Engagement Ring Guide 2023
At Maya Magal, our jewellery is designed to last a lifetime and our one-of-a-kind engagement rings are made as a reflection of this commitment. Handcrafted in our London workshop with contemporary yet timeless design, our rings are created to be cherished and passed on to future generations as family heirlooms.
The Emerald Cut
Most often associated with art deco jewellery from the 1920s and 1930s, the timeless simplicity of the emerald cut translates to an easy elegance, perfect for the modern bride.
The Oval Cut
When we source our gemstones, we look for something a little different. Unexpected cuts, such as the kites, half moons, and trapeze cuts are what make our wide variety of one-of-a-kind rings extra special.
While diamonds are often a favourite choice to mark engagements, coloured gemstones are growing in popularity as a way to add something a little unexpected to a time-honoured tradition.
Sapphires have long been a popular choice for engagement rings. More commonly known for their deep blue colour, this precious gemstone is available in a rainbow of shades, including yellow, teal, white, and green.
Tourmalines are also found in a myriad of colours, including unique bi-colour variants, such as the watermelon tourmaline, named so for their distinct range of pink and green hues.
The Stone Setting
While the classic solitaire setting remains a timeless staple of engagement ring design, there are a wide variety of contemporary settings to compliment all personalities and preferences.
In a bezel setting the metal used to hold the stone in place covers the edges of the gemstone. This offers more protection for the gemstone and is often seen as a contemporary alternative to the claw setting. If you’re thinking of choosing a classic solitaire ring, a bezel or partial bezel setting is a great way to add a modern twist to a timeless style.
Cluster and Multi-Stone Settings
Cluster and multi-stone settings are a perfect opportunity to create a beautifully balanced ring, playing with gemstones in a variety of colours, cuts, and shapes to create something completely unique. Larger centrally placed stones can be complimented by smaller decorative stones to enhance their colours and features.
East to West Settings
East to west settings showcase the gemstone set on the band horizontally as opposed to the more traditional vertical orientation. This setting lends itself flawlessly to a wider band, creating a sleek engagement ring style.
Often overlooked in favour of the gemstone, the band design can play an equally important role in selecting your perfect ring.
Recycled solid gold
To avoid unnecessary mining impact and to reduce our impact on the environment, we work exclusively with recycled solid gold to create our one-of-a-kind and bespoke engagement rings. Our London workshops are zero-waste, meaning any leftover solid gold is melted down to be saved for future designs.
Tapered, split, wide, or sweeping
Choosing a complimentary band is key to highlighting the unique cut and colour of your chosen gemstone. Wide bands are perfect if you're looking to achieve a bold, statement making look. Gently tapered or sweeping band designs offer a more delicate option, ideal for stacking with a coordinating wedding band.
As we become increasingly aware of the impact our choices have on the world around us, it’s only natural that sustainability becomes a core consideration in the search to find the perfect engagement ring.
Lab grown diamonds
A popular choice for those opting for more sustainable engagement rings, lab grown diamonds are chemically and physically identical to natural diamonds. Completely traceable in their origin, they are guaranteed to meet ethical trading standards and have zero mining impact.
Recycled and Vintage Diamonds
We work with recycled diamonds, hand-selected and repurposed from existing jewellery. These gemstones are re-used and re-loved without any additional mining impact and sourced from local suppliers and family-owned businesses. A sustainable choice for those searching for the perfect natural diamond.
2023 is all about personal expression as opposed to trends and convention. Choosing to forgo the typical traditions of engagement jewellery to find a proposal ring, reflecting the one-of-a-kind nature of your relationship.
One of a Kind
Our selection of One of a Kind rings feature special diamonds and coloured gemstones, complimented by elegant contemporary settings. Handcrafted in our London workshop with recycled solid gold and conflict-free, responsibly sourced gemstones, each design is made just once. A perfectly one-of-a-kind way to express your love and commitment.
For complete individuality, discover our bespoke design service. Whether you already have an idea in mind or just want to create something entirely unique to you and your partner, our skilled jewellers will guide you through the process to bring your dream engagement ring to life. To get started, book your complimentary consultation.