Your story is unique, like no other, and your jewelry should be too.
How Do I Get Started Designing the Perfect Diamond Engagement Ring?
Designing the perfect ring takes time and attention to detail. Start by look looking at different rings that match your idea of your dream ring, including:
- Type of metal - Yellow, rose or white gold or platinum
- Stone cut (shape) - Round, oval, emerald, princess, pear, heart, cushion, etc.
- Setting - Halo, tiffany, bezel, prong, cathedral, pave, vintage
Don’t forget about the wedding band. If you’re designing a custom diamond engagement ring, you might be able to save time and money by creating a matching band. This can ensure they pair together seamlessly.
Choosing the right jeweler is essential. Select one that creates high-quality custom rings similar to what you have in mind. When you meet with the jeweler, bring photos of engagement rings with the characteristics and components you want. This can help you jumpstart the process.
How Long Does It Take to Craft an Engagement Ring?
Depending on the specifications and the jeweler, it could take a few weeks to a few months to create the perfect ring. If you have specific ideas about what you want, that could shorten the process. However, most people start with a feeling, a story, or a stone as the basis for the design. It may take several tries before you can bring your ideas into focus, creating a beautiful ring.
I will work with you to design a ring tailored to your specifications. A detailed computer model brings every detail to life, creating a precise replica of the engagement ring. A 3D print allows you to view the design and try it on in person. Once it meets your approval, we recreate it meticulously, using the materials you have selected.
Searching for the perfect engagement ring can be frustrating. You may find many of the same designs at jewelry stores or even when searching online. With all of the different metals, stones, cuts, and settings available, it may become overwhelming. There are benefits to skipping the acres of display cases and deciding on a custom design.
Design Your Dream Ring
A custom engagement ring is limited only by your creativity. There are no restrictions on the stone size or shape, and you can use the most sophisticated, glamorous rings as inspiration. Changing elements, such as selecting white gold instead of platinum, can lower the cost. You can reduce the size of the center stone, add different gems and build a ring that reflects you or your partner’s style.
Your relationship is unique, and your ring should represent that. You can personalize it by adding details that mean something special to both of you. Using stones of a particular type or cut, selecting the metal, and adding nature-inspired metalwork, such as leaves or flowers, are among the most common embellishments. However, there are several elements that you can add that make the ring as singular as your relationship.
Create Your Custom Engagement Ring
A custom-made engagement ring allows you to buy exceptional jewelry while working within a budget. It may become a treasured family heirloom due to its high-quality craftsmanship and sentimental nature. Taking the time to research jewelers and design your partner’s dream ring shows your commitment and desire to spend your life with them.
We use only ethically sourced diamonds and gemstones. All metals are recycled, which minimizes the environmental impact. When you’re ready to take your relationship to the next level,contact Alysha Whitfield to schedule an appointment. We’ll discuss your ideas and work together to design and deliver the perfect diamond engagement ring.
Step 1: The Consultation
We start with a consultation, which is always free. We’ll chat about your ideas and I’ll listen to what is most important to you. If you're feeling completely lost or don’t know where to start, no worries! I have a few tricks up my sleeve to help guide you in finding your unique style.
Step 2: Design Deposit
Once we've decided on a few key design aspects and have a solid direction for your jewelry, a design deposit is required to begin the next phase of your one-of-a-kind piece. For customized or semi-custom pieces, this design step is usually not necessary.
Step 3: Let The Designing Begin!
After we’ve worked together to achieve the perfect design for you, I’ll spend time working with my sophisticated CAD software to bring every detail of your custom piece of jewelry to life. You’ll get to view a beautiful and accurate rendering of your new piece.
Step 4: Try It On At Home
Step 5: Production
With your final approval, we’ll move on to production of your piece. I work closely alongside my team of highly skilled jewelers to bring your design vision to life.
Step 6: Enjoy for a lifetime