Robert & Emma
We were contacted by Robert to create a bespoke engagement ring for his girlfriend Emma in time for their holiday to Greece. Choosing a baguette cut emerald and silver band we created this striking design. We are pleased to hear that Emma said YES! Now that they are happily engaged we have had the chance to ask them a little bit more about it...
Q: How did you meet?
E: We have known each other for about 6 years through mutual friends however it wasn’t till one night at the Arches in Glasgow that we really started talking.
R: We met the next week in a café in the Southside as Emma was designing a tattoo sleeve for me and that was that. The tattoo is a daily reminder of that coffee date.
Q: Tell us about the proposal
R: I had been planning for about 2 months before we went on holiday to Greece however I really didn’t want Emma to know. I wanted a really big surprise and not something you would expect as a traditional proposal spot.
E: Robert took me out on a jet ski and then all of a sudden stopped the jet ski and while we where bobbing about in the sea, told me to close my eyes. When I opened them he was holding my beautiful ring and then ask me to marry him. I was in shock, I didn’t cry or scream I just went silent – anyone who knows me will tell you this is not me. I just couldn’t believe it. The ring and proposal were perfect.
Q: Tell us about the ring
E: The ring is a geometric design with silver facing and Emerald stone. It sleek and simple and without sounding cliché I couldn’t have picked a better ring myself.
Q: Why did you choose a Jane Gowans ring?
R: Emma is a bloody nightmare. She studied fashion design so is really particular about her style. She is so fussy, a diamond ring just wouldn’t have suited her. Her favorite stone is emerald, her birthstone, so it made perfect sense to use this for the ring.
Q: Tell us about the commissioning process, would you recommend it?
R: The commissioning process was a really personal service. Jane kept me up to date and we were constantly emailing back and forth different designs – she understood perfectly what I was looking for. I highly recommend a commissioned ring if you are looking for something extraordinary and unique. The hardest part was keeping it a secret from Emma for so long.
Q: What are you looking forward to most about your wedding?
E: Obviously getting married but mostly celebrating with our family and with all our closest friends.
Huge congratulations Robert & Emma!