If you know you want a custom engagement ring but don’t know where to begin, never fear. With a little bit of guidance and the proper support, designing your own engagement ring can be a surprisingly streamlined and simple process.
With a touch of insight and a good idea of what to focus on, you can make the ring of your dreams a reality. And on top of that, it can actually be a fun experience!
Keep scrolling to find out what to focus on when designing your dream ring.
How to Design A Custom Engagement Ring
Look For Inspiration
The first step to creating your dream ring is to seek out inspiration. Start by keeping an eye out for engagement rings that grab your attention, and document them when you find them.
Whether this means creating an “Engagement Ring Inspo” board on Pinterest, following your favourite jewellers on Instagram, or flipping through wedding magazines, start keeping track of what you do and don’t like.
Select a Band Style, Shape, and Colour
You may not have thought too much about the engagement ring band, but it really is the foundation of your jewellery. The ring’s band makes a huge difference to the look and feel of the final product, so paying attention to it from the get-go is a must.
Look to your favourite inspiration rings, paying close attention to what the bands look like. If you start to see a common theme, take note. Do you prefer round bands or square bands? Thick bands or thin bands? If you’re still not sure, don’t sweat it, this initial process is all about finding a jumping-off point.
While sorting through different band styles and shapes, also consider which colour you’re drawn to the most. Again, don’t feel the pressure to choose one right away, but pay attention to the combinations of shapes and colours that appeal to you most.
Select a Stone Shape
After you’ve considered what kind of band you’d like on your custom engagement ring, it’s time to consider stone shapes. This is perhaps the most noticeable feature of your ring, so you’ll want to spend a good deal of time considering and comparing the stone shapes that you find most attractive.
Considering that the stone shape can have a huge impact on how the ring actually looks on your hand, it’s a great idea to sample different shapes if possible to see what suits your finger best.
In addition, the stone shape is a determining factor in the overall style of your ring. Various stone shapes can call to mind different styles. Round stones evoke a more classic look, while emerald and pear shapes often look more modern.
Decide How Many Stones You Want and How Big You Want Them to Be
Once you have a good vision of what band style and stone shape you’d like, you’re well on your way to the perfect ring.
Now, it’s time to consider how many stones you want and how big you want them to be.
If you want something more traditional, a simple solitaire ring may be your ideal pick. Looking for something more glamorous? Perhaps you’d like to add shoulder stones on either side of the central diamond. Are you hoping to have a ring that stands out from the crowd? Maybe you’ll want to combine two different stone shapes in an unconventional way.
The number and size of the stones you choose will greatly impact how the final ring looks. Play around with different combinations of stone sizes until you find something that matches your ideal vision.
Our Engagement Ring Design Kit
If you’re ready to take the next step in the design process, a helpful tool to get you on your way is our Engagement Ring Design Kit.
Rather than spending hours in different retailers to try out shapes and sizes, our kit lets you experiment from the comfort of your own home. All you have to do is place an order online, and a variety of bands and diamonds will be delivered to your doorstep.
Inside the kit, you’ll find:
- Bands of different shapes/ colours
- Ring Sizer
- Cubic Zirconia gems to choose from:
- Round Brilliant
Best of all, once you’re done with the kit, you can return it for a full refund. All customers who purchase an engagement ring and return the kit within 12 months will get the full amount back.
Now that you know what to do, creating your own custom ring will be a breeze. Here's to making the ring of your dreams a reality, we can't wait to see what you come up with!
If you feel ready to begin the process of putting your dreams into action, book an appointment with us to begin the process today.