For anyone searching for a modern yet timeless engagement ring, London based designer Rachel Boston is the jeweller of the moment. Having managed to perfect the fine balance between a fresh, modern feel that is also wearable, yet won't go out in and out of style, Rachel has recently relaunched as an appointment only showroom with customers vying to get one of the coveted viewing slots. Nestled in a busy yet unassuming East London street, the discreet exterior branding betrays the veritable cornucopia of jewels within.
Her trademark modern art deco engagement rings all possess the chic styling and refined design details of most jewellery lovers' dreams, with slim bands, triptichs of diamonds and a slightly graphic, minimalist edge, managing to seemingly achieve the ultimate in 'cool London' bridal aesthetic - classic without being traditional, and modern without feeling OTT or ostentatious - the result of years of industry experience and an incredible eye for style and detail.
The Showroom itself has recently undertaken a makeover and is a relaxed, stylish affair, with diamonds sparkling under the bright lights and a large selection of other gemstone rings as well as diamonds to peruse. Engagement ring hunters trek across London (and from further afield) for 'try-on' consultations with Rachel herself - book an appointment for yourself here - and her expertise and instinct shines through as she balances the clients' ideas with her impeccable knowledge of what will work, and more importantly, suit the wearer.
With just the right amount of 'edge', Rachel Boston's designs are hugely wearable yet still feel super special - I've still got my eye on a channel set baguette diamond ring as my ultimate wedding ring - and a visit to her Cheshire Street Showroom should be at the top of every London-style loving woman's wishlist.