begins to drop and November fast approaches, it won’t be long until the Christmas preparations are in full swing. Rennie & Co’s Hatton Garden jewellers are always busy at this time of the year, Crafting beautiful jewellery pieces for a range of special occasions. Whether you’re set to propose, tie the knot, or treat your partner to a memorable Christmas gift. The time is fast approaching to make a trip to Hatton Garden.
Handcrafted eternity ring
Rennie & Co is a family run jewellers, with links to the fine jewellery trade dating back to the 1950’s. Specialise in making GIA certificated engagement rings, gold and platinum wedding bands and a wonderful selection of platinum eternity rings in Hatton Garden. An increasingly popular Christmas gift is a handcrafted eternity ring from London’s jewellery quarter.
For young and old alike Christmas is a magical time. A time for a perfect proposal for Christmas and a wonderful celebration amongst family. Its a time for friends and loved ones to look forward to new beginnings as the New Year is just around the corner. For many couples this makes Christmas time the perfect opportunity to make that all important declaration of love – a marriage proposal. In fact in recent polls Christmas Eve has been shown to be the most popular day of the year to propose marriage. Even more popular than Valentine’s Day!
If you are planning your perfect proposal for Christmas. Then perhaps the most important part of your planning needs to be giving some serious thought. To choosing the perfect engagement ring for your perfect partner. After all, this is one of the most important purchases you may ever make.
Today we are delighted to announce the completion of our beautiful new boutique showroom at Hatton Jewels HQ, our flagship Hatton Garden jewellers.
We wanted to create a space where visitors would feel comfortable and inspired. A place to peruse beautiful jewellery in an elegant and minimal setting, and so far the feedback has been incredible.
Taking inspiration from our surroundings in Clerkenwell the jewellery design centre of London, we have wanted to respectfully modernise our showroom so that it truly reflected the quality of our produce, and the expertise of our staff.
If you’ve ever thought about proposing, you’ll have wondered how much is reasonable to spend on an engagement ring. This article gives you a few tips on how much each element of an engagement ring can affect its cost and how you can maximise your value for money.
Once you know the price breakdowns of each engagement ring element. You can comfortably set your own budget and understand what you’re actually spending your money on.
What most affects the price of an engagement ring
The main element that will affect the price of an engagement ring is the type of diamond or coloured gemstone and its quality characteristics. For example, when creating a solitaire engagement ring, the centre stone will often make up around 80% of the ring’s value.
So how do I decide what carat weight to go for
A diamond’s carat weight refers to the weight of a diamond, not its size. A one-carat diamond simply equates to 0.2 grams of diamond. To give you an insight into how a diamond’s carat weight affects its price. Here is an average list of prices for a traditional solitaire engagement ring with a round centre diamond with a clarity of SI1 and a colour grade I. Set in 18-carat white gold. 0.30ct – £971 0.50ct – £1,691 0.75ct – £2,936 1.00ct – £5,163. A diamond’s shape, colour, cut and clarity will also affect a diamond’s price.
How can I accentuate my ring’s appearance
There are so many ways to design a ring in order to accentuate the size and appearance of your chosen centre stone. Here are some ways to ensure your diamond or gemstone is displayed the best way it can be.
Fancy shape centre stones
It’s worth noting that diamonds of the same carat weight, but of a different shape will be priced differently. Round diamonds carry a premium over other shapes like a cushion, oval or princess cut because they produce the most waste in their cutting process.