Finding The Perfect Ring
If you're looking for a unique and elegant engagement ring that has been handmade in London by expert jewellers look no further. Stephen Einhorn has been designing engagement rings for over 22 years and is one of London's leading jewellery designers. Our beautiful selection of rings are all handmade in our London workshop. We also hand select all of our gemstones.
In this section we have put together a short guide to help you through our wondrous world of engagement rings. In addition to our mainline collection we also design and make bespoke pieces.
THE ELEGANCE OF RINGS EXPLAINED
Apart from the fine craftsmanship, honest advice and high quality materials, people come to Stephen Einhorn for our designs. Whether it’s for clean modern geometric lines, classical shapes or Stephen’s signature open settings, we have something for everyone.
If you have any questions or need a little guidance please don't hesitate to contact us.
A cushion cut engagement ring has a very classic look to it and offers a striking combination of modernity and femininity. A cushion cut is a square diamond but with softly rounded corners. The reason it’s called a cushion cut is because the stone is the shape of a cushion or pillow.
Timeless, elegant and very sophisticated, the simple design of our solitaire engagement rings puts your diamond or precious gemstone centre stage. A solitaire refers to a design with a single diamond or precious gemstone which is normally claw set to show off the vibrancy and brilliance of the stone.
ROUND BRILLIANT CUT
The round brilliant cut is often thought to be the fanciest cut due to the mechanics of its shape. However as in all things, it is simply a question of taste. It is cut with 58 facets which allows a lot of light refraction and exceptional brilliance.
An oval cut is a very elegant stone. The history of this cut goes back to the 14th century, however it wasn’t until 1919 that the formula for the perfect oval cut was finally realised. An oval cut stone is a modified form of the round brilliant cut, and possesses a similar fire and brilliance.
The princess cut diamond has its origins in the ‘French Cut’. A princess cut is square or rectangular shape and the profile of the stone is similar to a pyramid with four bevelled sides. It’s a chic and elegant looking stone and a very popular engagement ring choice.
MEN’S ENGAGEMENT RINGS
Men also want to celebrate the fact that they are engaged and why not? Stephen has designed many men’s engagement rings over the years and he has several collections that are very popular with his male customers: gay or hetrosexual. All our rings can be adapted to be engagement rings. If you would like to add your own subtle twist to your ring, why not have a plain band set with a selection of small stones?
A cluster design features a stunning centre stone surrounded by diamonds or precious gemstones for a luxurious look. Depending on the setting cluster rings can either look very contemporary, or have a more vintage feel. The choice really is yours.
WEDDING & ENGAGEMENT RING SETS
We have a wide selection of exquisite wedding and engagement ring sets for men and women. From very delicate to larger more statement designs, there are sets to suit a variety of styles.
NON-TRADITIONAL ENGAGEMENT RINGS
Alternative engagement rings can be any design. One of our most popular designs is our Small Skull ring made in gold, palladium or platinum and set with black sapphires, diamond or emerald eyes. A different option is to have a design set with our beautiful 2000 -Year-Old Thames Wood and another very popular choice is an eternity style ring set with brilliant cut diamonds. Really, the world is your oyster! How about a beautiful solid signet ring set with onyx or lapis, with the gold initals of you and your loved in the centre of the stone?
With us, it's a lifelong relationship
We make everything on site in our London workshop so we can alter, revamp, service, and generally look after your cherished Stephen Einhorn engagement ring. In our London shop we pride ourselves on the highest levels of customer care and aftercare; with us it's a lifelong relationship.
If you aren't based in the UK fear not! You can choose and buy your beautiful engagement ring here online. If you have any questions or need a little guidance please don't hesitate to contact us. You can email any queries to email@example.com
or call us on +44 (0) 20 7359 4977.
Diamonds & Precious Stones
Diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds are precious gemstones due to their rarity, quality and hardness. There is no right or wrong stone to use for that perfect engagement ring, the choice is entirely up to you.
Diamonds, as the toughest mineral known to humans, will become heirlooms of the future. They carry a rich and illustrious history. Nothing shines and sparkles quite like a diamond, the play of fire and colour can catch your eye from across a room, giving them a truly unparalleled beauty. The name diamond derives from the Greek for invisible or untamed. Very apt for this wildly enigmatic stone.
Since their discovery rubies have been treasured by people across the globe. Passion, love and royalty – the ruby is a majestic stone. Varying in colour from the raspberry red hues found in Macedonia, through to the palest fading sunsets into a deep blood red, the ruby's depth of colour means it suits settings in a variety of precious metals.
The sapphire comes in many different hues but blue is the best known colour. Their deep, dark hue adds instant drama to a piece of jewellery. In the Middle Ages clergy wore blue sapphires to symbolise heaven. In Ancient Greece and Rome monarchs believed them to protect from harm. In modern times, they have often graced the necks and hands of royalty. Different trace minerals produce a whole spectrum of differently coloured sapphires. It is a very durable stone, exceeded only by diamond.
Prized by the Incas and the Aztecs, the Romans and the ancient Egyptians, this is a stone with an illustrious history. The deep, vibrant green of emerald is so incomparable that a colour is named after it, emerald green. Emeralds without inclusions are extremely rare. The many inclusions in them, known as ‘jardin’, are not faults, rather they are evidence that the stone is genuine. Their delicate nature only makes them more precious and more desirable.
There is a variety of precious metal options. It is important to choose not only what you love, but what suits your soon-to-be-fiancées skin tone. Here at Stephen Einhorn we love each metal for its unique look. The cool blue of platinum, the radiance of yellow gold, the creamy richness of white gold, the warmth of rose gold. Whatever stone you have chosen, you can complement or contrast with the metal and choose the carat to suit your budget.
Platinum represents the best of everything. It’s beautiful. It’s shiny. It’s tough. And it’s the rarest, most luxurious precious metal in the world. Platinum’s natural bluish white colour perfectly compliments a pure white diamond, deep blue sapphire or rich ruby. Read more >
The warmth of yellow gold’s lustre is highly prized, and as it is a finite precious metal every piece is treasured making it the perfect metal for fine jewellery. Read more >
It’s warmer colour suits every skintone and the romantic, soft, rich colour is the perfect compliment for coloured gemstones. Rose gold comprises of a gold and copper alloy, making it more durable than yellow or white gold. It looks especially striking combined with rubies. Read more >
This precious metal has an warmer bright silver-white sheen to it, making it the perfect background for any gemstone, as it will never detract from the beauty of the stone. It is a durable and elegant option.
Palladium is a lovely white precious metal, particularly suited to contemporary designs. It is tough and durable like platinum, but also malleable, making it ideally suited for more fluid jewellery designs. It is lighter in weight than platinum, and ‘whiter’ in colour than white gold, comprising of 95% pure palladium metal. It is also hypoallergenic. Read more >
Need some inspiration?
Taking inspiration from architectural arches and bridge spans, Stephen has created an elegant collection of modern pieces that are at once physically strong, but with a delicate lightness of touch.
Small pieces of sculpture created to be equally dazzling from all angles. Precious gemstones are suspended by a gorgeous halo of rich metal. The unique setting of this beautiful design allows the maximum amount of light possible to shine through which makes the stones really zing.
MEN’S ENGAGEMENT RINGS
Men’s engagement rings are now universal. Men also want to celebrate the fact that they are engaged and why not? Stephen has designed many men’s engagement rings over the years and he has several collections that are very popular with his male customers: gay or heterosexual.
BESPOKE ENGAGMENT RINGS
Stephen's bespoke designs have built up an unparalleled reputation within British luxury jewellery for over 22 years. His special one off engagement rings are designed for customers who appreciate luxury quality and style, all combined with exquisite detailing and lasting craftsmanship.
Our customers have many different criteria and priorities for their personalised engagement rings and we are always happy to be as accommodating as we can. Browse, get inspired, and if you have any queries or you simply need to talk through your options please don’t hesitate to contact us.