5 Simple Steps to Designing a Customised Engagement Ring!
I just love the thought of having my own customised engagement ring. The thought of wearing something that was designed especially for you with your personality and taste in mind is beautiful! However commissioning your very own bespoke design can seem overwhelming so we have created this guide to make your experience as simple and enjoyable as possible.
Decide on Your Budget
I always feel uncomfortable when I hear people claiming that the ideal cost of an engagement ring should be at least one to two months’ salary. Personally I think this should be balanced against what you can afford, just remember this will be a ring that will be most likely be worn for many years to come so be sure to choose quality as well as personal taste.
Do Your Research
Find a business such as The Diamond Ring Company that specialise in bespoke ring design and arrange to speak with one of their specialists about your design concept and budget. In order to receive an accurate quotation you need to be able to tell them as much as possible about your ring design so it is time to get researching.
Take a look at the jewellery that your partner already owns. Do they prefer small and dainty pieces, maybe they have a thing for vintage or perhaps they like to go bold with costume jewellery? Having an idea of the type of the jewellery they already wear will help you to focus your design when it comes to drafting your prototype. Keep any images of rings that you like and in some cases your partner may have also dropped subtle hints in the past. You might also want to think about chatting with their closest pals too, friends are a great at extracting important information such as ring size and style. Are they are on pinterest? See if you can find a ‘Ring or Jewellery board’ you will be surprised what you can find out about a person from their pinterest boards. Use the information you find to start sketching your ideas, if sketching isn’t your thing create a mood board. It is important that you are clear about your requirements when it comes to chatting with the specialists.
Have Your Specialist Create a Design Concept
This can be either be a series of hand drawn sketches or CAD images depending on the complexity of the design. The Diamond Ring company company create a highly sophisticated CAD (computer aided design) 3D model which displays multi-angled renderings of your design. These images will then be sent to you for approval and amendments.
Consider How the Wedding Ring Will Look Alongside
The shape of your engagement ring may have a bearing on the shape and design of the wedding band. An engagement ring with a large cluster head, or fancy shaped stone, may not sit well against a flat band. So think about this, as you may need to think about also tailoring a wedding band to ensure the two rings fit well when together.
Set Aside Enough Time
Don’t forget that when choosing to tailor your own engagement ring you can expect to receive the ring in two to four weeks, from concept approval to delivery. Therefore if you have a specific date in mind you may need to discuss this with your specialist to avoid any disappointment.
For more information on bespoke ring design or to discuss your requirements visit https://www.thediamondringcompany.co.uk or call 020 7404 6616.
So tell me were you brave enough to design your engagement ring from scratch or perhaps your husband -to-be took the plunge? We would love to hear your experiences?