Today, custom engagement rings are all the rage. No one wants a ring that was designed in the thousands; every bride-to-be wants something that is unique just to her.
Many people think that custom ring designs are reserved for movie stars and couples with weird taste, but that’s not true. Today, couples from every background can opt for a custom ring design if they wish.
Many men go ring shopping and struggle to find anything that their partner will like, and so, opt to design a ring themselves. Or, decide to let their partner choose their own ring, and end up settling on a custom ring design.
Whether you are a man buying a ring for your partner or a bride-to-be choosing a custom engagement ring for herself, here are a few things to think about:
Choose a reputable jeweler
Don’t just opt to get your engagement ring off any old jewelry company or site, go with a reputable company. If you are stuck for ideas about the best companies to buy custom engagement rings from, ask your friends and family for advice.
If you are buying a ring with a diamond, the diamond must be properly certified. So make sure that the site or company you use offers certification for their diamonds.
Start looking early
Buying a custom engagement ring isn’t like choosing a regular ring, it takes a lot longer. How it works is once you have chosen a jeweler, the next step is to arrange a meeting to discuss your ring design with them.
At the meeting, you can either sketch out a design of the ring as you imagined it or ask the jeweler to do it for you. Once you are happy with the design, it will then be created in your chosen metals. You will then be invited to go and have a look at it so that you can review it before the finishing touches like the diamond, are added.
Opting for a custom ring designer means that the whole process will take longer, so make sure to start looking early enough. It is also important to find a jeweler who is happy to work closely with you until you are 100 percent happy with the custom design.
Know what to look for in a diamond
If you have opted for a ring design with a diamond, it is important that you know what you are looking for.
When buying any diamond, you need to look for the four C’s – cut, color, clarity, and carat. Did you know that the sparkle a diamond has, depends on its cut, more than anything else? While the clarity of the diamond also makes a small difference, the cut is the defining factor.
Opting for a custom ring design is the perfect way to make your engagement ring more personal, and unique. Just make sure that when designing your ring, that you take note of these tips, and opt for a reputable company.