Just after completion of the keirin, finishing third in a seventh-place ride-off and still in his race kit - Chris Pritchard, Scottish cyclist proposed to his partner Amanda Ball in the stands at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome. The Sheffield-born cyclist said: “I couldn’t tell anybody because I didn’t want it to get out, it was top secret.”
We, The Diamond Studio, were delighted to have been a part of this secret and honoured to create the custom-made 0.52 pear shaped diamond set in 18k white gold.
The Diamond Studio also designed a silver dog tag for Chris, for which to put the engagement ring on. One side was engraved in Roman Numerals ‘20 17 11 1’. This signifies the 20th games, 17 sports, 11 days and 1 city. “To do is to be” was engraved on the other side of the tag. The phrase, spoken by philosopher Aristotle was chosen as it seemed to best fit the special moment.
The Diamond Studio specialises in a range of different jewellery, but particularly wedding & engagement rings. Our aim is to offer ‘affordable luxury’ with an emphasis on providing a personal and friendly service. Furthermore, we intend to offer everyone a lifestyle experience in our relaxed surroundings within private members club, 29, Royal Exchange Square.
We also pride ourselves on our bespoke / custom-made service. If you cannot find exactly what you are looking for then we can design a unique ring that suits both you and your budget. Chris originally came to us with an idea of the type of engagement ring he wanted and the price range with which he wanted it to fit. From the design stage right through to the final end result, Chris was involved throughout to ensure the ring was perfect.
If you are thinking of getting married or wish more information on our bespoke jewellery service then please contact us. All contact details can be found below.
T: 0141 248 2389