Proposing to Your Partner - Choose a Bespoke Bridal Set

Marriage proposals are romantic affairs. However, there is no right or wrong way to propose to your partner. Some people do it in private, perhaps at the top of a mountain or over a meal for two. Others are much more public and invite friends and family along or even hire a flash mob to help them pop the question. Some drop to one knee to make their proposal while others wouldn't dream of doing such a thing. It all comes down to personal taste. There is one thing that is common to all kinds of proposals of marriage, however. And that is jewellery.

True, some people will have borrowed a ring for the occasion or even make do with a curtain ring. However, this is not necessarily the best approach, especially if you want your loved one to say 'yes' and accept your proposal. If you have gone to great lengths to set the scene, get the right atmosphere and make the conditions as conducive as possible to obtain a positive response, why would you potentially throw it all away with an engagement ring that doesn't cut the mustard.


So, choosing an engagement ring before you pop the question is undoubtedly a good idea. Even better, why not consider a bespoke bridal set for your proposal or as a gift to your new fiancée so she knows exactly how you feel about her.

What Is a Bespoke Bridal Set?

To be clear, a bespoke bridal set is a jewellery set that coordinates but which is also entirely unique. Typically, bridal jewellery sets will include an engagement ring, a wedding ring, a necklace, earrings and often a coordinating tiara, as well. However, there are no hard and fast rules you need to follow, rather like there aren't any for how you choose to propose in the first place. In other words, you can choose what to include in a bespoke bridal jewellery set and what to leave out. What is included should, of course, suit your sense of style as well as that of your intended.

Emphatically, what a bespoke bridal set is not is an off-the-peg set of jewellery. Yes, they tend to conform to certain precedents, such as the use of pearls and diamonds, but these are very much the style norms and not something you need to stick to unless you would prefer to. The point is that these are bespoke jewellery that are made to the exact specification of the buyer. Of course, this could be a fairly loose design brief or it could equally be something much more thought through and planned.

How much of a say you want in the design process is entirely up to you. What you will get at the end of the process will be unique, however. Hand-crafted jewellery always has some unique qualities to it. Nevertheless, with a bespoke design, you will get a coordinating look that runs across all the pieces but has never been seen before. What could be more romantic than to represent the unique personality and look of your bride-to-be with a one-of-a-kind jewellery set?

Bespoke Bridal Sets and Marriage Proposals


There are two main approaches you can take with a bespoke bridal set for a proposal of marriage. The first is to purchase an engagement ring that sets out the design style you are thinking of and let your partner know that additional jewellery in the same style will be part of the wedding day experience. This way, she will be able to add her own input into the design of the jewellery set, something that can make the entire gift that much more personal.

However, if you want your bridal set ready to hand over to your partner on the day of your proposal, then there is nothing to stop you from commissioning one today and having it ready for when you pop the question. Remember that adjustments are possible to bespoke jewellery including taking into account ring sizes and so on. Obviously, if you know your partner's ring size before ordering, then this will help to ensure you get a good fit in the first place.

Whether you decide to order a bridal set before or after your proposal, the fact that you have thought about it will certainly help to achieve the desired result of her accepting your proposal.

Why Ask Bonds of Brentwood to Help With a Bespoke Bridal Set?

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We have decades of experience in bespoke jewellery making including exquisite bridal sets. Our in-house team of designers and jewellery makers can make your ideas come to life, making both your proposal day and the big day itself something that will sparkle long in the memory.

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