Congratulations! You’ve found the person you want to spend the rest of your life with and have designed the perfect engagement ring (Ethical lab grown diamonds or mined diamond rings? The options are endless!), and now it’s time to pop the question. As you begin planning your epic proposal, you may be thinking about unique aspects to include in your proposal, and also may be wondering how you can make it truly unique. After all, you want this moment to be perfect. Luckily, we’ve got a great idea that will help take your proposal to the next level. Consider creating a custom engagement ring box!
Why a Custom Ring Box?
When you think about an engagement ring box, the first thing that probably comes to mind is a small, velvet-lined box that opens up to reveal the diamond engagement ring inside. While there’s nothing wrong with this type of box, it can be a bit dull and uninspired. A custom engagement ring box, on the other hand, is unique and personal. It’s a reflection of your relationship and will be something that you can treasure long after you’ve said “I do.” Plus, it’s sure to wow your partner when they see it!
How to Design a Custom Ring Box
There are endless possibilities when it comes to designing a custom engagement ring box. To get started, think about what your partner loves. Do they have a favorite hobby? Are they passionate about a particular cause? What’s their favorite color? Answering these questions will help you zero in on a design that they are sure to love.
For example, if your partner loves animals, you could have a custom engagement ring box made in the shape of their favorite animal. Or, if they are an avid traveler, you could design a box that looks like a vintage suitcase.
Choosing to create a custom ring box also presents a unique opportunity to highlight your partner’s dream ring that you have created. You can design the box playing up certain aspects of the ring (for example, if you have included pear shaped diamonds in your ring design you could make the box pear shaped, or ensure the box is yellow or white depending if you have chosen a yellow gold or white gold ring). It is an opportunity to showcase the center stone of your perfect ring, so play up to every aspect of it! Pro tip: you can even design a custom ring box for your wedding rings – a memory to last a lifetime!
Once you have an idea of what you want the box to look like, it’s time to decide if you want to put your creativity to the test and make the box yourself, or start shopping around for someone who can make your vision come to life.
How to Find a Custom Ring Box Designer
When searching for someone to design your custom engagement ring box, look for someone (or a design team) who specializes in custom work. You will want to ensure that the person or team you are considering to make your ring box is familiar with the material you want to use, as this way you can be confident that they will be able to create exactly what you’re looking for. Once you’ve found someone whose work you love, reach out and tell them about your vision for the project. Once they provide you with a quote that you approve, and if they seem excited about it and are willing to work with you closely throughout the process (this is key as you want your custom ring box to be perfect), then you have found your match!
How to Create a Custom Ring Box for Diamond Engagement Rings Yourself
If you’re the creative type, you might enjoy designing your own custom box. This is a great option if you want complete control over the look and feel of the final product, and can be much more sentimental for your partner considering all of the time, creativity and attention to detail that is required to make a custom ring box.
If you are choosing to go this route, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, you will want to make sure the dimensions of the box are large enough to accommodate your ring comfortably. A box that is too small won’t allow for the ring to be displayed properly, while a box that is too large will overwhelm and take away from your custom engagement ring. Beyond this, you’ll also want to consider how the ring will be secured inside the box so it doesn’t move around during transport. The last thing you want is for the ring to be loose in the box when you present it to your partner.
Another important thing to consider if making your own custom ring box are the colours, designs and materials that will be used. It is important to consider your partners favourite colours, reflect on special memories and fabrics that compliment one another, and incorporate as much sentimental value as possible into your custom ring box. Remember – the ring box is to compliment your custom engagement ring so the more sentiment included the better! Once you’ve got all of those details figured out, it’s time to let your creativity run wild!
Websites That Sell Custom Ring Boxes
If you do not want to personally create your own ring box and are looking to save some money by not having it custom made from scratch, a good alternative is to search the internet for small stores or businesses that sell personalized ring boxes. These businesses typically already have ring boxes made, and then add the personal touches wherever you want. Sites that are a great starting pointing for your research include:
- Etsy – an online store where small, independent businesses post their products for sale. Here you will also find unique engagement rings, custom rings, wedding bands and all things proposal and wedding, so this is a great website to reference as you continue planning your proposal, soon to be wedding. If you are searching Etsy, please search “personalized ring box” for a wide variety of options.
- Amazon – an online retailer. Similar to Etsy, you can search “personalized ring box” for hundreds of options.
- The Mrs. Box – an online store specializing in adding that personal touch to ring boxes.
In conclusion, there are endless possibilities that will compliment your custom engagement ring and make your proposal one to remember. By taking some time to think about what would be meaningful and special for both you and your partner, you can create a proposal that will be remembered forever. Choosing to create a custom ring box is an idea that is sentimental and unique, and will truly wow your partner. As there are so many options when creating your custom ring box – the sky is truly the limit! Happy planning, and remember to enjoy the entire process!