A&W Engagement Ring
#MMBespoke We are SO excited to share the A&W's ring story! Will is a family friend of Maya's so she was so honoured he came to us to make Amy's dream ring. He has now proposed (and she said yes!) so we caught up with the couple about their story....
Sapphire and diamond engagement ring in white gold handmade in London
How did you meet?
Amy: We met at Nottingham Trent University whilst we were studying in our second year, a good 9 years ago now!!
happy couple with their bespoke engagement ring designed by us
How did he propose?
Amy: Will had organised a surprise trip for my 30th Birthday to Gordes in the south of France. It was literally the most stunning place I have ever visited and every view was breath taking from the start. We spent the day exploring surrounding areas, visiting the most beautiful viewpoints. On our way back to the hotel (hot and tired) Will suggested we stop at another viewpoint overlooking some mountains near where we were staying (one we had talked about earlier so I had no reason to suspect anything suspicious!) As we got out of the car I started to take a panoramic picture on my phone and whilst I was doing so Will said my name, I turned around and he was on one knee! I'd like to say I remembered every word of the lovely speech he gave whilst proposing, but sadly I was too busy sobbing like a baby! Such a special moment after 9 years together and certainly one I will never forget.
panoramic view of the proposal setting
What do you think of your ring?
Amy: I can't even begin to describe how happy I am with the ring. I had always told Will that I loved Sapphires but I had never given away what sort of design I wanted, so it makes it even more special that he had such an input on designing it, and I genuinely believe I couldn't have done a better job myself. I have never seen a sapphire more beautiful and full of lilac tones, and I still can't stop staring at how sparkly it is! I am also in love with the pear shaped diamonds either side, a truly exquisite ring.
Amy wearing her bespoke engagement ring
Will - how did you find desiging the ring?
Will: Designing the ring was quite a daunting task as there were so many different options in terms of style, stones, bands etc. Maya and Karolina made it a lot easier for me and recommended some recent designs they’d created and some that were a bit different/could work to suit Amy. I wanted something unique as I knew she’d appreciate something that nobody else owned.
sapphire and diamond stones being set in platinum band
Regarding stones Amy had mentioned sapphires before but I never really knew about diamonds, so when they came Maya, Karolina and I put them together to see what worked. I did see bigger pear drop diamonds but I felt they took away from the sapphire stone. There really wasn’t any competition with the sapphires. When I saw the four stones, some were bigger and some smaller, but the colour was incredible and I knew it was the one. I had seen sapphires before and they were a lot darker, this was different.
white gold ring setting and sapphire and diamond stones

I relied on Maya and Karolina to make a call on the band but I knew it was going to be silver/white gold rather than gold. I’d never seen Amy wear gold before. I also didn’t want there to be too many clasps, again to not take away from the sapphire, hence there are only four.
Bespoke engagement ring in blue sapphire and diamonds

Will: Thanks to all of you for making this a special experience for me. I think from Amy’s response you can tell she is thrilled.

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September 12, 2018 — Tamsin Gordon

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