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Like many men when they decide to propose to their partners, I needed plenty of help and guidance when I began my search for someone who could make the engagement ring I was seeking for my now fiancee Elaine. While I knew Hatton Garden was a good area to go to in London, I also appreciated how intimidating the place might become for someone... Read more
Like many men when they decide to propose to their partners, I needed plenty of help and guidance when I began my search for someone who could make the engagement ring I was seeking for my now fiancee Elaine. While I knew Hatton Garden was a good area to go to in London, I also appreciated how intimidating the place might become for someone lacking some of the knowledge required to make the right decisions on what to go for. After doing some research, I decided - based very largely on their wholly positive and often extremely detailed Google reviews - to make an appointment with Max Diamonds. I feel it’s important to highlight the influence reviews had so that anyone reading this knows I came from the same starting position they may well be at as they read what I have to say.
In my initial meeting with Jason, we talked through what I was looking for in a ring and I really liked his relaxed, friendly approach, something I wasn’t expecting to find at the first place I visited. He did a lot to explain the various factors you should take into account and definitely put me more at ease and helped grow my understanding. Crucially, he introduced me to the idea of purchasing a lab grown diamond, something I hadn’t contemplated before. Having thought at first it might be a bit of a faux pas to go down that road, I soon learned of the very minimal differences in appearance and structure between natural and lab grown diamonds and, after seeking advice from a friend with a background in jewellery as well, chose to pursue that option given the additional possibilities it opened up.
Over a period a couple of weeks or so, we exchanged ideas by email and Jason and his wife Jo worked together to put my thoughts and their own suggestions into CAD drawings. Their patience with me in this part of the process was deeply appreciated because while I was determined to get things absolutely right, I know I was also extremely picky and perhaps a little challenging at points. Nevertheless, we got to a design I was happy with and from there, it took another two to three weeks to have the ring made and hallmarked. The final product is platinum and features a beautiful 1.37ct round diamond with four claws and no shoulders. Elaine and I are both absolutely delighted with her ring, which I feel I purchased for a fair, competitive price that represented great value for something Jason clearly took a lot of pride in when he presented it to me with confidence on collection day. I cannot recommend Max Diamonds highly enough – their no-pressure attitude sat superbly alongside Jason’s quality workmanship and I’m extremely grateful I followed my gut and took the plunge with them.