On the day George vowed to propose to his partner Xenia, he knew there was much to consider. What to say, what to wear and, most importantly, how to find the perfect engagement ring. Sensing his panic, his friend, Allen, passed his details to Andreas at Kensington Parker.

Calling the next day, Andreas and George had a brief but detailed discussion. George’s devotion to Xenia was evident, with his intimate understanding of her unique style giving Andreas a clear direction. George would choose from Kensington Parker’s Made to Order range, combining diamond and setting to create the perfect engagement ring.

“After some detailed questioning, Andreas and I finalised a date and time to meet. I couldn’t help feeling a new sense of calm when speaking to Andreas, which put me at ease for the task ahead.”

Visiting George at home, Andreas presented a hand-picked collection of diamonds that fit both his specification and budget. He educated George on their unique characteristics and explained their attributes. This gave George the confidence and understanding of how colour, clarity, carat and cut would affect his choice.

“At each stage, Andreas answered my questions clearly and precisely. This is the kind of service I thought would cost the world! Not only did Andreas stick to the budget, he found the greatest quality by personally inspecting each item!”

With the diamond chosen, next came the setting. Basing his recommendations on George’s spec, Andreas presented a selection of settings that complemented the stone. As with the diamonds, he explained the precious metal options and underlined the advantage of each one.

With all decisions made, work could begin on Xenia’s exclusive, made-to-order ring. To keep George at ease throughout the process, Andreas kept in contact, updating him on the progress of his engagement ring.

Just four weeks later, George received his ring, accompanied by a GIA certificate and independent jewellery valuation. Packing it carefully before a trip with Xenia to Santorini, George knelt before candlelight and popped the question. Without pausing for breath, Xenia quickly said the words he’d been longing for; ‘I do!’

“I couldn’t be happier with the quality of service I received, and the result which is a perfectly sized, shaped, designed, and a polished masterpiece. I can honestly say Andreas has made this aspect of my life a breeze and I will continue to use his services for years to come.”