Book a Viewing

Expert Advice

We love sharing what we know, so here’s some
information we think you’ll find useful.

How to create your own ring from a picture

The range of engagement rings available is completely staggering, it’s not difficult to see why many couples choose to design their own engagement ring . Whether together or separately, designing your own ring is the perfect way to ensure that you get a unique engagement ring; filled with special meanings, engravings and crafted with love, passion and originality.

Chances are, it’s going to be the first time you attempt to design a piece of jewellery , or perhaps even your first shot at designing anything so you’re going to need a few pointers.

We know – it’s not something you want to get wrong. After all, it’s going to be worn for al lifetime and increasingly, women are involved in the choice to get engaged and want some say in what their engagement ring will look like. However, the choice used to be, and often still is, that of the man alone so many men feel that a way to express their feelings fully is to get involved in the real nitty-gritty of the ring – in the choice of stone and the design.

It’s been widely reported that Brad Pitt took the driving seat in designing Angelina Jolie’s with jeweller Robert Procop: a tablet-shaped Emerald-cut diamond engagement ring estimated at a total of 16 carats worth around £250,000. Halle Berry’s fiancé Olivier Martinez also designed her ring with Paris-based jeweller Robert Mazlo featuring diamonds and emeralds.

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh used jewels belonging to his mother to have The Queen’s diamond engagement ring custom made upon their engagement, in fact, most British Royal Wedding jewellery has been and continues to be custom-made heirlooms pieces. So from Hollywood Stars, Rock Royalty and the real thing, everyone agrees that a bespoke diamond engagement ring is a beautiful thing.

We love helping you to design your dream ring, whether you start with an idea, a simple sketch or a photo, we can make it happen.

Most jewellers will employ the use of software to create your ring; we like to work closely with you in designing your ring and can offer you lots of ideas of settings, stones sizes, colours and techniques using your own creativity to inspire our crafting of your unique piece.

At we have created hundreds of diamond engagement rings from a single picture or drawing. Since we are passionate about creating the engagement ring of your dreams, we don’t require a professional drawing. Any sketch will suffice, and we will follow this with a free consultation with you to gather all your requirements. Everything is possible, and our engagement ring and diamond experts will work closely with you to make this an unforgettable journey. For further advice, we are available for live chat (online, on the phone or in person) 7 days a week. You can also email us on