Your love is one of a kind, so why shouldn’t your engagement ring be, too? Distinctive and breathtaking ring designs are within anyone's reach. Even if you only have a basic idea of what you want, working with a custom ring designer is a lot easier than you may think.
Our custom engagement ring guide breaks down every step of the design process so you can create a unique token of love, whether you’re choosing to design the ring by yourself or involving your partner in the process.
Why A Custom Engagement Ring Is Right For You
Designing a custom engagement ringmeans creating a special and comfortable fit meant only for your one true love.
The benefits of creating a custom engagement ring include:
- Never Settle: Avoid searching high and low for the perfect ring from a never-ending selection of brands and styles. Instead, create your own ring (and wedding band, too!) from scratch.
- Flawlessly Unique: Creating a custom piece gives you the ultimate creative freedom. Choose every last detail to get the ring just right.
- An Expression of Love: Show your level of commitment, passion, and creativity by designing a ring for your soon-to-be bride. Or, if you are designing a ring together, include romantic design elements to showcase your beautiful love story.
Find Inspiration Everywhere
So, now that you know that custom rings are totally worth it, you’re probably wondering—how do you start the design process? Here are a few questions to ask yourself to jumpstart the ideation phase:
- What type of jewelry do you normally wear?
- Do you have a preference for certain precious metals?
- What styles do you normally prefer? Vintage or contemporary? Bold or minimalist?
Search Pinterest and vision boards for bridal inspiration such as a dream wedding dress that you can match a ring with. Ask friends and family for help. Check out the latest engagement ring trends. Research a variety of ring styles and make note of the details you fall in love with.
Start a Custom Design with a Renowned Jeweler
Now that you have a better idea of what you want to create, startlooking for a trusted jeweler to be your partner during this custom design process. You'll be working with a team of designers to get every detail right.
An initial consultation can set the tone of the project. During the appointment, you will have the chance to browse the jewelry showroom for visual examples and get invaluable recommendations from trained experts.
At Morgan Jewelers, we thoroughly discuss every step of the process so you can know what to expect at each stage. From hand-carved wax models to computer-aided designs, every custom design follows a unique path, guided by our design team.
Choosing the Metal, Stone, and Diamond Accents
Once you have decided to move forward with a custom design, it's time to start tracing out the finer details.
Gold and platinum are classic choices, but you have so many options to choose from with a custom design. Choose yellow gold for its warmth and radiance. Rose gold for its femininity and grace. White gold for its bright and sleek white finish. It’s all up to you!
Choosing the right stone for the design means paying close attention to its cut, clarity, and color. Do you prefer the classic round cut, the modern emerald or pear cut, or something in between? Determine what settings you’d like to really make the ring stand out. There are many options to choose from such as halo, prong, and cathedral settings.
Do you want to add diamond accents on the shank, gallery, bridge, or elsewhere? Select from larger-than-life diamond designs or carefully placed stones that emit a subtle sparkle. Every detail matters if it matters to you!
Create a Wedding Set
While you're at it, consider designing a matching wedding band to coordinate with the engagement ring. Creating a complete set can save you time and money in the long run. Plus, you'll get to create a cohesive and stylish set for less.
Find the Right Jeweler at Morgan Jewelers
The last, essential part of the process is finding a reputable jeweler who does custom design. At Morgan Jewelers, we provide custom design services in-store at several of our locations. We have showrooms in Utah, Idaho, Montana, Washington, Oregon, and Nevada. For more information about our custom design services, contact us to speak with a jewelry expert today.