A common type of adornment, jewelry is as outdated because the human race itself. Jewelry created from shells, stones and bones survives as we speak from prehistoric instances; relics that set a precedent for an everlasting pattern. 2.5 million years later and Mom Nature continues to function a toolbox and supply of inspiration for jewelry designers, makers and wearers worldwide.
Floral engagement rings date again as early because the 18th century, when silver poesy rings engraved with small flowers had been thought of the peak of vogue in Europe. Following the wedding, these silver bands had been then changed with an equivalent design in yellow gold, usually inscribed with a love poem or a Shakespeare reference.
Then got here the 19th century, when technically-accurate fruit, flora and foliage turned modern motifs, due to a widespread curiosity in botany and the affect of Romantic poets comparable to Wordsworth. By the 1850s these delicate early designs gave method to extravagant, complicated compositions. Nature’s hues had been matched by colored gem stones, and a ‘language of flowers’ spelt out particular messages of romance.
Our engagement rings, the realisations of our award-winning Founder & Designer Arabel Lebrusan, showcase a wealthy tapestry of aesthetic, historic and cultural inspirations. Maybe hottest amongst potential suitors and brides-to-be are the florid motifs and natural shapes of our Secret Backyard assortment; a celebration of the enchanting, ever-evolving fantastic thing about Britain’s forests.
Crafted within the UK from sustainable, fair-traded supplies, these jewels will not be only a visible celebration of our lovely planet, however inherently type to it.
A well-recognized image of spring, the daisy’s identify derives from the Outdated English dæges ēage (‘day’s eye’); a homage to how its petals unfurl at dawn. With its connotations of vitality, freshness and beginnings, the daisy is a becoming image for an thrilling new life chapter.
Named after the daisy’s Latin title, the Bellis engagement ring is a enjoyable design, completely suited to the modern bride-to-be who just isn’t afraid to take the choice route. The streamlined rub-over setting safely secures the centre-stone in place, minimising the danger of snagging or catching, while the fragile daisy petals attain gently in the direction of the sky.
Embellished with charming rose and leaf motifs, our Foliage engagement ring completely captures the quintessential fantastic thing about the British countryside. Flanking the centre-stone – your alternative of conflict-free diamond or fair-traded colored gem – is an uncommon cross band and complex foliage detailing. Inside the rose petals lay tiny diamonds, positioned fastidiously for refined light-catching impact.
The light asymmetry of the Cherry Blossom engagement ring is what instils it with distinctive, natural allure. Delicate cherry blossoms bloom both aspect of the crowning glory, minute conflict-free diamonds glittering at their centres. In the meantime, the centre-stone’s spherical minimize and raised-claw setting preserve an air of timeless class, paying homage to the normal solitaire. A floral twist on a basic.
Delicate intimately however daring and assured in type, the Royal Oak design is cleverly reflective of its namesake. The cut up band boasts exquisitely-crafted leaf motifs, tiny pave diamonds softening the perimeters with a fragile sparkle. Centre-stage is the design’s nucleus, the place all eyes are drawn; a round-cut stone, be it your alternative of conflict-free diamond or fair-traded colored gem.
Does your sweetheart maintain a gentle spot for nature and a lust for the bizarre? We’d be delighted to work with you on a bespoke engagement ring like no different, designed together with her on the very centre and crafted from the best moral supplies we will discover. Try our Bespoke Engagement Ring gallery for inspiration.
Love, Arabel & Staff