Bespoke Engagement Rings, the reasons why..
The bespoke Engagement Ring is rising in popularity with more and more young men getting involved in the design process, which for us as custom Jewellers is really pleasing to see.
There are a few things that you really must take into account when you decide to go this direction, nothing scary but important just the same.
You need to start early, organise to have a conversation with the Jeweller to discuss what you have in mind, and to go through the options that are available to you. Remember a bespoke designed and made ring will give you options, something that a mass produced off the shelf piece does not.
When creating a ring from scratch you have the choice of using an old family heirloom that you can rework, this not only helps in your cost but adds a huge emotional connection to the piece, using Grandma’s old Jewellery really creates a wonderful story behind the finished work. We do many rings where we recycle something precious from previously owned pieces and by doing so create a truly unique and special result.
Also remember that the process of making a ring can take weeks, sometimes months especially when casing and viewing Gemstones, so as mentioned you need to get in contact early for a chat. This is the fun part where you start discussing ideas and getting some sketches down. You use this opportunity to talk about your preferred style, your likes and dislikes, your Jeweller will give you ideas and options for you to consider at this stage.
There is a general assumption that an Engagement Ring has to be set with a diamond, however there really are many other fantastic stone options for the bespoke designed ring. You have the choice of substituting a central diamond for a beautiful coloured gemstone of your preference. Coloured stone are gaining popularity again and are a very worthwhile substitute as a middle stone offering the element of individuality missing from most mass produced Engagement Rings.
A good Jeweller will be able to source and advise on the costs and practicalities of each stone variety. We offer the service of supplying and viewing multiple stones for our clients, to give them the best possible outcome when it comes to their stone of choice whether it be Diamond or otherwise. Matched with your preferred metal, the Ring will take on a life of it’s own, a unique piece, individually yours.
The final piece of advice we can offer is concerning budget, decide on a price area that you are comfortable with and stay within it. Most styles can be tailored to suit you, remember a bespoke ring is built from the ground up, each component will be priced individually and can be adjusted accordingly to create the desired outcome for you. So whether you are approaching this decision as a couple or whether the groom to be is going out on his own your Jeweller is there to help and guide you along the way.