Considerations when Designing the Perfect Custom Engagement Ring
You need to find an engagement ring in St. Louis. Now comes the biggest rumination: what kind of engagement ring should you go with? While we all know she’s going to be ecstatic that you asked for her hand, the moment will be extra-special if she loves what you put on her hand.
You want a ring that’s as unique as she is, and while you’ve found some beautiful designer styles, you want to give her something that nobody else has. But where do you start?
That’s where we come in. If you’re looking to create a custom engagement ring in St. Louis, you won’t find a more qualified partner than The Diamond Family. Through our extensive experience working with our clients to design their ideal engagement rings, we’ve learned a few things about what to consider before you get started.
Shape up or ship out
The shape of the diamond you choose for your center-cut should be heavily influenced by your partner’s style and taste. Is she traditional and classic? The time-honored round brilliant or princess cut is going to be your go-to. Progressive or fashion-forward? Consider something less-prevalent like an oval or pear cut. Does she have a taste for vintage? Something from a throwback era like an old European cut might be of interest to her. Even if her style is hard to define, an experienced jeweler can help lead you down the path to pinpointing the right shape.
That subheading is absolutely true, but not in a “bigger is better” sense. Men have a tendency to think they should just buy the biggest rock within their budget, but the truth is that not every woman will look good with a massive stone on her hand. Don’t just concentrate on length, but on the width of fingers too. If hers are more slender, you might want to look at a longer cut or larger diamond, but go too big and her hand can look disproportionate and the ring can look gaudy. Conversely, larger fingers will make an average-sized diamond look weak in comparison. Find the right balance of carats, depth, and clarity within your budget and make sure the physical size of the ring matches the features of her hand.
Having a band style in mind when you choose your ring can make the decision easier. If you have a unique ring, think about a very straightforward, simple band. On the other hand, a simple engagement ring can leave room for a more intricate band design. You’ll want to consider fit as well. If you think your fiancé will wear her ring all day every day, you might want an interlocking shadow band. If she’s only going to wear your ring alone, you may want a more complex style that will look awesome on it’s own without the engagement ring.
Collaboration is key
You wouldn’t go to your doctor with a self-diagnosis and tell them what prescriptions to write you, and you wouldn’t take your car to the mechanic and tell them what they should do to get the engine running again. In both cases, you would enlist the help of an expert you trust and let them know what problem you need solved. Designing a custom ring is no different. While nobody knows your future fiancé like you do, an experienced jeweler will be able to take your insights and make suggestions based on your specifications. They can also guarantee the quality of the diamond and be able to give you a concrete date of completion for your ring.
Even if you know nothing about rings or jewelry, designing a custom engagement ring should be an invigorating and exciting experience. We invite you to enjoy the experience with TDF, St. Louis's best custom engagement ring designer.