1791 Diamonds offer a custom design service where you can work with our Head Designer Alice Herald to design an entirely unique diamond ring, engagement ring or wedding band. There is a small design fee ($225), but otherwise the cost of the ring will be similar to a ring of similar quality in one of our collections.
Alice Herald - BA Hons - Jewellery Design
Our head designer Alice Herald studied jewellery design at the prestigious Central St Martin's College in London. Still whilst at college Alice launched her first collection of rings which Alexander McQueen chose to have on his models at London's Fashion Week show. She also did collaborations with Goldsmiths, De Beers and Cartier. From there on she worked for a number of prestigious jewellers including Benney's (the silversmith to H.M. The Queen). Alice currently lives and works in the South Island of New Zealand .
Portfolio - Unique Engagement Rings
The following are a few examples of custom engagement rings that Alice has designed for 1791 clients. Please note these are unique rings and aren't available for purchase.
Marquise Engagement Ring.
Offset Princess Engagement Ring
Three Stone Engagement Ring
Commissioning a Unique Ring
There is a $225 fee to have a ring designed for you in consultation with Alice Herald. Alice will ask questions about you or your partner's fashion, lifestyle, personalty, occupation, etc, and then prepare some sketches. Of course if you already have a specific design in mind she can work on your idea. Typically Custom Designs start from $5,000.
Typically 2-3 options will be sketched. Depending on your feedback, one of those will be developed into a photo-realistic picture so that you can make a final decision before purchasing. The ring will typically cost the same as a similar ring from our range.