Shaped wedding bands

Shaped wedding ring

Ring shaping – how to avoid waving goodbye to your engagement ring

Your elegant shaped engagement ring has been admired by all but now it’s time to order your wedding rings.

You pop into your local high street jeweller to make enquiries – and then comes the shock. Not only is it going to cost you extra to have a wedding band specially shaped to fit, but that’s the last you’ll see of your engagement ring for around six to eight weeks.

So what are the reasons for this? Well, high street jewellers often act as middle men, which means that any ring that needs special shaping has to be sent off to an expert jeweller. The result is that:

  • The work will take longer as the shaping is done off site and to suit someone else’s schedule rather than your own.
  • You won’t meet the person who does the shaping or be able to chat to them directly about the design.
  • There will be additional costs so that the shop can take a cut on the transaction.


The shape of rings to come

Before you start wishing you had gone for a simpler style of ring, there is an alternative – go directly to the specialist jeweller yourself.

Not only will you be able to consult directly with the jeweller, but you’re less likely to be without your engagement ring for weeks. And the good news on the money front – it can actually work out cheaper.

IHD bespoke shaped wedding rings


Top tips for ordering a shaped wedding band

If you aren’t sure where to start, here are a few tips on what to look for when you need a specialist ring shaping service:

  1. The customer is always right. When you make your initial enquiry, do they respond immediately and treat you as an individual? Or do you feel you’re on a conveyor belt with no room for an individual service?
  2. Speed of service. How long do they need to hold on to your engagement ring? Because we are experienced at this work, in nine out of 10 cases, we can return it to you the same day.
  3. Saving you money. Does the bespoke jeweller pass the savings of going direct on to you, the customer? Most people presume it’s more expensive to use a specialist jeweller than a high street chain, but we have lower overheads and no middle agents and so can pass savings on to the customer.
  4. Does the jeweller specialise in shaped wedding bands? Find out whether the jeweller has experience in this kind of work and ask to see examples and testimonials.

This last issue is perhaps the most important, as there’s no point in choosing the quickest cheapest option if you don’t end up with a well-designed, correctly shaped wedding ring that fits snugly against your engagement ring and matches the design.

IHD bespoke shaped wedding bands designs


Come to our studio

At IHD, we understand how important it is to you to have a stylish wedding ring to match your engagement ring.

Because we specialise in ring shaping – from split designs to unusual shaped precious gems – you can relax in the knowledge that we have the expertise to create a beautiful matching shaped ring.

We encourage you to take part in the design process, and we chat through your ideas on a one-to-one basis without interruptions – and as you might not be sure exactly where you want your diamonds set, we invite you to set them with us, meaning you are completely involved in the whole process.

We believe that it’s these personal touches that make all the difference.

6 Designs of IHD bespoke Wedding Rings

Whether you are looking for an original shaped design for your engagement ring or would like a wedding band shaped to fit perfectly with a ring you already have, please get in touch. We offer a personal consultation at our studios.



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