Your engagement ring journey doesn’t end after finalising a design and picking the perfect diamond or moissanite.
There’s one more crucial decision;
What’s the best metal to have an engagement ring made in?
Certain precious metals are all-around better choices for an engagement ring.
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Talking about wear and tear might not seem like fun… but do you know what’s even less fun?
Seeing your precious engagement ring age in dog years. Continue reading How To Design An Engagement Ring That Beats Wear & Tear.
It’s that time again. We’ve scoured the social web and found the 5 most popular and trending themes in engagement ring designs during April 2019.
Continue reading The World’s 5 Most Popular Engagement Rings: April 2019 Edition
What do you think is the single biggest complaint customers have in their dealings with jewellers?
With no runner-up in sight.
Here’s a typical scenario: You spent your hard earned money on an engagement ring, and somehow it has been damaged (bent, lost a diamond etc….) on your fiancee’s hand without an apparent cause like a car accident.
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In a nutshell, we use a combination of cutting-edge technologies to ensure our designs are as fluid and neat as possible, but the final stages of manufacturing are still done by hand, working with the same tools of 50 years ago.
Continue reading How It’s Made; Luxury Diamond Engagement Rings
This is a fantastic budget-range to optimise, and your extra effort will pay off surprisingly well.
Engagement rings simply look nicer when setting with a larger center diamond. That’s why most designs you’ll cross paths with on Instagram or Google Images will be set with diamonds up to 3,00ct in weight.
You’re in a range where most rings you see online can be stunningly well executed.
If you had R30 000 to work with, there would be limits and constraints in what we can do for you. For instance; intricate metal work needs space for a designer to work his magic. As you can imagine a larger diamond creates a much roomier area to incorporate elements you love.
Sneak Peak; It’s not overly ambitious to set your sights on a 1,00ct diamond in a platinum setting. You have a good shot at proposing with the perfect custom engagement ring.
Continue reading Optimising your R70 000 Diamond Engagement Ring Budget
First of all, you’ll notice we’re not a store.
You’ll be strolling into a busy, but relaxed, studio with diamond consultants, jewellery designers and goldsmiths doing what they do best.
We’ll offer you some coffee, worth saying yes to, and then you’ll be joined by a knowledgeable consultant and/or designer for a session.
Continue reading What to expect during your visit to a Poggenpoel Studio
The two most popular engagement ring styles at this stage are simple solitaires… and intricate vintage designs. Polar opposites.
I nabbed our head of design and one of his team members for some good old feedback on common questions in the realm for vintage engagement ring design. Both have done stellar jobs at creating vintage designs over the past few months.
If you have any questions after this – get in touch. I’m sure these two would love to chat you through any further details.
Continue reading All Your Vintage Engagement Ring Questions Answered. (Interview)