Diamond dozen: Scottish jewellers reveal their favourite ring sets

Twelve jewellers share the engagement and wedding rings they love and reveal why the design is so special to them

"I love to mix contemporary design with traditional elements, so the Rapture bridal set is a perfect twist on a classic and includes a subtle floral element. I also have a soft spot for coloured gems, so the sapphire set is a real favourite of mine," says Daniel Dower of Dower & Hall.

Rapture 18ct white gold sapphire wedding ring set, £5230
“For a bride looking for a modern twist on a classic, this beautifully cut diamond with round-brilliant, claw-set diamond shoulders is the perfect choice,” says Harry Brown of Chisholm Hunter.

18ct white gold marquise diamond solitaire, £3995
"These rings offer intrigue at every angle. The organic fish-scale pattern ties the designs together and the stones are set in an interesting, unconventional manner," says Alison Macleod of Alison Macleod Jewellery.

Catkin 18ct yellow gold offset drop ring with tourmaline and champagne diamond, £880, and matching diamond eternity ring, £1150
“The Unity set of diamond engagement and wedding rings offers a practical yet unique design with a perfectly snug-fitting diamond band. The round-brilliant-cut diamond encased in a protective curve symbolises the harmony found in unity,” says Shirley Paris of Shirley Paris Jewellery.

Unity palladium engagement ring, £2522, and matching wedding ring, £830
"The combination of white and yellow gold gives these rings a contemporary edge, while remaining delicate and feminine. A walk along local deserted Orkney beaches littered with smooth sea-tumbled pebbles inspired the design," says Alison Moore of Alison Moore Designs.

Pebble wedding and diamond engagement rings in 18ct yellow and white gold, £1450
“The Esme stands out because of its clean line, height, claws and shank, which complement the finger and allow the diamond to take centre stage. The set can be completed with a matching pendant, bangle and pair of earrings,” says Sarah Alexander of Laing Edinburgh.

Esme white gold diamond solitaire engagement ring, from £1250, Esme white gold wedding band, £350
“Our favourite rings are when we make bespoke engagement rings and then create a design for the customer of a matching wedding band to their specifications,” says Lesley Elder of John McKay Jewellers.

Yellow gold brilliant cut diamond engagement ring, £POA, and diamond-set yellow gold shaped wedding ring, £POA
"This elegant set is sleek and modern and is one of my favourite bridal sets as it suits so many different styles," says Lauren Murphy of John Macintyre & Son.

Platinum princess-cut pavé engagement ring, from £1880, and platinum wedding band, from £385
“Like the couple, these rings are a perfect match for each other and symbolise harmony and a united approach to the future. The interlinking rings create a very pleasing aesthetic balance, a sort of yin and yang. It’s a special choice and one that’s becoming ever more popular with couples in love,” says Sheila Fleet

 River Ripple ring set in 9ct yellow gold with hand-set diamonds, £1167
"Diamond By Appointment wedding and engagement rings are made to sit effortlessly together. The simple rose gold band next to the stunning diamond engagement ring has a really elegant effect – simply beautiful," says Kirsten Buchanan of Laings of Glasgow.

Diamond By Appointment 18ct rose gold brilliant cut diamond ring, £1625 and 18ct rose gold wedding band, £465
"Using linear emerald-cut diamonds, this ring is a modern take on the traditional three-stone engagement ring. Matched with princess-cut diamonds in a channel-set wedding band, you have perfection!"
says Stuart MacGill of James Brown & Partners.

Contemporary Twist diamond engagement and wedding ring set, £POA
"This design was a remodel of existing wedding and engagement rings. We made the whole set look more sculptural and built a different setting for the original pearl. The set looked terrific, with beautiful shape and form as well as a nod to the original," says Sarah Raffel of Brazen Studios.

Yellow gold bespoke engagement and wedding ring set, £POA

 

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