How To Build Your Own Engagement Ring

Borrow From Any Look Of Your Dreams- Build YOUR Own Custom Ring

Because your engagement ring is a piece of jewelry you’ll treasure for a lifetime, you’ll want it to be as special as the love and commitment it represents. And if you have the engagement ring of your dreams clearly envisioned in your mind, you can bring it to life by building it yourself. You don’t have to be an experienced jeweler to build an engagement ring–there are plenty of online resources to help you get the job done, or you can simply enlist the help of a local jeweler. Whichever way you decide to go about it, here are the steps you’ll need to take to build an engagement ring that’s as unique as you are.

Choose a Metal

The first step in building an engagement ring is to choose the metal you want your ring to be made of. If you like a traditional gold color, you may want to stick with yellow-gold. If you generally wear more silver jewelry, white gold and platinum would be better options. Many people are very sensitive to particular types of metal and if you’re one of them, palladium might be the metal of choice for you as it’s a nickel-free metal.

Decide on a Setting

Setting options for an engagement ring truly are endless–and if you can imagine it, there’s probably a setting that will fit your design. Traditional settings such as the prong setting or bar setting are very popular–they’re great for larger-sized stones and they’re very strong and secure. A bezel setting is also a good choice when it comes to settings. Not only is it secure–it also helps hide minor imperfections in the stone due to the fact that it encases the stone either partially or entirely via a circular metal band. Flush and tension settings use the metal band itself for support, no prongs required, while channel and invisible settings are best used if your ring will host several smaller stones. If you want your ring to have a focal stone along with several accent stones, a variation or customized setting will probably work best for you. Settings vary in price, and the more stones you incorporate, the more you should expect to spend.

Select Your Stones

Traditionally diamonds are the stone of choice for engagement rings, but any precious gemstone can be used in your custom-built ring. Whether you choose a diamond or another treasured stone, select the size and shape that will work best with your setting choice. Princess, Emerald, and Radiant are popular square-cut diamonds–they work well with prong settings and are known to really sparkle and shine. Other popular shapes for engagement ring stones are the oval, heart, pear, and marquise. A combination of shapes can be used in a custom-built ring, especially if accent stones are part of your design.

Personalize with Unique Details

When you build your own engagement ring, you have the opportunity to incorporate unique detailing that can’t be found on the rings in a jeweler’s window display case. A design etched around the band, a heartfelt message engraved on the inside of the ring, or symbol used to make-up part of the metal band are just a few personal details that you can build into your one-of-a-kind engagement ring.

Building your own engagement ring is a wonderful way to express the love you share with that special someone. The building process will allow you to be as creative as you want to be so that you end up with a fairy-tale engagement ring unlike any other.

Guest post from Bailey Harris. Bailey writes about insurance quotes for InsuranceQuotes.org.

Borrow From Any Look Of Your Dreams- Build YOUR Own Custom Ring

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  • http://www.shaneco.com/Catalog/ForHerDesignYourOwn.aspx?nid=GN_ForHer_DYO Adelina Seese

    You need have no serious worries about the lasting quality of sterling silver rings and if they are worn on a regular basis tarnishing is really no problem. My greater concern is with your choice of stone for the ring. If you intend to wear the ring all the time peridot is really not a good stone for an engagement ring as it is relatively soft (by gemstone standards) and will scratch and the surface will grow dull with the years of hard wear it will be given I am always an optimist about engagement rings. Peridot is also prone to chipping if it gets a knock. If you can accept another stone of similar colour (for example a green sapphire would be perfect as their hardness is only exceeded by that of diamond) would be your best bet. It is also possible to buy diamonds which have been treated to turn them green.Good luck with your hunt.