Now that you have found the love of your life, getting engaged is the best decision you can ever make. Due to the fact that this is a precious moment for you, you may want to have the best engagement ring for your partner. An engagement ring will symbolize that you have finally settled with your partner and that you are waiting for the right time to get married. There are thousands of very beautiful engagement rings in the market today, but due to your specific needs for the engagement, you may want to design your own engagement ring. Designing your own engagement ring is not a very difficult process. It gives you an opportunity to put your imagination to practice and also to be able to pass out a personal message. It is a sure way to identify oneself with the ring and at the same time being specific to your bride’s style.
When designing an engagement ring, you must understand the two parts of the engagement ring i.e. the stone and the setting. Understanding the role that will be played by each part of the ring will help you in sketching the specifics of the ring. After making the sketching, you can decide on the type of material to include in your ring.
The first material to decide on is the kind of stones to use. There are different types of stones that can be used while making this precious ring. They include; diamond, gemstones, emeralds, pearls and also sapphires. However, diamond is the most commonly used stone. After choosing the stone, it is important to decide the pattern which will be formed by these stones. This is where you ask yourself whether you want large stones, center stone which will be surrounded by small stones or a single solitaire. If you are working on a tight budget, you can choose to use a combination of more than one type of stone for example you can use diamonds and gem stones. Plan on how each stone will be positioned and label them by type on your sketch.
When planning for the setting of the ring, there are a number of metals you can consider here for example titanium, platinum, white gold and yellow gold. Each of these metals will bring a unique quality and appearance and it will be up to you to decide on how you want your ring to look like. If you are not very familiar with different settings, you can visit a jewel shop and see the qualities possessed by each metal. This will help you in making the right choice. Another factor you should consider when planning on the setting is the style preferred by the bride and also the size of her hands. A large setting will not be suitable for small hands and similarly a small setting will not go well with big hands. It should be noted that gold is the most commonly used metal for setting. However, you can also choose platinum if you are not working on a tight budget.
It is of utmost importance to understand everything regarding quality of stones and setting before you can settle for a custom made ring. When you visit a jeweler, he will ask you if you understand the concept of 4′s in rings.4s stands for color, carat, cut and clarity. The cost of any jewel you will make will be directly proportional to each of these factors. Therefore you should reach a balance of these factors to match your budget and quality requirements. Each of the material you choose should be certified for quality and rating by a reputable body for example Gemological Institute of America. Therefore you should not blindly follow the jeweler’s advice on the materials as some of them will take advantage of your ignorance and give you low quality materials. If you choose to buy the materials from an online jewel shop, then the materials should bear scanned copies of their certification.
Now that you have your custom diamond engagement ring plan all set up, it is very important to find the right jeweler who will do the work for you. There are a variety of jewelers available both locally and online. Finding a local jeweler is likely to provide you with the cheapest option. However, you should be very careful to ensure that you get the best value of your money. Make a visit to several jewel shops and see the kind of custom rings they have made. Also enquire about the charges. Visiting several jewelers will help you in finding the best jeweler and also one who has lower rates. Listen to their advice as this will also help you gauge their ability to work on your project. If on several visits you are not able to find a jeweler who is not good enough for job, you can consider going online. Finding the best jeweler online is not very difficult and it is easy to find the best and worlds renowned jewelers. On analyzing factors like cost and time it will take to receive your own engagement ring, you will be able to settle for the best one for you.
Some of the online jewelers will use your sketch to make a mould depending on your pictures and your descriptions. Others will just make the ring from the list in their inventories and stones. Some will require your approval before they start working on your ring. When choosing an online source, ensure that it’s a reliable one by going through customer reviews and testimonials. A jeweler who has not satisfied his previous customers is likely to disappoint you also and therefore should be avoided. When searching for custom ring jewelers, you can use such keywords as “design my engagement ring”, “customized engagement rings” and so on.
Whether you choose a local jeweler or an online jeweler, you should be able to get the engagement ring of your dream. Your bride is the most precious person in your life and so she deserves to wear the best engagement ring. Put the ring on her and keep the love glowing.