Monday, 25 June 2012

Ingle & Rhode Review of Design Inspiration


Ingle and Rhode Reviews The Inspiration Behind Some
Bespoke Jewellery Designs


We create every Ingle & Rhode engagement ring to order, to each client’s specific requirements. Every piece of jewellery has a story to tell, from choosing and sourcing the gems and precious metals, through to the inspiration behind the design and the crafting of the finished piece, to the proposal itself. We thought it would be interesting to start to review some of these stories with you here.

Vintage Style Ruby Ring


Platinum engagement ring with oval ruby and diamonds surrounding it.

Stuart and Megan recently got engaged while travelling in South America. Stuart had known for some time the kind of ring that Megan hoped for, but working in Switzerland he hadn’t been able to find a jeweller to create the perfect ring for her.

Fortunately, at Ingle & Rhode we were able to source a beautiful 2ct unheated oval ruby, whose colour we thought was perfect. Just to be sure, Stuart booked himself on a flight to London, and visited us to review the ruby in person. Luckily it was exactly as he had imagined, and we had just enough time to finish the ring before he flew to South America to propose.  Megan loved the ring, and really appreciated the special effort that Stuart had gone to.

Unique Star Sapphire Ring


Star Sapphire Engagement Ring

At Ingle & Rhode, we also made a very special engagement ring for Joe Cripps and his fiancĂ© Louise. Joe inherited the central star sapphire and the surrounding diamonds from his great grandfather, Sir Stafford Cripps, and decided to use them to create a the perfect engagement ring for Louise.

Sir Stafford was Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1947 to 1950, during Clement Atlee's government. It was while he was working in India in the late 1940s that he was presented with the tiepin which decades later would be transformed into Louise's engagement ring. We are sure he would be pleased with the result.

Animal Themed Wedding Rings

A couple of our clients have taken inspiration from the animal kingdom while creating their wedding bands. In the remote Highlands of Scotland, Andrew spent days photographing his pet cat, Whisky, while it played in his garden. 





We used the pictures he took to create the profile of a unique design, and then plated the cat outlines on his ring in rose gold to represent Whisky’s colour. The images above are taken from early design reviews that we sent Andrew.


In Pennsylvania, Eran and his fiancĂ©e love reading the story of Pilipimm the Elephant to their son. They are particularly fond of the way that the mummy and daddy elephant hold their baby in their trunks, and how the whole elephant family hold each other’s tails. They were delighted with their ‘elephant’ ring, which reflected the charm of the original story.

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If you have a story to tell about the inspiration behind your own bespoke jewellery design, we'd love to hear it here.

10 comments:

  1. Thanks for providing this information. I'm always really appreciative of the Ingle and Rhode Reviews that I come across.

    Their product seems spectacular and I can't wait to get something special for me.

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    1. Thank you for your very kind feedback. We look forward to creating a bespoke piece of jewellery for you one day!

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  2. Thanks so much for the animal themed wedding ring idea! These Ingle and Rhode Reviews are very helpful.

    I hope you keep it up and providing more reviews that we can use.

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    1. Thanks Molly - we're glad you like them!

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  3. I'll admit that I spend a lot of time reading reviews of custom jewelry. I've bookmarked this site to come back and check what other Ingle and Rhode Reviews your team has to share.

    Do you know of any other jewelry review sites that I could check out?

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    1. Hi Mike, thanks for your comments.

      You might like the Jewellery Editor:
      http://www.thejewelleryeditor.com/

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  4. Just purchased my wife some jewelry for Christmas. She liked it but I'm now wishing I would have done something custom.

    I'll be coming back to Ingle & Rhode next year. I've seen reviews of your products and love the details you show on this page.

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    1. Hi Brian, thanks for your very kind comment. We'd love to make a bespoke design for you!

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  5. Thanks for providing these details of how Ingle & Rhode Review Design aspects of their jewelry.

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  6. this looks amazing, looking forward to working with you to create a special ring for my sisters wedding

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