What is your most memorable wedding?
Engagement - if she really likes it
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
There are no traditions! I like the brides that choose a single ring rather than a paired wedding/ engagement ring set.
What about your business are you most proud of?
One in Peterhead when the bride wanted an Elizabeth 1 look and I spent days knotting little pearls to make in intricate and dramatic necklace with a big lapis lazuli drop. The necklace needed re-stringing several times to get the perfect fit and I had to import some special silver beads from the US to complete the look. It was all worth it in the end!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Message in a bottle
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
My couples just choose initials and dates, so I'm not sure I have seen a very romantic engraving, sorry.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Matching bridesmaid jewellery, all made to measure. Very classy!
What are your favourite wedding traditions for rings?
Elegant, refined, dramatic, personalised, caring
What is the most romantic engraving you have seen on a wedding ring?
The most important thing is to love each other! A wedding is just one day, a marriage is for life. Laugh if your plans don't always go to plan. It is the little mistakes we all make that make for lasting memories. Make those memories happy and keep your sense of humour intact even when tempers can get frayed!
Which ring do you think holds most significance for a bride?
Appointment with one or both to choose a gemstone and discuss designs for an engagement ring. Discuss budget either jointly or with the paying partner. Source a gemstone (if we don't have one in stock that is exactly what the bride wants), finalise the design using sketches or CAD images, sign a commission contract (50% down payment) and then the balance of 50% is due on completion.
What is your favourite proposal story?
The customer recommendations and unsolicited testimonials from happy customers around the world. We really want out customers to be delighted with our products and services and go the extra mile to make sure that they are.