Save Money By Building A Bespoke Engagement Ring With Ovadia Jewellers
Everyone wants an engagement ring that stands out from most ready-made engagement rings on offer.
However, purchasing exquisitely designed engagement ring pieces from famous jewellery shops or designers can be quite expensive.
Fortunately, there are specific ways in which you can make great savings by having a bespoke engagement ring custom-made for you. And your bespoke jewellery experts at Ovadia Jewellery are revealing these exclusively here.
Why Bespoke Engagement Rings are Cheaper?
There are two major reasons why ordering a custom-made engagement ring from Hatton Garden jewellers Ovadia helps you save money.
Unlike the mass-produced engagement rings in the inventory of a jewellery shop, handmade engagement rings do not have an overhead cost to the jeweller. These costs include storage costs, polishing and other maintenance costs, piece replacement costs and so forth. This means that overhead costs are not added as a mark up to the actual price of bespoke jewellery which includes both engagement rings and wedding bands.
To ensure flawless craftsmanship on custom-made jewellery, UK jewellers require that a buyer give an adequate time duration in which to complete the commission. What this means is that you would have to wait for a period of up to a month before getting your ring. As an incentive to buyers, Ovadia jewellery offers a discount relative to the length of the commission duration.
Tips on Saving Money by having your Bespoke Engagement Ring Built
There are a few ways in which commissioning a handcrafted engagement ring can help you make considerable savings. Below are some saving tips:
Choice of Cut
During the design stage of your bespoke engagement ring, the Ovadia jeweller handling your commission will consult you on various aspects of the ring. One of these is the cut of the diamond or gemstone to be added to your engagement ring. The cut refers to the elaborate arrangement of facets on the stone to enhance the stone’s reflective and refractive properties.
There are several standard cuts, and these include Emerald, Oval, Marquise, Heart, Cushion and more. Skilled Ovadia craftsmen will also show you diagrams of both original and modified cuts. As a general rule, the more elaborate the cut that you choose for your ring the higher the final cost will be. You can save money by sticking to standard cuts as compared to original cut designs.
Choice of Stone
An engagement ring doesn’t need to have a diamond on the ring to make it a unique and stunning piece of jewellery. This means by choosing another precious stone, you can make considerable savings on your purchase.
Some of the other gemstones that make suitable replacements for diamonds on your engagement ring include sapphire, ruby and emerald. These stones have different colours that contrast greatly with the traditional clear transparency of diamonds.
These colours include various shades of purple, green, blue and yellow. Having such a precious gemstone on your engagement ring can help further define the ‘custom’ aspect of your unique jewellery piece.
Number of Stones
Instead of having a single diamond as the center-piece of your engagement ring, you can choose to have several smaller stones. If you were to pick three to four small stones instead of one big one you can make considerable savings.
This strategy works by leveraging on the pricing of diamonds based on their physical weight in the following way:
A single central diamond of 1.5 carats can have a cost of up to £ 7000 while three 0.5 carat stones can have a combined cost of £ 5000. By increasing the number of stones on your diamond engagement ring you can benefit in two ways: making considerable savings and achieving an even greater degree of sparkle on the ring you purchase.
Choice of Metal
The choice of metal for the band of your handcrafted engagement ring is yet another major way in which you can make considerable savings.
Many people prefer gold and platinum as the metals as the bands for their engagement ring. These metals are preferred because of their great resistance to corrosion and their remarkable shine when properly polished.
Gold and platinum are expensive metals which increase the cost of such engagement rings. However, gold and platinum are not the only two metals with these properties.
You can make considerable savings by choosing cheaper metals yet possessing similar properties to gold and platinum. Two good examples are palladium and rhodium which are suitable replacements to the markedly pricey platinum.
At Ovadia Jewellery we care about our customers and provide the best tips and guidance when considering purchasing a piece of jewellery.
Come to our jewellery shop in London’s Hatton Garden and discuss the above points and more with our bespoke jewellery experts. We can support you with making notable savings on your purchase by creating a custom bespoke engagement ring that matches your desires and needs.