Although Adiamor has been in the diamond business since opening in Los Angeles as Avo’s and Sons over five decades ago, we’ve been online since 1998. As one of the first online jewelry retailers, one of the reasons customers love shopping for engagement rings at Adiamor is the ability to design a custom engagement ring. With the ability to create a unique ring in a variety of styles, shapes, and settings, it is now easier than ever to design your own ring. However, with choices come decisions, and many people are nervous to get started. In our never ending quest to make sure our customers have the best information possible, we’ve put together this guide on how to design your own engagement ring.
Start With A Diamond To Design Your Own Engagement Ring
Getting started with any project is difficult, and designing an engagement ring is no different. However, starting with a diamond is a great place to start. Typically, the diamond is the most expensive part of the engagement ring, and this can help you determine a budget. Additionally, selecting the diamond informs the ring setting. Certain diamond shapes will look best with specific settings. However, the size and shape of your beloved’s hand will also determine the best option. One thing to keep in mind is the most expensive diamond is not always the right choice. For example, smaller hands could be dwarfed by a large diamond. On the other hand, long, slender fingers can be accented by oblong diamonds, such as emerald, marquise, oval, and pear shapes.
After selecting the appropriate diamond shape, consider the quality of the diamond. Understanding the Four C’s is very helpful in choosing the right diamond. Start first with the quality of the diamond cut, then proceed through clarity, color, and carat weight to pick the perfect diamond.
Picking Out The Right Ring Setting
One of the reasons to start with the diamond when you design your own engagement ring is that it helps limit the number of choices when selecting a diamond. However, it is quite possible to do things in the reverse order. By selecting the setting first, you will essentially limit the number of diamond possibilities. In either circumstance, choosing the setting is just as important. Not only must you decide the appropriate type of metal for the ring, you must decide on the style. Adiamor carries engagement ring settings in gold, white gold, rose gold and platinum. Each metal has its own benefits, but the most important one will be how it looks on her hand. In addition to a variety of metals, there are eight basic styles of engagement rings ranging from the classic solitaire to modern designs such as halo settings.
Know Your Partner
Knowing your future spouse’s likes and dislikes is a key component of designing a custom engagement ring. If she prefers traditional tastes, an 18k gold solitaire setting paired with a classic round diamond is an excellent choice. If your lover enjoys vintage inspired fashion, a rose gold engagement ring will provide antique style and timeless beauty. The keys to getting it right will be in how well you know your partner and staying within your budget. Hopefully this will help you design your own engagement ring that will have her saying “Yes!”