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The Design Process

“Distinctively proud to not be your average high street service”

Durham Rose offers you the opportunity to bring your inspiration to life, creating a truly personal experience and a journey that you’ll never forget, nor replicate.


Our Bespoke Process

The ring of a lifetime deserves the journey of a lifetime. From inspiration inception through to the finished piece of forever, Durham Rose will be with you every step of your adventure together. Explore further, step by step, how we provide you with our innovative bespoke service here.

How Our Rings Are Crafted

Due to the unique and conscientiously personal nature of our service, each ring is hand-crafted using the appropriate technique for your custom made design. We offer an unrivalled experience using the latest in 3D design software and technology alongside highly skilled design consultants and jewellery craftsmen. For a more in depth look at how we do this, read here.

How much does It Cost

Value, not just price. We at Durham Rose offer a truly unique, bespoke service based on our individual clients inspiration. We never replicate and we never resell.  Many of our clients are surprised to learn that a high quality bespoke service does not always equate to high end financial expensive. Read on to find out more about how much our service to you costs and why.

How Long Will It Take

Our manufacturing time varies depending on the complexity of the design and the workshop we use to create it.  Our standard manufacturing time is 25 working days from design sign off by the client. This is when the design has been built in our engineering software and you are completely happy with every element of the design and ready for the manufacturing to commence. Getting to this stage is very much depended on yourself and the availability of stones etc, but the design process is usually complete between 2-5 working days.

Ring Size Guidance

Knowing the correct finger size is often beneficial from the start of the design process to ensure the ring is in proportion with the finger size. It also assists with being able to provide a more accurate quote as the shank part of a ring is priced on metal weight. Here are a few handy tips to find out your partner’s ring size.


How do we ensure your piece of forever reaches you on time and in style?

We ship our rings worldwide, with full insurance so that they reach our clients in perfect proposal condition. Our outer packaging is discrete and the inner packaging is a contemporary memento in itself. There are a variety of shipping and delivery options available to our clients. These are all included here in our comprehensive Delivery or Shipping page.


After your perfectly planned proposal has taken place we will create a photo story book of how your ring has been crafted. We even print a proposal picture in the book for you

Hallmarking And Engraving

Hallmarking is a legal requirement in the UK to ensure proof of authenticity. A hallmark is made up of a series of marks presented as engraved using a laser to the surface of the metal. It can be thought of as a unique ‘birthmark’; giving your forever piece a distinguished place of origin.  You may wish to add a personalised engraving to add further sentimental meaning. To discover more about our Hallmarking and Engraving service, click here.

Our Workshops

The unique way in which we create your personal piece of forever, requires us to have several workshops that are  able to specialise in different design and manufacturing processes. This allows us to utilise our technical knowledge to create your design into reality. We are fortunate to have workshops in London, the United States and India with a superior team of experts, craftsmen and women and a wealth of knowledge and experience in the jewellery industry.  

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“They created magic from just one photo. An utterly unique design.”

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“What Faye designed was nothing short of spectacular. The design truly did capture everything I wanted.”

Get in touch with one of our incredible ring designers

Our team and their wealth of experience will seamlessly guide you through the design process and create a unique, one off timeless piece of jewellery.

Get in touch with one of our incredible ring designers

We've trodden the path hundreds of times before so whether you have a clear idea about your requirements or are just looking for more information, let us guide you seamlessly through the journey by getting in touch today.