You are about to make one of the most significant purchases and ask one of the most important questions of your life. Although there are thousands of stunning, ready to wear engagement rings, bespoke pieces are the way to go if you want to tie the knot with a truly unique ring. Here are some ideas on optimising your budget and designing a bespoke engagement ring.
Add coloured gemstones
To optimise your budget or make a personalised piece, explore gemstone varieties and possible combinations. You could opt for your partner’s birthstone, pick a gem for its symbolism or simply choose a stone you know they would love. Rubies are known as a symbol of power and passion, while blue sapphires are a symbol of friendship and loyalty. Another way to pick the perfect gem is selecting a stone based on its appearance – something she would love for its intense colour or femininity. Find out more about what gemstones symbolise in engagement rings, click here
Be creative with the engagement ring band
The engagement ring band is perhaps your best opportunity to show off your creative skills. We can craft any design you create, as long as its characteristics don’t affect the ring’s durability. Choose an eccentric squared band encrusted with diamonds or check out at our bespoke gallery for inspiration on extraordinary engagement ring bands encrusted with various gemstones. Alternatively, opt for an engagement ring with a more simple design or visit one of our stores to discuss bespoke engagement rings manufacturing process. Our specialists will assist you with friendly and professional advice on what band would be most suitable for your design.
Add personal symbolism
One of the key reasons people choose bespoke engagement rings is the chance to add their personal symbolism and meaning to them. Add your personal touch with engravings or by adding your partner’s birthstone.
Add diamonds for extra dazzle
If you are looking to create a stunning engagement ring with brilliance, we recommend a custom diamond halo engagement ring design on a diamond set band. There are many ways to incorporate diamonds into your engagement ring design. For instance, adding a peekaboo diamond bridge adds extra sparkle under certain angles. A shoulder set band or a double or triple halo setting are another way to add a little extra sparkle to your fiancee’s hand. It is entirely up to you how brilliant your engagement ring design is.
Optimise your budget
Since bespoke engagement rings are entirely the customer’s creation, you have control over the final price. A clever way to achieve brilliance without breaking the bank is by giving up on a single large centre diamond and replacing it with many smaller ones. Cluster engagement rings are the ultimate statement ring your other half will love to wear every day. Another way to get the best value possible is by educating yourself on all aspects of purchasing engagement rings. Understanding diamond and gemstone characteristics is crucial to making your best purchase.
For more inspiration, engagement rings designs and diamond guides, visit www.stevenstone.co.uk