Hamish McClurg shares his guide to selecting the perfect bespoke ring, a piece to be handed down through the family for generations.

Choosing an engagement ring or sentimental piece of jewellery can be overwhelming at the best of times, but David McClurg and his son Hamish McClurg of McClurgs make it easy. They’ve built a solid and trusted reputation for their dedicated service, elegant designs and high-quality jewellery that is impeccably crafted to the highest standards. Hamish is an expert when it comes to even the smallest details of selecting and creating a bespoke piece. Read his guide to selecting the perfect ring below.

Choosing Your Gemstone

Choosing a gemstone that you have a connection with is always special like following family traditions or choosing your birthstone. Diamonds obviously are a great choice, but if you like a bit of colour, I would always recommend the big three, sapphires, rubies or emeralds. Sapphires are now available in nearly every cut and colour and are second only to diamonds for hardness. Absolutely stunning and great for everyday wear.

Metal Options

It’s important to choose a metal that compliments the colour of your chosen gemstone. Emeralds and green sapphires look great set in yellow gold and diamonds look amazing set in platinum. Often a personal preference! 

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Design Style and Setting 

This is the fun part where we get to work together on the design and style. A great chance for you to be creative. Anything is possible. Show off your personality and trust us to create something that will be uniquely yours. 

Time Frames

It’s important not to rush such a special experience, so give yourself a minimum of a month for us to handcraft your bespoke piece. 

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McClurgs, established in Napier in 1914 and currently run by father and son, David and Hamish McClurg, have been creating incredible jewellery for more than 100 years and are well-known for attentive service and superbly crafted jewellery made to the highest standards.