Personalised rings made in Hampshire
PUBLISHED: 12:37 14 December 2016
If wedding rings are to symbolise your vows and eternal love, you have to make sure you get it right. Hallmark Jewellers knows how to create a personalised ring from its concept to a thing of beauty says Carol Burns
A tangle of wire doesn’t immediately spring to mind when a girl pictures her dream engagement ring. But for one couple the twisted metal cage from the top of a champagne bottle became the inspiration.
And Mark Hussey didn’t bat an eyelid when the groom-to-be turned up at the Titchfield shop hoping to transform the wire creation into a unique engagement ring for his fiancée.
He wanted to use that as inspiration, so we made him a basket-effect band with a dark green emerald, rich in colour, similar to that of a champagne bottle.
People like the idea that they can’t just go into any jewellers and see their ring.
And this is exactly what Hallmark Jewellers is all about.
Customers often come with sketches they’ve done or photos from magazines, then a design consultant will help develop their designs further before one of the goldsmiths will hand make it for them in their village workshop.
The Hallmark workshop is a real Aladdin’s cave. Filled with treasures from gold beads, hinges and clasps to broach pins, earring backs, strips of gold, silver and platinum. A wealth of tools, including files, hacksaws, hammers and drills hang from the walls and scatter the workbenches.
It is here that the goldsmiths spend their days melting, rolling, hammering and polishing gemstones into bespoke pieces of jewellery.
Hallmark sources its stones from London’s jewellery quarter, Hatton Garden, but some brides choose to incorporate a stone from an existing ring for sentimental reasons.
In fact the sky is the limit when it comes to ring design. But bespoke needn’t mean bankruptcy - they will tailor the design to suit your budget. And of course, the most important consideration is not the money but what the ring symbolises.
It’s worth taking the time to choose your perfect design – after all it’s the one piece of jewellery you will wear forever.
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