Peter Scanlon in Elegant Gems can help you design your own ring.

Cavan’s hidden gem

Thinking of popping the question this Christmas? Visit Elegant Gems in Cavan for a unique ring picking experience you won’t get anywhere else.

The jewellers is a gem in itself, offering a range of services, all aimed at making your decision easier. One service that has proved incredibly popular is the ‘Design your Own Ring’, which allows the customer creative freedom when customising their ring.

Expert in the field, Peter Scanlon has invested in 3D printing machines, wax rings and much more to ensure you leave his store with the ring of your dreams.

His advice to everyone is to arrange a one-hour free consultation to avoid disappointment.

“Basically we sit down for an hour and we go through it on CAD [computer aided design software]. This visualises the ring before it is even made up. It takes four to six weeks to do that.”

He advises anyone who plans on proposing to purchase a promise ring instead of investing in an expensive ring they are not fully sure their partner will like.

Then book an appointment to design the real thing.

“They’re coming in saying ‘I don’t know what she likes’, so I say ‘look, don’t spend too much money then, spend €50 on a ring that looks like an engagement ring, and propose.’

Then make an appointment and I will sit down free of charge for an hour, going through every aspect of engagement rings from GIA certified diamonds to more prevalent nowadays, lab grown diamonds.”

During this consultation, customers will be sized, their preferences selected and a 3D version of their ring can be printed in as little as 24 to 48 hours, all free of charge.

Anyone interested in booking a consultation can book by calling Peter at 087-6251848, on Facebook @elegantgems, or via their website

A full range of jewellery is also available in store for an extra special Christmas gift.