An engagement ring means so much. It doesn’t just say ‘I love you, I want to be with you,’ it’s also a declaration of knowledge: ‘I know you.’ Because an engagement ring should be worn forever, it needs to reflect the wearer’s personality. It needs to be something that they would choose themselves, given the chance. And yet it should also hold something of the giver. Finding all of that ‘off the peg’ is a big ask, which is why so many people – including Prince Harry – are now deciding to design their own bespoke engagement ring.
How do you do that, though? We don’t all have the budgets and resources of royalty, with Botswanan diamonds just knocking about in the bedroom drawers. And we don’t all have an intrinsic artistic streak, just waiting to set our love in stone. The good news is that you don’t need either of those. You just need to know your partner, and have a heartfelt desire to show that you care. Durham Rose can help you through the trickier bits.