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Tips For Designing Your Own Custom Engagement Ring

Empress Diamonds - Friday, December 21, 2018

These days, more couples are choosing to design their own diamond engagement rings. After all, if you're going to wear a piece of jewellery for the rest of your life, it only makes sense to choose something you really love. Custom engagement rings offer couples a chance to express their unique style and personalities by playing an active role in designing the ring.

If you're thinking about creating your own one-of-a-kind piece, here are some time-tested tips on how to get it right.


1. It's okay if you don't have an exact design in mind yet

A lot of people feel apprehensive about custom engagement rings because they are often nervous or often confused when it comes to making a choice in designs. But the reality is that you needn't stress about it. At Empress Diamonds, we understand that this can be difficult as you may never have bought or designed such a piece of jewellery before. It's then perfectly understandable that you may not be sure of what look you to go for.

It's absolutely okay to go into a store before you have a complete design in mind. In fact, it's a good idea to visit a jeweller and check out a few rings to get a better idea of what you want.

2. Talk to your partner

If you and your partner have already discussed getting engaged, you can talk to them about your plan to design a custom engagement ring. This can help you both avoid a possibly awkward situation, in case your partner wanted a different design.

3. Look for inspiration

Though an expert jeweller can help you design a ring, you can also get a head start by researching diamond rings online. Browse Pinterest, visit jewellery sites, or window shop to nail down you or your partner's personal style, the stones you prefer, or the metals you want. The more ideas you have, the easier it will be for the jeweller to create the ring you envision.

4. Be cautious about trends

There's nothing wrong with following the latest trends but take a moment to consider if it's something you'd actually like in the long run. Currently, vintage styles and rose gold rings are popular and chances are, you'll see them often in many stores and online. But just because they're trendy doesn't mean it's for you.

5. Pick a stone first

Whether you prefer a huge diamond solitaire or want something more dainty, pick the stone/s first before you pick out the other parts of the ring. The centre stone is the main attraction of the ring and every other aspect of the design will mainly revolve around it.

6. Pick a jeweller you trust

Working with a jeweller you trust ensures that your vision will be executed perfectly. You can be rest assured that your custom engagement ring will turn out exactly the way you want it and that you'll love wearing it for the rest of your life!

Overall, remember that designing a ring is an enjoyable process that you can learn a lot from it and is something that will make your partner very happy! Interested in a custom engagement ring? Get in touch with us to get started! Empress Diamonds carries the finest selection of diamond jewellery in Melbourne and can help you design the ring of your dreams!