Our design packages

 

If you love our design aesthetic, but you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for within our Ethica Collection, we may be able to assist you with our custom or bespoke design packages.

We have three packages to help you create the perfect forever ring. Our Existing Design Package enables you to customise an existing design by personalising it,  making tweaks to it and/ or incorporating other gemstones of your choice, and our Shaped Ring Package means you can create a band to fit with your engagement ring perfectly.

If you have something specific in mind, our Bespoke Design Package gives you the chance to work with one of our designers to create a forever ring just for you.

A | FULL BESPOKE DESIGN PACKAGE

This design package allows you to create a truly unique engagement, wedding or celebration ring from scratch. We will spend one-to-one time with you to help you design a piece of ethical diamond jewellery that is symbolic and meaningful to you, starting with hand drawn sketches, then CAD, before casting in your desired metal type. You can also have wax or silver prototypes created before being 100% certain on the design, to make sure it is absolutely perfect.

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Shaped white gold engagement and wedding ring

B | SHAPED RING DESIGN PACKAGE

Our Shaped Design Package enables you to create a shaped ring that fits perfectly with your existing ring. With this package, we will send you a mould kit, so that you can take an imprint your existing ring at home and send it to us. We can use this to get to work on your new shaped ring to make sure it will fit perfectly.

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C | EXISTING DESIGN PACKAGE

Our Existing Design Package enables you to customise one of our existing rings from our Ethica Collection. If you like a design but it would be simply perfect if a slight tweak could be made, we can modify the design. Changes to the stone shape, stone type or band can be made – just let us know what you would like to alter and we can find a way to make it happen!

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Ethica Diamonds Halo Ring featuring a round brilliant centre diamond, and diamonds running down the shoulders.

1. INITIAL CONSULTATION

For any bespoke journey,  you can start by submitting your details in the contact form or by giving us a call to explore whether our bespoke service is right for you.

We are fortunate to be located in Cornwall and many of our clients like to tie in a romantic weekend break to begin designing their ring. If you’d like to visit us, we would be delighted to invite you for a one-to-one consultation in our boutique showroom in Truro.

Most of our customers like to share pictures of their ideas, which is helpful, but if you’re not sure about the design you want, don’t worry! Our designer can sketch a variety of design options, providing the imagination for you, creating something which exactly suits the nature and lifestyle of the person who will be wearing it.

You can choose to have your piece set with carbon neutral lab-grown diamonds, grown by Diamond Foundry using renewable energy, the Ethica Diamond alternative to diamond, or other ethically sourced gemstone of your choice.

To work with you to draw up some designs, we only require a £250 deposit, which would be deducted from the total quotation.

2. HAND SKETCHES, CADS AND 3D MODELS

Upon receipt of the deposit, we can then make a start on hand sketching some ideas. Becca, our designer, typically sketches up to four different designs for you to choose from, which you can then narrow down and make any necessary changes.

Once you are happy with the final drawings, we will then create CADs for your design so that you can see the design in more detail and have a 3D resin model (+£70), upon request.

When you are happy with the CADs and 3D model/s (if applicable), we can then go into casting and start creating your bespoke piece.

Four different sketches of a uniquely shaped engagement ring featuring twisted shoulders intertwined with round brilliant and oval cut diamonds.

If you would like the opportunity to have a silver model of your piece made up, we can quote for this option separately. It will take approximately 10 days in addition to the estimated lead time but it does give you extra peace of mind that we have completely understood the exact details of your commission before it is cast.  We can create this for you, set with sample stones. This way, you have the opportunity to see a close facsimile of what your completed piece will look like and it gives you a good idea of proportions, too.

3. CASTING, SETTING AND POLISHING

When your design has been perfected and you are happy to pay the first instalment*, we are then ready to proceed to casting in your preferred precious metal type; you can choose from fully recycled 18k gold or platinum, or Fairtrade registered 18k gold.
We will give you insights of the creation process with photos of the journey along the way, from casting and setting through to polishing. This part of the process takes between 2-3 weeks.
*We will ask for 50% of the outstanding balance.

Ethica Bespoke Create

4. DELIVERY OF YOUR UNIQUE JEWELLERY

Only at this stage do we request the final balance payment.

Your beautifully finished bespoke piece is thoroughly inspected and will be ready to be collected or securely shipped to you. It will be carefully hand packaged in our eco-friendly and luxurious packaging – our way of thanking you for entrusting us with something so precious.
And that’s it. You have the confidence that comes from knowing that you’ve commissioned something truly ethical in every way.

Every piece of Ethica Diamond jewellery undergoes rigorous quality assurance checks, which is why we offer a lifetime warranty with complete confidence.

Ethica Packaging, carbon neutral lab-grown diamonds

A | BESPOKE PROCESS OVERVIEW

Our Bespoke Design Service allows you to create a truly unique engagement, wedding or celebration ring. We will spend one-to-one timewith you to help you design a piece of ethical diamond jewellery that is symbolic and meaningful to you and your loved one, thing yourideas and inspiration, and turn it into your dream forever ring.

Being ethical is at the core of our ethos, and that includes being fairly priced. We are honoured to be part of your special journey bringing your ideas to life and producing beautiful, heirloom quality jewellery. We specialise in gem technology and your bespoke piece can be made incorporating a choice of our certified man-made Ethica Diamonds, certified carbon neutral laboratory grown diamonds and/or coloured laboratory created coloured gemstones, like ruby, sapphire, emerald and much more. We also work closely with a few carefully selected suppliers of natural semi precious gemstones that are ethically mined and sourced.

Our workshops are located in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter and in Cornwall with combined experience of over 30 years in handcrafting diamond jewellery, so you can place your confidence in us to transform your ideas and inspirations into beautiful diamond jewellery, that is hand finished to the highest possible standards.

Alternative, unique and vintage inspired engagement and wedding rings are our speciality – you’ll find lots of inspiration in our gallery.

Please note that our Bespoke Design Package has a minimum spend of £2000 for carbon neutral laboratory grown diamond rings, £1500 for Ethica Diamond rings and £1250 for wedding, stacking and tiara rings.

Bespoke Wedding band with engagement ring in white gold. Engagement ring has an oval stone held in place by four claws. The diamond is framed either side by tapered baguettes. Wedding band has sideways emerald cut stone in a half set setting.

B | SHAPED RING DESIGN PACKAGE

Is your heart set on a ring that you have seen elsewhere or do you have an idea of what you are looking for?  We also offer many shaped wedding bands in our manufacturers catalogues for you to choose from, but if the shape isn’t quite right, we can update the design so it fits perfectly with your existing ring. Our Shaped Ring Design package starts with a £250 deposit. We’ll send you a ring mould kit in the post upon receipt of the deposit so you can take an impression of your engagement ring at home. When this is returned to us, our design team will get to work creating the perfect forever ring partnership. Please note the minimum spend for our Shaped Wedding Ring Package is £1250.

Sketch example of a wedding band and engagement ring fitted together.
Sketch example of a wedding band and engagement ring fitted together.
Sketch example of a wedding band and engagement ring fitted together.
Sketch example of a wedding band and engagement ring fitted together.

C | EXISTING DESIGN PACKAGE

If you’ve fallen head over heels for one of our Ethica Collection rings and want to personalise certain elements of the design by incorporating a coloured gemstone or two, we can explore the possibilities for you. We specialise lab grown coloured gemstones and
ethically sourced natural semi precious gemstones and coloured diamonds that are all fully sustainable.

To customise your chosen design, simply complete the form at the bottom of this page, select ‘Coloured Gemstone Package’ and tell us more about what you’re looking for. Once we know more about your project, we’ll reply with a confirmation and invite you to pay a small
deposit of £250.

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Close up of a bespoke setting. In the shape of a taurus star sign with four claws holding the diamond in place.