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Design Your Own Engagement Ring

Updated on July 28, 2009

Design A Custom Engagement Ring

For this once in a lifetime opportunity you have the chance to design your own engagement ring. Not only do you have more choices, but this will be a very special gift for that person you will be spending the rest of your life with.

Some people think cost is what dictates how special an engagement rings value is, but don't be fooled by price, you can design a beautiful engagement ring on a budget if you know how. In most cases money is a consideration and designing your own ring can be the best choice for you.

There are four elements to the ring:

  1. Stone
  2. Cut
  3. Setting
  4. Metal

One of the advantages of designing your own engagement ring is the combinations. Some of the online jewelers offer software you can use to mix and match different components, view the virtual ring and then interchange elements as desired. 

This saves you trips to the store, having to look at jewelry you don't like and the pressures from salespeople. Design and build your own engagement ring at home, then go to the jewelers to see what products match what you designed.

With so many combinations to choose you should have no problem designing a beautiful, unique engagement ring for that special someone. Don't forget, you can save money too!

Putting Your Engagement Ring Pieces Together

The beauty, if you decide to design your own engagement ring is selecting the components. You may find one jeweler that has an oversupply of diamonds, or another who has a more diverse supply of gold settings. This can be to your advantage when putting together the parts for your ring.

You should leave plenty of time to get familiar with the various styles and cuts. For example some of the popular cuts are:

  • Round
  • Oval Baguette
  • Square
  • Pear Cut
  • Emerald Cut

Then you have a few choices of stone alternatives:

  • Diamonds
  • Zirconium
  • Moissanite

As far as metals the two most popular are gold and platinum. So you see, this will require a little education if you want to do it right. It is well worth it cost wise and you know she will appreciate the time you took to make this a uniquely special engagement ring for her.

If your short on ideas to start, just look around at some of the online jewelers who have hundreds of stock displays and start from there.

For more ideas and information to help, Design you own Engagement Ring has more answers. At the very least think about using this option, getting the best for your money and you fiancee is a smart decision.


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      rb77 6 years ago from Las Vegas

      Thanks, It's an interesting subject to research and write about. Rings and things will never go out of style. Good Luck.

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      thebluearatus 6 years ago

      wow, i got a good amount of information for my sisters ring. Thanks