Thinking about your wedding proposal is scary enough, buying her an engagement ring shouldn’t be.
The nitty gritty of preparing a wedding proposal, no matter how simple or elaborate, can make you feel anxious and nervous. Designing a custom-made engagement ring is a whole other story.
Customising the perfect ring for her requires a handful of factors, but it will ensure that her engagement ring will be one-of-a-kind. A unique and lasting statement of your love.
If you’re looking to design the perfect Sydney engagement ring – we have your back.
Simple 5-Step Guide to Custom Made Engagement Rings
Step 1: Know her style
The more you know about your partner’s style, the higher the chances you’ll get the engagement ring of her dreams right. When you talk to your jeweller, they will recommend a design or a range of designs based on what you believe your partner likes. So, it only makes sense that you do your research before heading to your jeweller.
3 ways to find her style:
- A woman’s fashion sense can give you clues on what type of ring she may want. If she loves classic fashion (e.g. neural fabrics, leather bags and shoes, understated jewellery, structured designs in clothing and accessories), a diamond ring will suit her well. If she’s a showstopper kind of gal (e.g. loves bold prints, furs, trendy outfits, bold accessories), a coloured gemstone will complement her fun personality.
- What metal colour is she more likely to wear? You can easily figure this out with the jewellery she already has. Is she drawn to yellow gold, platinum, white gold, or rose gold?
- What’s her ring size? This is one of the major concerns for men. Here’s the answer: if your partner wears a ring, sneak it to your jeweller so they can quickly copy the size. But, if you’re still unsure, you can always resize it later.
Step 2: Guesstimate your timeline
It’s great to know when do you exactly pop the question. Because if you’ve never had the experience of customising an engagement ring before, the process may take anywhere from 3 to 4 weeks to be completed depending on the specifics. Make sure to factor in the time that it will take to complete your order in your plan.
Step 3: The 4 C’s of diamonds
Most ladies prefer diamond engagement rings and if you decide to get one for her, it’s important to know the four aspects of diamonds, or also known as the 4 C’s – cut, carat, colour and clarity.
Cut describes the shape of the diamond (e.g. round, cushion, emerald, radiant).
Carat refers to the size and weight of the diamond. The larger the diamond, the more valuable it is.
Colour and clarity are deemed the most important aspects when buying a diamond.
When it comes to diamonds, the less colour, the higher the grade. The perfect diamond’s hue is like a drop of water. They’re rare, colourless, and consequently priced at a higher value. Most diamonds used in jewellery are near colourless with tints of yellow or brown.
The last C is clarity and it determines the ‘inclusions’ and ‘blemishes’ of natural diamonds. Diamond grading professionals use a 10x magnification to see the imperfections that are invisible to the naked eye. Clarity grade adds to the value of the diamond.
Step 4: Pick your metal
Platinum and 18 Karat White Gold are two of the most popular options for custom made engagement rings. If you are looking for the metal that will look brand new forever, platinum is your best choice. It’s more expensive than other metals but it won’t discolour and won’t scratch easily compared to more malleable metals like gold. Platinum rings are 95% pure, heavy, and naturally-hypoallergenic.
If you’re on a budget, you can always opt for more inexpensive choices:
Step 5: Choose a ring style
The setting is a tricky one because, in terms of design, the sky’s the limit. You can design the setting however you want. But of course, her style should be a priority when choosing the setting. Think of something you know she’d love. However, if you want to be on the safer side, pick a diamond and have it in a plain setting.
Popular settings for custom made engagement rings:
After you’ve decided on these five factors, it’s time to book an appointment with an outstanding jeweller. Monty Adams is a leading Sydney jeweller specialising in diamond engagement rings with our award-winning concierge service. Call us today and let us help you design the engagement ring of her dreams!