Buying an engagement ring can be an exciting and daunting prospect. With a custom engagement ring, you can incorporate your partner’s favourite gems and play an active role in the design process. By creating a truly unique piece, you can be sure that your bespoke engagement ring will be a timeless and personal symbol of your marriage.
Of course, creating a custom ring requires planning. If you’re unsure how to get started, we can help. With our handy guide, it’s easy to follow the correct steps to buying an engagement ring. If you’re planning to propose or you want to have the perfect ring ready so you can pop the question spontaneously, take a look at our handy guide for creating a custom engagement ring now…
CHOOSING DIAMONDS OR GEMSTONES
Diamonds are a traditional choice for engagement rings but there are plenty of other options available. Exquisite blue sapphires, rich green emeralds and deep red rubies are also popular choices for engagement rings and it’s easy to see why. With the option to customise your ring entirely, you may even choose to have a centre gemstone surrounded by smaller diamonds.
If a particular stone has meaning for your partner or even if you want to incorporate their favourite colour into your ring design, using a gemstone can be a fantastic option. With plenty to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect colour, shade and hue when designing your custom engagement ring.
SELECTING A SETTING
If you don’t know too much about jewellery, you may not be aware that diamonds and gemstones can be set into engagement rings in different ways. The classic Halo setting uses a centre diamond and a surround of smaller diamonds, for example, while a claw setting uses four or six prongs to hold a centre stone in place.
Typically, the type and size of stone you choose will determine which settings are most effective. However, designing a custom engagement ring gives you plenty of scope to incorporate your preferred settings.
FINDING THE RIGHT CUT
With endless cuts to choose from, you can select the perfect option for your partner. A brilliant cut diamond offers unrivalled sparkles, whilst a step cut is perfect if you prepare a clean, sleek design. If you want to design something unique and modern, hexagonal and triangular diamonds will ensure your custom engagement ring stands out. Whether you opt for a princess cut, oval, square or heart-shaped stone, the cut of the diamond or gemstone will be one of the most important features of your bespoke engagement ring.
PICKING THE RIGHT BAND
Firstly, you’ll need to decide what type of metal you want to create your custom engagement ring from. White gold and platinum have a silver hue, while yellow gold and rose gold have a warmer, pink tone.
Once you’ve chosen the right metal for your engagement ring, it’s time to consider the band itself. Whilst some people prefer the simplicity of a metal band, others choose to add some extra sparkle. If you want to add diamonds or gemstones to the band itself, you can opt for a range of settings, such as scallop, bezel or channel.
With so many options to consider, creating the perfect custom engagement ring can seem overwhelming at first. Fortunately, help is at hand. To find out more about designing your bespoke engagement ring, contact Flawless Fine Jewellery now on 020 7404 8306.