Having an engagement ring custom made for when you propose to your partner is a very special thing to do. Buying a custom engagement ring is quite different from buying an engagement ring that is already pre-made and already on display in the jeweler’s shop. There is a lot more effort that goes into custom engagement rings and if you plan to propose to your partner with one, you have to be willing to make that kind of investment so that the ring you end up proposing with is the best that you imagined it and one that your partner will really love to wear.
With pre-made engagement rings, the process of buying one just involves looking for the one that you feel your partner will love and then paying for it. With custom engagement rings, you have to invest time to making sure it is designed that way you want it for your partner which does come with a higher price point compared to pre-made engagement rings. What makes custom engagement rings really special is that is unique, something very fitting for the person you will choose to spend the rest of your life. If you plan on taking this approach, here are things that you need to know about buying a custom engagement ring.
- It is very important to choose the right jeweler to work with – It is the jeweler that you will be working with throughout the process of creating the custom engagement ring and just like any form of art, it is highly affected by the artist. You will want to work with a jeweler who is reputable and experienced. If you will also be buying the diamond from them, make sure they have the Gemological Institute of America, Inc. report to show.
- You should start the process early – With pre-made engagement rings, you can just go to shop, pick out the ring, and then purchase it. Custom engagement rings take much more time. You first have to work out the design with the jeweler which involves some drafts, finalization, and picking out the materials for the rings. After that, it will have to be crafted which also takes time. To make sure you can schedule your proposal on time, start having the ring made early.
- Experimenting with the ring settings helps – When you will be discussing the design with the jeweler, you will be talking about different things including specifics such as the ring width. When it comes to the design, don’t hold back from putting out all your ideas on the table. Eventually you will be able to narrow it down to the design you know your partner would love. It also helps to have some pictures for reference to help you get started with the design.
- Go small than the magic sizes with diamonds – In choosing the diamond for the custom engagement ring, you will find that going slightly smaller than the “carat” sizes will do wonders. A small difference is indistinguishable to the human eye but the price difference can be drastic.