Octavia appreciates the importance of a ring that is worn every day for the rest of your life and one that carries such personal significance. Once the big decision has been made to ask the all important question, there are a series of decisions which we guide our clients through, from price, to the choice of stones and of course the all important ring design.
Octavia meets with clients face to face wherever possible and shares her expertise, knowledge and experience, working with her dedicated, UK-based workshop team to ensure the final creation is a treasured piece that is worn with love and delight.
In an initial meeting or phone call we will discuss the direction and brief – chatting through the design, stone(s), style, budget and time frame.
Once the brief is established we usually source the stone(s) first (unless the client would prefer to let the design lead the stone choice) so we start by sourcing a selection of stones within the budget, until we find the ‘one’ or the perfect set. We source all our stones from a small selection of trusted and highly respected stone dealers.
Next we start the hand drawn designs, tweaking and altering them until the perfect design is finalised.
A CAD (computer aided design) is drawn up to give a 3D view of the design, for final sign off. Often we will show a view with an example wedding band, to see how they will work together.
The design and stone(s) go into the workshop to be handmade by a team of highly skilled craftsmen. This usually takes between 4-10 weeks depending on the complexity of the design.
The piece is completed, wrapped and delivered to the client, with any certification and after care advice. If the ring size needs to be altered this can (usually) be done, free of charge, once the ring has been given.