Designing your own engagement ring is a beautiful thing to do. Not only do you get the ring of your dreams, but you also get a bespoke piece of jewellery that no one else owns. What a brilliant thing to have in your jewellery collection.
While the price of designing your own engagement ring can be costly, it is a great way to cement your love. Custom made jewellery is the perfect way to seal the deal when it comes to matters of the heart.
There has been a resurgence in popularity of people designing their own engagement rings. What is more, more people are using loose diamonds. After all, diamonds are a girl’s best friend. You need to know that you are choosing the right diamond and having a great piece of jewellery in the process. By using loose diamonds, you are ensuring that your ring is made to highest and finest detail.
Typically, there is a three-stage process that many couples go through when designing a ring.
Let’s go through them.
Choosing the Setting
Choosing the band style is important when you are on the road to designing your own engagement ring. The setting refers to the precious metal. The most popular choices are platinum and white gold. But, yellow gold and titanium are perfect too.
You need to consider whether you want a solitaire style ring or whether you want a band full of diamonds. A solitaire setting will only allow for one diamond to be placed within the metal. A side diamond setting will allow for lots of smaller rocks to be encased with your new piece of jewelry.
Choosing the Diamond
This is the fun part. Choosing a loose diamond is an excellent way to ensure that you get the ring of your dreams. Remember to check the cut and clarity before you choose a diamond. Synthetic diamonds may look like real diamonds, but they will be prone to cracking and breaking. In some cases, it’s always best to go for the real thing.
A real diamond can come in a variety of shapes. Round is the standard choice. This is classic in its design. An iconic look is the princess cut. This is rectangular in its shape and is very elegant. Emerald shapes are becoming more prevalent. This is where the diamond is cut to a square shape. But, the edges are rounded.
There are other choices too. Some of these are more contemporary and bold, but they are perfect for those who like their jewelry a little on the quirky side. Radiant shapes are unusual and stunning. The square cut has a round diamond shape within the center. These can be an expensive diamond to purchase. But, the overall effect is astounding. Pear shaped diamonds were very popular during the 1980s. With the 80s revival in full swing, these are a fun and fashionable way to show off your diamonds. Heart shapes diamonds are perfect for old romantics who want a diamond shaped to their own specifications.
Designing the Ring
Once you have chosen the setting and diamond, the ring is complete. You can add side diamonds and engravings if you prefer.