Chloe Drake's First Engagement Ring Designs

Written by on 8 May 2014

Chloe has recently seen her first four beautiful engagement ring designs come to life which she described as being 'influenced by art deco' - a design inspiration that she really enjoys working with. Today I asked her to share her experience and how she came to finalising the designs for these wonderful additions to our collection of ready to wear engagement rings.

After sifting through many designs and with the guidance of our Senior Designer, Chloe decided on four rings, each inspired by different eras, fashion trends, previous designs and classic styles with the aim of making the everyday engagement ring, extra special. Chloe told me 'It was pretty amazing to see my drawings come to life' and through the hard work and skill of our Goldsmiths 'each ring achieved the specific look that my design had intended'.

The first ring by Chloe below; is an art deco inspired design with a floral twist. The palladium band has a stunning tanzanite centrepiece, offset by two diamonds and intricate floral inspired overlay. The result is wonderful with the blue of the tanzanite really making an eye-catching and highly feminine feature of this engagement ring.

Art Deco Inspired Engagement Ring with a Floral Twist  

The next engagement ring has a magnificent emerald cut diamond which is effortlessly chic and puts the spotlight on the classic solitaire style. The band mirrors the shape of the cut of the stone and compliments it beautifully.

Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring  

Chloe's third ring is an elegant piece that was designed as a modern take on the cluster engagement ring. The diamonds glisten against the simple white gold band, this piece is a classic for the modern woman.

A Modern Take on the Classic Cluster Engagement Ring  

And finally the Piece de resistance is this stunning sea green tourmaline engagement ring (which is Chloe's favourite) and has art deco inspired stepping on either side that breaks away from traditional design aesthetics. The satin finish on the 9ct white gold is a fantastic contrast to the vibrant stone, with the two shoulder diamond flecks giving the piece glamour without too much bling.

An Art Deco Sea Green Tourmaline engagement ring  

Conventions are always changing and with more and more customers asking for some other gemstone options besides diamonds to feature in their engagement ring, designs like these by Chloe show just how you can have a stunning centrepiece without it being completely traditional.

Chloe studied at Sheffield Hallam University as an undergraduate in Product Design. She started at HK Bespoke Jewellery in the Project Management team for 4 months in order to learn about the company and process before moving on to work with the designers as an assistant.

9 months on Chloe is now taking commission appointments on her own, starting with more simple commissions such as cufflinks and men's wedding rings, working closely with senior designers to further develop her skills.

Chloe's rings are now available for viewings and to buy from both the Halls Green Jewellery Centre, Cambridge store and via our website.

Find out more about Chloe