5-Step Guide to Choose the Custom Engagement Ring for You
Finalise the Custom Engagement Ring
An engagement ring is a symbol of a love that will last for eternity. If you are thinking of proposing to the love of your life, you will need the perfect ring that symbolizes your life together. The ring itself is a reflection of the milestone that your relationship has hit and it also comes with a financial commitment. You’ll want to purchase the perfect custom diamond rings as an engagement ring and a matching wedding band
To help you make your choice we have put together a checklist to help you find the ring of your dreams.
Choose a Centrepiece Stone
Most engagement rings come with a stone that acts as a centrepiece for the ring. If you are buying a solitaire with a single stone, you’ll want to figure out what you want that stone to be. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a diamond. There are many different stones available and your soon-to-be spouse may prefer another gem such as a ruby, amethyst, emerald etc. instead of a diamond.
Many rings also come as a set of 3 stones but if you look closely you’ll notice that usually the ring in the middle is larger than the others that are set at its sides. You can choose different types of stones for the ring but it’s easier to get started with your decision by choosing the stone that will act as the larger, centrepiece first.
It’s important to choose the centrepiece stone first since it will determine the overall look and feel of the ring. Everything else can be chosen based on the look of this one stone to make all aspects of the engagement ring fit together perfectly.
The Shape of the Stone
Once you have determined what type of stone you want as the centrepiece and as the additional stones if any, it’s time to consider the shape of the gemstones. Vertical shapes such as marquise, pear or oval styles help to make the finger look splendor.
If you’re looking for a more vintage style of ring, consider a cushion cut. This cut has survived the test of time and would look great on any finger. If you think that your soon-to-be fiancé would appreciate a ring with a lot of sparkle to it, you may want to invest in a stone with a princess, radiant, oval or round shape. For a ring that is very romantic, take a look at stones with a heart shape.
Custom diamond rings provide you with the opportunity to choose any type of gemstone with the cut you prefer. When you’re shopping for the perfect ring for your proposal, a custom-made ring can be made to your exact specifications.
The 4 Cs
If you have chosen a diamond as a stone for the ring, you’ll need to make sure that it has a rating according to the four Cs, which include the following:
The higher the rating for each one, the better quality of stone it will be. You will also have to pay more for a diamond with a high rating, but when you work with a jeweler for custom engagement rings, you won’t end up paying as much as you would in a retail jewelry store. You’ll have more freedom to choose the best diamond available that fits into your budget.
If you are considering another gemstone to act as the centrepiece of the ring, you should know that they are not graded the same way as diamonds are. The value of gemstones depends on the hue and the colour saturation in the stones. When you work with a qualified jeweler to create a one-of-a-kind ring for your engagement, you can learn more about gemstones and their values.
Choosing the Metal
The next thing that you’ll need to consider is the type of metal you’d like to have for the band. White gold has been trending lately but there are many different types of metals to choose from including:
- White Gold
- Yellow Gold
- Rose Gold
When deciding on the metal, take a look at the rings that your partner currently likes to wear. This will give you an idea of the type of metal that would be preferred.
Pick the Setting
Which type of setting would look best with the gemstones you have chosen? There are many different settings to choose from and they will all add a different ambiance to the ring. Some of the most common setting styles for engagement rings include:
- Prong Setting
- Channel Setting
- Tension Setting
- Pavé Setting
- Halo Setting
- Gypsy Setting
- Bezel Setting
- Bar Setting
Finalize the Custom Engagement Rings
Now is the time to add any personalized details to the ring. This is one of the benefits of choosing custom engagement rings. Perhaps you would like the ring to include rose petals as part of the band or you would like a special shape made with the diamonds. The choice is yours when you work with a custom ring designer and he’ll be able to make helpful suggestions when you bring your ideas forward.
Diamond Engagement Rings Toronto
You don’t have to settle for cookie-cutter types of rings for your big day. Choose a custom rings Toronto specialist who can help you with the design and the creation of your ring. Your soon-to-be fiancé will appreciate the extra effort you made and you’ll be able to present a unique engagement ring that truly symbolizes the eternal love you hold for one another.
If you are interested in exploring the possibilities of a custom-made engagement ring, please visit Liviadiamonds.com for more information. On the website you can schedule a free virtual or in-person consultation on our contact page. You can also give us a call directly at 416-737-0050 to speak to an experienced custom ring jeweler.
At Livia Diamonds, we can bring the perfect symbol of your love to life and you’ll be surprised to see just how affordable creating your own ring can be.