Eleanor & Brendan

“Brendan and I were already engaged when we started looking for a ring, so I had a pretty extensive pinterest board by the time we met with Parnelle Diamonds. I had narrowed it down to an art deco style and had tried on lots of vintage rings but the ones I liked were far too expensive! I was a bit hesitant about designing my own ring as I wasn’t sure I would be able to tell if it was “the one” without putting it on my finger. I was also concerned about the origin of the stones and wanted to ensure that they were conflict free.

Parnelle Diamonds allayed these fears with their 30 day return policy and guarantee to only use diamonds that have come through the Kimberly process. After settling on a picture of a ring I loved, Parnelle agreed to source a tanzanite stone from an ethical mine in Tanzania for the centre and conflict free diamond baguettes for the surround.

The result is a ring that I absolutely adore. Going through the experience of designing the ring myself meant that I had control over and insight into the entire process. I know where the stones came from, where and in what conditions they were set, could decide on the design of the setting, and got a bespoke ring that I love at a price we could afford. It is not only “the one” but an heirloom that I am sure will stay in our family for many years to come.

We would wholeheartedly recommend Parnelle Diamonds for their professionalism and unique approach. We are currently working with them to design our wedding bands.”