FAQs and expert advice about wedding & engagement rings

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With this ring

With this ring

Q. I love the idea of bespoke wedding rings that we can get involved in designing. Is that even possible and how does that process work?

A. Niza Huang says: Working on bespoke pieces is one of the things we enjoy doing the most, we love being part of your special occasion. If you have an idea for a piece of jewellery or if you'd like us to come up with a design for a one-off piece, we'll work with you in person or remotely to produce something beautiful within your budget and to your desired specifications. We'll update you at every step of the process to make sure you're happy and informed along the journey.

All our bespoke pieces are made in my Central London studio. Whether it's an engagement ring, wedding band or a reworked heirloom, each piece will be the result of expert craftsmanship. We employ different techniques depending on your taste and design, using traditional wax carvings and 3D printing; we can also provide 3D renderings. We source our stones carefully and responsibly and we can find speciality stones or cuts from reliable suppliers.

Bespoke commissions can often take time so be sure to allow for that. There'll be a lead time of between 8 to 12 weeks depending on the design and materials. The commissioning process has five steps:

- Initial discussion of budget and ideas.
- Sourcing of materials.
- Creation of the design.
- Making the piece.
- Final check and delivery.

When commissioning your jewellery, we ask for as much detail as possible; reference photos or drawings are always useful. Once we've had chance to discuss your ideas and agree a plan with you, we can set about bringing your piece into reality. A deposit will need to be taken before we can begin. We look forward to working with you to create something that you can treasure forever.

Niza Huang, Niza Huang