You want your engagement ring to be really special and something you will love to wear every day. But you don’t have to settle for a custom made one if it’s not absolutely right.
If you’ve got an idea of a design, or if you have seen a picture of a ring in magazine or on a website that you really like but it’s not quite perfect, we can help you create your own bespoke ring. Obviously, there is an additional cost but this will depend on the size of the diamond and which setting you choose.
When you come into the Forum store, we will sit with you and show you what we have in stock to give you an idea of settings and styles, colour of metal etc and then we would look at buying the diamond separately. We then send all the information to our designers who create a CAD (computer aided design) image so you can visualise exactly what the finished ring would look like. You would then decide whether you are happy with the image or would like to make any further tweaks.
The initial CAD design takes approximately two weeks and the creation of the actual ring takes between four-six weeks.
If you are then looking for wedding rings, you need to consider the width of the ring so it complements the engagement ring and also allows for space if you then want to add an eternity ring. You shouldn’t need to have to go down the bespoke route for a wedding band unless you’ve got a fairly unusual shaped engagement ring or if it has an unusual pattern, such as diamond or engraved, that you wanted to match with the wedding ring.
Our recommendation would be to research as many engagement rings as you can so that you have a very clear idea of how you want your ring to look. Then leave the rest to us!
Forum have just been amazing since the first time we saw them at the Wedding Fair at the Italian Villa in May 2019 as that was to be our wedding venue.
We actually got engaged without a ring and I had seen a gorgeous engagement ring online but it wasn’t available in my finger size. When I mentioned this to the lovely ladies from Forum, they said ‘not a problem, we can make the ring in Broadstone’!
We discussed the type of ring, cut and design but I still didn’t think they would be able to do it. I had a photo of the ring I liked and Forum generated a CAD from it.
When it arrived, it was absolutely perfect! We were so happy, we then chose our wedding bands from Forum and mine even matched with the engagement ring.
Everyone at Forum is so friendly and professional, we really felt we were in safe hands and they were proactive with emails and replies to our questions.
We can’t thank Forum enough and would highly recommend them to everyone.
[Featured image courtesy of Compton Acres and The Italian Villa. Photo by Samantha Davis Photography]