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Only For You: the brands to head to for the

through every stage of the design and

houses the workshop where a skilled team

best bespoke wedding rings

manufacture process.

of finishers add final touches to your ring

It’s often thought that the engagement ring

Jon Dibben’s is relatively new to the

in-house.

is the most important part of imminent

bespoke game, but that doesn’t show in

Named in the Professional Jeweller Hot

nuptials although; it’s the wedding band

his work. Dibben produces contemporary

100 2013 as ‘one to watch’, Arabel Lebrusan

which spouses will be wearing for the rest

pieces with an androgynous feel- wide

stands out for her beautiful work with

of their days.While many jewellers create

set masculine bands with diamond slices

filigree techniques. Having only recently

beautiful matching bands as part of their

and eternity rings end set with rubies- he

developed her bespoke sector over the past

collections, sometimes you need a more

was one of the first designers to use this

year, she has already amassed an impressive

personal touch to get the perfect rings for

advanced setting method. All of Dibben’s

portfolio of commissioned pieces in a wide

both bride and groom.

pieces are available in Fairtrade certified

range of styles. Consult Lebrusan if you’re

In recent years, more and more jewellers

gold and platinum and gems can be traced

looking for an extra attention to detail in

have been offering bespoke services to

back to location and supplier through

your metal work- filigree is an intricate,

customers and there is a vast range in terms

transparent supply chains; great for couples

time consuming technique which requires

of both control and quality.

who want to know the ethics behind their

a high level of skill- skills which Lebrusan

Jessica Knowles selects the five bespoke

jewellery.

brings to every bespoke piece, in both design

designers that are leading the way in the

If you’re looking for a more traditional

and finish.

commissioning field.

feel, consider Diana Porter, who’s classic

If you’re into futuristic designs and

British designer Harriet Kelsall is an

eternity rings feature script, with phrases

symbolism then consult with Ivan Dvorak.

industry leader for bespoke design, with a

such as ‘on and on’ etched and filled in

His collections vary from simple beaten

history spanning 14 years and a plethora

yellow gold and set with diamond centres.

platinum wedding rings to rings inspired

of gushing customer reviews; it’s no

Porter can incorporate such features into

by and imitating molten metal.With each

surprise that Kelsall and her team are

bespoke pieces which can be made from 9ct

design having a very different message, but

winners of multiple business and design

or 18ct yellow, green, rose or white gold as

still keeping a sci-fi theme, Dvorak isn’t

awards. Head to Harriet if you’re in need

well as rhodium, palladium and platinum.

afraid to push the boundaries of design;

of creative inspiration and knowledge, the

Porter is a jeweller with a seal of approval

best for adventurous couples looking

website alone is a mine of information on

from the Goldsmiths’ Company and is

to have that little something different

everything from gemstone cuts to finishing

perfect for anyone who appreciates celebrity

from their wedding bands and want to

techniques. Although, Kelsall steers clear

associations- her work has been worn by

try something a little ‘alien’ with their

of online consultation, preferring a holistic,

Tamzin Outhwaite and Massive Attack, to

jewellery design.

face-to-face approach to helping couples

name a few.The Bristol based shop also

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