If you are engaged or about to get engaged and you want to create your own ring, you will definitely benefit from reading the following tips on the best way to design your own engagement ring.
The possibilities for what you want your ring to look like are limitless, and with the right guidance and advice, you can put together the perfect ring for your special someone.
There are, of course, many different options for getting an engagement ring.
You could do any of the following and end up with a suitable piece of jewelery:
- Buy your ring ready made and designed at a jewellery store
- Buy your ring at a pawn shop or second hand store
- Use a ring that belonged to a family member
- Design your own ring and have it made from scratch
- Melt down and re-design an old ring
If you are keen to design your own ring then you will be under a lot of pressure to get it right. There are so many different ways to go about designing a ring and it is important that the ring is right for individual that you are designing it for.
You do not want your beloved to dislike the ring that symbolises the beginning of your life together!
The best way to design your own engagement ring
If you are serious about designing your own ring, then there are certain things that you should keep in mind. You will probably be quite daunted by the idea of starting from scratch and it will be a very good idea to keep the following tips and advice in mind.
Look at examples of rings
The first step, if you have only a vague idea of what you want the ring to look like or if you have no idea at all, is to do some research. Visit a jewellery store and have a look at the rings on offer.
You do not necessarily have to stick with the traditional engagement rings. Have a look at all the rings to start moulding your idea.
Go online and Google images of engagement rings and rings in general. There are websites with many pictures of different rings.
Whenever you are reading a magazine, keep an eye on the rings in advertisements or the rings that celebrities are wearing.
Focus on who you are designing the ring for
The ring that you design should suit the person you are making it for.
What is the personality of the individual who you are designing the ring for?
Is the individual extroverted and does he or she like to be noticed? Go for a showy ring. Is he or she quiet and demure? Then go for a more subtle design.
What is their fashion sense like?
Does the individual like bold, colourful clothing? Is he or she very into trends or is he or she more of a traditional, classic dresser? This will help you determine the STYLE of ring to work towards.
What is their other jewellery like?
Is the jewellery that your potential fiancé wears very big, chunky and flashy? Are there lots of different colours? Does your partner prefer gothic jewellery or is he or she into classic, singular pieces? Stay within their style.
What do they look like?
Choose a colour metal and stone that will complement their skin tone, hair colour and eye colour.
Focus on what you want the ring to say
The meaning of different stones and precious metals. Diamonds are the traditional stone for an engagement ring and many people believe that they are symbolic of eternity.
The placement of specific elements of the ring
Eternity rings have diamonds placed all the way around the band and they signify ‘forever’. What do you want your ring to say?