What to consider with Bespoke Jewellery Design

Grace Diamonds offers bespoke jewellery design including rings, earrings, pendants and bracelets.

If you are looking for unique jewellery piece, designed and customised to your specifications, this service offers just that – bespoke jewellery design.

What goes into designing a custom piece

Creating a bespoke jewellery design gives you a lot of freedom to design and dream up a jewellery piece that fits your needs. There are a few checkpoints to keep in mind.

Metals

Metals are weighted in Karats (not to be confused with the carat weight of diamonds) indicate the percentage of gold that is present in the metal mix.

Platinum is widely in jewellery manufacture, as it is the hardest of the jewellery metals.

Yellow and Rose Gold are very popular choices for engagement rings, their warm tones work beautifully on the skin and provide a beautiful, rich setting for diamonds and many other gemstones showcasing their beauty in engagement rings, earrings, pendants and other jewellery pieces.

White Gold, which is also mixed with alloys and to many people looks a lot like Platinum, is often used to accentuate the whiteness of diamonds.

It has a warmer white shine than platinum and is also preferred to it in jewellery with an intricate or vintage design.

Stone Types

The differing gemstones not only look different, but could also have a different meaning in your bespoke jewellery design. Some gemstones are attributed to certain months as birth stones, and some even to anniversaries. The most prominent stone types include:

  • Diamond
  • Sapphire
  • Ruby
  • Emerald
  • Garnet
  • Peridot
  • Aquamarine
  • Topaz
  • Amethyst
  • Opal
  • Citrine
  • Zircon

Stone Cuts

The cut of your selected stone in your bespoke jewellery design is very much a personal element, and depends much on the personality of the person who will be wearing the stone. There are many different shapes, with the most popular below.

Stone weight

A stone’s weight, measured in Carat, affects the jewellery piece’s size and price.

At Grace Diamonds we look at the four “C’s” when setting up your design:

  1. ‘Cut’ with diamonds is not to do with the diamond’s shape, such as pear, oval, or round, but rather to do with how close to optimal the placement and proportion of the many facets of the stone is.
  2. Clarity – Almost every diamond has impurities called ‘inclusions’ or ‘blemishes’. The closer the diamond comes to flawless, the greater the value placed on it.
  3. Colour – The colour of a diamond or rather the lack of it, is indicated by using an alphabet scale ranging from D = colourless to Z = very yellow or brown. Colour grading is done by measuring diamonds against a master set of stones under strict lighting conditions.
  4. Carat – Diamond carat weight put simply tells you about its size. Diamonds are already rare, and as size and carat weight increase, they become more scarce.

By adhering strictly to the standard set out by the 4Cs, and aiming to deliver the highest quality in luxury jewellery, the Grace Diamond experience is as unforgettable and high-class as the diamond itself. You can read more about our process here.

If you need some inspiration, be sure to follow us on Pinterest or visit our inspiration gallery for designs produced by Grace Diamonds.

If you’d like to book your bespoke design consultation, be sure to do so today. Click here to book it now.

The Grace Diamonds Classic Collection

There have been certain jewellery pieces that have for a very long time, brought joy to many people. The shape and form they take, not only in their physical state, but also in the heart of the receiver is as powerful as any promise.

Classic jewellery pieces don’t only make beautiful gifts for birthdays, anniversaries or the festive season, but also make for great self-gifting options.

The neutrality of design, and brilliance of simplicity evokes a splendour, making it the perfect piece in any of its shapes.

Grace Diamonds offer five items, handpicked by founder Gráinne Seoige, that can be customised to create a unique gift for your loved one, or for yourself.

Items in the Grace Diamonds Classic Collection include a beautiful set f diamond stud earring, available in 18kt Yellow, White or Rose gold. You can select your own diamond weight, to make your set of diamond studs bespoke for you, or for the lucky person receiving them.

After all, there is nothing wrong with investing in beautiful items for yourself.

The eternity ring is a beautifully set diamond ring, with a continuous line of stones inlaid into the whole length of the band. The eternity ring is part of the Grace Diamonds Classics collection, and symbolises never ending love. It is usually given by a spouse, mostly for anniversaries, but can be presented as a gift at any time of year.

If you are looking for something a little more sparkly, the Huggies, a hooped earring version with a number of diamonds inlaid into the hoops are also available.

Other items in the Grace Diamonds Classic Collection include a delicate tennis bracelet, available in White Gold, with a double latch. The double latch provides a safety system which secures the clasp of the bracelet using two safety latches, ensuring your bracelet won’t get lost on the tennis court as with Chris Evert during a vigorous match – the origin story of the tennis bracelet.

If you are looking for something a little more classical, we also suggest the Grace Diamonds Classic Collection pendant. This is a delicate two diamond set piece, beautiful as a me-to-me gift, or even for a close relative or loved one.

All items in the collection can be customised, with carat weight as well as metal choices, except for the tennis bracelet which is only available in White Gold.

So, what will be on your Christmas shopping list? Who will you be spoiling – will this be the year of you, or will you be gifting someone else with the beauty of diamonds.

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Gráinne Shines on | RSVP Magazine

She is the glamourous Gaeilgeoir from the West of Ireland whose sultry tones, enigmatic presence and hardworking attitude made her the queen of Irish television. Now presenter Grainne Seoige has launched a sparkling new diamond career with her South African born fiancé Leon, who she credits as being a
wonderful support. RSVP had the pleasure of catching up with the warm 43-year old whose infectious laugh and sharp sense of humour only add to her talent and beauty. In one of her most open and honest interviews to date, Gráinne tells us about her journey to starting Grace Diamonds, how she hasn’t left television despite the ‘axed’ headlines, that she is anything but fearless and that the ‘ice-queen’ tagline couldn’t be further from the truth.

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