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5 Simple Steps to Designing a Customised Engagement Ring!

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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.

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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.


10 Fun Facts About Engagement Rings!

A guest post from Appleby Jewellers 

Many people know how and where to buy an engagement ring, but not many people know the history or statistics behind them. We’ve put together some fun facts about engagement rings, to help you learn about the origins of the custom, the most popular styles and shapes, and lots of other interesting stories about this traditional piece of jewellery.

 1. The custom of giving engagement rings began as early as the Ancient Egyptian period. Engagement rings are traditionally worn on the fourth finger of the left hand, because the Ancient Egyptian people believed that it contained a vein which led to the heart.