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Amy & Paul

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“We survived a year of transatlantic whatsapping (and an eight-hour time difference!)”

Amy and I met during our time at the University of Warwick, where she undertook an exchange year from her studies at University of California, Los Angeles, whilst I was in my first year of reading Chemistry. We survived a year of transatlantic WhatsApping (and an eight-hour time difference!) when she returned home to California to complete her studies, before she moved back to the UK.

Amy had always said she wanted an engagement ring that was vintage, in an effort to avoid creating demand for yet another diamond in the world, and thus minimize the horrendous environmental and human impacts that diamond mining can have. I was never fully comfortable with the concept of a pre-owned engagement ring, but I knew I had to embrace it. However, when I started searching, I found it almost impossible to find something I liked and that was still in great condition. After a fair bit of Googling, I came across an article in The Independent, describing David Rhode’s journey to creating Ingle & Rhode. After a few phone calls with David, where I learnt how broken the Kimberley Process really is, and the approach that Ingle & Rhode take to diamond and metal sourcing and jewellery production, I was more than convinced. Thankfully, after a trip down to London to meet David, Amy was just as convinced!

“We went back and forth quite a bit to get the design just as we wanted, and our pickiness was never an issue”

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Our experience with Ingle & Rhode was fantastic – it was insightful, exciting, and really enjoyable! We worked with a variety of people to design the ring, choose the right diamond, and select the metal. Amy had already found a few photos of vintage rings she liked and that we were able to use to get the design process started, and everything just flowed naturally from there! We went back and forth quite a bit to get the design just as we wanted, and our pickiness was never an issue. David gave a lot of helpful advice on selecting the perfect diamond, simplifying the four famous C’s, and we couldn’t have been happier with the result when we finally collected the finished ring!

The proposal was a little…. unconventional. The first Amy knew of my ring-search saga was when we turned up on Ingle & Rhode’s doorstep in London to learn more about them, so perhaps that counts as the unofficial proposal?! Worryingly, in the eight years of us being together, an 11-hour flight meant our parents had never met in person. So, when we all flew out to California for an Easter vacation, Amy and I knew we had to make the most of the opportunity. We booked a table at The Boathouse Restaurant in Santa Barbara (Amy’s hometown) and used that as a chance to make it official. Our parents had only met the day before, but everything went perfectly!
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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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