You no doubt have some idea what you would like your engagement ring to look like. After all, every woman not only has her own style preferences and aesthetic, but most of us have been planning our dream wedding since the time we were kids (ring included). And of course, you’re the one who’s going to be stuck wearing this rock for the rest of your life, whether it’s a 3-carat, dazzling white diamond that embodies timeless class, or a solitaire you need a magnifying glass to find that comes in a trendy color that will be out by next season (and worse, doesn’t even look like an engagement ring). So if you want the right ring, you may just have to design it yourself. There are several good reasons to choose this course of action.
For starters, you’re going to get exactly what you want. You won’t be limited to a stone you love that’s in a setting you despise or a beautiful and ornate band that is crowned with completely the wrong stone. You choose the stone (cut, color, clarity, and carat) as well as the setting (type of metal, style, ornamentation). The style is all you and the piece is one of a kind, uniquely symbolizing the special bond between you and your significant other. Plus, you know it will fit the right finger when you get it.
In addition, you don’t have to depend upon your partner to figure out what you like. It’s always a crapshoot. Just because you love each other doesn’t mean that he (1) has any idea what your preferences are or (2) has the taste and sophistication required to pick a ring that’s going to remain classically beautiful and appealing until you hand it off to your daughter or grand-daughter. Some men have a penchant for choosing the right jewelry (or a fantastic jeweler to advise them), but most are pretty much in the dark. And you know they want you to be happy, so rather than dropping hints here and there, spell it out for them (visual aids are even better).
Finally, designing your own ring allows you to make a statement. Many girls are happy with the standard Tiffany solitaire. But not you! You need something that is going to act as an extension of yourself. To that end, having more options will allow you to create an engagement ring that looks and feels like it was meant to be on your hand. And considering how much you’ll be wearing it, you and your honey will both agree that this is the best method of proceeding.