Engagement Rings: Think Outside the Box

Beauty to some may be a custom-made engagement ring inside a fancy box, but these days it’s what’s outside of the box that’s getting the rave reviews.

Enter: Thomas Meihofer Jewellery Design – crafters of stunning custom made engagement rings and custom jewellery in Perth.

The team are masters at creating unique jewellery which suits the individuality and style of its owner.

But first, a brief rundown on the history of the engagement ring:

It has certainly come a long way over the centuries. First seen in ancient Rome, engagement rings were worn on the ring finger of the left hand as this finger was believed to contain the vena amoris, the vein of love that ran directly to the heart.

The first appearance of the diamond engagement ring was the betrothal ring given to Mary of Burgundy by the Archduke Maximillian of Austria in Vienna, 1477.

But it was during the 1940s where the diamond engagement ring shot to true fame with the iconic De Beers promotion, ‘a diamond is forever’. Hollywood stars responded in force, flashing their dazzling gems to the world and of course, the women of the world followed suit.

Laying eyes on the collection of beautifully designed diamond engagement rings at Thomas Meihofer, you can see Thomas’ intent on staking his own place in history too! The engagement rings collection is comprised of various styles, each with its own unique take on the traditional form.

Before a diamond enters the Thomas Meihofer collection, or is chosen for a custom-made design, it is rigorously assessed. The initial grading of each diamond, according to the four C’s: colour, cut clarity and carat, is carried out by independent stone laboratories, such as the GIA. However, it is only by viewing the diamond that the intrinsic beauty and exclusivity of the stone can be verified. This is where the knowledge and expertise of the gemmologists and diamond graders at Thomas Meihofer comes in to assist in the selection of the perfect diamond for each design.

Of course the shape of a diamond (also referred to as the cut) is an important factor when considering the style of your engagement ring. While the round brilliant cut diamond is by far the most traditional and popular cut of diamond, other diamond cuts such as the princess, radiant, cushion, emerald and oval, to name a few, will dramatically influence the style your ring.

While most engagement rings contain a classic diamond, this is of course not the only choice. Women such as Victoria Beckham, Kate Middleton and of course the late Princess Diana, all celebrated their engagements with precious coloured gemstone rings. Thomas Meihofer’s collection includes inspiring ruby and sapphire engagement ring options, which are all unique and quite beautiful.

The designers at Thomas Meihofer specialise in creating unique custom designed engagement rings. So once the diamond is settled on, they collaborate with you on a ring design that perfectly complements your personality, style and design preferences. With Thomas Meihofer custom designed jewellery, the possibilities are endless.

Perfect jewellery requires the ultimate in care. Thomas Meihofer issues an open invitation to anyone who holds one of their creations to come in anytime to have their piece cleaned. A regular clean will keep diamonds looking their beautiful best. It is also recommended that each client returns once a year for a polish and to check for any wear-and-tear to their ring.

This is a big time – an exciting time. It’s the right time to think outside the box with a custom designed engagement ring from Thomas Meihofer.

Start a conversation today with the best designers of custom-made engagement rings in Perth – Thomas Meihofer Jewellery Design.

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