View our online Jewellery rangeIn my industry Engagements are my favourite thing. I get to work with people at one of the happiest times in their life. There is nervousness, excitement and anticipation.

One big thing I have noticed is the trends of the engagement ring have changed over the last 14 years while I have been in the industry. Not only in styles, metal choice, average size of diamonds but also in the way the rings are designed and chosen. More and more we are seeing couples making this life choice together. Traditionally the man would come and select a ring for his partner and it would all be a surprise. Now we are getting up to 40% of engagement ring sales chosen and designed by the couple.

The engagement ring is a big investment but most importantly it is a symbol of love that you want to be able to wear forever. It is a daunting thing for a man or women to do on their own but there is still something magical about the surprise and romance of the tradition.

With social media and the World Wide Web we have found a great way to keep this tradition alive and so far have had great success. What and How? Pinterest! We have regular customers, friends and referrals that use a private board that they only share with us. You may not know if your partner is planning on proposing or your husband planning a birthday present but keeping your inspirations on a boards so in the event of an engagement or anniversary they know we know your like, dislikes, styles and colour preferences but the romance of him designing something for you is still alive.

Here is an example of and inspiration board http://www.pinterest.com/tayhadesigns/example-engagement-ring-inspiration-board/

We love individually designing jewellery to perfectly suit each customer and a little bit of personal inspiration does go a long way. So share your board with us info@tayhadesigns.com and tell your partners about Tayha Designs and where to find us.


Moganite GemstoneToday we are working on a Morganite ring that has been two years in the design process with our customer. It will feature a rose gold setting, channal set princess diamonds and tiny diamonds beads set over all surfaces. The ring is being made from her old engagement rings. It will be a statement piece.


Princess cut diamondsWe are currrently working with a customer to design a Princess cut Diamond engagement ring. Here is a little bit about how the process works. This is the first stages of our design process. You come to us with an idea, you sit with the designer and work through what you would like in terms of style, peronality and practacality, we then hand sketch your idea. AT this stage we also personally select several stones that will both fit your budget and really stand out in your design. We take pride in selecting the right diamonds for you that are beautiful quality, conflict free and afforable. When having a engagement ring made the diamond will take up a large percentage of your cost and it is to be worn forever, as it will last forever, so it is important to get the right diamond. The best advise I could give anyone looking at Diamonds is ALWAYS look at your diamond before you buy it, buying on line and unseen can end terribly.