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The Ultimate Guide on How to Custom Design an Engagement Ring

February 25th, 2022

Every couple is unique. Their love story is full of their own hopes, dreams, trials, and tribulations. Engagement rings, however, can be less unique. While they are no doubt beautiful and precious, they may not fulfill a couple’s every want and desire.

To satisfy this need, some jewelers offer custom design services. This allows someone to choose every part of the ring to express themselves through a life-lasting ring. The number of options can be overwhelming, so we have compiled this guide to help you find your way.

Find Your Inspiration

Try and think about what kind of ring you want. Do you like something more flashy, such as a three-stone ring, or are you more intrigued by a minimalist setting, like the classic solitaire? Are you moved by floral arrangements or geometric patterns?

If you are not sure, browse our engagement rings and pick a few designs that speak to you. What about them do you like? If you still are not sure, bring pictures of them to your custom design consultant.

The Process of Picking

First, find a local jeweler who is up to the task. Not everyone is as trusted and experienced as Azzi Jewelers. It takes a skilled, trained staff to make custom rings.

Once you find the proper jeweler, reserve an appointment for a consultation. During the consultation, you and a professional will discuss your ideas and intentions. This includes browsing the showroom and looking for rings that may be used to illustrate your desires.

Afterward, an expert will work with you to plan the design process. There are many methods used in the custom design process, each of which has its own pros and cons. Is hand-carved wax an acceptable option, or is computer-aided design more suitable? They will also discuss gems, metals, and other specifics.

The Center Piece

The center stone defines an engagement ring, and as such will be given special attention. It is advisable to pick the stone personally, as there is a lot of variety in diamonds. You will want to know the specifics, like the size, GIA rating, and cost. You will also want to know how it feels on a more personal level. Sometimes, a certain diamond will speak to you in ways others do not.

Of course, you also want to find the right cut. There are many cuts of diamonds offering their own unique properties. Round cuts are more brilliant than other diamonds but are also more common and expensive. Emerald cuts show off clarity and are rarer, but do not offer as much radiance. We recommend reading a few guides on the subject, such as these:

The Metal

There are many different kinds of precious metals used in engagement rings, including rose gold, sterling silver, platinum, and several more. Some are more feminine and spectacular than others, while some have more elegant and classy connotations. Consider the wearer’s skin. Platinum and sterling silver are hypoallergenic.

Custom Design Your Engagement Ring at Azzi Jewelers

At Azzi Jewelers, we have an expert team of professional jewelers with the experience and expertise you deserve. We also offer a fine selection of fashion and bridal jewelry, as well as luxury timepieces. Besides custom design, we also have several jewelry services, including appraisal. We are proud to serve Lansing, Michigan, and hope to do so for decades to come. Contact us at (517) 332-7900 for more information and to book an appointment for a custom design consultation.