If you and your significant other have started to talk about an engagement, then there’s a good chance the topic of a ring has also come up. One route that is becoming increasingly popular with couples lately is to opt for custom engagement rings and wedding rings that have been designed, and made specifically for them.
A Unique Symbol of your Love
Because every couple is different and unique, it should come as no surprise that they also have their own set of likes and dislikes. Having your wedding and engagement rings customized is the ultimate way to show your uniqueness as a couple. What it means is that no other couple will have the exact same rings as you do, but there are some other cool aspects to it as well.
Anyone with larger or smaller fingers understands that ring shopping can be a bit frustrating to say the least. The setting just doesn’t look right if you aren’t that “average” size. One way to fix the problem is to design the setting yourself.
Giving you the freedom to design a setting also means you can recreate a family heirloom, perhaps your grandmother’s engagement ring is one you’ve always loved. Then again maybe you have an eye for celebrity rings and you’ve seen one you like. Here’s your chance to create your own version of it. The entire process is very creative, fun, and exciting.
If the two of you have a stone, metal, or look that is symbolic to your relationship, in most cases a jeweler can work with you to also incorporate it into the rings.
Things to Consider During the Design Phase
So now that you’ve decided that a customized set is the way to go, we’ve put together a few things to keep in mind that will help you along in the process.
First things first, you want to do your research when it comes to jewelers. You don’t want to just settle for any old jeweler, you want one with plenty of knowledge and experience when it comes to custom designs. Ask to see their previous work, get references if possible, and don’t be afraid to ask around.
Another tip is that you give yourself plenty of time. While it may not seem like a big long process, it actually is. The last thing you want to be faced with is reaching your wedding day and not having the rings completed.
It’s also wise to look at as many options as possible and try them on. Just because you’ve seen a photo of a great ring doesn’t mean it will suit your hand when you try it on.
When it comes to the diamond or stones you plan to use, you also want to be able to pick the actual ones that will be used in your ring. Don’t leave this up to the jeweler. You don’t want any disappointments with the finished look.
Customizing your wedding and engagement rings is a great way to show your love for one another and create something as unique as the both of you.