Many women desire to custom build an engagement ring that they can one day receive from their partner during a romantic proposal, because they were not able to find the perfect ring from the available selection, or they prefer to stand out with a unique one-of-a-kind style. Before you or your creative partner begin to design your own engagement ring, be sure to read the following do’s and don’ts of the process.
1. Do be sure to build an engagement ring on a well renowned brand website. Zales and Tacori are jewelers you can trust because they have been in the engagement ring business for many years and have a fabulous reputation for customer service and quality.
2. Do ensure that you are able to email your creation after designing your emerald cut engagement ring. You will be able to save a copy of your creation for your own personal reasons or can send it to your partner to help give them a visual of what you want!
3. Do opt for a classic and timeless design. While moonstone engagement rings are currently trendy and unique, you can still build a modern ring that is composed of timeless elements.
4. Do consider insuring an engagement ring that you design. Even if the site in which you are utilizing does not offer this service, you will want to protect your creative and valuable investment!
5. Do consider opting for a decorative design filled with etching or diamonds in the band and not just near the center stone. Many rings today feature intricately designed bands.
1. Don’t mix too many colors together in your design when you build an engagement ring. While a colorful ring can look unique and beautiful, keep your design down to one main colored stone, like a ruby, emerald, or sapphire.
2. Don’t take the cheap way out. If you are going to put a lot of time, effort, and money into designing your own ring it is wise to invest in a metal like platinum or white gold because they are more scratch resistant and durable.
3. Don’t build a ring if you don’t know your ring size. Be sure to visit a jeweler to get measured so you will not have to spend time or money resizing your creation.
4. Never go for a very thin band if you have thick fingers. The rule of thumb when it comes to wearing an engagement ring is the smaller your finger is, the thinner the band should be, and vice versa.
5. Avoid rings that have only a few prongs. The more prongs that you include in your desired style, the more secure your diamond will be!
If you wish to build an engagement ring, be sure to follow some of the do’s and don’ts listed above to ensure a successful, fun, and financially savvy creative experience. And don’t forget to check out our other articles for unique proposal ideas!