The Durham Rose Blog

Ideas, advice & inspiration to help design your custom ring

Coloured Diamonds: Everything You Need to Know

Coloured Diamonds: Everything You Need to Know

When you’re designing a custom engagement ring, one of the most important considerations can be the choice of stone. For many, diamonds have the romantic edge, with connotations of enduring love. But as beautiful as a well-cut diamond can be, sometimes that clear,...

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Custom Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands for Men

Custom Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands for Men

There’s no denying that the engagement and wedding ring market is generally geared towards women. It’s what tradition dictates and society expects. But increasingly in recent years, we’ve been receiving requests for bespoke male engagement rings and customised wedding...

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5 Reasons to Select a Bespoke Engagement Ring

5 Reasons to Select a Bespoke Engagement Ring

Custom engagement rings have become increasingly popular in recent years. As technology has evolved and techniques have changed, companies like Durham Rose have found ways to make custom ring design accessible to a wider number of people. The opportunity to design...

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Top Ten Favourite Engagement Ring Styles

Top Ten Favourite Engagement Ring Styles

The beautiful thing about designing your own engagement ring is that there really are no rules. When you’re working with a company like Durham Rose, you can do pretty much anything within the laws of physics. As long as the components of a ring go together, we can...

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The Ultimate Engagement Ring Sizing Guide

The Ultimate Engagement Ring Sizing Guide

If you’re planning to make a proposal, you’ll have a fair few things on your mind right now. Not just the where and how to do it. But the endless questions relating to the ring – what will your intended like? Should you design it yourself? (The answer is always ‘yes!’...

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Ethical Engagement Rings: The Durham Rose Story

Ethical Engagement Rings: The Durham Rose Story

There are lots of things that make Durham Rose stand apart from other jewellers. The bespoke-only ethos. Our approach to design and our determination to allow customer involvement. Our customer focus. And our complete transparency in terms of cost. But there’s one...

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Get the Look: Twisted Band Engagement Rings

Get the Look: Twisted Band Engagement Rings

Twisted band engagement rings have become increasingly popular in recent years. Their main appeal is that they can make a relatively simple, low-cost ring look spectacular. And they really don’t need to be overly ‘showy’ to shine. So, what do you need to know about...

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Get the Look: Bezel Set Engagement Rings

Get the Look: Bezel Set Engagement Rings

Second only to the perennial favourite solitaire, the bezel setting is one of the most popular styles of engagement ring. It’s also one of the oldest forms, simply because the bezel setting is the easiest way to secure a stone to the band without risk of future loss...

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Get the Look: Two-Stone Engagement Rings

Get the Look: Two-Stone Engagement Rings

After a series of celebrity engagements, it’s tempting to think of two-stone engagement rings as a relatively new phenomenon. In the last few years, they’ve moved from being fairly rarely seen to being bang on trend. But in truth, the double stone ring has been around...

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Get the Look: Flower Engagement Rings

Get the Look: Flower Engagement Rings

Flowers and romance have long been inextricably linked. The Victorians even went so far as to ascribe a language to flowers – florioraphy – which was used for the subtle art of courtly love. If you wished to accept a secret proposal, wearing – or sending – a solid...

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