Bridal Jewellery - Create a beautiful piece to celebrate your engagement and wedding.
VJG Jewellery in Worthing, West Sussex create beautiful bridal jewellery pieces to celebrate your engagement and wedding that will become a treasured keepsake, rich in sentimental value and cherished in years to come. Please see our Commissioning process to read about how to turn an idea into reality, or visit us at the shop.
If you are commissioning us to make something for you please plan well ahead and think about coming to see us at least 6 – 8 weeks before the proposal or big day.
Bespoke Engagement Rings
It is easier than you might think to design your own ring. There are endless ring designs that range from single stone solitaires to three stone settings or multi-stone set band rings. From contemporary to classic or even Art Deco inspired designs, we can fulfill your dreams with the perfect ring. We always take a practical approach and will recommend styles suited to your lifestyle and for the strains of 21st century living.
Make your ring as individual as you are; Why opt for a ring from a High Street chain where the same mass produced designs can be bought nationwide. We can create you a beautiful ring that no one else will have.
You must take into consideration that the style of your bespoke engagement ring will dictate which style of wedding ring you will require. Many of today’s modern ring styles will need a ‘fitted’ band where the engagement ring has the wedding band designed and made to fit alongside it eradicating any unsightly gaps and clashing edges that will be prone to wear.
When an engagement ring is given, it is customary to wear both it and the wedding band on the left ring finger. This ancient tradition originated from Greece, whose citizens believe that the vena amoris, a vein located in that finger, is a direct line to the heart. Platinum, palladium and gold make the perfect medium for this very special piece of jewellery.
A little bit about wedding rings……
The wedding ring is the most famous and instantly recognizable symbol of the joining together of a couple in the institution of marriage or more recently, a civil partnership. It has no beginning and no end, like time. It returns to itself, like life; the shape was worshipped in the form of the Sun and the Moon. The hole in the centre of the ring is not just space either; it is important in its own right as the symbol of the gateway, or door; leading to things and events both known and unknown.
It is not difficult therefore, to see how the ring and the gift of a ring began to be associated with love, in the hope that this most worthy of emotions could take on the characteristics of the circle and capture eternity. The age of wearing a simple plain band has modernized into a massive choice of styles and shapes offering endless possibilities.
We do not recommend matt or satin finishes on wedding rings as it is only a temporary surface finish and with the constant wear and tear the metal soon re polishes itself. We can however offer a ‘greased’ finish which is a not such a high polished finish.
Personalising your wedding ring
Diamond set wedding rings
The opportunity to have diamonds set into wedding rings is becoming increasingly popular and is another way to personalise and add extra sparkle. There are lots of options available from simply adding a single stone or even a crisp line of channel set diamonds. White black and treated coloured diamonds are available. We are always happy to discuss your requirements so please do not hesitate to contact us for a consultation.
Some of our clients ask us to have their wedding rings engraved. The most popular inscriptions are usually the wedding date alongside initials or simply a message like ‘I love you.’ The space is limited so you will need to keep it short. And remember, nobody else has to know what you engraved for each other!
A commitment ring is a ring given to symbolize your love and devotion in a monogamous relationship. A commitment ring is usually worn on the left ring finger, although it can be worn on the middle finger.
Also known as ‘promise rings’ they can mean different things to different people; usually it is a symbolic gesture that they are taking their relationship seriously.
We can design and make either individual rings or as matching band rings especially for you.
It is thought that the tradition of wearing an eternity ring dates back as far as 2000 BC to the ancient Egyptians. Its history is closely related to that of the wedding ring – a circle of metal with no beginning and no end – the perfect symbol of everlasting love.
An eternity ring is usually given at a significant anniversary. Many men present their wife with an eternity ring to celebrate the first year of their marriage or the birth of a first child. We are always pleased to welcome our Grooms back to the shop when this is the case. The eternity ring is often worn on the same finger as the engagement and wedding ring – the third finger of the left hand.
Eternity rings range from the classic full eternity ring which is a full band of gemstones or alternately the more popular half eternity ring, a half band set in the same precious metal as the engagement and wedding ring. Traditionally set with diamonds or combining with coloured gemstones in a choice of different settings all designed to complement the style of your existing rings. This does ultimately complete the trilogy of the most significant and precious rings that you will ever purchase.
Bridal Party Gifts and Accessories
Whether to adorn the bride, dress the bridesmaids or present as memorable gifts for the wedding party we at VJG are here to make everything possible. We have a selection of beautiful colour co-ordinated earrings and necklaces for the bridesmaids and cufflinks for the best man, pageboys and ushers. We never leave out the mother of the bride either!