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The Ultimate Christmas Jewellery Gift Guide – Alicia J Diamonds

Whether you're looking to treat yourself or a loved one this Christmas, a beautiful piece of jewellery is hard to beat. From bold gemstone rings to bespoke diamond pieces that will become treasured heirlooms in time, unwrap our favourite jewellery picks for adding a little sparkle this festive season. 

1. Bold Gemstone Ring

Part of the Alicia J Diamonds ready to wear collection, these items are ready to ship and as a result they are perfect for last-minute gift ideas! The range come in an array of gemstones and as the name suggests they add a simplistic yet bold design to any look.  

Selecting a gemstone that means something to your loved one is easy with a bold ring; Citrine is particularly popular for Christmas as it offers a symbol of hope and happiness, bringing the wearer optimism and cheerfulness. It’s the perfect way to end a year and head into the new one.  

Price: From £1,500 - £3,000 

Lead Time: Ready to ship  

2. Diamond Stud Earrings

There’s nothing more classic than a pair of timeless solitaire diamond studs. These beautiful earrings can be worn on every occasion and treasured for years; the perfect universal gift that the receiver is sure to cherish. Whether you are treating your sister, girlfriend, wife, mother or friend, these solitaire studs will add a touch of sophistication to any outfit. They are a true legacy piece that can also be passed on to future generations, making them even more special. Alicia J Diamonds can help you select the best diamonds for your budget, ensuring you get a standout gift for your loved one.  

Price: From GDP £3,500 (depending on the 4Cs) 

Lead Time: From 3 weeks 

3. Engagement Ring

Christmas or New Year are both wonderful times to propose, with the magic of Christmas and the excitement of the New Year adding an extra special something to any proposal. A bespoke diamond or precious gem engagement ring from Alicia J Diamonds will make the proposal even more memorable. As the ring is custom made and completely bespoke, extras and meaningful touches can also be added with birthstones, initials, names or coordinates added for a truly unique design.  

From choosing the cut of the diamond, the setting of the stone, the precious metal for the ring and additional extras such as a diamond halo or an added gemstone, Alicia J Diamonds pride themselves on their unique service offering a full education and advice for every groom to be.  

Price: Starting from GDP £5,000 (dependent on the 4c’s) 

Lead Time: from 3 weeks  

4. Tennis Bracelet

For the sophisticated woman in your life, show her how much she means to you with a classic diamond tennis bracelet - the perfect Christmas present. For an even more unique gift the bracelet can be personalised by swapping out one of the stones for a birthstone or other precious gem.  

As the hardest natural substances on earth, diamonds will be worn and treasured for decades and passed down for future generations making this a treasured heirloom that will mean the world to the person who receives it.  

Price: Starting from £3,000 (depending on the 4c’s)  

Lead Time: From 3 weeks 

To begin creating your bespoke piece of jewellery in time for Christmas email enquiries@aliciajdiamonds.com or visit our Bold Rings collection to shop our ready to wear rings.


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6 Reasons Why You Should Design Your Own Custom Engagement Ring

If you are reading this, you are most likely about to enter a new chapter in your life and propose – though, as times have moved on, you may also be the bride, who would like a say in what her engagement ring will look like.

An engagement ring is the most important jewellery purchase you will ever make, so it’s important to get it right. While there are thousands of beautiful engagement rings on the market, the best way to get the ring of your dreams is by designing it yourself.

If you’re undecided on whether to go for a ready-made ring or opt for the bespoke process, here are some points which explain why designing your engagement ring is the best decision you will ever make, whether you’re surprising your partner, or going to be wearing the ring yourself.

1. You're in charge

Designing a ring from scratch allows you to be involved in the entire process – start to finish. You can have complete autonomy on every detail including metal type, size and width of the band, height and shape of the diamond, the stone, engravings and any other personal touches you may wish to add. This ensures you get your dream ring, exactly how you want it, without having to compromise on quality or cost. However, as most people haven’t designed an engagement ring before, experts like us can help you narrow down the choices and styles as part of our gentle, helpful design process. We don’t expect you to come to us with the exact ring in mind (though some people do). We have hundreds of ideas up our sleeves to help you get the perfect personal ring for you.

2. It's personal

In our opinion, nothing marks a meaningful life moment like a bespoke piece of fine jewellery. Apart from anything else, it’s a forever piece. Not only does going bespoke allow you to add personal touches such as hiding a birth stone on the inside of the ring, or an engraving, or being inspired by a much-loved relative’s ring. You can tailor the design to your and your partner’s taste with elements that mean something special to you both. Being involved in the design process makes for a much more thoughtful, meaningful and special ring.

3. You can capture the bride’s personality

Designing your engagement ring is a perfect opportunity to let the personality of the bride shine through. If the bride is bold, fun and creative, choosing a coloured gemstone over a more traditional diamond is a wonderful modern way to tailor the design to the bride. This could be her birthstone, her favourite colour, or a gemstone that holds relevant meaning. If she prefers gold to silver, then that’s easily arranged – if she wants a particular shape diamond surrounded by her favourite gemstone, we can help. According to research from global fashion search platform, Lyst, searches for coloured stones have grown in popularity by 10% year on year. Going bespoke allows you to think outside the box to create something totally unique and tailored to the bride.

4. You can both be involved

These days, many of us are waving goodbye to old-fashioned engagement traditions. The past decade has seen a huge increase in female purchasing power, with the number of women buying their own engagement rings, or being involved in the process, sky rocketing. The beauty of the bespoke process is that it can involve both of you. This means the bride is not only guaranteed a ring she adores but she will be a part of design process – it’s a really lovely thing to do together. Designing such an important piece of jewellery together as a couple is a very special experience. It provides the opportunity to add personalisations that are meaningful to you two, to create not just a piece of jewellery, but a memory you will treasure forever. We advise speaking to Alicia J before you propose, then coming back with your fiancé to decide on the perfect ring together.

5. You can co-ordinate it with your wedding ring

When shopping on the ready-made ring market, many people fall in love with an engagement ring, but the options for the matching wedding band do not suit their taste – or vice versa. Designing your own ring means you can match it with the other ring in some aspects of the design. The two should interlock perfectly, which is easily achieved with a unique design – and they can be made together. Not only this but designing your wedding rings provides you with the option to co-ordinate your ring sets with your partner’s – something which is almost impossible to do when buying ready-made.

6. It will be one of a kind!

The biggest benefit of going bespoke is that your ring is one of a kind. Having a unique ring that is full of personal meaning is so much more special than ready made. Your engagement ring is the most precious piece of jewellery you will ever own, so why not make it original and personalised to you? Our customers often say the thing they love most is that their ring isn’t online for others to see. Instead, it is a unique, sentimental piece shared between just them and their partner that comes complete with the story of how it was chosen and made.

If you have any questions about designing your own bespoke engagement ring, we are always on hand for a friendly conversation – DM us on Instagram @aliciajdiamonds or email enquiries@aliciajdiamonds.com



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