BESPOKE - Design Service Engagement Ring Lily Arkwright

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From 536,00 lei RON

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Lily Arkwright are thrilled to support Manchester Film Festival 2023 as this years lead partner. MFF showcases the very best UK & international...

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Lily Arkwright Award Nominations

2023 AWARD NOMINATIONS

Award Winning Jeweller

Proudly nominated for two of the UK's showcase Jewellery awards.

We're thrilled to have been nominated for Showroom Design of the Year by The Retail Jewellery awards committee and also Team of The Year by the Professional Jeweller awards team.

EDUCATION

Petite Engagement Rings

What are petite engagement rings?

Petite engagement rings, while often admired for their delicate and understated beauty, may raise concerns about their durability. The durability of a petite engagement ring largely depends on the choice of materials, craftsmanship, and the wearer's lifestyle.

In terms of materials, high-quality metals such as platinum or 18K gold can provide excellent durability and resistance to everyday wear and tear. Choosing Lily Arkwright who employs skilled craftsmanship is crucial. A well-made petite ring should securely set the gemstones and have a well-constructed prong or bezel setting.

However, due to their smaller size, petite rings may be more susceptible to damage if subjected to harsh physical activities or if they come into contact with abrasive materials. It's essential to consider the wearer's lifestyle and habits. If the recipient leads an active lifestyle or works in an environment that may expose the ring to potential damage, opting for a more robust design might be advisable.

Ultimately, with proper care and maintenance, a well-crafted petite engagement ring can maintain its allure and durability, becoming a cherished symbol of love and commitment. Regular inspections and professional cleanings can help ensure its longevity.

What is the history of petite engagement rings?

The history of petite engagement rings is closely intertwined with changing cultural and fashion trends. Traditionally, engagement rings were often characterised by large, elaborate designs, reflecting social status and wealth. However, over time, as preferences and societal norms evolved, so did the concept of engagement rings.

The idea of petite engagement rings gained popularity in the 20th century, particularly during the Art Deco era of the 1920s. This period celebrated sleek, geometric designs, influencing the creation of more delicate and understated rings. These rings typically featured smaller, centre stones, intricate filigree work, and a focus on overall aesthetics rather than sheer size.

The mid-20th century saw a surge in the popularity of petite diamond solitaire rings, emphasising the quality and brilliance of the stone over its size. The minimalist and elegant appeal of petite engagement rings continued to gain favour in the following decades, reflecting changing tastes and a desire for more practical, everyday wear.

Today, petite engagement rings remain a popular choice, offering a timeless and subtle elegance that complements various styles and personal preferences. The history of these rings reflects the ever-evolving nature of jewellery design and the enduring appeal of delicate, refined aesthetics in the world of engagements and love.

How durable are petite engagement rings?

Petite engagement rings, while often admired for their delicate and understated beauty, may raise concerns about their durability. The durability of a petite engagement ring largely depends on the choice of materials, craftsmanship, and the wearer's lifestyle.

In terms of materials, high-quality metals such as platinum or 18K gold can provide excellent durability and resistance to everyday wear and tear. Choosing a reputable jeweler who employs skilled craftsmanship is crucial. A well-made petite ring should securely set the gemstones and have a well-constructed prong or bezel setting.

However, due to their smaller size, petite rings may be more susceptible to damage if subjected to harsh physical activities or if they come into contact with abrasive materials. It's essential to consider the wearer's lifestyle and habits. If the recipient leads an active lifestyle or works in an environment that may expose the ring to potential damage, opting for a more robust design might be advisable.

Ultimately, with proper care and maintenance, a well-crafted petite engagement ring can maintain its allure and durability, becoming a cherished symbol of love and commitment. Regular inspections and professional cleanings can help ensure its longevity.

INSPIRATION

Celebrity Petite Rings

Gabrielle Union’s petite engagement ring

Gabrielle Union's engagement ring from Dwyane Wade featured a stunning 8.5 carat cushion cut diamond. This breathtaking piece boasted elegance and modernity, symbolising their enduring bond with its remarkable size and exquisite design, capturing attention with its brilliance.

our favourites

Lily Arkwright Loves

Lillie round or Lulu oval rings

Petite style engagement rings embrace delicacy, showcasing smaller, intricately cut gemstones that exude elegance. With slender bands and modestly sized centre stones, these rings radiate understated charm and grace. Their subtle beauty offers a timeless and refined allure, perfect for those seeking a dainty yet captivating ring.