Designing your own engagement ring is the perfect opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind piece that you’ll treasure for years to come. Whether you’re looking to incorporate gemstones passed down to you from family members or are wanting to create an original piece from scratch, creating a custom engagement ring signifies that like your ring, you’re one of a kind. Here are some important questions to keep in mind when designing your own custom engagement ring:
- What type of metal do you want your ring to be made out of? We list this as the first step because choosing the right metal can affect other choices down the line, such as what type of gemstone you want and what you would like to be able to do with your ring. For example, if you want to be able to engrave your engagement ring, tungsten might not be the best option for you. Click here to learn more about some of the most popular metal options for engagement rings and wedding bands.
- What type of gemstone do you want featured on your ring? Diamonds are by far the most popular choice for engagement rings, but there are countless other options you can choose for your center gemstone. Some alternative options include sapphires, rubies, and emeralds. Another option is to set either your own birthstone or your significant other’s birthstone into your engagement ring.
- What type of gemstone quality do you want? Like we discussed in one of our previous blogs, the four C’s are used to determine the quality of diamonds and other gemstones. Choosing the quality of a gemstone has more to do with budget restrictions than anything else. Everyone would like a large, quality gemstone to set in their engagement ring, but not everyone can afford it. Make sure to set a budget towards your ring to make sure you are able to find the best quality gemstone within your budget.
- What type of gemstone cut do you want? Between round cut, princess cut, emerald cut, Asscher cut, cushion cut, oval cut, marquise cut, pear cut, heart cut, radiant cut, and many others, there are a large variety of gemstone cuts for you to choose from. Researching these various cuts can help you decide which one is most suitable for your engagement ring. Click here to read about some of the advantages and disadvantages of the various gemstone cuts.
- How do you want your gemstone to be set? Some of the gemstone setting options to choose from include prong set, bezel set, channel set, halo set, cathedral set, and three-stone set. Each one offers a unique look and has its own advantages. Click here to find out which setting option is the best for you.
To make the process of designing your own custom engagement ring easier and more enjoyable, make sure to find a reputable jeweler to assist you in the process. Their knowledge and expertise will allow you to create your dream engagement ring, all within your budget.