Engagement Ring Design

We believe there is nothing more fitting to mark an engagement than a beautifully designed and traditionally hand-crafted Engagement Ring that is unique in every sense.

Design Consultation

A Lasting Piece

No jewellery is more personal and significant than when it is made especially for one person. Commissioning a Thyssen Engagement Ring is an exciting and fulfilling experience that results in a ring that is as authentic as it is individual. Our extensive portfolio covers many designs and styles, some extravagant and some understated. From classic Diamond settings to rings comprising a symphony of Emeralds or Rubies or Sapphires in ornate and contemporary arrangements. We do not subscribe to a particular house-style and instead want to create a design in your style. All aspects of the design, making and finishing take place in our own workshop. From conception to crafting by hand at the bench, stone setting and completion. We describe the way we work as ‘Design vom Handwerk’ (‘Design by Craft’). This is our continuation and development of the lost art of the traditional jewellery maker.

The stages of a made to order Engagement Ring are outlined below. We welcome you to visit our Canterbury shop to see our jewellery first-hand, meet our friendly team of makers or benefit from a Design Consultation. View our Engagement Ring gallery for inspiration.

Personal Consultation

We see involving the customer at every stage as very important. This begins with the personal consultation. We want to meet you and listen so that we understand the personality of the wearer in order to conceptualise a piece that suits a lifestyle, while expressing a persona. During this time we look at existing rings, discuss style factors, consider metal colours and think about how the engagement ring will fit with the wedding ring.

Bespoke Design

The design process is something we do together. Drawing on what we have learned through our consultation we will sketch out the personal design, adding character and colour. The complete ring, as well as aspects and different views, will be considered visually. This is an exciting time when we first see the piece on the page.

Stone Selection

The selection, shape, position and presentation of the stones is significant. Factors to consider include: the size of the Diamond; clarity; colour; weight; and the cut. Of course, not all Engagement Rings feature Diamonds and we have a wide selection of Emeralds, Rubies and Sapphires as well many interesting and unique gemstones. Seeing the precious stones is important as, coupled with the design sketch, this assists in visualising how the ring will look and feel.

Traditional Handmaking

All of our jewellers design and make, bringing continuity and personal knowledge from page to piece. Traditional making at the bench by highly skilled makers together with the use of the highest quality materials, leads to an Engagement Ring rich in material and historical value. We offer customers the opportunity to view the ring during the making process to see how the story is unfolding. We appreciate that this is an organic process and we can accommodate changes at all stages.

Presentation Of Your Piece

The final chapter is the collection. We find this to be a special moment and very rewarding experience. Our customers take away an Engagement Ring that is like no other and to which their personal connection could not be more significant.