For Your Wedding Day make it Allum & Sidaway and Let us Inspire You
So you have found the one person that you want to spend your life with – amazing! Whilst you are considering just how to propose, it’s time to select the perfect ring. At Allum & Sidaway we offer an unrivalled collection of stunning diamond and precious stone engagement rings and precious metal wedding rings, including titanium and palladium, from specialised craftsmen throughout the world.
Tradition states you should be spending around three months salary on that special item. But there are so many options to consider – a beautiful looking ring can start as low as £350 and work its way up to several thousand.
A girls’ best friend…
The tradition of giving an engagement ring was introduced in 1477, when Archduke Maximillian of Austria gave Mary of Burgundy a gold ring set with a diamond as a token of love. The gift of a diamond remains the most popular choice; as a gemstone you really cannot beat a diamond’s beauty, strength and durability to be worn every day.
Diamonds are categorised by their cut, colour, clarity & carat. We will let our experienced teams talk you through this in store whilst you have rings in front of you. The most popular diamond shape for an engagement ring is the round brilliant cut. This type allows for optimum reflection and sparkle. However there are many other cuts and shapes if your partner would suit something a little different.
Your final ring choice should consider a number of factors, including what metal your partner likes, what will suit her hand, the diamond size and cut, the detail such as a cluster of stones around a larger, or stone set shoulders.
Head of the pack is the timeless classic; a diamond solitaire. It’s our promise to you that each store will always have a good selection of this style for you to view. The archetype of this ring is the Tiffany setting, dating back to 1886 and holding the diamond with 6 claws. Today, many of our solitaires feature 4 claws; holding the diamond firmly in place whilst allowing maximum light to the stone for unrivalled sparkle & brilliance.
Other popular variations include an engagement ring set with side (shoulder) stones, or a cluster style with either a large stone surrounded by smaller, or a group of smaller stones creating the impression of 1 large. Either way, we are yet to meet a bride that has commented, “there is too much diamond”!
Three stone or trilogy rings offer something different too. The three diamonds are said to represent a couple’s past, present and future.
Vintage inspired styles with pave diamonds or filigree detailing create a romantic look with personal touch.
For those on a tight budget, we can offer a great new collection of diamond cluster rings, set in 18ct white gold & starting from £425, giving you great sparkle and show.
Perhaps her heart isn’t set on a diamond? There are many colourful precious gemstones to choose from. A Sapphire for example is ideal for every day wear and also comes in many colours from pink, purple, yellow, green and of course blue.
We also offer bespoke design with Ivonna; our award winning in house designer. This gives you the chance to select a stone and a style, and present a ring that has your personal touch on it.
Ultimately, you know her best & we are here to help – from modern, vintage romance or a traditional Tiffany style mount- we have all these styles and many more in store that will match every couple’s diamond dreams.
Of course she said yes!
For your next step, let us help you to select the perfect set of wedding rings to reflect your love for the years to come. We offer a huge variety of wedding bands, in many precious metals and finishes. Choose from our British makers offering everything from precise classic courts to patterned alternatives, or from our European ranges, featuring sophisticated metal and colour combinations.
Some of our designer brands include award winning Shaun Leane who pushes boundaries with his daring contemporary design, Georg Jensen representing 100 years of ageless but modern designs, Marco Bicego with his distinctive and contemporary Italian jewellery and Clogau rich in heritage and the gold of royalty.
Complement your chosen engagement and wedding ring with an eternity ring symbolising devotion and commitment or choose a wedding band scattered with diamonds to match the engagement ring.
We also offer a bespoke design service where we can work with you to design and craft a piece that is truly individual. Visit us in store to discuss your own unique creation. A fabulous way to ensure your engagement and wedding ring is truly irreplaceable.
Whether you want to be modern, timeless, romantic, vintage, traditional, unique or make a statement, we are unmistakeably yours on that special day and for every occasion to come.