Trouble Finding the Perfect Engagement Ring? Consider Going Custom
Finding the perfect engagement ring for that special person in your life can be a challenge.
Proposing is a huge decision and you want to make sure you have the perfect ring when the big moment arrives. If you’ve been struggling to find the right ring, considering a custom option might be the way to go.
What is the real benefit of designing your own engagement ring? To start, it provides you with a chance to create something totally beautiful and unique for the most important person in your life. Even if you’ve never considered this option or don’t know anything about designing a ring, a skilled and qualified custom jewelry maker can help you design a real stunner.
In the end, you’ll have a one-of-a-kind piece that helps you convey just how much your special someone means to you.
How does it work?
Below, you’ll find a few helpful pointers about how to get the most out of your investment with a custom engagement ring.
Do Your Research
Buying a ring for someone else is tricky and requires some sneaky research on your part. Pay close attention to the type of jewelry your significant other is wearing. What colors and styles are more common? Does it seem like she is more drawn to classic, timeless styles or modern and cutting edge jewelry?
Maybe she has a close friend or family member you can talk to, someone who won’t blow your secret right away. Ask someone who knows your future fiancé what type of rings she likes. This information will be very helpful when it is time to talk to a custom jewelry maker.
Choose the Cut
A diamond’s cut plays a crucial role in the way the stone glimmers and interacts with light. You’ll want to talk with your custom jeweler about which type of cut will provide the effect you are looking for. Round brilliant and princess cuts are among the most popular and common cuts. If classic looks is what you want, one of these might be just the thing.
A good custom fine jewelry maker will also be able to show you examples of other, less common cuts that may suit your liking. There’s plenty of opportunity to get creative.
Choosing the Setting
The setting, of course, is another crucial aspect of the custom engagement ring. You’ll most likely be choosing between yellow gold, white gold or platinum. Think about how the cut of the diamond you choose will work with the setting.
Remember that a quality jewelry maker will have the skills needed to create a beautiful setting that will incorporate all the elements you want in your ring.
About the Author
Lisa Garber is a jewelry designer and owner of Galicia Fine Jewelers in Scottsdale, Arizona. Aside from designing jewelry, she enjoys writing about fashion trends in the industry as well.