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Allison & Ben

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“Luckily she said yes, it would have been an awkward flight otherwise!”

I chose Ingle & Rhode for my now wife’s engagement ring as I was looking for an ethical jeweller and I saw the brand featured in a news story. It was important to me to know that nobody had suffered in the creation of the ring, I knew it would be important to my future wife as well.

I met David Rhode and adapted a design for a ring from one featured on your website. I used sapphires along with the diamond as sapphire is my wife’s birth stone and there were sapphires in the first piece of jewellery (a necklace) that I had bought for her. David and the team took plenty of time ensuring the design was right, gave me plenty of information and insight and was extremely helpful throughout the whole process.

My wife and I met on Tinder (it was much more respectable back in 2013!) when she moved from America to London for work. This led me to planning a proposal for a flight from London to Chicago in an attempt to capture something of the transatlantic nature of our relationship.

“I got down on one knee next to the emergency exit”

Allison engagement ring
When I’d met David he had given me some tips on getting the ring through security and not tipping off Allison in the process, after that I kept it in the box in my pocket ready for the flight. We had bulk head seats so it was just the two of us with plenty of floor space around and the flight was only half full. We’d been in the air for about an hour, I’d thought about doing it at the mid-point of the flight, but realised I couldn’t handle the stress of waiting.

Eventually I got down on one knee next to the emergency exit, Allison had wondered if I’d propose on the trip but doing it on the flight took her by complete surprise. Luckily she said yes, it would have been an awkward flight otherwise!

The crew had no idea and when they came around asking if anyone would like refreshments, Allison asked for some bubbles as “we just got engaged”. The stewardess dashed off and they returned with a tray made up of love heart sweets, chocolates and bottles of champagne. Throughout the flight all the staff came over to congratulate us and look at the ring.

Towards the end of the flight the head stewardess asked me exactly when I proposed, and after speaking with the captain, one of the officers presented us with a bottle of champagne and the flight map with the time of proposal circled just south of Iceland.
allison and ben married
map of proposal

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I honestly cannot recommend Ingle & Rhode enough

Ben and I knew that we wanted a conflict-free and ethical diamond, and we were so delighted to find Ingle & Rhode (and I was so glad to be part of the process...!) Ellie was so warm and helpful, and clearly passionate and knowledgeable about what she does – we really enjoyed meeting her on several occasions, and she responded to all our questions and requests quickly and with such consideration; we really felt that we were getting a bespoke, personal, 1:1 process. I am beyond delighted with my beautiful Aria ring with my stunning lab-grown diamond – I'm 6 weeks engaged, and still don't stop staring at it in all different lights. Thank you so much Ingle & Rhode - you made the world of difference to us in the months before getting engaged, and we have not stopped telling people about you since.

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Ingle & Rhode were exceptional throughout the whole process

I was purchasing an engagement ring, so I had a lot to learn. Their website is very useful and helps you build your own ring. I also had an appointment for initial discussions and consultations. They were great at talking through options, giving suggestions and advising on ring size. I work overseas and so the logistics were complicated but they were so flexible and helpful. Everything went well and the ring was even delivered to the house. Brilliant follow up service for additional questions and support. Beautiful products and great service.

Kieran Barnes
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Beautiful, ethical jewellery - can't recommend enough!

I am so glad that I found Ingle & Rhode when looking to buy my partner an engagement ring - they are superb, and the products are wonderful.

Buying an ethical ring was really important to my partner and I, and so I was immediately drawn in by Ingle & Rhode - unlike a lot of ethical jewellery companies, their rings are still very contemporary.. which was exactly what my partner wanted!

I had a couple of calls with Ellie during the process, who was so helpful - despite not having a great idea of what to go for, she was decisive and led me towards my own decisions; highly recommend speaking with the team, because they are wonderful (and lovely people too).

Can't recommend using Ingle & Rhode highly enough - my partner loved the ring that I chose, and we would definitely use them again for jewellery in the future.

Tom Gittens
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My experience from start to finish was superb

I have my dream ring which is my 10 year anniversary ring and its STUNNING I can’t stop looking at it. It took about 4 months from start to finish but so worth the wait. We had to find the right diamond and it then had to match my image I had in my head for the setting. From my first phone call to picking up the ring Ellie has been fantastic and very informative along the way. Hayley, the designer was so patient with me going back and forth on design and also had amazing ideas to really elevate the ring. The product and service is truly wonderful so much so I want to buy a new piece every year ( just have to convince the hubby ;) !! Well done team I&R

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Simply stunning!

I have just collected my beautiful bespoke ruby and diamond ring from Ingle & Rhode. The journey started with an email enquiry and a face to face meeting with Natalie, who was so helpful and talked through with me some ideas I already had. This ring isn't an engagement ring but more of a statement piece, and I knew that I wanted to find a product that fitted my ethical & environmental values. Hayley then took over with the design process which was so enjoyable, and I have loved watching and being involved with my ring slowly evolving from 6 initial designs. I was really happy with the final CAD artwork and now that it has been turned into the finished piece, it is simply stunning. I could not be happier with my purchase and would thoroughly recommend Ingle & Rhode to anyone looking for a bespoke design and ethical values for a special piece of jewellery, whatever the occasion. Thank you to the whole team!.

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