With a 'Traditional Goldsmiths Apprenticeship' and a 'Freeman of the City', Jos Skeates and his highly-skilled Goldsmiths craft beautiful bespoke rings with an exciting palette of precious coloured stones or individually selected conflict-free diamonds; allowing you to design your own engagement ring. Alongside the in house workshop, EC One showcases a range of contemporary Tension Set diamond rings by Niessing and vintage inspired styles from selected fine jewellery designers.
Rings of this sort have been used for thousands of years as a visual marker of marital status. In various areas of Europe, especially amongst the German-speaking areas, as well as Norway and Bulgaria, the wedding ring is worn on the ring finger of the right hand whilst the left ring finger is traditionally the place for the engagement rings to be worn (if there is one). It is common for a ring to be switched from the left hand to the right as part of the marriage ceremony in these cultures.