Shopping for an engagement ring can be exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. If you’re struggling to pick the perfect ring to propose to your girlfriend, and if nothing on display matches what you have in mind, a custom engagement ring could be the best route for you.
Find Custom Engagement Ring Inspirations
Objective: To narrow down design ideas for the ring.
With hundreds and thousands of rings to choose from, you need to check out designs in advance to narrow down your choices. You can visit stores and view online galleries to get a general idea of what you want the ring to look like.
Aside from checking out in-store and online, remember your significant other’s taste and personal preference. Find out what she might like by analysing the following:
- An idea she shared with you (plus points for you for remembering the little details)
- Her favourite gem
- Her jewellery collection
- Her clothing style
- Her social media interests (Pinterest pins, jewellery related pages and posts)
Choose Your Gemstone
Objective: To decide on the centre stone.
Diamond being the most popular of all engagement rings is probably your first choice. However, aside from diamonds, there are a whole lot of other gemstones you can use as the ring’s centrepiece. Other popular gems for engagement rings are ruby, sapphire, emerald, turquoise, onyx topaz, and more.
You can choose a diamond or her favourite gemstone as the main stone.
Decide on the Setting
Objective: To pick a setting perfect for your design.
Based on the gemstone you pick, you can decide on the setting for the ring. If you have the main stone, you can emphasise it by getting a classic solitaire ring in a prong setting. If you are going sans centrepiece, you can go with a channel or bar setting.
Pick Your Metal
Objective: To choose a metal for the ring.
Deciding on the metal is one key factor for making the ring even more beautiful. Platinum and white gold are the most popular choices for customised rings. Platinum is your best choice for a long lasting ring that won’t be easily scratched or damaged – albeit more expensive.
If you are on a slightly tight budget, there are other metals to choose from that will still be suitable for your ring.
Allot a Budget
Objective: To decide on a budget for the ring.
How much should you spend on her engagement ring? There is no right or wrong answer on how much you have to spend, but the most important rule is to spend only what you can afford and what you’re comfortable with.
Choosing to custom made the engagement ring can be more strategic and less costly than buying prefab rings in-store and having it adjusted to your preference.
Find a Reputable Jeweller
Objective: To find a jeweller that will cater to your needs.
When you have decided on everything that you want – from the design concept to materials – go and look for a trusted jeweller that can work on your custom engagement ring.
Monty Adams Jewellery Concierge has dependable and experienced jewellers that can offer you solutions for your custom engagement needs – taking into account your ideas, preferences, and most importantly, your working budget.
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