HOW WE MAKE AN ENGAGEMENT RING – HATTON GARDEN

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We have been ‘FANATICAL FOR DIAMONDS’ for over 50 years manufacturing & designing fine jewellery for clients around the world. Classic or contemporary, traditional or totally bespoke, we are a true niche manufacturer, creating diamond jewellery of exceptionally high quality in Hatton Garden.

Each piece of the Arlington & Co. Collection is hand crafted using traditional methods in conjunction with the latest technology, all in our onsite workshop.

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The design of an engagement ring is not just the process of holding a diamond onto the finger but of enhancing it. The setting method, the height above the finger and the shapes involved, are all factors involved in enhancing the diamond.

We personally select every diamond, checking for the cut, clarity, polish, symmetry and measurement. The presence of fluorescence is checked in each and every diamond that we use also.

Once the diamonds have been selected, we design and hand make the mount around the suite of stones. Our diamonds are then each individually set by hand.

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Once the diamonds are securely set in the ring it is carefully polished and checked over for any imperfections before presentation.

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The skill of our craftsmen & craftswomen can be appreciated by the fine detailing of our product.

 

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EMERALD CUT DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING – HATTON GARDEN

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Arlington & Co. Hatton Garden Engagement Rings.

A rectangular gorgeous clear diamond. Cut with long lean facets extending down the sides, it’s this shapes large table (the top of the diamond), that shows off the diamond’s clarity better than any other shape. What it lacks in brilliance, it more than makes up for in undeniable elegance. Created in the Art Deco period, the emerald cut boasts long glamorous lines, a rectangular shape with cut corners that resemble stair steps and it’s name was taken from the most popular shape for emeralds in the 1920’s.

 

UPDATE ON ‘PUG’ RING – HATTON GARDEN

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Arlington & Co. Hatton Garden Pug Ring.

The diamonds are now all set securely, all 592 of them ranging in colour and sizes. Our Jeweller has polished the ring carefully, cleaned and checked for any imperfections. The next stage will be to use a black rhodium to pick out the features of the pug , concentrating on the muzzle and above the eyes.

HAND & SEAL ENGRAVING – HATTON GARDEN

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Arlington & Co. Hatton Garden Engraving.

Hand engraving & seal engraving are beautiful & specialist crafts. At Arlington & Co. we offer the service of both these skilled trades.

Symbols, patterns or messages, can be etched onto engagement ringswedding rings, eternity rings and other items of jewellery, by our hand engraver to create a truly unique and sentimental piece of jewellery.

Seal engraving has traditions that go back to the Middle Ages. When all documents and communications were certified by a wax impression of the senders unique seal. This provided proof it was not a forgery and prevented tampering.

Traditionally these are found on signet rings, usually with a coat of arms or family crest, where an image is cut onto metal or stone to produce a finely detailed impression in wax.

To view our range of signet rings or to see examples of the said engravings please visit us in our Hatton Garden store.

HALLMARKING IN HATTON GARDEN

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Arlington & Co. Hatton Garden The Hallmark.

The hallmarking system has added valuable protection for over 700 years. This legal requirement protects all parties; the public who receive a guarantee of quality and the manufacturer who is given quality control and protection from dishonest competitors. Without compulsory independent testing there is a huge potential for deception and fraud.

Please always make sure that there is a hallmark (stamp of fineness)  in any jewellery that you are purchasing to ensure you are getting what you pay for.

CUSTOMER BESPOKE COMMISSION HATTON GARDEN

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Arlington & Co. Hatton Garden Bespoke Diamond Ring.

Story board for Bespoke Commission in our Hatton Garden Workshop.

Using our Client’s diamond we created a platinum & 18ct yellow gold split shank ring, the surround and shoulders are diamond set by hand with Round Brilliant Cut diamonds. We then set Pear Shape diamonds on both shoulders in the splits to create a continuation of sparkle.

UPDATE ON THE ‘PUG’ RING

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Arlington & Co. Hatton Garden –  Diamond ‘Pug’ Ring.

The ears have now been folded over and our Designer & Diamond Setter have been hard at work selecting different colour diamonds (blacks, browns, and off coloured whites) in various gauges too. The diamonds are pave set into the 18ct gold by hand, incredibly the smallest diamonds being used here are 0.004ct. The pictures show various stages of the diamond setting process.

Our ‘Pug‘ ring is not quite finished. We will keep you updated with the finished piece.