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3 Tips for Buying a Custom Engagement Ring

If you’re ready to say, “I do” to a custom engagement ring before your big day, you might not know where to start. You might feel disappointed looking at tray after tray of the same traditional engagement ring styles, longing for a design that’s a little more “you.” Thankfully, with these three tips in mind, it won’t be long before you find a custom ring as perfect as your love for your partner.

Pick Your Jeweler Carefully

You’ll want to work with a reputable provider that offers GIA-certified diamonds, which means they’ve been examined and graded by the Gemological Institute of America for attributes like the “4 C’s” – cut, color, clarity, and carat weight. Ideally, your chosen jeweler should be able to give you a choice of stones, a custom design for your engagement ring, and your wedding band as well. It’s a potentially economical choice and it virtually guarantees that your engagement and wedding rings will look stunning together.

Try a Few Designs On

Even if you have your heart set on a certain shape for your engagement ring setting, custom jewelry creations can bring almost any idea to life. Try out your setting of choice and mimic doing everyday actions while wearing it – will it catch on your clothing? Does it feel heavy or painful against the inside of your fingers? Is it the appropriate scale for your hand size? These are very important questions to answer – remember, you’ll be wearing this pretty new engagement ring for a very long time!

Don’t Wait to Start Looking

Custom jewelry can take a while to manufacture, and that’s assuming you won’t want any revisions – typically, brides-to-be want a correction or two before their ring is perfect. Leave enough time to order, receive, and try on your custom engagement ring before the big day and you’ll be glad you did. After all, it’s one of the most important pieces of jewelry you’ll ever own, so be sure it’s a ring that will make you smile every time you glance at it.

What does your perfect engagement ring look like? With the right planning and some smart shopping, it will look just as stunning as you will on your big day.

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