People sometimes ask us where we get the names of our jewellery range from, and why we choose certain names for certain products. That’s a good question – but not a short answer!
The first ranges of diamond engagement rings that we created were named by Elaine and Emily, bouncing ideas around and choosing names that they liked. These are rings like the Estella and Chloe classics, and rings that have been purchased by many delighted customers over the years.
After they exhausted their favourites, Emily began searching for interesting names online and in books. Unusual names, names from mythology, names from cultures other than our own, and names with meanings that are something that you want to be associating with an engagement ring. These include rings like Ophelia, Minerva, Carya and Athena.
More recently, we’ve found a website that has a fantastic list of beautiful names from all over the world, that can be sorted by meaning. The means that if we have a floral styled ring or pendant, then we can go and choose a floral name for it. Or if there is a particularly bold design with no name hanging around, then we can go looking for a name with a suitably strong meaning. Names we’ve chosen via this website include Mei, and Nomi, which both mean beautiful but have roots in Hawaii, and Japan respectively, and Anouk which means graceful in Dutch.
When it comes to wedding bands, some of them have names which match the engagement ring for which they’re designed to match. The Anaia solitaire ring has an unusual curled setting, and a standard shaped wedding band wouldn’t fit against it, so the Anaia wedding band is part of our collection – and is a perfect, snug fit, that won’t pinch or rub.
Most of the rings aren’t name for anyone in particular, with one exception. A lovely couple chose a ring from us, back in 2017, Stevie chose a ring for Lisa that was so new that we’d not actually got around to naming it yet. Read their engagement story here.
Elaine offered them the choice of what to call it, and, after thinking about it for a while, they came back to us saying:
“Lisa and I have decided that we would like to call the ring Emily, after the wonderful Emily who has been the driving force behind getting the ring from the manufacturer to my fiancée’s finger. She has been brilliant in helping me through the whole process and we hope each day when she flicks through the website/catalogue she may catch a glimpse of the ring and be reminded of all the hard work she puts in and how her customers appreciate it.”
So, that’s the one ring that is named after someone – the Emily!