Taking John & Sarah’s personal idea and turning into a beautiful engagement ring that they would cherish forever was our pleasure.


When John & Sarah approached us with their idea for a bespoke platinum engagement ring, we couldn’t wait to help them make their dream a reality. This is their Samara James story.

Share This
The Idea

John & Sarah first visited us last summer. John knew that Sarah had some specific ideas about how she would like her engagement ring to look, so he proposed on holiday, on the beach in Barbados, and brought Sarah to Samara James to choose her ring when they returned.

Sarah had always wanted a bespoke designed solitaire ring with a round diamond, John wanted to be involved in the design process, and was very keen that the ring be made from Platinum as his research had shown that this was a very strong metal and perfect for the special ring he wanted to create for Sarah.

They both wanted something beautiful and unique to mark this special time in their relationship.

How We Helped

Over the course of a 2 hour appointment our Sales Manager, Rob Bradley, explained the importance of choosing a diamond and went into detail about the different colour, clarity and cut of diamonds.

Sarah always dreamed she would have a round solitaire ring and they both felt that they wanted a diamond which reflected their relationship. After looking at the different characteristics, they chose the diamond with the most perfect sparkle, the "Hearts & Arrows" cut.

After discussion with Rob, they decided to go for the largest size diamond they could afford while still keeping the diamond eye-clean and white.

When choosing a design, Sarah first thought that she wanted something bespoke and unique, however, as they looked through the many designs at Samara James, she fell in love with the Marilyn design.


“All staff I interacted with were very patient, informative and helpful. I felt I was able to make the best choice possible and get exactly what I wanted thanks to the great service, particularly during my in-house appointment.”

The Big Day

Having chosen their perfect diamond and made the most beautiful ring, thoughts then turned to the big day. To compliment the engagement ring we recommended the matching wedding ring which had vintage style setting and was the same width as the band of the engagement ring.

John chose a classic men's wedding ring in a width that suited his hand.

Rob then suggested engraving the rings as having carefully chosen words engraved onto the inside of your ring is a beautifully romantic and unique way to commemorate your proposal or wedding day.

To view examples of popular fonts we offer please click here.

We are usually able to engrave a special message or date inside a ring usually up to 30 characters including spaces (except where the finger size is very small or there are already diamonds set as this will mean there is less space available). We can also engrave a message on the outside of a ring.

Our Bespoke Jewellery

We’re on hand to make sure you get the best quality and value for your bespoke jewellery. Contact us today.