Personalised rings express individuality

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 23 June, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 23 June, 2011, 12:00am


Several of the major jewellers are now offering bridal services that include personalised wedding or engagement rings that the bride and groom can design to express their individuality.

Cartier offers a 'set for you' custom-made wedding-ring service in Hong Kong and other salons around the world. Couples can choose from five exceptional ring settings for any Cartier round diamond that weighs from 0.18kt to 1.99kt. Couples can select the price range, karat, colour and clarity, according to their own requirements, and there are experts to help guide couples in the process of choosing the perfect stone.

Solitaires can be cut individually to suit a handpicked ring and designs range from the declaration ring's refined platinum-wire body to the diamond-paved scrolls around the floral setting of the ballerine ring or the simplicity of the solitaire 1895. All this amazing creation can be completed in just a few weeks.

Tiffany & Co also offers a customised hand-engraving wedding-band service to those who want to express their eternal love for each other.

Couples can have their special message and promises engraved in the ring. Popular choices are the names of their husband or wife-to-be.

Engraved words will never fade, symbolising eternal love and happiness.

As an extension of the Bulgari high jewellery collection, which offers one-of-a-kind jewellery pieces in selected stores, the brand now offers a special jewellery service for its clients, scouring the world for the best gemstones from places such as New York and Bangkok, and creating pieces to their client's specifications - all master crafted at the Bulgari high jewellery in-house workshop.

'These are all one-of-a-kind pieces that are only available at certain stores in the world. In Hong Kong, the high jewellery collection is only available at Chater House and Pacific Place stores,' says Bulgari's Hazel Leung.

'It takes a very long time to realise a piece, from a minimum of three months to more than a year. These pieces not only include rings but all types of jewellery.'