AMY & PAUL

– Your Story –

AMY & PAUL

– Your Story –

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AMY & PAUL

– Your Story –

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AMY & PAUL

– Your Story –

“WE SURVIVED A YEAR OF TRANSATLANTIC WHATSAPPING (AND AN EIGHT-HOUR TIME DIFFERENCE!)”

AMY & PAUL

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!

Jeweller to the Independent-Minded

“WE WENT BACK AND FORTH QUITE A BIT TO GET THE DESIGN JUST AS WE WANTED, AND OUR PICKINESS WAS NEVER AN ISSUE”

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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Call us on 020 3468 7917 or come and see us in person at our showroom close to Bond Street station, London. You’ll be able to discover our stunning collection, speak to our experts one-on-one and explore the option of creating your very own bespoke ring. We aim to respond to appointment booking emails within 1 hour.

Testimonials
Brett
2021-09-23
Fantastic from start to finish. The shop is located in a beautiful part of London which is easy to get to. Inside the shop itself I felt comfortable and relaxed. Being the first time buying an engagement ring I thought I might feel pressured but that was not the case. After ordering the ring communication was great throughout and delivery was on time. Upon opening the box I was taken aback by the how flawless the ring looked. I was genuinely lost for words. Thanks to all the staff at Ingle and Rhode that helped me pick the most perfect ring.
Tom Gittins
2021-09-12
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 and Rhode highly enough - my partner loved the ring that I chose, and we would definitely use them again for jewellery in the future.
Mr Runcieman
2021-08-24
Excellent process for bespoke engagement ring Excellent process, from start to finish. I emailed to begin the process of designing a bespoke ring. Within 2 days I had an in person meeting to discuss ideas. I was shown some examples and given brilliant advice by Ellie, who I found extremely reassuring throughout. The designer, Hayley, sent me initial sketches 1-2 weeks after the in person appointment. Hayley was very patient and again provided brilliant advice. Hayley was quick to create new design iterations based on my feedback. After many back and forward emails, the design was finalised and CAD mockups were provided. The mockups were extremely accurate when comparing with the finished product. The entire process, from first email to collection, took 6 weeks for a bespoke ring made with recycled platinum and a beautiful pear diamond (which was 2-4 weeks faster than their estimate). Communication was excellent and they were very keen to fit deadlines around plans I had in place. Ring resizing was required (my estimations were 4 sizes off!). I rang to book an appointment for a professional measurement and was able to meet the same day with short notice. The ring is to be collected within 7 working days. Overall the entire process was excellent. I felt very well looked after, very reassured and found all staff genuinely trustworthy. Above all else, my partner loves the ring and we are both extremely happy.
Shepsky
2021-08-06
From Russia With Love Cannot express how grateful I am to have ended up using Ingle & Rhode to construct an engagement ring for my now fiancé! I was absolutely clueless how to go about finding a ring but quickly realised I knew what style I wanted and enquired about designing and constructing a ring. From the moment Ellie got in touch she made the whole experience effortless and with Hayley's design help produced drawings of a ring that were exactly what I had pictured - all this achieved via email from an oil rig in Eastern Russia! I received the ring once home and upon opening the box I could not believe Ingle & Rhode were able to turn a few emails into such a perfect and incredible ring that was just a thought I my head only weeks before. We are now very happily engaged and the ring could not mean more to us given the nature of how it came to be and what it now represents. Once again, I cannot thank Ellie enough. All the best Ally
Umang Joshi
2021-07-26
Perfection. From the initial meet to the final ring, ever step of the process was incredibly. I surprised my (now) fiancé with a diamond ring and everything was perfect. Would highly recommend to anyone who is looking to get an engagement ring for their partner.

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